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African Petrochemicals is renowned as the most trusted independent source for the latest essential news articles on developments in research and technology in the petrochemical industry for over a decade. Read about current issues affecting the industry and related sub-sectors. Obtain instant access to suppliers of petrochemical products and equipment, just click on the heading link above each article to read more!

African Petrochemicals welcomes professional contributions for publication in upcoming issues of the magazine. We encourage the submission of short articles dealing with leading-edge technological developments, project case studies and relevant industry news that will be informative to our readers. In each issue, we provide coverage on selected industry sectors, products & services according to a yearly features schedule.

Starlink Mission

MISSION OVERVIEWSpaceX is targeting Monday, November 11 at 9:56 a.m. EST, 14:56 UTC, for launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. A backup launch opportunity is available at 9:34 a.m. EST, 14:34 UTC, on Tuesday, November 12. Falcon 9’s first stage supported the Iridium-7, […]

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Water reuse schemes offer win/win investment opportunities for public-private partners

In the water and wastewater treatment industry, proven technologies are paving the way for a strong business case for bulk water reuse. Government needs to attract private sector funding to meet its water and sanitation infrastructure development requirements, while heavy water consumers can benefit, in turn, from the lower price of recycled water. And yet […]

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In-depth material knowledge – a ‘Vital’ service to the petrochemical sector

The South African petrochemical industry plays a significant role in the local economic growth so desperately required in South Africa currently. The sector is under pressure from many reasons including the trend towards the reduction of operational carbon footprint, there is also a proliferation of new technological developments. These represent new and dynamic opportunities for […]

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Rand-Air provides compressed air for environmentally friendly East Rand dump reclamation project

Rand-Air, a leading local provider of portable air and power and a responsible corporate citizen welcomes the opportunity to be involved in projects of an environmentally-friendly nature, which, at the same time, also benefit the community. The project concerned involves the reclamation of four historical mine dumps at the site of the former Zincor zinc […]

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Namdock’s ‘naval offensive’ secures milestone Angolan Navy maintenance contract

In September 2019, in a milestone agreement, Namdock concluded a contract to maintain and repair the vessels of the Marinha de Guerra Angolana (MGA), the Angolan Navy. According to Namdock’s Commercial and Operations Manager, Willie Esterhuyse, although the contract has been concluded, the exact date when the vessels will be arriving in Walvis Bay has […]

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SKF acquires industrial AI company

SKF has signed an agreement to acquire Presenso Ltd., a company that develops and deploys artificial intelligence (AI)-based predictive maintenance software. Presenso’s AI capability enables production plants to find and act on anomalies that were previously difficult to detect, automatically and without the need to employ data scientists. Presenso’s competence will be used to strengthen […]

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Marina fibreglass reinforced polyester enclosures for corrosive environments

Legrand’s range of fibreglass reinforced polyester Marina cabinets have been designed for use in any environment, but these durable units are particularly well suited for severe corrosive environments, including chemical and petrochemical, mining, general engineering and marine industries. Marina enclosures are designed for maximum safety and the ordered arrangement and optimum protection of electrical components […]

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THREE MYTHS OF LUBRICATION THAT NEED BUSTING

As specialists in lubrication reliability solutions, the team at Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa frequently comes up against myths relating to lubricants. “People believe things or are taught things about oils and greases that are not necessarily true, and by implementing this bad advice or outdated practices, they risk compromising their equipment,” says Callum Ford, […]

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Production boost for two glass manufacturers thanks to standby power solutions from Cummins

Standby power systems from Cummins are providing extra protection at two glass-manufacturing facilities in Lahore, Pakistan that are growing their businesses, allowing production lines to always be on, and operations to continue seamlessly, even in the event of a power outage. In both cases, Cummins offered a quality, reliable product at a price that the […]

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Bosch Ulwazi hosts 2019 Engineer in Training conference

Bosch Ulwazi’s 2019 Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Conference was held in Mt Edgecombe recently. At this annual event, graduates are given an interactive platform to showcase the knowledge and skills they have acquired from projects they have worked on during the year. “Bosch Ulwazi’s EIT programme was developed to provide opportunities for candidates to boost their practical […]

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Starlink Mission

MISSION OVERVIEWSpaceX is targeting Monday, November 11 at 9:56 a.m. EST, 14:56 UTC, for launch of 60 Starlink satellites from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. A backup launch opportunity is available at 9:34 a.m. EST, 14:34 UTC, on Tuesday, November 12. Falcon 9’s first stage supported the Iridium-7, […]

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Water reuse schemes offer win/win investment opportunities for public-private partners

In the water and wastewater treatment industry, proven technologies are paving the way for a strong business case for bulk water reuse. Government needs to attract private sector funding to meet its water and sanitation infrastructure development requirements, while heavy water consumers can benefit, in turn, from the lower price of recycled water. And yet […]

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In-depth material knowledge – a ‘Vital’ service to the petrochemical sector

The South African petrochemical industry plays a significant role in the local economic growth so desperately required in South Africa currently. The sector is under pressure from many reasons including the trend towards the reduction of operational carbon footprint, there is also a proliferation of new technological developments. These represent new and dynamic opportunities for […]

Posted in Latest News | Leave a comment

Rand-Air provides compressed air for environmentally friendly East Rand dump reclamation project

Rand-Air, a leading local provider of portable air and power and a responsible corporate citizen welcomes the opportunity to be involved in projects of an environmentally-friendly nature, which, at the same time, also benefit the community. The project concerned involves the reclamation of four historical mine dumps at the site of the former Zincor zinc […]

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Namdock’s ‘naval offensive’ secures milestone Angolan Navy maintenance contract

In September 2019, in a milestone agreement, Namdock concluded a contract to maintain and repair the vessels of the Marinha de Guerra Angolana (MGA), the Angolan Navy. According to Namdock’s Commercial and Operations Manager, Willie Esterhuyse, although the contract has been concluded, the exact date when the vessels will be arriving in Walvis Bay has […]

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SKF acquires industrial AI company

SKF has signed an agreement to acquire Presenso Ltd., a company that develops and deploys artificial intelligence (AI)-based predictive maintenance software. Presenso’s AI capability enables production plants to find and act on anomalies that were previously difficult to detect, automatically and without the need to employ data scientists. Presenso’s competence will be used to strengthen […]

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Marina fibreglass reinforced polyester enclosures for corrosive environments

Legrand’s range of fibreglass reinforced polyester Marina cabinets have been designed for use in any environment, but these durable units are particularly well suited for severe corrosive environments, including chemical and petrochemical, mining, general engineering and marine industries. Marina enclosures are designed for maximum safety and the ordered arrangement and optimum protection of electrical components […]

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THREE MYTHS OF LUBRICATION THAT NEED BUSTING

As specialists in lubrication reliability solutions, the team at Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa frequently comes up against myths relating to lubricants. “People believe things or are taught things about oils and greases that are not necessarily true, and by implementing this bad advice or outdated practices, they risk compromising their equipment,” says Callum Ford, […]

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Production boost for two glass manufacturers thanks to standby power solutions from Cummins

Standby power systems from Cummins are providing extra protection at two glass-manufacturing facilities in Lahore, Pakistan that are growing their businesses, allowing production lines to always be on, and operations to continue seamlessly, even in the event of a power outage. In both cases, Cummins offered a quality, reliable product at a price that the […]

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Bosch Ulwazi hosts 2019 Engineer in Training conference

Bosch Ulwazi’s 2019 Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Conference was held in Mt Edgecombe recently. At this annual event, graduates are given an interactive platform to showcase the knowledge and skills they have acquired from projects they have worked on during the year. “Bosch Ulwazi’s EIT programme was developed to provide opportunities for candidates to boost their practical […]

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Air Products’ Liquid Nitrogen and Cryo-Save – storing stem cells, saving lives

Stem cell transplantation is perceived as a major breakthrough in medical history and it has been used in medical procedures for more than 50 years. More than 1 million blood stem cell transplants have been performed across the world and play an important role in the treatment of bone marrow failures, blood disorders, immune deficiencies, […]

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INDUSTRI Tools and Equipment has been established to supply and support all industrial sectors in Southern Africa

INDUSTRI Tools & Equipment has recently been launched (1 September 2019) – as part of the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings Limited – to supply and support all industrial sectors in Southern Africa. Through the consolidation of six independent tooling companies – Man-Dirk, Tool Quip & Allied, SA Tool, Sibuyile Industrial Supplies, Gem […]

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Engen enables education with dignity for Diepsloot Schools

Today marks the official handover of a water and classroom project at Diepsloot Secondary School No. 3 in Johannesburg, after 38 Engen service station owners undertook an eight-month task to transform the schooling facilities, by providing the most basic needs for children, many of whom live below the breadline. Over the years, franchisees (retailers) who […]

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Crushing the efficiency barrier – thyssenkrupp Eccentric Roll Crusher

thyssenkrupp has, for over two hundred years, provided state-of-the-art products and services to meet the eclectic needs of mining and industry. With customers increasingly demanding optimal crushing performance from their equipment, thyssenkrupp’s Minerals Processing division, a specialist in comminution, designed, developed and manufactured the compact and robust Eccentric Roll Crusher (ERC) which is taking crushing […]

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RTS Africa Technologies principal H2Scan opens new Environmental Conditioning Laboratory to further ‘refine’ hydrogen detection in gas process streams

Hydrocarbon fuels are essential for our daily existence. However, extracting usable fuels from crude oil is a complex process in which hydrogen plays a cardinal role, as the correct levels of hydrogen in a refinery process stream largely determine the quality of the final product. “At RTS Africa Technologies, we have been distributing H2Scan hydrogen […]

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Skyriders oversees snagging at new silo for coal-mining company

When a major coal-mining company in Limpopo built a new silo as part of its ongoing expansion, Skyriders (Pty) Ltd. became involved upfront in specifying the type of rope-access anchors needed for future inspection and maintenance. This also allowed Skyriders to assist with the final snagging process of the new silo before official handover to […]

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Keeping heating costs down with Viessmann 200 gas-condensing boiler

Over the past few years, there has been a significant shift from coal to natural gas. This has been largely driven by low natural gas prices and increases in electricity rates. The cost of heating your home, particularly during the colder winter months, makes up about 60% of energy bills. With ever-impending load shedding and […]

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COMPACT IR CAMERA WITH INDUSTRIAL ACCESSORIES

INSTROTECH – local representative of Optris, global leader in infrared camera technologies – has announced an addition to the Compact Line, the Xi 80 and Xi 400, now with new industrial accessories for use in rough conditions. The system has a modular design and as a result, the water cooled housing, the air purge unit […]

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Fixed-Mount IR Cameras for research analysis

The first fully-radiometric infrared cameras with software plug-ins to deliver continuous temperature monitoring for research, science and engineering applications For precise research, science, and engineering applications, just seeing heat is not enough, it needs to be measured and analyzed as well. COMTEST is offering the new Fluke RSE300 and RSE600 Infrared Cameras, the first fully-radiometric, […]

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Free truck driver health screenings in the Western Cape

Engen Driver Wellness took centre stage this month, bringing health to the front seat for truck drivers by providing them with free health screenings. In celebration of National Transport month, the programme visited the Engen Winelands 1 Stop on October 28th Engen Driver Wellness aims to improve occupational health and wellness among long-distance truck drivers […]

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Water treatment plant achieves high plant availability

EPC meets objectives with maintenance contract Benefits at a glance • Safety of drinking water ensuredbecause of consistent quality measurement of critical locations • 100% plant availability and accurate readings from all analyzers 24/7 at all locations • Water treatment plant increased efficiency because of optimized chemical treatment and energy • Increased plant availability • […]

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Fibertex SA and Specifying Techniques host CPD seminar for AAB in Botswana

Fibertex South Africa and Specifying Techniques, in conjunction with The Architects Association of Botswana (AAB) hosted a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) seminar in Gaborone recently. “This forum – which was the first of its kind hosted by the newly formed AAB – forms part of the association’s accredited CPD programme, which is designed to improve […]

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BP invests in forest carbon offsets leader Finite Resources

• BP Ventures invests $5 million into Finite Resources, Inc • Investment allows Finite Carbon, a subsidiary of Finite Resources, to launch voluntary carbon offsets program for businesses • Investment aligned with BP’s advocacy for a price on carbon BP Ventures has invested $5 million in Finite Resources Inc, parent company of Finite Carbon, a […]

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CEO Circle selects BT Industrial as one of seven national champions

Industrial solutions provider BT Industrial, with Kgomotso Lekola as Founder and Managing Director, recently received a prestigious CEO Circle Entrepreneurs 2019 Award. The adjudication panel consisted of Discovery CEO Adrian Gore as Chairman, Investec CEO Fani Titi, Vodacom CEO Shameel Joosub, and Sasol CEO Bongani Ngqababa. BT Industrial was selected as one of seven medium-sized […]

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SAISC Steel Awards – what makes a good Steel Awards entry?

The 2019 South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) Steel Awards were an unmitigated success with a record number of entries, a record level of sponsorship and an unprecedented diversity of entries. However, the question that has to be raised is what makes an entry strong for this key event on the local steel industry’s […]

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Engen Driver Wellness in the spotlight this Transport Month

Engen Driver Wellness once again takes centre stage, bringing health to the front seat for truck drivers by providing them with free health screenings. In celebration of National Transport month, Engen officially kicked-off its annual programme on 21 October at Engen Gateway Truckstop in Musina. Engen Driver Wellness aims to improve occupational health and wellness […]

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KlevaKidz paraffin safety campaign turn ten

The annual Engen KlevaKidz paraffin safety campaign which is celebrating its tenth year, once again puts super hero safety educator, Mr Wise in the starring role. Engen KlevaKidz is an educational campaign that uses industrial theatre to engage and educate young learners across South Africa about the importance of paraffin safety. The 2019 edition launched […]

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Bringing noise and maintenance back on track

SKF lubrication systems optimize operations on tramways in Mainz, Germany. Mainz is the capital and largest city of the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany. Located on the Rhine river at its confluence with the Main river, it is regarded as a major transport hub in southern Germany and for European distribution. The city has […]

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AVK Southern Africa: Developing products and people

AVK Southern Africa is proud that it develops products that make a difference now and in future. Renowned for their superior quality, AVK products are locally manufactured. Now, leading the way and using available resources in the most rewarding and sustainable way is not the only thing AVK is well-known for. AVK does a lot […]

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Goodbye to brick-and-mortar companies, hello to digital platforms

How do existing businesses transform successfully into platform companies? This is the focus of noted strategist and business leader Bramhope Group CEO Isak Marais. He holds an MBA from the Henley Management College. A sought-after and respected speaker and opinion leader, Marais has authored numerous industry-specific articles. “The Bramhope experience is similar to those of […]

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ABB to support Asia–Pacific clean energy project

ABB will deliver automation, electrification and instrumentation solutions for the Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain (HESC) pilot project. ABB is providing instrumentation and electrification solutions to power Australia’s first Hydrogen Liquefaction and Loading Terminal at the Port of Hastings in Victoria as part of the ‘world-first’ HESC project. © Kawasaki Heavy Industries The HESC pilot project […]

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Fee-based business models for a better future

SKF is urging users of rotating equipment to rethink the way they pay for bearings and related items. In the traditional transaction-based model, suppliers’ profits depend on numbers of parts sold and not on improvements in machine performance. There’s fundamental conflict of interest, as longer component life means fewer sales for the supplier. SKF is […]

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African mines gear up with refurbishment service from SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd

A convenient and cost-effective option for ageing African mines, some of them 50 to 60 years’ old, is to have their geared units professionally and cost-effectively refurbished by SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. Supplementing its refurbishment capability, the drive engineering specialist can also offer a drop-in gearbox replacement service. Geared units are particularly difficult to refurbish or […]

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Mapei cementitious adhesive now available in ultra-white

Chemical and adhesive manufacturer, Mapei, has released an exciting new ultra-white, high-performance cementitious adhesive for use in ceramic, porcelain and especially natural and engineered stone tiling applications.  The all-new Keraflex S1 Express Ultra-White adhesive is a rapid setting, deformable S1 cementitious adhesive with extended open time that is suitable for a wide range of applications […]

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Tsubaki BS-F backstop cam clutches

New to BMG’s extensive range of Tsubaki cam clutches, is the recently launched BS-F series, designed for high-speed inclined and long overland belt conveyors and bucket elevators used in the mining and bulk handling sectors. Tsubaki backstop cam clutches are designed to prevent reverse rotation of drive shafts, offering a simple and cost-effective means to […]

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INMED school beneficiary leads the way in aquaponics training

An innovative adaptive agriculture project at a full-service school in Ekurhuleni – led by INMED South Africa, with funding from Air Products South Africa – has set the benchmark for introducing new technical skills such as aquaponics in schools. This is in line with President Cyril Ramaphosa’s directive via his State of the Nation address […]

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Hytec Sasolburg Open Day

Hytec South Africa recently opened its first branch in the Free State. The new Sasolburg branch, strategically located in close proximity to key customers in the area, recently held an Open Day to showcase its new state-of-the-art facility and service offering in the region. With a large stockholding and service and repair equipment, the new […]

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EPC, IPP & Renewables Roadshow

African Petrochemicals is proud to host the EPC, IPP & Renewables Roadshow Conveniently hosted at the Swiss Country Club in Midrand, this location is central to all major players within the industry. The exhibitors will be showcasing their products and services relevant to your industry! Not to be missed…Join us on this ideal business to […]

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A day of fun and giving back on Bumbanani Day 2019

This year’s Bumbanani Day at Doulos Care Centre, held on Saturday 12 October, was a huge success and a day well spent giving back to the community. Launched in 1994, Bumbanani Day is an Afrox community volunteering initiative, and is part of Afrox’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme. The initiative focuses on hands-on involvement by Afrox […]

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Tektronix Simplifies Power Efficiency Testing with New Double Pulse Test Software for AFG31000

Can Now be Performed in Less Than a Minute COMTEST is pleased to announce the availability of Tektronix Inc.’s new software plugin for its AFG31000 Arbitrary/Function Generator, making it possible to perform crucial double pulse testing in less than a minute, and thus saving a significant amount of time when compared to alternative methods. With […]

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ARCA Anti-Surge Control Valves in Operation

Arca supplies its extensive range of valves to nearly all types of industry. An important part of the product range are valves for turbines and turbo compressors, especially anti- surge control valves. Arca manufactures its ECOTROL® series of valves Type 8C / 6N / 6H and 130, from DN50 / DN2“ to DN700 / DN28“ […]

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SKF automatic lubrication proving popular in supply ship applications

Automatic lubrication boosts safety and prolongs the service life of marine wire rope. Gothenburg, Sweden, 12 September, 2019: The harsh environments experienced by supply ships and their limited down-time between jobs means that maintenance of standard components, such as wire rope, is both essential and challenging. The SKF automatic lubrication solution for wire rope is […]

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LE SOUTH AFRICA INTRODUCES OIL-SPILL-EATING ENZYME TECHNOLOGY TO LOCAL MARKET

Oil spills can be deadly, killing microscopic organisms, thus damaging entire food chains, and causing severe environmental damage. To combat oil spills, Oil Spill Eater II (OSE II) was developed in 1989 in the USA and has been used to clean up more than 44 000 spills since. Approved by the US Environmental Protection Agency […]

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Game-changing digital solutions for mines from SKF

With digitalisation seeping into the mining industry and transforming day-to-day procedures, this sector is enhancing its Industry 4.0 operation and process compliancy. As a preferred supplier of premium brand products and services to customers in the mining sector, SKF South Africa aligns with this revolution to assist customers in increasing their productivity and profitability. “One […]

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Actop Asphalt to showcase its capabilities at Capsa 2019

Actop Asphalt, a leading South African manufacturer of hot and cold asphalt, will use the 12th Conference on Asphalt Pavements for Southern Africa (Capsa 2019) to showcase its cutting-edge prowess in asphalt production. At Capsa 2019 – to be held from 13-16 October at Sun City, South Africa – visitors can look forward to interacting […]

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EMERSON ADVANCES DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WITH INDUSTRY’S MOST COMPREHENSIVE OPERATIONAL ANALYTICS PORTFOLIO

Enhanced Plantweb™ digital ecosystem simplifies analytics decision making. Following years of strategic investment and innovation, Emerson has developed the industry’s most comprehensive operational analytics portfolio, delivering actionable insights to address industrial manufacturers’ most pressing operational challenges. “The amount of data created in a manufacturing facility today is unprecedented, and there’s a great deal of hype […]

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SKF and FANUC demonstrate edge platform technology solution for machine tool industry

SKF and FANUC demonstrated an edge platform technology solution for automated anomaly detection of machine tool health at EMO Hannover Fair. By using FANUC’s Industrial IoT Platform, FIELD system and SKF’s IMX condition monitoring technology as the basis, end-users will be able to predict spindle health using vibration, temperature, speed and process data. The results […]

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Cummins supports rail customers in Africa with durable, hi-tech engine range

One of the most demanding applications for engines is rail operations. With Africa investing significantly in continent-wide transportation networks, this is an area where Cummins’ unique experience, expertise, and technology stand to play a critical role, according to Cummins Application Engineer Gerhard Potgieter. The Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) offers a full line of ratings, with […]

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2019/20 #LIMITLESS INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME IN FULL SWING

Johannesburg. The second edition of Sasol and SAFA’s #Limitless internship programme is underway. Banyana Banyana’s Thato Letsoso and UWC Ladies player Puleng Moremi have been selected for this year’s programme after their successful interviews in September. The internship, which will run from October 2019 to September 2020 will see the two candidates gain work experience at […]

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ABB high-voltage inverters selected for European clean energy production

High-profile solar projects within Central Europe are adopting high-voltage string inverter solutions such as ABB’s award winning PVS-175 to deploy highly efficient photovoltaic (PV) installations and improve yields. ABB high-voltage inverter technologies have been deployed within the Netherlands, Italy and Spain as utilities look to increase GW capacity on large-scale PV installations. In 2018, Europe […]

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COMPACT ENCLOSURES SIMPLIFY HIGH TEMPERATURE PROCESS ANALYTICAL APPLICATIONS

Intertec’s new Hot Box for outdoor process sampling applications can deliver high temperatures up to 150°C/300°F in compact footprints. The new hot boxes employ a combination of conduction and convection heating assisted by a novel air circulation system. Protective enclosures are usually necessary for analyzer applications, and are a major contributor to overall costs. The […]

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Rockwell Automation Names Sebastien Grau as Regional Sales Director for Middle East, Turkey and Sub Saharan Africa

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, has announced the appointment of Sebastien Grau as regional sales director for the Middle East, Turkey and Sub Saharan Africa. Welcoming Sebastien to his new role, Rockwell Automation EMEA president Susana Gonzalez said: “We are excited that Sebastien has joined our team and […]

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Skyriders gets a window on Lusaka hotel industry

Once the tower cranes have been dismantled and the scaffolding removed from a high-rise development, fixing any additional snagging issues poses a major headache for the professional team. This was the scenario that confronted the Hilton Garden Inn, part of the redevelopment of the mixed-use Society Business Park in Lusaka. Following the recent refurbishment of […]

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TLT-Turbo Introduces the Next Generation of Mechanical Vapor Recompression

TLT-Turbo GmbH, a global ventilation fans and systems manufacturer, has launched a new range of mechanical vapor recompression fans, with ceramic hybrid bearings that provide an exceptionally long operational lifespan. Integrating the latest ventilation technologies, this fan offers numerous advantages regarding performance efficiency, minimal maintenance and high reliability. The TLT-Turbo fan for mechanical vapor recompression […]

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What are the consequences of using a non-DSP for medical procedures?

By Tony Singleton, CEO of Turnberry Management Risk Solutions In an effort to ensure quality service in the face of medical inflation, many Medical Aid Schemes have implemented networks of Designated Service Providers (DSPs). This helps control costs and means Medical Aids can offer discounted plans that restrict members to these networks. For members of […]

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Zwick for Molten Sulphur or Sulphur Tail Gas

If you work with Molten Sulphur or Sulphur Tail gas, please take time to read more. Design engineers at Zwick in Germany have looked at solving on-going problems being experienced with valves on sulphur units. Typical valve problems on large bore line sizes range from seizing of the packing to severe seat damage when valve […]

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ARCA Valves receives prestigious award

For the year 2018 / 2019 ARCA has been awarded with the quality label “Innovative through Research “by the “Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft“ (German Association for the Promotion of Science and Education). The award honours researching companies for taking responsibility for nation and society. With ARCA research and development activities have a long tradition […]

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Nordic Paper and SKF sign agreement aimed at increasing productivity

SKF and Nordic Paper have signed a five-year fee- and performance-based contract. The agreement aims to improve Nordic Paper’s productivity, health and safety and sustainability performance. Nordic Paper is a pulp and paper manufacturer with operations at four sites, producing craft and natural greaseproof paper. The site in Säffle, which produces greaseproof paper, is covered […]

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MINEARC EDITORIAL: CONVERTING SHELTER-IN-PLACE LOCATIONS TO ZERO VULNERABILITY SAFE HAVENS

While it is not uncommon to find shelter-in-place or safe haven locations designated across chemical facilities, what varies is the level of protection offered at these sites. Functionality can range from merely a muster point (shelter-in-place) to a positively pressurized room (safe haven). Either way, when determining if a room is acceptable for the job, […]

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thyssenkrupp brings the test laboratory to the customer’s doorstep

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa (tkISSA) has streamlined the sample testing process with the recent development of a mobile containerised High-Pressure Grinding Roll (HPGR) test unit. By enabling customers to test samples on site, this eliminates the costs, time delays and complex logistics related to the transportation of samples for testing purposes. The inspiration to […]

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Silent running: SKF reveals Silent Series ball bearings for spindles

SKF has unveiled its Silent Series super-precision angular contact ball bearings (ACBBs) for the production of grease-lubricated spindles. The Silent Series super-precision angular contact ball bearings have been developed in direct response to key issues faced by manufacturers of machine tool spindles. They identified that minimising noise and vibration levels during operation was key to […]

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Can technology companies assist the public sector in reaching 4IR goals?

By Saurabh Kumar, CEO of In2IT Technologies South Africa Predictions about technology are at best speculative. Even recently we saw two of our planet’s brightest and most successful minds, Jack Ma and Elon Musk, disagree fundamentally about where technology is leading us. They were specifically debating Artificial Intelligence (AI): Ma sees a future where AI […]

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Advanced sealing solutions for wheel end maintenance from SKF

Industry estimates illustrate that up to 90% of premature wheel bearing failures are a result of incorrect seal installation and subsequent leakage of lubricant. “Scotseal PlusXL from SKF is the ideal solution as the seal is easily installed without tools, not only helping to eliminate costly ‘do-overs’ but also extending wheel end life,” states André […]

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Veolia upgrades water treatment plant for Mozambique bottling plant

Veolia Water Technologies South Africa recently commissioned a new water treatment plant for Refrigerantes Spar Mozambique Lda, a bottling plant contracted to bottle Coca-Cola and other soft drink products in Mozambique. Veolia replaced the entire water treatment plant, which treats a nominal flow of 15 m3/hour (with a peak of 20 m3/hour) of water from […]

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Kwikspace helps upgrade school in the Northern Cape

In line with the National Department of Basic Education’s Accelerated School’s Infrastructure Development Initiative (ASIDI) programme, schools across the country are being upgraded. ASIDI affects all schools constructed from inappropriate materials like mud and asbestos, as well as those without sanitation, electricity and water, in an effort to make them safe and conducive to learning […]

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Powermite optimistic about growth potential in Zambia

Powermite boasts a solid presence in the Zambian mining, crane and processing plant sectors through its agent, F.S. Musonda Trading Limited. This collaboration sees customers across the region gaining access to Powermite’s world-class range of electrical and mechanical equipment for moving machinery. “As part of the prominent Hudaco Group of Companies, we are extremely proud […]

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4D cleaning headlines i-team SA’s office launch

At its office launch, headlined by the demonstration of its 4D cleaning showroom, i-team South Africa showcased how its innovative cleaning technologies usher in a new era in cleaning.   Having announced itself to the South African market at this year’s ISSA Cleantex Africa, which took place at Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 04-06 […]

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EMVAfrica’s Cape Town branch office goes next level

EMVAfrica has carved a niche in the local industry as a single-source solutions provider that specialises in corrosion resisting alloys such as stainless steel and other specialist alloys. The company boasts a solid Western Cape presence which spans well over a decade through its subsidiary E-Metals Cape, which was incorporated into the EMVAfrica brand in […]

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BLT WORLD – radial telescopic belt conveyors for efficient stockpiling of bulk materials

BLT WORLD’s custom-designed solutions for bulk material conveyor projects, include telescopic belt conveyors, which are suitable for stacking all types of bulk materials. According to BLT WORLD specialists, the use of radial telescopic conveyors is the most efficient method to stockpile material, as this system makes huge volume stockpiles with no segregation. “Our research shows […]

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Vert Energy appointment announcement

Vert Energy – specialists in electric power generation and electro-mechanical power transmission – has appointed Jacques Opperman as sales and support engineer for DEIF power management products. For further information Mr Ryan Robertson, Sales and Marketing, Vert Energy 11 Voyager Street, Linbro Park, Sandton / PO Box 3817 Dainfern Johannesburg 2055 Telephone: 086 111 VERT (8378) […]

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ALLMECH – SOLE AUTHORISED AGENT FOR RUNXIN VALVES IN SOUTH AFRICA

Allmech, leading South African manufacturer of boilers and supplier of water treatment components, is the sole official agent for Runxin water treatment system valves in the country. Lionel Maasdorp, General Manager at Allmech, says the company has been South Africa’s only authorised agent for Runxin for 11 years. “The valves are produced by Wenzhou Runxin […]

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Bendi forklifts fit the bill for Two-a-Day

Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) recently delivered two Bendi B320 forklifts to Two-a-Day (TAD), one of the leading fruit growing, packing and marketing companies in Africa. The Bendi B320’s narrow aisle area, which increases pallet space on given floor area, influenced TAD’s buying decision.         Located in the Overberg area, east of Cape Town, TAD is […]

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New head of thyssenkrupp Technical Training Academy spearheads training centre excellence

Employee development remains a core focus for thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa, a company that continues to raise the bar in technical proficiencies, digital technologies and industry standards not only in South Africa but throughout the African continent. Central to this drive is the Technical Training Academy which opened its doors in Q4 2018 at […]

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BMG – Danfoss VLT AutomationDrive FC 300 series for variable speed control 2019

BMG’s range of Danfoss electronic, mechanical and intelligent ‘mechatronic’ devices, includes the VLT® AutomationDrive FC 300 series, designed for variable speed control of all asynchronous and permanent magnet motors on most industrial machines or production lines – even in demanding applications and challenging environments. The Danfoss VLT AutomationDrive FC 300 series, with intelligent drive functions, […]

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Legrand launches a new range of plugs 2019

Legrand has introduced a new range of plugs to the local market, that not only meets the latest electrical standards, but also has advanced features, enhanced aesthetics, user convenience and offers simple installation. Legrand’s newly-designed plugs – available in two standards (old and new South African) with white or magnesium finishes – have a modern, […]

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SASOL RESPONSE TO COOPERATIVE AND POLICY ALTERNATIVE CENTER (COPAC) AND SOUTH AFRICAN FOOD SOVEREIGNTY CAMPAIGN (SAFSC)

Sasol is firmly committed to playing our part in transitioning to a lower-carbon economy. We support the Paris Agreement goal and South Africa’s Nationally Determined Contribution. We supported the South African government in signing up to the Paris Agreement and our position remains committed to the goal contained therein. We are in the process of […]

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TLT-Turbo Introduces the Next Generation of Mechanical Vapor Recompression

TLT-Turbo Introduces the Next Generation of Mechanical Vapor Recompression TLT-Turbo GmbH, a global ventilation fans and systems manufacturer, has launched a new range of mechanical vapor recompression fans, with ceramic hybrid bearings that provide an exceptionally long operational lifespan. Integrating the latest ventilation technologies, this fan offers numerous advantages regarding performance efficiency, minimal maintenance and […]

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Air Products Continues 50th Birthday Celebrations with Prestigious Golf Day

Air Products invited key customers and distributors to a prestigious golf day at the Glendower Golf Club in Edenvale on 18 September 2019 as part of the company’s 50th birthday celebrations. Golfers received special treatment during the entire day and won great prizes. More importantly, it was an opportunity for guests and key Air Products […]

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Cummins Powers Women is making a lasting impact on women and girls in Africa

At Cummins, engineering solutions that build prosperous communities has been part of who we are since our company’s founding. We continue this legacy through the Cummins Powers Women Program, our most ambitious community initiative ever. Cummins Powers Women unites our leaders and employees around the world in finding solutions to gender inequality in our communities, reinforcing […]

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The brands we love! Engen remains SA’s favourite petrol station

For the ninth consecutive year, South Africans have backed Engen as their favourite petrol station, with the company extending a hearty “THANK YOU” to all their customers for this kind endorsement! The “Favourite Petrol Station” honour was attributed to Engen in the 2019 Sunday Times Top Brands*, which recognises brands that have earned top consumer […]

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PROTECT YOUR EQUIPMENT WITH SMART LUBRICATION ACCESSORIES

One of the most effective ways to keep your machinery running smoothly is to keep equipment well lubricated. But to ensure your lubrication is effective, you need to monitor your lubricant and keep moisture out of the system. To do this, Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa suggests installing oil sight glasses and replacing the standard […]

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REDUCE RISK OF LIGHTNING HAZARDS AT WORK WITH STANDALONE WARNING SYSTEM

Lightning strikes the ground in the UK around 300,000 times a year, putting at risk those who are often outdoors in exposed, unsheltered locations. Although there is no full-proof protection from lightning, measures can be taken to reduce the risk of getting struck. With this in mind, meteorological equipment specialist Biral is offering its BTD-200 […]

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Prowalco Tatsuno has been at the forefront of the forecourt since 1961

Prowalco Tatsuno, a Bud Group Company, has the largest and most sophisticated pump-service infrastructure on the African continent. It provides this service under contract or on an ad hoc basis to all of the major oil companies in South Africa from its branches in Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban. Prowalco Tatsuno also has service operations […]

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The SAISC Steel Awards celebrates diversity in South Africa’s steel construction industry

The 2019 entries for the SA Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) Steel Awards contained an unprecedented level of diversity. This ranges from building type, size, ownership and construction/property value, from cost-effective to high-end. There has also been enormous diversity reflected in both the aesthetic and functional use of steel in construction: from light steel frame […]

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Sulzer GTC Wins Award with SIBUR KSTOVO for Benzene Production Complex Modernization Project in Russia

Sulzer GTC Technology has signed an agreement with JSC SIBUR-Neftehim (SIBUR) to provide its licensed pyrolysis gasoline (pygas) processing technologies, including design of the fractionation, first and second stage hydrotreating, aromatics extraction and thermal hydrodealkylation technologies for the modernization of a benzene production facility at SIBUR’s Kstovo olefins production plant near Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia. The […]

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De Beers, Debswana give insight into digital transformation at 5th Natural Resources Forum

Leading mining companies Debswana and De Beers gave key presentations about how they are implementing digital transformation in their operations at the 5th Annual Natural Resources Forum, hosted by French software leader Dassault Systèmes, at The Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton on Wednesday 11 September. Accessing data from over 1 km underground is a particular challenge […]

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Case study: ZNDC gains a competitive edge with PCI compliance certification from Galix

The Zambia National Data Centre (ZNDC) is a dedicated data centre wholly owned by the Government of Zambia and is one of the companies under the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC).the IDC is the business management arm of the Zambian government. ZNDC delivers a variety of secure, reliable and affordable solutions to customers from three dedicated […]

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MOBILE CO2 MEASURING DEVICE

The measurement of CO2  emissions throughout industry is a critical activity. Across many industries CO2 leaks in equipment resulting from non-maintenance, mechanical damage or wear and tear can impact on the wellbeing and safety of not only employees but also on the manufacturing processes involved, for example in the food, beverage and refrigeration industries. Adding […]

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CLEAR VISIBILITY – KOBOLD’s SELF-CLEANING FLOW INDICATOR FOR LIQUIDS

To check the flow processes in pipeline systems and for insight into the interior of process pipes, many flow indicators are used in which the flowing medium sets a rotor turning and thus to a large extent visibly signals a flow.  INSTROTECH is offering Kobold’s DAA self-cleaning flow indicator, with the unique characteristic of the rotor […]

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Viscosity-Compensated Plastic Flowmeter and Switch for liquids

INSTROTECH is offering Kobold’s VKP plastic flowmeters that operate on a special suspended float principle with cylindrical measuring tube and spring-loaded float with orifice.  The float in model VKP-3 has slots mounded onto the outside, which protect the instrument from soiling by “capturing” dirt particles.  The danger of the float jamming is thus considerably reduced […]

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Extended component lifespan, enhanced reliability from premium SKF brand

With the escalation of inferior product fitment to equipment, one of the fastest growing project houses in South Africa chose SKF South Africa as the preferred supplier of their first power transmission product. “As the customer was reluctant to have products in the plant that were not of prime quality, SKF was the perfect choice […]

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New LPG storage tanks arrive at Port of Richards Bay

Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port of Richards Bay welcomed the arrival of four new 5650-ton liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage bullets on Thursday, 12 September on board the vessel XIN LU. The bullets are for the R1 billion, 22600-ton capacity mounded LPG facility which is being developed at the port by Bidvest Tank Terminals […]

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Bespoke Cummins power generation solution for offshore application in the Gulf

Cummins Arabia has collaborated with Speedy International to develop a bespoke power generation solution for an offshore application in the Gulf oil-and-gas sector that required continuous electrical power. It was able to deliver a fully-customised solution engineered to perform through any adverse weather conditions. Two Cummins C440D5 units, enclosed in a customised soundproof and weatherproof […]

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Significance of regular lift truck audits

Forklift safety is an important part of overall warehouse and site safety. To ensure a safe working environment, the importance of regular lift truck audits cannot be reiterated enough. Forklifts have changed dramatically over the years, but the basics of good equipment management haven’t changed nearly as much as the lift trucks themselves. The precepts […]

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EMERSON’S NEW EIGHT-PATH METER OFFERS HIGHEST ACCURACY FLOW MEASUREMENT FOR NATURAL GAS CUSTODY TRANSFER

Daniel 3418 reduces installation costs by accommodating compact piping designs while providing superior measurement accuracy in custody transfer applications Emerson has introduced the Daniel 3418 Eight-Path Gas Ultrasonic Flow Meter, which delivers highly accurate flow measurement in natural gas custody transfer applications with reduced upstream piping requirements and without flow conditioning. The Daniel 3418 compensates […]

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SKF – a single source supplier of world-class Power Transmission solutions

SKF delivers superior quality end-to-end power transmission solutions for virtually any type of application in industries such as agriculture, sugar, cement, coal, and minerals processing. SKF’s comprehensive range of conveyor chain, belt drives, wedge belts, standard and specialist couplings, locking elements and rapidly detachable bushes, combined with specialist services, conveniently give customers access to all […]

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Transforming brick-and-mortar companies into effective digital platforms

While the Fourth Industrial Revolution has been welcomed as ushering in a new digital age in many traditional industries, senior management is grappling with how best to implement it in their businesses, and what digital tools are best to use. Assisting brick-and-mortar companies with a smooth transition to a digital platform is the speciality of […]

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SASOL CONCLUDES FIRST LOCAL DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENTS WITH COMMUNITIES IN MOZAMBIQUE

After extensive negotiations, Sasol has concluded 2 Local Development Agreements (LDAs) with the communities of Inhassoro and Govuro districts in Inhambane Province, where the Pande/Temane gas fields and Central Processing Facility (CPF) are located. The LDAs represent a tripartite agreement between Sasol, local communities and district governments and are aimed at aligning the priorities of […]

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Fibertex SA and Specifying Techniques collaborate in construction and mining sectors in Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique

Fibertex SA and Specifying Techniques collaborate closely in Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique, to optimise the efficiencies of geosynthetic products used in construction and mining projects. “The Specifying Techniques team, with a thorough understanding of project specifications required by civil engineers, architects, quantity surveyors and contractors, matches Fibertex geosynthetic products to the exact requirements of every […]

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Wirtgen Slipform Pavers Lay Precise Pavements for Beijing New International Airport

Four Wirtgen slipform pavers are playing an important part in the construction of the apron area for the new Chinese airport. The airport is scheduled to start operations on September 30, 2019, Beijing New International Airport and is predicted to be the world’s largest airport on its completion. Beijing’s mega-airport Beijing is the main passenger […]

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The future imagined for used oil sees SA embracing a closed loop economy

South Africa needs to move towards a more circular economy and away from the traditional focus on diversion from water and soil resources. Moving towards a more circular economy – which is based on the principle of using, recycling, and reusing in an (almost) closed loop – could deliver opportunities including reduced pressures on the […]

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Cummins Closes on its Acquisition of Hydrogenics: Hydrogenics Strengthens Cummins’ Fuel Cell Capabilities & Adds New Hydrogen Production Technologies

Columbus, Ind. – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) today announced that it closed on the previously announced acquisition of fuel cell and hydrogen production technologies provider Hydrogenics Corporation. “We are thrilled to welcome the Hydrogenics employees to the Cummins family,” said Tom Linebarger, Chairman and CEO, Cummins Inc. “Hydrogenics is one the world’s premier fuel cell […]

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GCE attains ISO 9001:2015 certification

In a milestone achievement that asserts an uncompromising stance towards quality, Goscor Cleaning Equipment has attained the ISO 9001: 2015 certification.   Quality has always been a top priority at Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE). According to MD Gregory Venter, the recent successful ISO 9001: 2015 certification is testimony to the leading cleaning equipment supplier’s relentless focus […]

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Next-Gen dashcams can revolutionise risk for the insurance industry, reducing fraudulent claims

By Laurence Smith, Executive at Graphic Image Technologies The insurance industry is built to provide cover for drivers and businesses to insure against the loss, damage or liability that occurs as a result of a vehicle accidents, theft, hijacking or fire. The premiums for covering such vehicular-related events have traditionally been calculated based on reactive […]

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FIXING LUBRICATION STORAGE CAN HELP AVOID 90% OF CONTAMINATION

According to research by Lubrication Engineers (LE), 90% of all lubrication contamination occurs before the lubricant is ever applied. “Only 10% of lubrication contamination happens after the oil has been applied to the machinery, mainly thanks to human error or cross-contamination within the machine itself,” says Callum Ford, National Marketing Manager at LE South Africa. […]

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Data Backups – Start with what you can’t afford to lose

By Chris de Bruyn, Operations Director at Gabsten Technologies Toy Story 2 almost didn’t happen. Somewhere during the 3D animated movie’s production, an administrator accidentally destroyed all of the movie’s data assets, including the meticulously crafted models and animations. Were it not for the technical director, who made backups to continue her work at home, […]

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Another 68 South Durbanites graduate from Engen’s Computer School

The Engen Computer School in Wentworth held a graduation ceremony on 5 September where 68 proud community members received certificates for completing an End User computing course. Over the past decade, Engen’s free computer skills training school has transformed many lives in South Durban, boosting graduates’ prospects of finding employment. “Including yesterday’s graduates, just over […]

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Latest Varispeed VSDs from BI offer best performance-to-cost ratio

From bearings to variable speed drives (VSDs), motors, gearboxes, sprockets and chains, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) is able to offer total solutions for a diverse range of customers, applications, and industries, according to Offer Marketing Manager Victor Strobel. Being part of the broader Hudaco Group allows BI to leverage synergies across a broad range […]

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ABB to supply comprehensive digital control solution for new Gulf Ply mill in Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Trade Press Release ABB systems will help new paper mill to optimize quality and reduce downtime ABB has been selected to supply a mill-wide distributed control system (DCS) and quality control system (QCS) for the Gulf Ply Paper Company’s new paper mill in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Based on ABB Ability™ System 800xA, the solution includes […]

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HyperScale – putting secondary storage to work

It is a myth that organisations have to be huge to leverage HyperScale solutions. The simple truth is that data is growing a lot faster than storage budgets, which is proving challenging to businesses that do not have the resources of their larger counterparts. As a result, enterprises are having to rethink how they use […]

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Compact SKF Multilog IMx-8 sets the benchmark in machine health monitoring

The sophisticated and affordable Multilog IMx-8 from bearing and rotating specialist, SKF, delivers reliable, fit-for-purpose machine health monitoring to a diverse range of industrial applications. Forming part of SKF’s highly popular IMx-16 and -32 channel condition monitoring platforms, this latest 8-channel unit was initially targeted at the offshore wind and marine sectors. But now the […]

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HF launches Kenya’s first WhatsApp Banking

The Group promotes financial inclusion in Kenya by launching WhatsApp Banking, unlocking the opportunity for millions of new consumers to experience an improved way to initiate day-to-day secure banking activities and digital product purchases from within the chat application NAIROBI – HF has launched the HF WhatsApp banking solution to offer customized mobile banking services […]

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Rand-Air’s training – investing in the ‘art of management’ to remain fresh and relevant

For any company to function successfully – and continue to be fresh and relevant in today’s ever-changing and challenging economic climate – a range of skills such as those found in sales or in the technical disciplines are required. However, these will not be effective without effective management expertise to integrate and provide strategic direction […]

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Brrr it’s cold in here – Maxiflex cold storage solutions

Focused on maintaining constant temperatures for the cold chain industry, Maxiflex offers superior-quality industrial doors and dock loading equipment ideally suited to cold storage and freezer environments. As a local industry pioneer, the company is dedicated to providing entrance solutions which seal in the chill to prevent product spoilage and contamination whilst enabling customers to […]

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BMG hosts Food & Beverage Expo 19 and 20 September 2019

BMG is organising a Food & Beverage Expo at the BMG World distribution and engineering facility in Droste Park, Jeppestown, on 19 and 20 September 2019. “This specialist food and beverage event will showcase BMG’s extensive solution services for this growing industry,” explains Mark Barbour, Group Product & Sales Manager, BMG. “We believe our two-day […]

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Energas supplies skid-mounted HPCMs to Mozambican client

Leading supplier of high-end and specialised equipment to the oil and gas industries in Africa, Energas Technologies has supplied high-pressure customer metering solutions to a customer in Mozambique.       Energas specialises in the supply of complete skid-mounted HPCMs (high-pressure customer metering stations) for natural gas. The skid-mounted stations are designed, shop fabricated and assembled, fully tested […]

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Commvault Acquires Hedvig to Accelerate its Strategic Vision

Acquisition Addresses Challenges with the Acceleration of Data Fragmentation Commvault, a leading provider of software for the management of data across cloud and on-premises environments, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire software-defined storage (SDS) innovator, Hedvig, for total consideration of $225 million, which includes the purchase price and ongoing […]

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Its ladies only at Atlas Copco’s Women’s Day celebration

Atlas Copco’s female employees play a valuable role in ensuring the seamless operation and success of the company. To celebrate and show appreciation for the hard work of these talented ladies, the global industrial engineering specialist hosted its annual Women’s Day brunch on 16 August 2019. “Our remarkable ladies demonstrate their loyalty and dedication towards […]

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Machine health monitoring at customers’ fingertips with SKF Enlight QuickCollect

Bearings and rotation specialist, SKF, is empowering customers to monitor machine health without the need for extensive training or diagnostic expertise through its innovative Enlight QuickCollect. Designed to make it easy to collect and interpret valuable machine data, SKF Enlight QuickCollect is helping customers to optimise their rotating equipment performance. Previously, in order to collect […]

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EMERSON ACQUIRES SPENCE AND NICHOLSON STEAM TECHNOLOGY PRODUCT LINES FROM CIRCOR INTERNATIONAL

Acquisition adds profitable products and strengthens Emerson’s final control portfolio Emerson (NYSE: EMR), a global engineering and technology company, today announced it has acquired the Spence and Nicholson product lines from Circor International (NYSE: CIR). The acquisition complements Emerson’s broad portfolio of steam system solutions for process industries and commercial buildings. The Spence and Nicholson […]

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Monitor water levels and flows from mobiles

A new water monitoring station that measures levels, flows, flumes and stage discharge via cloud networks has been launched to assist in the mitigation of the effects of floodwaters, stormwater, and protect against compromised storage dams. Distributed by local technology integrator, Euca Technologies, on behalf of one of the world’s leading logging and monitoring system […]

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ATEX ENCODER – Absolute Profibus Through Hollow Bore

INSTROTECH has announced SCANCON’s Model: SCH88BEX, a new ATEX absolute encoder with Profibus Interface. It’s a strong, compact (89mm footprint), cost-effective, through hollow bore encoder. Engineered for rugged conditions, it’s reliable for extra harsh environments, and is the encoder of choice for Zone 1 & 2 applications. The SCH88BEX encoder has hybrid sensing technology and features optical technology for the […]

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First ever ABB electric propulsion to be installed on board a bulk carrier

ABB enters new market segment with order to install Azipod® electric propulsion on board two dry bulk carriers from Germany’s largest bulk carrier company Oldendorff Carriers. Two self-unloading dry cargo transshipment units will be the first bulk carriers in the industry to feature ABB’s Azipod® electric propulsion. Both vessels, due for delivery to Oldendorff Carriers […]

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SASOL ANNOUNCES BENEFICIAL OPERATION OF WORLD-SCALE LOUISIANA ETHANE CRACKER

LAKE CHARLES, La., UNITED STATES — Sasol announced our world-scale U.S. Ethane Cracker reached beneficial operation on 27 August 2019. Sasol’s new Cracker, the heart of our Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP), is the third and most significant of the seven LCCP facilities to come online and will provide feedstock to our six new derivative units […]

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GAS DETECTOR FOR MULTIPLE APPLICATIONS

COMTEST – local representative of Industrial Scientific, global leader in gas detection – has on announced a new version of the Ventis Slide-on Pump. The new pump is compatible with both Ventis MX4 and Ventis Pro Series Multi-Gas Monitors and is ideal for workers who typically wear their gas monitors for personal protection but occasionally […]

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Engen Refinery to undergo planned routine maintenance

Engen Refinery, South Africa’s second largest oil refinery, is set to undergo a planned maintenance Outage. Starting on 2 September 2019, this scheduled activity forms part of the refinery’s ongoing maintenance programme, with 21 days planned for reformer regeneration activities and 63 days for maintenance of the plant’s alkylation unit. Sykry Hassim, General Manager of […]

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Portable fuel cleanliness analysis kit from Cummins Filtration is a reliable in-the-field solution

The Fleetguard® FK36000 portable fuel cleanliness analysis kit is a reliable solution for testing fuel cleanliness in the field, according to Cummins Filtration mining sales manager Tinus Naude. Testing can identify dirty fuel, and more importantly the source of the contamination through supply, delivery, storage, handling, and other practices. It also allows for on-site testing […]

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Engen wins Ask Afrika Icon Brand Award

Engen has achieved the highest score in the Oil / Engine Oil category of South Africa’s premier benchmark, the Ask Afrika Icon Brands Survey. The Ask Afrika Icon Brand Award ceremony took place at The Venue in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg on 29 August 2019. Icon Brands are defined as brands that are used loyally across […]

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Can tech address the needs of healthcare patients?

While receiving adequate care and proper treatment are top of mind for patients who turn to the healthcare system, these end users are ultimately also seeking an improved overall “patient experience” during their interactions with the healthcare industry. Research, conducted in the United States last year, shows that 88% of patients would switch to another […]

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Fanalca’s use of Hardox® and Strenx® steels results in longer wear, lighter weight and higher revenue

/ins Customer demand compelled Colombian garbage truck manufacturer Fanalca to start using Hardox® wear plate and Strenx® performance steel. And now, with the newly designed lightweight trucks, customers can collect more garbage on each round and thus increase their revenue. Based in Cali, Colombia, Fanalca makes solid waste collection equipment and containers using Hardox® wear […]

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EKD Kolibri energy chain from Powermite – no weak links!

EKD energy chain from Powermite delivers reliable and cost-effective protection of cable, hose and hydraulic supply at a fixed or variable speed for the seamless operation of mobile equipment such as cranes and milling and boring machines. “Our combined knowledge of over 50 years in drag chain applications with the globally renowned German energy chain […]

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Cummins QSK95 engines power expansion projects at Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority

A pair of Cummins QSK95 engines are helping power expansion projects at the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA). GPHA is the national port authority of Ghana, responsible for the governance, maintenance, and operation of the country’s ports. These ports have seen a dramatic increase in total cargo traffic, transit cargo, and container traffic, which […]

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EMVAfrica proudly achieves Level 2 B-BBEE rating!

EMVAfrica was awarded Level 2 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) status in August 2019. “Our significant investment in transformation is leading the way for a progressive and sustainable future and we are extremely proud to reap the rewards of our ongoing efforts,” says Graham Whitty, Director of EMVAfrica. Encompassing decades of experience and in-depth industry […]

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Allied Steelrode and Peninsula Drums – ‘drumming up’ success with common values of quality, reliability and customer service

“The synergy between Allied Steelrode as our long-term steel supplier and our company has been exceptional,” observes Chocky Moodley, Sales and Production Director of Peninsula Drums, South Africa’s leading steel storage drum manufacturer and reconditioner, and also the first black-owned drum manufacturer in the industry. The two companies’ commonalities – and a very similar approach […]

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Engen supports annual Merebank Edu-Fair

The popular Edu-Fair and Community project held at ML Sultan St Mary’s Primary School over the weekend of 23-24 August, included a full programme of activities as it sought to raise funds for upgrades and improvements as part of the school’s sustainable development project. The jam-packed weekend included an assortment of exciting performances, a variety […]

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Local content inspires AVK’s international expansion

South Africa’s local content directive has provided opportunities for AVK Southern Africa to export key valve solutions to Europe and the Middle East. The company’s range of locally manufactured resilient seated valves – an industry niche – coupled with an investment into local foundries to produce lost-foam castings for its production lines, has paved the […]

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Opening up on shut downs: Rand-Air takes the stress out of mine shutdown equipment hires

With the vast amounts of capital invested in them, the production pressures on major mines are immense and unscheduled production stoppages need to be avoided at all costs. However, a mine’s major plant installations such as compressor and metallurgical facilities are pivotal to production. Breakdowns in these areas can be hugely expensive to recover from. […]

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Skyriders has a blast deploying UHP cleaning at large petchem tank

Ultra high pressure (UHP) washing is a highly-effective and environmentally-friendly cleaning method using water jets to remove old coating systems and industrial dirt and contamination, without the use of potential contaminants such as detergents or grit. Leading rope-access specialist Skyriders recently deployed UHP to clean the top part of a large tank, which is exposed […]

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Mr Wise launches Engen KlevaKidz in Limpopo

The annual Engen KlevaKidz launched in Limpopo this month with super hero safety educator, Mr Wise again in the starring role. Engen KlevaKidz is an educational campaign that uses industrial theatre to engage and educate young learners across South Africa about the importance of paraffin safety. The 2019 edition launched at Ikhwezi Lokhusa and Mafemani […]

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Veolia KwaZulu-Natal: Focus on Water Security and Climate Change during National Science Week

Siva Chetty, Veolia KwaZulu-Natal Operations Manager, spoke to learners at Dr. Nembula High School in Folweni on 31 July 2019 as part of National Science Week, in conjunction with the KZN Science Centre. Chetty had the opportunity to discuss the long-term importance of water reuse, and how this can be achieved, and spoke about the […]

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Jeshika Ramchund Bosch Projects wins the 2019 CESA Young Engineer of the Year & SAICE Durban Branch Young Engineer of the Year Award

Jeshika Ramchund, Lead Engineer – Developments, for Bosch Projects, has been awarded the Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) Young Engineer of the Year Award at the 2019 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, held in Midrand on 14 August 2019. Jeshika, who is passionate about the consulting engineering industry, has 11 years experience in the planning, […]

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Delta DIN rail power supply options for demanding applications from EM

Automated production systems require power supplies with high stability and safety protection. DIN rail power supply series for such demanding applications are available from Delta Electronics, distributed locally by leading supplier ElectroMechanica (EM). The CliQ DIN rail power supply series offers state-of-the-art design to withstand harsh industrial environments, EM Product William Cameron explains. The rugged […]

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Generation X.e is the latest X Series industrial gear units to be launched in South Africa

The latest technology unveiled by German drive engineering specialist SEW-EURODRIVE at Hannover Messe 2019 has finally made its way to South African shores. Raymond Obermeyer, MD of SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd., personally attended the launch of the Generation X.e series at the world’s largest trade fair for industrial technology in April. Generation X.e represents the latest […]

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Monitech integrates IntelliZone® PDS on Sandvik LHD machines

South African industry leader in mining safety and monitoring solutions, Monitech, has worked closely with Sandvik to integrate its proximity detection system (PDS) in the OEM’s underground load haul dump (LHD) machines. Initially, PDS legislation on trackless mining machinery (TMM) was aimed at all electrically or battery powered TMM. When that project was completed, diesel-powered […]

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94 high-quality, diverse and innovative entries for SAISC 2019 Steel Awards

Since it was first celebrated 38 years ago, the SAISC Steel Awards has grown to become the steel construction industry’s premier event. Succeeding years have seen this event growing to this year’s record entry of 94 entries. In the lead up to the awards, which take place on the 10 October, nine Steel Awards judges […]

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Engen takes a stand against artisan shortages and unemployment

In a move to help address artisan skills shortages in the wider petrochemical industry as well as high unemployment levels in the South Durban community, Engen has backed a two-year learnership programme that will provide full funding for 20 learners. The programme, which provides a 100% fee-free college service, targets persons from underprivileged backgrounds who […]

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Rockwell Automation Helps Protect Food Safety and Pharmaceutical Quality with New Hygienic Hardware

Food and pharmaceutical makers can better protect the integrity of their products using new hygienic industrial control hardware from Rockwell Automation. The new Allen-Bradley Kinetix VPH hygienic servo motors and a new stainless-steel version of the Allen-Bradley PanelView Plus 7 graphic terminal both help minimise contamination during production and ease compliance. The stainless-steel PanelView terminal […]

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CALOG’s space-saving, DIN-rail mount, programmable transmitter

CALOG INSTRUMENT’s versatile CALOG by INSTROTECH DPM9000 series – a miniature DIN-rail mount programmable isolated transmitter range – has consistently sold well into the market, partly due to its reliability and partly to the versatile wide range of programmable inputs.  With dimensions of 92 x 92 x 26mm, the CALOG by INSTROTECH  DPM9000 series is […]

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CLAMP-ON ULTRASONIC FLOW MEASUREMENT FROM DN 10 TO DN 6000

INSTROTECH has on offer Kobold’s portable DUC-MP and the stationary DUC-MF, designed for continuous flow measurement. They are highly accurate and drift-free operating flowmeters for liquids in filled pipes. The devices are hygienic, leak proof and monitor all aggressive and toxic liquids without problem. A special advantage is that the ultrasonic sensors are clamped onto […]

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SKF condition monitoring system to boost reliability at biomass electricity plant

As a global bearing and rotating technology specialist, SKF South Africa is committed to assisting companies to achieve their productivity goals whilst remaining environmentally friendly. The Multilog On-line System IMx-M was the perfect solution for condition monitoring at a biomass electricity plant in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga. The biomass plant will produce electricity using the waste generated […]

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Portable Gas Cylinders Simplify Bump Testing

Bump-N-Go cylinders simplify bump testing of gas detectors for mobile workers. You wouldn’t drive a vehicle without putting on your seat belt. You wouldn’t ride a bike without putting on a helmet. You don’t go to bed at night without locking your doors. Everyday practices like these create good habits that make our lives easier […]

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Rockwell Automation Announced as Founding Member of ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance

Production facilities can contain thousands of technologies from different vendors. Cybersecurity threats only need to exploit one of them to steal trade secrets, stop production or even harm workers. To better secure today’s complex and often vulnerable production operations, the ISA Global Cybersecurity Alliance recently announced Rockwell Automation as a founding member. The alliance is a […]

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The connected future of gas supply

In the future, Afrox gas cylinders, onsite bulk tanks and gas analysers will be connected to the Internet, which will not only allow automatic reordering for just-in-time delivery, the data collected can also be used to analyse gas quality and usage trends, predict needs, identify leaks and much more. MJ Strydom tells the story. You […]

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Bitumen measurement under difficult conditions

A product application case history The Task: The special challenge of this application was to determine the exact temperature of heat-tracing, and to be adapted to the respective type of bitumen product used. The meters had to be robust and temperature-stable, and their accuracy should be unaffected by portable custody transfer devices. The Solution: Kobold’s TM/TME/TMU […]

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First Cut ‘cuts’ a vibrant new profile in Mpumalanga

First Cut is developing an exciting new profile in the Lowveld at Mbombela (formerly Nelspruit). Their presence builds on the foundation of an existing company, Bremsaw, which is a well-known local saw doctor business, explains Director of First Cut, Gary Willis. Dave and Anna Bremner owned the company for some 20 years. While the company […]

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EMERSON EXPANDS ASSET MANAGEMENT COVERAGE FOR FASTER INTEGRATION IN PROJECTS AND OPERATIONS

New HART-IP support simplifies link between field devices and AMS Device Manager, reducing asset management project installation costs by up to 85%. Emerson has expanded AMS Device Manager with HART-IP™ support, making it easier to connect with devices and control systems and potentially eliminate hundreds of thousands of dollars in project hardware and engineering. AMS […]

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Electronic pressure gauges for areas subject to explosion hazards (EX areas)

Information supplied by INSTROTECH on behalf of KELLER INSTROTECH is offering Keller’s range of no less than five intrinsically safe electronic pressure gauges for use in areas subject to gas explosion risks. The type approvals are com¬pliant with the ATEX Explosion Protection Directive regarding ex¬plosive gases. The electronic design of these devices is trimmed to […]

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Ammeraal Beltech belting – belting for food handling – KleenEdge non-fray belting and Pop-up flight belting

BMG’s Light Materials Handling division supplies and supports a comprehensive range of belting products suitable for the food processing, bottling and packaging sectors. “New to BMG’s range of belting certified for safe food handling, is the KleenEdge non-fray series, developed by Ammeraal Beltech to minimise the problems of belt-edge fray and associated contamination issues, ensuring […]

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Becker Mining SA – rope attachments supplied to copper mine in Mongolia – installation of winder ropes of world’s largest friction hoists

Becker Mining SA has supplied the rope attachments equipment currently being fitted to the winder ropes of the world’s largest friction hoists. This equipment has been designed and manufactured by the Becker Mining team in South Africa, to meet specific winding requirements of a leading copper mine in Mongolia. “Becker Mining’s rope attachments equipment consists […]

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Rand-Air compressor assists the CSIR to ‘view its airs’ in wind tunnel tests

“Although this type of hire is not a first for us, at Rand-Air, we are always pleased to be able to be of service to an esteemed organisation such as the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR),” says Rand-Air Sales Representative Marinda Enslin. Earlier this year, over a period of five weeks, the CSIR […]

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Spotless spaces with Maxiflex’s RR300 Clean Room Door

Production in a controlled or clean room environment is common practice in many industries. All content within these contained facilities must adhere to strict hygiene and safety regulations and doors which play a pivotal role in the prevention of air-borne contaminants entering the clean area are certainly no exception. Maxiflex offers a wide range of […]

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BIRAL’S UPGRADED VISIBILITY SENSORS ARE PERFECT FOR MARINE ENVIRONMENTS AND APPLICATIONS

Meteorological equipment specialist Biral is now offering its SWS range of visibility and present weather sensors with the added protection of hard anodising as an option. With this additional surface protection, the SWS range can be used in all shoreline and off shore applications, such as at ports and harbours, on lighthouses as well as […]

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SPEEDY, RELIABLE mA LOOP VALVE TESTING

The new handheld control valve tester simplifies testing with dedicated tests that perform a quick health check to provide users with good/marginal/bad results.                                                                                                        Control valve testing has meant using complicated testers that require extensive training, the removal of the valve, and often one-to-two hours of test time on the bench. COMTEST is pleased to announce […]

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Why mines should consider natural gas as energy source

As the mining sector, a well-known energy intensive sector, continuously strives to meet its growing energy demand and at the same time limiting CO2 emissions with cleaner-burning alternative energy sources, why is it that only 4% of South Africa’s total energy is sourced from gas?  Electricity consumption, and the cost thereof, has become a large […]

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Illovo Sugar Africa Collaborates with international land rights NGO and the UK’s DFID To Launch LandAssess Tool

New risk assessment and management software assists with land rights due diligence and monitoring for agricultural projects. Illovo Sugar Africa has collaborated with Landesa and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) in order to help the Group to implement its land rights policies and commitments. The joint project culminated in, among other things, the […]

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TECHNOLOGIES FOR THE CONTINUITY AND QUALITY OF ASPHALT MIX PRODUCTION

A variety of complex factors are involved in the production of hot asphalt mixes, which makes the process vulnerable to sudden equipment stops. The consequences of such unplanned maintenances to the business are dire, since the cost of having a stopped plant is high. In order to minimize production disruptions, new technologies applied to wear […]

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HPE Africa – four new mobile McCloskey cone crushers for high performance operation in tough conditions

HPE Africa has extended its range of McCloskey crushing and screening equipment, to include four new high-performance mobile cone crushers, available in various sizes and throughput capacities These recently-launched McCloskey cone crushers – the C2R, C2, C3 and C4 units – have been designed for secondary and tertiary crushing, mainly in aggregate processing and mining. […]

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Use drone-flying know-how for effective mining

With the increasing usage of drones to undertake various tasks on mines, the safe use of these wonders of technology should nonetheless be foremost on the minds of safety officers who need to know the laws and regulations governing the safe use of the machines on our mines. As a result, surface mining association, Aspasa, […]

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BMG and AAC team up for a clean environment in Jeppestown

The joy of teamwork is clearly evident in the partnership between engineering specialists, BMG and entrepreneurs, Agri Arts & Construction (AAC). “Everyone likes a good-news story and ours is certainly that. Through this match, which was made in the bustling suburb of Jeppestown – home to both companies – the area looks much better,” says […]

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Construction and mining equipment sales decline

Construction and mining equipment sales continued to decline for the third quarter in a row, with sales of new equipment slumping by just over 16% this quarter. According to figures released by the Construction and Mining Equipment Suppliers’ Association (CONMESA), just 1292 machines were sold during the period, which is 1541 units down from the […]

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Judge a SI’s transformation capability by its vendor relationships

By Stefan Jacobs, Applications Practice Head – Wipro Africa Modern Application Services The majority of IT projects fail. According to research published by The Standish Group, of more than 50,000 IT projects between 1992 and 2004, only 29 percent were deemed successful. This problem has not lessened – consultancies such as Forrester and McKinsey regularly […]

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Not to be missed! Please diarize the Roadshow dates for 2019.

EPC, IPP & Renewables Roadshow- 17th October 2019 Venue: Swiss Club, Midrand From: 9:30 until 15:30 Invited: Fluor; AMEC Foster Wheeler; KBR; Worley Parsons; DRA; Tenova; ThyssenKrupp; SNC-Lavalin; Group Five and more… Durban Petrochemical, IPP & Renewables Roadshow- 14th November 2019 Venue: Amanzimtoti Civic Centre From: 9:30 until 15:30pm Invited: SAPREF, Engen, Mondi, SAPPI, companies […]

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W 150 CF scores in Mexico with higher productivity and area output

A Wirtgen W 150 CF compact milling machine, equipped with new 1,800-mm milling drum assembly, mills the entire road pavement along the main city corridor in Torreón, Coahuila, Mexico, for the implementation of a brand new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system. Milling prepares the ground for more mobility The project in one of Mexico’s most important economic […]

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HMA South Africa is exclusive distributor for Det-Tronics fire and gas safety solutions

Complete fire and gas safety solutions that provide detection, notification, and mitigation in a range of industries are now available from HMA South Africa, thanks to an exclusive distributorship with Det-Tronics of the US. The company has been a recognised leader in this field for over 40 years, and is now set to make inroads […]

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Another NOSCAR award for thyssenkrupp

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa has once again earned the country’s highest safety award, the NOSA NOSCAR award. “Health and safety are no-compromise zones at thyssenkrupp,” states Christo de Beer, Quality Management, Health and Safety Manager at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa. “These sought after NOSCAR and Winner of Sector awards in our achievement portfolio […]

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Bureau Veritas inspires with a certifiably powerful team of women leaders, projecting gravitas behind Women’s Day in South Africa

Bureau Veritas Southern Africa, the global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification, continues to spark interest in the Southern Africa professional working environment. The company, renowned for services and innovative solutions to ensure client products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental protection and social responsibility; has […]

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SKF condition monitoring solution helps Barcelona Metro take a smarter approach to service quality

Sensors on trains measure the condition of wheel and track interaction in real time, spotting problems faster and allowing metro operators to optimise track maintenance planning and execution. Gothenburg, Sweden, 3 July 2019: For over a century, the citizens of Barcelona have relied on the metro to travel into and around the city. At peak […]

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From sugar mills to ports and rail, KZN is a key growth area for BI

The Bearings International (BI) Durban branch stocks a wide range of bearings, electric motors, gearboxes, lubricants, seals, tools, and power transmission products for a range of industries. These include food and beverage, cement and quarries, pulp and paper, port and rail, water and sanitation, sugar mills, mining, petrochemicals, and animal-feed plants. The main brands showcased […]

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Sawmills and sugar mills underpin growth for SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. in KwaZulu-Natal

Ageing sawmills and sugar mills in KwaZulu-Natal represent a significant growth opportunity for drive manufacturer SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. to introduce its latest energy-efficient technology. This is an increasing trend as both the pulp and paper and sugar industries strive to cut costs and boost productivity. This is according to Clive O’Reilly, Branch Manager for KwaZulu-Natal, […]

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Bureau Veritas drives social and economic change during Mandela Month campaign

Bureau Veritas Southern Africa, the global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification, continues to set the pace in the empowerment and social responsibility terrains of corporate South Africa. The company, renowned for services and innovative solutions to ensure client products, infrastructure and processes meet standards and regulations in terms of quality, health and safety, environmental […]

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Baoli electric forklift for Heneways

Heneways, one of the leading freight management and logistics operators in South Africa, has taken delivery of the Baoli KBE 25 electric forklift from Smith Power Equipment, a South African importation and distribution company representing leading global equipment brands. For internal warehouse usage to handle food grade products in its facility, Heneways went into the […]

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Lonza selects Rockwell Automation for digital transformation of pharmaceutical operations

Lonza has selected Rockwell Automation for the turnkey implementation of the Lonza strategic vision of bringing the digital factory to nine former Capsugel facilities that manufacture drug capsules. The Switzerland-based company, founded in 1897 with approximately 15 500 employees, chose Rockwell Automation’s PharmaSuite Manufacturing Execution System (MES) software to digitise the operations in their manufacturing […]

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A really ‘refined’ solution: Rand-Air Durban supplies Class-0 oil-free air to oil refinery shutdowns

While Durban is one of South Africa’s major industrial hubs, it is also home to some of South Africa’s major oil refineries. The fuel and oil from these refineries keep much of South Africa and its economy on the move and flowing smoothly every day. A refinery is a very large and highly complex operation […]

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Kwikspace partners with Limpopo DOE to serve over 900 schools

The Limpopo Department of Education has awarded a three-year contract for new modular buildings to Kwikspace. The company will manufacture and deliver brand new units, and relocate existing modular units to over 900 schools throughout Limpopo’s Sekhukhune district over the period. The deployment of these units forms part of the Limpopo Province’s three-year expansion project […]

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This Women’s Day we celebrate a Chemical Engineer from Motherwell

Women’s Month is a special month for Engen as it provides the company with an opportunity to reflect on its commitment to helping gifted South African women explore new horizons. Sinothando Tiso is one of many young women whose horizons have broadened thanks to Engen. Speaking out to mark Women’s Month, Sinothando says her personal […]

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Goscor Cleaning Equipment adds i-team range to its stable

Goscor Cleaning Equipment has been appointed one of the two distributors of i-team SA’s full range of products in South Africa, allowing the leading industrial cleaning equipment provider to add an innovative product line to its offering.     Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE) is pleased to announce that it has expanded its product offering for the […]

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RTS Africa and IMR offer efficient combustion which doesn’t ‘burn’ your profits

The RTS Africa Group, based in Tshwane, has been supplying effective and innovative solutions to a range of industrial issues since the early 90’s. These solutions include amongst others, spin filtration, laser-based gas detection and electrolysers for hydrogen production. “Industrial technology is constantly developing and with this development comes challenges,” says RTS Africa MD Ian […]

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Western Cape’s Laser application winning recipe – expertise, machinery and high quality gas

Air Products claims the key to their success in sustaining long term relationships is to provide a high level of service coupled with the supply of high quality gas products. Supplying established manufacturers, Acepak Laser and Loci Laser in Cape Town with high quality gas for their laser cutting operations, and playing a role in […]

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What a wonderful weld

Sulzer’s automated weld overlay repair improves efficiency for Lisahally biomass power plant Biomass is becoming an increasingly popular fuel solution for power generation. It is one of several technologies being implemented to improve the sustainability of power supplies as demand continues to increase. As with all facilities, regular maintenance is required to ensure operability and […]

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Plug & Produce with the new Smart Press Kit from Bosch Rexroth

Bosch Rexroth is setting new standards for fast and efficient pressing and joining applications with its innovative new modular Smart Press Kit. Designed to meet future industrial requirements by providing a complete mechatronic package across a wide range of pressing and joining applications, the kit functions according to the Plug & Produce principle, and will […]

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Sulzer’s fractionation unit helps Quantafuel to fight plastic waste

Sulzer’s leading separation technologies are playing a key role in Quantafuel’s first processing plant in Denmark, which turns mixed plastic waste into valuable recycled chemicals and fuel. By successfully supporting this ambitious and visionary project, Sulzer continues to strengthen its position as the go-to choice for high-quality, reliable and efficient mass transfer solutions and associated […]

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Tektronix Unveils 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer with Industry Leading Performance Across All Channels

New Digitizer Ideal for Advanced Applications that Require Precision, Performance and Compact Size, Including High Energy Physics, Materials Research and ATE Tektronix, Inc. has unveiled the 6 Series Low Profile Digitizer, the first 4-channel digitizer to offer up to 8 GHz bandwidth, 25 GS/s sampling rate and a 12-bit ADC on every channel, all in […]

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Skyriders showcases rope access at coal-mining maintenance project

The mining industry’s requirement for tight schedules and limited downtime when it comes to routine maintenance has allowed Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. to showcase the benefits of rope access for a project at a major coal-mining company in Mpumalanga. Sub-contracted to Enprotec of Middelburg, the scope of work for Skyriders was twofold, explains Marketing […]

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thyssenkrupp forwards the goodwill on Mandela Day

thyssenkrupp is an ardent advocate for the upliftment and development of disadvantaged communities. On Mandela Day, 18 July 2019, the industrial engineering and technology specialist showcased its commitment to giving back to the underprivileged by participating in the dynamic FoodForward SA Mandela Day food drive packing event, in partnership with Pick n Pay. According to […]

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The intelligence era – looking beyond storage

By Adam Day, CEEMA Storage Category Manager We are witnessing the dawn of the intelligence era, which is signifying a fundamental shift in the storage landscape. While we have seen great strides in recent years with the move to flash disk storage – which has accounted for some massive performance gains – the reality is […]

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ABB creates ‘intelligent’ football stadium for FK Austria

Smart building technology and innovative electrification solutions have made the once traditional Generali Arena at FK Austria Vienna a modern sporting showcase for connected, safe and energy efficient spaces. ABB, a pioneering technology leader, was appointed to transform the Generali Arena, originally built in 1925, into an intelligent, future proofed venue that incorporates the latest […]

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Autobax – part of Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) – celebrates 50 years in business in 2019

Autobax – automotive after-market specialists– celebrates 50 years of business this year. “The company, which was established in 1969 as a modest engine parts agency, selling mainly pistons – was the first acquisition of Arnold Goldstone, CEO of Invicta Holdings Limited, in 1995,” explains John Black, managing director, Autobax. “Autobax, which now forms part of […]

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RTS Africa Group gets a ‘Fair’ chance to highlight its many leading industrial automation solutions.

For the past three decades, the RTS Group has been introducing pioneering solutions to South Africa’s various industrial challenges. At the recent Africa Automation Fair held at the Ticketpro Dome in northern Johannesburg, the company joined the 124 other exhibitors in a quality exposition of control and automation. “South Africa needs to grasp the new […]

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What does the sewage sludge treatment plant of the future look like? It’s already here.

Today, the technology exists to build sewage treatment plants that are 100% water and energy autonomous. This is demonstrated at the Veolia-built and operated T PARK sludge treatment facility in Hong Kong. The plant processes 1 200 tonnes of sludge per day from 11 sewage treatment works in a region of over 7 million inhabitants, […]

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Garlock seals and sealing systems for sealing integrity in oil and gas applications

BMG – distributors in Southern Africa for Garlock Sealing Technologies – supplies and supports the full range of Garlock seals and sealing systems, including specialist fluid sealing products for the oil and gas industry. “BMG’s Garlock seals and sealing systems, which meet stringent safety and emission compliance standards in the hydrocarbon processing sector, are enhanced […]

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AVK Academy gains traction in Africa

The Academy, the training arm of AVK Southern Africa, has taken the Group’s training into Africa. With training on Basic Valve Fundamentals and Advanced Valves recently concluded at Mulonga Water and Sewerage Company in Zambia, there are training appointments in Lesotho, Mozambique and Botswana for the remaining year. Training in Malawi is planned for 2020. […]

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EMERSON HELPS COMPLETE FIRST CASPIAN SUBSEA PROJECT AHEAD OF SCHEDULE, UNDER BUDGET

Capital project, automation expertise help optimise operations at BP-operated Shah Deniz 2 to ensure safe, reliable production. Emerson (NYSE: EMR) has completed its $48 million contract for automation systems and cloud engineering software-as-a-service for the Shah Deniz 2 project in Azerbaijan and is fulfilling an ongoing five-year services contract to help ensure reliable, safe operations. […]

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ClickOn drives world-first innovations in visitor-access systems

From innovations such as having developed the world’s first GSM-based visitor access system, to the invention of SMS pre-clearance codes, and being the first security access specialist to adopt cloud technology, ClickOn Communications of Pretoria has progressed to the point where 800 000 users interact with its systems on a daily basis. Such has been the […]

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Bosch Rexroth Ghana Opens Specialised SPX FLOW Bolting Systems® Calibration Centre

Bosch Rexroth Ghana has launched a new SPX FLOW Bolting Systems® calibration centre to provide local calibration and services for its bolting systems technologies. Located at Bosch Rexroth’s existing Ghana facility in Takoradi, the calibration service centre has installed two dedicated workbenches for the calibration of torque wrenches and pumps. The rigs can test and […]

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EMERSON’S FLOW LIFECYCLE SERVICE CENTER EARNS ISO/IEC 17025 CERTIFICATION

Dubai-based Lifecycle Service Center offers internationally certified calibration, repair, and analysis services. Emerson’s Flow Lifecycle Service Center based in Dubai and serving customers in the Middle East and Africa region, has received accreditation for ISO/IEC 17025:2017 from the International Accreditation Service (IAS). This certifies the facility’s calibration procedures and traceability for all suitably-sized liquid flow […]

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BMG’s Varvel worm gearboxes enhance efficiency of PiA Solar’s PV solar tracking systems

BMG – exclusive distributors for the Varvel Group in sub-Saharan Africa for over 40 years – has extended the supply of Varvel gearboxes for small and medium power applications, to include customised worm gearboxes for installation in photovoltaic (PV) solar tracking systems. “As part of BMG’s commitment to providing alternative energy sources with reduced impact […]

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thyssenkrupp drives digitalisation

Digitalisation, propelled by the 4th Industrial Revolution, holds the key to unlocking enormous opportunities and growth for classical engineering companies like thyssenkrupp. Recognising the role of digital technology for sustainability, thyssenkrupp is constantly looking at new and innovative ways to embrace the digital age. #hack4tk, hosted annually by thyssenkrupp AG in Essen, Germany, is a […]

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Introducing the world’s first hybrid bearing life model from SKF

SKF has unveiled a pioneering model that, for the first time, enables the working life of hybrid bearings to be determined more realistically. Called the Generalized Bearing Life Model (GBLM), its development will ensure that SKF customers and distributors choose the right bearing for the right application, every time. Until now, it has been difficult […]

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Engen kits out Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School’s drummies

To raise morale at Sir Lowry’s Pass Primary School, Principal Charlton De Morney reached out to local businesses to help raise funds for uniforms and props (pom poms, flags, maces and batons) for the school’s new drum majorette squad. Heeding the call, Engen Helderberg Convenience Centre director, Geoff Abrahams funded kits for all 40 members […]

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Ultra Stable Oil-Dielectric RF Termination Loads

For maximum process repeatability and consistency, modern plasma applications require precise RF power regulation and control. A key component in ensuring accurate and repeatable RF power delivery to the chamber is calibration, regulation & monitoring of the RF generator. COMTEST local representative of Bird Technologies, provider of RF components, subsystems and test equipment – now […]

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How Capisol Software’s cloud-native platform can put your business’s cash flow a ‘click above the rest’

Since its inception, thinking outside the box in order to solve the cash flow challenges faced daily by accountants, FDs and CFOs has been at the very core of Capisol Software’s innovative business model. This is according to Christopher de Zeeuw, founding partner and Managing Director of Capisol Software, the leading and trusted local provider […]

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T-Systems releases eBook highlighting its key global SAP Solutions use cases and the benefits of the Intelligent Enterprise

Global ICT company, T-Systems International has released the latest version of its SAP® solutions use cases from various countries around the world. The eBook titled Becoming an Intelligent Enterprise with End-to-End SAP Solutions from T-Systems. The book features a compilation of case studies highlighting some of T-Systems  leading scenarios and industries leveraging the benefits of […]

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Don’t miss out- The Annual Sasolburg Roadshow, today only!

The Petrochemicals, IPP & Renewables Roadshow and all our exhibitors would like to extend our invitation to you and your colleagues to visit the Annual Sasolburg Roadshow, today only- 18th July 2019. Where: Flavius Mareka TVET College Hall- Cnr Hertzog Road and Fraser Street, Sasolburg Time: From 9:30 until 16:00 Exhibitor Profiles: Click here Over 42 indoor & outdoor exhibitors will be […]

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The right ingredients for a successful career in engineering

“If I wasn’t working in engineering, I would definitely be a chef – probably on my way to earning a Michelin star or two! My love and passion for food started at a very young age,” says Mabo Makhubu, SMEC Section Manager Management Services. “My earliest memories are of Sunday lunch preparations at home or […]

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If your data isn’t living on the edge it should be

By Marius Maritz, Operations Manager at DMP SA The end-user experience is critical when it comes to data access. From online shopping to banking and insurance, dealing with any sort of call centre or even buying groceries, nobody wants to be held hostage by slow systems. It is imperative that end-point or edge devices can […]

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It’s all systems go with SKF System 24 Lubrication Solution

When one of SKF’s longstanding customers experienced numerous breakdowns and production losses due to lubrication issues on their cyclone extractor fans, SKF, in close collaboration with its Authorised Distributor, Westcape Bearings and Transmission (Pty) Ltd, stepped in with the perfect automatic lubricator and grease solution. The cyclone extractor fans are used to extract sawdust from […]

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Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group hosts customers at the Rexroth HUBB

The Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies held its first customer day on 24 May at the Rexroth HUBB in Kempton Park. In a celebration of the Group’s relationships it shares with its customers and business partners, customers of each of the Group companies were treated to a tour around the 16 000 m2 […]

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Skyriders makes quick work of massive storage-tank maintenance project

Rope access has made quick work of a major tank inspection and cleaning project for a large South African petrochemical producer. Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. deployed a ten-person team for the 18-day project, with the tank itself measuring 46 m in diameter and 15 m high. Completed in late May, the project forms part […]

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EMERSON COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF ZEDI’S SOFTWARE AND AUTOMATION BUSINESSES

Acquisition to help company accelerate digital transformation in oil and gas industry Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced it has completed the purchase of Zedi’s software and automation businesses. The addition of Zedi’s cloud supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) platform will further enable Emerson, a global leader in automation, to help oil and gas producers […]

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RENEWABLE HYDROGEN – PIPEDREAM OR OPPORTUNITY FOR SA?

“The hydrogen economy has been a vigorous discussion point for the past twenty years or more. Hydrogen is a key ingredient for the production of nitrogen based fertilisers, which have enabled the feeding of the rapidly increasing human population of the world over the last 100 years. Hydrogen is also seen as one of the […]

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Cummins Power Hub at Waterfall Logistics Precinct wins big at 2019 SAPOA Awards

Cummins Africa Middle East’s new Southern Africa Regional Head Office in the Waterfall Logistics Precinct, part of the new Power Hub, has won the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) Property Development Award for Innovative Excellence 2019 in then Industrial Developments Category. The building is a joint venture with property developer Zenprop Property Holdings. It […]

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KLAW LNG CREATES GROUND-BREAKING SHIP-TO-SHIP LNG BUNKERING TRANSFER SYSTEM

Signum Technology Group company KLAW LNG, the world-leading specialist in the design and engineering of Ship-to-Ship and Ship-to-Shore LNG transfer systems, has delivered a truly ground-breaking solution that sets new standards for ship-to-ship bunkering of LNG fuel. Working with Royal Dutch Shell on its specialised LNG bunker vessel Cardissa, KLAW LNG has successfully engineered a […]

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WearCheck acquires reliability testing company, boosts services

Durban-based condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, have bought Anglo Field Services (AFS), which adds three new established divisions to the company’s comprehensive reliability solutions portfolio, including non-destructive testing (NDT), technical compliance (TC) and rope condition assessment (RCA). The fourth AFS division – asset maintenance management (AMM) – has been absorbed into WearCheck’s existing Reliability Solutions team, […]

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ASPASA clarifies enviro-legality

In a proactive move to promote sustainable mining, surface mining industry association, ASPASA, has released a much-needed Environmental Legal Register for use by its members to more easily comply with legal requirements. ASPASA director, Nico Pienaar sees it as an important service to ASPASA members. “The document will be of great value to members as […]

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ABB motors that let you know when it’s time for a service

A new smart sensing solution from ABB can reduce downtimes of low-voltage motors by up to 70 percent and extend their lifetime by up to 30 percent Until now, the monitoring and preventive maintenance of low-voltage motors has been time-consuming and expensive. New technology from ABB transforms simple motors into intelligent machines that tell you […]

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Scrubbing AB InBev’s Nigerian brewery clean

Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE) recently supplied – through its Nigerian dealer – two Tennant M20 combination sweeper/scrubber/driers to Sagamu Brewery of Nigeria, part of AB InBev.       In a deal that extends GCE’s reach into Africa, the leading cleaning equipment provider recently supplied two machines into Nigeria. GCE’s Nigerian dealer took delivery of the two […]

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Royal Holloway, University of London Opens State-of–the-Art Electronics Laboratory Using Tektronix Solutions

Royal Holloway, University of London, has officially opened its new Beatrice Shilling Building which includes state-of-the-art teaching laboratories in partnership with Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of educational measurement solutions, and Rapid Electronics, one of the UK’s leading distributors of educational test equipment. The brand-new technology-led electronic engineering facility residing in the £20m Beatrice Shilling […]

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High performance products for the automotive sector

Fibertex SA – part of the global Fibertex group – has a thorough understanding of constantly advancing requirements in the automotive sector in South Africa. Fibertex specialists works closely with automotive manufacturers to design solutions for vehicles, using lightweight materials for high performance, enhanced comfort inside the cabin, extended service life and optimum safety on […]

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Taking it back to basics with SKF machine condition training

It is a known fact that machine condition monitoring and early detection of problems can safeguard customers against critical machine failure, unplanned downtime and associated costs. In June 2019, SKF South Africa rolled out an in-depth ‘fundamentals of machine condition training solutions course’ to assist customers in bridging the knowledge gap surrounding the basics of […]

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Sugar mills opt for complete drive solutions to boost efficiencies and cut costs

The importance of the sugar industry in KwaZulu-Natal to SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. as a key growth area for its complete drive solutions will be underscored when it exhibits at the 92nd congress of the South African Sugar Technologists’ Association (SASTA) from 20 to 22 August at the International Convention Centre in Durban. The Original Equipment […]

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COMPACT IR CAMERA WITH INDUSTRIAL ACCESSORIES

COMTEST – local representative of Optris, global leader in infrared camera technologies – has announced an addition to the Compact Line, the Xi 80 and Xi 400, now with new industrial accessories for use in rough conditions. The system has a modular design and as a result, the water cooled housing, the air purge unit […]

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Worley’s E&C Services eyeing energy transition opportunities

Earlier this year, two major professional service providers to the energy, chemicals and resources sectors came together under a new brand, Worley. The merger is a combination of two highly complementary organisations – WorleyParsons and Jacobs’ Energy, Chemicals and Resources (ECR) line of business – that has created a pre-eminent global provider of professional project […]

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Safety at the heart of Afrox’s 360-degree solutions initiative

Safety is at the heart of Afrox’s 360-degree Solutions initiative, particularly when it comes to welding and cutting in difficult to reach places on site and at height. Afrox’s Business Manager for Manufacturing Industries, Johann Pieterse describes how Afrox’s full Safety Solutions Programme (SSP) has been incorporated into its 360° Solutions offering. SSP: an integral […]

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Finding fault: determining the true cause of premature bearing failure

Premature bearing failure is often blamed on ‘white etching cracks’ – but looking deeper for the true underlying cause will lead to a more effective solution, says Erik Vegter, Senior Scientist for Fatigue Modelling and Testing at SKF. Modern manufacturing practices, and techniques such as predictive maintenance, have helped to make premature bearing failure a […]

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NEW MOBILE APP FOR CONFIGURING RADAR LEVEL TRANSMITTERS HELPS SAFELY MAINTAIN ACCURATE TANK MEASUREMENT

Emerson’s Radar Master app for the AMS Trex Device Communicator simplifies setup in the field of Rosemount radar level devices Emerson has added the Radar Master app for the AMS Trex™ Device Communicator, making it easier for field technicians to safely and efficiently configure Rosemount™ radar level transmitters. Radar level devices are critical to help […]

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COMPACT ALL-IN-ONE SOLUTION FOR CONDUCTIVITY IN LIQUIDS MONITORING

CONDIX is a low maintenance, quick-an-easy-to-install combination of measuring transducer, which saves time and money. This all-in-one solution for monitoring of conductivity in liquids does not require a separate measuring transducer nor an expensive special cable or indicator. It integrates directly into superordinate systems such as SAPS and SCADA with the universal Modbus RTU interface. […]

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First Cut as ‘sharp’ as ever, with continued customer success and new agencies

First Cut has, quite literally, been at the cutting edge of South African industry for the past 63 years. As a proudly South African blade manufacturer, supplier of cutting equipment consumables and importer of cutting and steel processing machines, development is a continuous and ongoing process. During this time, a number of pivotal decisions have […]

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Water industry applications for Vitaglass: An endless ‘stream’ of applications

In the world of water industry and marine applications, material choice is of extreme importance, as these are challenging environments where constant exposure to weather can really place tough demands on design materials. Aspects such as durability, weight and corrosion resistance all play an important role in such applications. According to Glen Pringle, Director of […]

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An industry first as BI launches Bauer multi-mount electric motors

Traditionally, cast iron electric motors only cater for top-mounted terminal boxes. This is now all set to change with the industry’s first multi-mount cast iron motor available from leading supplier BI. The latest multi-mount cast-iron Bauer electric motor range from BI can accommodate the terminal box on the top, left-hand or right-hand side. The major […]

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Cummins stirs interest in pump-engine product line with region-wide seminars

Cummins recently hosted a highly successful seminar in both Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and at its Power Hub in Waterfall City, Johannesburg to introduce end users and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to its range of high-quality engines for the pumps segment. Here applications are agriculture and irrigation, dewatering and firefighting. A similar seminar […]

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To drive consumer behaviour you need to address the entire supply chain

By Jaco Saunders, Unit Lead at MACMobile Changing consumer behaviour and creating loyalty throughout the supply chain are areas every FMCG manufacturer is trying to achieve. However, these are the last links and typically the most difficult elements to manipulate. This is due to challenges around validating sales – you can only reward loyalty if […]

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TLT-Turbo Africa Announces Certification Upgrade to ISO 9001:2015

Ventilation solution specialist firm, TLT-Turbo Africa, announces that their ISO certification has been upgraded to ISO 9001:2015. International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 is the most updated standard of its kind and is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus, the motivation and implication of top management, the process […]

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Stringent new environmental rules target the petrochemical industry

With environmental protection topping the global agenda, the South African Government has been and will continue introducing new regulations that could have far reaching implications for local businesses. Producers and handlers of hazardous waste face a period of adjustment and investment to ensure they are compliant, while the waste sector is having to re-think the […]

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The New Carbon Tax – Is your industry compliant?

As of 1 June 2019, the Carbon Tax Act, 2018 is in operation. South Africa is the worst polluter on the continent and the Carbon Tax is a milestone in government’s efforts to tackle climate change. The South African government has committed to reductions of greenhouse gas emissions of 34% by 2020 and 42% by […]

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AVK Southern Africa obtains PED certification for ball and butterfly valves

AVK Southern Africa, a specialist valve manufacturer, was recently certified according to the Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) 2014/68/EU-Module H for the manufacturing of two of its valves – the CEM, IPV One-Piece Ball Valve DN80-DN350mm; and the PVE Boving Butterfly Valve DN350-DN4500. The directive regulates the manufacture of pressure equipment, including steam boilers, pressure vessels, […]

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Modern Collaboration Tools – heralding a new era in how businesses get work done

By Shaun Dicker, Delivery Manager at Intervate, a T-Systems company. Third-party messaging apps face eradication for the corporate environment as collaboration platforms gain traction. 125 000 organisations worldwide are using Microsoft Teams, in 181 markets. The adoption of collaboration platforms is partly driven by the demands of modern-day employees and how they wish to communicate. The […]

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BMG appointed as distributors for ARO PRO series air-operated diaphragm pumps

BMG was appointed by Ingersoll Rand at the end of 2018, as distributors of the ARO® Pro series diaphragm pumps. “ARO air-operated diaphragm pumps have been designed to pump virtually any type of liquid with ease – ranging from clean, light to medium viscosity fluids, to highly corrosive and abrasive fluids. ARO pumps can also […]

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E-commerce depot gets up to speed with 98 MOVITRAC® LTP-B standard inverters

When a major local e-commerce company had to install additional conveyor belts due to its growth, it found the perfect answer for its requirements in the MOVITRAC® LTP-B standard inverter from SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. The complete automation package supplied by the drive and automation specialist included mechanical gearboxes and Variable Speed Drives (VSDs) to cope […]

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Atlas Copco Compressor Technique’s compressed Air Solutions are Smart

Atlas Copco Compressor Technique has crafted its niche in the Southern African mining and industry sectors with innovative Smart Air Solutions that deliver accurate, quality air at point of use at the lowest possible cost to customers and end-users. “As part of ‘The Home of Industrial Ideas’ Compressor Technique is committed to providing pioneering compressed […]

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ABB helps build a brighter future for Costa Rica with high power inverter technology

ABB has delivered a unique solar solution enabling Costa Rica’s largest solar park to provide a clean and independent power supply to 10 percent of the country’s population, supporting Costa Rica’s ambition to ensure 100 percent of its energy comes from renewable sources. ABB has supplied its award winning PVS-175 high power inverters to Costa […]

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Rand-Air’s customised containerised compressor helps customer bust the dust

One of the ways it is possible to exceed customer expectations is to produce effective and innovative solutions to the challenges that they contend with. When Rand-Air Business Development Manager Henry Fourie was faced with a dusty and demanding challenge, he needed to come up with a solution which would address the problem effectively. The […]

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CCTV cameras helping police to take back crime-ridden streets in Johannesburg CBD

By Laurence Smith, Executive at Graphic Image Technologies The Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) recently launched an initiative that has seen more than 400 CCTV cameras cast their watchful gaze over the inner-city streets for public safety purposes. Intended to combat escalating crime, these cameras are linked back to a central control room and monitored […]

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Atlas Copco opens the doors to their Home of Industrial Ideas

Atlas Copco has solidified its position as a global pioneer in sustainable productivity solutions by delivering innovative cutting-edge technology, products and services to customers across Sub-Saharan Africa for over seven decades. The industrial engineering giant created yet another millstone in its history on 26 June 2019 with the hosting of an annual press conference. Aptly […]

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SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. provides on-site training and service in Africa

A key differentiator for SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. in Africa is its capability to offer on-site training and service. This not only familiarises clients with the drive automation specialist’s complete range, but also gives it a foot in the door for electronics and automation products like Variable Speed Drives. The dissemination of product knowledge in Africa […]

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BI appoints Business Development Leader for wholesale and retail sector

Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has appointed Kathy Shepherd as Business Development Leader (BDL) – Wholesale and Retail. The latest appointment reflects Shepherd’s strong upwards trajectory at BI, which started with her as Germiston Branch Manager in 2013, and East Rand Branch Manager from August 2017. She reports directly to Hudaco Industries GM Shenton Botes. […]

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The Blinds Syndicate and Upat celebrate a 33-year partnership

Established in 1996, the Blinds Syndicate of Durban is one of the longest users of Upat products to date, as well as one of the earliest adopters of the latest technology. Producing customised blinds and shutters under its main Luminos brand, the company prides itself on being a leading innovator in the industry. The main […]

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BIFFI ITALIA ICON3000 ELECTRIC ACUATOR LAUNCHED

Biffi Italia – a world-leading manufacturer of high-performance and reliable valve actuation systems – is proud to introduce the new ICON3000 electric actuator: a smart, powerful multi-turn actuator that offers improved reliability and capabilities versus its predecessors from the ICON family of actuators. Featuring a wide range of torques from 30Nm to 1440Nm and speeds […]

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ARCA Valves receives prestigious award

For the year 2018 / 2019 ARCA has been awarded with the quality label “Innovative through Research “by the “Stifterverband für die deutsche Wissenschaft“ (German Association for the Promotion of Science and Education). The award honours researching companies for taking responsibility for nation and society. With ARCA research and development activities have a long tradition […]

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Jet Demolition pioneers cold-cutting technology for petrochemical demolition

Cold-cutting techniques developed by Jet Demolition have introduced a new benchmark for health and safety in the petrochemical industry, which represents a highly volatile and hazardous work environment. The equipment and methodology pioneered by Jet Demolition has the added ‘green’ benefit of limiting incidental contamination of natural resources, which is generally unavoidable using less advanced […]

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Kenya leads action on sustainable blue economy for the Commonwealth Blue Charter

‘Champion’ countries of the Commonwealth Blue Charter are laying the groundwork for joint action and developing robust, innovative strategies to tackle the world’s most pressing ocean issues. Kenya is one of 12 countries that has stepped forward to lead ‘action groups’ under the Blue Charter – a commitment made by the 53 Commonwealth member states […]

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Franki pulls out all stops to unravel brewing challenges at Mozambican project

An ambitious project timeline for the construction of Cervejas de Moçambique’s new brewery, compounded by a late start to the project due to external constraints, saw geotechnical specialist Franki pull out all the stops to ensure partial handovers of the foundations and lateral support to allow the main contractor to carry on with the works.    […]

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Appointment Announcement- Valve & Automation

Gareth Taylor has been appointed Regional Manager After many interviews with outstanding candidates, numerous discussions with employment agencies, we found our ideal candidate within our own company. I am very pleased to announce that Gareth Taylor has been appointed Regional Manager responsible for Gauteng,  Mpumalanga, Free State, North West, Limpopo, Northern Cape Provinces and select […]

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Critical components installed on your vessels might not be what they seem, and it definitely matters, warns Rania Patsiopoulos at SKF.

In 2017, working with law-enforcement authorities, SKF destroyed 15 tonnes of counterfeit bearings that were identified and seized several years ago. The batch, which comprised 17,000 individual items, had been destined for unsuspecting customers in the marine supply chain. That haul was unusually large, but in other ways it was far from unique. Fake bearings […]

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Engen helps Seluleko Shabalala beat the odds

Amidst the scourge of unemployment in our country, Seleleko Shabala has landed her first job thanks to the four-month computer skills training course she attended at the Engen Community Computer Training Centre in Wentworth, South Durban. Over the past decade, Engen’s free computer skills training school has transformed many lives in South Durban. To date […]

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South African businesses underestimate the need for data management

A recent Data Management survey conducted by Gabsten Technologies has revealed some interesting insight into how South African businesses view their data. While the results showed that the majority of local organisations employ some form of data management, including data protection, backup and recovery, a worrying number of businesses do not. In addition, a significant […]

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Passport 360 is a ‘game changer’ for Anglo American

Diversified mining house Anglo American has always relied on the latest technology to locate new resources, plan and build new mining operations, and process and market its products around the world. It is for this reason that the commodities giant has cited Passport 360 as “a real game changer” in its business across the world. […]

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Making a safe move to cloud-based document management with Capisol Software

– automate business processes, increase efficiency and reduce cybersecurity risks As the trusted provider of an integrated, cloud-native, document management platform for businesses in a wide range of industries, Capisol Software is very well acquainted with the realities of cybersecurity attacks in today’s business environment. Although their main service is not security, the company provides […]

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Engen’s Busisiwe Mkhungo finds her wings this Youth Month

Youth Month is special as it provides an opportunity to reflect on the importance of helping young gifted South Africans explore new horizons and reach for the stars. Busiswe Mkhungo a young chemical engineer is one of many whose horizons have broadened thanks to Engen. Reflecting on the significance of 16 June in our country’s […]

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Why industry should consider natural gas as energy source

By Laetitia Jansen van Vuuren, Technologies Product Engineer at Energas Technologies There is a natural gas pipeline network in most of the industrial areas in Gauteng, but why are so many of the large energy users still not making use of gas? Especially when the global drive is to reduce carbon emissions and move away […]

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Bosch Projects receives a 2019 PMR.africa Silver Arrow award for consulting engineering

Bosch Projects has been awarded a Silver Arrow certificate for the National Survey on Consulting Engineering Firms at the 2019 PMR.africa Business Excellence Awards function, held in Gauteng on 3 June. “The PMR.africa awards are the culmination of an independent research process, where companies are rated based on respondents’ perceptions, with a strong focus on […]

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This Youth month Engen celebrates a future leader from Estcourt

Youth Month is special as it provides an opportunity to reflect on the importance of helping young gifted South Africans explore new horizons and reach for the stars. Nokubonga Ngqulunga, a young chemical engineer is one of many whose horizons have broadened thanks to Engen. Reflecting on the significance of 16 June in our country’s […]

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AVK’s Portia Magongoma: Driving Change

There remains a serious shortage of women in engineering. Globally, it is still a male dominated field. According to the Engineering Council of South Africa, only 11% of the total number of engineers registered with them are female and only 4% of those are professional engineers. Portia Magongoma (32), AVK PVE Production Foreman, is making […]

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Ten in a row for Engen: SA’s coolest Petroleum Brand

Engen has again been voted the “Coolest Petroleum Brand” in the Sunday Times Generation Next awards. This is the tenth consecutive year that South Africa’s youth have backed Engen, reaffirming the company’s uncontested brand leadership and market strength. With youth development playing a central role in Engen’s social investment and sponsorship initiatives, the company remains […]

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BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2019: an unsustainable path

BP today released the 68th annual edition of the BP Statistical Review of World Energy (BP Stats Review), the most comprehensive collection and analysis of global energy data.This year’s edition highlights the growing divergence between demands for action on climate change and the actual pace of progress on reducing carbon emissions. “The longer carbon emissions […]

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Intelligent local RFID solutions help mines adhere to health and safety requirements with ease

By Dave Joyce, MD at Nimble Technologies In the mining and construction industries, health and safety regulations must be adhered to at all times. There are strict requirements for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) when entering certain areas of a mine or site, and if these requirements are not followed, lives are at stake. In addition, […]

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New Sensors and Languages for Ventis™ Pro Series Gas Monitors

Updates to the Ventis Pro Series make it accessible for a broader range of users and applications. COMTEST – local representative of Industrial Scientific, global leader in gas detection – has announced that firmware version 2.1 for Ventis™ Pro Series Multi-Gas Monitors is now available and offers support for additional sensor and language options. Ventis […]

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Advanced bearing technology for electric vehicles to be showcased by SKF

SKF has revealed its latest developments for improving the efficiency of electric powertrains at the 32nd International Electric Vehicle Symposium (EVS 32) on 19-22 May 2019. Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) are poised to increase dramatically. According to a recent report from IHS Markit, these vehicles will account for more than 30% of new cars […]

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‘Speaking for steel’ – record-breaking sponsorship for SAISC 2019 Steel Awards despite tough market conditions

The SAISC Steel Awards have come a long way since their humble beginnings 38 years ago when the occasion was marked with a cheese and wine event attended by a handful of people, in a room decorated with printed posters of the entries. This year, record sponsorship of the awards has grown by a remarkable […]

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Development of new Port of Ngqura Tank Farm is on track

After turning the first sod earlier this year, both Transnet Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port of Ngqura and Oil Tanking Grindrod Calulo Holdings (OTGC) are currently on track with the 24-month development period to commission the new liquid bulk Tank Farm in the port at the end of 2020. With environmental compliance and the enhancement of […]

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Kwikspace enters channel partnership with Kaap Agri

Kwikspace and Kaap Agri, the specialists in agricultural, fuel and related trade and retail markets in Southern Africa, have entered into a channel partnership that will see Kaap Agri stores promote the Kwikspace offering. The partnership agreement, signed during May 2019, is the first promotional/reseller partnership entered into by Kwikspace. Initial roll-out, which began shortly […]

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Compressed gas laboratories may benefit from features of the 4th industrial revolution.

Compressed gas laboratories are now able to benefit from the connectivity and automated big data analysis features of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Afrox’s Hans Strydom explains. Gas analysis and the 4th industrial revolution The 4th Industrial Revolution is coming to the compressed gas laboratory in the form of connected analysers. Locally collected information from any […]

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INDUSTRIAL SCIENTIFIC EXPANDS CONNECTED SAFETY PORTFOLIO

Leading provider of gas detectors and software offers direct-to-cloud connectivity  COMTEST – local representative of Industrial Scientific, global leader in gas detection – has announced the expansion of its connected safety portfolio to include cellular and wi-fi capability in the Ventis®Pro5 Personal Gas Monitor and a satellite communication gateway to connect mobile workers in real […]

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ABB Power2® two-stage turbocharger technology now available for railway customers

ABB Turbocharging’s Power2 technology is now available for use in high speed rail, offering engine makers cutting-edge, two-stage turbocharging technology that significantly increases power density and operational flexibility on locomotives, reducing emissions as well as operational costs. Originally launched in 2010, to-date ABB’s Power2 two-stage turbocharger has been successfully deployed in the large engine industry […]

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GALL THOMSON ENGINEERS THE WORLD’S MOST ADVANCED PROTECTION AGAINST OFFSHORE OIL SPILLS

Petal17, the latest Marine Breakaway Coupling (MBC) launched by global market leader Gall Thomson, has set new standards for lightness, precision and performance, to the extent that the company describes it as the most advanced protection against offshore oil spills in the world. Gall Thomson MBCs are designed to minimise risk of offshore oil spills […]

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Financial services and the cloud – what’s the next big challenge?

By Felix Antonysamy – Business Development Manager, Banking for Africa, Wipro Limited In the South African context, financial services companies have been slow in adoption of cloud services however, the last year or two has seen a significant shift in this mindset, with all South African banks steadily moving their infrastructure to the cloud. It […]

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The Fibertex Curing Blanket for concrete protection and Formtex for concrete surface enhancement June 2019

Fibertex SA – specialists in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of geosynthetic products – has developed a new curing blanket, designed to optimise the curing of concrete and to protect the new structure. The Fibertex curing blanket, which is used to cover concrete surfaces when the material has set, has been designed […]

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NATREF fuels document management improvements with Datacentrix

SASOLBURG – June 07 2019 – National Petroleum Refiners of South Africa (NATREF) has upgraded its document management environment, allowing for faster access to the critical documentation native to production and processing businesses. The ongoing project is being rolled out with the assistance of high performing and secure ICT solutions provider, Datacentrix, a long-term NATREF […]

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Split spherical roller bearings offer replacement benefits

SKF Coopers new range of split spherical roller bearings will help customers, especially those in the mining sector, reduce maintenance and boost safety. SKF Cooper has introduced a range of split spherical roller bearings that offers multiple customer benefits, while being more robust and reliable than competitor products. The 231 series of split spherical roller […]

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Grand opening of Engen MyCiti in Sandton

The people of Sandton are set to reap the yummy goodness of a 24-hour Woolworths Foodstop and a diverse range of convenience services at the brand-new Engen MyCiti Convenience Centre, which officially launched on 30 May 2019. Engen MyCiti is located on the corner of South Road and Rivonia Road in Sandton. Customers can indulge […]

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Cloud makes Unified Communications a reality for SMEs

By Corrie Lynch, ICT Delivery DSM Expert: Connectivity Services at T-Systems South Africa Quality video conferencing, together with the added features of presence, document sharing, screen sharing, and mobility capability, also known as Unified Communication (UC), has typically been considered the domain of large corporates that can afford the associated high cost. However, smaller businesses […]

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BMG Fasteners – Boltight hydraulic bolt tensioning

BMG’s Nord-Lock bolting solutions now include Boltight hydraulic bolt tensioning tools, which are used to tighten bolts simultaneously, ensuring even preload in industrial applications and extreme environments, where bolt load accuracy is critical. “Advanced bolting technology in large machines and equipment eliminates the risk of loose or over-tightened bolts and is critical to ensuring optimum […]

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ABB wins large power transmission order from China’s State Grid, Zurich, Switzerland

ABB’s transformer and high-voltage technology essential part of the world’s largest super grid ABB has won a large order to supply converter transformers and high-voltage equipment for an 800 kilovolt (kV), ultrahigh-voltage direct current (UHVDC) transmission link, owned by the State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), in China’s Shaanxi and Hubei provinces, in the North […]

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Next-generation receiving and dispatch software suite takes the weight off logistics operations

Ensuring that the correct driver and vehicle is permitted to deliver and gain access to your premises is an important safety and security consideration. This is now possible with AccessX, which forms part of the next-generation WBX receiving and dispatch software. The suite of software products is aimed at optimising and automating the entire weighbridge-centric […]

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SKF supplies large gear couplings to key power and automation engineering customer

When SKF South Africa was approached by a longstanding customer to assist with the selection of a gear coupling for a Russian potash fertilizer plant in Q1 2019, the global bearing and rotating technology specialist rose to the occasion, nominating the rugged 130GC Gear Coupling with special tangential keyways for this application. “A combination of […]

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ABB Azipod® electric propulsion can save $1.7 million in fuel costs annually, study shows

– Study confirms Azipod® superiority over shaftline propulsion – ABB launches mid-power range Azipod® in June 2019 – Latest Azipod® designed to improve energy efficiency, cut emissions An independent study by marine consultancy Deltamarin revealed that the ABB Azipod® electric propulsion system for ferries could save up to $1.7 million in annual fuel costs per […]

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AECOM promotes diversity and inclusion initiatives in South Africa

Integrated infrastructure delivery company AECOM’s Level 1 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) accreditation underpins all its transformation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in the Africa and Middle East region. This is also aligned with AECOM’s global diversity and inclusion goals. The focus in this regard is South Africa, where transformation is the main driver, […]

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Migrating data to the cloud? A burning question for the CIO

By Eran Brown, CTO at INFINIDAT Currently, many organisations are looking towards cloud as a ‘silver bullet’ for their data storage challenges. However, it is interesting to note that many of those already in the cloud are looking to leave it (a.k.a. ‘repatriation’). Why, one may ask? Well, two reasons come to the fore: cloud […]

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Zero maintenance Wouter Witzel valves reduce production costs and downtime at sugar mill

Wouter Witzel butterfly valves from AVK Southern Africa provided substantial cost-savings and reduced personnel requirements for KwaZulu Natal-based Umfolozi Sugar Mill (USM). The savings enabled the company to redistribute finance to other plant instrumentation upgrades and negated the need for specialised valve maintenance personnel. This facilitated the redeployment of these personnel to other plant maintenance […]

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thyssenkrupp celebrates its diamond jubilee in Africa

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa is proudly celebrating sixty successful years of engineering excellence in Africa. This milestone bears testament to the diversified industrial group’s enduring commitment to delivering exceptional, premium quality, holistic solutions to its valued customers. Initially operating through an agent in South Africa, the German powerhouse cemented its African foothold in 1959 […]

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Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group hosts customers at the Rexroth HUBB

The Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies held its first customer day on 24 May at the Rexroth HUBB in Kempton Park. In a celebration of the Group’s relationships it shares with its customers and business partners, customers of each of the Group companies were treated to a tour around the 16 000 m2 […]

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Vert Energy’s Leroy-Somer LSK direct current (DC) motors provide cost-effective solutions for variable speed applications

Vert Energy’s Leroy-Somer LSK direct current (DC) motors provide cost-effective solutions for variable speed applications. “Leroy-Somer has a depth of experience with AC and DC variable speed drive systems and designs its standard motors to withstand the new demands being imposed by frequency converters and variable speed operation,” says Grant Robertson, managing director of Vert […]

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Skyriders consults on fall-protection plan for platinum-smelter project

Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. was recently called upon to carry out consultancy work at a major project at a platinum smelter. According to South Africa’s construction regulations, any workplace involving a risk of a fall must have a verified fall-protection plan drafted by a competent person accredited by the Institute for Work at Height […]

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Cummins AME introduces digital solutions to maximise vehicle uptime

There is a growing demand in the Africa and Middle East (AME) region for remote monitoring solutions from Cummins due to the increased prevalence of electronic engines that adhere to the latest international standards, according to Cummins AME Automotive and Electrification Leader Ms Rashi Gupta. Remote monitoring solutions are critical for maximising up-time and reducing […]

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Preventative maintenance: the key to sustainability

The significance of preventative maintenance in the capital equipment equation cannot be reiterated enough. Benefits abound and include operator and machine safety, machine efficiency and time savings, among others. All these point towards one direction – optimal total cost of ownership (TCO). One of the key drivers in the TCO calculation is the frequency and […]

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RTS Africa Technologies’ Procon acoustic boiler steam leak detection system prevents boilers ‘going down the tubes’

At present in South Africa, boiler tube leaks are something of a ‘hot’ topic, as the country’s national power supplier continues to contend with various complex challenges – including that of boiler maintenance issues caused by, amongst other factors, boiler tube leaks. This is not a uniquely South African issue, as the US–based organisation, the […]

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Superior Filtration uses MOVIDRIVE® on its latest screen filter

An industrial water filtration specialist that has used gearmotors from SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. for many years has adopted its MOVIDRIVE® inverters with CMP servo motors and customisable iPOS software for its latest self-cleaning GraviFilter screen filters. This is an example of a longstanding client relationship that has progressed from a standard product to the latest […]

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SICK ultrasonic gas flow meter enables field verification in high volume gas installations

SICK Automation’s FLOWSIC600-XT Quatro ultrasonic gas flow meter was installed in Big Elk Energy Systems’ mobile gas flow rate test bench – the first of its kind in the world. The test bench can be used to verify gas meters that are installed in high-volume gas installations without interrupting operations. The gas meter combines two […]

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Air Products’ strategic focus and market demands leads to R100m upgrade

Air Products was well-poised to respond when the market demanded an increase in the supply of carbon dioxide (CO2) and they took action by investing R100million in a significant CO2 expansion and refurbishment project at the Newcastle Facility in KwaZulu-Natal and an upgrade at the National Petroleum Refiners of South Africa (Natref) Facility in Sasolburg. […]

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Do local cloud data centres impact software licensing?

The establishment of local data centres by large global cloud providers has opened up  possibilities to many South African businesses. However, moving into the cloud can create some complexities, specifically around software licensing. As you move into the cloud, the entire licensing model changes from an outright purchase for a fixed period of time to […]

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ABB launches Industry 4.0 upgrade kit for Masterpact M switchgear- Zurich, Switzerland

Easy-to-install retrofit solution replaces moving part of withdrawable Masterpact M circuit breakers with SACE Emax 2 smart circuit breaker ABB is making it easier for companies to digitalize their power distribution and improve their energy management with a simple upgrade kit for older circuit breakers. A specially designed kit is applied to existing Masterpact M […]

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New Cape Town premises for Goscor Cleaning Equipment

Due to the need for more space to accommodate the expanding business, Goscor Cleaning Equipment moved its Cape Town branch into a bigger facility at the end of April.    As a result of improved business growth, Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE) outgrew its previous premises, which necessitated the recent move to a new, larger facility. […]

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Compact spot finder temperature measurement device – IR camera OR thermometer

INSTROTECH has announced the release of Optris’ two newly developed temperature measurement devices, Xi 80 and Xi 400, combining the benefits of infrared cameras and infrared thermometers. “With the Xi series, we are launching a semi-autonomous sensor which, in addition to traditional PC and software-based operation, also works as a smart pyrometer with analog or digital outputs that seeks the […]

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The customer experience drives digital disruption

By Vishal Barapatre, CTO at In2IT Technologies Digitisation has revolutionised the way businesses operate, with new entrants into all markets disrupting traditional enterprises through entirely innovative models. Mobile applications have become the new way of the world. Customers are no longer willing to wait, visit a physical premises to interact with a business, or even […]

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Seamless energy and data supply with SR-Express spring cable reels from Powermite

The SR-Express range from Powermite, which forms part of Conductix-Wampfler’s global SR series of spring cable reels, is engineered to meet the energy and data supply requirements of virtually any moving machinery, from overhead bridge cranes, gantries, and mobile tables to aerial ladders, lifts, elevators and elevated work platforms. “Product quality goes hand in hand […]

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Maxiflex’s MaxiDock AP takes docking solutions to the next level

Maxiflex has gained a stellar reputation for offering state-of-the-art industrial door and loading dock solutions to the Sub-Sahara African market. Further extending its innovative docking equipment suite, the company recently launched its locally designed, MaxiDock AP, a robust Air Powered dock leveller that connects the building with the vehicle and allows for quick and efficient […]

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Invicta Holdings appointment announcement – Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) – BMG MD

Robin Briggs has been appointed Managing Director of BMG – part of the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) business segment of Invicta Holdings Limited. ESG, a distributor of engineering consumable products, technical services and solutions, encompasses BMG (Africa’s industrial leader in engineering consumables), the Man-Dirk Group (specialists in the tool and equipment sector), Screen Doctor (vibrating […]

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African Petrochemicals were pleased to Join Bosch Rexroth for their customer day on the 24th May 2019

The event showcased the Group’s full manufacturing, service and repair capabilities with a tour of the Rexroth HUBB facilities. There were opportunities for technical discussions with products, brand and training specialists. We had the insights and experienced the: * vision into hydraulic design, manufacture, installation and servicing of systems * innovative pneumatics, linear motion, assembly […]

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Another 67 South Durbanites graduate from Engen’s Computer School

The Engen Computer School in Wentworth held a graduation ceremony in Austerville on 22 May where 67 proud community members received certificates for completing an end user computing course. Over the past decade, Engen’s free computer skills training school has transformed many lives in South Durban. To date 1 982 students have gained knowledge and […]

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Local RFID solutions provide flexibility in emerging market

Local RFID solution providers offer cheaper and more flexible solutions that are better suited to the South African market. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology has been around for a long time, but local companies are now beginning to focus on providing flexible and customisable RFID solutions that are affordable in an emerging market. RFID utilises […]

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SAMPLER EXTENDED REAL TIME OSCILLOSCOPE 5 GHZ OSCILLOSCOPE

COMTEST announces the launch of Pico Technology’s PicoScope 9404 SXRTO (Sampler eXtended Real Time Oscilloscope). The 9404 features four 5 GHz 12-bit channels, each supported by real-time sampling to 500 MS/s per channel and up to 1 TS/s (1 ps) equivalent-time sampling.  Both the voltage and timing resolution specifications are characteristics of the highest performance […]

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SD-WAN enables better cloud performance

By Louis Kirstein- DSM Expert: Connectivity Services at T-Systems South Africa The proliferation of local and global public cloud platforms is resulting in a spike of cloud uptake across South African businesses. Moreover, barriers such as data sovereignty concerns and latency issues fall away with the in-country data centres coming online. Companies are faced with […]

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Kwikspace: Creating a safe and dignified school environment in the Western Cape

Kwikspace is responding to the Basic Education Department’s mandate to eradicate inappropriate structures in schools, specifically unsafe classroom structures and dangerous, unhygienic pit latrines. Partnering with the Department of Public Works as a selected preferred supplier, Kwikspace is assisting DPW to improve school infrastructure across the Western Cape. The need for school infrastructure support is […]

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Maximum data rates in transport with Webb’s STX M12x1 Connector Series

With the STX M12x1 IP67 connector series for railway and vehicle applications from Telegärtner, Jasco’s Webb Industries is offering various solutions for applications in harsh environments.  An add-on to the previous M12 connector series, the new series contains M12x1 X-coded connectors as plug and socket versions which are suitable for connecting to cables with both […]

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BMG’s upgraded slogging tools for efficient tightening and loosening of nuts and bolts 2019

BMG’s Slogging Hammer and Wheel Slogger, which form part of the company’s extensive range of tools and equipment, have recently been upgraded by local inventors, Slogging International, for greater efficiency and improved safety. “The versatile Slogging Hammer and Wheel Slogger series, which is used in many industries to loosen and tighten bolts and nuts quickly […]

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Veolia awarded contract for new pump station in Johannesburg’s East Rand

Veolia Water Technologies South Africa has been awarded the contract to design, manufacture, supply, deliver, install, commission and put into service a new pump station in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni. The pump station, which will become ‘Engine Room 3’ at the Boksburg plant once complete, will supplement the existing pumping station’s water capacity by approximately 600 ML/day, […]

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FRANKI AFRICA – STANDING THE TEST OF TIME

When Edgard Frankignoul, invented the Franki pile in 1909 he had no idea that 110 years later it would still be regarded as one of the most cost-effective and reliable solutions for a host of different geological conditions. “It’s quite amazing,” says Franki Africa’s Gavin Byrne, “that with only relatively small improvements over time, the […]

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Visit Klinger Mzansi at the Annual Sasolburg Roadshow in July 2019

Klinger will be showcasing their products and services at the annual Sasolburg Petrochemicals, IPP & Renewables Roadshow on the 18th July 2019. Visit their stand! Pre-register Now- FREE OF CHARGE- Click here

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NEW PORTABLE THERMAL CAMERA FOR INDUSTRIAL INSPECTION

COMTEST is pleased to announce the launch of Fluke’s new PTi 120 Pocket Thermal Imager for easy troubleshooting and industrial inspection. Common sense dictates that the bigger the problem, the more urgent the need is to solve it. Fluke’s Pocket Thermal Camera is users’ first line of defense for easy troubleshooting on the job.  It’s […]

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When zero is hero: Class 0 oil-free versus technically oil-free air

Oil-free compressed air is used throughout industry where the purest compressed air quality is critical to the end product and to the processes involved – such as in the pharmaceutical or food and beverage sectors, for example. “As the leading provider of portable power and air solutions in the country, Rand-Air has the right solution […]

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Cummins combats marine pollution with SCR technology

Cummins is mapping out effective solutions to the challenges of Marpol (maritime pollution), and is assisting customers in navigating current and future regulations. Cummins has responded to the industry’s demand for regulatory compliance with an investment in technology, crucially containing measures to control NOx emissions from its diesel engines. “We have chosen Selective Catalytic Reduction […]

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Goscor Group celebrates its latest Level 3 B-BBEE rating

The Goscor Group is proud to announce that it has achieved Level 3 Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) status, with effect from March. The Level 3 rating indicates a 90 to 95 rating on the BEE scorecard, encompassing ownership, management control, skills development, enterprise and supplier development, and socio-economic development. The rating extends to group […]

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CONNECT with Quality

Klinger will be showcasing their products and services at the annual Sasolburg Petrochemicals, IPP & Renewables Roadshow on the 18th July 2019. Visit their stand! Pre-register Now- FREE OF CHARGE- Click here KLINGER is the world’s leading manufacturer and provider of industrial gaskets and valves. Formed in 1886 as a family enterprise, the pioneers in gasket technology today present […]

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Electronic pressure gauges for areas subject to explosion hazards (EX areas)

Information supplied by INSTROTECH on behalf of KELLER INSTROTECH is offering Keller’s range of no less than five intrinsically safe electronic pressure gauges for use in areas subject to gas explosion risks. The type approvals are com­pliant with the ATEX Explosion Protection Directive regarding ex­plosive gases. The electronic design of these devices is trimmed to […]

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Modern Cloud platforms: a game-changer for software developers

By Andre Schwan, Deal Solutions Manager at T-Systems South Africa Whether they are part of an organisation’s in-house IT team, or part of a software development agency, developers in South Africa have to operate under great pressure. Their business stakeholders have relentless demands for innovation capabilities, and developers are expected to create feature-rich, next-generation applications […]

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Vert Energy hosts workshop for solar energy sector on sustainable control solutions for renewable energy

Vert Energy – electro-mechanical power transmission specialists – hosted a solar power workshop at its Johannesburg head offices recently, focusing on the latest global trends in sustainable solutions for renewable energy. “This training programme, which was developed especially for our ‘Engineering, Procurement and Construction’(EPC) contractors, concentrated on the importance of dependable power generation systems utilised […]

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Technology makes end-to-end supply chain visibility and predictive analytics a reality

Line of sight is the biggest challenge for all aspects of the supply chain, from the manufacturer to the wholesaler, distributor and the reseller and even to the end consumer. This lack of visibility and resulting lack of control results in a number of issues, from stock losses to pricing inflation, uncertain availability and increased […]

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Shamrock Handling Concepts – Agrimac 4×4 all-terrain forklift trucks for high efficiency in harsh operating conditions

Shamrock Handling Concepts has extended its range of specialist forklift trucks. Agrimac all-terrain 4×4 forklift trucks have been designed for efficient operation, enhanced safety and low maintenance in diverse sectors. Typical applications are in agriculture and forestry, mining, industrial sites, building and construction, as well as outdoor warehousing and military applications. “The main advantage of […]

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Engen supports Caring4Girls at Sinenjongo High School

Sinenjongo High School in Joe Slovo Park, Milnerton is one of 30 schools to benefit from Engen’s R2.5 million cash injection to the Imbumba Foundation’s Caring4Girls programme. Caring4Girls visited the Cape Town school this month to provide female learners with sanitary towel packs to help keep them in school during their monthly cycles. Caring4Girls currently […]

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Hytec South Africa relocates to the Free State

Hytec South Africa, a Bosch Rexroth South Africa company, has a branch located in Vanderbijlpark south of Johannesburg. This branch will be relocating to the Sasol Eco Industrial Park, located in Sasolburg. The branch focuses on the mining, chemical and steel industries within the Vaal Triangle area. Branch counter sales allow for quick and easy […]

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Atlas Copco ready to Tee Off for AMCARE

Atlas Copco is the proud sponsor of the AMCARE Golf Day which will take place on 23 May 2019. The aim of this event is to assist the non-profit organisation in raising funds and spreading awareness about their numerous care-based initiatives. “This will be the first time that Atlas Copco sponsors the AMCARE Golf Day […]

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Endress+Hauser grows significantly

Sales for the Group reach nearly 2.5 billion euros Endress+Hauser experienced strong growth across all regions, sectors and product areas in 2018. The ongoing digitalization of the industry and positive development on the international markets provided impetus. The Group increased sales and profits, invested heavily and created hundreds of jobs worldwide. “The bottom line is, […]

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Data Management as a Service – a solution for the mining digital revolution

Mining has always been an intensive industry, from the perspective of resources, time, labour and people safety. The ability to analyse and derive intelligence from vast amounts of data generated across the various aspects of any mine is a revolution in this sector. With the incorporation of the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as […]

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The rise of Phoenix – Atlas Copco proudly supports South African robot competition team in the USA

The rise of digitalisation and automation is amplifying the keen focus towards innovations such as robotics. When Atlas Copco became aware that Hoërskool Waterkloof ´s robotic team, known as Fifth Order, was looking for assistance to compete at the First Tech Challenge (FTC) in the USA from 24-27 April 2019, the company came to the […]

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Proactive support for your Commvault suite with Gabsten’s Remote Monitoring Services

In a world where access to data is intrinsically linked to the functionality of a business, you simply cannot afford to lose access to your data regardless of where it is stored and subsequently backed-up. As a result, businesses need comprehensive backup and recovery strategies and solutions in order to access their data in the […]

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Bridging the gap: steel shows its ‘mettle’ in bridge construction

When deciding whether to build a bridge from steel or concrete, there are a number of factors which need to be considered. Steel offers numerous advantages, including quick construction in the field, the ability to prefabricate sections, predictable material properties, the lower weight of steel compared to that of concrete – and the fact that […]

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Allied Steelrode’s steel processing technology ‘drives’ optimised efficiencies within South Africa’s automotive manufacturing sector

The local automotive industry is one of the most critical manufacturing sectors in the country, with vehicle and related component production accounting for approximately one third of South Africa’s manufacturing output. Total earnings from South African automotive exports reached R164.9-billion in 2017, comprising 13.9% of South Africa’s total export earnings. In a further demonstration of the pivotal nature of the local automotive sector, the industry […]

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Data Management as a Service – a solution for the mining digital revolution

Mining has always been an intensive industry, from the perspective of resources, time, labour and people safety. The ability to analyse and derive intelligence from vast amounts of data generated across the various aspects of any mine is a revolution in this sector. With the incorporation of the Internet of Things (IoT) as well as […]

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Infinidat Announces “Scale to Win” Storage Vision for the Multi-Petabyte Data Centre to Drive Customers’ Competitive Advantage

Infinidat, the market’s leading provider of multi-petabyte data storage solutions, has announced their vision for the future of enterprise-class storage with a focus on empowering customers’ data-driven competitive advantage at multi-petabyte scale. This vision, supported by key new product enhancements and programme releases, reinforces Infinidat’s industry leadership. At the vanguard of this announcement is the […]

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Zurich, Switzerland- ABB wins major order to transmit wind power from North Sea

ABB’s power transmission technology supports Germany’s energy transition to renewables in partnership with Aibel/Keppel ABB’s Power Grids business has been awarded a triple digit million-euro order from the Aibel/Keppel FELS consortium, which will design, construct, and build the High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) transmission system for the offshore wind connection project DolWin5. ABB is the […]

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GLTC bags Level 3 B-BBEE status

In a proud moment that speaks to its transformational attitude, Goscor Lift Truck Company has just become the only importer of capital goods in South Africa to attain a Level 3 B-BBEE status. Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) has announced that it has attained a Level 3 B-BBEE status, effective March 2019. To get a […]

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OPTIMUM AND KOORNFONTEIN COAL MINES UP FOR GRABS

Optimum Coal Mine together with Optimum Coal Terminal and the independent Koornfontein Mines, in Mpumalanga are now up for sale within strict parameters as governed by the provisions regulating entities under Business Rescue. These companies commenced business rescue proceedings in February 2018. The structured sales process has a closing date set as June 18th 2019. […]

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Afrox advances cylinder tracking

Leading gases supplier Afrox has completed the national roll-out of its state-of-the-art digital cylinder tracking service. Cylinder deliveries are now being replaced with an advanced software solution to offer customers improved account management, accurate customer cylinder records, and the ability to track individual cylinder movements and recall cylinders accurately if required. “This fully integrated solution […]

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Worley’s ESD initiative a testimony to positive transformation

Launched in 2013, the WorleyParsons Enterprise Supplier Development (now Worley Enterprise Supplier Development) initiative supports meaningful transformation of the southern Africa economy by providing tangible opportunities for small businesses to prosper and expand. As the initiative matures, the list of successful partnerships continues to grow, highlighting the critical role businesses play in driving inclusivity and […]

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Small dry wells for big field applications

COMTEST has on offer Fluke’s 914X Series Field Metrology Wells (Fluke 9142, Fluke 9143, Fluke 9144) extend high performance to the industrial process environment by maximizing portability, speed, and functionality with little compromise to metrology performance. Field Metrology Wells are packed with functionality and are remarkably easy to use. They are lightweight, small, and quick […]

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TALKING CONDITION MONITORING

South Africa-based condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, are dedicated to remaining at the forefront of the reliability solutions sector, and they regularly attend international conferences to gain insight to global trends. Dennis Swanepoel – WearCheck’s reliability solutions consultant, Mobius trainer and CAT IV graduate – recently returned from the latest CBM (Condition Based Monitoring) Conference in […]

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Rockwell Automation Strengthens Industrial Control System Security

Communications between industrial control devices have minimal protection today. This leaves them vulnerable to threats like malicious tampering and incidental system changes that can stop production or injure workers. New solutions from Rockwell Automation deliver built-in security based on globally accepted security standards to protect control-level communications and overall system integrity. “As the world’s leading […]

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Kwikspace: Helping foster a climate of learning in the Western Cape

School infrastructure, safety and finances are all issues within our education sector and rural and peri-urban areas often suffer the most. Kwikspace has the ideal solution —prefabricated portable classroom buildings. Kwikspace was approached by the Department of Education to assist with the supply of two standard classrooms to an over-crowded school in Gaansbaai, a fishing […]

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ABB presents state of the art solution for CO₂-neutral and energy self-sufficient factory of the future at its site in Lüdenscheid

At its site in Lüdenscheid, in the presence of Nico Rosberg, ABB shows how the sustainable energy transition can succeed with digital energy management. With its “Mission to Zero”, the leader in digital technology drives the transition from fossil fuels. After a two-year design and construction phase, as part of its “Mission to Zero”, ABB […]

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African Petrochemicals were pleased to join Worley

Worley hosted a media briefing this morning at their beautiful offices in Melrose Arch. We received the exclusive details about the joining of the two global leaders in engineering, technical and professional services, who will be coming together under a new name. Click here for the full press release: https://africanpetrochemicals.co.za/creating-a-force-for-the-future-of-resources-and-energy/  https://africanpetrochemicals.co.za/worleyparsons-completes-acquisition-of-jacobs-ecr-division/     

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WorleyParsons completes acquisition of Jacobs ECR division

On 22 October 2018, WorleyParsons Limited (“WorleyParsons”) (“Company”) entered into a binding agreement to acquire Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.’s (“Jacobs”) Energy, Chemicals and Resources division (“Jacobs ECR”). ASX Release WorleyParsons today announced it has paid the consideration to complete the US$3.2 billion (A$4.55 billion) acquisition of Jacobs ECR and the acquisition was completed on Friday 26 April […]

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Creating a force for the future of resources and energy

Following the announcement in October 2018 of WorleyParsons’ binding offer for Jacobs’ Energy, Chemicals and Resources (ECR) line of business, the combined new entity has come together under a new brand – Worley – as of 29 April 2019. While financially an acquisition, operationally the transaction is a combination of two highly complementary organisations that […]

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Air Products goes solar with Jeka Energy

Air Products South Africa has made a commitment through its Environmental, Health and Safety Policy to continually reduce the environmental impact of its operations in support of its sustainability goals. To this end, Air Products formed a relationship with a wholly black-owned and controlled energy company, Jeka Energy. Jeka Energy is a subsidiary of Jeka […]

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SMME Development Support – Bosch Ulwazi’s national skills uplift programmes help unemployed youth in Eastern Cape

Bosch Ulwazi’s national skills upliftment programmes assist youth from disadvantaged communities to further their education and find meaningful employment close to home. The company’s latest programme in the Eastern Cape, focuses on construction and is being offered to 200 unemployed young people in Peddie, near East London. This programme is a partnership between the Local […]

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Fibertex SA hosts workshop on economic and engineering advantages of incorporating geosynthetics in designs and construction

Fibertex SA recently held a training workshop in Dodoma, Tanzania, covering the economic and engineering advantages of incorporating Geosynthetics in designs and construction. This seminar was a follow-up to the International Institute of Engineers Conference in Arusha, Tanzania, at the end of last year, where Fibertex presented a paper on Geosynthetics for road construction. “The […]

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NEW MANIFOLD VALVE DESIGN FOR PRESSURE TRANSMITTERS IMPROVES ERGONOMICS AND RELIABILITY

Pressure-Lock™ Valve featured on the new Rosemount™ R305 and R306 manifold product family provides easier operation while enhancing reliability and safety Emerson has introduced a new manifold product family for its Rosemount pressure transmitters. Manifolds shut off or equalize pressure at the transmitter, and also provide the critical mounting mechanisms required in many installations. The […]

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Alberta Entrepreneur Launches Knowledge Transfer Resources to Mitigate Cost and Schedule Overruns – Inspiring Success in Oil and Gas, and Other Projects

Calgary, Alberta, Canada The Independent Project Analysis (IPA) Industry Analysis reported in 2011 that 78% of projects experienced cost or schedule overruns. In 2014, the Ernst & Young Global Ltd. (E&Y) Spotlight on oil and gas Megaprojects reported that 64% of projects experience cost overruns and 73% of projects experience schedule overruns. In 2014, Bent […]

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Zurich, Switzerland- New ABB contactor is first to meet 1500 V DC solar power requirements

GF contactor supports central inverter strategies with solution that makes systems easier to design and install ABB has launched a new compact, efficient contactor that gives photovoltaic power plants a simple way to introduce 1500 V DC architectures. ABB’s new 1500 V DC GF contactor is the first to meet the IEC’s new dedicated solar […]

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Part localiser from SICK Automation brings order to the chaos of mixed-up parts

Testing and assembly specialist, Kubik Automation GmbH from Baienfurt in Germany, is putting SICK Automation’s PLOC2D robot guidance system to use in its new sCube assembly cell. The team of experienced industry experts specialises in the development of innovative products and the optimisation of production processes for automation technologies. Tailor-made special machines are developed for […]

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Surface miners seek full engagement of suppliers

Surface mining association, Aspasa, has called on suppliers of the industry and those who make use of its products to become more involved and assist in the shaping of the industry to meet future challenges. “We want to be proactive and ensure everybody in the surface mining value chain is directly involved in shaping the […]

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New Allen-Bradley Controller Steers Operators to Better Production Decisions

Industrial workers can strengthen their grasp of production and make more informed operating decisions with the new Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5480 controller by Rockwell Automation. The controller marries a Logix control engine and the Microsoft Windows 10 IoT Enterprise operating system in a single platform, allowing workers to view machine information at its source. “The controller […]

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Vert Energy supplies entire Leroy-Somer range of motors, geared motors, drives and alternators including ATEX induction motors for hazardous areas

Vert Energy – sole distributors for Leroy-Somer in Southern Africa – supplies and supports the entire LS range, which includes standard and adapted AC and DC motors, geared and brake motors, variable speed drives and alternators. “Leroy-Somer’s motor, drive and automation solutions focus on maximising energy savings, enhancing performance and safety and optimising productivity in […]

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TLT-Turbo Africa to Provide Energy Efficient Ventilation Solution to Kamoa Copper SA

TLT-Turbo Africa has been awarded the contract for the supply and installation of a turn-key solution for underground ventilation and fumes extraction for Kamoa Copper SA, located 25km outside of Kolwezi, DRC. Kamoa Copper SA forms part of the Kamoa-Kakula Copper Project, which is a joint venture between Ivanhoe Mines, Zijin Mining Group and the […]

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Skyriders uses dye-penetrant testing at large Free State fertiliser plant

Dye-penetrant inspection, also referred to as liquid penetrate inspection or penetrant testing, is a widely-applied and low-cost inspection method to check surface-breaking defects in all non-porous materials. A form of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), dye-penetrant inspection is based on capillary action. This means that low surface tension fluid is allowed to penetrate into clean and dry […]

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Cummins engines ideal for pump applications from firefighting to dewatering and irrigation

From agriculture and irrigation to mining and firefighting, Cummins supplies a range of high-quality engines for the pumps segment. Together these diverse industries represent a major growth opportunity and focus for ongoing innovation for the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the Africa and Middle East (AME) region. This is according to Mohamed Othman, Industrial Pump […]

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BMG Fluid Technology- Industrial slurry valves for harsh conditions

BMG’s extensive range of industrial slurry valves, which has been designed to cope efficiently in harsh conditions, includes robust butterfly and knife gate valves, as well as diaphragm and pinch valves. “These industrial slurry valves – which meet stringent quality and safety specifications – are highly efficient for the control and isolation of abrasive slurries […]

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Opinion Piece: Technology is the key to reducing fraud in the insurance sector

By Kumar Utpal, Regional Sale Manager – Banking and Insurance, In2IT Technologies Fraud is rife in the insurance sector as a whole, from short- and long-term insurance to medical and health insurance. Fraudulent activities are perpetrated not only by clients, but internally as well, and the cost of such fraud runs into millions. Implementing effective […]

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ACHIEVING DAY-TO-DAY EFFECTIVE MONITORING OF ESSENTIAL ASSETS

Efficient operation of essential assets is key in achieving productivity and operational targets. Facilities, manufacturers, operators, and producers can move forward in planning for their output by having smoothly functioning assets. Every industrial facility (either discreet or process) comprises of around 5% critical assets such as generators, turbines, compressors, and more. These critical assets are […]

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Proof’s locally developed AMPgland cable gland range for safe, efficient cable sealing

AMPgland double-compression cable glands from Proof Mining Solutions is an all-inclusive, safe and efficient electrical installation solution for the mining and oil & gas industries. Developed, designed and manufactured locally by Proof, the AMPgland range includes the Orion, Crater and Taurus Exd. The cable glands boast a unique, cutting-edge design that features two O-rings on […]

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Zurich, Switzerland- ABB chemical pulp project honored with Solution Excellence Award from Modern Manufacturing

ABB’s project in Laos recognized as one of the intelligent innovations for 2018 ABB was honored with the 2018 Solution Excellence Award by media outlet Modern Manufacturing for the integrated automation solution at a 400,000-ton chemical pulp project in Laos. Modern Manufacturing selected projects that demonstrated digital transformation driven by intelligent innovation practices in the […]

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Patent portfolio expands further

Endress+Hauser Group files 287 patents in 2018 The number of patents submitted by the Endress+Hauser Group continues to rise. As reported during the annual Innovators’ Meeting held this year in France, the Group submitted 287 initial patents in 2018, a new record. Endress+Hauser owns nearly 7,800 active intellectual property rights worldwide. Angelika Andres, Corporate Director, […]

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Opinion piece: Top 10 tips to achieve and maintain ISO 20000 certification

By Edward Carbutt, Executive Director at Marval Africa When it comes to achieving ISO 20000 certification, South Africa is a little behind the curve compared to the rest of the globe. However, as Information Technology (IT) becomes more integral to business functionality, underpinning business strategy and enabling organisations to deliver their outputs, so businesses realise […]

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Finalists announced for the 2019 Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards

The finalists of the Absa Business Day Supplier Development Awards, which recognise supplier development best practice in South Africa, have been announced.  Now in their second year, the awards acknowledge successful supplier development programmes that are making a lasting impact on the SA economy. More than 400 entries were received this year from both private […]

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It starts with ISO 20000 and ends with easier information security compliance

By Edward Carbutt, Executive Director at Marval Africa The looming Protection of Personal Information (PoPI) Act in South Africa and the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the European Union (EU) have brought information security to the fore for many organisations. This in addition to the ISO 27001 standard that needs to […]

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Versatile range of expanded metal products ‘Vital’ to many industries

“When it comes to expanded metal products, the only limit to their applications lies within the human imagination,” says Glen Pringle, Technical Director at Vital Engineering. As a manufacturer with some 80 years of experience in the production of expanded metal products, safety hand rails, floor gratings and stair treads, the company is yet to […]

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Rockwell Automation executes AC Drive migration at Mozal Aluminium

For over 20 years, Rockwell Automation 1336 Drives have delivered the drive control required across Mozal, an aluminium smelter near Maputo, Mozambique. Now the industrial automation leader is in the final phase of upgrading this plant-wide drive layer with its Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755 AC Drives, bringing the feature-rich functionality of its flagship drive technology into […]

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The next step for safety: the deTec4 safety light curtain from SICK Automation

SICK Automation is a world leading manufacturer of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products. The next step for safety – this core idea therefore underpins the entire design of the deTec4 safety light curtain from SICK. Safety light curtains for the prevention of machine accidents are, in terms of principle of operation, a readily […]

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Engen uplifts Bushbuckridge with R18 million Integrated Energy Centre

Engen in partnership with the Department of Energy and the Bushbuckridge local municipality officially launched an Integrated Energy Centre (IeC) in Bushbuckridge, Mpumalanga on 12 April. South Africa’s Department of Energy (DoE) gave a mandate to all major South African oil companies to contribute towards job creation and community development. As part of its Integrated […]

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Digitalization: in practice

Digitalization is moving on apace, but putting it into practice requires a different way of working says Mattias Årstadius of SKF. There has been much conversation about the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, but the focus has generally been about the concept and the technology surrounding this revolution, rather than about the ways […]

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Vert Energy’s Leroy Somer Dyneo permanent magnet synchronous variable speed solutions for energy efficiency

Vert Energy – exclusive distributors in southern Africa of Leroy Somer electric motors, geared motors, drives and alternators – is committed to providing energy-saving solutions for its diverse customer base. “Critical challenges facing industry include finding the most efficient ways to minimise energy consumption and reduce CO² emissions, with no compromise on productivity and safety,” […]

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Becker Mining SA – Kito high speed CB manual chain hoist series 2019

Becker Mining South Africa – the exclusive distributor of the Kito range of lifting equipment in Southern and sub-Saharan Africa since 1986 – has recently launched Kito Corporation’s new Kito high-speed CB manual chain hoist series. These hoists, which offer swift lifting and lowering speeds for increased productivity, are designed to safely handle rated loads […]

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thyssenkrupp combines standard engineering with software development to offer a holistic Liquid Fuel Storage solution

Stepping into the Engineering 4.0 space, Process Industries, a business line within thyssenkrupp Industrials, delivers turnkey project solutions, from pre-feasibility studies through to full operation, for Africa’s Liquid Fuel Storage sector. “Having looked closely at this market, we have identified good growth potential not only in South Africa but also in countries with rapidly growing […]

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Rand-Air’s Class 0 oil-free compressors – ‘coming clean’ about 100 % pure, contaminant-free air for pharmaceutical clean rooms

Compressed air is used extensively throughout all sectors of industry. However, in certain applications such as the pharmaceutical industry, it is crucial that the compressed air supplied is completely free of contaminants such as oil vapour, moisture and particulates. “In particular, contaminant-free air is a requirement for the air supply to ‘clean rooms’ used in […]

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Skyriders powers up major boiler inspection at Kendal

Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. has garnered nearly 20 years’ experience and expertise at Kendal near eMalahleni in Mpumalanga, the largest indirect dry-cooled power station in the world. The rope-access specialist’s latest project at Kendal saw a 12- to 30-member specialist team deployed for internal inspection of the pressure pipes of the Unit 1 boiler. […]

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Bridging Communities – Franki Africa’s expertise on show

A magnificent bridge over the Okavango River in the Mohembo Village area which is being piled by Keller’s Franki Africa for main contractor Itinera/Cimolai JV, is a shining example of Franki’s diverse strengths. Here we focus on Franki’s renowned ability to deliver in remote and challenging environments. The bridge, which connects villages on the east […]

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New online tool makes bearing evaluation faster and easier

A completely new version of the online SKF Bearing Select tool helps users choose a bearing based on a range of operating parameters, and can generate automatic results in less than one minute. SKF has updated its online Bearing Select tool, to make the process of selecting and evaluating a bearing faster and easier. To […]

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BMG launches Coba Africa CablePRO floor cable protectors prevent tripping and enhance cable protection

BMG has extended its range of Coba floor safety products, with the introduction of new electrical safety mats and accessories, which are suitable for interior and exterior installations. “CablePro cable protectors have been designed to reduce the risk of people tripping over loose cables and to prevent damage to the cable and its contents,” explains […]

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The new MS2N Servo Motor breaks boundaries in the Electric Drives and Controls industry

The new MS2N Synchronous Servo Motor is Tectra Automations’ latest product offering to break new boundaries in the Electric Drives and Controls industry. The new MS2N servo motor range combines high dynamics with compact dimensions and excellent energy efficiency, with more torque, higher speeds, a practical single-cable connection and extensive options for the highest servo […]

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An alliance for the IIoT

Companies are working on an open ecosystem for the digital transformation of industrial plants At the Hannover Messe 2019 trade fair, seven leading suppliers from mechanical engineering, industrial automation and software announced the foundation of the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance. With this cooperation, the companies want to overcome proprietary solutions and give a decisive boost […]

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Obzza Construction walks the road with GEM Nelspruit

A word-of-mouth recommendation from a fellow satisfied SANY customer resulted in roads contractor Obzza Construction approaching the Nelspruit branch of Goscor Earth Moving (GEM) for all of its equipment needs for a major contract in the area. GEM Nelspruit has been practicing under the multi-franchise Goscor Industrial & Construction Equipment umbrella as of 1 January. […]

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How Stabila measures up to the challenges of modern construction sites

The importance of measuring technology is underlined by the fact that some of the costliest errors on any building site are due to incorrect measurements. The Stabila product range includes lasers, laser distance measurers, spirit levels, tape measures and folding rules so selecting the correct product for a specific application is crucial. The selection of […]

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SKF collaborates with ATS to develop solutions to reduce life cycle cost for rail freight

SKF and Advanced Truck Systems (ATS) have agreed to collaborate in equipping the new 2-piece bogie system from ATS with high capacity wheel bearings and a condition monitoring system to reduce on-track failures and enable predictive maintenance. The North American rail freight market is the biggest in the world and like most other freight markets […]

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Goscor extends a helping hand

As part of its belief that much of a country’s success lies in the involvement of corporates in their communities, the Goscor Group has extended a helping hand to four needy charities with a R30 000 donation to each of them.   That much of a country’s success lies in the involvement of corporates in the communities […]

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WATER REGULATION MADE EASY – Mechanical Flow Restrictor

INSTROTECH is offering Kobold’s REG mechanical flow restrictors and rate regulators, with their simple yet effective functionality which are ideally suited to consumer applications and uniform supply to multiple consumers. Once installed the REG limits flow to a preset value of throughputs of water, or of liquids similar to water, regardless of pressure fluctuations. The […]

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Munich, Germany- ABB champions demand for smart and connected solar integration

At Intersolar 2019, ABB will showcase its connected sun-to-socket portfolio. Featuring the latest digital technology, ABB’s solutions have been designed to drive down system costs and deliver higher returns on investment for solar applications. As a pioneering technology leader in digital industries, ABB will highlight its sun-to-socket solutions for the future of energy from Stand […]

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Kwikspace delivers quick solutions for mine security in Namibia

Kwikspace is Africa’s largest manufacturer of prefabricated, modular buildings that provide alternative building solutions for any accommodation requirement across industries, applications and locations. Kwikspace was approached by a long-standing client for a solution that could be used as guard houses on a Namibian mine. For this project, Kwikspace provided five non-standard mobile modular buildings with […]

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As-a-Service solutions bolster information security

By Dave Joyce, Managing Member of Nimble Technologies The emerging concept of ‘Everything as a Service’ (XaaS) is set to revolutionise IT offerings in South Africa. Implentation of XaaS makes  advanced technologies and solutions more cost effective and available to a broader spectrum of business. While concerns around the security of data within service-based solutions […]

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Please diarize the new date for the Sasolburg Petrochemical & Renewables Roadshow 2019

The Annual Petrochemical & Renewable Roadshow will be on the 18th July 2019. Please stay connected to view the exhibitor profiles. African Petrochemicals hosts travelling exhibitions which showcases products and services relevant to the Petrochemical industry. Exhibitors to the Roadshows receive a detailed visitor database after each exhibition plus tables, chairs, tablecloths and a Single phase power […]

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RTS Africa’s spin filters provide mines with a cost-effective dust extraction solution

Often the simplest solutions are the best, and leading engineering solutions provider RTS Africa’s inertial spin filters are a very good example of this universal truth in action. They employ a basic principle of physics very effectively, using a vortex to remove 98% of all dust particles down to 15 microns, 93 % of particulate […]

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Achieve accurate bulk flow measurement in cement industry with Bulkscan®

The rapid development of sensor technology provides cement producers with a toolbox of solutions that optimise performance potential and strengthen market presence. Non-contact volume flow measurement of conveyed materials can help to optimise the material handling process from quarry to final product. Bulkscan® flow measurement technology, introduced by SICK Automation several years ago, had its […]

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SKF’s smart OEM-quality remanufacturing solution saves Capex for mining customer

When a long-standing customer in the platinum mining space required urgent assistance to salvage its spherical roller bearings, SKF readily came to the fore. Through its in-depth remanufacturing expertise and capabilities, SKF was able to successfully refurbish twelve pallets of bearings for the customer. The subsequent replenished bearing stock not only delivers substantial savings on […]

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Veolia Water Technologies South Africa supplied a 10 m3/hour package plant to treat the boiler feed water at a natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Tanzania.

The company was contracted by the OEM responsible for the supply and installation of heat recovery boilers, steam turbines and other associated equipment. “Correctly treating the water cycle within the boiler system is critical to ensure the boilers provide optimum performance over their service life in order to increase plant efficiency,” explains Kgomotso Khomo, Project […]

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DEMAG CRANES CELEBRATES 200th ANNIVERSARY

2019 marks the double century of Demag, which started from humble beginnings in the town of Wetter in Germany in 1819 by Friedrich Harkort. He was an early prominent German industrialist and pioneer of industrial development in the Ruhr region. Under the name Mechanische Werkstatten Harkort & Co he founded the first industrial workshop at Castle Wetter, producing steam […]

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Criterion Equipment – short term rental (STR) fleet renewal programme 2019

Criterion Equipment – exclusive distributor of the full range of TCM forklift trucks in southern Africa – has embarked on a short-term rental (STR) fleet renewal programme, encompassing a R45-million investment in new forklifts. “Through this initiative, we will replace older machines that have reached the end of their economic useful life, with new machines. […]

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VSD and magnetic bearings drive HVAC advances in 2019

B: Russell Hattingh, Engineering Manager, Johnson Controls South Africa HVAC solutions are getting smarter and more efficient every year. These advances are driven by both customer demands and new regulations. Two components that are helping HVAC manufacturers meet these demands and differentiate their offerings are, variable speed drives (VSDs) and magnetic bearing motors. Businesses and […]

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EMERSON ACQUIRES KNET SOFTWARE

Analytics application software powered by machine learning to accelerate digital transformation Emerson has announced it has acquired KnowledgeNet™ (KNet) software from Tunisia-based Integration Objects. KNet’s unique analytics application software accelerates digital transformation initiatives for process and hybrid industries. KNet is used to extract, clean, transform and analyse operational and manufacturing data. Using libraries of advanced […]

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NORD drives for sewage treatment plants

BMG supplies a range of drives designed specially for optimum efficiency in sewage treatment applications. “NORD drives, which consist of Unicase helical shaft mount geared motors, have special features to meet the requirements imposed during water treatment procedures,” says Derrick Louw, NORD product specialist, Electromechanical division, BMG. “These drives consist of gears, motors and brakes […]

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Employee experience enhances employer branding

By Ravi Panthi, Human Resources Head – Africa, Wipro Limited An employee experience is defined as what people encounter, observe or feel during the course of their employee journey at an organisation. In short, employee experience is everything an employee experiences at work – their interactions with their boss, their team, work-place infrastructure and a […]

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SKF bearing and Taconite seal combo improves reliability, increases uptime for Limpopo-based mine

A Sealed Spherical Roller Bearings (SSRB) and Taconite seal solution supplied by SKF Authorised Distributor, Bearing Services Polokwane, to protect a tail end pulley operating in a severely contaminated area, has improved reliability and increased uptime for a platinum mine in Limpopo. Frequent spillages were contaminating the bearings on the tail end bearing assemblies compromising […]

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Hyflo Southern Africa is incorporated into BMG’s Fluid Technology division

The Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings Limited has incorporated Hyflo Southern Africa into BMG’s Fluid Technology division. This development – effective December 2018 – is a positive move for both companies and for the local fluid power sector, which will benefit from the combined services of two streamlined organisations. “As part of this […]

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HERE’S WHAT IS HAPPENING INSIDE YOUR CRANE

Visual inspections are essential to the health of your crane, but what you don’t see can hurt. For the longevity of your crane and minimum downtime, it is important that crane specialists take an in-depth look at your crane, whatever make it is. Konecranes’ Critical Components Assessment and Consultation Services take a deeper look at […]

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Successful elevator chain solution cements second order for SKF

It is widely accepted that machines and equipment utilised in the cement industry operate in highly corrosive environments. When a leading cement producer faced constant down time due to frequent unforeseen failures of their elevator chain last year, the company turned to SKF South Africa for their expertise. SKF provided an efficient elevator chain solution […]

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Reshaping the reality of the process industry

Sulzer’s AR and VR experiences on show at AchemAsia 2019 Sulzer will exhibit state-of-the-art mass transfer solutions for the process industry at AchemAsia 2019. The company will also be showing advanced augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) experiences that will allow visitors to have a closer look at the equipment as well as how […]

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Artificial intelligence: Paradigm shift in the storage environment

Eran Brown, CTO for INFINIDAT, EMEA Tapes, removable disks, hard disks and Solid State Drives (SSDs), also known as flash storage -there have been many technological advancements and this is continuing to evolve. . As Artificial Intelligence (AI) develops, the way we store data also promises to become smarter – and more efficient, flexible, and […]

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Kwikspace supplies 100+ units for GDE school expansion project

Kwikspace supplied 119 prefabricated modular buildings to various schools across Gauteng for the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE). Used as temporary classrooms, kitchens and ablution facilities, these mobile units form part of the GDE’s school expansion project in the province. The project is aimed to ensure there are sufficient structures in place to accommodate the […]

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2019: the year of the Cloud for SA Inc

By Stefan Jacobs, Applications Practice Head for Africa – Wipro Limited In the past year, there were a number of enterprises asking the question — do I move to the cloud? In 2019 this question however, has been turned around and CIO’s are now asking when, where to and how. Several forces are driving this: […]

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Bosch Projects, wins the SAPSA 2019 Engineering Young Professional Award

Jeshika Ramchund, Lead Engineer – Developments, for Bosch Projects, was presented with the 2019 South African Professional Services Awards (SAPSA) Engineering Young Professional of the Year Award, at a function held in Johannesburg recently. “We are very proud of Jeshika for winning this award and for the important role she plays at Bosch Projects. A […]

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Rand-Air’s TwinPower generators do mines a ‘power’ of good!

Fundamental to Rand-Air is the ethos of ultimate customer convenience. To this end, Rand-Air has purchased four Atlas Copco TwinPower generators, the benefit of this arrangement being that there are two 550 kVA generators in each container. This containerised generator solution gives a very compact footprint, unrivalled versatility, optimised performance and excellent fuel economy in […]

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Port of PE Tanker Berth Back in Operation

Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port of Port Elizabeth is pleased to announce that repairs to the Tanker Berth have been successfully completed ahead of schedule. The Tanker Berth has been successfully recertified by a structural engineer and has been cleared for operations to resume. The berth has been closed since 18 February 2019 to […]

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Cummins Makes Bold Move and Introduces New Technology in a New Natural Gas Series of Generators

SHOREVIEW, MINNESOTA – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) will debut the HSK78G natural gas generator series during the 2019 Middle East Electricity (MEE) at the Dubai World Trade Centre, March 5 – 7. Fueling the next generation of power, the series offers a total package of gas generator capabilities and innovative gas technology for prime and […]

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Automated Guided Vehicle Systems for efficient Automated Production

Automated and flexible production processes are the answer to increasing quantities, smaller batch sizes, and high production speeds. Automated guided vehicle (AGVs) systems and their smaller relatives, automated guided carts (AGCs), were once mainly the preserve of production logistics in the automotive industry. SICK Automation’s portfolio ranges from sensor solutions for small AGVs or automated […]

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Builders Warehouse project is a refreshing change for Skyriders

Well-known for its landmark work at inspecting towering smokestacks and pressure pipes in boilers, Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. recently showcased its flexibility with a pilot project at DIY and building materials specialist Builders Warehouse’ new client Oasis Water. While the bulk of the installation and set-up work for the pilot project was undertaken successfully […]

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Yokogawa Establishes Yokogawa Norge

–Expanding our business in the renewable energy, pharmaceutical, and food industries– Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that it has established a subsidiary in Norway to engage in the sale of control products and provision of related services. The subsidiary, Yokogawa Norge, was established on February 14. Renewable energy, pharmaceuticals, and foods are targeted under […]

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COLUMBUS PARTICIPATES IN SECUNDA PETROCHEMICAL ROADSHOW

Columbus Stainless will be showcasing their products and services at the annual Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow on the 28th March 2019. Visit their stand! Pre-register Now- FREE OF CHARGE- Click here Columbus Stainless located in Middelburg, Mpumalanga was founded in 1966 and is the only stainless steel producer in the African continent. It is a technologically advanced, fully integrated single […]

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EMERSON APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT FOR MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

Vidya Ramnath to lead Automation Solutions business in Middle East and Africa markets. Emerson has appointed Vidya Ramnath as the new president for its Automation Solutions business in Middle East and Africa. A 24-year veteran of Emerson, Vidya was most recently vice president for Emerson’s measurement and analytical business in Asia Pacific. “Vidya’s customer-centric leadership […]

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Competition time- Visit the Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow

We would like to invite you and your colleagues to visit the Annual Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow, on Thursday, the 28th March 2019. Over 35 indoor & outdoor exhibitors will be showcasing their products and services relevant to your Industry. Visitor Entry is FREE OF CHARGE!!! {One of the prize giveaways} Nespresso Machine up for grabs, […]

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If you’re not going digital, you’re going nowhere

By Dave Joyce, MD at Nimble Technologies Digital transformation is the future of any business. If you aren’t on the path towards a digital environment, you’re probably already behind your competitors and will start to lose relevance. It is critical for any organisation to start automating processes and changing the way they interact with customers […]

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Engen CEO rocks crazy socks for World Down Syndrome Day

Did you know that approximately one in 500 South African babies is born with Down syndrome? DS is also the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability. While South Africa celebrated Human Rights Day on 21 March, the day also marks World Down Syndrome Day. This year South Africa’s favourite petroleum brand*, Engen decided to […]

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SNC-Lavalin awarded the Compliance Leader Verification from Ethisphere Institute

Johannesburg, South Africa: March 25, 2019 – SNC-Lavalin is pleased to announce that it has earned the prestigious Compliance Leader Verification from the Ethisphere Institute, an independent centre for research, best practices and thought leadership. The Compliance Leader Verification is awarded exclusively to companies with the best industry ethics and compliance program that are proactively investing resources […]

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SASOL OFFERS SUPPORT TO CYCLONE IDAI VICTIMS

Maputo – 21 March 2019, Sasol committed to donate US$ 250,000, approximately 15 million meticais, for the relief and support of communities that have been severely affected by tropical Cyclone Idai in Beira and Dondo in Sofala province, as well as other impacted areas in Inhambane province. “Our solidarity is with the people of Mozambique, […]

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Tshwane Branch Technology Evening Invite

Tshwane Branch Technology Evening Invite The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC), Tshwane Branch invites members and parties with an interest in “Industrial Automation” to attend our upcoming Technical Evening: TOPIC: PRIMARY FLOW ELEMENTS by Mr. SAGADEVAN KANNIAPPEN of WIKA Most of us are probably familiar with the good old Orifice Plate. However, there […]

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Port of Durban Records Growing Cargo Volumes

The Port of Durban has noted growth in volumes in the container, liquid bulk and dry bulk sectors in 2018, according to recent data released by Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA). Container volumes in the Port of Durban ended 9.5% higher for the year ending December 2018 at 2 956 670 TEUs compared to the […]

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Visit Steinmuller Africa at the Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow

Steinmuller Africa will be showcasing their products and services at the annual Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow on the 28th March 2019. Visit their stand! Pre-register Now- FREE OF CHARGE- Click here Steinmuller Africa and its sister Company Bilfinger Intervalve Africa are part of the Bilfinger Power Africa Pty (Ltd), offering a wide range of engineering, manufacturing, pre-fabrication, construction and maintenance […]

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‘Reframing’ construction in Southern Africa: light steel frame building offers quality, energy-efficient and affordable construction which is growing in popularity

The growth trajectory and incremental increase in the popularity of light steel frame building (LSFB) in South Africa has been nothing short of remarkable. In 2004, when the CEO of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) visited Australia to evaluate light steel frame building, this construction technique was little-known in South Africa. Today, […]

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Access to education isn’t a privilege, it’s a basic human right – Mzwandile inspires a new generation of learners

Raised by his aunt and uncle after his parents passed away at a young age, Mzwandile Harmans attended a poor school in Cala, the heart of the rural Eastern Cape.  It was his matric year; but with limited resources at Masikhuthale Public Secondary school, the pass rate was low and the learning environment less than ideal for […]

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BIRAL EXPANDS INTERNATIONAL SALES TEAM

Meteorological equipment specialist Biral is expanding and has taken on an experienced sales specialist to add to its growing team. The company appointed Hugo Aniksztejn in January as an International Sales Specialist, who is responsible for the Lightning Strike Warning product family worldwide. He introduces distributors and manufacturers to Biral and sets up distribution networks […]

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Visit Afrigrit at the Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow

Afrigrit will be showcasing their products and services at the annual Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow on the 28th March 2019. Visit their stand! Pre-register Now- FREE OF CHARGE- Click here Established in 1996 and located in Witbank Mpumalanga. We have earned a reputation over the past two decades as one of the most reputable companies in the business of mineral […]

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Visit Layher (Pty) Ltd at the Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow

Layher will be showcasing their products and services at the annual Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow on the 28th March 2019. Visit their stand! Pre-register Now- FREE OF CHARGE- Click here Established in 1945 as a family company, Layher is a pioneer in advanced scaffolding systems and is consistently at the forefront of innovation, safety and quality. Layher is the world’s […]

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EMERSON AND REPSOL TO FORM ALLIANCE ON ADVANCED, CLOUD-BASED EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT SOFTWARE

Global industry leaders collaborate to help energy producers execute digital transformation, achieve fastest first oil with leading subsurface technologies. Emerson (NYSE: EMR), a global engineering and technology company, and Repsol, an energy company, announced today they have established a strategic alliance to deliver advanced subsurface geophysical technologies to significantly reduce the time to prospect and […]

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Endress+Hauser- Verification VS Calibration

Very frequently product managers, application engineers and other technical experts come across the metrological terms of calibration and verification. For some of them these two concepts are partially understandable, but for others these terms are unknown or confusing. In the article below we define Verification and Calibration concepts and highlight some of Endress+Hauser’s relevant offerings. […]

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Prosumers key to addressing Africa’s power challenges

By Marleze van Loggerenberg, Head of Business Development: Africa, Wipro Limited The rise of the prosumer – a trend that has been gathering momentum in Europe in recent times – could well be the answer to a multitude of challenges faced by the power utilities in Africa. Currently, there are about 600 million people in […]

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Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace 2019

28 to 29 March 2019 Durban 11 to 12 April 2019 Pretoria 29 to 30 April 2019 Cape Town Outcomes: The Emotional Intelligence Programme will empower candidates to: Demonstrating knowledge and understanding of the principles and concepts of emotional intelligence in respect of life and work Analyzing the role of emotional intelligence in interpersonal and […]

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Visit Kaefer at the upcoming Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow

Kaefer Thermal will be showcasing their products and services at the annual Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow on the 28th March 2019. Visit their stand! Pre-register Now- FREE OF CHARGE- Click here In 1918 Carl Kaefer used peat to insulate the walls of cold storage spaces. His idea worked so well that it led to the foundation of our company, which has […]

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Success at PFG Building Glass is a window on rope-access inspection

Once a client, always a client is a mantra that Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. is well familiar with. It recently followed up a 2010-11 contract with PFG Building Glass Solutions with its second-biggest project for the float-glass manufacturer to date. The scope of work on this project consisted of the inspection of five silos […]

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Circle K strengthens electric vehicle initiative with high power charging stations from ABB

As the first energy station chain in Norway, Circle K has ordered ABB’s high power EV chargers Norway’s energy station chain Circle K has signed a contract with ABB, a pioneering technology company focused in digital industries, for the supply of Terra High Power, 175 kW EV chargers in combination with Terra 54 CJG, 50 […]

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Digitalization as a toolbox

Selecting the most appropriate digital technologies – and implementing them in a practical way – will help manufacturers improve machine output and provide a better service to their customers, says Bernie Van Leeuwen, Product Development Director at SKF.We are in the midst of a digital revolution. Simple electronic products have been transformed into very advanced […]

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Visit the Experts in Lightability™ at the Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow

BEKA Schréder will be exhibiting at the annual Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow on the 28th March 2019 at the Sasol Recreation Club in Secunda. We will be showcasing the following luminaires: LEDnova (zone 2), a robust and highly reliable industrial LED bulkhead OMNIistar-maxi (zone 2), a high-performance LED floodlight range LEDbay, a multi-purpose LED high- and lowbay […]

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KLAW ISSUES WHITE PAPER ON REDUCING RISK DURING TRANSFER AT TERMINALS

KLAW has issued a white paper providing clear guidance on best practice for the transfer of hazardous and non-hazardous products from ships, loading arms and bulk storage facilities. The white paper is specifically created to help operators limit their exposure to risk and effectively manage the situation in the event of something going wrong. The […]

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Digitalization: The cultural challenge

In a digital transformation, people matter every bit as much as technology, says Victoria van Camp, CTO and President, Innovation and Business Development of SKF Regardless of their sector, size or history companies are recognising that the recent improvements in connectivity, control and analytical capabilities have the potential to unlock significant improvements in the cost, […]

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Five easy digital wins for mining companies

How can mining companies “go digital” safely? Fabio Mielli, Market Development Manager: Mining, Metals & Cement, Rockwell Automation, explains some ready-to-use technologies that can deliver quick wins for mining companies. Digital transformation provides a major opportunity to address some of the mining industry’s greatest challenges. The World Economic Forum projects that digital transformation initiatives will […]

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SNC-Lavalin in Africa

SNC-Lavalin SA will be showcasing their products and services at the annual Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow on the 28th March 2019. Visit their stand! Pre-register Now- FREE OF CHARGE- Click here In Sub-Saharan Africa, SNC-Lavalin has a proven track record of delivering engineering, construction and turnaround services in oil and gas, mining and metallurgy, infrastructure and power. We have long-standing […]

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BP and Environmental Defense Fund collaborate to reduce methane emissions

Joint effort focuses on developing technologies and management practices to accelerate reductions of methane emissions across the global oil and gas industry (HOUSTON, Texas) BP and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced today a three-year strategic commitment to advance technologies and practices to reduce methane emissions from the global oil and gas supply chain. The agreement […]

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Looking after surface miner’s rights

Surface miners are facing a growing number of challenges prompting surface mining association to again appeal to mine owners to get behind the association and become part of a unified voice for the industry. With profits under pressure as a result of ever-more onerous compliance issues as well as other challenges it is increasingly beneficial […]

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The importance of maintenance-free heavy-duty couplings in the sugar sector

BMG works closely with chief engineers in the sugar industry, providing engineering solutions and technical services, to enhance production efficiencies at every mill and refinery. “The company’s extensive range of quality branded components, engineering solutions and technical services are geared specifically for every industry, including the sugar sector,” says Carlo Beukes, BMG’s business unit manager, […]

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Air Products South Africa celebrates 50 years of Service Excellence

On 12 March 1969, Air Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd officially started its journey as a Southern African controlled company on the basis of a 50/50 joint venture between Iscor Ltd (currently controlled by Remgro Ltd) and Air Products and Chemicals Inc. 50 Years later, they are celebrating a company which has built a reputation […]

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Veolia secures largest operations and maintenance contract to date

Overstrand Municipality in the Western Cape, which stretches from Buffeljagsbaai in the east to Rooi-Els in the west with Hermanus in the centre, has awarded Veolia Water Technologies South Africa the contract to carry out operations and maintenance on its bulk water services infrastructure. The population growth in the Overstrand area has been one of […]

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Diesel Power invests in Hyundai R850LC-9 excavator from HPE Africa

Diesel Power, which was established 27 years ago as a plant hire company, has over time expanded its services to also include contract mining. The company – part of the Buildmax Group – now specialises in opencast mining and rehabilitation services and works closely with mine owners to achieve high productivity, at the lowest cost […]

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Technical Finishes, we deliver results

Technical Finishes will be showcasing their products and services at the annual Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow on the 28th March 2019. Visit their stand! Pre-register Now- FREE OF CHARGE- Click here Technical Finishes is distinguished by its ability to develop and manufacture engineered protection systems. Their chemists see to it that they remain innovative and leaders in the field of […]

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GLOVES IN A BOTTLE

Medloyd Healthcare will be showcasing their products and services at the annual Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow on the 28th March 2019. Visit their stand! Pre-register Now- FREE OF CHARGE- Click here FINALLY, AN ALL-IN-ONE SHIELDING AND DRY SKIN CARE LOTION THAT EFFECTIVELY COMBATS WORKPLACE RELATED ADVERSE SKIN CONDITIONS The rate at which our world has been industrialised of the past […]

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SKF sets new standard for hygienic design with ground-breaking Food Line ball bearing units

Innovative ball bearing units expand hygienic-design possibilities, while delivering improved reliability, reduced maintenance costs, and increased sustainability for food and beverage companies. With companies striving to perfect a proactive approach to food safety, SKF is launching the new Food Line ball bearing units – Blue Range, which extend a hygienic-design mentality to bearing unit components […]

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ppe2go Software Solutions

PPE2GO will be showcasing their products and services at the annual Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow on the 28th March 2019. Visit their stand! Pre-register Now- FREE OF CHARGE- Click here ppe2go is a software solution that offers peace of mind when it comes to controlling the distribution of PPE. Benefits such as electronic approvals (Code Of Practice) – including gender […]

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SKF develops sealing solution for professional floor grinding machine in record time

SKF has supported Swedish floor grinding machine manufacturer, Scanmaskin, by developing a tailored radial shaft seal for its latest, most high-performing machine, in a record lead-time of four months.  The Scanmaskin World Series was developed with support from SKF’s application engineering team in Sweden and has an expected service life of up to 20 years. […]

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WEB DATA LOGGER THAT STORES VARIABLES ACURATELY AND EFFORTLESSLY

The on-going tightening up of regulations that impact upon industries where the monitoring of measurements of illuminance, temperature, atmospheric pressure, humidity and CO2  is critical in the manufacture and storage of electronics, pharmaceuticals, frozen foods, comfort conditions in office buildings and other temperature sensitive applications is making South African industry take a new look at […]

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Repairs at PE Tanker Berth Progressing Well

Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port of Port Elizabeth is pleased to advise that repairs to the Tanker Berth are progressing as scheduled, since it started almost three weeks ago. The berth has been closed since 18 February 2019 to enable repairs to be carried out on the corroded steel structures supporting the berth’s access […]

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Upcoming Roadshows 2019: Book Now!

Petrochemical Roadshows, Offshore Oil & Gas Roadshow, Everything Industrial Roadshow, The EPC Roadshow. African Petrochemicals hosts travelling exhibitions which showcases products and services relevant to the all industries. African Petrochemicals is the only industry specific publication combining print coverage alongside one-on-one interaction at our exhibitions, resulting in networking opportunities between end-users and suppliers. These Roadshows include high-end […]

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The Coalition for Ethical Operations wins the Premier’s Service Excellence Award in Gauteng, South Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa: March 07, 2019 – The Coalition for Ethical Operations (Coalition), founded by SNC-Lavalin, won the Premier’s Service Excellence Awards 2019 in Gauteng, South Africa, which recognizes individuals or organizations that have significantly influenced or impacted the ethical environment in the province of Gauteng by demonstrating courage and leadership in combating corruption with action […]

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XP Power has introduced a series of rack mount high voltage DC power supplies

XP Power has introduced a series of rack mount high voltage DC power supplies able to supply up to 60kV. Aimed at laboratories and OEMs, the EY series of 1200W high voltage power supplies feature flexible embedded controls with low ripple and noise. They are air insulated, fast response units with tight regulation and extremely […]

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Rockwell Automation & Schlumberger Enter Joint Venture Agreement to Create Sensia, the Oil and Gas Industry’s First Fully Integrated Automation Solutions Provider

Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, and Schlumberger, the world’s leading provider of technology for reservoir characterisation, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry, announced that they have entered into an agreement to create a new joint venture, Sensia, the first fully integrated digital oilfield automation […]

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Engen celebrates women truck drivers this International Women Day

Phindile Sithole, one of 16 female bulk truck operators employed by Engen says that while she fully supports Engen’s drive to secure a more gender-balanced world, she always knew that she wanted to be a truck driver and nothing was going to stand in the way of her achieving her dream. As a professional driver […]

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Aspasa members record zero fatalities

Moving into a third year without a fatality, members of surface mining industry association, Aspasa are leading the way with the adoption of advanced health and safety systems that are designed to minimise injuries on their mines. This is a remarkable feat considering that the association represents hundreds of mining operations including quarries, surface, dimension […]

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Hytec appointed Service Partner to ZOLLERN in Africa

Hytec South Africa has been appointed southern Africa Service Partner to the Drive Technology Unit of ZOLLERN*. The partnership allows Hytec South Africa to sell, execute inspections, and conduct maintenance, repairs and other services on ZOLLERN gearboxes and winches across southern Africa. The appointment came into effect on 30 November 2018, granting Hytec South Africa […]

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BMG’s Nord-Lock wedge-locking washers safely secure bolted joints in the railways sector

BMG’s Nord-Lock bolt securing system is based on advanced wedge-locking technology, designed to safely secure bolted joints that are exposed to severe vibration and dynamic loads in extreme conditions – including the railways industry. Nord-Lock wedge-locking washers ensure there is no bolt loosening in safety-critical areas of railway bogies, coupling devices, brake systems, rail dampers […]

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Central Plant Optimisation software – better energy savings than BMS control alone

By Russell Hattingh, Engineering Manager, Johnson Controls Systems & Service, South Africa More than 35 percent of the power required to run a building is consumed in one place: the central chilled water plant. While there is value in connecting the building management system (BMS) to schedule plant run time, very little beats central plant […]

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Major upgrade of ABB Ability™ System 800xA transforms future project engineering

The new release of ABB’s Distributed Control System (DCS) 800xA 6.1 brings significant value to capital projects with more flexible and efficient engineering. ABB Ability™ System 800xA 6.1 provides significant innovations to the entire DCS architecture and introduces technologies that shorten timescales for project execution, reduce the impact of late changes and enhance the scalability […]

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Cyber security professionals are no Darth Vader

By Simeon Tassev, Managing Director and Qualified Security Assessor at Galix Cybercrime is undoubtedly a growing problem, and the costs involved are significant. The cybersecurity industry is therefore also growing to meet the threat head on. The terms ‘white hat’, ‘black hat’ and ‘grey hat’ have emerged to describe the various players in the field. […]

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Secunda Petrochemicals Roadshow Exhibitor Profiles 2019

Afrigrit was established in 1996 by founder Pat Pick and his three sons Marius, Etienne and Vickus. Since our humble beginnings, we soon realised that it doesn’t matter where you are in life, what matters the most is in which direction you are moving. Superior Quality & Continual Improvements have placed AFRIGRIT in the market […]

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Cummins Technology and Innovation are Powering A World That’s Always On at Middle East Electricity 2019

DUBAI, UAE – Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) introduces the new HSK78G natural gas generator series during the Middle East Electricity (MEE), at the Dubai World Trade Center (March 5 – 7), stand S3.D30. With a power density of up to 2.0MW from a 78L engine, which will be displayed on stand, the HSK78G series offers […]

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Compact, Universal, and Efficient -The Next Generation of Purge and Pressurization Systems

The Next Generation of Purge and Pressurization Systems With the innovative Bebco EPS® 7500 series, Pepperl+Fuchs is launching a purge and pressurization system for Zone 2/22 and Class I/II, Division 2 that can be put to universal use. The new solution offers all the functions of a truly global system in a cost-effective and extremely […]

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INFINIDAT Responds to Customers’ Requests for Greater Workload Consolidation and Enhanced Data Protection

InfiniBox Update Addresses Customers’ Needs for SMB Protocol Support, Malware Protection and Improved Performance INFINIDAT, the market’s leading independent provider of enterprise-class data storage solutions, today announced enhancements of its InfiniBox® software. These enhancements offer enterprises the ability to consolidate more workloads while providing higher levels of data protection. New features include support for the […]

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Combined removal of N2O and NOX greenhouse gases with EnviNOx technology from thyssenkrupp

New South African legislation decrees that by April 1, 2020, existing plants must comply with Minimum Emission Standards (MES) for new plants in terms of meeting NOX (Nitrogen Oxides) levels of less than 350 mg/Nm3. Some nitric acid plants are already compliant with the 2020 MES standards in terms of NOX. However, for other plants […]

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Advertise your product and services from only R500

Advertising is a key element to a successful Brand!!! Join other leading brands. Brand your company from as little as R500. Press Release title plus a 2 line intro, with a click through on the read more. The read more will then open up to the complete press release on our site. The press release […]

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LE HELPS MINES AND CEMENT PLANTS GEAR UP TO TAKE BETTER CARE OF THEIR EQUIPMENT

In a tough economic climate, South Africa’s mining, cement and other industrial sector players are facing numerous challenges, including a strained electricity supply, rising operating costs, and fuel increases. This has put them under pressure to maintain profitability by cutting costs. However, cutting costs in the wrong places could have a negative long-term impact on […]

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Port of Mossel Bay Ready to Serve Oil and Gas Industry Following Total Gas Find

Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) says the Port of Mossel Bay is well equipped to provide value following global energy giant Total’s significant gas condensate discovery on the Brulpadda prospects, located on Block 11B/12B in the Outeniqua Basin, 175 kilometres off the southern coast of South Africa. Mossel Bay Port Manager Shadrack Tshikalange said the […]

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AFRICAN PETROCHEMICALS ROADSHOWS

The African Petrochemical Roadshow offers a diagonal slice of the industry, showcasing and highlighting multiple products, services and expertise available to the Petrochemical Industry, General Engineering, Mining and Power Generation sectors. This show includes Instrumentation and Control, Health and Safety, Environmental, Mechanical, Plant Optimisation solutions and much more.. We will help you achieve your sales […]

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Historic Partnership between Ghana Public Procurement Authority and Commerce Edge from South Africa

Ghana’s public procurement space is expected to be professionalised following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Public Procurement Authority (PPA) and Commerce Edge of South Africa. The agreement is expected to result in a comprehensive Certification and Licensing Programme for Public Procurement Practitioners in Ghana. Mr. Agyenim Boateng Adjei, the Chief […]

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SICK Automation increases product traceability for tobacco manufacturer

SICK Automation South Africa (SICK), one of the country’s leading sensor solution suppliers for industrial applications, recently installed 120 image-based 2D barcode readers across multiple scanning stations in a South African-based tobacco manufacturing plant. The cigarette manufacturer was looking for a solution to move from its manually intensive marking and tracing system, which facilitated human […]

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Goscor Compressed Air Systems boosts rental fleet

Goscor Compressed Air Systems has bolstered its rental fleet of compressors to provide customers with an even bigger range to choose from, specific to their requirements.    As part of its turnkey service offering to its customers, Goscor Compressed Air Systems (GCAS) has previously offered its customers some rental units. Warren Schultz, GM of GCAS, says […]

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Veolia supplied three water treatment solutions in Mbombela

Veolia Water Technologies South Africa was contracted to alleviate Mbombela’s water constraints with three new water treatment plants. Addressing the need for low-footprint, portability and easily maintained water treatment solutions, Veolia supplied three Potable Water Treatment Plants (PWTP™) to Mpumalanga’s capital city. “Our Water Techno Packages are fast becoming very popular water treatment solutions across […]

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Updated ThinManager Software Enhances Productivity in Industrial Operations

Industrial companies can better tailor production information to their operational needs using the new ThinManager version 11.0 platform from Rockwell Automation. The latest release of the thin client software can help improve productivity, visualisation, security and mobility in a Connected Enterprise. Companies can improve productivity using the ThinManager software’s new FactoryTalk Activation licensing option. It […]

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Invincible Valves prides itself on service excellence and flexibility by striving to enhance our customer’s bottom line.

  Invincible Valves (Pty) Ltd will be showcasing their products and services at the annual Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow on the 28th March 2019. Visit their stand! Pre-register Now- FREE OF CHARGE- Click here Invincible Valves (Pty) Ltd was established in 1982 and since has grown to a medium sized enterprise located in Knights, Germiston Invincible Valves prides itself on […]

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Fibertex SA presented a paper at Tanzania Engineering Conference ‘geosynthetics for road construction’

Fibertex South Africa – specialists in the manufacture and supply of a comprehensive range of Geosynthetic products – plays an important role in civil engineering and construction projects in Africa, through collaborative partnerships. The Fibertex exports team works closely with Nabaki Afrika Limited, one of Tanzania’s leading suppliers of building products and construction materials. “As […]

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ABB places well-being of control room operators center stage with its new digital solution

ABB’s innovative digital solution for process industries will help to reduce human error in the control room, boost productivity and place more emphasis on the well-being of operating staff. ABB is launching a new digital solution as part of its unified, cross-industry, digital offering, ABB Ability™. It will provide operators with direct insights into their […]

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BP starts gas production from Trinidad and Tobago’s Angelin project

Third major project to begin production for BP globally in 2019, builds on significant Trinidad business, adds to advantaged gas portfolio BP Trinidad and Tobago (BPTT) today announced first gas production from its Angelin development. The project was delivered on time and under budget. The Angelin development, originally discovered by the El Diablo well in […]

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ABB upgrades landmark buildings in Zaragoza’s Smart City project with energy monitoring system

Ekip UP enables Spanish city to take first steps towards ISO standards for energy management The city of Zaragoza, the capital of Aragon, Spain, has become a leader among the world’s metropolitan centers in embracing digital technology, and ABB is helping the city achieve its digital vision. This was made possible thanks to the energy […]

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An early diagnosis for the crane under a microscope: A deep look into the crane machinery at Germany’s Palm paper factory

/ins  Konecranes investigates the hoisting gears of the critical overhead cranes at the Palm paper factory, with Oil Analysis and Crane Reliability Study (CRS) Churning out corrugated base paper: The paper machine 6 (PM6) at the Palm paper factory in Wörth am Rhein, Germany, annually produces some 650,000 tons of the versatile packaging raw material with […]

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HPE Africa distributes McCloskey crushing and screening plants – S130 high energy screener

HPE Africa’s extensive range of McCloskey crushing and screening equipment, encompasses mobile screeners, which offers high output, durability and extended service life, in the most demanding conditions. McCloskey International’s S-Series and R-Series screeners, are designed with a high energy screenbox, with the largest screening areas in their class, for high productivity. “The S130 screener – […]

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Tshwane Branch Technology Evening Invite

Tshwane Branch Technology Evening Invite The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC), Tshwane Branch invites members and parties with an interest in “Industrial Automation” to attend our upcoming Technical Evening: TOPIC: New perspectives on Smart Factories in the context of Industry 4.0 / IOT by Mr. Dave Wibberley (Managing Director of Adroit Technologies) Dave is the […]

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Atlas Copco walks the talk with school shoe drive

The new school year brings excitement and anticipation to learners, who begin to gear up to further their knowledge. An important part of this preparation is purchasing new uniforms and school shoes. However, for many underprivileged children the cost of new school shoes is an expense which their families cannot afford to bear. As a […]

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The value of ethics and authenticity in business today

By Ravi Panthi, Head of Human Resources for Wipro Africa, Wipro Limited  The topic of ethics in business, and specifically in the technology industry, was thrust into the limelight in the second half of 2017 – as a number of local ICT players became embroiled in scandals relating to maladministration. Share prices were hammered. Reputations […]

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Bosch Ulwazi celebrates 10 years of business in 2019

Bosch Ulwazi marks its 10th anniversary this year, with a track record in the advancement of engineering skills across South Africa. The company was established in 2009 as a subsidiary of Bosch Holdings, to mentor engineers and project managers to achieve professional registration with regulatory bodies. Today, Bosch Ulwazi provides a range of technical skills […]

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GLOVES IN A BOTTLE

FINALLY, AN ALL-IN-ONE SHIELDING AND DRY SKIN CARE LOTION THAT EFFECTIVELY COMBATS WORKPLACE RELATED ADVERSE SKIN CONDITIONS The rate at which our world has been industrialised of the past few decades through manufacturing, engineering, construction, mining, and Petro-chemicals, to name just a few, has realised that employees involved in these hands-on processes are increasingly experiencing […]

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thyssenkrupp unveils ground-breaking technology solutions at Mining Indaba 2019

Aligning with Industry 4.0 is no longer optional for the mining industry. Companies are urged to embrace digitalisation and automation for the critical goal to enhance sustainability, productivity and profitability. thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa, a market leading engineering company,  unveiled its latest technology and digital solutions at an exclusive press conference on 07 February […]

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BIRAL RETURNS TO INTERMET ASIA FOR 2019

Biral, Stand B47, InterMet Asia, 27-29 March 2019, Suntec, Singapore Meteorological specialists, Biral is returning to InterMet Asia in Singapore next month to showcase a number of its technically advanced meteorological products. Biral experts will be at the show demonstrating a wide variety of meteorological equipment. These are the BTD-200 Thunderstorm Detector, VPF-730 and SWS-200 […]

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SKF helps reduce maintenance costs through new railway condition monitoring solution

The drive in the rail sector is towards extending maintenance intervals. This is an area where digitalization is making a major difference. With this in mind, SKF has launched an entirely rail-focused version of its highly successful Multilog IMx platform, combining rolling stock and track condition monitoring in a single, easily customised solution. SKF’s latest […]

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KSB expands its aftermarket services

KSB Pumps and Valves is intensifying its focus on aftermarket services that add value to customer operations far beyond the supply and maintenance of its own products. In future the company will also extend its services and engineering expertise to include maintenance of entire systems, reverse engineering of rotating equipment and system optimisations. This includes […]

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Incledon celebrates its 113th anniversary

Incledon will be showcasing their products and services at the annual Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow on the 28th March 2019. Visit their stand! Pre-register Now- FREE OF CHARGE- Click here More info on the Roadshow- Click here Incledon, a leading supplier of fluid conveyance solutions for general industry to mining, infrastructure and building and construction, is […]

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New Photoelectric Sensor from Rockwell Automation Built for Demanding Applications

The new Allen-Bradley 42AF RightSight M30 photoelectric sensor from Rockwell Automation is the latest addition to the smart sensing portfolio. Built with improved environmental resistance and long-distance detection in a mid-sized, right-angle housing, the RightSight M30 smart sensor offers the flexibility and performance required for a wide range of high-demand applications. “Our new photoelectric sensor […]

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Vibrating limit level detection

Instrotech is offering the latest Kobold NSV level monitors to measure low-density (powdery), fine-grained bulk solids, such as plastic granules, cement, and food like flour, sugar and animal feed.  The devices work by the vibrating fork principle.  The fork, specifically designed for use in bulk solids, continuously vibrates, and when it is covered by a […]

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INSERTION RESISTANCE THERMOMETERS

INSTROTECH is offering Kobold’s MMA range of industrial temperature probes, or insertion resistance thermometers (with/without transmitter).  The MMA is engineered using 316 stainless steel and incorporates high accuracy Pt100 resistance sensors with analogue output options. The MMA is delivered standard with M12 or DIN plug electrical connections, as well as a wide variety of popular […]

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Skyriders cements multidisciplinary maintenance and repair approach

A multidisciplinary maintenance and repair solution from Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. has assisted a leading supplier of superior quality construction materials and technical solutions such as cement, aggregate and readymix concrete make the most of a recent shutdown period. A five-person rope-access team was deployed for the four-day project, which was completed successfully on […]

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Contingency Plans in Place for PE Tanker Berth Outage

Transnet National Ports Authority has given its full assurance that contingency plans are in place to avoid disruptions to fuel supplies during a scheduled five-week shutdown of the tanker berth in the Port Elizabeth harbour from Monday, 18 February until Monday, 25 March 2019. The berth outage will enable repairs to be carried out on […]

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Electric Vehicle Calamity in Ten Years?

Car demand will collapse as people move to cities. $100 billion was written off the stock value of car companies recently. The US economy is on a sugar rush from a trillion-dollar borrowing boost at the top of the cycle. Climate change getting out of control in 12 years? These and many other negative indicators […]

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Don’t just keep all of your data forever – optimised data storage has many business benefits

By Mike Rees, Territory Account Manager for South Africa at Commvault Digitisation has revolutionised the business world, enabling organisations to store, access and analyse far more information than ever before. The power of information is such that data has become strictly regulated to ensure it is maintained and cannot be used for nefarious purposes. However, […]

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Explosive detonation caused by diesel engines

Elgin Flameproofing will be showcasing their products and services at the annual Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow on the 28th March 2019. Visit their stand! Pre-register Now- FREE OF CHARGE- Click here More info on the Roadshow- Click here by Stephen Gale, Chalwyn by AMOT Safety devices are a first line of defense against the effects of engines going out of control […]

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SPEEDY, RELIABLE mA LOOP VALVE TESTING

The new handheld control valve tester simplifies testing with dedicated tests that perform a quick health check to provide users with good/marginal/bad results.                                                                  […]

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It’s a 100% pass rate for thyssenkrupp apprentices

All third-year apprentices from thyssenkrupp’s training facility at its Service Centre in Chloorkop achieved a 100% pass rate on the first attempt of their trade tests! During the trade tests the apprentices – four mechanical fitters, two boilermakers and a welder and a machinist – were also assessed on their theoretical and practical acumen. Upon […]

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Process: Inspecting steam systems

A Fluke Application Note – Information supplied by COMTEST Steam is used to heat raw materials and treat semi-finished products.  It is also a power source for equipment, as well as for building heat and electricity generation. But steam is not free. It costs millions annually to feed the boilers generating the steam. Generally speaking, […]

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Atlas Copco brings festive cheer to underprivileged children

The festive season is generally accepted as a time spent with family, friends and loved ones partaking in meals, activities and exchanging gifts. However, for many disadvantaged children the holiday season brings little happiness or sense of unity. Recognising the plight of these children, Atlas Copco- Home of Industrial Ideas, decided to brighten up disadvantaged […]

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BP Energy Outlook 2019

The 2019 edition of BP’s Energy Outlook, published, explores the key uncertainties that could impact the shape of global energy markets out to 2040. The greatest uncertainties over this period involve the need for more energy to support continued global economic growth and rising prosperity, together with the need for a more rapid transition to […]

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Legrand AlphaRex 3 and MicroRex – advanced programmable time switch technology

Legrand’s AlphaRex³ and MicroRex time switches are designed for easy programming and ensure high-clock precision in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Legrand devices, with advanced time switch technology, are used to switch an electric circuit on or off at selected times during a pre-programmed time period. These analogue and digital time switches also have an […]

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INFINIDAT Named a February 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for General-Purpose Disk Arrays

Industry Recognition Based on Positive Reviews and Ratings Following End Users’ Experiences Purchasing and Implementing INFINIDAT INFINIDAT, the market’s leading independent provider of enterprise-class data storage solutions, today announced that it has been recognised as a February 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for General-Purpose Disk Arrays, based on reviews and ratings from end-users. In […]

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Smith Power extends materials handling offering with Baoli range

Smith Power Equipment, a South African importation and distribution company representing leading global equipment brands, has expanded its offering with the addition of the Baoli range of materials handling equipment to its distribution stable. As part of its one-stop shop approach, Smith Power Equipment has signed a distributorship agreement with Baoli, a leading global manufacturer […]

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Is your data protected when the power fails?

By Hemant Harie, Managing Director at Gabsten Technologies Reliable power is in short supply in South Africa and outages are becoming increasingly common, leaving businesses unable to access their systems or data. Not all businesses have the financial and physical capacity to retain an alternative power source, such as a generator, uninterrupted power supply (UPS) […]

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You’re Invited: IMS ManuVation 4.0 Workshop

Dear Manufacturer, In conjunction with the CSIR, Aerosud, CAMASA, Aerospace States Association, ASM International, and PDES Inc., IMS International is pleased to invite you to a no-cost ManuVation 4.0 workshop on 25-26 February at CSIR in Pretoria. The ManuVation project, through its partners, provides workshops to Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SME) in order to help them understand […]

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Quantum leap as Transportation Components now supplies to OEM Henred Fruehauf

Transportation Components, a recognised leader in the distribution of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) components to the aftermarket, has taken the quantum leap to a whole new level, with its recent appointment as the supplier of Duroline brake linings to the well-known OEM Henred Fruehauf, the largest trailer and allied products manufacturer in South Africa. Henred […]

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ABB speeds up Polish sustainable transport with supply of DC fast chargers

PKN ORLEN has signed a general agreement for the supply of ABB’s next generation DC fast charging stations for electric cars – Terra 54. The order is part of a project, which will see the installation of 150 fast charging stations for EVs located on selected transit routes across Poland and within its largest cities. […]

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New high-pressure gas pipeline offers SAB Rosslyn new capabilities

AB-InBev has commissioned a strategic 0,8 km-long high-pressure underground pipeline which allows its SAB Rosslyn branch to have its own filter and metering station to procure natural gas directly from Sasol Gas.    HATCH was the project and construction manager, while Energas Technologies was responsible for the E&I, mechanical design, fabrication and supply of the filter […]

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Engen- Believe in yourself and work hard advises top Gauteng matric

Gauteng’s top Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) matriculant, Skhumbuzo Mbatha has a secret weapon to ensure his success – an absolute belief in himself, which saw him improve from just 6% in mathematics in grade 9 to an outstanding mark of 92% in his final matric exam. Skhumbuzo eventually achieved five distinctions for matric, […]

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BMG and Eaton Hydraulics enhance agreement – BMG World is the exclusive Eaton Hydraulics warranty centre in Africa

The well-established partnership between BMG and Eaton Hydraulics, has been enhanced with the recent accreditation of BMG’s Johannesburg head office facility – BMG World – as the exclusive Eaton Hydraulics warranty centre in Africa. “BMG – which represents Eaton Hydraulics in Africa, through the distribution of Eaton Hydraulics power management solutions for electrical, hydraulic and […]

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Becker Smartsense gas monitoring system for general industry

Becker Mining South Africa has extended its range of safety and communications systems to include a new atmospheric and environmental monitoring system, designed for use in industries where the presence of gases may pose a safety or health risk for employees and the environment. The high accuracy Becker Varis Smartsense® gas monitoring system, which meets […]

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ABB to support the increasing digitalization of substations

When a local vehicle manufacturer experienced air leaks in the pneumatically operated components and systems of the specialised vehicles they construct, the company turned to SKF for assistance. As a global frontrunner in the supply of bearing technology and services, SKF was able to offer a turnkey solution in the form of a high quality […]

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BP starts gas production from the second stage of Egypt’s West Nile Delta development

• Second stage of West Nile Delta project starts up • Peak production expected to be ~700 million cubic feet of gas per day • This Egyptian project is the second upstream major project to come onstream for BP in 2019 11 February 2019, BP today announced first gas production from the second stage of […]

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OCP Group and Cummins Africa Middle East announce strategic partnership in Morocco

OCP Group and Cummins Africa Middle East have announced the signing of a strategic partnership related to the implementation of a Master Rebuild Centre (MRC) for Cummins High Horse Power engines in Khouribga, Morocco. The new facility will serve both North and West Africa, and the scope of the agreement includes the on-site maintenance of […]

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UT wall-thickness measurement soars with Elios Sky Eye technology

The sky is definitely not the limit for the Skyriders Elios Sky Eye confined-space inspection technology from Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. The company recently deployed the collision-resistant drone on a roof-replacement project for a major industrial client, in conjunction with conducting ultrasonic (UT) wall-thickness testing. One of the specialist inspection services offered by Skyriders, […]

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The value of ethics and authenticity in business today

By Ravi Panthi, Head of Human Resources for Wipro Africa, Wipro Limited The topic of ethics in business, and specifically in the technology industry, was thrust into the limelight in the second half of 2017 – as a number of local ICT players became embroiled in scandals relating to maladministration. Share prices were hammered. Reputations […]

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Engen- Top Western Cape matric determined to make her mark as an engineer

The Western Cape’s top Engen Maths and Science Schools (EMSS) matriculant, Maajidah Arendse hopes to become a successful civil engineer and a proud representative of women in Engineering.  “I want to be a part of projects that improve both the built and natural environment by making new discoveries and making the lives of my fellow […]

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Extended Line of Thin Clients Help Increase Flexibility Across the Enterprise

With many applications on multiple displays throughout a plant floor, manufacturers struggle to manage numerous sources of content. VersaView 5200 from Rockwell Automation uses ThinManager software to help manufacturers more easily manage their applications. “The latest additions to the VersaView 5200 portfolio allow end-users to choose a single display or multiple displays with a variety […]

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SKF investing in automated production line in France

SKF is supporting the growth of the aerospace market and its business by investing in a new automated line located at the SKF Aeroengine site in Valenciennes, France. With this investment, SKF is strengthening its flexibility and competitiveness in France. In January 2019 SKF inaugurated a fully automated production line dedicated to the production of […]

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BMG acquires Rustenburg Engineering and Joerg Foundry

Through BMG’s acquisition of Rustenburg Engineering and Joerg Foundry in 2018, the company is now a major player the foundry industry. “This strategic investment in a dynamic sector of the engineering business, enhances BMG’s service offering and broadens the company’s product range to include the supply of SG and cast-iron components and products to original […]

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REATILE ACQUIRES 37.54% STAKE IN PRAGMA HOLDINGS

The Reatile Group, an investment holding company, has acquired a 37.54% stake in Pragma, one of SA’s leading enterprise asset and facilities management companies. This move enhances Pragma’s potential international growth, while accelerating the organisation’s transformation agenda. “I’ve been involved with Pragma for a while, and I’ve known Reatile for much longer. I believe it’s […]

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Rockwell Automation acquires Emulate3D, a leading software developer for simulating and emulating industrial automation systems

Rockwell Automation has acquired Emulate3D, an innovative engineering software developer whose products digitally simulate and emulate industrial automation systems. By using accurate simulation models to improve systems planning and decision-making, followed by emulation trials that test the control system before installation, Emulate3D’s software enables customers to virtually test machine and system designs before incurring manufacturing […]

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LR receives approval to carry out verification activity on the Norwegian Continental Shelf

The Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) has approved Lloyd’s Register (LR) as a recognised classification society for the construction of mobile units in the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS). This follows a change to section three of the Petroleum Safety Authority’s (PSA) framework HSE regulations, which now permits mobile units employed in petroleum activities on the NCS […]

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SKF consolidates manufacturing in China; invests in new facility

SKF is investing approximately SEK 200 million in improving its competitiveness and customer service levels for tapered roller bearings (TRB) in China. The investment is being made in a new manufacturing facility in Changshan, to which the Group’s existing small-size TRB manufacturing in China will be transferred. As a result, three existing sites in Ningbo, […]

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Bosch Munitech offers solutions for infrastructure asset management and annual audit compliance

Bosch Munitech – a member of the Bosch Holdings group of multi-disciplinary consulting engineering companies – offers municipalities a smart solution for infrastructure management, by assessing assets in the field and transferring the information to a desktop platform. Engineers, field technicians and geographical information system (GIS) specialists in the Bosch Munitech team, have developed an […]

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Job creation through local manufacturing

Approximately 50-70% local content in products would be considered acceptable to the future growth and sustainability of the local manufacturing sector. This is according to Eric Bruggeman, CEO at the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC). In a presentation at the Electra Mining Africa exhibition in September 2018, Bruggeman said that the local manufacturing […]

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New SKF solution delivers benefits of condition monitoring to wider applications

With condition-based maintenance often reserved for only the most critical assets, SKF has launched a solution that can bring condition monitoring to applications that would previously have been out of reach. SKF has further expanded its offering in condition monitoring with a compact, competitively priced system that is flexible enough to be used across a […]

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ABB to support the increasing digitalization of substations

ABB and Intel are collaborating on promoting next-generation distribution automation systems and products. ABB and Intel signed a formal agreement to collaborate on the marketing and selling of next-generation distribution automation systems and products for protection and control in utility and industrial applications. At the core of the agreement is ABB Ability™ smart substation control […]

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Manoeuvring Agricultural Robots with 2D Laser Scanners

How can we harness modern technology in a way that will allow people to collaborate with business even more intelligently, efficiently, and sustainably in the future? The solution? 2D laser scanners on robots! SICK has applied 2D laser scanners to crop robots in order to assist a scientific project at Wageningen University and Research Centre. […]

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Top Engen Maths & Science School learner determined to make a difference

Losing her beloved grandmother during her final matric exams forced Thabiso Ndlovu to suppress the pain and soldier on in pursuit of the results she knew would make the women who helped raise her proud. Hailing from Umlazi in KwaZulu-Natal and an attendee of the Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) hosted weekly at the […]

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New benchmark SCADA software platform

MAPS 4, the latest SCADA solution from Adroit Technologies for control and visualisation, extends connectivity options, adds user tools and increases the scope of its built-in functionality. The result is a software suite that can reduce the time taken for project development and integration, while also enabling users to realise Smart Factory objectives. Built on […]

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QUALITY FLOW INDICATORS FOR AUTOMATED AND NON-AUTOMATED PLANT

The visual inspection of the passage of liquids, gas and other matter in plant processes is one of the critical elements of the plant processes and can be achieved quickly and efficiently with Val.co’s visual flow indicators which can be installed irrespective of whether the plant is automated or not. Jan Grobler, Managing Director of […]

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Demystifying Software Asset Management

By Matthew Poulter, SAM Business Unit Manager at First Technology National Keeping track of software and licenses has traditionally been a compliance requirement. However, many organisations struggle with this, from knowing what software they have, to what licenses they are or are not using, to knowing if their software is up to date or outdated. […]

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EMERSON COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF GENERAL ELECTRIC’S INTELLIGENT PLATFORMS BUSINESS

Acquisition grows Emerson’s presence as complete automation solutions provider for process, hybrid and discrete end markets. Emerson (NYSE: EMR) today announced it has completed the purchase of Intelligent Platforms from General Electric (NYSE:GE). The addition of Intelligent Platforms programmable logic controller (PLC) technologies will enable Emerson, a global leader in automation for process and industrial […]

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BP to support investor group’s call for greater reporting around Paris goals

• BP Board to support resolution from Climate Action 100+ investors at AGM • Resolution calls for BP to describe how company strategy is consistent with Paris goals • Builds on BP’s commitment to growing shareholder value while advancing energy transition • BP has also incorporated emissions reductions as a factor in employee reward 1 […]

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New Managing Director of Rockwell Automation for Sub-Saharan Africa announced

Henry Craukamp has been appointed as Managing Director of Rockwell Automation for Sub-Saharan Africa, effective 1 January 2019. Henry will now be responsible for leading the business in Sub-Saharan Africa and for implementing the Rockwell Automation global and pan-EMEA sales strategies and initiatives, especially bringing The Connected Enterprise to Rockwell Automation customers across the region. […]

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Rand-Air oil-free compressors assist luxury motor vehicle manufacturer’s ‘drive’ to achieve a perfect finish

For any company it is gratifying when customers request repeated service. When that customer is of the calibre of a well-known luxury motor vehicle manufacturer, it is a very sound endorsement indeed! Leading local provider of portable air and power Rand-Air was recently requested to hire two diesel oil-free compressors to a local facilities management […]

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Bosch Rexroth SA CEO Tillmann Olsen appointed Bosch Rexroth Regional President Africa

Tillmann Olsen has been promoted to the position of Regional President Africa for Bosch Rexroth AG in addition to his current role as Chief Executive Officer of the Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group. Olsen replaces Lucas Wintjes, who retires on 28 February 2019. Streamlining the combined skills and capabilities of the organisation’s African operations under […]

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Extending the life of mud motor bearings

Mud motor bearings need to be carefully designed because they are called upon to deal with exceptional stresses and particularly harsh conditions The lubrication of mud motor bearings presents particular challenges in the oil and gas exploration sector with bearing failures resulting in costly downtime. There are, however, ways to make motor bearings more reliable, […]

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Tsubaki chain wear indicators now available from BMG in larger sizes

BMG has extended its range of Tsubaki chain wear indicators, with the addition of the recently-launched large size gauges. “Tsubaki chain wear indicators enable plant and machinery engineers to accurately measure roller chain condition and to determine critical wear, in a simple operation,” says Carlo Beukes, BMG’s business unit manager, power transmission. “These robust gauges […]

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thyssenkrupp helps disadvantaged schools step into the digital age

In this digital age, the simple use of a computer is a function which most people take for granted. However, for many disadvantaged schools in underprivileged communities the cost of purchasing a computer or a printer is an expense which they simply cannot afford. Recognising this challenge, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa generously donated 24 […]

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Cummins Inc. Celebrates Centennial Year

Cummins Inc. is celebrating its 100th year as a company throughout 2019. Cummins today, which is listed as a Fortune 150 company, employs around 60 000 people worldwide, and serves customers in nearly every country across the globe. Cummins products range from diesel and natural gas engines to hybrid and electric platforms, as well as […]

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SAIW Open Days, soon to be in Cape Town, will play an important role

Answering the urgent need for a good career. SAIW Open Days, soon to be in Cape Town, will play an important role As part of its strategy to promote welding as a career to the youth of the Western Cape and to the country in general, the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) has put […]

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Skyriders celebrates nine years working with Syama Gold Mine in Mali

The nine-year business relationship with Resolute Mining’s Syama Gold Mine in Mali, for client Goudhurst of Australia, is a striking testament to the quality workmanship and value-for-money offered by Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. The extension of the original roaster smokestack at Syama in 2008 saw Skyriders carry out regular inspection and maintenance from that […]

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Innovation Award for Mokveld’s Typhoon Valve System

Mokveld’s Typhoon Valve System has scooped the ONS2018 Innovation Award in recognition of its industry transforming low shear technology which sets a whole new standard in the oil and gas industry.      The future of the international oil and gas industry depends increasingly on the supply chain’s ability to develop new technologies as the industry […]

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SASOL MARATHON IN SASOLBURG ON 2 FEBRUARY 2019

Sasolburg, South Africa – On 2 February 2019, Sasol is sponsoring the Sasol Marathon for the 25th time in Sasolburg. The event, being a Comrades and Two Oceans qualifier, has already attracted more than 1 200 pre-entries. Adding to the popularity of the marathon, the Free State 42.2km provincial championship will form part of this […]

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HPE Partner Awards 2018 celebrate commitment, outstanding performance and mutual success

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) South Africa celebrated their annual Partner Awards at an extravagant Bohemian Rhapsody themed affair held on 24 January 2019 at The Park House of Events on 7 in Hyde Park, Johannesburg. The prestigious event honoured HPE’s top performing partners across South Africa, highlighting their dedication toward growing mutual business opportunities with […]

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BP invests in new artificial intelligence technology

New AI technology, nicknamed Sandy, to accelerate projects BP Ventures has invested $5 million in Belmont Technology’s Series A financing to further bolster BP’s artificial intelligence (AI) and digital capabilities in its Upstream business. The investment supports BP’s ongoing work exploring opportunities to apply machine learning and cognitive computing in its global oil and gas […]

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thyssenkrupp proudly introduces to Africa revolutionary X-ray technology that finds gold faster

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa is proud to announce that they have been appointed as the official reseller of the ground-breaking PhotonAssay technology from Chrysos Corporation headquartered in South Australia. Novel X-ray technology is poised to revolutionise the field of gold analysis, replacing traditional methods such as fire-assay in many applications. Chrysos Corporation’s PhotonAssay provides […]

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NitraLife has it covered!

Assists RSI SmartCanopy with on-site, on-demand nitrogen for premium-quality steel and paint finishes The success story of RSI SmartCanopy is a remarkable one. From a start-up which rubberised pick-up or ‘bakkie’ load bins, within just 11 years, the company has grown into a major manufacturer of various types of canopies for a wide range of […]

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Skyriders anticipates deluge of maintenance work from petchem sector

A new benchmark for successful maintenance and repair work has been set by Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. when it replaced an entire deluge fire sprinkler system at a major petrochemical producer towards the end of last year. A deluge fire sprinkler system is similar to a pre-action system, apart from the fact that the […]

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Collaborative enterprise development partnerships bear fruit

WorleyParsons’ Enterprise Supplier Development (ESD) programme has achieved significant success within its first six years of operation, highlighting the benefits of sustainable and collaborative enterprise development partnerships. Through the programme WorleyParsons has been able to streamline its operations with a ready availability of capable specialist suppliers, while its ESD partners have expanded their capabilities and […]

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Significance of sourcing MHE from a single provider

The continuously challenging operating landscape is prompting materials handling equipment owners to look at ways of improving their businesses. One thing that comes to mind is the growing trend of preferring to deal with what they term one-stop shops, meaning that they can source all their needs from one place.      Like most things in today’s […]

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Improve quality control with apps for your digital microscope

Finding the right equipment for quality control can be time consuming. That’s why it is important to find long lasting and agile equipment. One solution is a digital microscope with quality control improving apps that allows the operator to alter the system to meet future requirements without investing in new equipment.   With a digital […]

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New OPTISYS TUR 1060 optical turbidity measuring system

For quality monitoring of potable water or filter monitoring in the water industry Fast measuring response time, simple calibration, automated cleaning Logging of measurement data up to one year, data download via USB KROHNE introduces the new OPTISYS TUR 1060 optical turbidity measuring system: The main application areas are quality monitoring or filter monitoring in […]

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SKF offers new compact metering device for single-line lubrication systems

SKF announced the introduction of its Lincoln SLC metering device for grease. Developed for use in single-line lubrication systems, this compact metering device features a compact and modular design for less jointing and decreased risk of leaking. Featuring a spring-reset control piston, the metering device has a high venting capability for compatibility with greases up […]

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Passport 360 part of Start-ups Unearthed Africa at Mining Indaba 2019

A local provider of smart solutions for the administrative, safety, and procurement requirements of the mining industry, Passport 360 is one of four African start-ups that have secured a coveted pitch slot at the Start-ups Unearthed Africa session at the Investing in African Mining Indaba on 6 February at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. […]

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Modern-day Cloud: casting a broad appeal across the business

By Dr. Manish Govil, Global AWS Practice Head, Wipro Limited By 2020, analysts are predicting that businesses worldwide will spend over a Trillion dollars on the Cloud. This number reflects just how dominant Cloud has become in the world of enterprise technology. Cloud has been by far the most disruptive technology and important driving force […]

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New appointments at WearCheck

The condition monitoring industry is one in which technology and skills constantly evolve to meet new asset maintenance needs. WearCheck maintains their position as leaders in the field by constant investment in updated technology, ongoing training and harnessing new talent. Some new appointments and promotions at WearCheck recently include: Contact WearCheck on telephone on (031) […]

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Education is key to success – EC’s top Engen Maths and Science School matric

The Eastern Cape’s top Engen Maths and Science School (EMSS) matric graduate, Libhongo Mko lives by the philosophy that hard work and dedication will open doors. It is this belief that saw him come out as the top learner in the Eastern Cape EMSS classes with five distinctions, including 90% for science and 83% maths, […]

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Legrand acquires Netatmo – a leading smart home automation company

Legrand – global specialists in electrical and digital building infrastructures – has recently acquired home automation specialists, Netatmo. According to Legrand, this acquisition forms part of the Group’s external growth strategy and strengthens Legrand’s position in the Internet of Thing (IoT). This agreement also provides new opportunities to speed up the development of Legrand’s Eliot […]

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Ignoring endpoint data puts your business at risk

By Modeen Malick, Senior Systems Engineer for MESAT at Commvault Most organisations today have a reasonable idea of how to protect data in their data centre. However, a business can often forget – or ignore – the data that resides outside of its data centre, on endpoint devices such as laptops and smartphones. If the […]

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TCM 180i: The exquisite technician

When placing dual-layer concrete on the A7, the Wirtgen paving train – comprising 2 SP 1500 slipform pavers and the TCM 180i texture curing machine – is the key player. The A7 is being widened between Hamburg and Bordesholm from four lanes to six, and in some places to eight, to ensure that the motorway remains an […]

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Electrification gains a new boost with the launch of the Africa Power Access Accelerator

The Africa Power Access Accelerator brings together top tier partners to support the development of power projects in Africa, with first application window closing on the 31st March 2019. Nairobi, Kenya (January 18, 2019) – Improved access to modern energy services is one of the fastest ways to drive socioeconomic development and poverty alleviation. In […]

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ABB: Shaping a leader focused in digital industries

Fundamental actions to focus, simplify and lead in digital industries for enhanced customer value and shareholder returns – Focus of portfolio on digital industries through divestment of Power Grids Divestment of Power Grids to Hitachi expands existing partnership and strengthens Power Grids as a global infrastructure leader with enhanced access to markets and financing Enterprise […]

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TLT-Turbo African Consolidation Creates a Market First Turn Key Solution