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Electrical Components

Technology set to redefine device safety

10th January 2020 New Advanced Circuit Interruption (ACI) technology aims to improve the safety of electrical installations while also saving space. The technology is said to provide a technical solution to dimensioning issues and eliminates the need for an external back-up fuse. The surge arrestor with ACI... 

Combi switchbox gets approval

10th January 2020 A combi switchbox has recently been awarded Atmosphere Explosibles (ATEX) approval for use in Actuator Sensor- (AS-) Interface and DeviceNet fieldbus systems. The combi switchbox is designed for a number of different industrial working environments and all common process landscapes. These include... 

Frequency converter updated

10th January 2020 A frequency converter designed specifically for use in water and wastewater applications and in heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, is now available in a three-phase 3 AC 200 V voltage variant in the power range up to 55 kW. The updates are aimed at making the units more... 

Proactive electrical distribution management

12th December 2019 The Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud-based technologies are being used to provide predictive solutions for electrical distribution system management and critical data centre assets. Asset Advisor services offer the potential to anticipate and address issues before they become critical... 

Local manufacturing reduces lead times

12th December 2019 A manufacturer of insulated switchgear has announced that a product which was previously 100% internationally manufactured, will now have a 68% local finishing process, reducing the customer waiting period from 12 weeks to four weeks and boosting local manufacturing and empowerment. The company... 

Protecting homes and businesses during load-shedding

29th November 2019 Homes and small businesses may be at risk during load-shedding if there are no contingency plans in place, in the event of a sudden loss of power or power surge due to a power outage. Electronic devices used for communication, security and entertainment are at risk of damage and failure because... 

Modern range of plugs available

29th November 2019 A new range of plugs has been made available to the South African market. The plugs are said to meet the latest electrical standards and promise advanced features, contemporary aesthetic qualities, user convenience and simple installation. The newly-designed plugs are available in both the old... 

Compression glands made from tough plastic

26th September 2019 Compression glands made from engineering plastic are used for appliances and instrumentation in a wide range of applications and industries, from sewerage and chemical plants to abattoirs. Engineering plastics are seen as tough plastics and have better mechanical and thermal properties than... 

Integrated earth leakage protection for circuit breakers

18th September 2019 A new technology that monitors the flow of current and sends a pre-alarm signal in the event of earth leakage, has been integrated into a range of circuit breakers. The system interrupts the circuit if organic disruptions are detected, preventing the danger of electric shock. This means that... 

Battery electric loader set to launch

10th September 2019 A new battery electric load-haul-dump (LHD) underground mining loader is currently being developed. The design promises the use of advanced technology lithium-ion batteries and fast, onboard charging to advance safety and promote higher production. 

Battery electric loader set to launch
The new battery electric loader will use lithium-ion batteries and onboard charging

Integrated solution monitors conductivity of liquids

3rd September 2019 A combination-measuring transducer to monitor the conductivity of liquids is now available. Conductivity of water measures the water’s ability to pass electrical flow. This function is important to industries such as brewing, pharmaceutical industries and food manufacturing processes. The... 

Low voltage capacitor banks help reduce overall electricity demands

16th July 2019 In electrical networks, reactive energy results in increased line currents for a given active energy transmitted to loads. This, in turn, leads to a number of consequences, including oversized transmission and distribution networks, increased voltage drops along the distribution lines and more... 

Upgrade for surge protectors

2nd July 2019 Surge protection devices (SPDs) are designed to prevent excess voltage at the terminals of sensitive equipment. Class one SPDs protect electrical installations against direct lightning strikes, while class two SPDs are the main protection systems installed in an electrical switchboard. However,... 

Festoon systems for electric bulk materials handling machinery

2nd July 2019 Festoon systems provide mobile supports for electrical cables or pneumatic and hydraulic lines and deliver a feed of energy, data, air and fluids to electric mobile bulk materials handling machinery in various sectors, including mining and industry. As the carriers of these resources, this... 

Voltex Distribution

6th November 2018 We supply the widest range of electrical and related products through our 21 supply division and 58 distribution outlets situated across Southern Africa. We are a proudly Bidvest company and a leading stockist and distributor of a vast and comprehensive array of electrical and related materials.... 

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