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South Africa’s use of nonweapons-grade uranium to produce medical radioisotopes recognised

By: Keith Campbell     6th October 2017 South African company NTP Radioisotopes (NTP), a subsidiary of the State-owned South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), has been presented with an Award for Outstanding Achievement by the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), an agency of the US Department of Energy (DoE),... 

South African nuclear achievement crowned by US award

By: Keith Campbell     22nd September 2017 South African company NTP Radioisotopes (NTP), a subsidiary of the State-owned South African Nuclear Energy Corporation, has been presented with an Award for Outstanding Achievement by the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), an agency of the US Department of Energy (DoE), the two... 

Northeast Boundary Tunnel project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     22nd September 2017 The project aims to increase the capacity of Washington DC's sewer system. 

Private sector makes first move to build electric vehicle infrastructure in SA

By: Irma Venter     7th September 2017 JSE-listed information and communication technology (ICT) group, Alviva Holdings, has, through its subsidiary Solareff, acquired 75% of GridCars, a Pretoria-based startup that focuses on the manufacture of electric vehicle (EV) charge points and back office charge point management systems.... 

Modular Design Of Weg Smart Relay Offers Flexibility

     21st August 2017 The modular design of the WEG low voltage electric motor management system offers flexibility by allowing expansion of its functionalities. Engineered as a plug and play solution, the compact WEG SRW01 is ideal for applications where space is limited. It incorporates state of the art technology... 

SKF offers new electric cartridge pump

     17th July 2017 SKF announced the introduction of the Electric Cartridge Pump ECP. Developed to lubricate bearings and linear guides in small machines, this reliable pump includes an integrated pressure-relief valve that enables its use in single-line lubrication systems such as SKF MonoFlex. The Electric... 

LEM completes its surface mounted SO8 & SO16 isolated current transducers range with an integrated current conductor

     22nd June 2017 Key points: Open-loop Hall effect ASIC-based current transducers to measure from 4 A up to 30 A DC, AC or pulsed Cost effective, 2 x IC packaging for SMD automatic assembly Excellent immunity to external fields Good offset and gain drifts Wide operating temperature range from -40 to +125ºC Up to... 

Measurement of geomagnetically induced currents in substations

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th June 2017 Ohio Semitronics USA, have worked with several utility companies in Eastern, Southeastern and Midwest USA to measure a quasi DC current in power substations. This DC current is not generated by the power plant itself rather coming from electromagnetic activity that originates from the sun.... 

EM continues to supply the best products at the right price

     1st June 2017 With virtually every panel builder in South Africa using ubiquitous technology distributed exclusively by ElectroMechanica (EM), the major supplier continues to build on its strategy of providing the right product at the right price, for the correct application and specification at hand. This... 

The New Generation Anti Corrossion Arc Spray System

     26th May 2017 The OC350 is a compact and powerful arc metal spray system that specialises in the application of zinc and aluminium spray wires, used in the field of corrosion protection. The power source with its transformer-rectifier system is designed with its characteristics specific to arc metal spraying.... 

Trump takes aim at western monuments that may hold oil, coal

By: Bloomberg     11th May 2017 Bears Ears National Monument, in Utah, boasts stretches of red-and-yellow sandstone so brilliant they appear to be ablaze and rock structures so precarious they appear to defy gravity. The rugged terrain south of the Colorado River also has reserves of oil and natural gas that are currently off... 

Measuring, monitoring and optimizing electrical parameters

     2nd May 2017 Weidmüller maxGUARD electronic load monitoring terminals These terminals allow load (electronic fuse monitoring) and potential distribution for 24VDC control voltages in one, which leads to space saving by over 50% in control panels.  The concept is user friendly, saves wiring time and eliminates... 

Flexible Conversion in Industrial and Process Automation

     2nd May 2017 Weidmüller ACT20P Pro DCDC II Signal Conditioner For any process, secure isolation and precise conversion of analogue current and voltage signals from the field to controller are important. The new Pro DCDC II allows simple configuration via DIP switches and includes an integrated display. The... 

Gigaba slams Eskom’s ‘mistake’ of contradicting government policy on renewables 

By: Terence Creamer     19th April 2017 Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba says Eskom made a “mistake” by raising its corporate difficulties in relation to the signing of power purchase agreements (PPAs) with renewable-energy generators in a way that undermined the policy position of government on both the energy mix and the... 

Premium Miller welding equipment now available for rental from Afrox

     10th April 2017 As of April 2017, Afrox will be offering tailor-made welding equipment rental packages to the South African market, affording customers the option to rent a selection of premium welding machines for short- to medium-term projects. This first-of-a-kind rental equipment offer from Afrox... 

SPEED OF LIGHT

     7th April 2017 Washington DC, in the US, has long been a source of both world altering news and stunning controversy. But the pace at which the news and the controversies are flowing has definitely accelerated since the shock election of President Donald Trump in late 2016. Keeping up with both is probably as... 

US launches partnership with African electricity company

By: African News Agency      5th April 2017 The US Department of State, in partnership with the Edison Electric Institute (EEI), officially launched the African Utility Power Sector Exchange (AUPSE) on Tuesday with a summit in Washington, DC, attended by African and US utility CEOs. The summit was opened by acting Special Envoy and... 

LH Marthinusen completes locomotive traction motors manufacturing project

     27th February 2017 LH Marthinusen (LHM), a division of ACTOM (Pty) Ltd, isa leading repairer of transformers and large rotating machines and manufacturer of specialised transformers, recently completed a contract for the manufacture of 16 new 500kW DC traction motors to replace existing motors for diesel electric... 

LH Marthinusen performs complex repairs on pump station’s hybrid AC motor

     27th February 2017 LH Marthinusen (LHM), a division of ACTOM (Pty) Ltd, is a leading repairer of transformers and large rotating machines and manufacturer of specialised transformers, recently completed a complex repair operation on a hybrid integrated AC motor unit used to drive a large pump in a South African... 

Making sense of insulation testing

     23rd February 2017 Insulation problems are to blame for around 30% or more of motor failures – meaning that electrical motor testing should be a larger part of every condition monitoring regime. Mike Teska, Product Line Manager at SKF, explains. Motors are being asked to work with less margin and cost these days,... 

SIGN OF THE TIMES

     3rd February 2017 A Greenpeace ‘Resist’ banner hanging from a construction crane behind the White House in Washington, DC, in late January. The protest arose after the administration of President Donald Trump invited TransCanada to reapply for its controversial Keystone XL project and issued a memorandum... 

Renowned Dow Corning Sealants For Final Phase Of 11 Alice Lane

     11th January 2017 Three renowned Dow Corning sealants supplied by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals were used for the curtain wall construction of the third and final phase of the imposing new 11 Alice Lane precinct in Sandton. a.b.e., which is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group, is the South African distributor... 

Washington DC Union station concourse modernisation project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     9th December 2016 The concourse modernisation project will be the first set of improvements to come to fruition as part of the Washington Union station’s second century plan. 

LZ-25 Series LVIT Inductive Linear Position Sensors

     5th December 2016 Through-bore Low Cost Sensors for Applications Needing SUPERIOR Stroke-to-Body-Length H. G. Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group has expanded its sensor product offering using LVIT Technology™ by adding the LZ-25 Series linear position sensors. These are contactless devices designed for use in... 

Teledyne LeCroy Launches RP4030 Active Voltage Rail Probe and SPMI Decoder

     1st December 2016 Teledyne LeCroy today launches two new products  the RP4030 active voltage rail probe and an industry first MIPI System Power Management Interface (SPMI) serial decoder. The RP4030 probe measures small signal variations on a DC power/voltage rail, while the SPMI decoder monitors and correlates... 

Ingeteam launches its new 100 kW three-phase string inverter

     29th November 2016 The inverter is to be showcased at the Solar-Tec fair in Cairo, Egypt Series production is set to commence in June 2017 Ingeteam is finalizing the launch of its new PV string inverter, which will make it possible to achieve a power output of 100 kWAC in a single, 75 kg unit. This inverter will... 

Energy efficient charging of electric vehicles successfully piloted at PE varsity

     25th November 2016 By Heather Dugmore After a year of development, a smart grid pilot project for the energy efficient charging of electric vehicles (EVs) through battery storage and energy management across a network of charging stations has proved successful. 

RS Components signs authorised global distribution agreement with Power Integrations, boosting support for power supply designers

     2nd November 2016 Closer cooperation with power-conversion IC innovator accelerates access to new products and strengthens technical back-up RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has become an authorised worldwide distributor for Power Integrations... 

Switch to MultiStrike® for an improved and safer Tungsten Electrode performance

     26th October 2016 Tungsten Electrodes are used when arc welding with the GTAW/Tungsten Inert Gas  process or PAW/Plasma welding. Other than to start the process, it is necessary to grind tungsten electrodes after they have touched the molten weld pool or the filler rod to the tungsten, which is not only time... 

Delba Electrical knocks it out of the park for a six!

     26th October 2016 “Delba Electrical continues to remain the benchmark for how all electrical rewinder processes and operations should be managed,” says SKF’s Anton Theunissen, Manager - Distribution Development, Southern Africa, after awarding the electric motor solutions specialist its sixth recertification as a... 

Delba Electrical knocks it out of the park for a six!

     24th October 2016 “Delba Electrical continues to remain the benchmark for how all electrical rewinder processes and operations should be managed,” says SKF’s Anton Theunissen, Manager - Distribution Development, Southern Africa, after awarding the electric motor solutions specialist its sixth recertification as a... 

New Lines of Electromechanical Relay Transfer Switches from Fairview Microwave offer High Performance Covering DC to 40 GHz

     24th October 2016 Fairview Expands Portfolio of In-Stock Electromechanical Relay Transfer Switches to 43 Unique Models Fairview Microwave Inc., a supplier of on-demand microwave and RF components has announced that it offers a line of electromechanical relay transfer switches that cover frequencies from DC to 40... 

SS-7 Series LVIT Inductive Linear Sensors for High Pressure, Subsea Hydraulic Cylinders Position Feedback

     12th October 2016 Alliance Sensors Group is pleased to announce the introduction of the SS-7 series LVIT (Linear Variable Inductive Transducer) designed for subsea environments and the demands of Oil and Gas Exploration. Ruggedness, ease installation and the ability simply set the end points in the field lowers... 

Local business App debuts at APICS

     26th September 2016 A new perspective on business applications has boosted interest in digital solutions from the enterprise sector. According to Gartner, business priorities have shifted and there is a renewed focus on using technology to compete more effectively, only it’s now digital applications and... 

Davies urges Tesla to invest in South Africa 

By: African News Agency      26th September 2016 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies, who is attending Monday’s Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) forum in Washington DC, made the most of an opportunity at a business breakfast on Sunday to encourage an investment by South African-born entrepreneur Elon Musk in the country of his... 

Northeast Corridor train project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     16th September 2016 The project involves the design and construction of 28 new high-speed trains for the Northeast Corridor. 

Sungrow releases new inverters at Renewable Energy India Expo 2016

     8th September 2016 Sungrow, the world‘s largest PV inverter manufacturer releases new inverters at the Renewable Energy India Expo (REI Expo) for the emerging solar market in India. The company showcased its highly efficient, newly designed central inverter - SG2500 (2.5MW container solution) and two string... 

Sungrow Unveiled the World’s First 1500V String Inverter at AsiaSolar 2016

     5th September 2016 Sungrow, the world’s leading PV inverter manufacturer, officially released the world’s first 1500V string inverter, the SG80HV, at the AsiaSolar 2016 solar tradeshow in August. The SG80HV has a power output of 80KW rated at 1500VDC. With a 2.5MW PV power block design, DC side cabling costs can be... 

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