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RS Components launches new RS Pro 3D printer targeting diverse applications including rapid prototyping and education

9th May 2018 New RS Pro open-source based additive-manufacturing machine delivers high level of customisability, easy maintenance and upgradeable future proofing RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, announced the launch of its new... 

Legrand Vantage Home Automation Lighting Control Systems…one

26th April 2018 Legrand’s intelligent Vantage home automation and lighting control system combines advanced technology, simplified software and the latest products, for one-touch control of electrical functions in commercial, residential and luxury marine applications. The Vantage system, which ensures elegant... 

Integrated direct drives for format changeover close a key gap

24th April 2018 The PSD series of direct drives from halstrup-walcher not only incorporates a stepper motor but all the relevant sub-systems such as control, bus interface and incremental or absolute measurement system. The drives for automatic format changeover have a compact design and operate at speeds of up... 

New pyrometer makes measuring moving objects easier

20th April 2018 Germany-based process control instrument producer Optris released the world’s first pyrometer with an automatic spot finder for the original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) industry. Released in January, the Xi series is an amalgamation of a pyrometer and an advanced infrared camera. An integrated... 

SEW-EURODRIVE launches new solution to cut costs in materials-handling supply chain

16th March 2018 The latest trend in materials-handling has seen sectors such as warehousing, packing, and pick-and-place use cheaper components for light-load conveyor applications in order to reduce total supply-chain costs. In response to this latest customer requirement, SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa has... 

Affordable machine health monitoring with SKF Multilog IMx-8

9th March 2018 The compact Multilog IMx-8 from SKF offers sophisticated yet highly cost-effective, fit-for-purpose condition monitoring for a multitude of industrial applications. This latest 8-channel unit forms part of SKF’s highly popular IMx-16 and -32 channel machine health monitoring platforms. 

Drive specialist launches new product at event

By: Simone Liedtke     2nd March 2018 Drive engineering specialist SEW Eurodrive will launch its ECDriveS at this year's bauma CONEXPO AFRICA expo for the global construction and mining industries. 

Maintaining optimal security in the Oil, Gas and Energy Industries

23rd February 2018 By Gavin Holme, Country Manager, Africa, Wipro Limited Security, both physical and cyber security, is a top priority for any organization, especially in light of the year-on-year rise in cybercrime. However, for certain industries, not having the proper security measures in place can put more... 

OMRON Introduced Four Series of Condition Monitoring Devices

13th February 2018 Omron Industrial. Johannesburg. South Africa. OMRON Corporation have introduced on February 1, 2018, four series of condition monitoring devices to monitor operational status in manufacturing sites for workers. 

Hyundai and Cisco collaboration to disrupt automotive industry

9th February 2018 Automotive manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company and technology conglomerate Cisco Systems have revealed a new technology roadmap that will enable next-generation in-vehicle networking with security. Additionally, the companies have shared their timelines for commercial deployment of... 

SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa to have a major presence at bauma CONEXPO Africa 2018

8th February 2018 From the new ECDriveS® 24 V drive system for light-load conveyor technology, to its latest DRN series of IE3-compliant motors, and the customised LTP-B Eco Drive for pump and fan control in a range of niche sectors from HVAC to underground mining, SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa will have a major... 

Total plug-and-play solution for condition monitoring of equipment

20th November 2017 A multi-channel, complete plug-and-play solution for condition monitoring of equipment is available from FAG, distributed locally by leading supplier Bearings International (BI). The FAG SmartQB is a ready-to-use, preconfigured condition monitoring system for electric motors, fans, compressors,... 

7.5 MW / 5.2 MWh Energy Storage System, installation completed

24th October 2017 A Smart Energy Storage System Project Santerno installed and commissioned a 7.5 MW, 5.2 MWh storage system to serve as a grid stabilizer in an off-grid petrochemical plant. The system comprises three functional units, each featuring one Santerno Skid controlled by a Santerno power management... 

Reliable Wi-Fi access made possible with Ruckus

27th September 2017 Getting a decent Wi-Fi connection in a crowded outdoor space can prove to be a challenge. Because we are now able to work at almost any location or environment, the demand for connectivity wherever we are is high, and the expectation is that whatever connection is available it is of the highest... 

Health monitoring system keeps an eye on the fleet

22nd August 2017 SKF has helped a shipping customer introduce condition monitoring to its vessel, with plans to extend it further across the fleet says Anders Welin, Business Engineer at SKF When you’re out at sea, the last thing you need is a major breakdown. In such a case, it would mean being towed back to dry... 

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... 

A step change in affordable machine health monitoring from SKF

3rd August 2017 SKF releases a new compact, easy-to-use model in its IMx range - offering sophisticated yet highly cost-effective, fit-for-purpose condition monitoring for a multitude of industrial applications. SKF has launched a compact 8-channel version of its highly popular IMx machine health monitoring... 

Compliance reimagining favours comic strip style

21st July 2017 As the compliance requirements in major projects can cause “a big rabbit hole” of complicated and congested information, a reimagining of the way things are done should be pursued, suggests global consulting engineering experts Aurecon major projects global director John Callaghan. He uses the... 

Industry 4.0 will affect connectivity

14th July 2017 As Industry 4.0 advances, the demands on cable and connection technology will also change, states cable connector producer the Lapp Group, predicting that the speed at which data is transferred will climb with the consistent networking of company and business processes, which is a development... 

Manufacturing to be changed by digital systems, Endress+Hauser avers

By: Schalk Burger     7th July 2017 Digital technologies, the automation of processes and the changes to business models will be some of the main areas to be affected by digitalisation and connection of industrial systems, says industrial automation multinational Endress+Hauser VP supervisory board and German Electrical and... 

Efficient Solution For Simple Safety Tasks

26th June 2017 Easy configuration of the Leuze RSL Series safety laser scanner via Bluetooth and Ethernet TCP/IP makes this device easy to set up and use. Further, despite the large number of possible field pairs – up to 100 – it is simple to create independent configurations with its application oriented... 

Latest in automation technology goes on show in Johannesburg

29th May 2017 Advanced automation solutions for every area of process control will go on show at the Africa Automation Fair and Connected Industries conference from 6-8 June 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in North Riding. Africa Automation Fair and the Connected Industries conference, to be staged alongside... 

Latest in automation technology goes on show in Johannesburg

26th May 2017 Advanced automation solutions for every area of process control will go on show at the Africa Automation Fair and Connected Industries conference from 6-8 June 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in North Riding. Africa Automation Fair and the Connected Industries conference, to be staged alongside... 

SMC Feels the Force with its Range of Electric Actuators

17th May 2017 SMC offers optimum solutions for almost any industrial process     With numerous dynamic industrial processes requiring sophistication and precision, processes such as the assembly of circuit boards, positioning of workpieces and sorting of goods all looks to a high level of automation to make it... 

New Remote Terminal Unit expands scope for telecontrol applications

25th April 2017 • Simple implementation and monitoring of measurement stations for process data • Cyclically controlled and event-driven transmission of process values • Flexible link to control center and rapid integration in Sinaut plants • Web-based engineering simplifies commissioning The new Remote Terminal... 

See Africa’s largest selection of targeted security and fire products under one roof at Securex 2017

13th April 2017 Everyone has something they need to protect. For some it’s personal and business material assets, for most it’s the safeguarding of family members and personnel, and for others it’s the protection of sensitive data. Finding solutions that are simultaneously budget-friendly and reliable is often... 

RS Components agrees deal with Arduino for IOT2020 IoT gateway to target students and maker market

7th March 2017 RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, today announced that store.Arduino.cc has been appointed as official global reseller of the highly innovative SIMATIC IOT2020 IoT industrial gateway, which is manufactured by Siemens. RS, the sole... 

The SMC SY Series continues to deliver local innovation and flexible design

2nd February 2017 SMC Pneumatics South Africa, a leading provider of pneumatics, continues to drive design excellence and application with its SY series of Valve Manifolds which is manufactured locally at its production facilities in Midrand, Johannesburg.  New-generation benefits 

FTTX adds tremendous value to communities

30th January 2017 South Africa has recently seen fast-paced developments in the implementation of Fiber to the x, which includes fibre to the business and fibre to the home. FTTX broadband network architecture, which makes use of optical fibre, offers unsurpassed Internet speeds and a richer broadband experience.... 

The CONTROLLINO range is composed of three models: the Mini, Maxi and Mega...

30th January 2017 Each of which is aimed at meeting different levels of application requirement and complexity. All models, developed and implemented using the ARDUINO open source platform, are based on the ATmega microcontroller from Atmel and have a clock speed of 16MHz. Key features include a direct processor... 

Complete solution provided for medium voltage applications

27th January 2017 Last month, automation solutions provider Weg launched the new MVW3000 series of variable speed drives (VSDs) for voltages from 2.3 kV to 8 kV and power levels from 280 kW to 2 400 kW. Weg highlights that this series is built with multilevel technology and cascaded H-bridge inverters. The... 

Inverter drives set for April launch

27th January 2017 Manufacturing, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment provider Mitsubishi Electric is set to launch the latest addition to its FR-A800 inverter drives in Europe in April this year. It is based on its FR-A800 series variable speed drives (VSDs) with an integrated Web server and... 

Technology User Organisations strengthened their presence at the SPS IPC Drives expo

12th January 2017 PROFIBUS & PROFINET International, the ODVA and the FDT Group were present again at the SPS IPC Drives expo in Nuremberg. The international trade fair for electrical automation, systems and components took place from November 22nd to 24th and encompassed the entire spectrum of automation... 

IDEC PLC Recognized Worldwide with Prestigious Award

8th December 2016 IDEC’s MicroSmart FC6A receives Good Design Award from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion IDEC Corporation’s MicroSmart FC6A PLC has received the Good Design Award from the Japan Institute for Design Promotion, a public interest foundation. Its precursor, the Good Design Selection System (or... 

Molex Introduces IP67 Brad HarshIO EtherNet/IP Modules for Roller Drives

8th December 2016 60mm digital I/O modules deliver IP67-rated on-machine reliable solution for interfacing industrial controllers with motorised rollers in harsh duty environments. Molex has introduced the industry’s first ODVA conformance tested and approved IP67 EtherNet/IP I/O module to interface with roller... 

On Point Protection With Constant Connection

6th December 2016 American businessman, Scott Cook, is quoted as saying; “We're still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution”. Cook has very deftly described the pace at which the internet, and everything associated with it, is growing, evolving, improving – and becoming more vulnerable.... 

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... 

Protect your IP Video Surveillance Systems from summer storms

28th November 2016 Marc van Jaarsveldt, consultant, The Surveillance Factory, a video surveillance system-integrator, says that the majority of all surge-induced damage to IP video cameras and equipment is caused by surges travelling along unprotected data and power lines. He says these surges originate from static... 

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