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Lack of clarity on draft embedded generation regulations could prohibit compliance – Sola

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th May 2018 Red tape and a lack of clarity in the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s) draft regulations on Small Scale Embedded Generation (SSEG) could well prove to be prohibitive factors, from a business and compliance perspective, says solar energy company Sola Future Energy CEO Dominic... 

Increasing energy cost prompts need for drive systems

By: Simone Liedtke     26th January 2018 The ever-rising cost of energy and the increasing pollution associated with power supply systems are continuously driving the need for alternating current drive systems with low harmonics and power regeneration, says Midrand-based variable-speed drive (VSD) and automation equipment supplier... 

Greener rotary compressor can deliver savings exceeding 20%

14th July 2017 Compressor engineering firm Lontra founder Steve Lindsey devised a more efficient, oil-free rotary compressor that offers a greener solution to traditional compression technology, able to deliver energy savings of more than 20%. His efforts gained recognition of the European Patent Office (EPO)... 

Global car manufacturer tests 3D printing for production

24th March 2017 Automotive manufacturer Ford Motor Company is testing three-dimensional (3D) printing of large-scale car parts using the Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer at the Ford Research and Innovation Centre in Dearborn, in the US.  

Ford Tests Large Scale 3D Printing with Light-Weighting and Personalization in Mind

7th March 2017 Ford Motor Company is testing 3D printing of large scale car parts using the Stratasys Infinite Build 3D printer Ford is the first automotive company to trial this technology with Stratasys, and is currently exploring potential applications for future production vehicles, like Ford Performance... 

Knorr-Bremse completes acquisition of Kiepe

3rd February 2017 Knorr-Bremse AG and Vossloh AG today announced successful completion of the acquisition of the Electrical Systems business unit (Vossloh Kiepe) by Knorr- Bremse. “With the acquisition of Vossloh Kiepe we are taking the logical next step in the successful development of our business,” says Klaus... 

Exploration by proxy to feed Goldcorp’s project pipeline

By: Henry Lazenby     24th January 2017 The reserves of the world’s top-producing gold miners have decreased by about one-third over the last five years, a situation that has to be reversed if the industry is to maintain its attractiveness to investors, Goldcorp president and CEO David Garofalo said Monday. Delivering a keynote address... 

Integra, Goldcorp team with 4 global technology majors seeking disruptive mining technologies

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th January 2017 Gold companies Integra Gold and Goldcorp have teamed with four of the world's largest technology companies to explore potential applications of disruptive technologies in the mining sector. #DisruptMining is a marquee event during the yearly Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC)... 

Ford sets 2021 target for high-volume, fully autonomous vehicle

By: Irma Venter     16th September 2016 Ford has announced its intent to have a high-volume, fully autonomous vehicle in commercial operation in 2021 in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service. Ford also notes that it is investing in, or collaborating with, four technology startups to enhance its programme of autonomous vehicle... 

Ford to develop self-driving car for ride-hailing service

By: Irma Venter     17th August 2016 Ford has announced its intent to have a high-volume, fully autonomous vehicle in commercial operation in 2021 in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service. Ford also notes that it is investing in, or collaborating with, four technology startups to enhance its programme of autonomous vehicle... 

ProAlloy zinc couplers from Powermite – making the perfect low weight-to-value low theft risk connection

6th July 2016 Plugs, sockets and couplers which facilitate the connection of electrical cables to mobile mining equipment are high theft risk components and the cost to replace these critical parts is aggravated by downtime and subsequent production losses. “Couplers traditionally manufactured from brass,... 

Siteworx Global LLC Launched APEX Applicators at Environmental Connection Conference

25th February 2016 Siteworx Global LLC launched its new APEX applicators at booth 132 during the Environmental Connection Conference in San Antonio. The applicators feature the largest tanks in the industry, a high-power vortex pump and a standard stainless steel design to enhance productivity, allow maximum... 

German company launches hydraulic tube-forming machine

16th October 2015 German hydraulic coupling technology provider Voss Fluid announced in June this year the launch of its VossForm 100 Compact forming machine, which shapes contours on hydraulic tubes and, when used in combinations with a soft seal and function nuts, results in a leakproof and process-reliable tube... 

Training courses and application consulting from VOSS Fluid

5th August 2015 Tube connection technology makes an important contribution to the cost effectiveness and leakage protection of hydraulic plants. Both suitable product selection and flawless assembly are decisive. To keep the process reliability and quality continuously high for many years right from the start,... 

Multi-Port RCoaxial Cable-to-Board Solutions from Molex deliver a Secure Electrical Connection in Harsh Conditions

23rd June 2015 Molex Incorporated introduces its Multi-Port RF Coaxial Cable-to-Board Solutions, providing printed circuit board designers and test and measurement engineers with a secure electrical connection suitable for high vibration conditions.  Featuring a rugged single housing design with dual latches to... 

Connected tools increase efficiency, safety for manufacturers

By: Shannon de Ryhove     9th June 2015 A collaboration between technology services supplier Bosch Software Innovations, US-based information technology (IT) company Cisco, Indian IT company Tech Mahindra and automation and measurement technology systems supplier National Instruments is driving forward tool connectivity with the aim of... 

Trend report highlights logistics technology

15th August 2014 The latest trend report by logistics company DHL’s trend research team, ‘Augmented Reality (AR) in Logistics’, aims to deepen the understanding of AR and raise awareness of its potential applications in the logistics industry. AR refers to a live, direct or indirect, enhanced view of a real-world... 

Use of solar to meet daytime demand increasing among SA businesses

By: Schalk Burger     27th June 2014 South African businesses are tentatively, but increasingly, investigating and adopting solar photovoltaic (PV) systems to reduce their consumption of electricity during daylight hours, says UK solar PV subsidiary Solarcentury Southern Africa MD Gareth Warner. Many companies are not familiar with... 

Polyurea Comes To The Fore In Sa Construction Industry

10th March 2014 Reflecting an international trend, polyurea is coming to the fore in South Africa as an innovative solution for repairing concrete buildings and structures and Concor Civils’ recently established concrete repair division is using this high performance plural component elastomer in an increasing... 

New European Standard on accessibility requirements for public procurement of ICT products and services

19th February 2014 The European Standardization Organizations CEN, CENELEC and ETSI are pleased to announce the publication of a new European Standard on accessibility requirements for Information and Communication Technologies products and services. This new standard (EN 301 549) is the first European Standard for... 

Harnessing the Power of Predictive Maintenance

10th October 2013 By Nadine Shenker, Director of Business Intelligence and Advanced Analytics at BITanium As industries and governments turn toward greater mechanisation and become increasingly reliant on technology, the need to keep systems running smoothly has never been as critical as it is today. A simple... 

New reality TV show aims to tackle real-world engineering challenges

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th September 2013 Ten engineers are competing for the ultimate “Big Brain” title as they tackle seemingly “impossible engineering challenges” in a new US-based reality television series on the Discovery Channel. The Kal Penn-hosted Big Brain Theory: Pure Genius is an eight-part series filming two teams of... 

UK solutions provider sees success in SA market

16th August 2013 Following significant growth, further Loadhog Pally solutions are being rolled out at online store Kalahari’s Cape Town distribution centre, with a substantial number also bought for its second centre in Johannesburg.  UK distribution transit packaging company Loadhog completed its first contract... 

Smart fabric sets off the alarm

By: Karel Smrcka     21st September 2012 German researchers have developed a new kind of antitheft system that is based on a woven fabric and triggers an alarm when it is penetrated by intruders. The smart fabric makes it possible for the exact location of the break-in to be identified, and is significantly cheaper than other... 


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