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Find a multitude of industrial technology solutions at KITE 2017

     22nd March 2017 There are a number of common denominators for any manufacturing business when considering the sustainability and profitability of their operation and jargon like ‘just in time (JIT)’, ‘continuous workflow’ and ‘waste reduction’ is commonly used when referring to lean manufacturing processes.... 

DEHN Africa all-weather voltage detectors enhance safety of electrical installations

     13th March 2017 DEHN Africa has introduced the new PHE4 series of voltage detectors to improve safety during maintenance of electrical systems and installations. The detectors provide reliable information in all weather conditions – wet and dry – and can be used both indoors and outdoors. The voltage detector... 

DEHN Africa honours partners in third annual awards ceremony

     27th February 2017 DEHN Africa, a lighting and surge protection solutions provider, recently acknowledged its local distribution partners, hosting its third annual African partner awards ceremony in Johannesburg. The event started with a look into the company’s upward trajectory over the past few years, covered its... 

DEHN Africa extends CPD course to Kenya

     27th February 2017 Lighting and surge protection solutions provider, DEHN Africa recently hosted its first CPD seminar in Nairobi, Kenya, with the assistance of the Institute of Engineers of Kenya (IEK). DEHN Africa frequently holds seminars, training and workshops as part of its education institution, DEHNacademy.... 

DEHN Africa provides lightning protection components for thatched roofs

     27th February 2017 It’s a reality that thatched roofs are extremely popular in South Africa, both within many rural communities and a number of upmarket developments. Constructed of soft material, such as straw, reed, grass or coconut leaves, a thatched roof is more susceptible to catching alight as a result of a... 

Protect analogue camera systems with DEHNvario 3in1 surge arrester

     27th February 2017 Factors including low cost, compatibility with other components, a wide range of video signals and the protection of existing systems have made certain that analogue CCTV cameras are still widely used. A compact arrester ensuring the protection and availability of video transmission systems, the... 

DEHN Africa welcomes fresh new talent

     27th February 2017 DEHN Africa has grown its local team once again, with the appointment of Gerrit Meyer, as its new business development manager for Africa; Steven Weber, as an engineer; and Tatenda Gora, as a sales engineer. Meyer has a well-developed sales background and extensive work experience of more than 20... 

Sport ground lightning protection from touch and step potentials

     27th February 2017 The Rio Olympics 2016 serve as a reminder that sporting events can gather thousands of unsuspecting people from all walks of life together into one big space – an open sport field. Statistics show that the highest frequency (45%) of South African lightning strikes occur in open areas, including... 

DEHN Africa shields wind turbines from lightning and surges

     27th February 2017 The general public’s consumption of alternative fuels is growing including wind energy, which has been used since 2000 BC and is one of the greatest sources of safe and clean energy. Wind farms are fast developing and are created for the purpose of generating large amounts of electric power.... 

DEHN Africa introduces DEHNshort arc protection system to local market

     7th December 2016 DEHN Africa, a market leader in safety equipment, surge and lightning protection, recently launched its DEHNshort arc fault protection system to the local market, with an intensive training session held at its Johannesburg office. Overseen by Andreas Schumacher, product manager: safety equipment... 

MSA Africa invests R1.5 million in aftermarket service centre network

     19th October 2016 MSA Africa, a global leader in the development, manufacture and supply of safety products, supplements its total solutions approach with a comprehensive aftersales and technical support service. Based at its Johannesburg premises, MSA Africa’s main aftersales service centre offers in-house... 

EWN&S Enterprises

By: Zandile Mavuso     9th September 2016 Established in Nigel in 1976, EWN&S Enterprises has been suppliers of industrial gases, liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), welding equipment and consumables and safety wear to various industries in Gauteng ever since. 

Focus on innovation provides opportunities for trade

By: Robyn Wilkinson     2nd September 2016 China’s thirteenth five-year plan – from 2016 to 2020 – includes a clear prioritisation of innovation, which is likely to increase the country’s interest in importing technologies from outside, including from South Africa, says advisory services provider KPMG local China practice in South Africa... 

DEHN Africa introduces earthing and short-circuiting device with aluminium cable

     5th August 2016 When using aluminium-cable earthing and short-circuiting devices instead of copper-cable for railway systems, switchgear installations or overhead lines, the advantage of the weight-reduced cables becomes immediately evident. The new aluminium earthing and short-circuiting device (single-pole, 50... 

DEHN Africa safeguards golf estates from lightning and surges

     1st August 2016 Golf courses usually extend over large areas and include facilities such as clubhouses, caddy sheds, change rooms, halfway houses, shelters, golf cart parking lots and widespread irrigation and sprinkler systems that ensure the quality of the greens. They are also often located in areas where low... 

Capitalise on huge investment in the manufacturing sector

     14th July 2016 The future for manufacturing in the KwaZulu-Natal region is looking especially bright, with a number of substantial recently completed projects and newly announced projects seeing a large cash injection from well-known companies. In mid-April, the second phase of the upgrade and expansion to... 

RS Components extends portfolio of high-quality affordable personal protection equipment with Weller ‘Zero-Smog’ filtration unit

     11th July 2016 RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, is extending its offering of high-quality safety equipment with the affordable Zero-Smog EL filtration unit from Weller, which provides protection for engineers working in soldering environments and... 

DEHN Africa reflects on Africa Utility Week 2016

     1st June 2016 DEHN Africa and local partner, Lightning Protection Services, collaborated and participated in the recent 16th annual African Utility Week and Clean Power Africa. The only global meeting place, conference and trade exhibition for African power and water utility professionals; this event took... 

Tackling Safety 'The Meerkat Way' Paying Dividends For Chryso Group

     27th May 2016 The Chryso Southern  Africa Group's "The Meerkat Way" occupational health and safety programme is paying substantial dividends with no incidents reported at the company's plants since the programme was launched in 2015, says Andries Marais, GM Operations for Chryso, which is this year celebrating... 

DEHN drives protection of electric vehicles charging infrastructure

     26th May 2016 South Africa’s first commercially available fully electric car was introduced in October 2013. Despite the frequently asked question of whether the country was ready for the electric car, for obvious reasons, the world is going green and so must we; it is merely an adaptation of the environment... 

Port of Durban appoints first female deputy harbour master 

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th April 2016 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has appointed Port of Durban’s first black female deputy harbour master – nautical, effective May 1. Pinky Zungu, who was one of the first three women in Africa to obtain a marine pilot open licence in 2011, would now be tasked with managing marine pilots,... 

DEHNcheck camera enables technicians to see the hidden

     18th April 2016 Tracing electrical wiring in walls or anywhere else can be a tricky task, one that involves more than just looking for the visible and non-visible wires. To figure out exactly where the wires are, one would also have to look for the outlets and appliances to which each wire connects. Furthermore,... 

KITE 2017 – driving increased manufacturing industry turnover

     7th April 2016 In his 2016 Budget Speech, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced that spending programmes over the next three years include R10.2 billion for manufacturing development incentives. This bodes extremely well for local industry and is indicative of the great potential that resides in this... 

The importance of periodically testing portable earthing and short-circuiting equipment

     15th March 2016 Reduced cable cross-sections of portable earthing and short-circuiting devices (EaS devices), resulting from copper corrosion and breakage of conductor strands or increased resistances in the connections, may have fatal consequences when subjected to short-circuit currents. It is therefore... 

The importance of testing and monitoring surge protective devises for IT systems

     10th March 2016 Lightning, which is categorised into distant, nearby or direct lightning strikes, may cause transient over voltages. Even if the point of strike is several kilometres away, the energy entering the buildings via the conductors might still destroy electrical and electronic consumers. Lightning... 

US Demand for Midstream Oil & Gas Equipment Will Decline

     2nd March 2016 Demand for equipment used in midstream oil and gas applications in the US is expected to decline to $10.5 billion in 2019 as a low oil and gas price environment limits production growth and US midstream infrastructure becomes better adapted to the recent shifts in energy production within the... 

Resources Watch 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th February 2016 This week: AMCU claims substandard safety equipment, procedures led to fatalities at Implats And, Power generation is still driving uranium demand, but environmental, health concerns persist 

Business matchmaking sessions to be a hit again at exhibition

     29th January 2016 Following last year’s success, after it was launched at the co-located Securex and A-OSH EXPO exhibitions, the Business Matchmaking Programme expected to be an attraction at this year’s event, says exhibitions organiser Specialised Exhibitions director Joshua Low.  

AMCU claims substandard safety equipment, procedures led to fatalities at Implats 

By: Ilan Solomons     27th January 2016 The Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU) has decried the loss of life at platinum miner Impala Platinum’s (Implats’) Rustenburg mine, in the North West, in December and January. Union president Joseph Mathunjwa told journalists on Wednesday that the fatal incidents at 14 Shaft... 

SMEs benefiting from cost-saving steam boilers

     22nd January 2016 Small and medium steam applications are benefiting from Cape Town-based boiler manufacturing company Cape Boiler & Heater’s flash-type steam boilers, Steamatic. 

Save the date for KITE 2017 – KZN’s leading industrial exhibition

     18th January 2016 KZN Industrial Technology Exhibition 2017, will be held once again at the Durban Exhibition Centre, from 25 to 28 July, and promises to bring high calibre visitors focused on sourcing new technology and services. With 2015 attendance figures showing that 97% of visitors were from KwaZulu-Natal,... 

Xtract Resources set to restart operations in Chile

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th January 2016 Operations at Xtract Resources’ Chepica gold and copper mine, in Chile, are set to resume, following the completion of recommended work suggested by the country’s Inspector of Mines. In December, the mine’s processing plant was closed after two fatal accidents occurred when an individual,... 

DEHN AFRICA officially opens new training academy

     8th December 2015 Dehn Africa (Pty) Ltd, the local subsidiary of Germany-based lightning and surge protection, earthing components and safety equipment manufacturer, DEHN + SÖHNE, officially launched the DEHNacademy to local partners and the media at its second annual partner awards event. DEHNacademy will offer... 

Problem solving through original solution creation

     3rd December 2015 As a child it was easy to think that anything was possible. Even as a young creative, entering the tech industry 23 years ago, I was a strong believer in the possibility of creating my own solution to any problem I came across. As long as I had the drive, the vision and the tools to make it... 

Creating working business solutions from start to finish

     20th November 2015 Netshield, a WestconGroup Southern Africa business, provides special development for local businesses, giving them the tools and skills required to transform an idea into a tangible, innovative and working business solution. Drawing from its pool of highly-skilled and qualified engineers from... 

Huguenot tunnel north bore project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     16th October 2015 Owing to safety concerns, construction of the north bore at the Huguenot tunnel has become essential. 

Brake reduces vehicle stopping distance by up to 40%

     2nd October 2015 Sweden-based automotive safety systems manufacturer Autoliv is showcasing a new vacuum braking system – the Torricelli brake – developed to significantly reduce the stopping distance for autonomous emergency braking (AEB) in vehicles. The Torricelli brake is a vacuum-induced plate below a... 

Huguenot Tunnel to be expanded to dual carriageway 

By: Natalie Greve     8th September 2015 A rise in traffic volumes has necessitated the development of a second, northerly bore at the Western Cape’s Huguenot Tunnel to allow for a dual carriageway, South Africa announced during a media briefing at the tunnel on Tuesday. The 4 km tunnel reduced the road travelling distance between Paarl... 

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