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Khutso Maphatsoe

Khutso Maphatsoe

Khutso Maphatsoe is a Creamer Media Reporter for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Industry 4.0 the main focus at KITE

19th July 2019 The KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) – which will be held at the Durban Exhibition Centre on July 24 to 26, 2019 – continues to adopt an increased focus on Industry 4.0, particularly its impact on the market and manufacturing, says organiser Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery... 

Company to further invest in 3D printing tech

19th July 2019 Additive Manufacturing Solutions (AMS) plans to invest further in the latest technologies by adding high-end machines to its offering next month. The investment includes a production polymer laser sintering three-dimensional (3D) printer and a large-format, full-colour 3D printer. 

Logistics company invests in facilities

19th July 2019 Logistics company Bidvest Panalpina Logistics (BPL) has implemented several large-scale infrastructure development plans at its KwaZulu-Natal-based operations. This includes building a new state-of-the-art chemicals and general cargo warehouse in Mobeni, Durban, and taking over premises in... 

Company introduces new range of spring cable reels

12th July 2019 Mechanical and electrical engineering specialist Powermite has introduced its SR-Express spring cable reels, which form part of specialist in power and data transfer systems Conductix-Wampfler’s global SR series of spring cable reels. Powermite is the exclusive Southern Africa distributor for... 

Collaboration ensures reliable energy solutions for water pumpstations

28th June 2019 With pumpstations requiring prime power from the grid or reliable back-up power to ensure continuous water flow, power solutions manufacturer Himoinsa works closely with water contractors and consultants to deliver the best solution for a pumpstation. “Whether it’s prime or continuous running, we... 

Company will host a masterclass at IFAT Africa 2019

28th June 2019 The IFAT Africa 2019 conference is scheduled to be held at the Gallagher convention centre, in Gauteng, from July 9 to 11.   QFS will share an overview of its involvement in various projects in the industrial and municipal sectors. It will also showcase water treatment and odour control... 

Company to launch Kaiser units at IFAT Africa

28th June 2019 Distributor, repair facility and rental agent Octopus Electronics will launch industrial vehicle manufacturer Kaiser MORO’s Elegance truck at the IFAT Africa 2019 conference, which will be held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng, from July 9 to 11. Octopus Electronics sales... 

Company to supply fasteners for Woodbridge upgrade

21st June 2019 Stainless steel fasteners importer and distributor Fastenright is supplying stainless steel fasteners for the upgrading of the wooden bridge on Woodbridge Island in Milnerton, Cape Town. The fasteners that have been supplied on this project include extra-long hexagon bolts, nylock nuts and wood... 

Manufacturer suggests nylon as best fastener material

21st June 2019 Fastening systems manufacturer Easyhold operations director Simon Barnard says nylon is the best plastic compound to use because of the functionality required for fasteners. Nylon has the flexibility and strength to generate strong pull or force for the company’s Easyhold fastener range avoiding... 

Company expands on fixing range

21st June 2019 Construction and fixing supplier Upat South Africa, the sole Southern African agents for fischer Fixings, has added its Duopower nylon expansion plug to its extensive range of fixings. Made from two different types of nylon, Upat technical sales director and co-owner, Kerry Kuhlmann, explains... 

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