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The failure paradigm

Updated 34 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Building intelligence into security so property and people are properly protected 

Zincodic ISO 12944 IM3 4000hrs zinc cathodic coating - Principal Manufacturer 

Updated 34 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Zincodic creates locally manufactured, environment-friendly corrosion protection products of the highest quality.  

Zincodic ISO 12944 IM3 4000hrs zinc cathodic coating - Principal Manufacturer

Choose Health and Safety Manager as a career

27th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Department of higher education and training recently gazetted the 2020 national list of occupations in high demand – and Health and Safety Managers are one of them. The best news is that you don’t need a university degree.  

Choose Health and Safety Manager as a career

Duferco pumps millions into new technology

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Duferco Steel Processing (Pty), producer of cold-rolled and galvanised coils, has invested R70 million for the installation of new air knife technologies from Danieli in January 2021. Duferco selected Italian-based Danieli Kohler zinc-pot wiping technology to upgrade the galvanizing line in its... 

Digital Roll Label Converting: 101

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Digital presses offer great flexibility, especially for multiple label versions and personalised data printing. And, for customers that need to print multiple label variants or versions, digital printing enables version changes on the fly without losing valuable time. This is also very beneficial... 

OMRON robot streamlines food deliveries in a pilot trial

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An autonomous mobile robot has been seen moving around the corridors of the REDI shopping centre in Kalasatama, a neighbourhood in Helsinki. Operated by OMRON’s solution partner Dimalog, the robot was taking part in a month-long ‘Home-on Demand’ automated courier service trial. This is testing... 

What makes SD-WAN more than just a branch solution?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By John Maddison, CMO & EVP Products at Fortinet To meet the demands of a dynamic business environment in today's rapidly changing digital world, many organizations are turning to SD-WAN for fast, scalable, and flexible connectivity between network environments. But for organizations that have... 

Permaconn PM54 – industry-first 3-in-1 smart communicator

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Permaconn communication solutions provide a private and secure network, which ensures alarm signals are securely delivered from the protected premises to the monitoring centre. Providing the perfect solution for residential estates, the Permaconn PM54 is an industry-first connectivity solution... 

Pump containing Hitemp 160 SABS certified

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A pump containing three sleeve bearings made from a new bearing material, Hitemp 160 − which can operate to temperatures up to 160°C and is resistant to abrasive material − has been tested in a pump that has received South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) certification. Vesconite Bearings pump... 

Fortna Announces Rebrand Initiative Featuring New Logo and Website

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Refreshed Branding Amplifies Company’s Ability to Deliver Solutions that Transform Distribution Fortna®, a leading global automation, engineering services and software company for warehousing and distribution, has launched a new logo and website as part of its corporate rebranding initiative. The... 

Growing solar in Africa

26th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The 13th annual Africa Energy Indaba will assemble representatives from development banks, investment funds, solar developers, IPPs, EPCs and other solar stakeholders to engage in comprehensive dialogues to solve Africa’s solar energy challenges in an endeavour to see projects realised.  The... 

Capturing the perfect blend of motion detector function and aesthetics

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Recently launched, Texecom’s Capture range of motion detectors are designed to seamlessly blend form and function with performance and aesthetics, for enhanced security. The range includes Grade 3 wired ceiling and wall mount models, and Grade 2 wireless ceiling and wall mount models as well as... 

Pepperl+Fuchs Rotary Encoder with IO-Link—The Foundation for I4.0 Applications

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / At a glance: Condition monitoring and predictive maintenance Configurability offers price advantages Wide range of mechanical versions available Individual software configuration at the factory Expandable condition monitoring functions Condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, and cost... 

Mara phones South Africa announces the appointment of a new managing director

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mara Phones, South Africa’s manufacturer of smartphones, has appointed Sylvester Taku CA (SA) to the position of Managing Director with immediate effect. Mr Taku has been doing business in Africa for over 20 years and has made accelerating growth through smart, well-considered moves his signature... 

Avoid concrete cracking in dry conditions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Hot and windy conditions can lead to plastic shrinkage cracking on fresh concrete, but CHRYSO® ProFilm 19 can solve this problem, without the addition of extra water to the concrete mix. One of the dangers of working in low humidity conditions – even inside heated buildings during cold weather –... 

University of the Free State preparing clinical trial protocol to determine efficacy of Ivermectin for Covid-19

25th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / FARMOVS, a wholly owned clinical research company of the University of the Free State (UFS), together with several medical and scientific experts at the university, is currently in the process of preparing a clinical trial protocol to determine the efficacy of Ivermectin for COVID-19 in a... 

Parker presents first ‘Expert Insights’ tech talk on routes to carbon zero

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, will present the first in a new series of ‘Expert Insights’ tech talks on Thursday 4 February 2021. In the opening discussion, international keynote speaker Mark Jeffries will interview two Parker experts on the topic of... 

SEIFSA welcomes MPC decision to leave repo rate unchanged

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the Reserve Bank’s decision to leave the repo rate unchanged at 3.5%, which it believes will relieve pressures on consumers. SEIFSA Chief Economist Chifipa Mhango said the economy is currently in dire need of a... 

Upskill your workforce with WearCheck training

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Condition monitoring technology is advancing so fast that ongoing training for staff working in the machinery maintenance arena is essential in order to stay abreast of current trends. So says WearCheck’s technical manager, Steven Lumley, who plays an instrumental role in developing the company’s... 

Contactless and precise determination of the volumetric flow in systems and piping

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / GEMÜ, the manufacturer of valves, measurement and control systems, is bringing the new GEMÜ 3040 ultrasonic flowmeter the market which can be used to determine conductive and non-conductive volumetric flows of liquids in a contactless process. The GEMÜ 3040 ultrasonic flowmeter is distinguished... 

Fresh food, with minimum energy—Danfoss empowers food retailers to make predictive maintenance a reality today

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Danfoss strengthens its Alsense™ IoT services with a holistic store-level software suite, moving store maintenance from reactive to proactive. This enables food retailers to prioritize and reduce their maintenance efforts across stores and critical events The Danfoss Group, a leading player in... 

Groundwater the saviour we need to take care of

21st January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Nearly two-thirds of South Africa depends solely or partially on groundwater for domestic needs, and in a water-stressed country this source is becoming increasingly important. But, we need to use it wisely. Dr Eelco Lukas, a geohydrologist, is the Director of the Institute for Groundwater... 

Sarens Siba introduces decentralized depot structure

21st January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sarens is the global leader and industry reference in crane rental services, heavy lifting and engineered transport. With state-of-the-art equipment and value engineering, Sarens offers its clients creative and intelligent solutions to any heavy lifting and engineered transport challenges. 

Sarens Siba introduces decentralized depot structure

Sales growth of 3.4% in local currencies for 2020 – strong Q4 increase of 5.5%

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sales increase of 3.4% in local currencies – 2020 sales at CHF 7.88 billion (–2.9% in CHF) Strong growth of 5.5% in the fourth quarter (organic: 4.1%) Completion of acquisition of Adeplast (Romania), takeover of Modern Waterproofing Group (Egypt), expansion of partnership with CiDRA Concrete... 

Drilling contractor Rosond transitions into technology provider

21st January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Transforming the way that drilling is traditionally carried out in the mining industry, Rosond of Midrand is combining automation, software and data analytics and machine learning to create a next-generation drill rig as it transitions into a drilling technology provider. “We really believe that... 

Drilling contractor Rosond transitions into technology provider

117 On Strand Street

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Situated in the heart of Cape Town, just minutes away from the V & A Waterfront, sits 117 On Strand Street. It is a multipurposed building that recently underwent further development with the addition of new apartments and office blocks. The building houses a Virgin Active Gym, three floors of... 

The role of painting robots

21st January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / For a long time, the most common form of industrial painting required the use of human specialist coating teams, and typically, these jobs included the painting of warehouses, machinery or automobiles. It is a large-scale process that demands high levels of safety measures and protective gear and... 

The role of painting robots

Two titans of engineering join forces to take on African market

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Prokon and Micrographics have entered a unique partnership that would see both companies leverage each other’s expertise, while creating a one-stop-shop for existing and new clients. Prokon and Micrographics are two engineering stalwarts in the South African engineering and architectural space.... 

Is Now a Good Time to Invest? A Look at the Commercial Real Estate Landscape & Rising Trends for 2021

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / While 2020 will forever be remembered as a year of unprecedented challenges and uncertainty, 2021 promises to bring exciting shifts and investment opportunities to the fore.  Not without its share of disruption, John Jack, CEO of Galetti Corporate Real Estate says that the sector has pivoted to... 

Q4 2020 KnowBe4 Finds Work From Home-Related Phishing Email Attacks on the Rise

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / KnowBe4 releases Q4 2020 top-clicked phishing report KnowBe4, the provider of the world’s largest security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, today revealed the results of its Q4 2020 top-clicked phishing report.  

Beefmaster Group announces special COVID-19 bonus pay-out to staff

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Beefmaster Group, a leading specialist beef producer based in South Africa for local and global markets, will be paying special COVID-19 bonuses to staff as a way to thank them for ‘sharing the pain’ brought on by the pandemic. This is the first time in the Group’s history where it will be paying... 

Non-destructive testing (NDT)

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / by Adri Ludick, NDT manager: WearCheck WearCheck’s advanced field services (AFS) division offers a wide range of specialist monitoring techniques which include rope testing, technical compliance and non-destructive testing (NDT). Here, we take a closer look at some of the different NDT tests. 

Industry stalwart retires from Bosch Rexroth South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Willem Gijzelaar, Group Marketing Manager at Bosch Rexroth South Africa, retired on 18 December 2020 after 35 years’ service at the company and 47 years in the fluid power industry. Beginning his career in 1973 at a South African armaments company as a toolmaker, over the years Gijzelaar played... 

Teachers Voice Their Concerns About the Second Wave and New Variant – Survey Results

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Following the Department of Basic Education’s (DBE) recent announcement that the reopening of schools would be pushed back to February 15, many teachers still feel that their concerns are not being adequately addressed by the governing bodies. This according to teacher’s trade unions like SA... 

Decommission IT assets securely from anywhere

20th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / More organisations are facing the challenge of technology change with employees now working from home. Xperien has announced that organisations can now decommission their IT assets securely, without employees having to return the equipment to the office. The IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) company works... 

Getting to grips with gears and lubrication

20th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When most people think of the word “gear”, they might think of a vehicle gearbox or of a simple round machine element with teeth cut around it. However, those in technical fields know that there are numerous different types of gears, each with different properties and applications. They also have... 

Getting to grips with gears and lubrication

Helping South African power grid brave thunderstorms

20th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Hitachi ABB Power Grids PEXLINK line surge arresters can safeguard transmis-sion lines from lightning strikes, ensuring ‘business as usual’ for everyone in the country 

Thank you for the feedback, from WearCheck

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th January 2021 / MEDIA STATEMENT / WearCheck sincerely thanks customers who took the time to participate in their annual customer survey. ‘The feedback we receive plays a major role in how we tailor our business services to suit our customers,’ says WearCheck sales developer Kay Meyrick. 

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