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Digitalization: in practice

Updated 1 hour 38 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Digitalization is moving on apace, but putting it into practice requires a different way of working says Mattias Årstadius of SKF. There has been much conversation about the Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0, but the focus has generally been about the concept and the technology... 

Ace Your Income Tax Return

By: Creamer Media Reporter      Updated 2 hours 26 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Tax Season is upon us and this year the South African Revenue Service (SARS) will come-down hard on individuals that are non-complaint in filing their tax returns. Recent media headlines announced that SARS reported a revenue shortfall for 2018/19, making it the fifth shortfall year estimated at... 

DEHN Africa expands with new senior appointment in renewables sector

By: Creamer Media Reporter      Updated 2 hours 29 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Lightning and surge protection specialist DEHN Africa, part of DEHN + SÖHNE, Germany, has recently strengthened its offering in the renewables arena with the appointment of William van Wyk to the position of Business Development Manager: Renewables. DEHN Africa managing director, Hano Oelofse,... 

South African foundry involved in product development

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     Updated 2 hours 35 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is developing a critical furnace component as part of a cooperation agreement with a major Canada-based consulting firm. Thos Begbie sales engineer Esli Bantjes tells Mining Weekly that the development is “top secret” and that the... 

South African  foundry involved in product development
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NICHE MARKET Thos Begbie has new products pending further investigation and studies that could present the opportunity to produce unique components for the steel industry, particularly blast furnaces

Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine achieves 10 million flying hours

17th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine, which entered service in 1987, recently achieved another incredible milestone by reaching 10 million flying hours in nearly 5 million flights. The engine powers a range of Gulfstream’s highly successful large-cabin business aircraft, such as the Gulfstream GIV,... 

Kwikspace assists emerging farmers in Macassar

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Historically a fishing and boat-making community, the small town of Macassar in Cape Town is branching out to farming. The Cape Agency for Sustainable Integrated Development in Rural Areas contacted Kwikspace about providing alternative building solutions that are prefabricated and modular for... 

International Arup expert speaks on Building Fire Safety at Johannesburg Conference

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Dr Susan Lamont, Associate Director at Arup, spoke on ‘Safeguarding the fire strategy for the life of a building’ at the IFE Fire Safety Professional Development Seminar 2019 on Thursday 4 April in Sandton. Dr Lamont has worked in the fire protection industry for 19 years in the UK, USA, Middle... 

Siemens launches Atlas of Digitalization to measure readiness and potential for City 4.0

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Atlas identifies digital readiness and potential for six cities: Dubai, Los Angeles, London, Buenos Aires, Taipei and Johannesburg Siemens has launched a new web-based application which reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalization and develop new ways of... 

juwi builds 1,000th wind turbine plant

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Construction on juwi's 1,000th wind turbine plant has commenced. The plant in Mohlis (Thuringia), Germany, was awarded to juwi by the country’s Federal Network Agency, in a tender process conducted last year. The project marks an extraordinary milestone in the more than 22-year history of the... 

Elmacast Engineering- Invests R134 million into autonomous upgrades in foundry

17th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Elmacast Engineering (PTY) LTD, a foundry situated in Springs, South Africa, has recently completed phase one of its expansion project which entailed the installation of 4 new induction furnaces, automated continuous caster and a fully integrated double line heat treatment plant. The cost of the... 

Elmacast Engineering- Invests R134 million into autonomous upgrades in foundry

The Future Of Diesel Is Here

17th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / This week the port of Durban received one of the largest pieces of cargo for this year. This was a 242 ton, 31 metre long reactor for the SAPREF refinery. The R50 million reactor, which has been dubbed “Umkhoma” (isiZulu word for whale) because of its “whale” like shape and for its size, was... 

The Future Of Diesel Is Here

Automation The Answer To Local Skills Shortage

17th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa’s skills shortage is preventing the country from achieving the 5% annual GDP growth that is our only real chance of making a dent in poverty. In a 2018 report, Pew Research estimated that some 900 000 people born in South Africa were living abroad in 2017. The firm indicates these... 

thyssenkrupp combines standard engineering with software development to offer a holistic Liquid Fuel Storage solution

17th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Stepping into the Engineering 4.0 space, Process Industries, a business line within thyssenkrupp Industrials, delivers turnkey project solutions, from pre-feasibility studies through to full operation, for Africa’s Liquid Fuel Storage sector. “Having looked closely at this market, we have... 

thyssenkrupp combines standard engineering with software development to offer a holistic Liquid Fuel Storage solution

Mining the benefits of Industry 4.0

By: Yolande Botes     17th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mining companies have become much better at investing in the mines of today – but what about investing in the mines of the future? Industry 4.0, also known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the fusion of production, information and communication technologies, offers a significant opportunity... 

Mining the benefits of Industry 4.0

fischer launches its most versatile frame-fixing solution to date

17th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A long expansion element with up to three anchorage depths means that the SXRL range is the most versatile frame-fixing solution to date available from fischer, distributed locally by Upat. Available in 8mm, 10mm, and 14mm diameters, and anchor lengths reaching up to 360mm, the fischer SXRL... 

fischer launches its most versatile frame-fixing solution to date

Electrifying trade fair appearance

16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Bauma visitors went high at the Wacker Neuson and Kramer stand: A Ferris wheel brought all the adventure-lovers to 35 meters height and this was a real crowd magnet. However, new products from the zero emission series, which were the focus of the trade fair presentation under the motto... 

New online tool makes bearing evaluation faster and easier

16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A completely new version of the online SKF Bearing Select tool helps users choose a bearing based on a range of operating parameters, and can generate automatic results in less than one minute. SKF has updated its online Bearing Select tool, to make the process of selecting and evaluating a... 

New online tool makes bearing evaluation faster and easier

Skyriders powers up major boiler inspection at Kendal

16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Skyriders Access Specialists (Pty) Ltd. has garnered nearly 20 years’ experience and expertise at Kendal near eMalahleni in Mpumalanga, the largest indirect dry-cooled power station in the world. The rope-access specialist’s latest project at Kendal saw a 12- to 30-member specialist team deployed... 

Skyriders powers up major boiler inspection at Kendal

From wheelbarrow deliveries to SABS-accredited workshop

16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An entrepreneurial journey is often not an easy one. This is reflected in the 2018 Global Entrepreneurship Index, which reveals that only 15 percent of South African start-ups are successful, despite the country ranking second in Africa for the quality and dynamics of its entrepreneurship... 

What will 5G really mean for you?

16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Ernst Wittmann, Global Account Director MEA & Country Manager – Southern Africa, at TCL Over the past few months, we have seen a storm of hype about 5G, the next evolution in mobile network technology. Handset manufacturers are starting to come to market with 5G-ready smartphones, while many... 

Unique port sand by pass system mimics nature successfully

16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Port of Ngqura, the first port in the world to have a fixed jet pump sand bypass system, is meeting its stringent dredging targets of 240 000 tonnes of sand per year, after successfully overcoming  challenges. “This is an achievement as we are complying with the Record of Decision... 

Unique port sand by pass system mimics nature successfully

Rolfes Pigments eyes expansion into Southern Africa

16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Rolfes Pigments, a division of JSE listed, Rolfes Holdings, says it is expanding into key fast-growing African economies as part the company’s overall growth strategy and evolving business model.  As market leaders in the supply of pigments into the paint, printing ink, plastics, and construction... 

Rolfes Pigments eyes expansion into Southern Africa

Five ways to tread a little lighter this Earth Day

16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Earth Day is celebrated annually on 22 April. Now in its 49th year, Earth Day is one of the largest observances in the world with one billion people in 192 countries participating in activities each year1. ‘Protect Our Species’, the theme for this year’s Earth Day calls on all citizens around the... 

Payroll services in the digital age

16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The digital transformation of payroll services has changed the way companies approach this integral back-office function. According to Ian McAlister, General Manager of CRS Technologies South Africa, specialised compensation and remuneration services can help with this transition. Already, the... 

Payroll services in the digital age

The Role of Manufacturing in Africa

16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / African governments acknowledge the manufacturing space as a key accelerator for the continent’s robust and inclusive growth. Manufacturing plays a prominent role in Africa’s economic development made evident by how industrial growth positively affects the overall GDP and productivity of the nation. 

The Impact of Industry 4.0 on Africa’s Manufacturing Sector

16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Manufacturing Indaba 2019 is set to explore the impact on, and opportunities associated with disruptive and revolutionary technologies that are transforming the global manufacturing sector. Despite its status of a developing continent, Africa’s manufacturing space stands the opportunity to... 

Manufacturing Indaba 2019 to Address Pressing Topics

16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Event to educate industry professionals to keep abreast of prevalent changes within sector to affirm a competitive stance within local and global manufacturing environments Africa’s revered manufacturing event, the Manufacturing Indaba, is set to host the elite of the manufacturing industry on... 

Manufacturers Brace for Blackouts

16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Manufacturing Indaba 2019 is set to unpack promising solutions that manufacturers can employ in an attempt to recover their losses resulting from the nation’s rolling blackouts In response to South Africa’s recent power outages brought about by electricity public utility, Eskom, major... 

Impact of Industrial Automation on the Manufacturing Sector

16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Manufacturing Indaba 2019 and SAIMC Announce Launch of Automation Pavilion The Manufacturing Indaba 2019, in collaboration with The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC), will provide an Automation Pavilion for those companies interested in exhibiting at this... 

Act swiftly or staff will pocket the money

16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / IT hardware has an estimated residual value of around 10%, this means South Africa’s largest companies could be receiving up to R4-million at the end of a 3-year depreciation cycle. If CIOs don't act swiftly to recover residual value from their redundant IT equipment, staff will pocket the money.... 

Act swiftly or staff will pocket the money

Minister Fritz to support Youth Development Programme in Atlantis SEZ

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Today, the Minister of Social Development, Albert Fritz, together with Councillor Cynthia Clayton, visited Lesedi Skills Academy (LSA) based in the heart of the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Here, Minister Fritz committed to supporting the placement of an additional 30 youths at LSA. LSA... 

Hatz engines from all series certified

15th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Hatz offers machine manufacturers and partners a complete range of air- and liquid-cooled engines with EU Stage V certification. Hatz offers its EU Stage V-compliant engines for mobile machines with official certification from the German Federal Motor Transport Authority (KBA). The certification... 

Bauma premiere: Hatz Connected Services for small equipment

15th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Integrated with the internet and your information technology system, digitally networked engines and machines ensure greater efficiency in your company. For the first time, Hatz is setting a further industry-wide milestone in integrating light equipment as well as compact machines into the... 

Hatz presents the worldwide first single-cylinder diesel with electronic controls

15th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With the new E1 technology, Hatz is now also bringing single-cylinder engines of the B-series and D-series for small devices into an interlinked future. Hatz is introducing the new E1 technology as the first electronic controls for single-cylinder industrial diesel worldwide. This product enables... 

Conveyancers' obligations, if any, to police inclusionary housing?

15th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / More often than not a conveyancing process is the last step to the conclusion of a new property development. Ideally a conveyancer, who will eventually register the establishment of a new township or the opening of a sectional title scheme, should be kept up to date on the progress of the... 

Conveyancers' obligations, if any, to police inclusionary housing?

Unique Drinking Water Solutions Provide Mining Industry With Better Water Quality, Improved Bottom Line And Enhanced Environmental Performance

15th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An innovative new mobile water station has been developed to provide safe drinking water for remote workforces in the mining sector – improving water quality and worker satisfaction, cutting costs and spurring improved environmental performance by slashing the need for costly single-use plastic... 

Unique Drinking Water Solutions Provide Mining Industry With Better Water Quality, Improved Bottom Line And Enhanced Environmental Performance
The Bluewater Trailer mobile solution has been successfully piloted in the Western Cape at the Raised by Wolves television series set.

Concor Buildings Gives New Shine To Skukuza With Sanparks Safari Lodge

15th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The wildlife-loving public can look forward to another upmarket venue in the Kruger National Park after Concor Buildings recently completed a new three-star safari lodge at Skukuza camp. Developed by South African National Parks (SANParks), the exciting development adds a new dimension to the... 

Concor Buildings Gives New Shine To Skukuza With Sanparks Safari Lodge

Rolls-royce And Qatar Airways Use Virtual Reality To Train Engineers

15th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Rolls-Royce and Qatar Airways are using Virtual Reality (VR) to train engineers, in a first for the two companies. As the number of air passengers is set to almost double by 20361, the industry faces a growing challenge: more engineers need to be trained to maintain and repair a growing number of... 

Rolls-royce And Qatar Airways Use Virtual Reality To Train Engineers
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