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Converting electric forklifts to use lithium-ion technology

5th March 2021 Converting electric forklifts to use lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery packs as a power source is an easy and efficient process and can also contribute to significant cost-savings and enhanced energy efficiency, according to a South African supplier and distributor of industrial... 

Locally manufactured range of lubricants and chemical products

26th February 2021 SPONSORED POST: South African manufacturer of special lubricants and allied chemical products, Spanjaard, offers a wide variety of products for a range of applications and sectors. Automotive 

Locally manufactured range of lubricants and chemical products
Spanjaard offers a variety of products for a range of applications and sectors

Driver assistance technology improves safety on mines

26th February 2021 The application of new advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) in the mining sector is proving to be a valuable tool in safety innovation across operations in Southern Africa. The world’s leading diamond producer, De Beers Group, highlights that it has implemented the  intervention as a major... 

Driver assistance technology improves safety on mines
De Beers Group is pioneering advanced driver assistance systems in the mining sector

Integrated video-based solution for enhanced driver and vehicle safety

12th February 2021 A new integrated video-based fleet management solution offers a single interface experience, enabling users to access and manage both vehicles and in-vehicle cameras simultaneously. Telematics provider Webfleet Solutions, part of Bridgestone, has collaborated with global video telematics provider... 

Integrated video-based solution for enhanced driver and vehicle safety
The WEBFLEET Video fleet management solution

Biggest battery-powered railway maintenance vehicle launched

29th January 2021 A new railway maintenance vehicle is said to be the world’s biggest battery-electric machine designed to keep railways safe and clean. The machine can be used to vacuum away stones, trash and other obstacles from the tracks, melt snow, as well as function as a towing vehicle for, among other... 

Biggest battery-powered railway maintenance vehicle launched
Railcare's battery-powered railway maintenance vehicle, using Epiroc's battery technology platform

Formula 1-type electric motors for mines

22nd January 2021 The switch from diesel to electric power is seen to be gathering pace in the mining industry, as the benefits of reduced emissions and lower vehicle and machinery operating costs become evident.  Electrification specialist Equipmake, has a range of high performance, cost-effective advanced... 

Formula 1-type electric motors for mines
Expanded view of Equipmake’s spoke motor

State-of-the-art electric superbikes arrive in South Africa

14th January 2021 Electronia South Africa, an importer and distributor of electric vehicles (EVs), has signed an exclusive deal with Energica Motor Company Italy, to become the official agent for the first ever electric superbikes launched in the country. The Italian company designs and manufactures electric... 

State-of-the-art electric superbikes arrive in South Africa
Energica electric Superbikes are available from Electronia South Africa

Bakkie-specific additive range for the South African market

8th January 2021 A new additive series tailored to the needs of multipurpose vans, known in South Africa as ‘bakkies’, has been developed specifically for the local market. The Bakkie Series Additive range from Liqui Moly focuses on cleaning and protecting fuel systems and engines, with the objective of saving... 

Bakkie-specific additive range for the South African market
An additive range from Liqui Moly has been specifically developed for bakkies

New battery-electric loader unveiled

14th October 2020 A new battery-electric loader has been introduced as the world’s first 18 t battery loader. The LH518B from Sandvik has been designed around the loader’s Artisan battery system and electric driveline, with the objective of maximising the potential of battery technology. In designing the loader,... 

New battery-electric loader unveiled
The LH518B battery-electric loader from Sandvik

Steel spacer plate for CAT 3500 engines, now available in South Africa

22nd September 2020 A new steel spacer plate is now available for CAT 3500 series engines. The part is said to be more corrosion-resistant than the standard aluminium or cast iron product and includes a number of additional modifications. Now available from IPD South Africa, the IPD steel spacer plate is for CAT... 

Steel spacer plate for CAT 3500 engines, now available in South Africa
The IPD steel spacer plate for the CAT 3500 series engines

Updated automotive datalogging system now available in SA

18th September 2020 A satellite-based datalogging system for the automotive industry is now on sale in South Africa. A key element of the updated model is the touch screen, one of a number of features designed to appeal to a broad audience of car testers, racers and anyone interested in accurately and scientifically... 

Updated automotive datalogging system now available in SA
The VBOX PerformanceBox Touch datalogging system from Racelogic

3D printed materials for automotive and industrial sectors

21st August 2020 A new range of three-dimensional (3D) printing capabilities and services designed primarily for automotive and industrial customers, is now available. The expansion of Henkel’s additive manufacturing services, also known as 3D printing, aims to provide support with 3D printable materials - from... 

3D printed materials for automotive and industrial sectors
A Henkel engineer working with a customer to optimise a 3D printed part

‘Steel of the future’ offers higher performance and lower costs

14th August 2020 Operations in tough working environments require robust industrial components and equipment that is able to withstand demanding work loads such as extreme vibration, compression and tension. High-yield strength steel is designed to work under intense load stresses without leading to equipment... 

‘Steel of the future’ offers higher performance and lower costs
Trailmax uses Strenx 700 E and Strenx 700MC on its I-beam chassis and other parts

8.95-inch in-car media display unit launched

7th May 2020 A new in-car media display unit is designed to deliver immersive quality that features anti-glare touchscreen technology and a range of connectivity options.   The 8.95-inch in-car dashboard unit aims to promote safer and smarter driving habits from South African road users, by enabling drivers... 

8.95-inch in-car media display unit launched
Sony’s XAV-AX8050D display unit

Discounts to support automotive retail customers through unprecedented times

8th April 2020 CDK Global International has outlined significant changes to billing in April to help support customers through the current Covid-19 epidemic. CDK Global is a worldwide provider of integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive retail and adjacent industries.... 

Discounts to support automotive retail customers through unprecedented times
CDK Global provides integrated information technology and digital marketing solutions to the automotive industry

Rugged sealed connectors for automotive applications

20th March 2020 A range of heavy-duty sealed single- and multi-pin plastic and metal interconnection devices is now available. RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents, announced the availability of the A Series of automotive connectors from Amphenol. 

Rugged sealed connectors for automotive applications

New tyre size for heavy machinery

13th March 2020 A new size has been added to a range of tyres designed for the heaviest of machinery and the most difficult terrain in forestry, earthmoving and road maintenance In 2018 Nokian Tyres launched the Nokian Tractor King, designed to combine the strength of an earthmoving tyre with a new kind of lug... 

New tyre size for heavy machinery
Nokian Tractor King offers a range of tyre sizes

New roof rack for Land Rover Defender

6th February 2020 A new roof rack engineered specifically for the 2020 Land Rover Defender 110, has been launched. The rack is said to combine core overlanding quality with a design that matches the exterior styling of the Defender 110. It is designed with an aluminum tray, a 3CR12 stainless-steel vehicle mounting... 

Automotive fan belts rebranded

23rd January 2020 Automotive aftermarket fan and multi-V belts from Continental were rebranded during the second half of 2019 for the South Africa and sub-Saharan African markets, a change that has aligned the company’s local product line-up with global markets. Production of the belts shifted from the company’s... 

Tomorrow’s tyre uses today's technology

12th December 2019 Tyres that are aligned with the requirements of electric and autonomous driving in both individual and shared mobility scenarios are seen as a part of new technology solutions for the mobility of the future. Electrified tyres that feature sensors built into the structure of the tyre, have... 

Tomorrow’s tyre uses today's technology
Built-in sensors in the tyre of the future

R1-million vehicle tracking warranty

29th November 2019 A R1-million limited recovery vehicle tracking warranty has recently been launched. The warranty assures that the book value of a vehicle, up to R1-million, will be paid out if the stolen vehicle is not recovered. 

Real-time vehicle filter monitoring

29th November 2019 Information on the status of vehicles is crucial for fleet operators of agricultural machines, construction machines and heavy duty commercial vehicles, to ensure optimum maintenance and the smooth operation of vehicles. Operators have previously had to rely on experience or fixed intervals to... 

Trysome Auto Electrical

15th November 2019 Trysome Auto-Electrical Engineering (Pty) Ltd, is the largest, single-source supplier of auto-electrical, heavy-duty components, collision avoidance systems and associated technical services in southern Africa.  

HHC (Pty) Ltd

15th November 2019 Hoisting and handling controls is the sole distributor in Southern Africa for the full range of Sicmemotori AC and DC electric motors. These superbly engineered and highly reliable motors are extensively used in the following market sectors: 

HHC (Pty) Ltd

FHS

14th November 2019 Manufacturer of earth moving, military and truck exhaust systems. 

Ctrack

14th November 2019 Assisting clients to transform their business with innovative SaaS, IoT and mobile solutions, changing the way businesses communicate, collaborate and operate,  allowing action through insights from our cutting-edge devices and cloud based platforms. Our hardware solutions and support come... 

Ctrack

New laser scanner takes automation outdoors

1st August 2019 A safety laser scanner for use in outdoor applications is now available. The scanner allows automated guided vehicle systems to navigate through outdoor industrial environments. Safety laser scanners enable humans and machines to work together safely in industrial environments by protecting... 

Automation for precast hollow-core slab production

23rd July 2019 A new automatic modifier for precast hollow-core slab production has been launched. The machine allows for the marking and digging of cutting lines and openings and aims to reduce concrete consumption in precast plants. Elematic’s Modifier E9-1200m is used for digging openings and recesses and... 

Lighter refrigerated trailers on offer

2nd July 2019 Two new refrigerated, or reefer, semi-trailers have been manufactured using aluminium facings instead of steel. Injected foam panel technology was used to reduce trailer tare weight, allowing for increased payloads. The aluminium skin used on the facings has the same strength properties as a... 

Lighter refrigerated trailers on offer

International car paint brand brought to South Africa

19th June 2019 A globally-recognised waterborne automotive paint system is now available in South Africa. The paint has a colour database of 700 000 colours, giving paint colour options to A- and B-grade panel beaters in the country.  

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