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Food and Beverages

Fire-detection system for Maputo brewery

By: System Author     12th March 1999 The remote location of the Cervejas De Mozambique (CDM) Brewery near Maputo in Mozambique did not hinder the record-breaking installation time of just 14 days – from placement of order to completed installation – of a new fire-detection and alarm system. Undertaken by High-Tech... 

Construction of state-of-the-art wine cellar

By: System Author     12th March 1999 IN a project valued at R68-million, Durbanville Hills wine cellar in Cape Town is constructing a new state-of-the-art wine cellar. The cellar was designed by internationally-acclaimed cellar designer Johann Biesenbach. A prerequisite for making high-quality wine is a winemaker’s ability to... 

New single-seat valve designed

By: System Author     12th March 1999 A MODERN, versatile single-seat valve, the Delta SW4, designed to revolutionise valve maintenance and to fill the rapidly-changing needs of the hygienic-processing industries, has been designed by APV Fluid Handling. Great emphasis was placed on facilitating valve handling, installation and... 

Firm reaping benefits of hi-tech tracking

By: System Author     12th March 1999 One of South Africa’s large sugar processors, Transvaal Sugar, is beginning to reap the benefits of the latest application for the Avonwood Eureka 411 fully-automated vehicle-identification and tracking technology. The system, which was commissioned in October last year, controls the... 

Meat industry trade fair

By: System Author     12th February 1999 THE first-ever International Trade Fair for the Meat Industries of Africa (Ifma), incorporating the International Meat Exhibition (Imex), scheduled for Johannesburg in June, is already attracting considerable international interest. Delegates from more than 20 countries are expected to attend a... 

R100m Potch soya plant on stream in February

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 A SOYA bean processing plant believed to be the first of its kind in the world is due to go into production in February on a greenfield site in Potchefstroom (Engineering News May 22, 1998). It is owned by Specialised Protein Products (SPP), a subsidiary of Denel. The Potchefstroom plant, under a... 

Hi-tech shopping trolley rolls in

By: Archivist     29th January 1999 A NEW range of ergonomically-designed lightweight shopping trolleys has been launched locally. Speaking at the launch of the Galaxy range in Johannesburg, Cape Gate, Fence & Wire Works MD Robert Kaplan said the products were in line with international consumer trends to offer customers a... 

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