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Wedge belts transmit 30% more power
31st May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s extensive range of industrial belting manufacturer Fenner’s power transmission components encompasses high-performance Fenner Quattro Plus Twin Wrapped (QPTW)... 


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Motors swiftly repaired following failure
31st May 2024

Electric motor repair specialist Marthinusen & Coutts (M&C) successfully completed the urgent repair of a 94 t 4 736 kW direct current mine winder motor under a tight deadline at platinum group... 


An image of B2K’s managing director, Ross Trevelyan, and the CEO of IWIS Drive Systems Germany, Dr Frank Mitzschke, signing the IWIS distribution agreement in Germiston in February 2024
Specialist expands in sub-Saharan Africa
31st May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Following its acquisition of chain solutions manufacturer IWIS Drive Systems South Africa in November last year, industrial supplies specialist Bearings 2000 (B2K) has become the exclusive... 


EXPO PARTICIPATION
BMG will be participating at the Machine Tools Africa exhibition
Distributor to launch new products at Machine Tools expo
17th May 2024

Power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG will be participating at the Machine Tools Africa exhibition, which will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre at Nasrec, from May... 


A man in a R&D workshop working on Boiler monitoring technologies
Solutions provider helps manage emissions reduction
17th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

As a company that delivers modern, efficient solutions for oil and gas burner and boiler installations, Combustion Technology prides itself on its continuous carbon reduction cognisance, both for... 


TESTED AND APPROVED
The Type 2200 is field-tested for reliability and proven performance, while simultaneously providing energy savings
New electric pneumatic control valve introduced to market
10th May 2024

Custom solutions provider Bellofram Precision Controls’ new Type 2200 electric-pneumatic control valve is a tailored solution that is customisable to fit unique operational needs of specific... 


PURPOSE-BUILT
The purpose-built facility in Sebenza, Edenvale, spans more than 3 000 m2 of workshop and warehouse space
Hydraulic engineering firm revolutionising industry standards
10th May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In response to growing industry demands, hydraulic repair service provider Dosco Precision Hydraulics has carved itself a niche as a leader in the supply and repair of hydraulic pumps and motors,... 


ENHANCED INTERFACE
The Omniplus IO-link transmitters are specifically tailored for precision in oil flow measurements
New tool released
10th May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

In a strategic move that signifies a pivotal enhancement in the confluence of digital and analogue technologies within the hydraulics and pneumatics sectors in South Africa, flow measurement... 


The newly launched Vanta Max and Vanta Core X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers one blue and one yellow
New analysers launched at Indaba
8th March 2024 By: Halima Frost

International elemental analysis company Innov-X Africa has taken delivery of the newly launched Vanta Max and Vanta Core X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers, which were showcased at this year’s... 


Company aims to expand AI, IIoT development through acquisition
9th February 2024

Automation company ABB announced its agreement to acquire a majority of software service provider Meshmind last month with the aim of expanding its research and development (R&D) capabilities in... 


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Multi-core, multi-tasking solution for motion control
9th February 2024

Automation company Beckhoff’s next generation TwinCAT MC3 is equipped with the features of the previous TwinCAT NC2 motion control solutions, along with a modular design among other features. The... 


Analyser offers high performance at low cost
9th February 2024

Gas analysis company Servomex’s feature-rich Servotough Oxy 1900 digital oxygen analyser is specifically designed for hazardous area use and delivers high performance with a low cost of ownership.... 


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Partnership to facilitate process technology development, broaden product range
9th February 2024

Sensor company SICK and measurement and automation technology specialist Endress+Hauser are aiming to enter a strategic partnership to broaden Endress+Hauser's product range, enhance SICK's process... 


PROBLEM SOLVING
The company’s specialists advise on correct valve selection and installation for every application
Company’s innovative approach helps solve industry challenges
10th November 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Within industrial product supplier BMG's expansive collection of industrial slurry valves lies a diverse selection of pinch valves meticulously engineered to regulate the movement of liquids,... 


EFFECTIVE TO THE MAX
The Maxolution offering by SEW EURODRIVE maximises their plants, factories and warehouses efficiencies
Automation maximises efficiencies at warehouses
3rd November 2023

Renowned for its drive technology, automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE partners with clients in the design and implementation of automation projects at their plants, factories and warehouses –... 


LANTERN RINGS
The introduction of Vesconite Hilube’s lantern ring applications prolonged lifespan and reduced maintenance efforts
Better hydro efficiency through pump, turbine tech
20th October 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Early attempts to replace conventional metallic-type lantern rings with polymers, such as nylon, yielded discouraging results compared to metallic lantern rings in the water engineering industry,... 


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Talk of the town at Indaba
29th September 2023

The Manufacturing Indaba, being held in October, endeavours to promote positive changes in sub-Saharan Africa’s manufacturing landscape – a source of livelihood for millions of people and leading... 


Abrasives used in robotic applications
29th September 2023

The use of robotics in manufacturing continues to grow at a rapid rate as businesses invest in automation to remain competitive. PFERD-South Africa national sales manager Dennis Phillips reveals... 


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Firm installs new boilers to optimise operations
1st September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Energy plant operations and maintenance company Associated Energy Services (AES) is working on an operational optimisation project for a client in the fishing industry to install an additional 60... 


ABB invests R10m in local medium-voltage switchgear manufacturing capability
2nd August 2023 By: Darren Parker

Technology company ABB has invested more than R10-million to complete additional technology transfer that brings the manufacture of UniGear ZS1 medium-voltage switchgear to South Africa. This move... 


Chinese researchers considering more ways to manage diabetes using platinum
21st July 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Platinum continues to demonstrate its importance in medical applications, particularly in continuous glucose monitoring devices that enable people to manage their Type 1 and 2 diabetes in... 


Screw compressor introduced to meet various industries’ needs
14th July 2023

To meet the diverse requirements of its customers, compressed air solutions provider Tru Compressor Solutions has introduced the full feature tank-mounted screw compressor Detroit DB FF Series to... 


An image of Atlas Copco's first battery driven screw B-Air 185-12 compressor
Battery-driven portable screw compressor unveiled
14th July 2023

Solutions provider Atlas Copco unveiled its new battery driven portable screw air compressor, the B-Air 185-12, at Atlas Copco’s ‘Journey to a Sustainable Future’ event in Antwerp, Belgium, in May... 


An image of a compressor system
Compressor control solutions offer optimisation, increased efficiency
14th July 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Automation technology and solutions specialist Rockwell Automation offers solutions for controlling and protecting compressors; these solutions improve energy efficiency, optimise machine... 


An image of the new Pirani Bayard-Alpert vacuum gauge PBR 360
New vacuum gauge ensures process control and operational reliability
14th July 2023

The new Pirani Bayard-Alpert vacuum gauge PBR 360 offers increased accuracy, attractive service concept and longevity owing to its redundant filaments. Vacuum pumps manufacturer Pfeiffer Vacuum has... 


An image of Peresh Wellcome conducting a calibration test
Mobile calibration averts excessive downtime
7th July 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Pressure, temperature, level, flow and force measuring technology company WIKA’s mobile calibration vehicles simplify the recalibration of installed instruments; its mobile calibration team... 


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Enforcing measurable objectives can ensure quality products
7th July 2023

Businesses need to implement measurable objectives to manage product quality  and ensure products meet the standards expected by consumers. The most effective avenue to do so is to become certified... 


Head shot of Specialised Exhibitions portfolio director Charlene Hefer
KITE 2023 promises to be ‘bigger and better’
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition, also known as KITE, will be held at the Durban Exhibition Centre from July 18 to 20 for the fortieth consecutive year.  Attendance numbers are... 


Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford
Hudaco reports strong interim result despite difficult market conditions
30th June 2023 By: Darren Parker

JSE-listed industrial products supplier Hudaco Industries has reported a strong performance amid a challenging six months ended May 31, with turnover having increased by 12.4% to R4.3-billion,... 


ECO EMITTER
It is an engineered device designed to provide corrosion protection for sensitive assets
Firm promotes multimetal corrosion protection
9th June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Branching from US manufacturer Cortec’s EcoEarth line, the EcoEmitter is a specially engineered device designed to provide corrosion protection for sensitive assets such as electronic and optical... 


CONNECTIVITY & INSIGHTS
SEW-EURODRIVE’s Smart App connects the user to the data gathered and the insights that follow
Company revolutionises IIoT, predictive maintenance
2nd June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Unplanned downtime is a major challenge for companies active in manufacturing, as it not only leads to lost productivity and revenue but can also result in additional costs, owing to emergency... 


Firm selected as supplier of choice
26th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

A prominent South African property development firm has opted to use technology and connectivity provider Lighter Than Air Network’s (LTA’s) devices to monitor and capture critical environment... 


An image of SAIMC director and CEO Johan Maartens
Society encourages individuals to keep up with automation
17th February 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Despite the loss of 1.7-million jobs, owing to automation, the ‘The Future of Jobs 2020’ report predicts that automation will create about 97-million new jobs globally by 2025; it is, therefore,... 


An image of WIKA's export area sales manager Marius Britz
Company expands footprint in smelting industry
17th February 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Pressure, temperature, level, flow and force measuring technology company WIKA South Africa is expanding its footprint in Africa to provide instrumentation solutions for ore smelting operations.... 


New ecofriendly blaster instrument introduced
17th February 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

High-quality corrosion instrumentation supplier BAMR introduced the ecofriendly Bristle Blaster Cordless instrument – a product of blasting solutions company MontiPower – to the local market in... 


Plentify CEO and co-founder Jon Kornik
Crisis presents unique opportunity for South Africa to transition to clean energy
13th February 2023 By: Darren Parker

Energy efficiency technology company Plentify CEO and co-founder Jon Kornik believes the solution to South Africa's energy crisis goes beyond just bringing an end to loadshedding.   Instead, he... 


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