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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... 


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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... 


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... 


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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... 


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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... 


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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... 


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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... 


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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,... 


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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... 


PPPs critical to addressing unemployment, skills development
3rd February 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The demand for occupational programmes by both colleges and industry shows that the solution to unemployment as well as producing adequately skilled workers is through public–private partnerships... 


New tech predetects leaks
3rd February 2023

South Africa experiences regular power outages that are often blamed on power generators being shut down owing to boiler tube leaks, but a well-established and proven solution is available from... 


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New PLC improves demineralisation offering
3rd February 2023

Boiler manufacturer Allmech has been testing a new programmable logic controller (PLC) system with in-house developed software to run its ion exchange demineralisation, or demin, plant, with... 


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Small businesses in boiler servicing sector need support
3rd February 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

With small businesses that service boilers and burners requiring support to manage challenges and grow within an industry that is dominated by larger, established companies and inadequately... 


A drive braking system manufactured by local cmpany Ringspann
New brake series available in sub-Saharan Africa
27th January 2023 By: Halima Frost

The new MV industrial brake series from power transmission component manufacturer and distributor RINGSPANN South Africa has an innovative locking mechanism and applies clamping forces of up to 25... 


Vega launches South African headquarters
Vega launches South African headquarters
18th November 2022

German instrumentation and control company Vega opened its new South African headquarters on October 31. Situated in Lanseria, the new building incorporates Vega South Africa’s corporate offices, a... 


Software company uses tech to supply solutions
4th November 2022 By: Halima Frost

Software company SYSPRO Africa announced last month that it was completing the implementation a new software system – almost 100% remotely from South Africa – for a manufacturing and warehousing... 


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Vega unveils new Lanseria-based Africa headquarters
1st November 2022 By: Donna Slater

German instrumentation and control company Vega opened its new 6 000 m2 Africa head office and warehouse, in Lanseria, on October 31, to enhance service in the country, as well as expand services... 


PLAN TO SUCCEED
BME designs its electronic detonators to measure and predict key blast impacts
Culture, protocols key to blast safety on mines
23rd September 2022

A recent global safety report for mining indicates a gradual but steady improvement in mine safety, with a total recordable injury frequency rate at a low 2.9 – down from 5.07 just a decade ago.... 


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