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Hope for SA economy: Thinking ahead to Fourth Industrial Automation technologies

21st May 2019 South Africa’s economy may be nearing the end of its slump, and could start showing stronger growth by 2021/22, says leading economist  After years of slow grow, South Africa may be over the worst, and could start seeing growth by 2021/22. This is according to leading economist Mike Schüssler,... 

Weidmüller's u-mation system embraces the IoT digitally connected world

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st May 2019 Weidmüller's u-mation system is more than just about automation, it is a connected digital solution for a diverse range of businesses. That’s because u-mation is an automation hardware and software solution that embraces the Internet of Things (IoT) philosophy in an increasingly digitally... 

New valves rapidly exhaust compressed air

17th May 2019 Global leader in motion and control technologies Parker Hannifin has introduced a new safety exhaust valve (P33) that rapidly exhausts compressed air in the event of a fault condition or when a machine has an emergency stop. The P33 is designed for two-channel control architectures and is... 

New skills needed for people to succeed in the 4IR workplace 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     16th May 2019 As the world continues to evolve and adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), education is no longer the only requirement for success in the workplace. Skills such as communication, learning, attitude and emotional intelligence have also become important, economist Mike Schüssler said... 

The rise of Phoenix - Atlas Copco proudly supports South African robot competition team in the USA

14th May 2019 The rise of digitalisation and automation is amplifying the keen focus towards innovations such as robotics. When Atlas Copco became aware that Hoërskool Waterkloof ´s robotic team, known as Fifth Order, was looking for assistance to compete at the First Tech Challenge (FTC) in the USA from 24-27... 

The always-on economy gives cloud data management trends a seat at the boardroom table

13th May 2019 The digital transformation of today’s enterprises requires being able to operate in an ‘always on’ economy; offering instant service delivery for today’s modern consumers with their expectations of immediate fulfilment. With regards to both data centre and cloud offerings, data management... 

Hydraulics company using expo to highlight products

10th May 2019 Hydraulic component distributor Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW), a Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group Company, will showcase eight of its niche product lines at this year’s Grain SA NAMPO Harvest Day. HAW’s focus will be on hose assembly solutions manufacturer Uniflex’s Grease Crimpers –... 

Rittal to showcase the VX25 at Africa Automation Fair 2019

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th May 2019 How can the best be made even better? This is the question that Rittal asked itself as we began developing a new enclosure system. This ground-breaking system sees the rise of the enclosure evolution with more than 25 registered patent and trademark applications. Following the official launch of... 

Wits, Siemens Digital Mining Incubator 

7th May 2019 The Digital Mining Incubator (DMI) launched by diversified engineering company Siemens at the Wits Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, is a cocreation space focused on developing mining engineering competence. The incubator is aimed at skilling young... 

Rio Tinto to buy autonomous mining truck fleet from Caterpillar

By: Reuters     7th May 2019 Rio Tinto has agreed to buy a fleet of autonomous trucks and other mining equipment from Caterpillar for its new Koodaideri iron ore mine in Western Australia, it said on Tuesday. Caterpillar will supply a fleet of 20 autonomous 793F trucks as well as four autonomous blast drills for the mine,... 

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