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Famed US radio telescope to be decommissioned due to structural instability

By: Rebecca Campbell     20th November 2020 The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has announced that the world-renowned Arecibo Observatory, in the US territory of Puerto Rico, is to be decommissioned after 57 years of operation. The decommissioning is the result of structural weaknesses that have been discovered after a support cable... 

TFR says rail industry making progress in the fight against cable theft

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th November 2020 Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) reports that more than 169 suspects were arrested between August and October for cable theft. It attributed this success to the joint efforts of TFR and other rail industry stakeholders, as well as law enforcement agencies and customers. 

Hydrogen economy presents considerable opportunities for South Africa, but social compact imperative 

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     6th November 2020 There is considerable potential for South Africa to be a supplier of green hydrogen and leverage its platinum group metals (PGM) resources; however, it is imperative that there is a social compact when building this industry, a panel of speakers noted during independent think tank, the Mapungubwe... 

NUM ‘shocked’ by growing number of mine fatalities in Limpopo

By: Simone Liedtke     16th September 2020 The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) has expressed shock about the increasing number of fatal incidents in the Limpopo province’s mines this week.    

Pepperl+Fuchs’ Rugged and Compact— BTC14 for Quad-Monitor Thin Client Applications

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th August 2020 The control room is the hub for technical production, planning, and control processes. Using established thin client technology, current production statuses are transmitted to multiple monitors in real time so that all plant statuses can be monitored and operators can respond quickly. With... 

ARB says financial year ‘will be well remembered’ for Covid-19, other challenges 

By: Simone Liedtke     21st August 2020 JSE-listed investment and property holding company ARB Holdings says sluggish economic growth and the collapse in business confidence became a “secondary concern” this year, as regulations and national lockdown restrictions were implemented to halt the spread of Covid-19. ARB owns investments in... 

Wheel alignment crucial to ensuring end-carriages last longer

By: Schalk Burger     21st August 2020 End-carriages are key subassemblies in overhead cranes, and customers are advised not to attempt their own end-carriage assembly using individually sourced wheel blocks, as wheel alignment is critical to ensuring the longevity of these ‘feet’ of overhead cranes, says crane and hoists specialist... 

Snowy 2.0 pumped-hydro scheme, Australia – update

By: Sheila Barradas     21st August 2020 The first of three large tunnel-boring machines for Snowy 2.0 has arrived at Port Kembla. 

Benefits of using a grid-tied system during a pandemic

12th August 2020 Electricity continues to be a huge problem in our country during the pandemic, where further load shedding is being experienced due to cable theft. This not only impacts the residential sector, but also both the commercial and industrial power users. A solution to alleviate the lack of security... 

40 years on

By: Terry Mackenzie-hoy     3rd July 2020 Now it happens that, 40 years ago, I had just finished my university degree and was on my way to the South African Navy to spend two years as a guest of government. At that time, the state of the electrical supply was this: houses and buildings were supplied with electricity by cables and power... 

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