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Rolls-Royce inaugurates major new engine testbed

By: Rebecca Campbell     15th January 2021 UK-based global major industrial technology group Rolls-Royce has functionally inaugurated its new leading edge engine testbed by successfully completing the first engine run in it (the official opening will take place later). The engine used to inaugurate the testbed was a Trent XWB, which was... 

Load turning with maximum safety

5th January 2021 Every so often, users of indoor cranes are faced with the complex task of not only lifting and horizontally moving heavy components such as press tools, machine beds or special containers, but turning them, too. In order to enhance safety during this process Demag has introduced a new standard... 

South African space company expands into Europe

By: Rebecca Campbell     10th December 2020 South African space company Simera Sense announced on Wednesday that it was opening an office in Leuven in Flanders, Belgium. Simera Sense, which is based in Somerset West in the Western Cape province, develops and manufactures optical payloads for space missions. It is a business unit within the... 

Anglo’s investment commitment to South Africa up R15bn  

By: Martin Creamer     18th November 2020 Anglo American is on track to exceed its original investment commitment to South Africa, despite Covid-19 impacts, Mining Weekly can report. At this year’s SA Investment Conference, the London- and Johannesburg-listed diamond, platinum group metals and iron-ore mining company increased its total... 

Kagiso Capital invests in local IoT commercial technology development company

By: Schalk Burger     13th November 2020 Transformative investment holding company Kagiso Capital has invested R100-million in Stellenbosch-based specialised technology investment group Alphawave Group, which is focused on the Internet of Things (IoT). The Alphawave Group’s 12 businesses traverse technologies from sensor technology,... 

UK industry/academia consortium to develop advanced and novel sensing technologies

By: Rebecca Campbell     6th November 2020 UK-based global major aerospace and defence group BAE Systems and the University of Birmingham in England have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create an Advanced Sensing Technologies Consortium (ASTC). This consortium is part of the UK’s State-funded National Quantum Technologies... 

New addition to vortex flowmeter family: OPTISWIRL 2100 for basic utility applications

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th October 2020 Economical solution for liquid, (wet) gases, saturated and superheated steam applications Advanced Vortex Frequency Detection (AVFD) technology for stable measurements with demanding process conditions from -40…+240°C / -40…+464°F Flange and sandwich versions with optional integrated nominal... 

Technology company launches tailored Industrial IoT solution for TSF insights

By: Simone Liedtke     28th August 2020 Global Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and cloud technology company sensemetrics Inc is transforming sensor data into real-time business intelligence by launching a tailored IIoT solution that gives mining companies and their insurers real-time, end-to-end tailings storage facilities (TSF)... 

Network slicing key to monetising 5G networks

By: Natasha Odendaal     26th August 2020 Fifth-generation (5G) networks 5G, with their built-in programmability and advanced capabilities, will drive new monetisation opportunities for service providers; however, network slicing will be key. “Moving from the traditional third- or fourth-generation one-size-fits-all approach to one based... 

Automated firefighting presents several benefits

21st August 2020 Demand for automated firefighting is continuously increasing owing to remote-controlled monitors – especially in combination with automated fire detection – that allow for a targeted but flexible firefighting operation in limited areas, says fire protection services company FireDos engineering... 

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