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Defining the heavy-haul railway of the future

14th June 2019 Heavy-haul railways are under constant pressure to optimise operational efficiency, a factor that has led the sector to spearhead many new technologies. Michael Roney, special advisor to the International Heavy Haul Association (IHHA), explains in this article, originally published in the... 

Koketso Seripe

14th June 2019 This week we profile Koketso Seripe, CE of Etion Digitise, previously Ansys Rail, which provides digital safety and environmental management systems ranging from sensors to asset management, telematics and the Internet of Things  

Volvo Cars and Uber unveil production vehicle ready for self-driving

By: Irma Venter     12th June 2019 Volvo Cars and ride-hailing firm Uber have presented a jointly developed production car capable of driving by itself. Uber and Volvo Cars entered a joint engineering agreement in 2016 and have since developed several prototypes aimed at accelerating both companies’ self-driving ambitions. 

Global miners respond to call to publish tailings dam details

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th June 2019 Global mining companies have responded to a call by ethical investors working on a global standard for tailings dams to provide information about the facilities that they control, with several companies having published information about their tailings storage facilities (TSFs). These include... 

Anglo’s South African units confirm integrity of tailings dams 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     7th June 2019 The JSE-listed subsidiaries of global miner Anglo American have confirmed the structural integrity of their tailings dams, in line with a global call for better disclosure about tailings storage facilities (TSFs). Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) operates nine mineral residue facilities, of... 

Full range of industrial automation solutions from EM on show at Africa Automation Fair 2019

6th June 2019 The full suite of industrial automation solutions available from ElectroMechanica (EM) will be on display at African Automation Fair 2019. Billed as Africa’s largest showcase of industrial automation and smart control technologies, it focuses on the latest innovations aimed at facilitating... 

TE Connectivity completes acquisition of Kissling Group

5th June 2019 TE Connectivity, a world leader in connectivity and sensors, completed the previously announced acquisition of the Kissling group of companies (Kissling or Kissling Group) on May 24. Headquartered in Wildberg, Germany, Kissling is an industry leading provider of high-power and high-voltage relays... 

‘Fire In The Hold’ A Relic Of The Past With Maritime Thermal Event Monitoring

4th June 2019 The phrase ‘fire in the hold’ could be consigned to the dustbin of maritime history if the shipping industry was obliged to install thermal imaging systems on all new cargo vessels. Critical thermal event alarm notification and monitoring solutions have received renewed attention from the global... 

Implementing artificial intelligence in industrial manufacturing

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th June 2019 Which questions should you ask when deciding the best way forward? In the manufacturing arena, people and machines tend to have a symbiotic relationship – they depend upon each other for their performance and for future improvements. People are increasingly making better machines – most recently... 

Companies collaborate for maintenance work at petrochem provider

By: Mamaili Mamaila     31st May 2019 Industrial rope-access company Skyriders Access Specialists collaborated with engineering consultants SSA Acoustic and Specialised Inspections to conduct maintenance work at one of South Africa’s leading petrochemical manufacturers.  

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