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Fibre optic cables improve monitoring, safety
19th April 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Innovative applications of fibre optic cable technology can provide a proactive solution to detect potential tailings storage facility (TSF) risks and improve protection of the associated... 


Uber sub-Saharan Africa GM Kagiso Khaole
Uber launches service for 13- to 17-year-olds in South Africa
11th April 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Digital mobility services company Uber has launched Uber Teen accounts in South Africa, which will enable youths aged 13 to 17 to hail rides, while their trips can be monitored and tracked with a... 


Is your building intelligently supporting your well-being?
Is your building intelligently supporting your well-being?
9th April 2024

By Thabang Byl, Buildings Segment Lead at Schneider Electric Buildings are gathering places for humans, and for its inhabitants to prosper, it needs to be sustainable, resilient and people centric.... 


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Noise monitoring solutions make work environments safer
5th April 2024

Noise pollution is a significant hazard in mining and industrial sectors, posing a threat to worker health and safety. Exposure to excessive noise can lead to permanent hearing loss, stress, and... 


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Breaking ground: expanding our product range
5th April 2024 By: Yolande Botes

Leading stainless-steel supplier ENERGYMetals is expanding its product range to include instrumentation fittings and tubes. Renowned for its expertise in stainless steels, ENERGYMetals has... 


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Microwave consistency meters brought to greenfield pulp, paper mill
29th March 2024

Technology leader in electrification and automation ABB has completed the delivery of KPM KC7 microwave consistency sensors to a new paper mill in Pelasgia, Greece, owned by integrated paper and... 


Robert Theron
Drones: Taking engineering excellence to new heights with RPAS and digital scanning
29th March 2024

In the fast-paced world of engineering and technology, Proconics is leading the charge, embracing Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) and digital scanning to push the boundaries of what is... 


Image of a miner underground with the EL300R electric remote-controlled loader from Salzgitter Mzansi
Local loaders for deep-level mines
28th March 2024

South African supplier of rail-bound throw loaders for deep-level hard rock mines Salzgitter Mzansi has recently launched three new products – the Salzgitter EL300R electric rail bound... 


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Automated equipment monitoring simplified
28th March 2024

A new cloud-based end-to-end predictive maintenance solution for rotating equipment from SKF and Amazon Web Services (AWS) is said to be simple, scalable and cost-effective, SKF Connected... 


RS PRO launches Industrial Control and Communication range of 1 250 new products across more than 18 technologies
RS PRO launches Industrial Control and Communication range of 1 250 new products across more than 18 technologies
26th March 2024

A trading brand of RS Group plc (LSE: RS1), a global digitally-led provider of product and service solutions for industrial customers, has announced RS PRO’s new Industrial Control and... 


Taking the Pressure out of Water Pressure Measurement
Taking the Pressure out of Water Pressure Measurement
25th March 2024

Water treatment systems in metropolitan areas demand careful monitoring and management processes across sprawling networks. Process automation through the use of pressure transmitters can be a... 


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Surface drills with automation functionality
20th March 2024

Mine automation is being extended for use on surface drill rigs, helping to improve safety and productivity.    Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions’ AutoMine functionality is available for its... 


SA young scientists to showcase innovative research at Tunisia science festival
SA young scientists to showcase innovative research at Tunisia science festival
18th March 2024

Innovative South African research which includes a cost-effective triage test for real-time detection of Tuberculosis (TB) and a nature-based technology that brings about environmental remediation,... 


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Affordable building management system available
16th March 2024

A building management system (BMS) range designed for basic building architectures has recently been launched to the local marketplace.  Digital automation and energy management company Schneider... 


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Simplifying friction clutch testing on chain hoists
16th March 2024

WIKA’s FRKPS chain hoist test set is designed to enable the reliable and efficient testing of the friction clutch on a chain hoist. The solution consists of a force transducer with chain adapters... 


AMRITESH ANAND
A digital twin model integrates real-time data from various sources to simulate, monitor and enhance the mining environment, operations and equipment for enhanced safety, efficiency and sustainability
Digital twins paving way to safer underground mining
15th March 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

Digital twins represent a “pivotal technological advancement” in underground mining, offering innovative solutions for safety, operational efficiency and environmental sustainability, says business... 


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Company aims to accelerate provision of basic human right
15th March 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Amid South Africa’s water infrastructure crisis, global water solutions company Xylem says improving public awareness on water scarcity, quality and sustainability remain crucial in fast-tracking... 


Chain hoist friction clutch test
Chain hoist friction clutch test
12th March 2024

WIKA’s FRKPS Chain Hoist test set is a reliable and efficient way to test the friction clutch on your chain hoist.  The FRKPS consists of a force transducer with chain adapters and a display unit.... 


A simple framework to measure the impact and success of infrastructure projects
A simple framework to measure the impact and success of infrastructure projects
12th March 2024

By Mr. Olebogeng Manhe, Chairman of Gap Infrastructure Corporation   Infrastructure projects provide essential services and other benefits to people from all walks of life, and play an integral... 


A burner at the Birn Foundry in Denmark pouring molten metal
AI tech reduces foundry’s energy consumption
8th March 2024

Danish iron foundry Birn announced in December it had completed an artificial intelligence (AI) project in cooperation with automatic pouring technology developer and manufacturer Pour-tech AB to... 


Schneider Electric unveils affordable EasyLogic building management system product range
Schneider Electric unveils affordable EasyLogic building management system product range
7th March 2024

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has unveiled its EasyLogic Building Management System (BMS) range, designed for basic building... 


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Booyco
23rd February 2024

South African pioneer of proximity detection systems Booyco Electronics continues to play a pivotal role in the quest for zero harm in the mining sector. Acknowledged as a leader in the field, the... 


Funding agreement confirmed for technology roll-out
23rd February 2024

Technology developer, licensed technologies supplier and joint venture project developer Conflow Power Group (CPG) confirms the final agreement of $250-million funding from Cede Bank. The... 


A new Internet of things enabled camera supplied by Axis Communications
Upward trend in generative AI adoption
23rd February 2024 By: Halima Frost

Security system provider Axis Communications has noted a marked increase in the uptake of new security-focused applications based on the use of generative artificial intelligence (AI), especially... 


The above image depicts a facility, which comprises a lighting solution that enables managers to dim the luminaires as needed
Lighting system advances energy efficiency
23rd February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Luminaire manufacturer BEKA Schréder’s wireless control system Schréder ITERRA offers a wireless control solution for lighting applications, providing a “robust, cost-effective and futureproof... 


Plentify HotBot geyser management device
HotBot geyser devices deliver energy savings, lower power surges to grid
20th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Since launching its HotBot devices for smart geyser management in 2020, energy solutions developer Plentify has recorded considerable energy savings across its user base, as well as lower demand... 


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Deep learning solution to transform ore sorting technology
15th February 2024

Sensor-based ore sorting technology provider TOMRA has unveiled its latest innovation for high-capacity ore sorting at the Investing in African Mining Indaba exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa.... 


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Precise detection with photoelectric sensors
15th February 2024

The OMH sensor from ifm detects tiny objects in standard mode with an accuracy in the micrometre range. Its high resolution and high-precision allows for precise arrangements and positioning of... 


TOMRA's ground-breaking software, known as OBTAIN, is a cutting-edge solution that leverages deep learning
TOMRA unveils revolutionary deep learning solution, aims to transform ore sorting technology
12th February 2024 By: Shannon de Ryhove

Sensor-based ore sorting technology provider TOMRA has unveiled its latest innovation for high-capacity ore sorting at the Investing in African Mining Indaba exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa.... 


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Position detection cylinder sensors
29th January 2024

T-slot cylinder sensors with IO-Link and two configurable hardware outputs is designed to keep both end positions in view. The outputs can be configured to specific application requirements. A... 


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Mineralisation-defining products on show
26th January 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

International elemental analysis company Innov-X-Africa will exhibit products from its partners – technology solutions provider Evident, UK-based core analysis service provider Geotek and... 


a re-manufactured bearing which was made by SKF
Circularity promoted
26th January 2024 By: Halima Frost

Bearings manufacturer and distributor SKF South Africa intends to promote its continuous drive towards reliability improvements and a circular economy to attendees of this year’s Investing in... 


Takealot rolls out ten JAC battery-powered delivery trucks
26th January 2024 By: Irma Venter

Online retailer Takealot has deployed ten JAC N75 EV battery electric trucks to make deliveries in Gauteng and the Western Cape. The company in November welcomed four N75 four-ton electric trucks... 


Image of teh LI level sensor from ifm
Sensor for point level and leakage monitoring
24th January 2024

Described as an alternative to float switches, LI level sensors are designed to reliably detect leakages and point levels on a permanent basis. The capacitive measuring system has no moving parts,... 


Area: Level monitoring
Area: Level monitoring
23rd January 2024

Safe without a float LI level sensor for point level and leakage monitoring Approved as overflow prevention and leakage. sensor to the German Federal Water Act (WHG) Maintenance-free as there are... 


Area: Position detection – cylinder sensors
Area: Position detection – cylinder sensors
23rd January 2024

Keeps both end positions in view - T-slot cylinder sensors with IO-Link Only 1 sensor for 2 end positions for short-stroke cylinders End position setting aid with second LED Inline quality... 


Artemis I’s Orion spacecraft, photographed (by itself) in space, beyond the Moon (visible, top right)
Nasa delays first two crewed Artemis Moon missions
11th January 2024 By: Rebecca Campbell

The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has announced that it is delaying the launch of its Artemis II and Artemis III crewed lunar missions by about a year, in each case.... 


Technology-based solutions, refuse compactors and recycling programmes key to driving efficiency in the highly specialised world of waste management
Technology-based solutions, refuse compactors and recycling programmes key to driving efficiency in the highly specialised world of waste management
11th January 2024

According to the latest available statistics, South Africans generate about 122 million tonnes of waste per year, of which only 10% is recycled or recovered for other uses. At least 90% is... 


SKF Maxilube lubrication system optimises bearing and machine operation for Moroccan paper mill
SKF Maxilube lubrication system optimises bearing and machine operation for Moroccan paper mill
10th January 2024

SKF enhanced personnel safety, increased machine reliability, boosted uptime and delivered substantial time and cost savings for a leading paper mill in Morocco with the installation of a complete... 


Image of the JAC N75 EV battery electric truck
Takealot rolls out ten JAC battery-electric delivery trucks
11th December 2023 By: Irma Venter

Online retailer Takealot has deployed ten JAC N75 EV battery electric trucks to make deliveries in Gauteng and the Western Cape. The company in November welcomed four N75 four-ton electric trucks... 


Artist’s impression of the Truths satellite
Airbus awarded contract for next phase of 'standards laboratory in space' project
5th December 2023 By: Rebecca Campbell

Airbus Space has been awarded a €109.3-million (including options) contract by the European Space Agency (ESA) for the latest phase of its Traceable Radiometry Underpinning Terrestrial and Helio... 


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TotalEnergies takes steps to broaden methane emission reductions in the oil, gas sector
5th December 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

TotalEnergies has announced the signing of three cooperation agreements with national oil and gas companies – Petrobras in Brazil, SOCAR in Azerbaijan and Sonangol in Angola – to carry out methane... 


SA innovation offers high-tech solution to energy crisis: smart geyser devices integrated into household solar systems could significantly decrease residential load on Eskom, with potential to reduce household electricity bills by 80%
4th December 2023

By Mark Allewell, Founder & CEO of Sensor Networks Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa recently revealed that South Africa is haemorrhaging close to R1 billion daily due to load shedding,... 


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