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Hyundai South Africa gets new flagship as it launches Palisade

By: Irma Venter     17th September 2021 Hyundai has a new flagship model in its range – the million-rand Palisade luxury large sports-utility vehicle (SUV). The Palisade, which is just short of five meters, takes its place in the local Hyundai SUV line-up next to its slightly smaller sibling, the Santa Fe, as well as the Tucson, Creta,... 

Asset Health Monitoring

14th September 2021 Back in 2019, researchers from Verdantix identified the trends in technology roadmaps for asset management technologies and compiled a helpful graphic to illustrate the value and associated growth of these technologies. Of interest to us at the time was the rapid growth and high value associated... 

The role and importance of Reliability Engineering

14th September 2021 The question often arises on the actual role and responsibility of a Reliability Engineer. This article considers where Reliability Engineers fit into an organisation, what kind of data they require, and when and how it should be provided. We also look at their key challenges and possible... 

Realising the benefits of industrial AI

10th September 2021 By Wilhelm Swart, MD: 4 Sight Operational Technologies There’s a buyer’s market in AI and machine learning (ML) at present, with every indication that more spend is being focused in that direction. Nevertheless, around 28% percent of AI projects have failed,[1] and many others fail to make a... 

Production at BMW Rosslyn plant prioritised amid semi-conductor shortage  

By: Irma Venter     9th September 2021 The current global semi-conductor (computer chip) shortage has not significantly impacted operations at the BMW plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria, as production at the facility is being prioritised within the German car maker’s larger manufacturing network. “At BMW we are managing quite well [with the... 

Opinion Piece: Three critical steps to gain control of your data

7th September 2021 By Kate Mollett, Regional Director at Commvault Africa Data has never been more important, and as digitalisation has accelerated, businesses are generating more of it than ever before. In an increasingly digital world, where remote working has become a permanent fixture for many organisations,... 

Pepperl+Fuchs gives more options and efficiency – at the touch of a button

6th September 2021 New customisable pushbuttons with ASi interface A clever housing concept permits installation without having to open the box. Designed to customers specifications, the box can be equipped with pushbuttons, key switches, multi-pushbuttons as well as safety components such as an emergency stop.... 

Safety for people and machines from Pepperl+Fuchs

6th September 2021 Compact Ultrasonic Sensors for Safety Applications The USi-safety ultrasonic sensor system from Pepperl+Fuchs combines the robustness of ultrasonic sensors with intrinsically safe electronics. The device is therefore suitable for the safe control of machines and automated guided vehicles (AGV),... 

Pepperl+Fuchs high-tech sensor technology for explosion-protected areas

6th September 2021 Technology Migration from Factory Automation to Process Engineering The highly dynamic world of factory automation relies on sensors with a large variety of technologies. And if these sensors can meet the requirements for hazardous areas, a number of them could also prove to be valuable players... 

Vale starts operating driverless trucks at Carajás

By: Mariaan Webb     3rd September 2021 Iron-ore major Vale is expanding driverless technology at its operations in Brazil, launching six self-driving trucks at its Carajás complex, in Para, with another four to be introduced before the end of the year. Capable of moving 320 metric tons at a time, the autonomous trucks were being... 

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