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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... 

Tirupati's shares start trading on the LSE; company obtains LSE Green Economy Mark

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th December 2020 The ordinary shares of integrated graphite and graphene producer Tirupati Graphite started trading on the LSE on December 14. “With this milestone reached, we have a very exciting opportunity to continue to expand our primary mining and processing operations in Madagascar and downstream value-add... 

UN leveraging new technology for peacekeeping missions

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     23rd November 2020 The UN is introducing new technologies to assist in its peacekeeping operations, says UN Support Office in Somalia supply chain management service chief Herbert Pechek. Some of the elements of the UN’s programme are arms control, cease fire monitoring, elections, enforcement and combat, public... 

Automatic lubrication system boosts productivity and lowers costs for SANY equipment owners

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd November 2020 SANY’s state-of-the-art automatic lubrication system is playing an integral part in increasing production and reducing costs on high-performance sites by ensuring that all the points of the boom and bucket are frequently and correctly lubricated. Brendon Pretorius, Bobcat Earthmoving Equipment’s... 

New car tech could be just what cyclists want – a warning that helps stop drivers ‘dooring’ them

20th November 2020 Every year thousands of accidents are caused by drivers or passengers opening a door into the path of a cyclist. “Car dooring” results in 60 cyclists being seriously injured or killed each year in the U.K. alone, while in Germany it was the cause of around 3,500 accidents during 2018. Now Ford... 

Strong but agile: What to consider when selecting a mobile robot for heavy loads

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th November 2020 Mobile robots are becoming an integral part of future-oriented factories. Autonomous mobile robots, also known as AMRs, have become progressively more versatile and can support various material handling tasks. Mobile robots in the production environment help to reduce the workload of employees,... 

South African-made MellowVan ready for global rollout in 2021 

By: Irma Venter     16th November 2020 The South African conceived and developed MellowVan will enter commercial production next year, says MellowCabs founder Neil du Preez. The electric three-wheeler, aimed at the last-mile delivery market, is currently the subject of a number of advanced large-scale proof-of-concept projects with... 

Iridium breakthrough a boost for green hydrogen economy, PGMs mining  

By: Martin Creamer     16th November 2020 The amount of iridium required to electrolyse green hydrogen has been drastically reduced, a breakthrough that is a significant boost for the upcoming green hydrogen economy as well as South African platinum group metals (PGMs) mining. Heraeus Precious Metals has achieved a material thrifting... 

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... 

Pandemic delivers mixed fortunes for laboratory, analytics industry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th October 2020 The pandemic has resulted in an overall drop in revenues for global laboratory and analytics businesses, although some segments in the sector reported a spike in demand. This is according to Mathis Kuchejda, Chairman of the German Industry Association for Analysis and Laboratory Technology,... 

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