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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,... 

Pragma | 30 Years in the making

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th October 2020 2020 might forever be known as the year in which Covid 19 struck, but life goes on despite this and many other challenges that businesses face. It is with this mindset, that we take a look back at an engineering firm that was born on the first of June 1990. “Politically South Africa was in chaos... 

Flotation cell level control

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th October 2020 The mining industry plays a vital role in stimulating the South African economic growth by providing essential raw material in various sectors. It is crucial for this industry to constantly improve systems for extracting and refining minerals to the market situation with reliable products to... 

Armscor – Providing Cost Effective And Efficient Defence Solutions

24th September 2020 The Armaments Corporation of South Africa SOC Limited (Armscor) is an acquisition agency for the South African Department of Defence. Its mandate is to provide armed forces with the state-of-the-art defence materiél required to provide safety and security for South Africa, its citizens and the... 

Ford and partners roll out self-parking project

By: Irma Venter     7th September 2020 Autonomous driving may not sound like a lot of fun, but autonomous parking may just be a different kettle of fish. Ford Motor Company, real estate developer Bedrock and Bosch are launching a demonstration project with connected Ford test vehicles that can drive and park themselves inside... 

Orange, De Beers Marine South Africa develop IoT geofence for offshore mining crew safety

By: Schalk Burger     4th September 2020 Digital services multinational Orange Business Services and diamond miner De Beers' subsidiary De Beers Marine South Africa have jointly installed and tested a customised Internet of Things (IoT) solution to provide geofencing to maintain safe working distances for crew around the heavy machinery... 

Opinion: The eight commandments to digitising your shop floor workforce

28th August 2020 In this opinion piece, PwC South Africa smart manufacturing lead Vinesh Maharaj writes about digitising the shop floor. The eight commandments to digitising your shop floor workforce bundles insights, examples and lessons learned from PwC’s experience in digital transformation in an operations... 

South African businesses need to narrow innovation gap 

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th August 2020 The South African business ecosystem faces an inescapable and growing threat: a technological disruption that has left the majority of local companies vulnerable and has furthered widened the gap between companies thriving on innovation and those being disrupted by it.  

New EPDM seal material from Parker Prädifa with global approvals for drinking water applications

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th August 2020 The Engineered Materials Group of Parker Hannifin, the worldwide leader in motion and control technologies, has developed a new, robust EPDM sealing material named EJ820, specifically designed for drinking water applications. Thanks to gaining all relevant national and international drinking... 

Full 5G adoption in mining still years away

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th August 2020 While the mining sector is showing interest and starting to test the value-add of fifth-generation (5G) technologies, mass adoption of the technology is still years away. A new Fitch Solutions Country Risk & Industry Research report noted that efforts to improve operational efficiency will lead... 

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