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South African company building new smelter in Zimbabwe

By: Creamer Media Reporter      Updated 20 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is working in the Great Dyke of Zimbabwe, close to the town of Shurungwi, where it is helping to construct the Unki platinum smelter, adjacent to a mining operation owned by platinum mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats). Thos Begbie was... 

First digital float switch with PNP/NPN signal and high accuracy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      Updated 4 hours ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Transistor instead of reed: As the first instrument of its kind, WIKA has launched a float switch with a PNP/NPN output signal. The model GLS-1000 detects the level of liquids with an accuracy of ≤ 1 mm. The digitised float measuring principle of the new WIKA level switch is implemented using... 

Planning and the impact of clauses on price escalations

15th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SEIFSA’s mission is clear: the organisation intends to help companies, especially in the metals and engineering industries, to strive effectively to attain sustainability for their businesses. This goal extends to giving Managers the specific tools and skills to deal with uncertainty and change.... 

Planning and the impact of clauses on price escalations

BI, Jonnesway collaborate on toolbox ‘by farmers, for farmers’

15th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Such is the relationship between leading distributor Bearings International (BI) and Jonnesway that the two companies have collaborated on a toolbox aimed at the specific requirements of the agricultural industry. This ‘must have’ toolbox, containing tools selected by farmers for farmers, was... 

BI, Jonnesway collaborate on toolbox ‘by farmers, for farmers’

Skills, experience and passion: a perfect fit for 10X

15th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mokgadi Skwambane, who joined 10X Investments as Institutional Business Development Manager on 1 January 2019, brings a powerful combination of financial services expertise and a passion to educate and empower South Africans.  The University of KwaZulu Natal Bachelor of Commerce graduate joins... 

Skills, experience and passion: a perfect fit for 10X

Understanding damage tolerance in hybrid bearings

15th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / New research by SKF could make hybrid bearings more cost-effective and reliable, paving the way for their use in a wider range of applications. Gothenburg, Sweden, 19 December 2018: Hybrid bearings, which combine hardened steel rings with rolling elements made of high-performance ceramic... 

KZN scores a hat-trick with top three EMSS School performers

15th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen have announced the top learners for 2018 who attended the Engen Maths & Science School (EMSS) programme, and revealed that the matric EMSS class of 2018 attained an impressive 93% pass rate against the national pass rate of 78.2%. The EMSS programme offers additional Maths, Science and... 

KZN scores a hat-trick with top three EMSS School performers

Weir Mineral’s Cavex® Hyrdocyclone Shines In Diamonds

15th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The successful performance of Weir Minerals’ Cavex® hydrocyclones at a diamond mine in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province has proved the technology’s applicability in dense medium separation (DMS) plants treating diamondiferous material. In her presentation to the Southern African Institute of... 

Weir Mineral’s Cavex® Hyrdocyclone Shines In Diamonds

Safety First With Durable Mentis Floor Grating

15th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Liability claims from slips, trips and falls in the workplace can be financially debilitating and have an extremely negative impact on the reputation of a business. Considered the most frequent cause of injuries in the workplace, these incidents can result in serious downtime and even closure of... 

Safety First With Durable Mentis Floor Grating

Growing readymix markets with Chryso technology

15th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leveraging its admixture technologies and its growing range of value-added products, CHRYSO Southern Africa is helping its readymix customers expand their markets despite the flat conditions in the construction sector. According to Deon Klopper, sales manager readymix segment at CHRYSO Southern... 

Growing readymix markets with Chryso technology

Leuze 10 Series Offers High Tolerance To Different Materials

15th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engineered with a high tolerance to different materials, the Leuze 10 Series optical sensors detects objects and measures distances with an incredible accuracy of +/-30 mm. Available from Countapulse Controls, these high performance sensors have an operating range of up to eight metres. The high... 

Leuze 10 Series Offers High Tolerance To Different Materials

Commodity-Wide Success For Kwatani Screens

15th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The recent orders won by vibrating screen and feeder specialist Kwatani have cemented its reputation as the leading South African original equipment supplier (OEM) with a truly cross-commodity footprint. Kwatani’s custom engineered products are now in some of the world’s largest mines, and many... 

Commodity-Wide Success For Kwatani Screens

Debtech X-Ray Diamond Recovery Technology To Sierra Leone

15th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Working in collaboration with project house Paradigm Project Management, diamond processing technology specialists DebTech is supplying its well-proven X-ray diamond recovery technology to the Tongo diamond mining project in Sierra Leone, currently being developed by Newfield Resources Ltd.... 

Debtech X-Ray Diamond Recovery Technology To Sierra Leone

How The Reflux™ Classifier Increases Mining Productivity

15th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Delivering high levels of recovery, while managing large throughput efficiently is no easy job. So how exactly does FLSmidth’s REFLUX™ Classifier (RC™) achieve this? And, importantly, can it benefit your mining operations? Concisely, the RC is the slurry based gravity separator designed... 

How The Reflux™ Classifier Increases Mining Productivity

Multotec Brings Value Of Spirals To More Minerals

15th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Experience in the field and in its test laboratory has allowed Multotec Process Equipment to prove the economic impact of applying spiral concentration technology to high value minerals used in cellular phones and electric cars. “A number of customers mining minerals such as copper, lithium, tin... 

Multotec Brings Value Of Spirals To More Minerals

Weba Chute Systems Signs Up Distributor In Canada

15th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Weba Chute Systems has announced the appointment of FWS Bulk Material Handling as the official distributor of Weba Chute Systems and Solution in Canada. The signing of this latest licence agreement underpins the South African OEM’s strategy of extending its global reach. Mark Baller, managing... 

Weba Chute Systems Signs Up Distributor In Canada

Electric forklifts for fast-growing drinks producer

15th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Multi-national beverage manufacturer, Kingsley Beverages, has become the first largescale company in South Africa to make the switch from internal combustion-engine forklifts to more productive and efficient electric machines from Linde. With a fleet of more than 80 forklifts the company has... 

Electric forklifts for fast-growing drinks producer

Voip King Of The Cost Savers

15th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / For small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) wanting to keep overheads in check during another challenging fiscal year for SA, VoIP is king of the cost savers. VoIP, or Voice over Internet Protocol, is unique amongst cost-cutting measures in that it delivers business efficiencies on top of... 

Mining needs to embrace Industry 4.0

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Challenges faced by the mining industry today like increasing production costs, depressed commodity prices and the high cost of electricity, are forcing the mining sector to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution as it brings industrial transformation. Such developments will bring the training... 

SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd is preferred supplier to chrome mines in Steelpoort area

14th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Nelspruit branch of SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd is not only the industrial gear hub for Southern Africa, it supplies drive solutions for the rest of the continent. It also supplies electric motors, geared motors, planetary, and industrial gear units for the chrome-mining industry in the region,... 

SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd is preferred supplier to chrome mines in Steelpoort area

Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Tongaat Hulett is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr John Gavin Hudson as the Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) and an Executive Director of the Company with effect from 1 February 2019. Mr Hudson (49 years old) is an accomplished business executive with considerable experience in diverse... 

Region’s biggest small business market access event coming to Bloemfontein

14th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Free State Department of Economic Small Business, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA) is partnering with Smart Procurement World to host the region’s first Smart Procurement World and Enterprise & Supplier Development (ESD) Expo. The event, which will be held on 20 March at PACOF’s... 

AECOM maintains Level 1 B-BBEE status as transformation accelerates

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Level 1 status is affirmation of AECOM’s ongoing commitment to transformation, focusing on equity ownership and employment equity, skills development, supplier development, procurement, and socio-economic development. Ndala explains that, on a national level, a Level 1 B-BBEE accreditation... 

RTS Africa fills a gap in the local hydrogen generation market with Nel Hydrogen Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysers

11th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With its wide range of industrial uses and applications, hydrogen is a very important molecule. This gas is essential in many sectors such as chemicals, refining, metallurgical applications; as well as glass and electronics manufacturing to name a few. When it comes to the bulk manufacturing of... 

RTS Africa fills a gap in the local hydrogen generation market with Nel Hydrogen Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolysers

Pragma’s student training programme offers professional, personal development

11th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Our Chief People Officer, Stéphan Pieterse, and the top three students from the 2018 Student Training Programme talk about the highlights of the programme. More about the STP: 

Adrian Buddingh Joins Rittal South Africa as Managing Director

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Rittal South Africa is pleased to welcome Mr Adrian Buddingh as the subsidiary’s new Managing Director. Buddingh’s engineering expertise, knowledge of the industry and passion for people looks to elevate the brand to new levels and will once again highlight Rittal’s commitment to the local... 

Engineering News iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers an Engineering News Online app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps... 

Engineering News iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

What would you do if you didn’t need the money? (and why it matters NOW)

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / What would you do if you didn’t need the money? It’s not a question we often give much serious thought to, but it may very well be one that we need to answer in the next few decades. The advent of the internet was expected to result in widespread economic democratisation; instead, it has resulted... 

Air-purifying concrete can reduce atmospheric pollution

10th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The use of air-purifying concrete in both pavements and surrounding structures can play a major role in the reduction of atmospheric pollution in urban areas, says Bryan Perrie, MD of The Concrete Institute. Perrie says air pollution is a steadily increasing problem in densely populated area and... 

Air-purifying concrete can reduce atmospheric pollution

Training Course To Lift Professionals Above The Pack

10th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Construction industry professionals need only devote five days of their time for intensive training in concrete technology to boost their own career opportunities and ensure that the structures they design have the sustainability the South African economy vitally requires. This is the view of... 

Training Course To Lift Professionals Above The Pack

Siemens launches the Digital Mining Incubator at Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa faces a shortage in mining engineering skills, as well as new digital technology that could help transform mining processes. The Digital Mining Incubator (DMI) is aimed at developing the next generation of digital mining experts. Siemens will collaborate with graduates to co-create... 

Siemens launches a one of a kind Distributed Energy System for Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Siemens launches end – to end Distributed Energy System (DES) 40% reduction in energy usage Pilot platform at corporate headquarters park showcases Siemens products and solutions portfolio for Microgrids, energy storage and energy distribution Siemens launched a one of a kind, end-to-end... 

Digitalization inspires a sustainable business opportunity in Alexandra Township

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT /  The Digital Transformation of enterprise and society is changing the way people work and how we function.  Siemens is leading the charge in embracing digitalization to make a positive impact in society.  Partnership with Legae Larona, 100% Black owned Women Enterprise, to create proudly South... 

Africa’s busiest railway stations have been commissioned with a new signalling system

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Siemens commissions two of the busiest railway stations in Africa This new signalling system help will increase operational capacity, provide a higher level of flexibility and reduce train delays As part of the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA’s) drive to deliver a world class... 

Developing Future African Innovators at Eskom Expo for Young Scientists

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Grand prize winner receives three and a half year Mechatronics/Electronics apprenticeship in Berlin worth over R1million Three further local bursaries in Mechatronics/Electronics, tablets and science kits to learners and schools Siemens is committed to supporting and developing African innovators 

Local Kwagga small plant from Hire It a big hit in construction industry

9th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The increasing demand for fibreoptic cable infrastructure has seen a Durban installer acquire eight Kwagga rammers from Hire It (Natal) (Pty) Ltd. This is testament to the success of the rugged and cost-effective range of small plant for the construction industry. The customer is very happy with... 

Local Kwagga small plant from Hire It a big hit in construction industry

Rittal’s industry-first enclosure making waves

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / How can the best be made even better? This is the question that Rittal asked itself as we began developing a new enclosure system. This ground-breaking system sees the rise of the enclosure evolution with more than 25 registered patent and trademark applications. Following the official launch of... 

Africa’s Increasing Demand for Energy

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th January 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Africa’s demand for energy is steadily increasing and solutions to meet this growth have become a major concern amongst the energy sector leaders within the continent. Key factors contributing to this soaring energy demand are both Africa’s ever-growing population and the continent’s accelerating... 

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