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EM launches hagercad software for low-voltage distribution planning

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new hagercad software from Hager for planning and configuration of low-voltage switchgear is now available locally from ElectroMechanica (EM), Hager’s official distributor in South Africa. The software package is aimed at the design and encryption of distribution boards up to 4000 A. “It... 

Johnson Crane Hire Rolls Out Its Own ‘Big Five’

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Customers of Africa’s lifting leader Johnson Crane Hire were recently treated to an impressive display of a selection of the company’s lifting equipment at an open day where its heavy lift fleet was likened to the ‘big five’ of the wild. “Johnson Crane Hire is a home grown South African business,... 

Johnson Crane Hire Rolls Out Its Own ‘Big Five’

10X-e partners with Alphacode to accelerate five top companies in South Africa

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South African Scale Up specialists, 10X-e, will partner with SA’s premier fintech incubator subsidiary of RMI, Alphacode to support SA’s top Fintech’s on their path to scale This collaboration will initially see five of SA’s highest-profile fintech companies investing two years scaling up using... 

Innovative lubrication system supplied by SKF and Lincoln Lubrication is eight times faster!

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A seamless bearing lubrication solution from SKF, in partnership with Lincoln Lubrication South Africa, has helped to significantly speed up the production line for a key OEM customer and leading local trailer manufacturer and supplier. The ability to lubricate only one bearing at a time on the... 

Engen Welgemoed continues to support Alta du Toit Aftercare Centre

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen Welgemoed handed over a cheque for R15 000 to the Alta du Toit Aftercare Centre at the recent “Big Charity Concert”. The Alta du Toit Aftercare Centre provides physical and nursing care to over 200 adults with intellectual disabilities, and ensures that they are developed to reach their... 

Engen Welgemoed continues to support Alta du Toit Aftercare Centre

Reduced future effort for maintenance and repair in tube production

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Železiarne Podbrezová places order with SMS group to modernize existing push bench Železiarne Podbrezová has placed an order with SMS group (www.sms-group.com) covering the upgrade of its existing pushbench plant in Podbrezová, Slovakia. 

High-performance production plant for stainless steel strip in Belgium

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Aperam orders annealing and pickling line for stainless steel cold strip from SMS group Aperam Stainless Belgium has contracted SMS group (www.sms-group.com) to supply an annealing and pickling line for stainless steel cold strip to its Genk plant in Belgium. Production start is scheduled for... 

New impulses for the aluminum industry

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SMS group presents digitalization-driven potentials at the leading trade fair for the aluminum industry held in Düsseldorf During the “ALUMINIUM 2018” trade fair, from 9 – 11 October 2018, Düsseldorf, will once again be in the limelight of the global aluminum industry. SMS group is going to... 

Yongfeng Group Ltd. invests in casting technology for the production of demanding SBQ steel grades

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Yongfeng orders two five-strand billet casters for direct rolling from SMS Concast Shandong Laigang Yongfeng Steel Corporation (YONGFENG), based in Dezhou, China, is a subsidiary of Yongfeng Group Ltd. In February 2018, Yongfeng ̶ as a private company ̶ placed an order for two continuous casting... 

350,000 tons per year of galvanized steel strip for the Chinese construction and home appliances industries

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ruifeng orders continuous hot-dip galvanizing line from SMS group Ruifeng (Shandong Ruifeng Stainless Steel Co.), China, has selected SMS group (www.sms-group.com) to supply a continuous hot-dip galvanizing line for steel strip, which is to be erected in Binzhou in the Chinese province of... 

Avic Guizhou Anda Aviation reaffirms confidence in ring rolling technology from SMS group

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Avic Guizhou Anda Aviation Forging Co. Ltd. has awarded SMS group (www.sms-group.com) the contract to supply an additional ring rolling machine. The new ring rolling machine, type RAW 400(500)/200(250)-2500/800 DM, is to be erected at the plant it operates in Anshun, China. Production is... 

Particularly good test results lead to early final acceptance

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / TMK-ARTROM starts production on new heat treatment line for pipes supplied by SMS group In February 2018, after a successful test phase, TMK-ARTROM based in Slatina, Romania, granted SMS group (www.sms-group.com) the final acceptance certificate (FAC) for the supplied tube and pipe heat treatment... 

VAST Networks engineers the smartest, wireless dumb pipe

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Technology aimed at pro-actively and cost-effectively addressing the lack of mobile spectrum Aimed at addressing South Africa’s spectrum shortage challenges and facilitating access to affordable connectivity, VAST Networks (VAST) - Africa’s largest public Wi-Fi provider - has developed the... 

LuckyMouse Group is back and using a legitimate certificate to sign Malware

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Kaspersky Lab Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT) has discovered several infections from a previously unknown Trojan, which is most likely related to the infamous Chinese-speaking threat actor – LuckyMouse. The most peculiar trait of this malware is its hand-picked driver, signed with a... 

Spate of high-profile building fires highlights role of rational design

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A recent spate of high-profile fires has highlighted the need for rational design of performance-based fire-safety systems, according to ASP Fire CEO Michael van Niekerk. On 4 September, a devastating fire ripped through the Hilton Court apartments in Eastleigh, while on the same day the... 

ROCOL lubricants allow for a smooth flow at Gauteng bottling plant

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A large Gauteng bottling plant is reducing downtime and improving operational efficiency thanks to a range of ROCOL lubricants from leading supplier BI. The ROCOL range of lubricants is certified for incidental contact situations at manufacturing plants, BI Product Manager Richard Lundgren... 

ROCOL lubricants allow for a smooth flow at Gauteng bottling plant

New remote monitor for automatic lubrication systems

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SKF announces the introduction of its LRM2 lubrication remote monitor. Compatible with oil or grease, the monitor is designed for use with lubrication systems that cannot be checked daily due to the nature or position of the application. The LRM2 can be used on single-line, dual-line and... 

Maxiflex delivers sweet door solutions to leading Eastern Cape citrus fruit company

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Maxiflex’s reputation as a purveyor of world-class quality door solutions and services was instrumental in securing an order for an overhead panel sectional door from a leading citrus fruit handling company situated in the Eastern Cape. The customer required a specialised door solution for their... 

Internships Can Make A Dent In South Africa’s Unemployment Rate, Says Otel

7th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Internships are effective public private sector partnerships that have the potential to make a huge dent in South Africa's youth unemployment which is currently at 38.2%, according to Stats SA. That's according to Independent telecoms firm Otel Communications which believes government can lead... 

Maxiflex delivers sweet door solutions to leading Eastern Cape citrus fruit company

7th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Maxiflex’s reputation as a purveyor of world-class quality door solutions and services was instrumental in securing an order for an overhead panel sectional door from a leading citrus fruit handling company situated in the Eastern Cape. The customer required a specialised door solution for their... 

Maxiflex delivers sweet door solutions to leading Eastern Cape citrus fruit company

Easy-to-read identification system keeps ‘tag’ of valuable assets

7th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / An easy-to-read and install identification system for everything from hoses to heavy equipment is available from Banding & Identification (ID) Solutions Africa. Easy Read means maximum tagging effectiveness for enhanced traceability. Such has been the success of the Easy Read system locally that... 

Easy-to-read identification system keeps ‘tag’ of valuable assets

New remote monitor for automatic lubrication systems

7th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SKF announces the introduction of its LRM2 lubrication remote monitor. Compatible with oil or grease, the monitor is designed for use with lubrication systems that cannot be checked daily due to the nature or position of the application. The LRM2 can be used on single-line, dual-line and... 

New remote monitor for automatic lubrication systems

Engen support advances rapid growth of David Swartz Engineering Services

7th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Petroleum giant’s Enterprise & Supplier Development fund provides an encouraging stimulus for a South Durban engineering firm. David Swartz grew up hard in the Durban township of Wentworth, where opportunities were scarce. His dreams of becoming an architect, thwarted by the modest financial... 

Engen support advances rapid growth of David Swartz Engineering Services

Beat “Blue Monday” and win a R10 000 fuel voucher

7th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Athol Cooper received a R10,000 Engen fuel voucher on Wednesday, September 05 at Hillside Convenience Centre in Durbanville, Cape Town. Engen knows that Monday’s can be a struggle, which is why they want to remind their customers that the only Blue in their Monday should be Engen.  

Beat “Blue Monday” and win a R10 000 fuel voucher

SAPICS Inspires Young Graduates And Students To Tackle Supply Chain Profession’s Skills Gap

7th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Reflecting its commitment to attracting and developing a pipeline of talent to address the critical skills gap in the supply chain profession, SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, recently hosted its 4th annual Young Professional and Student Conference in Johannesburg.... 

SAPICS Inspires Young Graduates And Students To Tackle Supply Chain Profession’s Skills Gap

Late payments, ‘tick box empowerment’ undermine SA small businesses

7th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Despite their stated commitment to B-BBEE and to supporting the growth of small business, SA state organisations and large enterprises can hamper small business growth through their procedures and procurement approaches. This is according to small business experts who were speaking at the opening... 

Late payments, ‘tick box empowerment’ undermine SA small businesses

Engen support advances rapid growth of David Swartz Engineering Services

7th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Petroleum giant’s Enterprise & Supplier Development fund provides an encouraging stimulus for a South Durban engineering firm. David Swartz grew up hard in the Durban township of Wentworth, where opportunities were scarce. His dreams of becoming an architect, thwarted by the modest financial... 

African Chemicals Imbizo: The Gateway to Africa

7th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / eThekwini Municipality and the Durban Chemicals Cluster will host the continent’s largest chemicals manufacturing event focussed on driving chemicals manufacturing growth and trade. The fourth African Chemicals Imbizo 2018 takes place on 24 October 2018 at the Durban ICC. It will strengthen ties... 

Fleetcool is an ideal coolant solution for light-to-medium duty diesel and gas engines

6th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Fleetcool antifreeze and coolant range of products from Cummins provides superior engine protection and simplified maintenance programmes. Fleetcool is a cost-effective, standard life coolant with a Borate buffer and low-silicate formulation. It is ideal for all light-to-medium duty diesel... 

Fleetcool is an ideal coolant solution for light-to-medium duty diesel and gas engines

Women of Steel: ‘tempered’ by empathy and experience and taking the industry forward

6th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Despite the many women making a sterling contribution to many facets of the local steel industry today – from management, finance and procurement, sales, marketing, production and on the shop floor itself - the pivotal role women play in this sector is not widely known and seldom acknowledged.... 

Women of Steel: ‘tempered’ by empathy and experience and taking the industry forward

Upat keeps Riggers Steeplejacks up high with total solution

6th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A specialist supplier of suspended access systems, Riggers Steeplejacks makes extensive use of fischer construction fasteners, Milwaukee power tools, and Stabila measuring tools, all distributed exclusively by leading local supplier Upat, to enable it to offer complete solutions to its clients.... 

Upat keeps Riggers Steeplejacks up high with total solution

Vision Automation 

6th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Vision Automation, specialists in automation control with over 50 years combined experience in programmable logic controller (PLC), instrumentation and control design projects, is the exclusive supplier of Unitronics’ all-in-one PLC+HMI equipment in Southern Africa. 

Vision Automation

Local training available for construction professionals at Cape Construction Expo

6th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Cape Construction Expo will be taking place at Sun Exhibits, GrandWest in Cape Town from 12 to 13 September 2018. With more than R5.2m allocated for local contractors’ to apply for subcontracting tenders in the Western Cape’s budget for 2018/2019, the Cape Construction Expo is the perfect... 

Local training available for construction professionals at Cape Construction Expo

AI in your car: ways in which driving will change forever

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Artificial Intelligence embedded throughout vehicles and roads infrastructure will be as revolutionary for transport as the internal combustion engine once was, says Payment24.   Autonomous or self-driving vehicles may appear to be a new phenomenon, but key transport manufacturers and... 

LTP-B Eco HVAC drive helps save energy and cut costs in a range of sectors

6th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With a large footprint and customer base in food-and-beverage, automotive, and mining, drive and automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa is now targeting niche sectors such as Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) in order to ensure sustained growth. In this regard, its LTP-B... 

Thingstream local partnerships fast-track SA IoT innovation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / From tracking vultures to monitoring trucks across the continent, IoT enablers Thingstream’s new partnerships in South Africa are driving the development of more cost-effective IoT innovations, faster. Thingstream, which earlier this year announced it was expanding into South Africa via a local... 

All-weather surge protection for PoE cameras and ethernet applications with DEHNpatch outdoor

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Experts in the fields of safety, monitoring and network communication are familiar with the problem of surge arresters often needing to be installed in extremely exposed locations. This generally meant that they had to be laboriously protected against weather-related influences, which cost time,... 

SKF extends maintenance intervals with its new cylindrical roller bearing unit

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SKF extends passenger train wheelset maintenance intervals with the launch of its new SKF Passenger bearing 1.7 Mkm Cylindrical Roller bearing Unit (CRU). Launched at this year's InnoTrans 2018 fair, the SKF Passenger bearing 1.7 Mkm CRU is a sealed and greased unit that has been developed to... 

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