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RS Components introduces industry’s first IP54 plug-and-play IIoT development kit from HARTING

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), a global multi-channel distributor, has launched an IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) development kit for the HARTING MICA (Modular Industry Computing Architecture) edge computer. The HARTING MICA CISS (Connected... 

RS Components introduces new motor circuit protection range from Schneider Electric

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), a global multi-channel distributor, has announced the TeSys GV4 range of motor circuit breakers from Schneider Electric, a global leader in delivering advanced solutions for energy management and automation applications.... 

Starrett band saws from First Cut – new levels of portable cutting convenience for both professional and DIY users

23rd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / For more than 125 years, manufacturers worldwide have depended on Starrett for quality tools and equipment, which have always been at the forefront of innovation. Traditionally, steel-cutting band saws tended to be larger equipment items that were not particularly portable. However, in... 

Starrett band saws from First Cut – new levels of portable cutting convenience for both professional and DIY users

Place your bid on cranes and more from MHPS Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / It’s not every day that one of Africa’s largest players in the construction of fossil fuel-fired power plants goes to auction with one of its biggest crawler cranes. Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa (MHPS Africa) have mandated GoIndustry DoveBid S.A to dispose of their surplus assets,... 

Place your bid on cranes and more from MHPS Africa

Awards Will Recognise Excellence In Supply Chain Management Education

23rd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As part of its ongoing drive to promote excellence in supply chain management, SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management, is once again hosting the annual Supply Chain Management Education Excellence Awards, and is looking for nominations of individuals, organisations and... 

Awards Will Recognise Excellence In Supply Chain Management Education

Place your bid on cranes and more from MHPS Africa

By: Maxine Arries     23rd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / It’s not every day that one of Africa’s largest players in the construction of fossil fuel-fired power plants goes to auction with one of its biggest crawler cranes. Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Africa (MHPS Africa) have mandated GoIndustry DoveBid S.A to dispose of their surplus assets,... 

Mounting resistance of germs to antibiotics is a growing global concern

23rd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Germ-zapping robots will feature prominently in the future of hospital hygiene “The mounting resistance of germs to antibiotics is a growing global concern that requires much greater attention and vigilance, not only within healthcare but from every level of society, if we are to successfully... 

Mounting resistance of germs to antibiotics is a growing global concern

Mr Wise launches Engen KlevaKidz in Free State

23rd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The annual Engen KlevaKidz launched in Free State this month with super hero safety educator, Mr Wise in the starring role.  KlevaKidz is an educational campaign that uses industrial theatre to engage and educate learners across South Africa about the importance of paraffin safety. Engen... 

Mr Wise launches Engen KlevaKidz in Free State

Major engineering milestone as Lesotho dam achieves full capacity

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new $100-million Metolong Dam in Lesotho has achieved a significant project success this year, with the dam spilling for the first time since its completion in 2016. Spilling occurs when the dam is at full capacity, and the dam’s spillway – meant to direct excess water downstream during... 

Quality and affordable grouts help specialist contractor cement its standing in tailings management

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Epoxerite continues to build on its solid track record as a leading supplier of tailor-made chemical solutions for an array of applications in the mining industry and, among these, are the large volumes of high-quality grouts that it supplies for the decommissioning of tailings dams. These... 

SA HIPPO warns about the hidden cost of submersible pumping

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When a Submersible pump is installed and in operation, in most cases the pump is completely submerged and out of sight while very little attention is paid to the actual operating costs involved. Before purchasing a submersible pump, the main consideration should be the total cost of ownership,... 

Michelin X® Multitm Hd D In Southern Africa

22nd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Michelin, the world’s leading tyre technology leader, today announced the availability of the MICHELIN X® MULTITM HD D in Southern Africa, an update to the immensely successful MICHELIN XDE2+. This tyre, designed for long haul, regional trucking on urban roads is another reflection of Michelin’s... 

Michelin X® Multitm Hd D In Southern Africa

Voltex's Smart Metering Systems powers up customers

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Property portfolio managers and tenants in both commercial and residential precincts across the country are facing punishing escalations in water and electricity tariffs on an annual basis. Consequently, making every cent count has never been more important, nor has the need to ensure that... 

More intelligent Sandvik trucks

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sandvik is introducing a new intelligent underground mining truck, Sandvik TH545i, delivering benefits in customer safety, productivity and profitability. The new truck joins the existing i-series truck family of Sandvik TH551i and Sandvik TH663i, launched in July 2017. The new Sandvik TH545i is... 

Uniquely African Skincare Range Branches Out

22nd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Local entrepreneur wins Pick n Pay’s 2018 Small Supplier of the Year award with business growth Local entrepreneur Portia Mngomezulu, founder of Portia M Skin Solutions, was today awarded Pick n Pay’s 2018 Small Supplier of the Year award for her business’ exceptional growth performance and job... 

Use Building Slumps To Train Staff, Sct Urges

22nd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The construction industry should use slumps to train staff to gain a competitive edge when work volumes increase again, John Roxburgh, lecturer at The Concrete Institute’s School of Concrete Technology (SCT), has urged. Roxburgh says the volatility of the South African construction industry is... 

Use Building Slumps To Train Staff, Sct Urges

Electrical Heat Tracing - The Successful Transport Of Liquified Products

22nd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The transportation of various products maintained at different temperatures has become a critical part of the supply chain process. The need to have specified temperature parameters has significantly increased over the past few years. Containers that carry glucose, oils, bitumen acids, molten... 

Hatch wins award for project making a positive impact on the local community

22nd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Hatch has won an award in the Consulting Engineers South Africa Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, winning in the Projects with a Value Less than R50 Million category for the Tugela River Pedestrian Bridge project. The project is an example of how a community’s quality of life and future... 

Hatch wins award for project making a positive impact on the local community

Are cosmetics companies doing enough for diversity?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / On August 9, 1956, about 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria in protest of legislation aimed at tightening the apartheid government's control over the movement of black women in urban areas. Today, on August 9, Women’s Day commemorates this historical march while the month of... 

UJ campaign to empower ‘Missing Middle’ students surges ahead R130M raised after securing R8M from Absa

21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) ‘Missing Middle’ fundraising campaign received a generous eight (8) million rand cash investment from one of South Africa’s major financial institutions, Absa.   

UJ campaign to empower ‘Missing Middle’ students surges ahead R130M raised after securing R8M from Absa

A.B.E. Launches New White Cement On S.A. Market

21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has launched abe CEM-blanc, a new economical white cement to cater for the needs of both the construction as well as retail markets.   a.b.e. is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. 

A.B.E. Launches New White Cement On S.A. Market

KBAC donation puts a spring in the step of the homeless

21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / KBAC Flooring’s donation of 360m2 of luxury vinyl planks for the floors of the New Jerusalem Children’s Home in Midrand has enabled this acclaimed haven for abandoned, abused, and orphaned children to improve the living quarters of the youngsters and secure continued governmental funding for its... 

KBAC donation puts a spring in the step of the homeless

BI offers fit-for-purpose chain solution for cement producers

21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading supplier BI has supplied a large order of KÖBO chains to cement producers in the North West and the Western Cape. This consisted of bucket elevator, coal reclaimer, and hot pan conveyor chain. In total, BI supplied 80 m of coal reclaimer chain, 93 m of bucket elevator chain, 90 m of... 

BI offers fit-for-purpose chain solution for cement producers

SKF ups the digital ante - Göteborg plant 4.0

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Swedish group, SKF, has been implementing its digital transformation since 2015, investing close to €19 million to carry out its digital revolution at its historical Göteborg plant which has, for over a century, been producing the quality bearings on which the Swedish group’s success is based.... 

Wacker Neuson and Haddad dealer relationship leads to increased business opportunities

21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Wacker Neuson Managing Director, Dennis Vietze and Sidney Haddad, Director of S. Haddad Agricultural Services, agree that the thriving relationship between the two companies over the past four years has resulted in increased business opportunities for them within the agricultural sector of the... 

Wacker Neuson and Haddad dealer relationship leads to increased business opportunities

Weir Minerals announces its innovative IIoT platform Synertrex®

21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Weir Minerals is excited to announce the global launch of Synertrex®, its advanced IIoT technology which is set to transform the mining industry. Complementing Weir Minerals’ existing portfolio of mining equipment, the Synertrex® platform is now available globally. Delivering an advanced level of... 

Weir Minerals announces its innovative IIoT platform Synertrex®

Attractive And Tough - Apex Sr 9000 Traffic Door

21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Apex SR 9000 insulated impact traffic door is undoubtedly one of the more attractive heavy duty doors available on the market. Considered by many as the most cost effective answer, this door with its proven construction offers years of dependable operation while maintaining an attractive... 

Attractive And Tough - Apex Sr 9000 Traffic Door

MICROMINE applies Machine Learning to optimise core tray imagery

21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Members of MICROMINE’s Perth office recently participated in The Newcrest Crowd, an industry-leading, crowdsourcing and partnership platform that challenges innovators around the world to solve specific mining problems through online competitions. The “Get 2 the Core” competition focused on core... 

New dawn for Laser Group with BBBEE deal

21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / One of South Africa’s largest independent logistics companies, the Laser Group (Pty) Ltd, has concluded a significant BBBEE transaction making it one of only a few in the sector that is majority black-owned. The transaction, settled on July 30, saw a management consortium led by Laser Group CEO... 

New dawn for Laser Group with BBBEE deal

Is the Cloud the alpha and omega?

21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Sonja Weber -  Lead Delivery Solution Manager at T-Systems South Africa The cloud is hyped to offer cost savings and efficiency Businesses don’t take “hidden costs” and their current operations into account A cloud provider can help identify if cloud is the right move and how to migrate with... 

Is the Cloud the alpha and omega?

Minerals Council Launches National Day Of Safety & Health In Mining

21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Industry recommits to shared goal of #ZeroHarm - Safety and Health, First, Always and Everyday For more than 20 years, the mining industry, together with its tripartite partners which include government and labour, have been working hard to improve the sector’s safety performance. As a result of... 

MSA Africa launches latest Bluetooth-enabled hearing protection

21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MSA Africa has introduced Bluetooth technology into several product groups in its Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) range, such as hearing devices. This latest development in technology enhances health and safety even further in dangerous working environments such as underground mining.... 

Guidelines On Using Cement And Concrete Safely And Sensibly

21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Concrete is the world’s most widely used building material, and workers in every sector of the construction and precasting industries, as well as DIY enthusiasts, handle portland cement and wet concrete every day. As with most materials, there are potential risks involved in handling or working... 

Guidelines On Using Cement And Concrete Safely And Sensibly

RUNDFLEX Is A Perfect Formwork Solution To Realise Architectural Visions

21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Aesthetically-pleasing architectural shapes are particularly difficult to cast. This requires a close collaboration between the formwork supplier, architect, engineer, and contractor in terms of devising the most optimal and cost-effective engineering solution. The main challenge with difficult... 

RUNDFLEX Is A Perfect Formwork Solution To Realise Architectural Visions

“Policy certainty key to unlocking SA’s solar sector”

21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Government policy shifts and the declining cost of generating electricity from solar photovoltaic (PV) systems are credited for the global boom in the solar energy sector. Electricity generated by the sun became the fastest growing source of new energy in the world in 2016, according to the... 

“Policy certainty key to unlocking SA’s solar sector”

Proudly South African Online Shopping Site Takes The Buy Local Campaign To The Next Level

21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With an active online shopping population of over 18 million racking up sales of R37.1 billion in 2017, South Africa’s e-commerce sector is on a massive upward trajectory. Proudly South African is looking to grow its members’ share of this burgeoning market and is set today to launch its own... 

SKF ups the digital ante - Göteborg plant 4.0

21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Swedish group, SKF, has been implementing its digital transformation since 2015, investing close to €19 million to carry out its digital revolution at its historical Göteborg plant which has, for over a century, been producing the quality bearings on which the Swedish group’s success is based.... 

SKF ups the digital ante - Göteborg plant 4.0

Lack of confidence in data security can cost you more than you think

21st August 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Jason Hart, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Data Protection at Gemalto  The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect almost two months ago. Leading the way to a new era of data protection, the long-awaited GDPR has emphasized the importance of data security... 

Lack of confidence in data security can cost you more than you think

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