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Laser Technology

National facility to focus SA laser sector

By: System Author     12th March 1999 The proposed national laser facility being considered by the government at present will be able to combine the laser forces of South Africa, Optical Energy Systems (OES) business unit manager Bultie Nel tells Engineering News. “Such a laser centre will support industry and promote the... 

SA vehicles to get laser IDs in R2,7m project

By: System Author     12th March 1999 A R2,7-million grant has been awarded to CSIR from the Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology’s innovation fund to apply multiple-parts marking to the national car park using laser-marking technology for crime prevention. The project is being undertaken in conjunction with the... 

Funding a dying light

By: System Author     12th March 1999 The level of funding for laser research at South African universities is now at a crisis point, reports University of Natal Department of Physics Professor Max Michaelis. “We can only just afford to keep our laboratories running, and there is no opportunity of doing anything... 

New laser mapping system

By: System Author     12th March 1999 A new laser mapping system (LMS), which is on the leading-edge of technology in the field of surveying and modelling, has been introduced by Intens Digital & Laser Imaging, a newly-founded division of FJ Intens International Engineering. It has the backing of original laser-equipment manufacturer... 

Laser rangefinder is an eyeful in Europe

By: System Author     12th March 1999 Electro-optical company Eloptro, of Kempton Park, Gauteng – a division of Denel – has introduced an eye-safe handheld laser rangefinder (LRF) known as the LH-40, which will be aimed mainly at the advanced European military market, regional marketing manager Roberto Bruzzaniti tells... 

300 laser-based alignment instruments in SA

By: System Author     12th March 1999 At present there are at least 300 laser-based instruments for the alignment of rotating shafts installed in South Africa, and most of them are used on a daily basis, reports John Crane Flexibox sales and marketing manager Gordon Stuart. This type of laser instrument is constantly reducing in... 

Medical-laser industry is alive and kicking

By: System Author     12th March 1999 The medical-laser industry is alive and well, and expected to continue growing as more and more doctors become familiar with the enormous benefits that lasers can offer, Hitech Lasers MD Wicus Olivier tells Engineering News. However, he cautions that the government needs to become more aware of... 

Local firm sets sights on global laser industry

By: System Author     12th March 1999 South African laser and electro-optic systems company Scientific Development & Integration (SDI), of Pretoria, is set to become an international participant in the laser industry with the announcement of a strategic alliance with global laser company Edinburgh Instruments, of Scotland. “SDI... 

Cutting-edge features

By: System Author     12th March 1999 The advanced technical features of the Mazak computer numerically controlled (CNC) laser cutting machines have made this equipment the best-selling system in the world, maintains Skok Machine Tools MD Bobby Skok. The integration of advanced electronic and mechanical technologies delivers a... 

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