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Control and instrumentation play rugged role in industry

By: Simone Liedtke     28th April 2017 The uptake of new information technology (IT) in industrial automation has traditionally been at a slower rate compared with that of the broader information, communications and technology (ICT) sector, says the Society for Automation Instrumentation, Measurements and Control (SAIMC) professional... 

Expo to showcase latest developments in machine tools industry

By: Simone Liedtke     28th April 2017 This year’s Machine Tools Africa (MTA) is set to showcase the latest technology developments, machinery, products, services and solutions, says event management company Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery portfolio director Charlene Hefer. 

Robotic solution for machine tools industry

     28th April 2017 When it comes to the automated feeding of machine tools, the choice of the right robot set-up and manipulator is a key element in the planning process, says Japanese robotics company Yaskawa. 

MindSphere with new partners, new applications and extended connectivity

     25th April 2017 • New infrastructure, app and technology partnerships • Extended connectivity simplifies link-up to machines and plants • New apps for industrial security and condition monitoring Siemens is driving forward the expansion of its cloud-based open IoT operating system MindSphere with new... 

Parker Hannifin Unveils Industrial Internet of Things Platform, Voice of the Machine®, as a Key Part of its Digital Transformation Strategy

     25th April 2017 Suite of technologies delivering open, interoperable, scalable IoT solutions to digitize machine assets at the component and motion and control system level Parker Hannifin Corporation the global leader in motion and control technologies, today unveiled the Voice of the Machine® IoT platform, an... 

Riverbed Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Leading Cloud-Enabled Wi-Fi Networks Provider Xirrus, Further Strengthening SD-WAN Solution

     24th April 2017 Xirrus to expand wireless & wired LAN capabilities of Riverbed SteelConnect – the first and only SD-WAN solution to unify management and policy-based orchestration spanning the entire network – WAN, LAN/WLAN, Data Center and Cloud   Riverbed Technology today announced the signing of a definitive... 

Riverbed Announces Definitive Agreement to Acquire Leading Cloud-Enabled Wi-Fi Networks Provider Xirrus, Further Strengthening SD-WAN Solution

     21st April 2017 Xirrus to expand wireless & wired LAN capabilities of Riverbed SteelConnect – the first and only SD-WAN solution to unify management and policy-based orchestration spanning the entire network – WAN, LAN/WLAN, Data Center and Cloud   Riverbed Technology today announced the signing of a definitive... 

Pressure, temperature transmitter launched for downhole applications

     21st April 2017 Last month, US-based Emerson Automation Solutions introduced the Paine 328-12-0010 pressure and temperature data logger and digital transmitter for process measurement and data logging in downhole drilling applications. The company notes that downhole drilling operators need to measure pressure... 

Cutting-edge machine tools supplies come alive at industry event

     20th April 2017 Local machine tools suppliers together with their international principals will be showcasing the latest technology and innovation at Machine Tools Africa. Taking place at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg from 9-12 May, visitors will see machine tools in action with many daily demonstrations... 

Minister Jeff Radebe to speak on opening day at Machine Tools Africa

     20th April 2017 Minister Jeff Radebe, Minister of The Presidency, will be speaking on the opening day at Machine Tools Africa, a trade exhibition taking place at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg from 9-12 May. Minister Radebe will discuss the National Development Plan and its impact on the SA manufacturing... 

SIDENOR places order with SMS group for modernization of bar mill in Basauri

     19th April 2017 The Spanish company SIDENOR ACEROS ESPECIALES, S.L. has placed an order with SMS group www.sms-group.com for the modernization of its bar mill in Basauri. The goals of the modernization are to achieve a more effective rolling process and an improvement in material properties. The SMS group scope... 

Voltex shines bright at Africa’s largest power and energy show

     18th April 2017 Power and Electricity World Africa is the largest, longest running energy conference and trade show that provides a platform for exhibitors and a meeting place for buyers, sellers and their partners to negotiate the caliber of deals that drive Africa’s burgeoning energy sector. Voltex, currently... 

R&D capitalises on global growth

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     14th April 2017 The National Laser Centre (NLC), part of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), is undertaking a Photonics Prototyping Facility (PPF) programme and is exploring advance manufacturing technologies, leveraging on the strong global growth of the laser technology sector. NLC PPF... 

Survey reveals attitude of South Africans towards self-driving technology

By: Irma Venter     14th April 2017 South Africans are divided on who they trust the most to bring self-driving technology to market, with half of consumers preferring tech companies and the other half choosing traditional car manufacturers, reveals the Deloitte Global Automotive Consumer Study, released in South Africa in March.... 

Two in five industrial computers faced cyberattacks in second half of 2016

By: Schalk Burger     14th April 2017 An average of two-in-five computers related to the technological infrastructure of industrial enterprises were exposed to malicious software and targeted cyberattack in the second half of 2016, says cybersecurity multinational Kaspersky Lab Head of Critical Infrastructure Defence Department... 

See Africa’s largest selection of targeted security and fire products under one roof at Securex 2017

     13th April 2017 Everyone has something they need to protect. For some it’s personal and business material assets, for most it’s the safeguarding of family members and personnel, and for others it’s the protection of sensitive data. Finding solutions that are simultaneously budget-friendly and reliable is often... 

New MD of Engen Mauritius has an impressive African track record

     11th April 2017 Ivorian-born Adama Soro arrived in Mauritius in 2016 to take the helm as the new Managing Director of Engen on the island. Having previously been assigned to head up Engen Rwanda (2008-2011), before taking over as MD of Engen Gabon (2011-2016), Soro has valuable experience in the distribution and... 

Work smarter not harder with Atlas Copco SmartROC T45

     7th April 2017 Longer drill rods, improved fuel burn and upgraded software have made the SmartROC T45 Top Hammer drill rig from Atlas Copco even smarter. This rugged and reliable machine will boost production and productivity at limestone and aggregate quarries as well as construction, open-pit and selective... 

Automotive investment projects, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     7th April 2017 Volkswagen South Africa Group aims to ramp up production of the new Polo at the Uitenhage plant by the third quarter of this year. 

Joburg to host automation conference next month

By: Schalk Burger     7th April 2017 The industrial automation multinational Rockwell Automation’s Automation University conference will develop and hone local automation skills and expertise in industries, says Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa control systems and software business manager Christo Buys. The two-day conference,... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     7th April 2017 Eskom announced on April 3 that Unit 5 had reached commercial operation. 

New app measures at safe distance

By: Victor Moolman     7th April 2017 With the introduction of the SmartBlue application (app), to be used alongside its FMR 10 and FMR 20 handheld radar devices, measurement and automation equipment manufacturer Endress + Hauser says the app allows for radar measurements to be taken in hazardous and difficult-to-reach places at... 

South Africa’s cloud adoption lagging rest of the world, report shows

By: Schalk Burger     7th April 2017 Networking specialist firm F5 Networks ‘State of App Delivery 2017’ report indicates that 41% of companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa will continue to invest in private cloud technologies and services this year, although South Africa’s cloud adoption is lagging significantly behind... 

How can outsourcing your mining company’s FIFO travel requirements increase efficiencies?

     6th April 2017 By Lucy Donald, Director and Head of Mining Division at WRS – Worldwide Recruitment Solutions The process of managing FIFO rosters is something which gives a lot of our clients a real headache, with limited automation the process is ripe for mistakes and places a real burden on internal processes... 

A Clean Sheet approach

     6th April 2017 In the latest phase of a 60-year partnership, SKF is helping a leading global supplier of pulp and paper equipment meet the challenges of a changing industry With roots that stretch back to the end of the 18th Century, Espoo-based Valmet Oyj has evolved to become one of the world’s most important... 

Big miners have trouble joining technology revolution

By: Reuters     6th April 2017 Mining companies chasing the kind of technological breakthroughs made long ago in the manufacture of cars and mobile phones have unveiled eye-catching innovations ranging from vast drills and remote-controlled trucks to second-by-second data analysis. Behind the scenes, however, there has so far... 

Latest EtherCat solutions, IOT devices from Omron take centre stage at African Automation Fair 2017

     6th April 2017 Omron’s EtherCat solutions and Internet of Things (IOT) devices will take centre stage at the African Automation Fair (AAF) from 6 to 8 June 2017 at Ticketpro Dome in North Riding, Johannesburg. In particular, a new IOT EtherCat module will be launched. There will also be a strong emphasis on... 

Mindset, technology changes needed to operate ports of the future

By: Shirley le Guern     5th April 2017 Current ways of operating ports and port cities are not viable or sustainable and a complete change in mindset, technology and skills would be needed in the very near future, Norton Rose Fulbright Attorneys national transport team head and master mariner Malcolm Hartwell said this week. “Ships... 

New LA-25-R LVDT Linear Position Sensor by Alliance Sensors Group for Extreme Environments

     3rd April 2017 Schaevitz LLC, Alliance Sensors Group is proud to release its LA-25-R series LVDT linear position sensors designed to handle the extreme industrial environments found in steam and hydro power plants; paper, steel, and aluminum mills; die and stamping presses; building and bridge monitoring; and... 

Training on the move with Atlas Copco RCS Mobile Trailer

     29th March 2017 Atlas Copco Mining and Rock Excavation Technique has invested in a RCS (Rig Control System) Mobile Trailer to make training more accessible, convenient and affordable by taking it to the customer’s doorstep. RSC is all about faster fault detection, lower maintenance costs and enhanced rig... 

Rio's autonomous haul service to be fully integrated by 2018

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     29th March 2017 Diversified major Rio Tinto will progressively expand the use of its AutoHaul system this year, with full implementation to be achieved by the end of 2018, Rio iron-ore-division planning, integration and assets MD Kellie Parker says. Once fully operational, AutoHaul will be the world’s first... 

Gold mining operations need to transform into 'mines of the future' 

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd March 2017 Gold Fields CEO Nick Holland believes it is time for current gold mining operations to “fundamentally transform” into “mines of the future" in order to prosper. Speaking at the University of the Witwatersrand’s (Wits’) School of Mining Engineering’s celebration of 120 years of service, on... 

Find a multitude of industrial technology solutions at KITE 2017

     22nd March 2017 There are a number of common denominators for any manufacturing business when considering the sustainability and profitability of their operation and jargon like ‘just in time (JIT)’, ‘continuous workflow’ and ‘waste reduction’ is commonly used when referring to lean manufacturing processes.... 

How engineers are revolutionising the automotive industry: five major trends

     20th March 2017 Find out which new major trends are shaping the automotive industry. 

AI seen improving the productive capacity of skilled workers

By: Schalk Burger     17th March 2017 Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and automation mean that technologies will be used to manage many of standard activities and improve the productive capacity of skilled workers, says international consultancy KPMG South Africa technology sector leader Frank Rizzo. Knowledge workers are... 

Automation company focuses on energy efficiency

By: Johane Turkstra     17th March 2017 Drive and automation technology company SEW-Eurodrive has standardised all its equipment to be more energy efficient as of the first of this month to cater for various industries’ demand for energy efficient equipment. The helical-bevel K19 and K29 series gearboxes are the first of such... 

Automation products on display at event

     17th March 2017 Industrial product supplier Magnet’s stand at the Power & Electricity World Africa 2017 conference and exhibition, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre on March 28 and 29, will highlight the company’s Carlo Gavazzi automation products portfolio.  

Partnership aims to build 25 fly farms a year

By: Irma Venter     17th March 2017 Austria-based engineering group Christof Industries has partnered with waste-to-nutrient company AgriProtein to build up to 25 fly farms a year. AgriProtein rears fly larvae (on an industrial scale) on organic waste and harvests the larvae to make natural, high-protein animal feed products.  

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