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SMS group supplies high-performance Compact Cold Mill to Marcegaglia

14th February 2019 Digital assistance system improves yield Marcegaglia Ravenna S.p.A. has contracted SMS group 

Increasing mining operation productivity with Haultrax automation solution

14th February 2019 Mining in the same way that has been the norm for the past decade has kept the industry in a state of productivity stagnation. By using automation solutions that leverage the intellectual property of employees, together with the processes and equipment deployed by mining operations, productivity... 

Industry leaders share latest insights at Propak Africa 2019

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th February 2019 From packaging 4.0, to the latest flexographic print trends, from serialization to evaluating the plastics alternatives flooding the local market. More than 20 industry leaders from the packaging, printing, and plastics industries will be sharing their insights into the latest developments and... 

Propak Africa to showcase latest products, technologies and innovation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th February 2019 The importance of packaging and related industries will take centre stage at Africa’s ultimate packaging, food processing, plastics, printing and labelling trade exhibition, which will afford over 600 exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their latest technologies and innovations.    Taking... 

Siemens launches FABRIC – Turning urban data into a dynamic visualization of Jamestown

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th February 2019 Design and Data combine to tell a fascinating story about Jamestown, Accra. Leveraging Digital technology with Electrification and Automation domain know-how can help build a more resilient Ghana. 

New plans in sight for lubricants specialist

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     8th February 2019 The recently opened grease plant by lubricants specialist FUCHS Lubricants South Africa is manufacturing a large variety of specialty grease grades that will be exported across Africa and to other parts of the world. “FUCHS sees the importance and demand for speciality grease growing... 

New tech balances ever-increasing demands

8th February 2019 As Industry 4.0 continues to cut a swathe through the automotive industry globally, Port Elizabeth-based global technology company Jendamark Automation is providing new technologies that allow local and international manufacturers to keep pace with the ever-increasing demands. Jendamark... 

Latest technology improves clients’ on-boarding experience

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     8th February 2019 Next month cloud-based platform company Passport 360 will release the latest version of its Passport 360 application (app), which incorporates the latest robotic process automation technology to improve the platform and assist clients to on-board even faster. What exactly does the app do? 

AI and machine learning expected to boost productivity

By: Schalk Burger     8th February 2019 An increase in the productivity and pace of business processes can be expected owing to the use of artificial intelligence (AII) and machine learning (ML), says cloud service firm Oracle South Africa MD Niral Patel. An autonomous enterprise requires less time for manual tasks and lower chances of... 

Medupi power station project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     8th February 2019 Eskom has offered a sobering update on the difficulties it is having at its Medupi project. 

Sandvik, Resolute gear up for the fully automated Syama gold mine

By: Kim Cloete     7th February 2019 Global engineering group, Sandvik, is looking forward to moving full steam ahead in its partnership with Resolute Mining to fully automate the Syama underground gold mine.  The Syama underground mine is set to be the world’s first purpose-built, fully automated sublevel cave gold mine. 

Epiroc and Elf Drilling – keeping the finger on the mining pulse

5th February 2019 Epiroc has once again rocked the local mining space with a landmark sale of the first BenchREMOTE in South Africa to key customer, Elf Drilling. The innovative BenchREMOTE is an advanced monitoring system, which can be linked to up to three SmartROCs and is ideal for removing the operator from... 

Expect some tough announcements on Eskom soon – Davies 

By: News24Wire      5th February 2019 Eskom is in deep trouble financially and operationally and South Africa is facing enormous challenges in the electricity industry, Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies said on Tuesday. Davies was a guest speaker at a round table discussion hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry on... 

New benchmark SCADA software platform

5th February 2019 MAPS 4, the latest SCADA solution from Mitsubishi Electric for control and visualisation, extends connectivity options, adds user tools and increases the scope of its built-in functionality. The result is a software suite that can reduce the time taken for project development and integration,... 

‘Scale’ matters in South Africa’s logistics game

1st February 2019 Scale matters to competitive advantage and doing more with less through technology, consolidation and networking enables South Africa-based and -managed freight solutions provider Bidvest Panalpina Logistics’ (BPL’s) larger service offering at a lower unit cost. The concept of scale – the average... 

No time for a ‘wait and see’ approach in SA manufacturing 

31st January 2019 Foreign investors and South African industry players seem to be taking a ‘wait and see’ approach to industrial and manufacturing growth, putting the country at risk of falling behind its neighbours. However, investment in automation now could help boost the manufacturing sector, with benefits for... 

EM supplies Hager smart solution for Swarovski in Cape Town

31st January 2019 The latest Hager ‘smart’ solutions for automated building control have been supplied by ElectroMechanica (EM) of Cape Town for Swarovski Lighting’s new-build showroom in Green Point. The leading supplier specified high-quality Hager B7 switch frames, which feature a clean design, vega D... 

Epiroc anchors down on safety and productivity with new Cabletec SL

31st January 2019 Epiroc understands that safety and productivity are fundamental to a mine’s sustainable future and this was the inspiration behind the design and development of the latest ground-breaking fully mechanised Cabletec SL. Mines are increasingly recognising the invaluable role of automation and... 

Boost Sub-Station Reliability With Flir Thermal Optics

28th January 2019 The return of an unreliable electricity supply in South Africa has much to do with the fact that the country’s power distribution grid is said to be falling apart. While something of an overstatement, power outages were indeed up 100% in 2018. The challenges are set to continue with predictions... 

thyssenkrupp proudly introduces to Africa revolutionary X-ray technology that finds gold faster

25th January 2019 thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa is proud to announce that they have been appointed as the official reseller of the ground-breaking PhotonAssay technology from Chrysos Corporation headquartered in South Australia. Novel X-ray technology is poised to revolutionise the field of gold... 

Indaba celebrates silver anniversary, reaffirms commitment to Africa

By: Nadine James     25th January 2019 The 2019 Investing in African Mining Indaba – to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from February 4 to 7 – will be the twenty-fifth iteration of the event, with the “world’s largest mining conference” having reached this milestone being testimony to its relevance and value,... 

Collaboration key to protect critical infrastructure from cyberthreats

By: Schalk Burger     25th January 2019 Electrical engineers and those involved in the power generation sector play a critical role in hardening power operations against intruders. However, the collaboration and support of corporate management and information technology (IT) departments are essential to mitigate cyberthreats, says... 

Shuangluan cold rolling and processing complex, China

By: Sheila Barradas     25th January 2019 Chengde Steel Vanadium Titanium plans to build a new cold rolling complex with an overall output of 2.1-million tons a year. 

Rockwell Automation Named Overall IoT Company of the Year in 2019 IoT Breakthrough Awards Programme

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th January 2019 IoT Breakthrough, an independent organisation that recognises the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet of Things (IoT) market, today announced Rockwell Automation, the largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, as winner of the “Overall IoT... 

Ramaphosa's 'nine lost years' speech impresses Old Mutual CEO at Davos

By: News24Wire      24th January 2019 When President Cyril Ramaphosa spoke out about South Africa’s "nine lost years" at a dinner in Davos this week, Old Mutual CEO Peter Moyo said the cost of the period crystallised for him.   "The President spoke about nine wasted years and it was the first time I heard that phrase. It made me... 

Schneider Electric releases EcoStruxure Power 2.0 with comprehensive ISO Certification, compliant with latest Cybersecurity Standards and protecting Critical Power Assets with Thermal Monitoring

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th January 2019 Second generation EcoStruxure Power 2.0 system release delivers unique enhancements: ISO50001, ISO50002 and ISO50006 energy management certification and compliance to IEC 62443-4-2 cybersecurity standards. Latest digital applications for thermal monitoring, power event analysis and microgrids... 

Rio hands out Koodaideri work

By: Esmarie Iannucci     24th January 2019 Contractor NRW Holdings has won a A$65-million bulk earthworks contract from mining major Rio Tinto at its Koodaideri iron-ore mine, in the Pilbara. NRW said on Thursday that the contract is expected to run for a period of 11 months, starting in April this year. 

New BI Sales and Marketing Director to focus on growth and service

23rd January 2019 As part of its ongoing strategy to promote sustainable growth and increase its value proposition to its broad customer base across a range of industries, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has appointed Conrad Muller as Sales and Marketing Director, effective from November 2018. Muller... 

GETI provides insights into talent environment for energy sectors

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     22nd January 2019 The third annual Global Energy Talent Index (GETI), the world’s largest energy recruitment and employment trends report, was released on Tuesday, and offered insights into five industry subsectors – oil and gas, renewables, power, nuclear and petrochemicals. The report, compiled by Airswift and... 

Cybercrime trends and Financial Services

22nd January 2019 By Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Sales Director for Fortinet in South Africa The same concept holds true for cybercrime and the Financial Services industry. At the end of the day, regardless of who the ultimate victim of a cyberattack is, the end goal of most cyber events continues to be financial... 

Roadshow highlights motion control products to industry

By: Halima Frost     18th January 2019 Electrical solutions provider Magnet Group hosted a roadshow with about five of power management company Eaton’s technicians in October to highlight Eaton’s DILM range of contractors, circuit breakers and overload relays to Magnet clients and end-users. The roadshow, which visited the Durban,... 

HAW expands hose offering in South Africa

18th January 2019 Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW), a subsidiary of Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group Company, has expanded its hose crimper offering with the addition of the Uniflex UG32 grease crimper to its range. With orders ready for delivery in December last year, the UG32 launch was preceded with the... 

Engineering firm changes name

18th January 2019 Engineering consultants SMC Pneumatics South Africa has changed its name to SMC Corporation ZA, which reflects the growing range of non-pneumatic components being developed by SMC globally, owing to its continued focus on research and development (R&D). With the objective of producing cutting... 

SEW-EURODRIVE gear units used in OEM projects

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     18th January 2019 Local original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Wamechsi Group uses products from automation and drive specialist SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa for a range of wastewater treatment plants it has built in the country. This standardization is largely owing to the quality and reliability of the German... 

High-tech to become fully embedded in core business processes

By: Schalk Burger     18th January 2019 During the next five years, the steadily growing adoption and application of innovative technologies will be firmly embedded in many of the core processes and technologies of businesses, says information technology services multinational Dimension Data group CTO Ettienne Reinecke. This prediction... 

Mining needs to embrace Industry 4.0

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th January 2019 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 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,... 

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

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th January 2019 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... 

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