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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.... 

Most rugged multi-gas detector yet sets new safety benchmark

     22nd March 2017 The new MSA ALTAIR® 4XR multi-gas detector provides real-time event notification using Bluetooth connectivity. This sets a new technological benchmark for advanced features, boosting health and safety for workers operating in hazardous or dangerous environments. The latest multi-gas detector from... 

New system expands product range

     17th March 2017 The condition monitoring equipment range from technical solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) has been expanded by the newly launched portable SPM Leonova Diamond Aligner (SPM Leonova) system. 

Recent aquisition enhances firm’s product quality

By: Victor Moolman     17th March 2017 Following filtration technology company Freudenberg Filtration Technologies’ acquisition of technology producer Alphasorb in the second quarter of 2016, the quality of Freudenberg’s gas-control products has increased greatly, says Freudenberg market segment manager for sub-Saharan Africa Pooven... 

ASSA ABLOY Entrance systems supplies Besam automatic door systems to Rosebank Towers

     16th March 2017 ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems partnered with AOC Johannesburg and Reusable Walling Systems to install five safe, secure and convenient entrance and exit solutions at Rosebank Towers in Johannesburg. Besam door systems present a great entrance and exit solution for businesses such as Rosebank... 

Parker Hannifin Celebrates 100 Years

     14th March 2017 After a Century of Growth and Innovation, Entrepreneurial Spirit of Founder Art Parker Lives On at This Global Engineering Powerhouse Parker Hannifin Corporation, the global leader in motion and control technologies, today is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding on March 13, 1917 and... 

Global agriculture innovators vie for top honours at Future Agro Challenge awards 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th March 2017 Two South African innovators in the agriculture industry, Reel Gardening and Meat Naturally, will on Wednesday battle it out against 48 other agripreneurs for the title of Agripreneur of the Year. As part of agriculture innovation hub Future Agro Challenge’s (FAC’s) Global Championships, held in... 

Tracker sees big data investments adding fleet-management value

By: Schalk Burger     10th March 2017 Vehicle telemetry multinational Tracker is investing in a range of research and development projects, which will provide significant insights and value for a broad range of stakeholders. The projects leverage the large volumes of data and many data streams that Tracker has access to, says Tracker... 

Digital Transformation - What it really means for Asset Management

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th March 2017 Technology innovations are opening doors to a completely new world for asset management. The Internet of Things (IoT), big data and analytics, cloud computing, mobile solutions, augmented and virtual reality, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance, and business networks are some of the... 

Advice on how to ensure security of companies’ data

By: Schalk Burger     3rd March 2017 While the convergence and reinforcement of data will grow in volume and complexity, the way in which companies leverage and secure this information to improve operations and make users safe must be addressed, says business intelligence firm PBT Group technical business analyst Jessie Rudd. Many... 

Paramount Group unveils new version of Mwari aircraft

By: Dylan Slater     3rd March 2017 Following a “large increase in customer demand” for the South African-designed, -developed and -built Advanced, High-performance, Reconnaissance, Light Aircraft (Ahrlac), South African defence platforms company Paramount Group announced the unveiling of a new version of the aircraft – the Mwari... 

Diverse technologies combine to offer ‘smart’ ways of improving farm yields

By: Dylan Slater     24th February 2017 Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan’s science team finds that factors such as information and communications technology (ICT), chemicals, hydroponics and aquaculture inputs are augmenting profits for farmers.  

Keeping up with technology trends imperative for efficiency

By: Marleny Arnoldi     24th February 2017 With the growing woes of electricity costs in South Africa, engineering professional services consulting firm WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff believes that it is imperative to keep up with air-conditioning technology trends that promote energy efficiency and ease of maintenance. 

How public does your IoT implementation really need to be?

     20th February 2017 Deploy your Internet of Things (IoT) solution like you would your cloud solution: private, public and even hybrid, says Netshield.    Technologies deployed in a private environment can add as much value but cost less to run as they would in a public domain, says Inus Dreckmeyr , CEO of Netshield,... 

Intelligent Edge network architecture a foundation for IoT systems

By: Schalk Burger     17th February 2017 Internet of Things (IoT) systems will allow for cost savings, efficiencies and enhanced customer experience, and is expected to change the way people work,  comparable with the changes brought about by mobile work systems and collaborative digital work environments, says networking multinational... 

Shandong Iron & Steel orders continuous caster for ultra-wide medium slabs from SMS group

     16th February 2017 Shandong Iron & Steel Group Co Ltd, Rizhao, China, has placed an order with SMS group www.sms-group.com for the supply of a continuous caster for ultra-wide slabs. The single-strand caster is designed for an annual production of 1.5 million tons of steel slabs with widths of up to 3,250... 

Businesses require a balanced approach to IoT

     15th February 2017 Companies shouldn’t allow the hype around IoT to blind them to its very real applications in specific industries, says Netshield. While the hype around the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing is enough to put most sane business people off the concept, Netshield CEO Inus Dreckmeyr advises... 

Wits University launches first annual CEFF Digital Innovation Challenge

     13th February 2017 The Wits Campus Personal Navigator Challenge aims to develop innovative systems to assist students with visual and physical disabilities to independently navigate Wits’ vast campus   An exciting new initiative is calling on developers and entrepreneurs with innovative ideas on how to solve the... 

One of South Africa’s most exclusive resorts opts for Besam door systems

     10th February 2017 ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems supplied entrance solutions to Pearl Sky, the fifth and final phase of The Pearls development located in the seaside resort town of Umhlanga on Kwazulu-Natal’s North Coast. Boasting exceptional sea views, The Pearls of Umhlanga has already gained an impressive... 

Encrypted traffic can hide malware and cyberattacks

By: Schalk Burger     10th February 2017 Information technology security departments are challenged with rising malicious attacks, and cybercriminals who use stolen digital certificates and encrypted keys to acquire valuable enterprise and customer data, says network security multinational F5 Networks senior engineer Martin Walshaw. The... 

Foundation-stage smart city systems can make cities safer, healthier

By: Schalk Burger     10th February 2017 The foundational systems of smart cities will provide significant health and security benefits for cities, say information technology multinational Wipro Africa business head Gavin Holme and Wipro Africa analytics practice manager Rudraksh Bhawalkar. These systems include connected street lights,... 

Plastics training crucial for the automotive industry

     10th February 2017 In light of the growing trend within the automotive industry to increase dependency on plastic components and the greater demand this places on employers to train, upskill and transfer skills to employees in South Africa, local plastics industry representative Plastics|SA has been playing an... 

S Africa to keep pace with automotive technology advances

By: Robyn Wilkinson     10th February 2017 With American analyst firm Gartner predicting that there will be a quarter of a billion connected vehicles on the road globally by 2020, equipped with new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities, asset and vehicle tracking solutions company Ctrack, part of Inseego Corp, says cars... 

One of South Africa’s most exclusive resorts opts for Besam door systems

     9th February 2017 ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems supplied entrance solutions to Pearl Sky, the fifth and final phase of The Pearls development located in the seaside resort town of Umhlanga on Kwazulu-Natal’s North Coast. Boasting exceptional sea views, The Pearls of Umhlanga has already gained an impressive... 

Enterprise-Class Drones Now Available Online

     9th February 2017 South Africa's first online portal dedicated to the disruptive application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) across key economic sectors; including agriculture, security and energy; has been unveiled by TeleEye SA. The company is a leading provider of sensing and imaging technology and is now... 

LVIT Technology™- Replacing Linear Potentiometers with a Contactless Solution

     8th February 2017 ILPS-19 Series Linear Position Sensor by The Sensor Connection The Sensor Connection has expanded its sensor product offering by adding a line of ILPS-19 Series Inductive Linear Position Sensors using LVIT Technology; contactless devices designed for factory automation and a variety of industrial... 

Yokogawa Collaborates with Four Companies to Develop IIoT Architecture

     3rd February 2017 Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it will work with Microsoft Corporation, FogHorn Systems, Inc., Bayshore Networks, Inc., and Telit IoT Platforms, LLC to integrate their technology into an industrial IoT (IIoT) architecture for the delivery of new services. With this architecture,... 

Big data could help SA overcome historical public transport issues

By: Schalk Burger     3rd February 2017 Big data systems can ease the transit flows for millions of daily commuters and unlock huge economic value, says information and communication technology subsidiary T-Systems South Africa transport industry subject matter expert Harry van Huyssteen. Initial use of big data systems will involve... 

Industry at inflection point as mining tide rises – Deloitte

By: Henry Lazenby     1st February 2017 Companies that are willing to engage in substantive change by rethinking strategy, embracing technological disruption and adopting a long-term view, will be best positioned to succeed and propel the mining industry forward, a new report by professional services firm Deloitte has found. According... 

Resources Watch 

     1st February 2017 Local company taking ‘next big step’ in airborne geophysics; Exxaro will support any ‘sustainable’ plan for restarting Arnot; And, Anglo confident of ‘favourable outcome’ with Eskom on sale of three tied coal mines 

More automotive dealerships green their entrances with Besam door systems

     30th January 2017 Another three automotive dealerships, two based in South Africa’s Gauteng Province and the third in Mpumalanga, have opted for Besam SL500 bi-parting sliding doors from ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems for fast, easy, safe and convenient customer, personnel and vehicle passage. Moreover, these... 

Strong developmental flavour to Africa’s tentative adoption of IoT solutions

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th January 2017 The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is beginning to penetrate Africa, where adoption, albeit patchy and hesitant, is underpinned primarily by a developmental agenda, as well as efforts by firms to bolster productivity and efficiency. The continent’s unique socioeconomic and business... 

Solar LED light available in Southern Africa

By: Sascha Solomons     27th January 2017 To reach its goal of enlarging its footprint in Southern Africa, solar street light  manufacturing and distribution company Solar Eco Systems Africa has made promotional magnets manufacturer Magnet Energy an exclusive distributor of its range of self-sustaining solar light-emitting diode (LED)... 

Strong developmental flavour to Africa’s tentative adoption of IoT solutions

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th January 2017 As the Internet of Things (IoT) embeds its early-stage unique shape across Africa, one thing is certain: the continent cannot afford to fall behind as it approaches the adoption of the interconnected way of life in its own way to drive growth and development. Despite an initially slow, hesitant... 

Countapulse Controls Offers Smart Process Gating

     26th January 2017 Specialist sensing solutions company Countapulse Controls is making Leuze’s smart process gating (SPG) technology available across sub-Saharan Africa. Countapulse Controls managing director Gerry Bryant says SPG offers a compact, space saving design as the bridging of a protective field can be... 

Sun City resort greens it entrances with Besam door systems

     24th January 2017 ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems, South Africa’s leading supplier of entrance automation solutions, recently installed five Besam SL 500 Bi-Parting door systems at the entrances to Sun City Resort’s entertainment area, Sun Central. Sun City Resort, one of Africa’s premier lifestyle destinations... 

Condition-based maintenance – new approaches to extend the life of HVAC equipment

     19th January 2017 HVAC is a long-term investment: chillers are big-ticket items that are meant to last the lifetime of a building – about 25-30 years – in fact a recent demolition of one of the first four star hotels in Dubai led to the retirement of three YORK® YT Chillers after nearly 34 years of service. These... 

New Sensors For Roller Conveyors – Making Logistics Smart

     19th January 2017 ASSTech offers a new range of Wenglor sensors for roller conveyor systems that offer everything required for modern warehousing and transport technology. Mountable underneath the transport level of raceway conveyors, these intelligent, multitalented sensors not only set new standards in... 

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