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Medical and Pharmaceutical Engineering

E-commerce: targeting blue-eyed consumers

By: System Author     21st May 1999 Information technology (IT) group Usko predicts that up to 70% of its operating profits will be derived from electronic-commerce-linked activities within the next three to five years. This is a bold statement given that the business, at present, accumulates very little profit from e-commerce,... 

Brand-new couplings break into market

By: System Author     21st May 1999 A new range of dry- break couplings aimed at a broad spectrum of fluid-transfer applications has been developed by Fulcrum Engineering, of Isando, Gauteng, allowing it to diversify and shift focus partly from its traditional petroleum-handling base. A subsidiary of Sturrock & Robson, the company... 

Teflon finds increasing favour as bushing material

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 Contrary to common belief, teflon (polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE) is not only used for covering frying pans to ensure a non-stick surface, but is widely used as a bushing material in various industries. The aircraft, automotive, chemical, civil engineering, dairy, electrical, electronic,... 

SA food industry is in appetising shape

By: System Author     12th March 1999 The South African food industry is in good shape, with various sectors experiencing exceptional growth, reports South African Association for Food Science and Technology (Saafost) president Aubrey Parsons. “In South Africa, as in the rest of the world, there is a drive towards developing... 

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... 

A comprehensive quality system critical

By: System Author     26th February 1999 The key ingredient for the manufacture of world-class products is a comprehensive quality system which specifies every task and test and to meet all objectives in the form of standards, specifications and standard operating procedures (SOPs), reports Adcock Ingram Critical Care divisional... 

Insulated panelling finds roosting place

By: System Author     26th February 1999 A total of 22 500 m2 of 30 mm Mega- span panelling has been used by Earlybird Chicken Farms in Magaliesburg in the construction of 21 new chicken houses. The Megaspan sandwich panel, developed by thermal insulation company Sagex for this project, consists of widespan box profile roof sheeting, 30... 

Operations streamlined

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Pressing demands on industry today are streamlining operating procedures, increasing flexibility, controlling inventory, lowering costs and maximising return on investment. Kardex Industrial, a division of The Park Group, provides the solution to achieving these demands through its range of... 

Flow store test facility well-used

By: System Author     12th February 1999 The flow store test facility supplied by Interbelt has been put to good use over the past six months, the company reports. Its objective is to increase the use of this facility and encourage existing and potential customers to make use of the test rig. Operational functionality can be optimised,... 

R108m toll-road contract a ‘driveaway’ success

By: System Author     12th February 1999 The last section of the lower Kwazulu-Natal south coast’s toll-road system from Hibberdene to the existing toll-road at Umtentweni opened as expected on December 6 last year, just in time for the heavy holiday traffic. This R108-million third and final contract in an overall R231-million... 

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