Alstom to deliver 17 Coradia Polyvalent trains to SNTF
Alstom has signed a contract with Algeria’s Société Nationale des Transports Ferroviaires (SNTF) to supply 17 Coradia Polyvalent inter-city trains. The contract is worth around €200 million. The first
Pneumax Southern Africa incorporated into Torre Parts and Components
September 2015, Pneumax Southern Africa
Through the recent acquisition of the Set Point Group by Torre Industries an opportunity has presented itself to leverage the existing infrastructure within the Torre Industries group and its associated
What is MESA and why should you care?
September 2015, MESA Southern Africa, This Week's Editor's Pick
MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association) International is a global community of manufacturers, producers, industry leaders, and solution providers who are focused on driving business results
Asian EtherCAT events well attended in 2015
During the 2015 EtherCAT Roadshow in China, as well as the annual member meeting in Japan, the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) recently took the opportunity to inform existing and future members of the
Engineers test-fly 3D printed aircraft from Royal Navy ship
A 3D printed aircraft has been successfully launched from the bow of the Royal Navy vessel, HMS Mersey, and achieved a safe landing on a Dorset beach.
HMS Mersey provided the platform for the University
South African carbon tax – you will pay
September 2015, Environmental Process Analytics
The carbon tax policy paper which was released for comment in May 2013 and outlines the proposed carbon tax has certainly caught the attention of the business community.
The tax, originally proposed
Emerson’s mission to connect to customers in Africa
September 2015, Emerson Process Management SA
Michael Eksteen, Emerson Process Management’s new general manager for South and East Africa, is an old hand within the organisation who brings a clear vision for the future.
He describes Emerson as
Fire extinguishing products from I-CAT
September 2015, Spero Sensors & Instrumentation
I-CAT Environmental Solutions has appointed Sperosens as distributor of its range of water mist and foam fire extinguisher products and systems.
R&C Instrumentation announces Fluke Process Instruments
September 2015, R & C Instrumentation
R&C Instrumentation is pleased to announce that on August 20, Raytek, Ircon and Datapaq were amalgamated into one global brand – Fluke Process Instruments.
The new name will be used as an umbrella to integrate
Yokogawa delivers community energy management system to F-Grid Ohira, Miyagi LLP
September 2015, Yokogawa South Africa
Yokogawa Solution Service Corporation, a subsidiary of Yokogawa Electric Corporation responsible for the company’s control business in Japan, has announced that a community energy management system (CEMS)
New system results in increased efficiency at SEW-Eurodrive
September 2015, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive Johannesburg has improved its operational efficiency by as much as 40%, after rolling out its new standardisation of logistics and assembly processes (SLAP) system earlier this year.
Indecon and Siemens host joint roadshows
September 2015, INDECON Instrumentation
In partnership with Siemens, Indecon Instrumentation hosted two process instrumentation roadshows during July. These were presented at Signal Gun, Durbanville and Protea Hotel, Saldanha respectively.
Berntel SA acquired by Hudaco Trading
September 2015, Berntel SA
In December 2014, Berntel SA was acquired by Hudaco Trading. Berntel SA was started as a family business in 2003 and has grown into a thriving pneumatic component and specialist process automation supplier.
JC Valves constantly innovating for customer success
September 2015, Valve & Automation
JC Valves is constantly investing in innovation and products as an engine for growth and leadership in the valve industry. Its latest development is the manufacture and supply of valves for special applications,
September 2015, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive has appointed Johan van Graan as technical trainer at its Johannesburg-based Drive Academy.
Higher performance for the process industry with Profinet
In production automation, Profinet forms the technological basis for extremely high performance of processes and diagnostics and for the integrated nature of the data flow. The process automation sector
Legrand celebrates 30 years in South Africa
September 2015, Legrand Southern Africa
Legrand, a leading manufacturer of products for electrical and digital building infrastructures, opened a South African subsidiary in Johannesburg 30 years ago. To celebrate this milestone, the company
Nick Denbow's European report: 3D printing shows the value in engineering technology
September 2015, This Week's Editor's Pick
Are engineering skills undervalued in the world today? Just as modern advanced economies in the world need to earn their income by commercialising technical knowledge and clever developments, the skilled
From the editor's desk: A day in the life of PI, and SAIMC has a new branch
September 2015, Technews Publishing
The Southern African Regional PROFIBUS Association will in future no longer be called SARPA, but will be known as PI SA – PROFIBUS & PROFINET International SA. This is in line with international trends
Festo supports Sci-Bono laboratory
September 2015, Festo
On 4 August, Festo partnered with the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre to launch its Mechatronics Laboratory in Newtown. Festo donated two million rands worth of training equipment towards the facility.
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