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Wireless IoT devices in oil and gas reached 1,3 million in 2018
June 2019
According to a new research report from Berg Insight, the number of devices featuring cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil and gas applications amounted to 1,3 million at the end of 2018. ...

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Siemens and Iraqi government sign roadmap agreement
June 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
In a move that takes the roadmap for rebuilding Iraq’s power sector a step further, Siemens and the Ministry of Electricity of the Republic of Iraq have signed an implementation agreement. This builds ...

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Emerson acquires KNet software
June 2019, Emerson Automation Solutions
Emerson has announced the acquisition of KnowledgeNet (KNet) software from Tunisia-based Integration Objects. KNet’s unique analytics application software accelerates digital transformation initiatives ...

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BI set to add ContiTech belts to its range
June 2019
Bearings International (BI) is set to add to its basket of premium brands following a visit by the ContiTech Power Transmission Group to discuss a local distribution agreement for its belt ranges. These ...

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Endress+Hauser expands patent portfolio
June 2019, Endress+Hauser
The number of patents submitted by the Endress+Hauser Group continues to rise. As reported during the annual Innovators’ Meeting held this year in France, the Group submitted 287 initial patents in 2018, ...

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Hyflo Southern Africa incorporated into BMG’s Fluid Technology division
June 2019, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
The Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings has incorporated Hyflo Southern Africa into BMG’s Fluid Technology Division. This development is a positive move for both companies and for the ...

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Festo to go digital at Automation Expo
June 2019, Festo
The world is currently undergoing radical digital transformation, which is viewed as an implementation of digital technologies in all sectors, including the automation industry. As a company that continuously ...

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MESA aligns with Africa Automation Fair to promote next level industry automation
June 2019, Reed Exhibitions
MESA Africa has aligned with Africa Automation Fair for the first time this year, to help drive the next level of industry automation in South Africa. Vice chairman, Gerhard Greeff, explains that MESA’s ...

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Future Production Technologies Conference
June 2019
“The Fourth Industrial Revolution will herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management and governance,” says Bob Williamson, chair of the Future Production Technologies Conference ...

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An alliance for the IIoT
June 2019, Endress+Hauser
At Hannover Messe 2019, seven leading suppliers from mechanical engineering, industrial automation and software announced the founding of the Open Industry 4.0 Alliance. With this cooperation, the companies ...

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Siemens launches Atlas of Digitalisation
June 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
Siemens has launched a new web-based application that reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalisation and develop new ways of living, working and interacting. The Atlas ...

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Skyriders powers boiler inspection at Kendal
June 2019
Skyriders Access Specialists has garnered nearly 20 years’ experience and expertise at Kendal in Mpumalanga, the largest indirect dry-cooled power station in the world. The latest project saw a 30-member ...

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UJ career day for engineers
June 2019
The University of Johannesburg (UJ) recently held a career day for engineers, organised by the student chapter of the SA Institute of Mechanical Engineering. A wide range of representatives from industry ...

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TLT-Turbo provides ventilation solution to Kamoa Copper
June 2019
TLT-Turbo Africa has been awarded the contract for the supply and installation of a turnkey solution for underground ventilation and fumes extraction for Kamoa Copper SA, located in the DRC. Kamoa Copper ...

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SKF solution saves capex for mining customer
June 2019, SKF South Africa
When a long-standing customer in the platinum sector required assistance to salvage its spherical roller bearings, SKF came to the fore. Through its in-depth remanufacturing expertise and capabilities, ...

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From the editor’s desk: Edge, cloud or both?
June 2019, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control)
In the illusory world of digital transformation, the question of where the applications will best be hosted often triggers a lively discussion. In particular, the cloud vs. edge debate has left many wondering ...

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A technology evolution unfolds at X-Change 2019
May 2019, IS³ - Industry Software, Solutions & Support
IS3 and AVEVA reimagine asset optimisation and new ways of work in tomorrow’s digitally enhanced manufacturing plants.

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Emerson appoints new president for Middle East and Africa
May 2019, Emerson Automation Solutions
Emerson has appointed Vidya Ramnath as the new president for its Automation Solutions business in Middle East and Africa.    A 24-year veteran of Emerson, she was most recently vice president for Emerson’s ...

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Emerson and Repsol form strategic alliance
May 2019
Emerson and Repsol have announced a strategic alliance to deliver advanced subsurface geophysical technologies to significantly reduce the time to prospect and produce first oil. To achieve this critical ...

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Yokogawa establishes Yokogawa Norge
May 2019
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced that it has established a subsidiary in Norway to engage in the sale of control products and provision of related services. The subsidiary, Yokogawa Norge, ...

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