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Electra Mining Innovation Award for Beckhoff

November 2018 News

Eric Bruggeman, the CEO of the SACEEC, congratulates Kenneth M<sup>c</sup>Pherson on the award.
Eric Bruggeman, the CEO of the SACEEC, congratulates Kenneth McPherson on the award.

Innovative new products were the focus on day two of the Electra Mining 2018 exhibition at Nasrec, where visitors were able to see a vast number of new technologies and products on display. To add further excitement, exhibitors were invited to enter their new innovations to be assessed by the independent adjudicator, SACEEC’s CEO, Eric Bruggeman. This year’s Innovation Awards covered three categories:

South African Innovator, International Innovator: Mechanical, and International Innovator: Electronic. More than 60 products were reviewed across the three categories.

Industrial automation equipment supplier, Beckhoff Automation, won the International Innovation: Electronics Award for its EtherCAT system. Beckhoff implements open automation systems based on personal computer (PC) control technology with a product range that covers industrial PCs, I/O and fieldbus components, drive technology and automation software.

For more information contact Michelle Murphy, Beckhoff Automation, +27 11 795 2898, michellem@beckhoff.com, www.beckhoff.co.za



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