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Emerson named IIoT company of the year for third time
February 2020, Emerson Automation Solutions
Emerson has been named ‘Industrial IoT Company of the Year’ by IoT Breakthrough for a third consecutive year. The honour recognises Emerson’s commitment to helping customers in industries such as chemical, ...

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BMW to source industrial PCs and control panels from Beckhoff Automation
February 2020, Beckhoff Automation
Beckhoff Automation will supply the BMW Group with technology for use in car manufacturing through 2030. According to the terms of the recently signed agreement, Beckhoff will supply the production facilities ...

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Rockwell Automation joins digital transformation alliance
February 2020, Rockwell Automation
Businesses that are digitally transforming their operations need an ecosystem of partners that can help them simplify technology deployments and quickly achieve goals like higher productivity. The new ...

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What to expect from the electronics industry in 2020 and beyond
February 2020
The last few years have been tough within the electronic industry, from Brexit to the China tariffs, to economic struggles. This year, an expected rise in electronic component sales is anticipated, along ...

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Husky Injection Molding Systems honours Beckhoff Automation with supplier award
February 2020, Beckhoff Automation
A fruitful development partnership as well as a trusting and reliable relationship such as the one that has existed between Canadian machine manufacturer Husky Injection Molding Systems and control system ...

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Aecom offers water resilience expertise
February 2020
South Africa is classified as a water-scarce country, with some projections estimating that, at present, it exploits roughly 98% of its available water-supply resources. In many areas, the water challenge ...

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Skyriders keeps the lights on at a major warehouse
February 2020
Rope-access specialist Skyriders has helped keep the lights on for a major retailer at its 75 000 square metre warehouse in Midrand. “We were called on to provide a maintenance service for the lighting, ...

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rain launches intelligent 5G transport network
February 2020
Mobile data network operator, rain, has launched its intelligent 5G transport network in partnership with Huawei. CTO Gustav Schoeman elaborates: “With Huawei’s E2E solutions and new products, our first ...

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Cummins supplies power solution to Zain Jordan
February 2020
Cummins authorised distributor, SETI Jordan, has provided a complete power solution, from project design to installation of the genset and switchgear, for Zain’s headquarters in Amman. This included special ...

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From the editor's desk: Technology trends for 2020
February 2020, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control)
Since no objective rules exist for determining the next big thing, prophesy-style articles are simply the opinion of their authors, and contradictory views abound. The market for commodities is a good ...

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Competing in a chemical space: go beyond the molecule
February 2020
Emerging structural market forces (internal and external) are reshaping the chemicals industry, and seemingly for the worse. This is due to evolving market indicators. New Chinese entrants into the market ...

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Two ABB experts predict measurement trends for 2020
February 2020, ABB South Africa
A look back at developments in industrial measurement technology in 2019, and a look forward at the expected trends for 2020 from two leading ABB experts: Dave Lincoln, digital lead, ABB Measurement & Analytics; and Dane Maisel, VP business development, ABB Measurement & Analytics Americas.

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Technology trends to follow for 2020
February 2020
The new technologies and approaches that ARC Advisory Group analysts are tracking are all poised to either enter the mainstream or – if already there – to continue to gain acceptance.

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RS Components expands 3D printer portfolio
February 2020, RS Components SA
RS Components has announced an expansion of its portfolio of Ultimaker 3D printers to include the lower cost Ultimaker S3, plus the Ultimaker S5 Pro Bundle aimed at professional production environments. The ...

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FIRST Tech Challenge: South African Qualifying Tournament 2020
February 2020
FIRST Tech Challenge South African would like to invite all interested parties to attend the qualifying tournament on 29 February. We believe that this is one of the best programmes whereby school children ...

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Company profile: BAMR
January 2020, BAMR
BAMR is a Cape Town-based company that supplies, repairs, services and calibrates instruments, especially in the coatings, corrosion, physical paint testing and allied industries. It has been the supplier ...

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Honeywell helps transform petrochemical operations
December 2019, Honeywell ACS South Africa
Honeywell has announced that Braskem Idesa has adopted a hands-free, wearable connected technology solution at its plant in Veracruz, Mexico. Honeywell’s Intelligent Wearables will allow Braskem Idesa ...

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Lonza selects Rockwell Automation for digital transformation of pharmaceutical operations
December 2019, Rockwell Automation
Lonza has selected Rockwell Automation for the turnkey implementation of the strategic vision to bring the digital factory to nine facilities that manufacture drug capsules. The Swiss-based company, founded ...

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Rocket car arrives in South Africa
December 2019
The Bloodhound LSR car has arrived at Hakskeenpan, the dry salt lake bed in South Africa’s northern Cape province, where over the next month a 25-strong crew will run tests that may see it exceed 800 ...

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Europe’s largest-ever Emerson Users Conference to be held in Milan
December 2019, Emerson Automation Solutions
The largest-ever Emerson Global Users Exchange in Europe will be taking place in Milan, Italy, in 2020. The biennial conference will be held at the Milano Convention Centre from March 18 to 20, with current ...

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