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November 2019
Dear Marketer, Have you ever looked back on a year and wondered how you survived it? For the majority of South Africans, 2019 started benignly enough, cosily wrapped in the blanket of Ramaphoria that ...

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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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World record for Festo’s BionicOpter
December 2019, Festo
The Festo BionicOpter will be included in the 2020 Guinness World Records. The chapter ‘Robots’ presents the most amazing records from the world of super robots and artificial intelligence. The Festo ...

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BMG’s Food & Beverage Expo voted a success
December 2019, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s recent Food & Beverage Expo, held at the BMG World distribution and engineering facility, has been voted a great success. “Highlights of the event included presentations from guest speaker, Linda ...

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BI leverages synergies across Hudaco Group
December 2019
As part of the Hudaco Group, Bearings International (BI) is able to leverage synergies across a broad range of companies, meaning it can offer a complete product basket across its branch network countrywide. In ...

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Nidec extends warranty on Commander drives
December 2019, Nidec
Control Techniques has launched a free, five-year warranty for its Commander range of general-purpose drives. Anyone who purchases a drive from the Commander range will now be able to register to extend ...

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African mines gear up with SEW-Eurodrive’s new service
December 2019, SEW-Eurodrive
A convenient and cost-effective option for ageing African mines, some of them 50 to 60 years’ old, is to have their geared units professionally refurbished by SEW-Eurodrive. Supplementing its refurbishment ...

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DEHN Africa provides 3D laser scanning for lightning protection design
December 2019, DEHN Protection South Africa
3D laser scanning delivers many benefits for industrial and engineering projects, providing precise and reliable data which allows for improved planning and scheduling. Without physically touching what ...

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Local panel manufacturer stays at the cutting edge of technology innovation
December 2019, Zest WEG Group
As a leading electrical control panel manufacturer, WEG Automation Africa stays at the cutting edge of innovation through its research and development driven approach which sees continuous product improvement- ...

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BMG appointed distributor by HEKO Ketten
December 2019, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG has been appointed by HEKO Ketten as official distributors in southern Africa of Heko conveyor components, including round link chains. “High wear-resistant HEKO components for bulk material conveyors, ...

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Curtailing youth unemployment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
December 2019
The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies and coordinator of Government’s 4IR programme Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, in partnership with MICT SETA, has launched a pilot skills development ...

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Elonics donates LSIS PLC+HMI to UKZN School of Engineering
December 2019, Elonics
Elonics recently donated an LSIS Automation Kit to UKZN’s electrical engineering department, which included the XEC Series PLC with HMI including programming software and necessary cables. Final year ...

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From the editor's desk: The power of 23
December 2019, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control)
Have you ever looked back on a year and wondered how you survived it? For the majority of South Africans, 2019 was such a year. It started benignly enough, cosily wrapped in the blanket of Ramaphoria ...

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Robust absolute linear position measurement
December 2019, ATI Systems
Temposonics, an MTS Systems company, is a leading supplier of magnetostrictive sensors, which are rapidly becoming the transducers of choice in many applications.

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Yokogawa announces acquisition of RAP International
November 2019, Yokogawa South Africa
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced the signing of an agreement with UK-based RAP International for Yokogawa to acquire all shares of the company and make RAP a wholly-owned subsidiary. RAP specialises ...

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Kenya launches Africa's largest wind farm
November 2019
Kenya has launched Africa’s largest wind farm project in a bid to boost the country’s power generation capacity and reach its goal of 100 percent renewable energy generation by 2030. Set to contribute ...

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Emerson acquires Spence and Nicholson steam technology product lines
November 2019, Emerson Automation Solutions
Emerson has announced the acquisition of the Spence and Nicholson product lines from Circor International. The acquisition complements Emerson’s broad portfolio of steam system solutions for process industries ...

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