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From the editor's desk: AI in manufacturing and a virtual exhibition booth
October 2020, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control)
Artificial intelligence (AI) is seen by many as the core of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), yet its vision is not fundamentally new. The ideas have been around since the mid 1950s, but progress ...

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Endress+Hauser strengthens presence in the Middle East
October 2020, Endress+Hauser South Africa
Endress+Hauser is strengthening the Group’s presence on the Arabian Peninsula with the establishment of Endress+Hauser Middle East.

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BMG launches online shopping platform
October 2020, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG has announced the launch of the company’s new online shopping platform - BMG Online - which makes doing business in the industrial sector even easier.

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WearCheck moves to Westville
October 2020
Condition monitoring specialist, WearCheck, recently relocated its head office and main laboratory from Pinetown to Westville, just outside Durban.

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Skyriders inspection at pulp and paper plant
October 2020
Online teaser: When a pulp and paper producer required inspection of its fire-water reticulation system, it turned to rope access specialist Skyriders.

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Trafo supplies skid-mounted dry-type transformer
October 2020
In a specialised application on a coal mine, Trafo Power Solutions recently supplied a dry-type transformer mounted on a mobile skid.

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OPC Foundation welcomes Emerson to its board of directors
12 October 2020
Emerson has joined the OPC Foundation Field Level Communications (FLC) initiative to drive a holistic approach to sensor and device level communications across process and factory automation.

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Siemens Energy MEA Energy Week conference draws world-class line-up
12 October 2020
Siemens Energy & partners are holding a major Middle East and Africa-focused virtual conference, entitled “Shaping the Energy of Tomorrow”, from 19-21 October.

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BMG launches online shopping platform
September 2020, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG has announced the launch of the company’s new online shopping platform - BMG Online - which makes doing business in the industrial sector even easier.

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SJC Creative wins Media Communications Specialist Award
September 2020
SJC Creative, a specialised B2B and industrial media communications consultancy, was recently awarded the Media Communications Specialist Award 2020, Gauteng.

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SAIMC to host webinar during Electra Mining Africa 2020 Connect week
August 2020, SAIMC
As part of Electra Mining Africa 2020 Connect week (7-11 September), the Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics & Control (SAIMC) will be hosting a webinar on the subject: “Preparing South ...

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AVEVA & OSIsoft combine to accelerate the digital transformation of the industrial world
August 2020
Software group AVEVA has announced an agreement to acquire California-based OSIsoft for $5 billion. The companies’ complementary industrial and software expertise will support full-stack solutions that span edge, plant and enterprise deployment models.

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Open Beckhoff technology sets adoption record
September 2020, Beckhoff Automation
Now, with 3000 officially registered device manufacturers, EtherCAT has the broadest base of adoption in the industrial Ethernet market.

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SEW-Eurodrive provides six MACC units to local power utility
September 2020, SEW-Eurodrive
EW-Eurodrive has developed a purpose-built 2-stage gear unit series solution, the MACC series, specifically for air-cooled condensers.

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WearCheck launches disinfectant tunnel
September 2020
To help South African companies ensure the health of their employees, WearCheck has created a unique HealthCheck disinfectant tunnel which can be situated at the entrance to work-sites or public spaces ...

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German & EU Chamber hosts inaugural Working Group Industry 4.0 online session
September 2020, Pepperl+Fuchs
On 18 August, the German & EU Chamber’s Working Group Industry 4.0 hosted the first in a series of online events around 4IR and its adoption in South Africa.

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Local manufacture of ventilators set to save lives throughout Africa
September 2020
In response to the urgent need throughout the African continent for personal protection equipment during the COVID-19 crisis, ESG Medical Equipment is set to save lives through the manufacture of specialist medical equipment.

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Holographic headset creates the perfect training experience for runners
September 2020
A couple of recent graduates from Lakeside High School in Seattle have used augmented reality to create an innovative solution to help runners achieve their training objectives.

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Preparing South African business for the 4IR
September 2020, SAIMC
Incorporated into Electra Mining Africa 2020 Connect’s Automation Day, the SAIMC recently hosted a webinar under the title, ‘Preparing South African business for the 4IR, getting the business and technical frameworks right to ensure success’.

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From the editor's desk: Digital transformation or the way of the dinosaur?
September 2020, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control)
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) recently had its fair share of exposure in South African industry circles. First, the German & EU Chamber’s Working Group Industry 4.0 kicked off a series of online ...

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