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Hytec Pretoria exhibits at Mining & Technical Expo
May 2020
Hytec Pretoria exhibited at the Mining and Technical Exhibition (MTE) at the Cullinan Sports Ground in Tshwane, the first MTE for the year held in February. The company showcased a wide range of products ...

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Skyriders to offer external training at its academy
May 2020
“The Midrand-based training academy established by rope access specialist Skyriders will soon offer external training,” reports marketing manager, Mike Zinn. Working at height continues to pose a ...

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Honeywell takes nine SA students to space camp
May 2020, Honeywell ACS South Africa
Honeywell has sent nine South African students to the US Space & Rocket Centre (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama, as part of the 10th annual Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA). From 23-27 February, ...

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Skid-mounted dry-type transformer does duty on a coal mine
May 2020
In a specialised application on a coal mine, Trafo Power Solutions recently supplied a dry-type transformer mounted on a mobile skid. “The harsh environment of a coal mine required us to specially ...

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Becker Mining South Africa supplies uninterruptible power supply systems
May 2020, Becker Mining South Africa
Becker Mining South Africa has supplied 12 uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to a local coal mine supplier, to enhance safety and prevent unnecessary downtime. These specially designed systems ...

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Aguru announces agreement with French industrial services company Ennovia
May 2020
Aguru Business Solutions (Aguru), a company specialising in automation and digital transformation advisory and project management services, has announced that it has entered into a reseller agreement ...

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From the editor’s desk: Loop signatures and digital postage during lockdown
May 2020, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control)
In this month’s issue, we publish the first updated version of Michael Brown’s Loop Signature series of articles, the material that forms the basis for his popular control loop training courses.  ...

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Best of breed industrial software: announcement from Element8
May 2020
Element8 is proud to announce its appointments as authorised Ignition distributor for Inductive Automation, distributor of Canary Historian for Canary Labs, and distributor of Flow Information Platform ...

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BMG provides critical engineering support during lockdown
May 2020, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG, a leading South African engineering solutions specialist, has been authorised to provide engineering components and support services to businesses approved as essential service providers, during ...

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Emerson acquires American Governor
May 2020, Emerson Automation Solutions
Emerson has announced that it has completed the purchase of American Governor Company, a leader in technologies and services for hydroelectric turbine controls. The addition of American Governor builds ...

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EtherCAT Technology Group seminars postponed due to coronavirus pandemic
May 2020, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control)
The series of EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) seminars, scheduled to be held in South Africa from 22-29 October, has had to be postponed due to the uncertainty relating to travel and event hosting as ...

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Endress+Hauser receives top rating for sustainability
May 2020, Endress+Hauser South Africa
Endress+Hauser has been placed in the top ranking of companies in the EcoVadis sustainability audit for the fourth time in a row. The group again improved its overall result. With 72 points, Endress+Hauser ...

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Endress+Hauser partner programme gains importance through IIoT solutions
May 2020, Endress+Hauser South Africa
How can field instruments and components easily be integrated into automation systems? The answer is becoming increasingly important as industrial production digitalisation progresses. The Endress+Hauser ...

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MESA International announces development of Model for Smart Manufacturing
May 2020, MESA Africa NPC
MESA International has announced the development of a new model called ‘The Model for Smart Manufacturing’. The model will cover several intersecting dimensions including business intelligence, product ...

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Drones to the fore in the fight against coronavirus
May 2020
Since the World Health Organisation moved to declare COVID-19 a pandemic in early March, public health experts around the world have advocated for self-isolation as a way to reduce the spread of the disease ...

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Innovation of Africa by Africans
May 2020
Thirty-seven-year-old David Phume was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. The charismatic creative, who hails from Bryanston, Johannesburg, has never been afraid to dream big. Phume’s interest is ...

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Messe Muenchen South Africa to expand reach with analytica Lab Africa 2021
May 2020
analytica Lab Africa, the international trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics, will be back in Johannesburg in 2021, with an expanded programme, more highlights ...

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COVID-19: social distance monitoring and contact tracing
May 2020, Trigas Agencies
Blackline has come to the fore with the introduction of social distancing monitoring with contact tracing for industry: a safety wearable unit for field and plant users and a smart phone app for everyone ...

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In memoriam: Vivienne Caroline Dorrington - 19 June 1958 – 21 April 2020
28 April 2020, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control)
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our CEO, Vivienne Dorrington, after a long and brave battle with cancer. Like her father, Ray Beaumont, who founded Technews Publishing in 1985, ...

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Ventilator from windscreen wiper parts
16 April 2020
A research team at the University of Texas, Austin, is building a ventilator made of cheap, widely available materials to help fill the demand for critical devices that help patients breathe created by ...

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