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The IIoT edge is evolving
January 2020, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control)
In its IIoT context, the edge is traditionally understood to be a kind of half-way point between the plant and the cloud. Physically hard to define, the edge acts as a repository for data collected from ...

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University of London opens electronics laboratory based on Tektronix solutions
January 2020
Royal Holloway, University of London, has officially opened its new Beatrice Shilling Building which includes state-of-the-art teaching laboratories in partnership with Tektronix, a leading worldwide ...

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Rockwell Automation named a leader in Manufacturing Execution Systems
January 2020
Rockwell Automation has announced its recognition as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems for the second consecutive year. Since the 2018 report, Rockwell Automation ...

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SKF acquires industrial AI company
January 2020
SKF has signed an agreement to acquire Presenso, a company that develops and deploys artificial intelligence (AI)-based predictive maintenance software. Presenso’s capability enables production plants ...

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Bosch Ulwazi hosts 2019 Engineer in Training function
January 2020
Bosch Ulwazi’s 2019 Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Conference was recently held in Mt Edgecombe. At this annual event, graduates are given an interactive platform to showcase the knowledge and skills they ...

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Smart cities embrace 4IR
January 2020, Schneider Electric South Africa
Smart cities rely on smart grid technology that includes traditional and renewable energy sources in its mix of power supply. Driven by the advanced technology of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), ...

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North American EtherCAT Plug Fest offers opportunities
January 2020
The 2019 North American EtherCAT Plug Fest recently took place in Denver, USA. Numerous well-known manufacturers of EtherCAT devices came together over two days to test the interoperability of their products ...

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EM Bloemfontein offers accredited training courses
January 2020, ElectroMechanica
The Bloemfontein branch of supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) plans to make significant inroads in the Free State region thanks to its fully-equipped training facility, focusing mainly on automation products ...

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Cummins boosts production at two glass manufacturers
January 2020
Standby power systems from Cummins are providing extra protection at two glass-manufacturing facilities in Lahore, Pakistan, allowing production lines to always be on, and operations to continue seamlessly ...

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Schneider Electric announces local manufacturing and reduced lead times
January 2020, Schneider Electric South Africa
Schneider Electric South Africa has announced that its PIX Easy Air Insulated Switchgear, previously 100% internationally manufactured, will now have a 68% local finishing process, reducing the customer ...

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F’SASEC launches second training centre at Sedibeng TVET College
January 2020, Schneider Electric South Africa
Representing an important milestone in its access to education journey, the French South African Schneider Electric Education Centre (F’SASEC) network has launched a second practical training laboratory ...

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SEW-Eurodrive supplies Movigear units for German project
January 2020, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive has supplied 64 Movigear servo motors from its Cape Town branch to a major OEM based in Paarl, H.G. Molenaar, which in turn supplied a weighing conveyor system to a German-based leader in ...

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BMG’s bearing focus
January 2020, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s comprehensive range of bearings extends from precision miniature bearings used in machine tools and electronics applications, to giant size bearings that meet the demands of steel and mining industries. The ...

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RTS’ application engineering experience provides customised industrial solutions
January 2020
In 2015, Rand Technical Services, formed in Pretoria in 1989, was strategically divided into two sister companies – RTS Africa Engineering and RTS Africa Technologies. RTS Africa operates from a small ...

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The future calls for efficiency
January 2020, Endress+Hauser
The demand for raw materials is rising, which means reserves should be dwindling. Producers around the world are thus working toward the goal of generating more with less. The result, which seems contradictory ...

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Plan your media strategy with Technews Publishing
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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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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