News


Latest Articles

From the editor's desk: AI is manufacturing’s new companion
April 2020, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control)
Artificial intelligence (AI) is not new. In fact, the ideas have been around since the 1950s when Enigma code breaker, Alan Turing, discussed the building of intelligent machines in a scientific paper ...

Read more...
Tektronix instruments for UCT electrical training laboratory
April 2020, Comtest
Comtest recently assisted the University of Cape Town (UCT) physics department in refurbishing its electrical training laboratory. All of the existing analogue oscilloscopes were replaced with 132 new ...

Read more...
Automotive products for race winning performance
April 2020, SKF South Africa
SKF is a passionate sponsor of global motorsport. Through its Racing Division, the company is involved in all aspects of technical assistance, design and manufacture for motorsport applications. In the ...

Read more...
SKF technology for tidal turbine
April 2020, SKF South Africa
SKF has developed a power-train for the world’s most powerful tidal turbine, capable of generating 2 MW. SKF has been supplying bearings and components to Scotland-based Orbital Marine Power since 2011 ...

Read more...
EM launches 2020 catalogue with 450 new products
April 2020, ElectroMechanica
ElectroMechanica has launched the latest edition of its biannual product catalogue. The catalogue covers a broad range of new developments across each of the various categories. “We place the same emphasis ...

Read more...
Africa Automation Technology Fair 2021
April 2020
Positioned as the heartbeat of the industry in Africa, Africa Automation Fair has evolved and transformed to meet the needs of industry and is now named the Africa Automation Technology Fair. Africa ...

Read more...
Legrand and EDS-UPS partnership
April 2020, Legrand
Legrand has appointed Engineering Data Systems SA (EDS UPS) as official Legrand uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems partners. EDS UPS, with strong technical capabilities in servicing and supporting ...

Read more...
Strategic partnership supports small businesses
April 2020
Small businesses in the local manufacturing industries were recently celebrated for outstanding achievement in Macsteel’s award winning Usizo Supplier Development Programme, run in conjunction with ORT ...

Read more...
Actum merges its brands
April 2020, Actum Industrial
Over the years, Actum Group has been built through partnerships, collaborations and acquisitions of leading companies with a long history and rich legacy in the industry. These companies include Actum ...

Read more...
WearCheck expands in West Africa
April 2020, Wearcheck Africa
Condition monitoring specialist, WearCheck, has upgraded its laboratory in Tarkwa, Ghana to a state-of-the-art testing centre which can now analyse transformer oil, coolant and fuel – amongst a host of ...

Read more...
BMG extends transmission range
April 2020, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG has extended its range of power transmission components to include its recently upgraded Fenagrid Premium grid couplings. These taper grid steel flexible couplings accommodate angular, parallel and ...

Read more...
Skyriders receives recognition for a customised solution
April 2020
Well known for its innovation in devising customised solutions for specific client requirements, rope-access specialist Skyriders recently received recognition from a major petrochemical producer for ...

Read more...
Appointments
April 2020, Beckhoff Automation
Beckhoff has appointed Brendan van der Westhuizen as support technician.   

Read more...
Ice cream factory switches from coal to gas-fired boilers
April 2020
When looking for an efficient solution to switch from its old and inefficient coal-fired boilers, an ice cream factory looked for a trusted product from a reputable supplier. Egoli Gas supplied the factory ...

Read more...
Gear reducer improves mine’s performance
April 2020
The outstanding performance of ABB’s Dodge gear reducer at Kwena Coal Mine in Mpumalanga has led to Bearings International (BI) purchasing a second unit to be installed on another key conveyor. Kwena ...

Read more...
From the editor's desk: Maintenance is the new cool
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2020, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control)
An interesting spin-off of digitalisation in today’s manufacturing plants is how it has elevated the maintenance department from obscurity to the status of primary organisational profit driver. Preventative ...

Read more...
From the editor's desk: Digital twins require digital threads and therein lies the rub
March 2020, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control)
It’s interesting to see how the use of digital twins to drive production efficiency is maturing thanks to the cost-effective implementation technologies of the IIoT. One of the bottlenecks to wider adoption ...

Read more...
SKF launches Green Finance Framework
March 2020, SKF South Africa
By engaging in green financing, SKF’s funding strategy will become more aligned with the Group’s climate objectives, to reduce carbon emissions from its own manufacturing and supply chain operations, ...

Read more...
African drone business challenge finalists announced
March 2020
The African Drone Forum has announced the finalists of the first African Drone Business Challenge, a business plan competition for African entrepreneurs to uncover new commercial use cases for drone applications ...

Read more...
Rockwell Automation to acquire Avnet Data Security
March 2020, Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation recently announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire privately held Avnet Data Security, an Israeli-based cybersecurity provider with over 20 years’ experience in cybersecurity ...

Read more...



      Page 1 of 231   Next >   Last >>