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20 years of PC control technology
August 2019, Beckhoff Automation
Looking back and looking forward: an interview with Hans Beckhoff, managing director, Beckhoff Automation.

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Bee’ah, selects Johnson Controls and Microsoft for its office of the future
August 2019
An innovation leader and a pioneering force for sustainable solutions in the Middle East, Bee’ah’s new sustainable headquarters will be infused with artificial intelligence across systems and spaces, ...

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Cloud-based platforms to drive factory simulation software
August 2019
The market for factory simulation software products will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11% to reach US$4,1 billion for over 172 000 users in 2030. According to ABI Research, these sales include ...

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Rittal to partner with Atos and Siemens for Edge Data Centre initiative
August 2019, Rittal
Rittal has entered into a global strategic partnership with Atos and Siemens. The common goal is the development of intelligent edge data centre solutions for smart industries, smart cities, smart retail, ...

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Trade expo to support business growth in Botswana
August 2019, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery
Electra Mining Botswana will take place at the Gaborone Fairgrounds from 10-12 September. This niche trade show is designed to support business growth in Botswana by creating an environment where business ...

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SEW-Eurodrive provides on-site training and service in Africa
August 2019, SEW-Eurodrive
A key differentiator for SEW-Eurodrive in Africa is its capability to offer on-site training and service. This not only familiarises clients with the drive automation specialist’s complete range, but ...

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A pioneer and role model
August 2019
There is a serious shortage of women in engineering. Globally it is a male dominated field. According to ECSA, only 11% of the total number of engineers registered are female and only 4% of these are ...

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Turbine drive train overhauled in just six weeks
August 2019
In a recent major overhaul of a 70 MVA turbine generator set, Marthinusen & Coutts took responsibility for the entire drive train refurbishment. Working in collaboration with business unit Actom Turbo ...

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Trafo partners with TMC Transformers
August 2019
Africa continues to follow the global trend in taking up dry-type transformer technology, owing largely to its enhanced safety levels and lower maintenance requirements. According to David Claassen, managing ...

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Cummins Ghana completes Goldfields pump repower project
August 2019
Mining site operations are extremely demanding, and dewatering pumps need to run continuously to remove groundwater to ensure non-stop mining. A recent pump repower project in Ghana demonstrated Cummins’ ...

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Countering the counterfeiters
August 2019, SKF South Africa
In 2017, working with law-enforcement authorities, SKF destroyed 15 tonnes of counterfeit bearings that were identified and seized several years ago. The batch, which comprised 17 000 individual items, ...

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Taking proximity detection to new heights
August 2019, Booyco Electronics
Proximity detection systems (PDS) specialist, Booyco Electronics is once again raising the bar for safety, quality and local content in the mining sector, through a technology collaboration with fellow ...

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Engineering is shaping the future
August 2019, Siemens Digital Industries, ESTEQ Test & Measurement
Engineering is shaping what the future will look like and is evolving as quickly as technology itself. This year’s highly successful Engineering Community Conference (ECC) hosted by ESTEQ at the CSIR ...

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Siemens to acquire ESTEQ
August 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of ESTEQ, a distributor of product lifecycle management, product design and simulation, and manufacturing ...

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Digital factory market to grow at 33%
August 2019
The digital factory market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 33% to reach $673 billion in 2026. According to a new report published by ABI Research, these sales include the actual hardware ...

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Becker Mining upgrade for local coal operation
August 2019, Becker Mining South Africa
Becker Mining South Africa’s energy division has been awarded a contract to upgrade the PLC infrastructure at a leading coal producer’s underground operations. “This project comprises the design, manufacture ...

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Process 4.0 Breakfast Seminar Series 2019
August 2019, Beckhoff Automation
Beckhoff Automation, in partnership with VEGA, are proud to present the second South African Process 4.0 Seminar for industry. The 2019 seminars are aimed at industry segments such as oil & gas production, ...

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From the editor’s desk: Wearable inspection tools not just fashionable accessories
August 2019, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control)
The quickening consumer demand for wearable technology looks like it’s about to spill over into the industrial sector. Driven by established hardware – Google Glass for example – wearable devices present ...

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Africa Automation Fair 2019 wraps up with strong growth
July 2019, Reed Exhibitions
Key event reflects SA’s growing interest in IIoT/4IR.

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4IR in South Africa: SAIMC involved from day one.
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), also known as Industry 4.0, has necessitated that countries develop new policies, strategies and innovation plans to enable an inclusive whole-of-society approach ...

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