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Guaranteed power protection
July 2019, Schneider Electric South Africa
During energy month, it may be time to assess what equipment in your office or data centre is critical to keep online. Adopting smart uninterruptible power supply (UPS) technology has become the preferred ...

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Quick transformer turnaround for KZN mine
July 2019
When a mining company in KwaZulu-Natal experienced a transformer failure recently, it was hoping for a quick solution. The mine got one from dry-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions. It took ...

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UPS for industrial networks
July 2019, Phoenix Contact
The new Quint DC UPS uninterruptible power supply can be integrated into established networks, and continues to supply systems without interruption even in the event of a mains failure. It can be integrated ...

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Smart Grid solutions enhance utility revenue collection
July 2019, Schneider Electric South Africa
At African Utility Week in Cape Town, Johan Pretorius, business development manager, Schneider Electric South Africa, presented a paper on ‘The Impact of Revenue Collection on Non-Technical Losses’. “The ...

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Leonardo fitted with backup power by Zest WEG Group
July 2019, Zest WEG Group
As Sandton anticipates the completion this year of the Leonardo, the top end mixed-use skyscraper being constructed by Aveng-Grinaker LTA, Level 1 BBBEE-rated Zest WEG Group has supplied generator sets ...

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UPS with integrated power supply and USB interface
June 2019, Phoenix Contact
Supplying critical DC loads safely, increased system availability, confined spaces, and tough ambient conditions present system designers and operators with a variety of challenges.

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Power analysis and energy saving evolved
June 2019, HellermannTyton
Advanced power and energy consumption analysis is now available using a smartphone or tablet. The TPQA820 is a true RMS, self-powered 3-phase power quality analyser used to analyse and record the most ...

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Zest helps farmers find good ‘ground’
June 2019, Zest WEG Group
According to Zest WEG Group, there are misconceptions around what constitutes ‘earth’ and ‘neutral’ connections, and not understanding the differences can create serious problems when connections are ...

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BMG enhances efficiency of solar tracking system
June 2019, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG has extended the supply of Varvel gearboxes for small and medium power applications to include customised worm gearboxes for installation in photovoltaic solar tracking systems. “As part of BMG’s ...

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RS Components introduces new Power over Ethernet injectors
June 2019, RS Components SA
RS Components has announced availability of a new selection of Power over Ethernet (PoE) single-port mid-span power injectors manufactured by Phihong, a leader in advanced power solutions and a specialist ...

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Residual circuit breaker with overcurrent protection
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview
Entek Electric’s RCBO models KBL-6 and KBL-10 are used to protect electrical circuits with a high level of reliability in industrial machines or residential buildings. Both models are widely in demand ...

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New automated drive analyser
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Comtest
Fluke’s new MDA-500 Series is designed to easily test and troubleshoot typical problems on three-phase and single-phase inverter type motor drive systems. These are on exhibit at Stands F22-F23. The on-screen ...

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Miniature circuit breaker
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview
On show at Stand J04, Entek Electric’s MCB models KB-6 and KB-10 are used to protect electrical circuits with a high level of reliability in industrial machines or residential buildings. Both models are ...

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DIN rail main AC-DC supply
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Accutronics
The DRF960-24-1 DIN rail main AC-DC supply from TDK-Lambda is on show at Stand D06. The output is adjustable from 24–28 V using either the front panel potentiometer or an external source to compensate ...

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Contactless energy transfer system for an automotive assembly line extension
April 2019, SEW-Eurodrive
The Movitrans contactless energy transfer system from SEW-Eurodrive, in conjunction with its Movipro SDC decentralised drive, position and application controller, has played a critical role in an assembly ...

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VSDs drive cost saving in pumping systems
April 2019, Zest WEG Group
WEG variable speed drives (VSDs) offer the agricultural sector the ability to reduce the operating cost on automated water collection systems with a reduction in motor energy consumption when the motor ...

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Power module with load sharing
April 2019, Accutronics
TDK Corporation has announced the introduction of the DRM40 series of DIN rail mount redundancy modules. Two 10 30 V DC inputs are rated at 20 A each and the output at 40 A. A 150% peak load capability ...

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Cummins technology and innovation
April 2019
Powering a world that’s always on At the recent Middle East Electricity (MEE) exhibition held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, visitors could discover a range of the latest power products, systems and ...

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Stakeless earth ground loop testing
April 2019, Comtest
Testing the grounding components of equipment in hard to reach spaces, including areas that are indoors or fully paved and do not permit driving auxiliary test stakes, is always challenging. Comtest is ...

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Let there be light
March 2019, RJ Connect
Fuel cell system helps channel electricity to rural community.

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