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Schneider Electric redefines power distribution through digitalisation
March 2021, Schneider Electric South Africa
Introducing MasterPact MTZ next generation low-voltage breaker with embedded Class 1 metering to save time and energy.

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Customised dry-type transformers from Trafo
March 2021
A focus on application engineering allows Trafo Power Solutions to supply customised dry-type transformers for a range of sectors including renewable energy.

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#EnergyEfficiency – the buzzword for 2021
February 2021, Danfoss
Danfoss Drives South Africa recently concluded a campaign of webinars, with energy efficiency as the main topic, in the mining energy and extraction sector.

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Compact universal DC power supplies
January 2021, Beckhoff Automation
The three new PS power supply series from Beckhoff comprises 18 single-and three-phase DIN-rail mountable power supply units that are compact and supply output currents from 2,5 to 40 A.

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Simple acquisition of energy consumption values
November 2020, Phoenix Contact
By developing the new components of the EMpro product family, Phoenix Contact has found a solution that satisfies most energy data gathering applications.

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Using infrared thermometers in electrical maintenance
January 2021, R&C Instrumentation
Non-contact, infrared thermometers enable checks to be carried out without the risk of electric shocks or the need to shut down the facility.

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When not just any battery will do
January 2021
One of the country’s most sought after battery brands, GSS batteries, is changing its name to better reflect its outstanding features.

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Siemens Energy turbines generate low-emission power
November 2020
Siemens Energy helps Total achieve low-emission goals for largest LNG project in Africa.

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Maintaining battery backup systems
November 2020, Comtest
Standby battery backup systems play a critical role in keeping essential operations functional in the event of a utility outage.

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Electrical loggers for energy savings
October 2020, Comtest
Fluke energy loggers deliver a complete picture to reduce energy costs and improve the bottom line.

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Power supply components and services for marine applications
October 2020
Vert Energy works closely with the marine and offshore sector offering the supply of quality branded components and the support of a comprehensive repair and maintenance service.

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Mines reduce fire hazards
August 2020
Underground mines in southern, central, and west Africa have been seeing the safety benefits of dry-type transformers from Johannesburg-based Trafo Power Solutions. According to managing director ...

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RS Components stocks Eaton contactors
August 2020, RS Components SA
RS Components now stocks Eaton’s complete Moeller series of compact DILMT contactors. Easy to integrate in a variety of industrial machines and systems, the contactors enable space savings of up to 40%, ...

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Power supplies for building automation
June 2020, Phoenix Contact
The new Step Power power supplies from Phoenix Contact are specifically tailored to the needs of modern building automation. With their comprehensive approval package, which includes the standard ...

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Skid-mounted dry-type transformer
June 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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Customised transformers for renewables and beyond
June 2020
A focus on application engineering allows Trafo Power Solutions to supply customised dry-type transformers for a range of sectors including renewable energy. “We begin at the proposal stage by engaging ...

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Electrical certificate of compliance (COC) for instrumentation: non-hazardous installations
June 2020, Everest Equipment & Control
An instrument and control installation’s scope of work often never makes a request for a certificate of compliance: it is assumed to be an electrical function and hence many installations are non-compliant. ...

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Five tips to manage energy use while staying at home
May 2020
Covid-19 continues to impact many aspects of our lives. Many are now required to stay at home in an effort to curb the spread of the pandemic. One of the many implications of staying at home will be the ...

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Holistic approach to energy security
April 2020
As South Africans settle into the routine and inconvenience of load shedding and planning their activities around shifting electricity supply, it is businesses that are taking the biggest hit through ...

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Save energy costs with highly-efficient Delta VFDs
April 2020, ElectroMechanica
Customers can realise significant savings on their total energy costs by replacing older motor starters with energy-efficient Delta variable frequency drives (VFDs), distributed locally by ElectroMechanica ...

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