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Genflex opens cylinder repair division
4th Quarter 2015, Genflex

Genflex has opened a hydraulic cylinder repair division at its factory in Alrode. The decision to relocate this division from Pretoria into larger premises was due to an increase in demand for this service. ...

Festo opens innovative applications centre
4th Quarter 2015, Festo

Festo has unveiled its brand new applications centre at its Johannesburg headquarters. This boasts state-of-the-art electric drive handling and vision systems. Festo customers will be able to physically ...

BMG acquires Hansen Transmissions
4th Quarter 2015, BMG - Bearing Man Group

BMG, part of Invicta Holdings, has acquired Hansen Transmissions South Africa (HIT SA) from Hansen Industrial Transmissions, part of the Sumitomo Group. Effective from 30 September 2015, this strategic ...

Festo reinvests millions in South Africa’s technological future
4th Quarter 2015, Festo

In response to the overwhelming demand from industry for increased technical application awareness, Festo South Africa has invested over R5 million in customer-facing sales resources this year. This move ...

HAW appointed Master Distributor of OMT
4th Quarter 2015, Hydraulic & Automation Warehouse

Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW) was recently appointed as the Master Distributor of OMT’s complete product range to South and sub-Saharan Africa. OMT is an Italian-based hydraulic equipment and ...

Launch of The Fastener Factory
4th Quarter 2015

The Fastener Factory was recently established in Durban and offers a specialist supply and support service to diverse industries throughout the country, including automotive, engineering, agriculture, ...

Find the oldest Moog valve
4th Quarter 2015, MOOG

Moog has launched a contest to find the oldest operating Moog servo valve. The company will also be sponsoring monthly draws to give people with newer valves a chance to participate. “Moog’s servo valves ...

SMC Pneumatics aims for African market share
4th Quarter 2015, SMC Pneumatics (South Africa)

SMC began life in Tokyo in 1959 as a supplier of basic pneumatic and filtration equipment. Today the company has evolved into a sophisticated provider of complete automation systems, with over 60% share ...

Best practice in new energy development
4th Quarter 2015, Schneider Electric South Africa

More than 80 energy enthusiasts recently attended Schneider Electric’s Best Practice Days at its Midrand campus. These are free events hosted by Schneider Electric with the purpose of introducing customers ...

Schneider Electric and Steelcor Power sign partnership agreement
4th Quarter 2015, Schneider Electric South Africa

Schneider Electric has entered into a production partnership agreement with Steelcor Power to produce its next generation of smart grid-ready, MV switchgear, Premset. Built using a Shielded Solid Insulation ...

Beckhoff’s IPC portfolio
4th Quarter 2015

Beckhoff Automation recently held an industrial PC (IPC) and applications seminar for its clients, presented by Roland van Mark, product and marketing manager for industrial PC and Rob Rawlyk, senior ...

Pneumax is moving
4th Quarter 2015, Pneumax SA

Pneumax moved to a new location a few kilometres away on the 5th of October. The new business address is 19 Brunton Circle, Founders View South, Johannesburg. All other contact information remains the ...

4th Quarter 2015


Stellenbosch wins PneuDrive Challenge 2015
4th Quarter 2015, SEW-Eurodrive

The very successful PneuDrive Challenge, a mechatronics design competition for engineering students throughout South Africa, has come to a close for 2015 with Stellenbosch once again walking away with ...

Festo appoints BMG as distributor
4th Quarter 2015, BMG Hydraulics

Automation technology specialist, Festo South Africa has appointed BMG as an official logistics distributor for South Africa. “Festo’s extensive product range - which encompasses electromechanical and ...

Good news for SAFPA fluid power qualification
4th Quarter 2015, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA), SAFPA

On 23 June 2015, SAFPA held an Open Day where members present were requested to vote on the continued roll-out of the fluid power qualification as captured on the Merseta qualification database. The majority ...

Our future
4th Quarter 2015, Technews Publishing

There has been much talk about Industry 4.0, or Industrial IoT, and what it holds for the future of manufacturing. We have been covering this for a while and the question arises: “How does all this apply ...

New legislation to affect skills ­development rebates
3rd Quarter 2015, This Week's Editor's Pick

Motion Control’s editor visited SAFPA council members, Hugo van Niekerk and Wessie van der Westhuizen to find out what the implications are for the fluid power industry and how SAFPA is meeting this challenge.

Farewell Andrew Ashton
3rd Quarter 2015, Technews Publishing

It is with deep sadness that we notify you of the death of our dear friend and much esteemed colleague, Andrew Ashton. He passed away on 18 June following a five-week fight with cancer. Andrew’s integrity ...

Electra Mining Botswana
3rd Quarter 2015

Leading local and international suppliers to the industrial and mining sectors will gain valuable exposure to the southern African mining market at Electra Mining Botswana 2015. Exhibitors at the show ...

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