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Dowson & Dobson launches assembly technology division
3rd Quarter 2011

Dowson & Dobson Industrial is launching a dedicated new Assembly Technology division which is aimed at the higher end of the local assembly technologies market. The company is dedicating an entire new ...

Casual Day benefits the disabled
3rd Quarter 2011

Casual Day is the one day in the year when anything goes. This popular fundraising event is based on the concept that you can wear anything you like as long as you have an official Casual Day sticker. ...

SEW-Eurodrive appointments
3rd Quarter 2011

Wesley Bartholomew has been appointed as logistics manager at SEW-Eurodrive.       Sonja Fox has been appointed as buyer at SEW-Eurodrive, Nelspruit.    Hermien van Tonder has been appointed as PA to the ...

Let your car drive you
3rd Quarter 2011

Google has tested a self-driving car, a first in robotics research. Six automated Toyota Priuses and one Audi TT have collectively logged more than 225 000 km to date over Californian highways and roads. ...

Schneider brings warmth to Zenzele
3rd Quarter 2011, Schneider Electric South Africa

To lessen the unkindness of a harsh winter, the staff of Schneider Electric dedicated the annual Schneider Electric social initiative week, named Luli, to collecting blankets, nonperishable items and ...

Festo Didactic training August-October
3rd Quarter 2011, Festo

Pneumatics (1) Basic PN111    Johannesburg: 7-9 September, 5-7 October    Durban: 7-9 September    Cape Town: 31 August- 2 September       Pneumatics (2) Maintenance PN121    Johannesburg: 12-14 October Durban: ...

Parker Hannifin appointments
3rd Quarter 2011

Christian Malan has been appointed as general manager at Parker Hannifin.       Mpho Kgalegi has been appointed as HR manager at Parker Hannifin.    Vee Rampersad has been appointed as business development ...

Cloud automation and a robotics revolution
3rd Quarter 2011

Automation in the clouds Cloud computing means using large, remote Internet-based servers in the same way as if they belonged to your own company. Very large data pipes allow large groups of server farms ...

Hydraulics and pneumatics
3rd Quarter 2011, Hydramatics Control Equipment

After 45 years service to the industry, Hydraulics and Pneumatics still plays an integral role in the hydraulic and pneumatic component supply chain and is now under brand new management. The company ...

BMG supports Protec
3rd Quarter 2011, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG

BMG supports Protec, a national nonprofit technological career development programme for senior school students. Protec is an NGO that is completely reliant on donors for support and recently celebrated ...

Electromobility is accelerating
3rd Quarter 2011

The Formulec EF01 is an electric Formula 1 racing car which is claimed to be the fastest electric car in the world. Designed and created by Formulec and its technology partner Segula Technologies, it ...

Festo and GSR Ventiltechnik
3rd Quarter 2011, Festo

Festo South Africa has signed a sole agency agreement with GSR Ventiltechnik GmbH & Co. This gives Festo South Africa the sole distributorship of GSR products for the Southern African Development Community, ...

Genflex acquires Thames Trading
3rd Quarter 2011

Genflex has announced the acquisition of hydraulic hose and fittings company, Thames Trading of Boksburg. Bruce Garner, managing director of the Genflex group of companies, said, “Thames Trading has been ...

SEW launches Drive Academy
3rd Quarter 2011, SEW-Eurodrive

SEW-Eurodrive has launched a Drive Academy in South Africa as a result of an increasing need for customer training. “With more and more customers asking for training, there is no doubt in our minds that ...

Future technologies
3rd Quarter 2011, Technews Publishing

Driverless cars In this issue we are focusing on applications in the automotive and marine industries. We have a story about Google’s driverless car. I must say I like the idea. Google has even driven ...

Seen this?
3rd Quarter 2011

Hytec has broadened its range of mobile hydraulic components for application in the mid-tier mobile and industrial market segments. The new range includes hand pumps, cartridge valves, hand control valves, ...

Schneider launches Acti 9
2nd Quarter 2011, Schneider Electric South Africa

Schneider Electric recently introduced its new generation of miniature electrical protection devices, called Acti 9, targeting the tertiary and industrial building markets and replacing the Multi 9 range. ...

New MD for SEW-Eurodrive
2nd Quarter 2011, SEW-Eurodrive

SEW-Eurodrive has appointed a new managing director, Ute Bormann, following the retirement of Urs Roos after a successful 15-year tenure.    “SEW-Eurodrive is more than just a company, it has been my ...

SKF and Auby Boyz make history
2nd Quarter 2011, SKF South Africa

SKF has been sponsoring the highly successful Auby Boyz Race team since 2009 and is actively involved at every level. “Our role as sponsor is much more than just supplying bearing components. We are in ...

Innovation award for NASA and Goodyear
2nd Quarter 2011

NASA and Goodyear were recently honoured with the R&D 100 Award for an innovative, energy efficient, airless tyre that will not go flat and is capable of transporting large, long-range vehicles across the ...

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