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Faster, further, bigger, stronger
2nd Quarter 2012, Technews Publishing

Pushing the limits
In honour of the upcoming London Olympic Games, this issue is dedicated to motion control in the world of sport.

The ultimate swage machine
2nd Quarter 2012, Genflex

Genflex Hydraulics has just taken delivery of the largest and most powerful hydraulic hose swage machine that has ever been manufactured in South Africa.

Schneider launches training centre
2nd Quarter 2012, Schneider Electric South Africa

The French-South African Schneider Electric Education Centre offers a well equipped, state of the art facility fitted with Schneider Electric educational systems.

Yaskawa acquires majority of Robotic Systems
2nd Quarter 2012

Yaskawa has acquired a majority shareholding in Robotic Systems in Johannesburg.

Meet the world
2nd Quarter 2012, SKF South Africa

SKF has announced the launch of the 2012 SKF Meet the World youth football tournament.

Zest and WEG unite to take on Africa
2nd Quarter 2012, Zest WEG Group Africa

Electric motor distributor Zest has set its sights on winning a greater share of the African market following its acquisition by Brazil based group WEG last year.

Akhanani Cranes expands Verlinde profile
2nd Quarter 2012

Akhanani Cranes is an accredited distributer for the world’s premier supplier of hoists and lifting equipment, Verlinde France.

Educational technology for disabled children
2nd Quarter 2012, Voith Turbo

Voith Turbo, specialist suppliers of hydrodynamic drive, coupling and braking systems, recently donated 10 Smart Boards to the Ithembelihle LSen School for physically disabled children in Johannesburg.

Festo makes technology fun
1st Quarter 2012, Festo

Festo is a founding partner of WorldSkills, the world’s largest international skills competition. This vocational initiative assists in the education of up and coming engineering talent in many countries ...

UCT mechanical engineers contribute to groundbreaking surgery
1st Quarter 2012

Two University of Cape Town engineers and a surgeon have adapted simple mechanical engineering principles to develop groundbreaking maxillo-facial surgery.

One stop hydraulics shop
1st Quarter 2012, Hytec (Afripower)

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, ...

Genflex achieves BEE level 5 status
1st Quarter 2012, Genflex

As a result of the increase in sales that Genflex has achieved over the last 12 months, the company has been re-rated at a higher BEE level. After being independently assessed and rated in terms of the ...

1st Quarter 2012

New appointments in 2012.

BMG entertains elderly people
1st Quarter 2012

BMG hosted a party in Durban at the end of last year for elderly people from The Association for the Aged (TAFTA).    “These annual celebrations are a BMG staff initiative, where funds are raised by the ...

Pneumatic and PLC training
1st Quarter 2012, Pneumatic Training & Consultants

Pneumatic Training & Consultants offers a range of Merseta accredited pneumatic and PLC training courses.

Ceramic balls for electric car
1st Quarter 2012, SKF South Africa

SKF has supplied advanced sensor technology and bearings to the Bolloré Group for use in their innovative electric cars. These cars will be used in the car sharing programme, Autolib, to be launched in ...

The past and the future
1st Quarter 2012, Technews Publishing

All the best for the new year, may it be a good one for all our readers.       A crystal ball It is always fun at the start of a new year to see what predictions have been made for the future but I often ...

Careers for tomorrow
1st Quarter 2012

Events management company élancommunications recently launched the myTomorrow Careers Exhibition.The intention is to make young people aware of the exciting technical careers open to them as an artisan ...

Sunny side up apples
1st Quarter 2012, SEW-Eurodrive

Sponsored by SEW-Eurodrive and Festo, the PneuDrive Challenge aims to give the best mechanical, electronic and mechatronic engineering students a chance to use their talent to bring together engineering ...

Garlock seals from BMG
1st Quarter 2012, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG

BMG has been appointed exclusive distributor in South Africa for Garlock Sealing Technologies. “BMG has been an official distributor of the Garlock range of seals and sealing systems since 2006 and we ...

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