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ISO accreditation for Honingcraft
2nd Quarter 2010, Honingcraft

Honingcraft has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification, aligning quality procedures with international best practice standards and paving the way for company exports. The certification process began in ...

Tectra Automation signs Schmalz distributorship agreement
2nd Quarter 2010, Tectra Automation

Tectra Automation has been appointed official South African distributor of J. Schmalz GMBH vacuum components. The agreement was signed late last year and sees Tectra Automation distributing the range ...

The ball on the tower
2nd Quarter 2010

Becker Engineering’s Tirfor winches were used to lift and position the 35 ton FIFA World Cup soccer ball onto the Telkom Hillbrow Tower in Johannesburg. “Six TU 40 Tirfors were used to lift and position ...

Replacement 2 tonne gearbox supplied under 24 hours
2nd Quarter 2010, Bonfiglioli

It has been reported that recently a local coal terminal came to a standstill when the terminal’s main conveyor failed on a Thursday afternoon. “The costs resulting from such downtime can be enormous,” ...

Schneider Electric South Africa concludes third BEE deal
2nd Quarter 2010, Schneider Electric South Africa

Schneider Electric has finalised its third black economic empowerment deal, the latest being with leading empowerment concern, Community Investment Holdings (CIH). This deal places 20,1% of the Schneider ...

Obituary: Charles Patrick MacKay (15 Aug 1942-21 Apr 2010)
2nd Quarter 2010

It is with great sadness that the industry has learned of the passing of one of the great characters and contributors to the South African fluid power industry. Charles Patrick MacKay dedicated more ...

Hydraulic training courses July-November 2010
2nd Quarter 2010, Hydraulic Training & Consultants

Hydraulic Training Course This 3-day course covers: Introduction to hydraulics, Principles of power hydraulics, Component introduction, Principles of operation, Hydraulic fluids, Filtration and circuit ...

IDC Technologies workshops in July
2nd Quarter 2010

Johannesburg</i>    Circuit breakers and switchgear    5-6 July       Practical fibre-optics and interfacing techniques to industrial Ethernet and wireless    8-9 July       High voltage equipment    12-13 July ...

2nd Quarter 2010

Donovan Moss has been appointed managing director of Becker Mining Africa, part of the Becker Group of Companies.      

The importance of training
2nd Quarter 2010, Genflex

The Fluid Power Association of South Africa will also be introducing a new hydraulic hose certification programme for relevant suppliers. The process will allow for approval or disapproval of the methods ...

The Jim Pinto Column: Re-engineer yourself and finding the right job
2nd Quarter 2010

Re-engineer yourself If you are an engineer and want to move ahead in your management career, you need to be constantly re-educating yourself in other disciplines. Here are some positive ideas on what ...

The ball's up
2nd Quarter 2010, Technews Publishing

As much as I have desperately tried to keep the hackneyed subject of FIFA World Cup out of this issue of Motion Control, I have failed. The cause of my failure is a fascinating, albeit brief, explanation ...

Supporting industrial development, promoting entrepreneurship
2nd Quarter 2010

The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC). The Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (IDC) is a state-owned, self-financing, Development Finance Institution (DFI). It ...

100% testing - fact or fallacy?
1st Quarter 2010

The Editor    Motion Control    26 October 2009       Dear Sir,    May I draw your attention to the article 'BMG Hydraulics - the inside track' in your volume 11 No 3, 3rd quarter 2009 Motion Control Journal. You ...

International news digest
1st Quarter 2010

Matrikon has announced that it purchased the remaining 51% of Matrikon-SoftDEL India from joint venture partner SoftDEL Systems on 11 November, 2009 for CAN$575,000. The company, with approximately 30 ...

Firefighting robots demonstrated
1st Quarter 2010

Robotics experts from Sheffield Hallam University have been working with firefighters from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue to showcase a unique group of firefighting robots. Researchers say the robots, ...

Pneudrive challenge 2010
1st Quarter 2010, SEW-Eurodrive

PneuDrive Challenge, a student competition to showcase mechatronic innovation using SEW-Eurodrive and Festo products, has posted information about the PneuDrive Challenge 2010 competition on its new website ...

BMG brings many gifts
1st Quarter 2010, BMG - Bearing Man Group

BMG’s Durban head office organised Christmas functions at the end of last year for two local children’s homes – the St Thomas Home for Children in Sydenham and the Albert Park Day Care Centre. “These ...

Gender award for SEW-Eurodrive
1st Quarter 2010, SEW-Eurodrive

SEW-Eurodrive South Africa was announced as the winner of the Top Gender Empowered Company award in the Mining, Engineering and Construction sector during a recent ceremony held in Johannesburg to celebrate ...

Festo Didactic training February-April
1st Quarter 2010, Festo

Each of the following MERSETA accredited courses combines theory with practice.       Pneumatics (1) Basic PN111    Cape Town: 17-19 March. Durban: 10-12 March. East London: 30 March-1 April. Johannesburg: ...

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