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Schneider Electric brings digital competence to mining applications
1 May 2020, Schneider Electric South Africa
Schneider Electric is dedicated to the deployment of digital technologies in mining to address the rising pressures on business sustainability and reduced energy consumption. “The organisation has ...

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Gearmotors for electrified monorail system
1 May 2020
A leading systems integrator for the automotive industry has adapted a Maxolution electrified monorail system (EMS) and 23 HK Series gear units for overhead trolley systems, from SEW-Eurodrive, for a ...

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Aluminium profiles for COVID-19 protection screens
1 May 2020, Tectra Automation
Rexroth aluminium profiles from Tectra Automation are used to safeguard personnel across a range of industries and numerous applications. The durable composition of these profiles and their adaptability ...

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3D printing of face masks
1 April 2020
SEW-Eurodrive has joined a nationwide campaign to use 3D printing technology to produce much needed face masks and shields for healthcare workers and first responders. Since the announcement of a national ...

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Pressure measurement converter for harsh industrial conditions
1 February 2020, Instrotech
Instrotech is offering Kobold’s PNK pressure measurement converter, used for the electrical remote transmission of pressure. For use in heavy machinery, engines, shipbuilding and automotive engineering, ...

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Three lubrication myths
1 February 2020
As specialists in lubrication reliability solutions, the team at Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa frequently comes up against myths relating to lubricants. “People believe things or are taught ...

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Top 5 industrial automation trends in 2020
First Quarter 2020
1. Deploying IIoT edge 2.0 solutions The edge of IIoT enabled architectures is becoming increasingly important due to their role in digital transformation strategies. Initially focused on delivering ...

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Food grade chain hoists
First Quarter 2020, Becker Mining South Africa
New to Becker’s range of Kito hoists are food grade electric chain hoists, designed for safe lifting applications in contaminant controlled and corrosive processing environments, where pristine cleanliness ...

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Digital factory revenues to jump to US$375 billion by 2030
First Quarter 2020
Technology investments in the industrial and manufacturing sector are set to skyrocket, jumping from $59 billion in 2019 to $375 billion in 2030. Including hardware revenues, that figure climbs to over ...

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Why are half of IIoT deployments failing?
First Quarter 2020
The global Industrial IIoT business is arriving at a tipping point, with the industry reaching a connectivity milestone next year that will pave the way for market-changing events like the proliferation ...

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How real is augmented reality?
First Quarter 2020, Absolute Perspectives
The early morning air was cold when we arrived at the mine for an underground visit. Our hosts were keen to show us the practical challenges of the drilling and blasting operation, and the many ways in ...

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Switched interlocked socket range
First Quarter 2020, Powermite - Div. of Hudaco Trading
Powermite’s range of plastic switched interlocked sockets form part of a new series of cutting edge Gen 2 plastic industrial plugs and connectors which are poised to raise the bar for efficiency, versatility ...

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Universal industrial Ethernet absolute encoder
First Quarter 2020, Vepac Electronics
Do you use different protocols on your machines or carry out repairs and don‘t always know what to expect? With Vepac’s WDGA universal IE encoder you are completely flexible. You do not have to worry ...

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Protecting with lubrication
First Quarter 2020
Proper lubrication is essential to the correct functioning of mechanical equipment and ensures its longevity. “Even over-lubricating is problematic as it causes grease churning and overheating, which ...

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Diagnostic videoscope for maintenance
First Quarter 2020, Comtest
Industrial inspections require a powerful, high resolution videoscope that clearly displays the condition of internal equipment components. High resolution videoscopes allow industrial maintenance teams ...

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Comprehensive range of quality fasteners
First Quarter 2020
Almost every bearing or power transmission application requires fasteners. In order to be able to offer a complete solution to its customers, Bearings International (BI) now stocks and supplies a comprehensive ...

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Smart sensors for motion control
Fourth Quarter 2019, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
They can also receive commands and parameter information from the controller and thus adapt to new requirements on a continuous basis. Two-way data flow helps facilitate what can be defined as a true ...

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Rescue from the sky
Fourth Quarter 2019, Siemens Digital Industries, Editor's Choice
Zipline International designs and builds autonomous flying drones that transport medical supplies in hard to reach regions. The company uses design solutions from Siemens PLM Software. This enables the ...

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Incremental encoders with optimum flexibility
Fourth Quarter 2019, Countapulse Controls
Hengstler incremental encoders offer users optimum flexibility. With an encoder available for every application, there are over 20 standard models from which to choose, including encoders for solid or ...

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Food grade lubricants
Fourth Quarter 2019
Food safety precautions and regulations need to extend to every component in the food and beverages processing environment. This includes the lubricants used in machinery. Callum Ford, national marketing ...

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