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Festo celebrates 45 years in South Africa
4th Quarter 2018, Festo

In celebration of 45 years of successful growth and development in this country, managing director of Festo South Africa, Brett Wallace paints a picture of the company’s rich history, global heritage and ongoing pursuit of new improved automation solutions for Africa.

Omron innovation
4th Quarter 2018, Omron Electronics

Omron’s concept of i-Automation for smart factories comprises the three I’s – i-automation, i-intelligence and i-interactive – and together they facilitate innovation in manufacturing in a smart, connected factory.

Automation components from Metal Work Pneumatic
4th Quarter 2018, Metal Work Pneumatic South Africa

Providing a range of pneumatic and electric actuators, control components, air preparation equipment, fittings, tubing and various other accessories, together with several bespoke products, the organisation focuses on a number of strategic business practices that include lean thinking and a culture of continuous improvement.

Flender has changed
4th Quarter 2018, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives

Previously the Mechanical Drives business unit within Siemens Process Industries and Drives, the company in August 2018 became a separate legal entity, Flender Pty Ltd.

Sasol Solar Challenge 2018
4th Quarter 2018

The Dutch Nuon Solar team has won the 2018 Sasol Solar Challenge, clocking a distance of 4030 kilometres from Pretoria to Stellenbosch.

Springbot team excels in Global Robotics Olympics
4th Quarter 2018

A team of learners from Tshwane was placed sixth out of 180 teams from around the world participating in the annual FIRST Global Challenge Robotics Olympics in Mexico City.

Paramount launches Parabotics competition
4th Quarter 2018

The Parabotics competition will enable young learners to be educated and trained on how to build and program world-class, desktop-scale robots, while being encouraged to pursue tertiary education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

4th Quarter 2018


Hytec sponsors container library for Mandela Libraries Project
4th Quarter 2018, Hytec (Afripower)

Hytec has partnered with the Mandela Libraries Project for the fifth time, to supply a fully-stocked and containerised library for the Papong Primary School in the Limpopo Province.

SMC has changed its name
4th Quarter 2018, SMC Pneumatics South Africa

SMC Pneumatics South Africa now has a new name – SMC Corporation ZA.

Megadyne acquires Challenge Group
4th Quarter 2018, Megadyne SA

Megadyne has acquired the Challenge Group with locations in the UK, Ireland, Australia, South Africa and China, and Sprockets & Chains in South Africa.

Schneider Electric provides VSD training
4th Quarter 2018, Schneider Electric South Africa

Schneider Electric recently hosted two complimentary VSD Schneider teachers’ courses at the French South African Schneider Electric Education Centre (F’SASEC), based at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT).

Hope for the future
4th Quarter 2018, Technews Publishing

There is a tendency to think that IIoT is an overseas phenomenon, but I was recently happily surprised to discover that things are happening here as well.

3rd Quarter 2018


Input invited for SADC engineering study
3rd Quarter 2018

In 2011, the SADC (Southern African Development Community) ministers of science and technology endorsed an engineering needs and numbers study, to get a better understanding of the actual numbers of engineers, ...

Fifty years of powering the world
3rd Quarter 2018, Schneider Electric South Africa

Schneider Electric is celebrating 50 years of automation transformation, with its invention in 1968 of the first PLC. Prior to the introduction of the PLC, the level of real-time measurement and control ...

Schneider Electric at Ramaphosa’s WEF Roundtable
3rd Quarter 2018, Schneider Electric South Africa

Schneider Electric participated in the World Economic Forum (WEF) Regional Roundtable with President Cyril Ramaphosa and members of the South African government held on 28 June 2018 in Johannesburg. Highlighting ...

Engineering the future
3rd Quarter 2018, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives

With the theme ‘Engineering the Future’, the recent annual Engineering Community Conference (ECC) was once again a resounding success. Hosted by engineering technology specialist, ESTEQ, with Siemens ...

Mining solutions from SMC
3rd Quarter 2018, SMC Pneumatics South Africa

SMC Pneumatics is a leading supplier to mines worldwide and can provide high quality solutions capable of withstanding the aggressive mining environment.

Festo Didactic training: September to November 2018
3rd Quarter 2018, Festo

The following courses are available from Festo Didactic:    Pneumatics (1) Basic PN111: Cape Town: September 5-7, October 17-19, November 28-30 Johannesburg: September 12-14, October 10-12, November ...

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