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From the Editor's desk: Building the telescopes of tomorrow
Third Quarter 2021, Technews Publishing
There are times when the news can get us down. Sadly the Bloodhound project aimed at breaking the world landspeed record at Hakskeen Pan in the Northern Cape has stalled, but there is other magic happening ...

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Siemens supports the machine tool industry
Third Quarter 2021, Siemens Digital Industries
Under the motto ‘Digitalisation in machine tool manufacturing - infinite opportunities from infinite data’, Siemens is demonstrating at EMO Milano and at the virtual Siemens Machine Tool Days 2021 to ...

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Goodbye Mr Chips of the hydraulics industry
Third Quarter 2021, Hydrasales
Reginald Pretorius, a veteran of the hydraulics industry, recently bade farewell to Hydrasales and the industry after a long and distinguished career. Popularly known as Oom Reg, this jovial personality ...

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New B2C online shopping platform for engineering consumables
Third Quarter 2021, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG
BMG’s online shopping platform now encompasses a newly launched E-commerce service, designed especially for consumers, to boost their buying experience of engineering consumables.

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RS Components trebles its SKF bearings portfolio
Third Quarter 2021, RS Components SA
RS Components has added 4000 SKF bearings to its portfolio, increasing the offering to a total of 6000. This is the first step in RS significantly increasing its SKF range offer across bearings, power ...

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TurboDirect SA launches online store
Third Quarter 2021
TurboDirect SA is launching an all new catalogue and online store. The brands include all international OEM leaders and a wide range of after-market turbochargers, such as Garrett, Mitsubishi, Borg Warner ...

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Hytec Services Africa appoints new partner
Third Quarter 2021
Hytec Services Africa has appointed a new Zimbabwean sales and distribution partner, Pace International, to offer the entire scope of Bosch Rexroth SA Group products and services to the actively growing ...

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Hytec’s Smart Inspection app
Third Quarter 2021
Hytec South Africa has developed a new app that simplifies the inspection and servicing reporting processes for its customers. The ‘Smart Inspection’ app, developed in collaboration with Bosch Mining, ...

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Virtual commissioning of thickener drive
Third Quarter 2021
In a first for Bosch Rexroth South Africa, Hytec Services Africa (HSA) conducted its first online-based commissioning of a 3000 kN thickener drive for a Madagascan-based mine. The power pack had been ...

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Africa’s economic recovery
Third Quarter 2021, SEW-EURODRIVE
The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on many African economies, particularly those dependent on oil exports, tourism and resources. According to the African Development Bank’s recently released ...

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World first hydraulic solution for tracked carriers
Third Quarter 2021
Hytec South Africa and Bosch Rexroth Germany joined forces to develop an hydraulic solution for Bell Equipment that would minimise ground compaction in tracked carriers used in mining and construction. ...

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Bosch Rexroth Tanzania expands footprint
Second Quarter 2021
Magare Company, the newly appointed Sales Partner for Hytec Services Africa, has secured a HSA containerised hydraulic hose workshop to further extend its reach in the country, supplementing the Mwanza ...

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Become a Bosch Rexroth Distributor in Africa
Second Quarter 2021
Bosch Rexroth South Africa is looking to welcome new sales partners into its African distribution network. Through Hytec Services Africa (HSA), the Group is looking to expand its network by bringing its ...

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Africa Automation Technology Fair postponed to 9-11 May, 2023. Virtual Connect! launched
Second Quarter 2021
The Africa Automation Technology Fair (AATF) has made the decision to postpone the September 2021 in-person event and reschedule it for 9-11 May 2023.

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Honingcraft goes solar
Second Quarter 2021, Honingcraft
Honingcraft has implemented the next part of its initiative to move to renewable energy sources. The company has installed a solar energy system that will decrease its carbon footprint and free it from ...

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BMG contributes to YES programme
Second Quarter 2021, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG
BMG – part of the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings – is participating in South Africa’s Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme, which is a joint initiative between the government ...

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BI rolls out IE1 motors from ABB Africa
Second Quarter 2021
Bearings International (BI) now has sufficient stock of IE1 motors from ABB Africa to be able to supply the local market in accordance with the new partnership between the two companies, reports BI offer ...

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Non-genuine parts affect performance and warranty
Second Quarter 2021
Counterfeit products illegally make use of Cummins trademarks, copyrights and patents. A counterfeit product is any non-genuine product with a Cummins logo, whereas ‘will-fit’ parts are usually reverse-engineered ...

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Hacking for a difference
Second Quarter 2021, RS Components SA, Editor's Choice
The annual Geekulcha Hackathon recently saw more than 100 coders, developers and programmers challenge each other in an online contest.The event has become a highlight in the African developer world. ...

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From the editor's desk: Watch this space
Second Quarter 2021, Technews Publishing
Space adventures capture our imagination − the thrill of space exploration never goes away − and this issue of Motion Control has a couple of articles relating to the ground-breaking exploits of NASA’s ...

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