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1st Quarter 2019


Local manufacturing key to economic growth
1st Quarter 2019, Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery

The Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo (LME) will be held at the Expo Centre, Nasrec from 21 to 23 May 2019.

A new world
1st Quarter 2019, Technews Publishing

The soft side of IoT At the start of a new year it’s fun to have a look at what’s in store for us technology-wise, and Gartner Group generally has something to say. Its latest report on Top Strategic ...

New efforts bring hope for Industry 4.0-ready SA workforce
1st Quarter 2019, Reed Exhibitions

Industry 4.0 – smart new automation tools and technologies – are rapidly changing the face of manufacturing and industry around the world. Without a concerted effort to change industry processes and infrastructure, ...

New product launches for Bearings International
1st Quarter 2019

Bearings International (BI) has a few product launches planned for Q1 2019 aimed at ensuring sustainability and even stronger growth.

Massive precision lathe for Marthinusen & Coutts
1st Quarter 2019

One of the largest lathes on the African continent has been installed at Marthinusen & Coutts’ power generation equipment repair facility in Benoni.

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 Industries

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 South Africa

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 Corporation South Africa

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

Megadyne acquires Challenge Group
4th Quarter 2018, Megadyne SA (AMMEGA)

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.

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