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Do you have a blockchain strategy?
2nd Quarter 2018, Technews Publishing, News & events
The other day I had some fun looking at Gartner’s top megatrends that will enable businesses to survive and thrive in the digital economy. I loved the Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies. This is a fascinating ...

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The next giant leap
1st Quarter 2018, Technews Publishing, News & events
The adventure of the century The thrill of space exploration never goes away, and the next stage could be the most exciting ever as plans are made to put people on Mars. Apart from stories on a 50 ton ...

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Hyperloops and Supramotion
4th Quarter 2017, Technews Publishing, News & events
One of the most iconic inventors and entrepreneurs of our time is South African-born Elon Musk, the creator of PayPal and Tesla. He has made history with radical projects such as SpaceX, and is now planning ...

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From the editor's desk: Do you have a digital twin?
3rd Quarter 2017, Technews Publishing, News & events
Welcome to another bumper edition of Motion Control. The latest Technews industry guide from our sister publication, South African Instrumentation and Control, is Industrial Internet of Things 2017. Editor, ...

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Forestalling the future
2nd Quarter 2017, Technews Publishing, News & events
Amongst all the hype surrounding IIoT, there is a groundswell of change on the plant floor. One of the early killer apps has been machine maintenance, and condition monitoring is entering a new era. The ...

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Digital disruption
1st Quarter 2017, Technews Publishing, News & events
Firstly, a happy new year to all. I hope you have returned from the festive season refreshed and ready for whatever the next months hold, whether interesting or disruptive.       African digitalisation Conferences ...

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Lean and mean
4th Quarter 2016, Technews Publishing, News & events
Over the last year I have interviewed a number of companies about how they are handling the interesting times we are living through and adjusting to the huge challenges our country is facing on every ...

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An evolution not a revolution
3rd Quarter 2016, Technews Publishing, News & events
Welcome to another bumper issue of Motion Control. Interest in the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or more specifically Industry 4.0, is growing exponentially. The total amount of data worldwide ...

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All spaced out
2nd Quarter 2016, Technews Publishing, News & events
Welcome to our bumper edition of Motion Control. We have an aerospace feature this issue and it was with aerospace in mind that I recently spent a fascinating afternoon at the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy ...

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Some gamechangers
1st Quarter 2016, Technews Publishing, News & events
The low number of women engineers in the workplace is a concern worldwide. In the UK, the proportion is only 6%, and in South Africa this is a key issue for ECSA; so something a little different for the ...

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Our future
4th Quarter 2015, Technews Publishing, News & events
There has been much talk about Industry 4.0, or Industrial IoT, and what it holds for the future of manufacturing. We have been covering this for a while and the question arises: “How does all this apply ...

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Farewell Andrew
3rd Quarter 2015, Technews Publishing, News & events
I would like to say farewell in this issue of Motion Control to my colleague and predecessor Andrew Ashton who tragically passed away on the 18th of June. When I took over from him as editor of Motion ...

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The convergence of IT and OT
2nd Quarter 2015, Technews Publishing, News & events
One of the themes arising out of Schneider Electric’s recent international media day held at its Paris headquarters, le Hive, was the increasing convergence of the worlds of information technology (IT) ...

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The machines are talking: tomorrow’s manufacturing
1st Quarter 2015, Technews Publishing, News & events
Best wishes for a prosperous and happy year to all our readers. It’s always interesting at the start of a new year to see what the forecasts are. According to Forbes magazine, one of the most important ...

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