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Electricity + Control October 2017

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Electricity Control October 20171It’s really great when good stories find their way to us… and this month there are several. Susan Buitendag of Endress+Hauser shows how Big Data can assist the mining industry with the challenges of abundant data in mining operations. Frank Walde of Phoenix Contact introduces the flexible Adaptive Software Platform – a tool that combines the important functions of an automation solution.

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Electricity + Control: Latest News

Is modernisation a must for South African mines?

Published: 19 October 2017

On 18 October Siemens hosted a Mining Technology Day in Sandton. The keynote address was given by Sietse van der Woude, Head of Modernisation and Safety, Chamber of Mines.

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New BradyPrinter i7100: When accuracy meets precision

Published: 16 October 2017

The new BradyPrinter i7100 Industrial Label Printer is an accurate, reliable, heavy-duty printer that quickly prints on durable sleeves, printed circuit board labels and asset & component labels. It offers...

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Gold status for Endress+Hauser

Published: 16 October 2017

EcoVadis honours sustainable business processes Endress+Hauser has received a Gold Recognition Level certificate in the EcoVadis audit, improving on the previous year’s result with 66 points. The result illustrates the high...

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An intelligent approach to Africa’s promising mobility revolution

Published: 16 October 2017

Despite the continent’s transport infrastructure lagging behind global standards for decades, Africa is bracing itself for a transport revolution as more countries embrace the onset of new technology.

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Making renewable power more viable for the grid

Published: 16 October 2017

Rob Matheson, MIT News Office This battery could be used to make sporadic renewable power a more reliable source of electricity for the grid.

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Energy Training Foundation (EnTF)

Published: 16 October 2017

Great COURSES on offer The Energy Training Foundation (EnTF) has been training and certifying Energy Professionals to internationally recognised qualifications since 2002.

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Omron introduces Programmable Multi-Axis Controllers

Published: 16 October 2017

OMRON and OMRON's Delta Tau Data Systems, Inc. (hereinafter ‘DT’) have worked together to develop the PMAC controllers with global leading motion control technology from DT. PMAC achieves sophisticated fine-tuning...

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Probe brings Stanley Fatmax air compressors and tools to SA

Published: 16 October 2017

Probe, South Africa’s leading and largest importer and distributor of premium batteries and auto electrical parts, launches top international air compressor brand, Stanley Fatmax, into the local market. With exclusive...

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Industry specialist to help BI grow the agricultural market

Published: 16 October 2017

Food production security is of utmost importance, especially given how harsh and dynamic an environment the South African agricultural industry operates in at present. Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) continues...

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Mitigation of GHG emissions now an obligation for South African companies

Published: 16 October 2017

Silvana Claassen, CES South Africa Following the promulgation of the National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations during April this year, the National Pollution Prevention Plans Regulations were announced in the Government...

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New nuclear installation next to Koeberg

Published: 13 October 2017

The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has granted Eskom permission to proceed with the nuclear installation at Duynefontein in the Western Cape, which is next to the existing Koeberg power...

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Adroit and SqwidNet sign IIoT partnership

Published: 13 October 2017

Leading SCADA and industrial automation supplier Adroit Technologies has signed a partnership agreement with SqwidNet, the licenced SIGFOX IoT network operator in South Africa. SIGFOX is the leading provider of...

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Another Interim GCE for Eskom

Published: 06 October 2017

In an effort to embed organisational stability, it is imperative that the role of Eskom’s Group Chief Executive (GCE) be permanently filled. The recruitment process will begin in due course...

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A cable gland with a virtual thread

Published: 04 October 2017

By Eldon Kruger, Pratley Most South Africans are aware that Pratley Putty is the only South African manufactured product on the moon.

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Mining poised for rapid IoT adoption as it seeks to eliminate hazards

Published: 02 October 2017

The health and safety of staff stands to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the mining industry’s move towards automation and IoT, new research by Inmarsat (ISAT.L) has found...

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Close shave! Future-proof assembly concept for high-end shavers

Published: 02 October 2017

Production of shavers is under an immense cost pressure and the trade offer for the devices is quite large. In combination with factors like quality and design, the purchase decision...

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Steering towards the digital ship

Published: 02 October 2017

Digitalisation is currently the driving trend across wide-ranging sectors of industry, and this applies particularly and increasingly to the equipment and operation of merchant vessels and passenger liners.

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Africa’s uptake of dry-type transformers set to grow

Published: 02 October 2017

Already popular in North America and Europe, dry-type transformers will soon be seeing greater take-up in Africa through a more concerted entry and support strategy from global leader Hammond Power...

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Switchgear solution at DRC mine

Published: 02 October 2017

Leveraging the advantages of a containerised solution, Zest WEG Group company, Shaw Controls, has provided an optimal medium voltage switchgear solution for the supply of power at a copper mining...

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Setting a new standard in pressure measurement technology

Published: 02 October 2017

To cater to the growing requirements of its customers, VEGA has enhanced the VEGABAR pressure transmitter family. It has simplified the product range by enhancing the underlying technology, enabling it...

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Launch of turbidimeters

Published: 02 October 2017

Prei Instrumentation proudly introduces the Hach TU5 Series family of turbidimeters for drinking and high purity water turbidity measurement, for online as well as laboratory use.

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Phoenix Contact: Beerfest and ‘Product Fest’

Published: 02 October 2017

On 21 September Phoenix Contact hosted a Beerfest at the Johannesburg offices and introduced some of their latest products. With over 130 innovations in 2017 from Phoenix Contact these are...

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Upholding lightning protection installation standards

Published: 18 September 2017

DEHN Africa recently trained a number of local partners on the installation of the company’s high-voltage-resistant insulated (HVI) cable, in a two-day workshop which was run by the company’s technical...

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Every day, more and more items are becoming internet capable

Published: 18 September 2017

Great technological developments are borne out of the unique ideas of visionaries that carry these ideas into the future. Discover the Internet of Things with us.

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Final bow for 20 year old FTIR gas analyser

Published: 18 September 2017

After almost 20 years of reliable service a Gasmet FTIR multigas analyser has been retired. The instrument, which is a Gasmet 9540 was purchased at the end of the last...

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Efficient connectivity is essential to unlock IoT’s potential for energy sector

Published: 18 September 2017

Energy companies will struggle to derive the maximum value from the Internet of Things (IoT) without access to radically improved, reliable, high-speed connectivity. This is according to independent research commissioned...

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How mobile robots will transform material handling and logistics industries

Published: 18 September 2017

by Dr Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, Research Director, IDTechEx Mobile robotics in material handling and logistics will become a $75 billion market by 2027. It will then more than double by 2038. These staggering...

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Powerful analytics required for more efficient healthcare

Published: 18 September 2017

The latest Lancet Healthcare Access and Quality Index recently confirmed that South Africa’s healthcare ranks poorly, at 119 out of 195 countries in the world. With the misappropriation of funds...

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Security requirements on Mission Critical Control Networks

Published: 05 September 2017

by Tim Craven, H3iSquared The modern day Internet has become unsecure, and having strong security measures in place is essential for small office networks, and certainly, for large scale control networks.

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Smarter cider production

Published: 05 September 2017

By Natlee Chetty, Endress+Hauser Consumers in South Africa have become more discerning and demanding of cider.

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Innovation extends to empowerment for level 2 rated Zest WEG Group

Published: 04 September 2017

At the leading edge of electric motor technology and related sectors, the Zest WEG Group is also innovating its empowerment initiatives by facilitating ownership of its shares by two black...

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Coega recognised for outstanding work

Published: 04 September 2017

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC), operator of the multi-award winning Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ), has been recognised for its dedication to job creation initiatives and excellent services to export...

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SMC Pneumatics to showcase at ProPak Cape 2017

Published: 04 September 2017

As the world leaders in pneumatics and industrial automation, SMC Pneumatics prides itself on developing solutions for almost every industry. One of the largest and most vital sectors to the...

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Siemens and ISA partnership addresses changing security landscape

Published: 04 September 2017

As threats to automation equipment are always changing and evolving, so too is the protection concepts for industrial plants. To address this challenging landscape, Siemens and the International Society of...

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Rolls-Royce to showcase medium speed engines for power generation at Green Expo

Published: 04 September 2017

Rolls-Royce will be showcasing its medium-speed power solutions at the Green Expo trade fair in Mexico from 5 to 8 September. Its product portfolio covers a variety of power generation...

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Future proofing ICT strategies

Published: 04 September 2017

At Infoprotect’s recent Future Proofing Your ICT Strategy event, held in August at the Focus Rooms in Sunninghill, Johannesburg, CEO Brad Fraser confirmed that an effective strategy requires a holistic...

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