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Electricity + Control December 2017

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Electricity and Control December 2017This year has reminded me of Twitter … the frantic scrolling down the page, getting to the bottom – going back up – only to scroll down, back up and down, again and again! Bits and bytes of information about everything and about nothing zooming through my head … going everywhere and going nowhere! Depending on your age, you might believe (as I do) that the 21st Century world is science fiction come true. It is a changed world; another world – and fascinating, if you are able to make sense of it.

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Face value smallAs we are all aware, the spoken word often includes nuances that are not obvious in writing.

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Electricity + Control: Latest News

Simplifying the IIoT landscape

Published: 11 December 2017

Are there ‘quick wins’ to be had in implementing a Connected Enterprise? Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa Managing Director Barry Elliott unpacks the value of incremental, self-sustaining informational upgrades on IIoT...

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Conveyor belt fire disrupts coal supply to Kendal

Published: 11 December 2017

On Friday 8 December, late morning, a fire was detected in an area around the two conveyer belts that supply coal to the Kendal Power Station in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga. Although...

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First Energy Efficiency Intern achieves CEM

Published: 11 December 2017

Making history for the Limpopo Province, Vera Maditsi is the first LEDET Energy Efficiency Intern to receive full Certified Energy Manager (CEM) status since the program started in 2015. Vera...

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From Economic and Water Poverty to Prosperity

Published: 11 December 2017

Dr. Shafick Adams, Water Research Commission We need to unlock more water resources and drive efficiency in our existing supplies to stimulate the economy and job growth.

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GE reaches half way point of Medupi power plant construction with Final Acceptance of Unit 4

Published: 04 December 2017

Once completed in 2020, Medupi will be the fourth-largest coal-fired power plant in the world and the largest in Africa.

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Mitigation of GHG Emissions

Published: 30 November 2017

By Silvana Claassen, CES South Africa Following the promulgation of the National Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations during April 2017, the National Pollution Prevention Plans Regulations were announced in the Government...

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Skid-mounted substations for Panama

Published: 28 November 2017

Heavy engineering and fabrication specialist Parnis Manufacturing has successfully completed a fast track project to supply skids and enclosures for three skid-mounted substations for Schneider Electric. The large mining skids...

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Consulting Engineers stand tall in tough times

Published: 28 November 2017

The results of Consulting Engineers South Africa's (CESA) Bi-annual Economic and Capacity Survey for the period January to June 2017 just released indicate that there has been some improvement with...

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Portable lighting systems

Published: 28 November 2017

Denver Technical Products offers an extensive range of free-standing portable lighting systems optimised for construction, civil defence, railway maintenance, fire brigades, open cast mining, etc.

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New Channel Power Monitor launched

Published: 28 November 2017

COMTEST Solutions recently hosted Bird Technologies’ sales manager Mike Gathergood, at their Gauteng offices – South Africa being the latest of 14 countries he has visited so far this year...

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Solve 9 common production identification challenges!

Published: 28 November 2017

Products and components often have several distinct identification challenges. Depending on their size, their specifications and the environment they are exposed to, a variety of identification solutions are needed. This...

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Electra Mining Africa is coming around again

Published: 13 November 2017

Benefitting from 46 years of experience accumulated since the inaugural event, Electra Mining Africa has a proven track record for driving sales, sales leads and building brand awareness. For many...

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Cast resin transformers designed for low environmental impact

Published: 13 November 2017

Legrand’s extensive range of products and systems for electrical installations and building infrastructures encompasses cast resin transformers, designed for low environmental impact.

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WEG MPW Electric motor protection range – ideal for harsh environments

Published: 13 November 2017

The WEG MPW range of motor protection circuit breakers offer customers reliable operation in the harsh operating environment found on the African continent. All motor protection circuit breakers in the...

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Encoders with Energy Harvesting Technology

Published: 13 November 2017

Turck has expanded its encoder offering with the release of Compact Magnetic Absolute Multiturn Encoders.

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Why your most valuable energy source might be your parking lot

Published: 13 November 2017

by Rudi Fourie, Sizwe IT Group Fibre and Facility Management The world is in dire need of sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions – and solar energy is the light at the...

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Protecting critical infrastructure in Africa

Published: 31 October 2017

 By Goran Novkovic, Valiver As industrial cybersecurity attacks continue to increase in frequency and sophistication, we need to do everything to stay protected.

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M&C Refurbishes massive mill motor for Freda Rebecca, Zimbabwe

Published: 30 October 2017

The largest ac electric motor operating in Zimbabwe drives a reduction mill, and this synchronous motor was recently refurbished by leading rotating machinery repairer, Marthinusen & Coutts, a division of...

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Leveraging experience to provide sensor solutions in packaging

Published: 30 October 2017

Modern packaging plays an important role in preserving, protecting and selling a host of products, from items tiny enough to need tweezers to be picked up to those that need...

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Simple, high quality, flexible and safe circuit breakers by Schneider Electric

Published: 30 October 2017

Schneider Electric offers the EasyPact CVS range of Class II, moulded case circuit breakers, which are precision engineered to help make installations safer and more reliable, while offering essential capabilities...

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CESA developing Business Skills for future Industry Leaders

Published: 30 October 2017

A lack of investment in the development of skills for consulting engineering human resources over many years has resulted in a skewed and unbalanced scenario in the industry. When a...

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Cummins breaks ground to build state-of-the-art premises at Waterfall City

Published: 26 October 2017

Cummins Southern Africa is pleased to announce the relocation of their Southern Africa Distribution Business to Waterfall Logistics Precinct - Gauteng’s new innovative work, live and play destination in Waterfall...

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Accolade for Eskom as Thava Govender becomes President of GO15 steering board

Published: 25 October 2017

Thava Govender, Eskom Group Executive for Transmission and Acting Group Executive for Risk & Sustainability has stepped in as the President of the GO15 steering board for 2017/2018.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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