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Electricity + Control September 2017

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ElectricityandControl September 2017One of many descriptions of the ‘Internet’ is: ‘A worldwide system of interconnected networks and computers’ … and that it certainly is. When did it start? Well many dates are out there, from 1969 with Arpanet, which was not about people communicating over distances but rather about the sharing among researchers the processing power of other institutions’ computers). The theory goes on to suggest that the Internet network invented in the Pentagon was designed to survive a nuclear attack.

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Electricity + Control: Latest News

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cummins expands business in Zimbabwe and Mozambique

Published: 04 September 2017

Cummins, a global power leader and corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, is growing its business in...

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SEW-EURODRIVE builds on its East African presence with new offices in Tanzania

Published: 30 August 2017

East Africa represents a major growth area for the drive and automation technology specialist, SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa, MD Raymond Obermeyer comments. “We have managed to secure a lot of business...

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Celebrating vultures

Published: 30 August 2017

World leading vulture captive breeding and conservation organisation, VulPro, is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

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Nigeria positioned for international oil and gas dominance

Published: 23 August 2017

By embracing a digital revolution in its oil and gas facilities, Nigeria could propel itself from the shadows of persistent underperformance to become a global energy powerhouse. This will be...

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From TRASH to TREASURE... for SA manufacturers

Published: 23 August 2017

Over the past three months, over 190 000 tonnes of waste has been diverted from landfill and converted into valuable feedstock for South African industry as part of the Industrial...

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New General Manager for Cummins Botswana

Published: 23 August 2017

Cummins Botswana has a new General Manager, Morse Mosienyane. Mosienyane has assumed responsibility for the leadership, operations and strategic direction for Cummins Botswana, reporting to the Managing Director of Cummins...

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Endress+Hauser wins Digital Champion Award - IIoT in the process industry

Published: 23 August 2017

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) has huge potential: predictive maintenance, asset information management and device configuration are just some examples of the opportunities digitalisation has in store for companies...

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Internet of Things delivers innovative remote services for drives maintenance planning

Published: 23 August 2017

ABB is making increasing use of the Internet of Things (IoT) concept to deliver a range of competitive advantages for customers such as improving data analysis, boosting productivity and enhancing...

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The IoT can make a major impact on Africa

Published: 23 August 2017

“The Internet of Things (IoT), which bridges the digital and physical world, is already making its mark in Africa as smart connected devices are being deployed and the use of...

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Rosatom highlights its solutions for Africa

Published: 07 August 2017

Rosatom recently participated in the Power-Gen Africa, where it exhibited and presented its latest nuclear and renewable technologies. The conference gathered more than 3 000 attendees from the local and...

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Staying online despite extreme lightning hazards

Published: 07 August 2017

The subtropical climate of the greater Johannesburg area brings with it regular rain showers during the summer and this, in combination with its high elevation above sea level, makes the...

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Electricity Safety Month launched - Keeping your community and your children safe

Published: 07 August 2017

Eskom is embarking on a month-long countrywide campaign, the National Electricity Safety Month, in an effort to reduce electricity-related injuries and deaths across the country.

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ABB opens office in Namibia

Published: 07 August 2017

ABB has entrenched its commitment in Southern Africa by opening a new 2 200 m² facility in Windhoek, Namibia, which increases the company’s capacity to supply, maintain and service products...

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Compact IP67 Controller with Codesys 3

Published: 07 August 2017

Turck, locally supplied by RET Automation, has released its TBEN-PLC Codesys 3 compact IP67 PLC for controlling small or modular machines. Thanks to its robust housing and high degree of...

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Towards perpetual equipment by avoiding batteries

Published: 07 August 2017

By Dr Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx Stone Age implements were passed between generations. Then the abacus and the Singer sewing machine were passed between generations so cost per operation approached zero...

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CTR technology: Efficient, low risk

Published: 27 July 2017

By Peter Middleton, Crown Publications Crown Publications editor, Peter Middleton, discusses Cast resin transformer technology with Mervyn Low, Managing Director of Greenergi.

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7 technology trends that influence how data centres are monitored

Published: 25 July 2017

by Victor Avelar, Schneider Electric Data centre monitoring methods have undergone a dramatic change over the last several years. Consider data centre power and cooling infrastructure monitoring as an example. These monitoring...

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Self-generated power needs special focus on efficiency

Published: 25 July 2017

Remote projects that are far from national power grids will tend to pay a premium for generating their own energy; so they need to plan carefully to use it as...

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Effectively manage lightning risks for complex applications

Published: 25 July 2017

“What do airports, mines, power generation plants (including renewables) and power infrastructure, communications/data infrastructure and large industrial plants like oil & gas have in common? They are all particularly exposed...

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Earthing and Lightning Protection Association (ELPA) kicks off first certification cycle

Published: 25 July 2017

The recently launched Earthing and Lighting Protection Association (ELPA), created to protect consumers, establish a uniform interpretation of the codes of practice, and help to regulate and advise the lightning...

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Cybersecurity Experience Centre and Academy launched

Published: 25 July 2017

Globally, there were more than a million job openings in cybersecurity in 2016 and the demand for cybersecurity experts has grown three times faster than any other IT role. The...

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Visions of African super grid at POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa – Speaker quotes

Published: 20 July 2017

Urging faster, more innovative power generation and distribution, pan-African power experts attending POWER-GEN & DistribuTECH Africa this week predict that Africa could share infrastructure, knowledge and skills to take affordable...

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