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Electricity + Control June 2018

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Electricity and Control June 2018

As we enter the second half of 2018, I am pleased to present the June edition of Electricity + Control. With a broad range of informative features and noteworthy industry news, we constantly strive to bring our readers high quality content, aligned with the expectations of an industry defined by constant innovation and progress.

This month we discuss, amongst other things, cable solutions for servo and variable frequency drives, Integrated drive technology for optimised machine design and harmonic filtering on board diamond mining vessel in Namibia as well as the application of handheld test tools in preventative maintenance and introduce you to Siemens’ new generation soft starters which can be used in a host of applications. Furthermore, we also examine laser line triangulation as an optical measurement technique and review numerous state-of-the-art products and devices, bound to intrigue discerning minds.

This being my first run as editor of Electricity + Control – which has, over the years, proven to be a leader in its field – I hope that you will find this issue as stimulating to read as it was for me to work on.

Many thanks,

Fiona Mosca

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Electricity + Control: Latest News

Schneider Electric celebrates World Environment Day

Published: 19 June 2018

Schneider Electric South Africa, the global specialists in energy management and automation, celebrated its fifth annual Global Environment Event at the Pastoral Centre Pre-School and Crèche, in Kliptown, Soweto.

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Unearthing future leaders

Published: 19 June 2018

As proclaimed by Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” It is against this background that Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) and...

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Protecting utilities from cyber-attacks

Published: 19 June 2018

In 2017, the UK Government proposed the implementation of the Security of Networking and Information Systems (NIS) Directive, with the aim of improving the security of essential services such as...

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Connected devices at the heart of smart city projects

Published: 19 June 2018

With numerous challenges, both existing and emerging, exacerbated by growing populations and dwindling resources, it is essential for municipalities to more effectively control and manage numerous resources, including water and...

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Bringing energy and Internet access to rural communities

Published: 19 June 2018

Under a pilot programme, Winch Energy and iWayAfrica will deploy a remote solar kiosk, The Winch Hub (WH®), with integrated VSAT equipment to provide high-quality and affordable broadband connectivity. This...

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Turck and Banner Engineering take over RET Automation Controls   

Published: 08 June 2018

Turck and Banner Engineering established a new joint venture in South Africa, by purchasing RET Automation Controls, their long-standing sales partner. The name of the new sales company will be...

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Harmonic filtering on board diamond mining vessel

Published: 05 June 2018

by John Mitchell, CP Automation Namibia in southwest Africa has 3 700 square miles of diamond concession at sea, which is expected to yield millions of carats of marine gemstones over the...

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Wind farms lead SA’s green energy race

Published: 05 June 2018

South Africa’s five largest renewable energy projects, measured in terms of investment, are all multi-billion rand wind farms that contribute a collective 645.71 MW to the grid. 

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The next step in digitisation

Published: 05 June 2018

Schneider Electric’s mySchneider App is an innovative tool that is easily accessible, offering productivity-improving features for customers and partners. The app, a first-of-its kind in the industry, is a digital...

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Powering Mali mines  

Published: 05 June 2018

Howden South Africa, in conjunction with Howden Australia were awarded a contract to increase the underground ventilation of the Somisy Syama Gold mine, located in the West African country of...

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Lightweight robotics for medical manufacturing

Published: 05 June 2018

In the medical industry, changes are a constant. Today’s top medical manufacturers develop and create an incredible range of products, from the tiniest ‘implantables’ to unbelievably large and complex MRI...

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Is your network ready for GDPR and PoPI?

Published: 05 June 2018

Global and local legislation imposes severe penalties for firms that fail to protect their networks from DDoS attacks.

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IR windows assure reliability and safety

Published: 05 June 2018

Thermal imaging is a well-established and proven method of Preventative Maintenance to electrical equipment. But the process does not come without risk. Removing panels to gain access to switchgear for...

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GE turbine delivers second world record

Published: 22 May 2018

Back in the early days of electricity, power frequency — the rate at which alternating currency (AC) fluctuates per second — was all over the place. Distribution systems operated at...

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First solar powered desalination plant launched in South Africa

Published: 22 May 2018

The first highly cost-effective solar powered desalination plant in South Africa will be commissioned by the end of October 2018 at Witsand, Hessequa Municipality in the Western Cape. 

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Gravitricity offers fast, versatile energy storage

Published: 22 May 2018

As the world generates more and more electricity from intermittent renewable energy sources, there is a growing need for technologies which can capture and store energy during periods of low...

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Smart solutions to tackle energy losses for utilities

Published: 22 May 2018

The pressure to improve energy efficiency is constant and intense, particularly for electric utilities which face the cascading effect that changes to power production and distribution can have on energy...

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What does the ‘rise of the machines’ mean for Africa?

Published: 07 May 2018

Barry Elliott, Rockwell Automation Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa Managing Director Barry Elliott considers the possible impact of the Internet of Things in Africa. Will automation, artificial intelligence and robotics – or...

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Data and the smart machine revolution

Published: 07 May 2018

How can manufacturing efficiency be improved? Any significant optimisation of production lines is getting increasingly difficult to achieve. Bringing smarter automation into the workplace offers an innovative solution, but it...

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SEW adds value by expanding field service department

Published: 07 May 2018

SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa has expanded its Field Service Department, and is growing its service offering with the addition of value-added services such as vibration and oil analysis.

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Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project

Published: 07 May 2018

South Africa boasts one of the best solar resources in the world and is a country at the forefront of the solar revolution. SolarReserve entered the South Africa renewable energy...

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Lightning Protection: Reducing fatalities through innovative systems

Published: 07 May 2018

According to NASA’s lightning tracking technology, which has recorded every lightning strike to hit the earth for the past 18 years, some regions in Africa have the largest lightning flash...

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ABB helps Bayer implement modular automation solution

Published: 07 May 2018

The process industry is facing harsh global competition and changing market requirements such as more customised products, shorter delivery times and smaller batch series down to batch size 1.

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13th Annual SAEEC Conference

Published: 17 April 2018

13th Annual SAEEC Conference will be held from 13 – 14 November 2018 at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng

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Easily and quickly apply reliable cable sleeves

Published: 11 April 2018

Cable sleeves are a reliable and sturdy solution to identify cables. Applying a cable sleeve is not always easy, especially when you want to identify thin cables using tiny sleeves...

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Industry-leading digital solutions energise and automate Africa

Published: 10 April 2018

With the commercial launch of more than 210 solutions and services in Johannesburg today, ABB is unlocking value for the African continent, enabling customers to take full benefit of accelerated...

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Corporate charity golf day for education

Published: 10 April 2018

The annual corporate charity golf day hosted by Networks Unlimited is always an enjoyable and much-anticipated event, which also goes a long way towards supporting those in need. The company’s...

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Qantas Jet Flies Non-Stop – Australia To London

Published: 10 April 2018

by Dorothy Pomerantz In the 1940s, it took a Qantas flight more than four days and seven stops to fly from Australia to London. A Qantas jet can now cover the same...

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Turck takes over Industry Cloud Software from Beck IPC

Published: 10 April 2018

Turck has acquired the cloud software of IoT specialists Beck IPC as part of a technology buyout. The fully developed software solution provides the foundation for the development of the...

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Give Clement your vote!

Published: 10 April 2018

Epitome Consulting, civil engineering and project management service provider, is behind its founder, Clement Mokoenene, who, following his Chivas Venture SA 2018 win, is gearing up for the global final...

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How robots will change the world

Published: 09 April 2018

By Andrea Willige, Consultant Automation will replace many menial, routine tasks and generate opportunities for more qualified jobs and wealth creation.

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Evading in-flight lightning strikes

Published: 09 April 2018

Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office. MIT study shows how electrically charging planes would reduce their risk of being struck by lightning.

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The World’s Largest Jet Engine Takes Maiden Flight

Published: 19 March 2018

The world’s largest jet engine took its maiden flight over the Mojave Desert (south-western United States, primarily within south-eastern California and southern Nevada) on Tuesday 13 March 2018. The engine...

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So Yes, the SA Economy is Improving – SURVEY

Published: 19 March 2018

The Manufacturing Circle has just released its 2017 fourth quarter investment tracker (MCIT). MCIT is a quarterly index, tracking investment trends in the manufacturing sector. The focus is on actual...

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Winners of Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017

Published: 19 March 2018

Frontier Markets, India: A last-mile sales, marketing and after-sales service distribution company bringing clean energy solutions to rural India. A growing network of rural women are empowered with clean, safe...

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SEW-EURODRIVE launches new solution to cut costs in materials-handling supply chain

Published: 19 March 2018

The latest trend in materials-handling has seen sectors such as warehousing, packing, and pick-and-place use cheaper components for light-load conveyor applications in order to reduce total supply-chain costs. In response...

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