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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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ElectricityandControl May 2018The May 2018 issue of Electricity+Control is the last issue that I have edited after almost ten years at Crown Publications. ‘Happy-sad’ is the way I describe how I feel today – with mixed thoughts and feelings rushing through my head and heart.

I have to say that ….

I have fond memories of the late Jenny Warwick who, with Prof Ian Jandrell, hired me.

I thank Crown Publications management, Karen Grant and Will du Plessis – and the Electricity+Control team – for keeping me!

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EC APRIL 2018 low res coverThe signing of the R56 billion contract with renewable power producers is a good story in the ‘renewed’ South Africa … ‘renewed’ relating to the ministerial changes that have taken place in government. The group of companies (27 independent renewable energy power producers) set to sign the contracts will generate wind power, biomass and solar energy to increase the share of clean electricity the country produces.

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Electricity and Control March 2018

The tide has turned!

A week or two of ‘dominoes’ … that’s what it has been. Dominoes, falling … one by one – from the President of South Africa to the corrupters at the core of the downfall of Eskom and other state-owned enterprises. The tide has turned and yes, it had to come sometime. What is concerning is that the older generation (largely) has had to return to right the wrongs of the wrong-doers who fall in the much younger category. Just saying.

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ElectricityandControl February 2018Best … we remember!

When the daily (or hourly) news focuses on cheating executives, fraud, corruption and scandal of the humongous kind, best we remember that occurring simultaneously are some wonderful acts of honesty and courage … one of the most recent being the rescue of 955 miners from Sibanye Gold Mine.

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Electricity and Control January 2018 OFCFiddling – while Eskom burns

Greetings to everyone from the Electricity+Control team and may it be a wonderful 2018 – all round!

No one wants to start the year on a ‘down’ … but how can the downfall of a once respected entity – Eskom – be ignored?

One of the many farces that exists in the organisation was highlighted on Twitter by civil activist and OUTA chairman, Wayne Duvenage, who points out that Eskom’s legal manager, who exposed alleged executive misconduct and fraud within the organisation, is being intimidated by Eskom; while executives with Big question marks over their heads have resumed their positions, employees having welcomed their return in song and dance.

 

 

 
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