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Electricity and Control February 2019One of Iceland’s most active volcanoes, Hekla, has been quiet for the past 19 years. While this is good news for visitors to the crater rim, it makes geophysicists nervous because it could erupt at any minute. In the hope of warning people in advance, geophysicist Martin Möllhoff and his team have installed six seismometers that will detect tremors in the ground and alert visitors to danger. The installation required specific cables to undertake the work required and to survive the punishing environment. This fascinating article is the primary focus of Cables + Accessories.

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Electricity + Control: Latest News

Engineering professions ready to assist in power supply solutions

Published: 19 February 2019

Under the auspices of the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), a group representing the country’s combined engineering disciplines met recently with the Minister of Public Enterprises, Mr Pravin Gordhan...

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New ceiling-mounted robot offers maximum flexibility

Published: 18 February 2019

ABB (UK) has expanded its SCARA robot family with the launch of a compact invert-mounted model suitable for small parts assembly applications. 

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Supporting women and girls in science and technology

Published: 12 February 2019

February 11th is International Day of Women and Girls in Science – a day that celebrates women and girls who are involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and...

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Call for engineering students to apply for internship

Published: 12 February 2019

Leading enterprise asset management engineering company Pragma, will again host its award-winning student training programme (STP), from 24 June to 12 July 2019, at its head office in Cape Town...

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Trends and opportunities in Africa's energy sector

Published: 12 February 2019

Africa’s power generation and energy sector is a catalyst for growth and development across the continent. Industry and businesses need to stay abreast of rapid advances in the energy landscape...

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Accurate tank level management in dairy production

Published: 11 February 2019

Food and beverage manufacturers in South Africa, while facing stringent legal requirements for food safety, are under pressure to optimise their processes to deliver high quality, cost-effective products to an...

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Questions to ask when choosing a vision solution

Published: 11 February 2019

Vision sensors and smart cameras are of the most accessible vision technologies for those just getting started with implementing vision solutions in their manufacturing processes. However, vision can be challenging...

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Comtest's Temperature Calibration Seminar

Published: 07 February 2019

Presented by John Wilson, this seminar is free of charge.

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Syngineer brings engineering designers together

Published: 01 February 2019

Engineering disciplines must grow together in the Industry 4.0 era, optimising information flows and increasing productivity. But how can current departmental boundaries be overcome? Syngineer ensures that designers from electrical...

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Collaboration is key to protecting critical infrastructure from cyber threats

Published: 01 February 2019

Critical infrastructure like national power grids are increasingly becoming a target of hackers and attacks. Several hacks reported around the globe in recent years have drawn attention to the vulnerability...

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Fresh ideas from young scientists

Published: 30 January 2019

Two teenage boys recently travelled to Taiwan to represent South Africa at the 2019 Taiwan International Science Fair, after showcasing science projects of exceptional quality at the Eskom Expo for...

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SAIEE appoints Sicelo Xulu as CEO

Published: 30 January 2019

The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) has appointed Sicelo Xulu as its new CEO.  The announcement was made in December 2018.  Sicelo will start his three-year term this...

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VEGA uses Golf Day to highlight IIoT Solutions

Published: 22 January 2019

VEGA hosted its popular annual Golf Day at Roodepoort Country Club in Ruimsig on 17 January.  Frikkie Streicher, Managing Director of VEGA Instruments SA, welcomed guests before introducing Juan Garcia...

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Rockwell Automation – IoT Company of the Year 2019 in IoT Breakthrough Awards

Published: 22 January 2019

IoT Breakthrough, an independent organisation that recognises the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet of Things (IoT) market, has announced Rockwell Automation, the largest company dedicated to...

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Schneider Electric launches Go Green in the City 2019

Published: 18 January 2019

Schneider Electric, a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has launched Go Green in the City 2019, its annual global student contest to find bold ideas and...

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Efficient troubleshooting with reliable cable identification

Published: 16 January 2019

Efficient data centre troubleshooting is essential to operational continuity and can be critical to upholding Service Level Agreements. Carefully checking each cable takes too much time, and carelessly unplugging the...

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Five things about the Siemens digital mining incubator

Published: 15 January 2019

Developing mining engineering competence The African mining industry is steadily embracing digitalisation and automation. Collaboration between government, private companies and educational institutions to help re-skill and upskill individuals already in this...

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Advancing substation infrastructure

Published: 14 January 2019

by Barry Grib, DHG Engineers The growing need for reliable power supply has increased the demand for aging substation infrastructure redevelopment and driven new substation implementation into crowded cities and other...

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New mains or solar powered HVAC VFD sets industry standard

Published: 11 January 2019

The new generation H100 range of VFDs uses LSIS’s ‘Future Smart’ technology to save energy costs through intelligent monitoring of motor loading. The motor current and voltage are controlled in...

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Career opportunity for unemployed learners

Published: 08 January 2019

JB Switchgear Solutions (Pty) Limited has given three candidates from the Ekurhuleni Campus in Daveyton the opportunity to receive the practical experience they require to complement the theoretical qualifications they...

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Klaus Endress turns 70

Published: 11 December 2018

On Sunday 9 December 2018, Klaus Endress, current President of the Supervisory Board of the Endress+Hauser Group who also served for many years as CEO, turned 70.

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Improving networking infrastructure with eNetworks

Published: 04 December 2018

The Aurum Institute, a leading healthcare organisation that has become an internationally recognised global authority on HIV and TB treatment and prevention, has embarked on its next-generation networking journey with...

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Electrical upgrades at Zululand Anthracite Colliery

Published: 04 December 2018

EMIS 2002, part of Becker Mining SA, has completed upgrade projects at Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) near Ulundi in KwaZulu-Natal, which encompassed the design and installation of communication, automation and...

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Ongoing evolution keeps Booyco PDS fit for purpose

Published: 04 December 2018

In line with the Mine Health and Safety Act’s regulations on machinery and equipment, the onus is on mines to ensure that their proximity detection systems (PDSs) are ‘fit for...

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Youth energy interns excel at AEE ceremony

Published: 04 December 2018

The top eight members of the Limpopo Economic Development Environment and Tourism (LEDET) department were honoured at the Sub-Saharan African Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Certification Ceremony, held during November...

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Highly scalable EtherCAT product range expanded

Published: 04 December 2018

Energy management in machine operation and in the energy industries creates a wide range of demands, starting with basic monitoring of the supply network and process control to high-end power...

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Compact level transmitter with intelligent processing

Published: 04 December 2018

Siemens presents Sitrans Probe LU240, its newest ultrasonic level measurement Hart transmitter, a hardworking and rugged device that provides reliable level, volume, and flow measurements. Engineered for the challenges of...

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The need for resilience in national infrastructure

Published: 20 November 2018

The industries and infrastructure on which so much of our daily lives depend are deep in the midst of mass digitisation. Whether it’s processing huge quantities of data or using...

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Driving digital transformation across industrial enterprises

Published: 20 November 2018

Rockwell Automation and PTC have launched FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, powered by PTC, a software suite that enables companies to optimise their industrial operations and enhance productivity by providing decision-makers with improved...

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Resetting the benchmark for BMS alarm management

Published: 20 November 2018

Johnson Controls has just released version 9 of its Metasys Building Management Systems (BMS). As one of the most advanced and feature-rich BMSs on the market this release, with its...

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The future is renewable

Published: 20 November 2018

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA), represented by the Vice Chairperson Ms. Busi Nxumalo, was invited to be an active participant at a forum discussion hosted by Regenesys Business...

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Machine condition monitoring at its finest

Published: 20 November 2018

By continuously monitoring the health of critical equipment, expensive catastrophic failure, unplanned downtime and injuries can be minimised.

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ACTOM Power Systems wins ‘super-sub’ extension contract  

Published: 20 November 2018

ACTOM Power Systems’ substation project management business unit was awarded a contract of over R30-million in July this year to extend the Ekurhuleni Airport 132/11kV ‘Super Substation’.

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Advancing power generation with pumps and turbines

Published: 13 November 2018

Annett Kriel, KSB Pumps and Valves A technical team serving the requirements of the Drakenstein Municipality in the Western Cape has designed one of the country’s largest pump and turbine stations to be...

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Next generation healthcare in Africa

Published: 13 November 2018

Information provided by Ruckus Networks The benefits of the digital revolution to the healthcare sector in Africa are enormous, yet many perspectives must be considered if it is to prove successful.

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Mobile app uses NFC to scan circuit breakers

Published: 06 November 2018

Schneider Electric has released a TeSys GV4 multifunction mobile app that connects to its new TeSys GV4 motor circuit breaker to provide basic and advanced protection settings configuration, using Near...

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