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Are robots about to revolutionise storage tank inspections?

ELECTROCOMPONENTS PLC is working with UK-based consortium Project nautilUS on a robot project they believe will revolutionise inspections of petrochemical storage tanks. Project nautilUS has...

Geared for global leap in mining vehicle safety

RESPONSIBLE mining companies the world over are moving steadily towards the highest safety standards, and Booyco Electronics believes it is at the forefront of...

Africa measures up with launch of instrumentation education centre

EMERSON recently launched its first Middle East and Africa (MEA) Education Centre for measurement instrumentation, located in its Dubai headquarters. Mounir Taleb, MEA vice president...

Why human assets are the key to protecting your company from cyber assaults

by Canninah Mapena WHILE digital transformation and the move to the Connected Enterprise offer brilliant benefits to organisations – improved visualisation, better and faster data...

Smarter and safer: meet the new breed of painting robots

FOR a long time, the most common form of industrial painting required the use of human specialist coating teams, and typically, these jobs included...

Robots doing your shopping in new e-commerce warehouses

Robotic warehouses are turning small urban spaces into “micro fulfilment” spaces, says Inospace CEO Rael Levitt, who owns and manages 26 business parks in South...

NPC status for automation society

The Society for Automation Instrumentation Mechatronics and Control (SAIMC) recently became a non-profit company, a move it believes will help it better serve its...

Berm monitoring system a first for SA

SAFETY berms are critical for the safe movement of heavy machinery in open pit operations. Continued berm integrity is, therefore, also critical, as is...

The challenges and opportunities of skills gaps in robotics

WITH the alarming levels of unemployment in South Africa, it’s essential to identify where there are skills shortages and to encourage learners to study...

Versatile electrical junction box with 10 entries

A rectangular junction box is available from Pratley that is both Ex e and IP68 certified. Known as the Enviro Rectangular Junction Box, the company...

How automation helps keeps a bushveld camp in the lap of luxury

A smart Hager KNX home automation system has been supplied by ElectroMechanica (EM) to its channel partner Integrated Home & Office for the Noka...

The real cost of inadequate infrastructure maintenance

The real cost of inadequate infrastructure maintenance THERE is a direct link between well-functioning infrastructure and a country’s economy, writes Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director, SEW-Eurodrive Every...

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Municipality opens multi-million rand automotive hub

TRADING conditions for 33 informal traders and entrepreneurs who were previously operating under makeshift stalls have been transformed for the better following the official...

April / May 2021

The KZN Industrial & Business News is the only industrial publication of its kind dedicated to the region providing suppliers to industry with a...

Pothole patcher hailed a ‘game changer’ for SA roads and SMEs

KWAZULU-Natal-based Shisalanga Construction, known for road building innovations like using recycled plastic in asphalt, has now turned its attention to the nationwide pothole problem,...

Custom cluck trucks transport chicks in style

THE largest independent, non-integrated, day-old chick supplier in Southern Africa, Eagles Pride Hatchery, has taken delivery of two Serco-built truck bodies designed specifically for...