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New platform for managing and controlling low voltage loads

RS Components has added TeSys island from Schneider Electric to its portfolio, saying that this object-oriented digital load management solution has “huge potential” in...

Harness the power of data to boost safety

MANUFACTURERS can harness the power of data to substantially improve their safety compliance and performance. That’s according to Rockwell Automation, which is offering two...

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...

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Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

N3 upgrades on track says roads agency

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrade of N3 from the Cato Ridge Interchange to the northern end of the Dardanelles Cutting started on 14 April...

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Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

N3 upgrades on track says roads agency

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrade of N3 from the Cato Ridge Interchange to the northern end of the Dardanelles Cutting started on 14 April...