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‘Unprecedented’ collaboration needed to advance process technology

THE age of digital technology holds huge potential for equipment performance in the field of mineral processing, but equipment suppliers will make little progress...

Notebook Nirvana as new laptops land in SA

CHOOSING a portable computer to stay productive during lockdown just got harder with the arrival in South Africa of several laptops from two global...

Needy KZN pupils say y’ello to food, PPE parcels

THIS past week saw the MTN SA Foundation contributing food and personal protective equipment (PPE) in KwaZulu-Natal to help limit the spread of the...

Robotics giant backs open ventilator project

AUTOMATION heavyweight, Omron has taken part in the development of an emergency ventilator in a project spearheaded by TheOpenVentilator, a non-profit organisation who produces...

The role of robots in post-COVID South Africa

STRINGENT health and safety measures have always been a concern for manufacturers, but many organisations will need to redouble their efforts to meet the...

New tool slashes thermowell design time from hours to minutes

EMERSON has introduced the Rosemount Thermowell Design Accelerator, a free online thermowell design tool that it says eliminates manual thermowell iterations facing process design...

Online training for food and beverage applications

THE NSK academy, an online training portal, has added a new module to its portfolio of courses aimed at increasing the knowledge of those...

New flagship phones a decisive move Huawei from Google dependence

HUAWEI’S new P40 and P40 Pro flagship smartphones are now on sale in South Africa and mark a decisive further move on the part...

Wireless tech boosts automated machine monitoring

SKF has teamed up with connectivity experts LumenRadio to create a new wireless monitoring system, measuring vibration and temperature. The “SKF Enlight Collect IMx-1...

Skills key in construction sector ‘survival of the fittest’

THE construction industry, fighting for survival after pandemic lockdown losses, now cannot afford any costly site mishap caused by untrained staff. That’s the warning from...

Adapting to a new dawn: how COVID-19 has underlined the need for digital transformation

WHEN it comes to digital transformation, COVID-19 has been a massive accelerant, writes Thibault Dousson (pictured), General Manager of Lenovo Southern Africa. Businesses with long-term transformation deadlines...

‘Smart’ queue management system for Level 3

BUSINESSES resuming operations under Level 3 of the lockdown in South Africa face the challenge of not only complying with social-distancing regulations but ensuring...

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Durban refinery could be closed for months after fire

IT is likely to be several months before the Engen refinery in Durban, shut down after a fire on 4 December 2020, is operating...

Bounce back for truck builder

BUSINESS at leading South African truck and trailer building company, Serco, has recovered strongly in the last quarter of 2020 with prospects for 2021...

Harnessing water from the sea

With the global demand for clean, safe and reliable water, coupled with rising populations and urbanization, the water industry in South Africa faces unprecedented...

Economic uptick good news for M&E sector

THE Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has welcomed the uptick in economic activity, as reflected in the positive GDP growth...