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Local instrumentation leader turns 40

THIS year, Instrotech celebrates 40 years in the business of providing industrial electronics, instrumentation, calibration equipment and solutions in the process control and instrumentation...

Robots in the workforce: no, the machines aren’t taking over

Robots aren’t here to replace humans, but to create a human-machine collaborative model for a more efficient and productive way of operating, writes Yaskawa...

Exchangeable modules ‘the future of factories’

MAXOLUTION solutions are fully integrated and customised technologies that automate, integrate, upgrade and streamline existing production processes while still allowing for future technology to...

5 top benefits of ERP in manufacturing

THE extension of lockdown restrictions weighed heavily on production in Africa’s manufacturing industries at the start of 2021, causing many to lose momentum. At the...

How robots are making heavy bag handling safer and more productive

IN the ever-expanding demands of industry, robotics has had to flex and adapt to suit new niches. One such niche is the recent trend...

3D machine vision for automated logistics operations

SICK Automation and Neadvance, a company specialising in computer vision technologies and artificial intelligence solutions, collaborated to engineer what they describe as the ideal...

A new benchmark in control automation excellence?

MOVI-C from SEW-Eurodrive offers controller control technology throughout the entire automation process from planning and commissioning through to operations and diagnostics. Dylan Enslin, Maxolution Engineer...

Soft starters have a Zest for hard work

THE new WEG SSW900 soft-starters are the ideal choice for complete motor control and protection, according to Zest WEG. “These units allow quick and simple...

Top certification for automation components

VALVE specialist Gemü has had a further three of its intelligent automation components certified with UL approval: The Gemü 1235 and Gemü 1236 electrical...

Automation giant again among ‘world’s most ethical companies’

GLOBAL industrial automation and digital transformation company, Rockwell Automation, has been recognised by Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2021 World’s Most Ethical Companies. The institute...

3D machine vision for automated logistics operations

SICK Automation and Neadvance, a company specialising in computer vision technologies and artificial intelligence solutions, collaborated to engineer a customised automation system for a...

Arduino-compatible shields for KNX-compliant implementations

RS Components now stocks NCN5100ASGEVB evaluation boards from ON Semiconductor. These Arduino-compatible units are designed to facilitate prototyping work, comprising all the constituent components necessary...

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Ports authority pulls plug on Ngqura liquid bulk storage terminal

TRANSNET National Ports Authority (TNPA) has pulled out of development of the proposed new liquid bulk storage terminal at the Port of Ngqura but...

R253m road project boon for EC town

THE South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) met with the Dordrecht business fraternity recently to discuss the economic benefits and job opportunities presented by...

Council tweaks budget in bid to stop taps running dry

AS the ongoing drought continues to grip the Kouga region, Kouga Municipality Council recently adjusted its capital budget in an attempt to prevent taps...

NMB drought mitigation plans ‘in overdrive’

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality’s drought mitigation plans are in overdrive as the region continues to experience insignificant rainfall and low dam levels that...