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Systems for mobile machines all in one unit

THE ifm controllers of the ecomatmobile series are designed for use in harsh conditions. They are suitable for direct installation in vehicles and mobile machines. Apart...

Where wind wins – harnessing wind power for a sustainable grid expansion

OPINION | WITH advancements in technology and the decreasing costs of wind turbines, wind power has become increasingly cost-effective and competitive with traditional energy...

Select the right network to run a smart factory

ETHERCAT is becoming the most popular machine protocol. Because unmatched performance, the highest precision, and real openness makes it different to other Ethernet industrial...

New Gqeberha facility will assemble world-class switchgear

THE full benefits of ABB’s global experience, expertise and manufacturing excellence are now available locally, thanks to a newly formalised partnership with Eya Bantu....

Future dairy products will be sustainable and focused on the consumer

By Sasha Ramjathan, leader of the CPG segment for southern Africa at Schneider Electric THE consumer-packaged goods (CPG) industry stands to benefit greatly from digital...

Robots to disinfect SA hospital with UVC radiation

PATIENT and healthcare worker safety in South African hospitals is set to reach a new level of excellence with the launch of the revolutionary...

New range of hybrid cables saves installation space

MOTION plastics and cable manufacturer, igus, have introduced new readycable hybrid cables suitable for Sew-Eurodrive with Movilink DDI and Siemens Sinamics S210 with OCC. Reducing...

Luxury is found in the finest details

NOW that Covid-19 is best forgotten and the world is focusing on making life better again, the leisure industry is seen to be upping...

Demand for cloud-based services, IoT sees spike in data centres across Africa

The data centre market in Africa is growing by 15% year-on-year. While the installed base across the continent is relatively small, there has been...

Transforming quality through intelligent data and analytics

ROBOTIC process automation has been evolving over the past few years to become a transformative technology that creates measurable efficiencies across multiple industries. The...

Industrial software company becomes part of corporate portfolio

A GLOBAL leader in industrial software, Aveva, announced the completion of its acquisition by Schneider Electric, a leading global industrial company specializing in digital...

Three trends industry is adopting to power post-pandemic growth

AUTOMATION | The challenges all of us were experiencing prior to the pandemic, particularly the lack of access to skilled workers, have only become...

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Malaysian energy company’s share transfer creates a pan-African group

PETRONAS has sold its 74% shareholding in Engen to Vivo Energy. Engen and Vivo Energy announced the completion of the transaction on 21 May...

Truck heavyweight launches more electric options in SA

IN line with Daimler Truck’s global ambition to offer 100% CO2 neutral trucks and buses by 2050, DTSA introduced its first fully battery electric...

Construction of Coega automotive plant to begin ‘shortly’

STELLANTIS, the world’s third-biggest automotive manufacturer by volume, and South Africa’s largest development funder, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have concluded key milestones that...

SA’s auto sector notes decline in exports, increase in (low) NEV sales

THE domestic automotive industry is celebrating the centenary of vehicle manufacturing in the country in 2024. In the Automotive Business Council (naamsa) Q1 2024...