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Machine intelligence slashes costs for SA food packager

SENSOR intelligence specialist SICK automation recently worked with packaging giant, Tetra Pak, when the company needed to find solutions to prevent unscheduled downtime and...

Green packaging: how to achieve sustainable manufacturing

Sustainability in the packaging industry requires flexible and powerful automation technology, according to Omron South Africa. IN times of increasing sustainability efforts, it is...

Durable, mercury-free industrial temperature calibration

COMTEST, local representative of Fluke is offering the Fluke 1551A Ex and 1552A EX “Stik” thermometers, which it says provide a highly precise and...

Collaborative palletizer for industrial applications

COLLABORATIVE robots (cobots) are being used in a wide variety of applications. A recent example is a partnership between FlexLink and Omron. FlexLink offers flexible,...

Opinion piece: Industry at the edge

By George Senzere, solutions architect: Secure Power at Schneider Electric Edge computing is fast becoming essential part of industrial environments, bringing compute, storage, and analytics...

ABBsolutely big boost for Gqeberha machine builder

GQEBERHA-based machine builder and systems integrator MSG Systems has been officially appointed as a value provider for ABB Robotic Systems. The ABB value provider programme...

Automation key to world’s first offshore green hydrogen production process

EMERSON is developing software and systems to for the world’s first offshore green hydrogen production process on an operational gas platform. The PosHYdon project is...

Startup star status for energy management specialist

LEADING energy management and automation technology company, Schneider Electric, has been recognized among the Top 25 Corporate Startup Stars in 2021. For the sixth year...

The secret to staying abreast of PDS tech

PROXIMITY detection systems (PDS) and collision prevention system (CPS) pioneer, Booyco Electronics, believes an important contributor to the technological breakthroughs developed by the company...

A safer, more sustainable SA starts with smart buildings

By Dean Gopal AS plans for South Africa’s new 4IR-ready smart cities begin to take shape, attention is increasingly shifting to construction – particularly how...

Smart camera tech boost for pharma factory labelling

STEIERL-Pharma, from Bavaria in Germany, recently introduced a labelling system with smart camera technology which allows it to label its pharmaceuticals faster and more...

Reaching for Africa’s true potential: Five principles for realistic technology adoption in Africa

By Canninah Mapena, Rockwell Automation AFRICA is undoubtedly a land of abundance and potential. From our mineral resources to our rich agriculture to our youthful...

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WRAS approves Vesconite’s Hitemp 160

High-temperature-resistant bearing material Hitemp 160 has been certified for contact with water up to 65ºC (150ºF). This is according to the maker, Vesconite Bearings, which...

Why telemetry should form a critical part of your water management systems

By Johan Potgieter, software leader: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric In a time when the consistent provision of water, hampered by challenges like aging infrastructure,...

Energy efficiency is key to sustainable wastewater infrastructure

With no end in sight for loadshedding, municipalities need to start engaging in energy-efficient mechanisms in their water and wastewater infrastructure. This infrastructure is one...

Videoscopes offer non-invasive diagnostics

WHILE videoscopes are commonly used in many applications, industrial inspections require a powerful, high-resolution videoscope that clearly displays the condition of internal equipment components....