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Traction transformers for SA rail network

AS an established supplier to South Africa’s rail sector, Zest WEG will be supplying specialised traction transformers for new substations serving rail lines in...

SA consumers switched on by stylish wall sockets

LEGRAND’S Ysalis switches and sockets - with advanced technology for energy saving, safety and reliability – are gaining popularity in South Africa. The company believes...

Taking measurement data from test tools to smart phones and the cloud

MAINTENANCE teams make better, faster decisions by having immediate access to historical records of the machinery to be maintained and review measurements in real...

Mini IR Pyrometer measures non-metallic surfaces

INSTROTECH is offering a compact pyrometer Optris CSmicro 2W LT, equipped with an innovative, miniaturized stainless steel measuring head, for limited or narrow spaces....

Advanced plastics for longer construction equipment life

Technologically advanced materials have revolutionised many applications in the industrial environment with engineered plastics able to outperform and outlast steel in heavy-duty applications such...

Oscilloscope vs multimeter: choosing the right tool

When it comes to the right tool for testing and troubleshooting, when should you choose an oscilloscope and when should you reach for multimeter?...

Realising energy efficiency in a time of escalating costs

By Taru Madangombe SOUTH Africa will soon see the fallout of the 15.63 % energy tariff hike which came into effect on 1 April,...

‘Green’ switchgear will play a vital role in renewable power

By Marcel Buckner THE global energy industry is undergoing a massive transformation driven by renewables. Along with solar, wind, storage and other technologies, the internet...

Renewables now produce more power than nuclear, latest stats reveal

THE Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) has released its annual statistics on power generation in South Africa for 2020. The scope of the...

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...

Helping to storm-proof the power grid

EXPERTS predict an increase in the number and severity of thunderstorms in South Africa due to climate change and global warming. Also, the landscape of...

Appy days as online shopping joins the industrial age

ONLINE retail shopping has seen exponential growth globally, further propelled by the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying lockdowns and health and safety protocols. But according...

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Massive fuel price hike looms: more pain for SA farmers

PETROL and diesel prices could rise by as much as R3 a litre when the fuel tax returns to normal in June. Treasury cut the...

Insurance ombuds put R400M back in the hands of consumers

BOTH the ombuds for long-term (life) and short-term (non-life) insurance jointly put almost R400-milion back in the hands of consumers in 2021. The ombuds for...

Momentous milestone for passenger car maker

VOLKSWAGEN SA celebrated a momentous milestone earlier this month with the 1-millionth Polo for export rolling off the production line at the plant in...

Food safety at risk as importers battle delays

PRODUCT recalls and outbreaks of foodborne illnesses make headlines all the time. But recent supply chain bottlenecks are raising fears about food quality and...