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The perils of counterfeit auto-electrical parts

ALEXANDER & Poole (A&P), the sole distributor for the Southern African region of Anderson Power Products (APP) electrical connectors, has reported an “alarming” influx...

Electrical loggers help cut energy costs

ENERGY is a significant cost at any industrial facility, and while managers view it as an unavoidable expense, it’s really a variable cost that...

Boost energy efficiency with time switch technology

LEGRAND devices, with advanced time switch technology, are used to switch an electric circuit on or off at selected times during a pre-programmed time...

New safety switch provides interlocking on all types of guard doors

THE new Allen-Bradley Guardmaster 440G-EZ electromagnetic interlocking switch enables the physical interlocking of guard doors, allowing access to a potentially hazardous area only when...

Putting the ‘pro’ into industrial Ethernet protocols

Darrell Halterman, senior product manager of PACSystems controllers at Emerson’s machine automation solutions business, explains the advantages of using Profinet protocol for PLC, PAC...

Second-gen isolated oscilloscope probes

COMTEST, local representative of Tektronix, has announced its second-generation IsoVuTM Isolated Oscilloscope Probes, the TIVP Series which it says significantly advance the capabilities of...

The challenges and opportunities of skills gaps in robotics

WITH the alarming levels of unemployment in South Africa, it’s essential to identify where there are skills shortages and to encourage learners to study...

Stand-alone triggered rod drop monitoring system

CONDITION monitoring company Istec has announced the world-wide availability of its rod drop monitoring system for reciprocating compressors. It describes the the RecipSys 200 as...

Top tips to keep your backup batteries in tip-top shape

FACILITIES like data centres, hospitals, airports, utilities, oil and gas facilities, and railways can't operate without 100 percent backup power reliability. Even standard commercial...

Versatile electrical junction box with 10 entries

A rectangular junction box is available from Pratley that is both Ex e and IP68 certified. Known as the Enviro Rectangular Junction Box, the company...

How automation helps keeps a bushveld camp in the lap of luxury

A smart Hager KNX home automation system has been supplied by ElectroMechanica (EM) to its channel partner Integrated Home & Office for the Noka...

New wind energy player has a Zest for renewables

ZEST WEG has entered South Africa’s wind energy industry, combining turbine technology with its established footprint in the local economy. The development of a direct...

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