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Battery Basics: What’s the difference between jars and straps

THERE is so much terminology relating to stationary batteries and it’s hard to know what everything means. So, what’s the difference between jars and...

High temperature infrared thermometer

COMTEST is offering the highly accurate Fluke 572-2 high temperature, infrared thermometer for extreme heat conditions over long distances. According to the company, the thermometer...

Easy object monitoring in intralogistics

IFM South Africa is offering measuring light grids, which it describes as “perfectly suitable” for monitoring intralogistics processes. An evaluation of how many and which...

Ultra-Cool Field Metrology Well delivers ‘best-in-class’ stability

COMTEST is offering the Fluke 9190A Ultra-Cool Field Metrology Well, a small, lightweight, and accurate dry-block calibrator with what the company says is “best-in-class...

Monitoring small scale PV installations for efficiency

THE increasing volume of photo voltaic (PV) solar panel installations across small-to-medium-sized businesses raises the question of how to monitor the energy efficiency of...

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,...

Machine vision camera gives robots human eyesight

SICK Automation, a producer of sensor automation solutions, now offers local industries a 3D machine vision camera that enables automated management of products or...

The key to IoT machine monitoring

INTEGRATING sensors into the Internet of Things (IoT) is crucial to many applications, for example, for the monitoring of machines. That’s according to IFM Electronic,...

Stroke measurement in hydraulic cylinders: say goodbye to drilling pistons

WHETHER it’s agricultural machinery, construction equipment, or municipal vehicles, intelligent sensors are indispensable throughout the mobile machine market. That’s according Instrotech, local distributors of SIKO...

How smart water meters can tap into a revenue ‘goldmine’

By Chetan Mistry NON-revenue water remains a challenge - and yet a significant opportunity - for South African municipalities. According to the World Bank's Water Resources...

Always on the level?

INSTROTECH is offering Kobold’s bypass level indicator SZM as an indicator of levels in small and medium-sized, upright or horizontal, round vessels. According to the...

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Iconic car maker revs up carbon commitments

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Container volumes reach record highs at East London terminal

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Auto industry applauds EC port development projects

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