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Paper recycling: time to box clever

SOUTH Africa’s paper recovery rate is at 68.5% with 1.2 million tonnes of recyclable paper products diverted from landfill during 2019, according to Anele...

Enhanced data collection for better lubrication management

SKF has extended the capability of its Enlight ProCollect portable data collection system, enabling maintenance engineers to plan lubrication routes around a factory or...

Bleak outlook for packaging in 2020

SOUTH Africa’s packaging industry could decline by more than 9% in 2020 as a result of severely impaired disposable income following the national lockdown...

Compact, modular mid-range PLCs

THE Delta compact, modular mid-range AS series PLCs are high-performance, multi-purpose controllers designed for all kinds of automated equipment, according to local supplier ElectroMechanica...

Sweet! Robots boosts chocolate production by 40%

WHEN chocolate maker Bolçi wanted to boost exports and meet its promise of delivering products that are ‘untouched by human hand’, it turned to...

Automatic print inspection system ‘gets the message’

SICK Automation, in collaboration with AutoCoding Systems, has introduced what it says is the world’s first fully automated, smart vision inspection system for printed...

SA assembled geared motors add zest to product offering

A range of WEG geared motors will soon be available to customers in South Africa and the rest of the continent from Zest WEG. According...

Packaging recycling: moving FROMM catchphrases to action

REDUCE, Reuse and Recycle is no mere catchphrase at FROMM Packaging Systems, says Denny Reddy, Managing Director. He said their commitment to sustainability is seen...

Fantastic! Plastics, packaging industries hail govt U-turn on waste plan

THE plastics and packaging industries of South Africa have welcomed the announcement Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, to scrap the existing...

New boss for packaging and paper group

PAPER and packaging multinational, Mondi, has announced the appointment of Andrew King, as its new Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with effect from 1...

Bulk bags a safer, cheaper alternative to pallets

TELLAP pallet-free bulk bags have been developed in South Africa for safe and efficient packaging and transport of dry, loose and bulk products -...

Packa-Ching! Supermarket group fights plastic waste

IN line with the Shoprite Group’s commitment to ensure that 100% of its plastic packaging is reusable and/or recyclable by 2025, it is now...

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CASE STUDY: Safe and efficient maintenance with a scalable and adaptable Lockout/Tagout implementation

Ontex, a leading international personal hygiene group, wanted to achieve a high level of safety and efficiency for machine maintenance interventions. Read how Brady...

Fuel prices head for record highs

SOARING international oil prices have set the stage for yet another hefty hike in fuel prices. That’s the warning from the Automobile Association (AA),...

R500m roads upgrade for Buffalo City

THE South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) is to pump an estimated R500 million into a road infrastructure project in the Buffalo City Metropolitan...

Bakkie maker says YES again to youth employment

ISUZU Motors South Africa (IMSAf) has this week welcomed the next group of Youth Employment Service (YES) candidates. The YES programme, which was launched by...