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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...

M&E sector awards finalists announced

THE Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has announced the entrants for the sixth edition of the SEIFSA Awards for Excellence. The...

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...

Bringing French flair to SA woodworking and timber industries

SOME 20 years ago, local cutting consumables and capital equipment supplier First Cut began distributing the products of global French timber industry specialist Forezienne...

Gas group declares dividend despite COVID calamity

IN the face of the biggest fall in South Africa’s GDP since 1960, African Oxygen Limited (Afrox) has maintained a robust cash position enabling...

How welding skills can boost SA’s economic recovery

WITH skilled welding artisans at hand, South African fabricatos have an unprecedented opportunity to thrive, especially within the manufacturing sector where as much as...

An uplifting and long-standing collaboration

BETTERECT is a South African specialist in steel fabrication and the erection of large industrial structures and processing equipment across the continent, within various...

Cutting-edge partnership delivers premium equipment, support to SA steel fabricators

TAIWAN-based capital equipment supplier Everising’s long-term collaboration with South African representative First Cut, has enabled local customers to successfully streamline their production equipment and...

Linear systems for high speed and precision

BMG’s linear motion systems and associated products are designed for high speed, high precision performance, to meet the rigorous demands of technologically advanced engineering. That’s...

Mobile raiseborer really gives it horns

IN response to customer requests for a different approach to the raise drilling and blasting sequence, Sandvik Mining & Rock Technology’s describes its highly...

Cutting-edge partnership delivers premium equipment, support to SA steel fabricators

TAIWAN-based capital equipment supplier Everising’s long-term collaboration with South African representative First Cut, has enabled local customers to successfully streamline their production equipment and...

Wireless tech boosts automated machine monitoring

SKF has teamed up with connectivity experts LumenRadio to create a new wireless monitoring system, measuring vibration and temperature. The “SKF Enlight Collect IMx-1...

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7 000th unit assembled at Coega truck plant

FAW Trucks ended the month of April on a high note when the 7 000th locally assembled vehicle rolled out of its Coega manufacturing plant....

Metals, engineering indaba to tackle SA power supply problems

THE Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba, which takes place on 24 and 25 May at the IDC Auditorium in Sandton will probe the...

Does extension of COVID loan scheme mean it’s a failure?

By Thakhani Masindi THE National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the Banking Association South Africa launched the Loan Guarantee Scheme on 12...

Desalination plant won’t be enough to avert NMB water crisis, chamber warns

ORGANISED business in Nelson Mandela Bay has welcomed the Council’s recent green light for the construction of a seawater desalination plant but warned that...