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Sector can benefit from water optimising solutions
28th April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

It is evident that the South African sewage and effluent sector is under tremendous strain, as ongoing sewage spillage is a symptom of a “far wider and deeper issue”, stresses water solutions... 

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Automation helps unlock data capabilities
21st April 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

While digital technologies create vast quantities of data, the average plant uses only about 20% of the data that it generates – companies, therefore, are not fully exploiting opportunities to... 

Cost efficiency key for industry
21st April 2023 By: Natasha Odendaal

Reasonable costs to operate, reliability, productivity and efficiency are increasingly becoming standard requirements in industry operations as the world moves towards digitisation and automation.... 

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UJ and Schneider Electric expose students to 4IR
21st April 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid the emergence of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), energy management and automation multinational Schneider Electric and the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ’s) Faculty of Engineering... 

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Experience required for Industry 4.0
21st April 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With the rise of Industry 4.0 and a subsequent increase in the regulation of engineers and technologists, more experience is required from professionals operating in relevant fields, says Society... 

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Company promotes automation, introduces hub
21st April 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

With more South African companies striving to remain competitive by streamlining their processes and increasing their efficiencies, demand for automation and power management solutions has... 

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Smart grid can mitigate system challenges
21st April 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The integration of smart technology can ensure reliability and efficiency of the country’s electricity grid.  A smart grid system will be able to effectively manage challenges associated with... 

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Smart grid offers benefits for all stakeholders
21st April 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Implementing a smart grid system in South Africa offers a range of benefits for power generators, electric utilities, customers and society, says UP specialist energy industry consultant Dr Willem... 

Energy storage a short-term solution
21st April 2023

Energy storage, and how it can be integrated into the energy distribution mix and contribute to electricity stability in South Africa, needs to be considered as a short-term solution, says solar... 

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M&D acquires specialist bulk tankage contractor Efficient TROTECH
21st April 2023

M&D Construction Group has acquired 100% of Efficient TROTECH, the country’s leading supplier of bulk tank design, procurement and construction services to the petrochemical and energy industries.... 

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21st April 2023

Local manufacturer Metalen produces heat exchanger tubes in various alloy inner tubes with copper or aluminium fins in lengths of up to 15 m. An ISO9001 certification ensures controlled processes... 

Heat exchanger for fuel cell systems launched
21st April 2023

At centrifugal separation solutions provider Alfa Laval’s net-zero launch event in February this year, the company introduced the AlfaNova GL50, the first heat exchanger developed specifically for... 

Company to capitalise on demand for container solutions
21st April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

There is currently a significant global demand for containerised and mobile engineered solutions. These solutions include fully equipped and tested motor control centres and substations. The... 

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New container handler launched
21st April 2023

Materials handling specialist BLT WORLD has launched the second-generation model Mobicon 2HL series container handlers carriers in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Mobicon mini straddle... 

Self-bunded tanks are fitted with BMG’s OMTEC spin-on filters that have been specially designed for installation in the pumping compartment to ensure high quality fuel
Supplier provides fuel bunded tanks for efficient filtration
21st April 2023

A growing area of industrial equipment supplier BMG’s filtration services is in bulk fuel filtration. Self-bunded tanks, which are used on fuel farms, are fitted with BMG’s OMTEC spin-on filters... 

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Manufacturing company stresses expert tanker control systems benefits
21st April 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Automation and expert control systems can provide health and safety benefits for tanker filling practices, says engineering, integration and manufacturing company Iritron divisional manager Gerhard... 

LNG has multiple benefits as a transition fuel – CEO
14th April 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Liquified natural gas (LNG) used in a generator enables individuals and enterprises to not only save costs but also reduce their carbon-emission contributions. Helium and natural gas producer... 

UPS systems necessary for businesses – company
14th April 2023

Downtime can be costly for any business, especially for growing ones that need to be operational around the clock. Power management company Eaton’s uninterruptable power supply (UPS) systems are... 

Consortium signs agreements for S Africa solar projects
14th April 2023

Leading renewable energy company Mainstream and its consortium Ikamva will be advancing six solar photovoltaic (PV) projects in South Africa – with a combined capacity of 450 MW. This has been... 

Omron's goal is to help suppliers of battery cells for hydrogen electric vehicles, for example, save 10% on excess material
How automation solutions with AI can help optimise maintenance, production for sustainable manufacturing
14th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Sustainability can play an important role in acquiring and retaining customers, as well as in developing new market opportunities, says automation specialist Omron. One area where the company wants... 

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Green hydrogen to positively impact sector
14th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The development of a green hydrogen economy will impact positively on South Africa’s labour landscape as the country continues to adapt to the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) while,... 

The on-site workshops hosted by Sanedi, the GIZ and RENAC last month revealed substantial interest and willingness to participate in the local green hydrogen sector across the value chain
How to finance the green hydrogen value chain
14th April 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

Derisking and understanding the technology, its requirements and cost benefits are critical factors that need to be considered when reviewing the financial feasibility of, and support for, the... 

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Low infrastructure investment puts local skills levels at risk
7th April 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

The local consulting engineers sector boasts a high level of skills and capacity, however, lack of investment in infrastructure development has resulted in the industry struggling to retain and... 

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MULTI ALLOYS: A division of EMVAfrica
7th April 2023

Established in 1997, MULTI ALLOYS is a leading stockist of duplex stainless steel, nickel alloys and specialised metals in the South African market and focuses on the supply of these... 

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Sector stays sturdy despite challenges
7th April 2023 By: Halima Frost

The stainless steel sector remains steadfast in its resilience, and is even more determined to fight for its well-deserved place in growing the South African economy, says Southern Africa Stainless... 

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Steel producer continues to grow manufacturing capacity
7th April 2023

Spain-based global stainless-steel producer Acerinox says its global footprint has transformed it into one of the most competitive producers of stainless steels and nickel alloys. The company... 

Company’s four sugar projects completed
7th April 2023

Member of Bosch Holdings Bosch Projects completed four major projects at a sugar factory in Dalton, KwaZulu-Natal last year. These projects comprised of engineering, procurement and construction... 

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Additives and lubricants deemed successful in sugar processing
7th April 2023

Since the launch of Liqui Moly Cera Tec industrial wear protection last year, engineering solutions provider BMG’s team has received positive feedback from customers in the sugar sector that these... 

Tongaat Hulett implementing changes
7th April 2023

Agriculture and agri-processing companies Tongaat Hulett, Tongaat Hulett Developments, Tongaat Hulett Sugar South Africa and Voermol Feeds, announced in January this year that the required majority... 

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Support services provided for sugar industry
7th April 2023

Leading engineering solution specialist BMG plays a critical role in the sugar sector, not only during the operational period of sugar production, but also in off-crop seasons, when maintenance and... 

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OLI South Africa
7th April 2023

Making business simpler for customers, while going global with a first-class product, has proved successful in establishing industrial vibration technology supplier OLI as the world’s top-selling... 

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Collaboration drives positive change for small-scale growers
7th April 2023

Small-scale sugar growers are a vital contributor to the sugar value chain in South Africa and are the economic heartbeat of many communities across the country. This is recognised by the South... 

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Range of lubricants for sugar sector
7th April 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Lubricants company FUCHS Lubricants South Africa offers a range of food-safe lubricants for sugar and packaging processes to aid the safety of production and seal off journals and/or bearings... 

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New conveyor system to mitigate dust
7th April 2023

The risk of explosions caused by sugar dust emissions on conveyor belts in sugar production is an ongoing problem that engineers around the world are trying to prevent. Bulk materials handling... 

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Diversification opportunities set to crystallise industry
7th April 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Following the announcement that there will be no tax increase for the sugar industry in the 2023/24 and 2024/25 financial years, announced by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana during his 2023... 

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