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Engineering News Features

Application creates ease for lighting installation, commissioning

18th February 2022 The ARISTA Advanced Lighting Control System by global manufacturer of lighting controls Intermatic helps reduce delays and simplifies workflows by providing a seamless transition from installation through commissioning, and beyond. The system's helpful, tech-forward features allow installers to... 

New LED tech creates longer runs for tape lights

18th February 2022 Last month, premium quality light emitting diode (LED) tape lights designer and manufacturer Alloy LED announced that it had increased the maximum run lengths of its high-quality PrimaLine tape lights up to 82 ft. Featuring an innovative circuit design, the tape lights maintain the same... 

Genlux Lighting, A division of Actom.

18th February 2022 At Genlux lighting we take pride in having supplied South Africa with high quality, locally made and assembled light fittings for more than 30 years. We offer our clients a wide range of lighting technologies, always keeping up with the newest advancements in the field. Through a strong alliance... 

Noncontact temperature measurement vital for cement industry

By: Claire O'Reilly     18th February 2022 Industrial infrared sensors and systems for noncontact temperature measurement are vital to the cement industry and can be employed throughout a plant for process monitoring and predictive maintenance, says automation and control product sales and engineering services company R & C... 

Society aims to bridge graduate skills gap for industry

By: Claire O'Reilly     18th February 2022 With the development of control devices and systems changing and migrating to smart technology in preparation for artificial intelligence (AI) for easier maintenance and faster responses, there is a significant skills gap between the expertise needed for this transition, and the curricula of... 

Newly built facility to cater for calibration market

By: Claire O'Reilly     18th February 2022 The newly built Water Flow Meter Calibration facility in Alberton, Gauteng, completed last month, has been built solely for the purpose of providing South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) accredited water flow meter calibrations to the South African market, says calibration services... 

African Mining Services

By: Liezille Vermeulen     14th February 2022 The feature will explore Africa’s cross-border mining supply chain, and provide insight into its functioning. Challenges and strategies for alleviating constraints facing suppliers and service providers will be discussed, and new initiatives, products and services will be highlighted.  

Underground Mining

By: Liezille Vermeulen     14th February 2022 This feature will focus on the latest developments in the underground mining and highlight new projects, products and research. The challenges facing underground miners, specifically those relating to safety, communication and logistics, will also be discussed. 

Food & Beverage

By: Liezille Vermeulen     14th February 2022 This feature will provide an overview of food production and supply, the volatility of food prices, and the impact this has South Africa and the rest of Africa. It will also look at developments within the local food and beverage market, including new contracts and projects, challenges, new... 

Chemicals & Petrochemicals

By: Liezille Vermeulen     14th February 2022 This feature will provide an overview of South Africa’s chemicals and petrochemicals sectors, with a focus on challenges currently facing the sector, research and development, new products and technologies, as well as any projects and contracts recently completed or currently under way.  

Water Week

By: Liezille Vermeulen     14th February 2022 This feature will highlight initiatives and projects being undertaken by South Africa’s public and private sectors during Water Week. These initiatives will include any projects and initiatives currently under way that are in line with raising awareness about protecting and conserving the... 

Industrial supplier focuses on growth in port city

By: Nadine Ramdass     11th February 2022 Despite the challenging business landscape, industrial and construction equipment supplier Shumani Industrial Equipment regards Durban, in KwaZulu-Natal,  as a city with opportunities for businesses to grow. The Johannesburg-based company has enjoyed a growing market, which is expected to... 

Trial by fire for KZN businesses in 2021

By: Nadine Ramdass     11th February 2022 Despite the civil unrest in July last year – a setback in an already challenging year for businesses in KwaZulu-Natal – construction and generator supply company Hire It has noted an uptick in demand for cleaning and demolition equipment, particularly high-pressure cleaners. Many businesses’... 

Exhibition provides exposure opportunity for company

By: Nadine Ramdass     11th February 2022 German materials handling equipment manufacturer Jungheinrich aims to use the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Tech Expo (KITE) to break into the local market, increase its exposure in the region and build brand awareness. Durban has a price-sensitive market, and Jungheinrich is still busy establishing... 


11th February 2022 For over 60 years VEGA has provided industry-leading products for the measurement of level, density, weight and pressure. As the inventor of the modern radiation-based measurement system and the first to introduce a two-wire loop powered radar, VEGA has a strong tradition of product development... 

Company achieves Level 1 BBBEE accreditation

By: Anna Moross     11th February 2022 Forklift distributor Masslift Africa has announced that its Level 1 broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) accreditation will help to expand business for the company and its distribution of products. 

Key development strategies need implementation in logistics industry

By: Anna Moross     11th February 2022 So-called last-mile delivery, an aspect of logistics that has transformed significantly in the past two years, is one of the most prominent ways of promoting sustainable development goals and minimising carbon emissions, says research and consulting firm Frost and Sullivan research director Craig... 

Safety a critical aspect for materials handling

11th February 2022 Forklift dealer Criterion Equipment considers the safe operation of forklift trucks as one of the most critical aspects in materials handling in manufacturing, warehousing and distribution centres, and at construction sites and transport facilities. 

Lubricant company leads global market

By: Cameron Mackay     11th February 2022 Last year global lubricant company Shell retained its status as the leading global supplier of finished lubricants for a fifteenth consecutive year, according to the nineteenth edition of consulting and market research company Kline & Company’s report ‘Global Lubricants: Market Analysis and... 

Use of synthetic lubricants growing in local industry

By: Cameron Mackay     11th February 2022 Synthetic lubricant use in the local industry as a viable alternative to conventional, hydrocarbon- and mineral-based lubricants is gaining momentum, says industrial equipment and consumables supplier BMG fluid technology business unit manager Willie Lamprecht. The lubricants are engineered... 

Company unveils new inhibitor for turbine and gearbox oils

11th February 2022 Corrosion control technology company Cortec’s newest lubricant additive offers advanced corrosion protection and compatibility for ashless oil systems. This is valuable for gearboxes, turbines, and other lubricant systems at risk of corrosion from trapped water or moisture condensation. Corrosion... 

Mining: Valves

By: Liezille Vermeulen     4th February 2022 This feature will showcase the latest valves and valve-related products available to the African mining industry. It will also highlight notable valve solutions that have been implemented at mine sites, as well as discuss new trends and technologies. It will also outline challenges relating to... 

Heavy Minerals Mining

By: Liezille Vermeulen     4th February 2022 Heavy minerals are an important source of zirconium, titanium, tungsten and rare-earth elements. This feature will provide an overview of the various African heavy minerals sectors, highlighting new and existing projects, while providing a market outlook. The end-user markets for these minerals,... 

Rail Infrastructure

By: Liezille Vermeulen     4th February 2022 This feature will provide an overview of freight and passenger rail transport and infrastructure in South Africa, focusing on new infrastructure, South Africa’s rail strategy, safety measures and challenges that the industry is faced with.  

Foundries, Forges & Die-Casting

By: Liezille Vermeulen     4th February 2022 This feature will provide an overview of the foundries, forges and die-casting sector in South Africa and Africa, focusing on skills development, new projects, maintenance issues and challenges currently facing the industry. This feature will also focus on how companies streamline their... 

New year holds promise for wood pellet manufacturer

By: Halima Frost     4th February 2022 Biomass fuel manufacturer and distributor Calore Sustainability Energy (CSE) Biomass, a division of clean energy provider Earth & Wire, started the new year with installations at two agriculture companies in Worcester, in the Western Cape. The first installation includes two 350 kW hot-air... 

Policies drive gas interest

By: Halima Frost     4th February 2022 The regulatory environment for environmental policies and decreasing emissions is a key driver when a boiler owner decides to convert to using natural gas as a fuel source, says natural gas supplier Egoli Gas MD Vishal Pooran. “Natural gas-fuelled boiler studies have shown an overwhelmingly... 

Uptick after project completion expected

By: Halima Frost     4th February 2022 Energy solutions provider Energy Partners anticipates an increase in interest in its offerings in the Eastern Cape, subsequent to the development and commissioning of a boiler house at a chicken processing plant in Uitenhage, in the Eastern Cape. The project, which entailed the installation of a... 

Boiler, burner maintenance key to company success

By: Halima Frost     4th February 2022 The instrumental job of cleaning an industrial boiler or burner prior to maintenance has proven to be an integral part of rope access company Skyriders’ offerings, says marketing manager Mike Zinn. “In essence, boiler and burner maintenance is one of our bread and butter jobs.” 

Company adds more mobile boilers to portfolio

By: Halima Frost     4th February 2022 Local boiler and burner supplier Combustion Technology is adding two new boiler rental units to its rental offering, bringing its total available capacity to five mobile containerised boiler units. The fabrication of the boiler steam plants, which is being undertaken at the Combustion Technology... 

Events require innovation and communication to reignite in 2022

By: Anna Moross     4th February 2022 Through open communication and innovation with industry role-players – such as organisers, government departments and other associations – nonprofit organisation Exhibition and Event Association of Southern Africa (EXSA) believes the events and exhibitions industry can be reignited this year. 

Company highlights key industry exhibitions for 2022

By: Anna Moross     4th February 2022 Despite the exhibitions industry having been curtailed by the Covid-19 pandemic during the past two years, exhibition company Specialised Exhibitions MD Gary Corin is excited about the portfolio of the company, a division of Montgomery Group. 

Conference to explore energy, climate, innovation

4th February 2022 The fortieth yearly instalment of the world’s pre-eminent energy conference CERAWeek will explore ‘Pace of Change: Energy, Climate and Innovation.’ 

AEI Indaba set to take place in March

4th February 2022 The Africa Energy Indaba (AEI) conference, now in its fourteenth year, combines the hybrid model of virtual discussion and debate from March 1 to 3 with an on-site in-person exhibition from March 1 to 2 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CITCC) in Cape Town. 

New multipurpose forklift prioritises multipurpose handling

4th February 2022 Materials handling equipment supplier BLT WORLD’s latest addition to its Meclift variable reach trucks range, the Meclift ML1812R multipurpose forklift truck, has been designed to move safely and swiftly in confined spaces in the shipping sector, including warehouses and cargo vessels. The... 

Harbours need private sector investment

By: Nadine Ramdass     4th February 2022 Owing to South African harbours having faced challenges in attracting financial investment on a public–private partnership basis, they have not been able to enhance operating performance and capabilities through upgrading and modernising the ageing existing infrastructure, says sustainable... 

Mining: Environmental Protection

By: Liezille Vermeulen     31st January 2022 This feature will focus on the impact of mining activities on the environment. It will highlight new products, services, technologies, regulations and initiatives meant to help mitigate the adverse environmental effects of mining, while maintaining biodiversity and ensuring the wellbeing of... 

Mining: Gold

By: Liezille Vermeulen     31st January 2022  

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