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Tsubaki ‘match and tag’ service used in sector
2nd September 2022

Modern machinery used in the food and beverage sector often requires chains of the same length to be used in pairs or other multiples. For these applications, specialists from industrial equipment... 


BHP is a major exporter of iron-ore and metallurgical coal.
BHP urged to step up climate advocacy by shareholder activists
30th August 2022 By: Bloomberg

Australian mining giant BHP Group should “proactively advocate” for stronger climate policy, according to a new shareholder resolution lodged by an activist investor group. The resolution, lodged... 


ROCK RESPONSIVE 
The RHINO autonomous drillstring-mounted geophysical sensor provides a reliable source of information about the rocks being drilled, unaffected by the bit, rig or driller
Geophysical sensor remains unmatched
19th August 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Mining and infrastructure solutions company Orica has yet to see anything similar to its RHINO autonomous drillstring-mounted geophysical sensor on the market since introducing the first version in... 


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Vega
16th August 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... 


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Company expects to benefit from its diverse portfolio offering
12th August 2022 By: Mandisa Nyathi

In spite of chemical supply chain constraints, flow measurement and calibration technology company Wika expects to benefit from its diverse portfolio offering to provide quality instrumentation for... 


The ET3 system comprising a multichannel data logger, precision thermocouples and a thermal barrier that enables the logger with a screen and logging system laid out in display
Tracking system well received locally
12th August 2022 By: Halima Frost

Automation and control solutions provider Raytek & Control (R&C) Instrumentation says its newest heat tracking system, the Easy Track 3 (ET3), has been well received by the local automotive... 


New probe developed
12th August 2022

Japanese multinational electrical engineering and software company Yokogawa Electric Corporation has developed an explosion-proof version of its TDLS8200 probe type tunable diode laser... 


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Tech yields beneficial tools for farms
12th August 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Software company Aerobotics is pioneering solutions, such as its Aeroview infield mobile application and computer vision for the precision farming of perennial crops, as more growers look to... 


Barrick CE Dr Mark Bristow.
Barrick takes lead in holistic ESG integration amid ‘greenwashing’ scepticism
8th August 2022 By: Martin Creamer

Gold and copper mining company Barrick has taken the lead in integrating the various aspects of environmental, social and governance (ESG) to ensure holistic and objective measurement, Barrick CEO... 


Cape Town rolls out pilot project to give QR codes, residence certificates to informal homes
5th August 2022 By: Irma Venter

The City of Cape Town’s Informal Settlements Department have marked a thousand structures in the Bosasa Phase 2 development in Mfuleni with a Quick Response (QR) code and city-specific paint. Field... 


ESG – Taking a ‘beyond compliance’ approach. What it means and why it matters
25th July 2022

ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) has evolved from decades of focus on sustainable development and is increasingly becoming a critical business imperative.  ESG is often associated with how a... 


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New gauge assembly protects people and the environment
22nd July 2022 By: Mandisa Nyathi

Measuring instruments supplier Wika Instruments has launched its new Emission Control Gauge, referred to as the Emico gauge pressure measuring assembly, to ensure safety for people and the... 


Stamping for next-gen Ranger to be undertaken in-house as new plant at Silverton comes on line
22nd July 2022 By: Irma Venter

Ford Motor Company has kicked off production at its new stamping plant at the Ranger assembly complex in Silverton, Pretoria. The new facility has 10 320 m2 of floorspace, equivalent to almost... 


DRIVING PRODUCTIVITY 
The real value comes from measuring the increases in mine production and reduced downtime when using a Bridgestone product
Demand outstrips tyre supply
15th July 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The African mining market’s demand for tyre solutions provider Bridgestone Southern Africa’s product has increased substantially and is exceeding supply, owing to global tyre supply constraints,... 


Vodacom secures best-quality network ranking
8th July 2022 By: Natasha Odendaal

Telecommunications group Vodacom has secured the top position in rankings by independent crowdsourced data company Tutela. Tutela conducted research into the mobile network experiences of South... 


SITECH SA has been appointed as the exclusive dealer for Loadscan® in the African territory
28th June 2022

Over 20 years ago, Loadscan® invented and patented the original load volume scanner, and since then has been the market leader in providing certified, accurate and reliable load information in... 


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Remote solution makes alcohol testing more accessible
27th May 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Alcohol testing equipment supplier Alcohol Breathalyser’s new iSober Breathalyser application (app) and cloud service will contribute to making alcohol testing solutions more affordable and... 


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Necsa starts process to replace venerable Safari-1 reactor
13th May 2022 By: Rebecca Campbell

The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) has, with the approval of Cabinet, started the process that should result in it acquiring a new nuclear research reactor, to replace its current... 


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Risk reduction and decision support for financial investments in solar PV projects
13th May 2022

The CSIR Energy Centre commissioned a quality and reliability laboratory for testing solar photovoltaic (PV) module reliability in accelerated timeframes to support local manufacturers, project... 


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Kinross provides new 2022 production guidance
11th May 2022 By: Mariaan Webb

Canadian bullion producer Kinross on Tuesday provided a new production guidance to reflect the pending divestments of its Russian and Ghana assets. With these pending sales, and the close of the... 


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Underground surveying critical in mining
6th May 2022

Specialist utility services company Bosch Munitech provides specialist utility services that include underground utility detection (UUD) which is essential for providing accurate information on... 


Mincor eyes May start for Kambalda
29th April 2022 By: Esmarie Iannucci

Nickel developer Mincor Resources is gearing up to start production at its Kambalda operations, in Western Australia, in May this year, after reaching an agreement with the Nickel West division of... 


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Clients planning to close many renewable energy project deals this year – Nedbank CIB
11th April 2022 By: Martin Creamer

While Africa is blessed with great natural sun and wind resources, it has about 600-million people living without access to electricity, which is one of the biggest impediments to the continent’s... 


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Digital platform contributes to successful implementation of mining capital projects
11th April 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

The success of mining projects largely depends on thousands of interconnected decisions made every day, at every level, across multiple organisations, thereby making them highly complex. As such,... 


Mid East contracts for SA vehicle navigation system
8th April 2022 By: Irma Venter

Pretoria-based electronics company Etion Create has clinched two contracts in the Middle East for its locally developed CheetahNAV vehicle navigation system. The military navigation system was on... 


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Mining capital project success can be secured by implementing digital platform – webinar
7th April 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

The success of mining projects largely depends on thousands of interconnected decisions made every day, at every level, across multiple organisations, thereby making them highly complex. As such,... 


MTE EXPO looks to explore the growth of North West's mines
31st March 2022

The North West Province is known as the country’s ‘Platinum Province’ due to its mineral riches of platinum, chrome, and platinum group metals. It is also home to a strong dimension stone sector,... 


Orica expands its fragmentation monitoring solution with FRAGTrack™ Crusher
25th March 2022

Orica (ASX: ORI), today announced the release of its latest fragmentation monitoring solution enabled by FRAGTrack™ Crusher, an automated pre-crusher fragmentation measurement tool delivering... 


MTE Expo looks to explore the growth of Phalaborwa’s Copper mines
25th March 2022

Phalaborwa’s Copper mining operations have seen a steady growth pattern over the last two years. Global shortages of the metal have driven the prices up resulting in SA copper producer Palabora... 


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Drones used in measurement systems
25th March 2022 By: Anna Moross

Licensed remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) operator LS of South, under associate company RPAS operator LS Multi Copter Projects and Services, develops measurement systems which are integrated... 


Digitalisation evolves food product safety
18th March 2022

Product safety remains vital for achieving food security across the globe. To date, many manufacturers still question whether digitalisation can help reduce the effort involved in process... 


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Inspections, solutions specialist expands in water sector
18th March 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Material testing and inspection services specialist Dekra Industrial has expanded its services to the water industry. The company saw a need for its non-destructive testing (NDT) and inspection... 


Illicit ruby, emerald mining robbing host countries of inherent true value – Gemfields
11th March 2022 By: Donna Slater

Gemstone miner Gemfields says an analysis of existing data on the supply of rubies and emeralds highlights an “alarming” extent to which host-mine countries are being robbed of the true value of... 


Inaugural ESG Africa Conference: ‘A Sustainable Future Through African Leadership’ to take place in 2022
11th March 2022

The inaugural ESG Africa conference will take place from 31 August-1 September 2022, at the CSIR International Convention Centre in Pretoria.  The theme for the two day event is ‘A Sustainable... 


A revolution in mining is being driven by technology
1st March 2022

By Sean Bennett: Head of NEXTEC Mining is undergoing a fundamental and permanent shift. Advanced technology has begun to permeate mining operations, and this trend is only going to accelerate. 


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Power Quality the focus at AEI
25th February 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

The National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) aims to raise awareness of the importance of Power Quality in the manufacturing industry at this year’s Africa Energy Indaba (AEI).... 


IEA’s Global Methane Tracker shows emissions are on the rise again
IEA’s Global Methane Tracker shows emissions are on the rise again
23rd February 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) Global Methane Tracker, released on February 23, shows that emissions from oil, gas and coal are on the rise again, underscoring the need for greater... 


Noncontact temperature measurement vital for cement industry
18th February 2022 By: Claire O'Reilly

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... 


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Vega
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... 


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Artic Driers - internationally connected, locally focused
28th January 2022

Artic Driers is a family owned and operated company with a 30-year history in the compressed air treatment industry. It operates from a spacious distribution and manufacturing base close to... 


GECF secretary-general Yury Sentyurin, and Unesco natural sciences assistant director-general Dr Shamila Nair-Bedouelle standing in the offices of the Unesco headquarters in Paris
Forum reviews gas industry’s progress
21st January 2022

Representatives from the gas producing nations platform The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) met last month to... 


DRDGold's Ergo, Wits to continue research into increasing gold recovery
12th January 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Dual-listed DRDGold’s flagship metallurgical plant Ergo Mining has entered into a second five-year research and support agreement with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) through the Gold... 


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Anton Paar launches first Nanoindentation tester for everyone
1st December 2021

Meet Hit 300 - Anton Paar's new nanoindentation tester built for every user and every environment. Instrumented indentation testing is a very important yet very sophisticated and expensive method... 


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