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Defining the heavy-haul railway of the future
Defining the heavy-haul railway of the future
26th June 2019

Heavy-haul railways are under constant pressure to optimise operational efficiency, a factor that has led the sector to spearhead many new technologies. Michael Roney, special advisor to the... 


ALISON GROVES
While the demand for new green buildings continues to grow, it will not replace the importance of the existing building stock
Green buildings rising
14th June 2019 By: Mc'Kyla Nortje

As the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) introduces more rating tools, the construction industry’s uptake of green building is “sky rocketing”, says professional services firm WSP... 


Comair expects financial hit from 737 MAX grounding, but is filling the fleet gap
14th June 2019 By: Rebecca Campbell

South African private-sector airline group Comair has suffered financially from having to ground its newly delivered Boeing 737 MAX airliner earlier this year, following two fatal crashes involving... 


LIGHT OF MY LIFE
The new plasma ignition system is safer and more cost effective
Plasma ignition for burners now available to South African market
7th June 2019

Industrial equipment supplier O.E.N. Enterprises has introduced the new Hegwein Microwave Plasma Ignition System manufactured by combustion technology firm Durag Group as part of its portfolio of... 


Sensible steam system management a priority
7th June 2019

Establishing repair priorities based on safety, steam/energy loss and possible impact on production and quality is a sensible approach to a steam system management programme, says test and... 


iMS
iMS
7th June 2019

Impact Measurement Solutions (IMS) incorporates machining gear cutting, electrical, instrumentation and automation divisions plc control.  Engineering and Manufacturing 


Commentators differ on whether recent price slide indicates palladium bubble has burst
Commentators differ on whether recent price slide indicates palladium bubble has burst
31st May 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

Much price volatility is predicted for palladium – primarily an industrial metal for use in autocatalysts – over the next year, driven particularly by unpredictable trade sentiment as the US/China... 


Commentators differ on whether recent price slide indicates palladium bubble has burst
Commentators differ on whether recent price slide indicates palladium bubble has burst
31st May 2019 By: Simone Liedtke

Much price volatility is predicted for palladium – primarily an industrial metal for use in autocatalysts – over the next year, driven particularly by unpredictable trade sentiment as the US/China... 


BAMR
BAMR
31st May 2019

At BAMR, we supply, repair, service and calibrate instruments, especially in the Coatings, Corrosion, Physical Paint Testing and Allied Industries, since 1946. We are a small close-knit... 


CHALLENGE ACCEPTED
Traditional business culture and a lack of effective change management can challenge efforts to move to an Industry 4.0 environment
Effective change needed for smooth transition to Industry 4.0
24th May 2019

Moving to an Industry 4.0 environment is key for future success in the industrial and manufacturing sector, but migration to this new world does not have to take place in a disruptive, big bang... 


Collaboration seen as key as SA moves to position for 4IR epoch
Collaboration seen as key as SA moves to position for 4IR epoch
17th May 2019 By: Natasha Odendaal

While President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) visions for South Africa are gaining some traction, the success of a new digital future will require extensive coordination and... 


Siemens focusing on adapting to the ‘future of work’
19th April 2019 By: Natasha Odendaal

Changing the face of the workplace has become an ever-increasing requirement for companies aiming to fully leverage the productivity of its workforce; however, the biggest challenge hindering the... 


NOT FILLING TO THE BRIM 
Process and storage vessels have limit switches to prevent a tank or vessel from overfilling
Company limit switches ideal for various applications
12th April 2019

With process and storage vessels incorporating limit switches to prevent overfilling of a tank or vessel or dry running of a pump, electronics manufacturer Anderson-Negele’s NCS series is ideally... 


Cost-saving focus prompts heat exchanger design
12th April 2019 By: Khutso Maphatsoe

The increased importance of reducing capital, operating and maintenance costs has made the assessment of multiple options and variable parameters for heat exchanger design essential to find the... 


INTELLIGENT MINING
AEL’s philosophy is to develop smart blasting solutions through client engagement and understanding their needs
AEL to provide green solutions for mines in French West Africa
12th April 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

One of Johannesburg-based supplier and manufacturer of explosives AEL Intelligent Blasting’s core values for this year is going green, with sustainable development also informing its plans to enter... 


ALERTMETER
The tests take up to 90 seconds to complete, produce immediate results, and can be repeated multiple times a day, with no risk of a false positive
New ways of determining workers’ fitness for work urged amid changing laws and attitudes towards cannabis
12th April 2019 By: Nadine James

Changing societal perceptions, combined with more and more countries legalising cannabis use, means that companies should adapt traditional methods of determining whether employees are fit for... 


Research bodies turning to technology to reverse decline of deep-level mining
Research bodies turning to technology to reverse decline of deep-level mining
5th April 2019 By: Nadine James

The outlook for South Africa’s deep-level mining sector over the next ten years is bleak, without drastic change, comments Mandela Mining Precinct co-director Navin Singh. This is because of... 


GAME OF DRONES
Initially used during wars and for defense purposes drones are now being used in mining and industrial applications
SA mines can now use drone technology for underground mapping
5th April 2019 By: Halima Frost

South African systems integrator Ramjack Technology Solutions has formed an alliance with Swedish aerial robotics company Inkonova to supply underground unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, or drones)... 


Research bodies turning to technology to reverse decline of deep-level mining
Research bodies turning to technology to reverse decline of deep-level mining
5th April 2019 By: Nadine James

The outlook for South Africa’s deep-level mining sector over the next ten years is bleak, without drastic change, comments Mandela Mining Precinct co-director Navin Singh. This is because of... 


Portable DGA from Hydromine Projects and Doble Engineering
Portable DGA from Hydromine Projects and Doble Engineering
5th April 2019

Hydromine Projects and Marketing has partnered with Doble Engineering to expand its product range and customer base. Hydromine is the official channel partner responsible for sales and marketing of... 


Supply Chain Excellence At Weir Minerals’ Kitwe Branch
Supply Chain Excellence At Weir Minerals’ Kitwe Branch
1st April 2019

As Weir Minerals Africa’s hub for central and east Africa, the newly upgraded Kitwe facility in Zambia is offering customers world class supply chain efficiency. The  branch officially opened in... 


PORT INFRASTRUCTURE MASTERPLAN
Execution-ready projects need to be prioritised to ensure that funds are not relocated to other, non-port priorities
Enablers to expedite port infrastructure investment
29th March 2019 By: Mamaili Mamaila

While investment in local ports is increasing, even more investment is required in harbour infrastructure, says global engineering company Aurecon Group capital projects principal Johan de la Rey. 


FACTORY SHOP Germiston meat processing facility reopened its doors to the public following the confirmation that the listeriosis outbreak was over
Company recognised by Top Employers Institute
15th March 2019

Fast-moving consumer goods manufacturer Tiger Brands has been recognised by the Top Employers Institute as a Top Employer 2019 for excellence in employee conditions. Organisations certified as Top... 


REACHING HEIGHTS Technicians used rope access to reach the 14-m-high roof, and carried out UT wall-thickness measurement on select steel members
Collision-resistant drone deployed on roof replacement project
8th March 2019

The Skyriders Elios Sky Eye confined-space inspection technology from industrial rope access company Skyriders Access Specialists was recently deployed with the collision-resistant drone used on a... 


thyssenkrupp unveils ground-breaking technology solutions at Mining Indaba 2019
thyssenkrupp unveils ground-breaking technology solutions at Mining Indaba 2019
22nd February 2019

Aligning with Industry 4.0 is no longer optional for the mining industry. Companies are urged to embrace digitalisation and automation for the critical goal to enhance sustainability, productivity... 


MITIGATING EMISSIONS 
NCPC-SA’s South African Industrial Energy Efficiency (IEE) project has mitigating about 3.7-million tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions
Technical workshops to address energy efficiency
15th February 2019 By: Paige Müller

The Department of Trade and Industry’s National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) programme states that it will host technical workshops at this year’s Africa Energy Indaba. NCPC-SA... 


Fraud in telecoms can be tackled using technology
15th February 2019 By: Natasha Odendaal

  Smart technology can help regulate the telecommunications sector, eradicate the possibility of fraud and bolster revenue, Global Voice Group (GVG) says. 


World Class Supply Chain Means Savings For Weir Minerals Customers In Africa
World Class Supply Chain Means Savings For Weir Minerals Customers In Africa
11th February 2019

Mines served by Weir Minerals Africa have experienced considerable added value through the company’s upgrades to its supply chain system.  According to Weir Minerals Africa’s supply chain director... 


Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Republic of Congo
Kamoa-Kakula copper project, Republic of Congo
8th February 2019 By: Sheila Barradas

The Kamoa North prospect area has delivered an “unprecedented” 22.3 m intersection of 13.05% copper in a thick, flat-lying deposit. 


Updated Trading Statement For The Twelve Months Ended 31 December 2018
5th February 2019

Anglo American Platinum will release results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2018 (“the period”) on the Stock Exchange News Service (“SENS”) on 18 February 2019. Shareholders are referred... 


Ivanhoe reports ‘unprecedented’ copper intersection in the DRC
31st January 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

The Kamoa North prospect area has delivered an “unprecedented” 22.3-m intersection of 13.05% copper in a thick, flat-lying deposit, sending Canada’s Ivanhoe Mines share price up 10% on the TSX on... 


New from Weidmuller: an end-to-end energy condition monitoring solution
30th January 2019 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Weidmuller introduces a new portfolio of selected energy monitoring components for energy consumption measurement, monitoring and integrated quality analysis of electrical supply networks. Designed... 


Trans Hex swings to H1 profit
13th December 2018 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed diamond miner Trans Hex reported a group net profit of R52-million for the six months ended September 30, compared with the R199-million loss reported for the six months to September 30,... 


Advances in in-line analyser technologies provide accuracy, consistency and certainty
16th November 2018 By: Creamer Media Reporter

A significant benefit of in-line and on-line analysers is their ability to provide the continuous control needed to operate a mineral processing plant at optimal levels by obtaining critical... 


AUTOMATION READINESS Hydromine Projects & Marketing has added test and measurement expertise, such as condition monitoring and equipment and installations on site, to its service offering
Company expands offering to include hydraulics test, measurement
16th November 2018 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Amid a “recessive mining market”, industrial equipment and services provider Hydromine Projects & Marketing has expanded its offering by opening a test and measurement division that caters for... 


Connectivity seen as key to leveraging digital spinoffs in farming
16th November 2018 By: Natasha Odendaal

Disruptive technologies will impact Africa the most, with innovation greatly transforming the continent’s economic potential and delivering the greatest amount of change – and industry can assist... 


ABSA UMHLANGA ATRIUM
LEDs produce less heat, which reduces the air conditioning load in the building
Energy efficiency illuminates Absa Umhlanga
9th November 2018

Financial bank Absa’s Umhlanga offices, in KwaZulu-Natal, is Green Building Council South Africa 4-star rated for energy efficient lighting, with electrical solutions company Magnet having... 


ENGENDERING EFFICIENCY 
The new benchmarking method is currently being rolled-out across multiple shafts at Marikana
Reduced compressed-air use saves Lonmin R15m each year
2nd November 2018 By: Nadine James

Platinum miner Lonmin partnered with Pretoria-based engineering company ETA Operations to benchmark the consumption of compressed air at its Marikana operations in North-West. This was done with... 


Metering helps farmers reduce irrigation water, electricity costs – WRC
4th October 2013

While irrigation water measuring is not widespread in South Africa, water meters are becoming increasingly important tools to aid farmers to reduce water and associated electricity costs, says... 


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