April / May 2019

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Automation & Robotics

World’s smallest absolute multi-turn encoder

INSTROTECH is offering the Scancon, which it describes as the world’s smallest absolute multi-turn encoder with SSI interface. “Scancon designed this encoder to provide a compact, high performance solution for motion control applications where space ...

Are ‘cobots’ the future of automation?

By Maciej Kuczynski COLLABORATIVE robots that can work safely in the same environment with people have an important role in enabling flexible manufacturing and creating a competitive advantage. A new generation of ‘cobots’ is emerging as the evoluti...


Technology deal with power heavyweight beefs up boilermaker’s local offering

ACTOM has signed a technology and local representation agreement with Hamon, an international manufacturer and supplier of environmental and power generation systems, to extend John Thompson’s offerings in these fields in the local market. The addit...

Simultaneously measure vibration, bearing vibration and temperature

MORE than half of unplanned downtime is attributed to mechanical failures. Vibration testing provides a way to determine where a machine is on the failure curve allowing maintenance teams to react as needed. The higher the overall vibration of a mach...

SMME Development & Support

Speedy accreditation for KZN rigging academy

NEW Germany-based Rigger Training Academy (RTA), which specialises in rigging and machine moving industry-related qualifications, has already had over 300 trainees on various courses, despite only opening in January 2018. According to Manager Zama M...

Transport, Distribution & Warehousing

Risk, employee engagement key themes of supply chain conference

THE new normal for supply chains involves uncertainty, complexity and risk, according international supply chain risk management specialist, Gregory Schlegel. A professor at Lehigh University in the USA, an author and founder of the global Supply Cha...

R45m forklift fleet refresh

CRITERION Equipment – exclusive distributor of the full range of TCM forklift trucks in southern Africa – has embarked on a short-term rental (STR) fleet renewal programme, encompassing a R45-million investment in new forklifts. “Through this initia...

Water & Effluent Management

Drives optimised for sewage treatment

BMG supplies a range of drives designed for optimum efficiency in sewage treatment applications. “Nord drives, which consist of Unicase helical shaft mount geared motors, have special features to meet the requirements imposed during water treatment p...

Reliability a key factor in OEM’s choice of wastewater treatment equipment

LOCAL Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Wamechsi Group has standardised on SEW products for a range of wastewater treatment plants it has built throughout the country. The OEM manufactures a range of mechanical equipment for the various stages of...