Protecting motors from phase rotation errors

  It is frequently necessary to ensure that motors in pumps, compressors and fans do not turn in the wrong direction. In some cases doing so can result in serious damage to equipment and high cost of repair. Phase rotation protection is available with the NewELec MA, the entire “K” range and the latest NewCode […]

Complete power distribution solution

  With the new combination of BreakerVisu software and display, Eaton is offering machine and system builders a cost-efficient and ready-to-use complete solution for modern power distribution. The software system can visualise the data of up to 48 circuit-breakers and measuring devices on a colour display and stores it in log files. The package solution offers […]

Smart trip-block converts circuit breakers

  Eaton has added the PKE-XTU CP trip block to its PKE electronic motor protective circuit-breakers. The user can now instantly convert an existing PKE basic unit into an IEC 60947-2 circuit-breaker for protecting cables and lines. When used in conjunction with the SmartWire-DT module, the device also enables switch or end-user data to be […]

Air conditioning, cooling systems company acquired

Schneider Electric South Africa has announced the finalisation of its merger with Uniflair South Africa, and the latter’s complete integration into the Schneider Electric flagship brand. The announcement follows the positive business outcomes of the 2010 acquisition of precision air conditioning and technical cooling systems company Uniflair SpA, by Schneider Electric. The local Uniflair entity […]

Contactors, overload relays for LV use

  The WEG range of SABS-approved CWM contactors and thermal overload relays offers a reliable solution for LV applications in electric panel assembly for OEMs, distributors and end-users. The compact contactors include a range from 7 to 22 A AC-3 and a standard range from 9 to 800 A AC-3, presenting a suitable contactor for […]

Local company wins prestigious business award

  The Comtest Group, the local distributor of Fluke, maker of electrical test equipment, has been awarded the prestigious 2013 African Electric Test Equipment Customer Service Leadership Award by Frost & Sullivan, the global research analysts. Key bench-marking criteria for the awards include quality and timeliness of service, the impact of service on customer value, as […]

Aerosol fire extinguishing system achieves SABS approval

  Pyrogen,  from Alien Systems and Technologies, has achieved the SABS mark in respect to SANS 15779: 2012 – “Condensed Aerosol Fire Extinguishing Systems – requirements and test methods for components and system design, installation and maintenance – general requirements”.  SABS inspected the company’s production facility to determine whether it had adequate quality assurance systems in place […]

Power company exits lighting market

  Powertech, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Altron group, has sold its 50% stake in Tridonic SA back to the parent company in Austria. The transaction took effect on 1 February 2014. Tridonic SA had been a joint venture between Powertech and Tridonic Austria since 1993. As part of its drive for efficiency and customer centricity, Powertech […]

Helping customers to purchase on the website

  RS Components (RS)  has completed the global implementation of its Live Chat service, which offers help to customers when browsing and making a purchase on the RS website. Now live in 29 countries (including South Africa), in 19 languages, the service forms a key part of the company’s strategy to add value to customers […]

Test facility benefits from new safety tester

  The UK office of TÜV SÜD, a global testing, certification, inspection and training provider, has replaced its older testers with the HAL 103 multi-function safety tester from Clare, represented in South Africa by Test Instruments Africa (TIA). This instrument, which complies to the EN 50191 standard on test environments, performs earth bond, AC/DC high […]