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 […]

Economical remote connection for controls

  Siemens has introduced three new communication modules for Simatic S7-1200 and two matching industrial routers with which remote terminal units (RTUs) can be implemented economically. The communication modules CP 1243-1, CP 1243-1 DNP3, and CP 1243-1 IEC connect the Siemens control via the telecontrol basic and telecontrol professional systems to higher-level systems or to […]

General purpose globe control valves available locally

  The PSV Mitech range of globe control valves includes two-port globe, three-way globe, two-port angle and sweep-angle types that are available in a choice of carbon steel, stainless steel, bronze, chrome molybdenum, or special alloy body materials. The valves’ modular design makes them easy to specify, reducing spares inventory requirements. The general-purpose globe control […]

Lidar verified against IEC compliant meteorologoical mast

  ZephIR Lidar, the wind lidar manufacturer, announces that its flagship system, ZephIR 300, has been successfully verified against a fully IEC compliant meteorological mast at the Lelystad test site. The verification, carried out by Ecofys WTTS in parallel with three other ZephIRs, deems that ZephIR 300 is suitable for field measurements as a replacement of cup […]

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 […]

Fuel cell technology launches SA into the future

  A smart new building at the top of the University of Cape Town’s upper campus is the backdrop for one of South Africa’s most exciting energy research projects, the HySA Catalysis Centre, part of the government’s flagship programme in hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Dr Olaf Conrad, director of the HySA Catalysis Centre of Competence […]

Cost-efficient, ready-to-use solution for modern power distribution

  With the new combination of BreakerVisu software and display, power management company Eaton is offering machine and system builders a cost-efficient and ready-to-use complete solution for modern power distribution. The system is able to visualise the data of up to 48 circuit-breakers and measuring devices on a colour display and to also store it […]

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 […]

190 GWh Mongolian wind farm

  Ferrostaal Industrial Projects, a project developer facilitating worldwide investments, is taking a majority stake in the “Sainshand” wind farm project in Mongolia. With 190 GWh of electricity every year, “Sainshand” will be the largest wind park in Mongolia. The investment in the project amounts to approximately $120-million, and is intended to connect to the […]

Earth resistance clamp testers for large round and flat conductors

  Clamps with elliptical apertures that can accommodate cables up to 39 mm diameter and flat earth tapes up to 50 mm wide make Megger’s new DET14C and DET24C earth resistance clamp testers quick and easy to use, even with large conductors and in applications where access to conductors is restricted. In addition, these instruments […]