Showcase of live demonstrations and more at Electra Mining Africa

August 29th, 2018, Published in Articles: EE Publishers, Articles: Energize, Articles: Vector

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Electra Mining Africa and co-located shows Elenex Africa, Powerex and the Transport Expo will  take place from 10-14 September 2018 at the Expo Centre in Johannesburg. This promises to be an informative 4-in-1 show experience, with a vast array of products, services and technologies on view from over 850 local and international exhibitors.

In addition to the unveiling of new products, visitors will also have the opportunity to watch live product demonstrations, engage with technical experts and participate in daily free-to-attend seminars, as well as enter lucky draws and competitions.

Gary Corin, the managing director of Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, the show’s organiser, says these new technologies are influencing the way we do business and it’s imperative that those in the industry keep up-to-date with these trends. “It’s the way to ensure their businesses keep future-fit and that they don’t get left behind. We need to know where Industry 4.0 is taking us, and we need to know how the new products and machinery on the market can optimise our production and increase profits. We provide that knowledge and learning environment at Electra Mining Africa and it has enhanced even further with the addition of the co-located industry conferences and the free-to-attend daily seminars. Many of our exhibitors will also have knowledge-sharing presentations on their stands”, he says.

Latest generation technology

Exhibitors at Electra Mining Africa include ACS-Embrace which will showcase the newly released  version of the company’s Embrace ERP business software and demonstrate how easily clients can access their data, adopt new technologies and embrace digital transformation. Proudly South African and locally developed, Embrace provides a complete single-system platform to effectively control and manage an entire business. Competitions will also be run throughout the day and visitors to their stand can put their business general knowledge skills to the test and prizes will be awarded daily.

Comtest Distribution will have several new products on their stand too. The Fluke Pro Series Ti400 Ti300 infrared cameras have a smart, intuitive user interface with increased thermal sensitivity capturing the smallest differences. It includes latest technology for on-screen clarity and lens compatibility to capture targets tiny-to-large. The Fluke DS701 diagnostic videoscope is for harsh environments of industrial maintenance, troubleshooting and quality assurance testing, whereas the Fluke RSE300 RSE600 fixed-mount IR cameras are fully-radiometric, with software plug-ins to analyse thermal data for research, science and engineering applications. The Fluke’s 1740 series three-phase power quality loggers are ideal for technicians and engineers to troubleshoot, quantify energy usage and analyse power distribution systems.

Alpha Power Solutions, known as experts in power factor correction and harmonic filtration, will be exhibiting and engaging with visitors around power factor correction and its energy efficiency technology. The company has built a working demo model of this technology and live demonstrations will take place on their stand for the duration of the show. To date Alpha Power Solutions has saved Southern African businesses over R180-million in electricity costs – that’s R1,00 per second.

On display at Zest WEG Group’s outdoor stand will not only be its growing range of products, but also its integrated approach which offers customers significant added value in the execution of large projects. One of the new products being launched at the event is the WEG motor scan solution. This innovative device facilitates the monitoring of electric motor performance from a mobile phone and will help mines to avoid unplanned downtime.

RS Components SA will be showcasing new technologies and products including the distributor’s new line of RS pro test and measurement equipment. This includes the Pro-Mote Wi-Fi data logger which combines an unobtrusive waterproof design with a range of measurement probes that enable single and dual-channel temperature and humidity monitoring. Visitors can also learn more about their recently launched RS Africa website www.rsonline.africa geared to meet the requirements of a growing continent with demand from various industries such as manufacturing, mining, automotive, utilities, electronics, and industrial IoT.

Also to be experienced on the RS Components stand is the Xinabox Demo. Xinabox is a proudly South African innovation that makes IoT development a breeze. Used extensively in the US Aerospace programme to teach about satellites and technology the xChips can be configured into whatever you require without soldering. To experience this, visitors can build their very own weather station at the RS stand. There will also be the opportunity to learn about machine to machine IoT and to find out how to improve and optimise production with the SIMATIC IOT2040, whilst also viewing the MakerBot Replicator 3D Printer in action, a full-featured desktop 3D printer for makers and innovators to explore the frontiers of 3D printing.

Hanna Instruments, a manufacturer of electro-analytical instrumentation, will also be exhibiting at Electra Mining Africa. The company has just released its iris visible spectrophotometer, which, unlike other photometers, measures all wavelengths of visible light and not just pre-specified ones. The split beam optical system allows iris to automatically compensate for any drift in light source, resulting in superior accuracy. The newly designed user interface makes it easy to use as well. Although the iris will not be at the show, technical experts on the stand will engage with visitors about their wide array of instrumentation from research grade benchtop meters and ISEs, to single and multiparameter portable meters for pH, conductivity, dissolved oxygen, turbidity, and more.

Electronic company Accutrak will be at the show to talk about its specialisation in tracking and weighing solutions in the mining environment, and how it then digitises the production information, which is then used to optimise productivity through state-of-the-art information technology.

Five days, five themes

New at this year’s show, each day will focus on a different theme. Day one will centre on the future of skills development and one of the highlights will be the Artisans’ Training Centre, developed in partnership with the Artisan Training Institute and the South African Equipment Export Council (SACEEC).

Taking place in Hall 8, this will be a fully functional workshop where learners will be demonstrating the skills that they learn at the Artisan Training Institute such as electrical, fitting and turning, millwright, boilermaking, plating, welding, auto electrician, measurement control and instrumentation, amongst others. Artisans visiting Electra Mining Africa can test their skills against the highest standards of industry – and could win a prize.

Top new products will be the focus on day two whereas on day three, visitors will be part of the “Local is Lekker” South Africa day – a day to celebrate Electra Mining Africa’s local heritage. Safety takes the spotlight on the fourth day, whereas diversity takes centre-stage on the final day of the show, celebrating the diverse reach of Electra Mining Africa which has been showcasing the future of mining, manufacturing, electrical and power since 1972.

Conferences and seminars

Further knowledge and learning will be available through the daily free-to-attend seminars, hosted by the South African Institute of Mechanical Engineers (SAIMechE). Leading experts will be presenting highly informative topics that align with the five daily themes. Top industry speakers will be presenting at the conferences hosted by the foremost industry associations SAIMM, LEEASA and WiMSA, which will be taking place alongside Electra Mining Africa.

For further information and online visitor registration, visit www.electramining.co.za

Contact Leigh Miller, Electra Mining Africa, Tel 010 003-3060, leighm@specialised.com