Digital earth tester for three-terminal measurement

  The Megger DET3TD digital earth tester is a compact instrument designed to measure earth electrode resistance. It uses the three-terminal method of measurement, in which the current circuit’s resistance does not affect the reading. The instrument circuit is designed so that the resistance of the potential circuit also does not affect the measurement. Pressing a […]

Company opens small power transformer facility

  Powertech Transformers (PTT), an Altron company, announces that its small power transformer facility was officially opened on 3 February 2014 by Charles Kalima, the senior manager responsible for commercial commodity sourcing at ESKOM, and Robert Venter, the CEO of Altron.  This facility, which will double the company’s production capacity, was specially designed and built […]

Shares in lighting company sold

Powertech, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the JSE-listed Altron Group, has sold its 50% stake in Tridonic SA to Tridonic Holding, Austria. Tridonic SA had been a joint venture between Powertech and Tridonic Austria since 1993. Altron Power group executive Neil Kayton says Powertech has taken the decision to focus on its core business of power electronics, […]

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 […]

Efficient machine activation

  Banner Engineering has introduced the EZ-Light K30 Touch, a smaller version of the company’s industry-recognized K50 Touch. Featuring a compact, rugged design, this single-point device is designed for efficient machine activation and pick-to-light operations. It provides simple, precise performance and changes from green to red at the touch of a finger, hand or palm […]

Environmentally friendly cast resin transformers

  Legrand’s products and systems for electrical installations and building infrastructure includes environmentally friendly cast resin transformers, designed for low environmental impact. Manufactured by the company’s subsidiary, EdM, to stringent quality and safety specifications, the transformers have no risk of insulating fluid losses and are a low fire hazard, even in harsh environments such as […]

Protection against internal, external load switching and lighting

  Voltex is fully-stocked with products to shield your devices against lightning damage. Since electrical devices can be damaged by both lightning and power surges, the best solution found by the company was to solve the problem by attacking both causes – provide an external protective element as well as an internal one to protect […]

New premises, expanded services

  Ana-Digi Systems has moved to Block 816/3, Hammets Crossing Office Park, 2 Selbourne Road, Fourways, Gauteng. The company is also rolling out a national telephone number, 0861-32 33 34, with 24-hour support, intended to make it easy to contact the company from anywhere in the country.  The new premises  are larger, with  a standby power generator and more visitor […]

Circuit breakers with direct opening action

ACDC Dynamics, sole distributors of Terasaki in South Africa, offers a full range of moulded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) and air circuit breakers (ACBs). The Terasaki TemBreak2 range’s specifications exceed international standards for safety. Direct opening action, recommended by IEC standards for machine safety, are standard features in most models and ranges. A unique safety […]

Demo conveyor system for UJ students

  Engineering students at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) are gaining a better understanding of conveyor systems thanks to a joint initiative between automation company Festo and drive engineering company SEW-Eurodrive. Festo installed a prefabricated conveyor system in July 2012, which forms part of a comprehensive workshop simulating real-life scenarios for the students. Festo approached […]