Archive for 2012

Top honours at pan-European entrepreneurship event

South African start up Waytag achieved the top prize for an online business at the recent pan-European IE Business School Venture Day awards. The IE Business School is rated as one of the leading business schools in Europe, having won that accolade from international media such as The Economist, The Financial Mail and The Wall […]

Simplifying protection system design for distribution substations

by Rich Hunt and Jorge Cardenas, GE Digital Energy; and John Coursey and Stephen Hirsch, Orion Orion New Zealand (Orion) is a distribution utility that serves the city of Christchurch, the second largest city in New Zealand. Orion is adopting the technical capabilities found in the IEC 61850 standard and other technologies for a simple-to-implement, […]

Providing permanent geolocation addresses

South African location-based tech start up Waytag is pursuing outside investment in order to capitalise on growing market opportunities. Instead of using the traditional long-winded physical address details of a location, Waytag takes GPS co-ordinates and turns them into a one-word location tag named plainly in a few words. Because Waytag users can name, update […]

New rotary hammer

Bosch has added a new rotary hammer to its “Compact Generation” range for DIYers,  the PBH 2500RE. This tool has 50 W more power and 10% more impact than the most powerful tool previously available in this range. This means it is now possible to drill diameters of up to 22 mm into concrete, 30 mm into […]

Hytec Johannesburg 199/01CM:New variable-speed pressure and flow control system

Bosch Rexroth’s innovative new variable-speed pressure and flow control system provides a dynamic and economical solution for controlling oil volume and pressure. Depending on the cycle characteristics of the application, the Sytronix DFEn 5000 variable-speed pump drives produce energy savings of up to 45% compared to variable pumps with constant speed. This variable speed pump drive is […]

LED system for both direct and indirect illumination

Tridonic is launching Talexxengine Stark Indi, a LED system that produces uniform light for both direct and indirect illumination. The light is directed downwards and upwards in a ratio of 80% to 20%, or vice versa. With its slim low-profile form the LED system gives designers enormous freedom and can be used as a replacement […]

Seeing the light in Stockholm

The Swedish company of Wennerström Ljuskontroll has for many years acted as Tridonic’s sales partner in Sweden, Finland and the Baltic States. The new Wennerström offices in Stockholm are an impressive demonstration of the success of this partnership. The recently opened showroom and the sales offices have been fitted with dynamic lighting based on latest […]

USB to RS485 media converter

Since its introduction to market, the locally designed and manufactured IS certified USB to RS485 media converter has rapidly gained popularity. The IS Converter complements the company’s existing range of IS products and is available on an “off the shelf” basis, or as part of a comprehensive installation. The product is certified IS for associated apparatus category […]

Flexible shaft mounted speed reducers

Fenner, a leading brand in BMG’s extensive range of power transmission components, marks 85 years of service in South Africa. Incorporated in the Bearing Man Group’s range of Fenner products are shaft mounted speed reducers that provide an efficient method of reducing speed in diverse applications, including conveyors, mixers and mills, cranes, hoists and winches, […]

Why quality data is important for spatial intelligence

The term “geocoding” has become one of the latest buzzwords in the business space, and is touted for its ability to deliver a host of benefits. Geocodes provide a precise location, expressed as latitude and longitude co-ordinates, and as such have many applications across different industries. This data is not new but is becoming more […]