Archive for 2012

Infrared thin-film chip

The Osram infrared chip prototype has achieved a new record with an efficiency of up to 72%. At 930 mW from an operating current of 1 A, its light output under laboratory conditions is 25% higher than that of the chips currently available on the market, which means that future infrared LEDs can be made […]

Monitoring oil rigs

Information from Topcon Removing an obsolete oil rig from the North Sea is not an easy operation and high-tech solutions are required to ensure that the environment is maintained. Download the PDF

regional director

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Response from Tshwane University of Technology

The student has raised issues of real concern, not only to students, but also to the Universities of Technology in the country. At TUT (Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment), we make every effort to place students during their WIL training (P1 and P2) and expose them to industry. We will welcome additional industry […]

Signal converter for electromagnetic flowmeters

  Krohne has introduced the new IFC 050 signal converter for electromagnetic flowmeters. Developed for the growing water markets  worldwide, IFC 050 is designed to fit in any basic water or wastewater application. IFC 050 can be combined with Optiflux and Waterflux series of electromagnetic flow sensors. Together with Optiflux 1000, 2000 and Waterflux 3000 sensors, […]

Renewable energy on the horizon

Information from Cigré The past few years have seen a considerable increase in the integration of renewable energy sources (RES) on electricity power systems worldwide. RES integration is set to grow in the coming decades, and experts expect most of the increase to be from variable non-synchronous renewable (VNSR) generation. Download the PDF document


Information from SSE Holdings For close on 20 years SSE has served the municipal, mining, communications, transport and industrial markets with its innovative end to end solution sets for industrial telemetry, wireless communication network and energy-efficienct solutions. SSE is a sought-after brand promising guaranteed system excellence. Since 1992 the company had grown to be the […]

Christmas cheer at child care centre

The generosity and kindness of ECA(SA) member companies in Port Elizabeth came to the fore again on 29 November 2012 when a large number of toys were donated as part of the ECA Charity Golf Day held in Uitenhage. What a blessing it was to see the joy on the faces of the kids as […]

PCB design award for circuit board

Michael Schleicher Michael Schleicher, PCB designer at Semikron (pictured), has won the PCB Design Award by the Fachverband für Design, Leiterplatten und Elektronikfertigung FED in the high power category. A jury of six people evaluated the designs based on more than 50 criteria. The award-winning circuit board is part of the MCB assembly (multi-converter-box; IGBT-based […]

Interview with ECA(SA) president Dirk Engelbrecht

Dirk Engelbrecht. How long have you been associated with the ECA(SA)? Some 35 years ago, I travelled to Johannesburg for a formal interview to see if I was considered “ECA material”. The interview was conducted by about five people – and they weren’t very friendly either. They asked all sorts of questions, some of which […]