Archive for March, 2013

Splice closures for outdoor use

Tank Industries’ FTTH splice closures for fine distribution in outdoor use – either above or below ground – accommodate up to 144 splice connections in a very confined space. Features include: tool-free installation, gradual switch-on of connection cables and a closure system with long-term stability and reusable seals, complying with the protection index IP68. Through […]

Celebrating a record SMT modules

Fuji Machine Manufacturing reports that it has shipped its 40 000th NXT module. This goal has been reached just two years after the 30 000 milestone and represents a great achievement for all those involved in the development, manufacture, sales and support of the NXT. Since its release in 2003, the NXT series is said […]

Eskom – a company in distress…

by Chris Yelland, EE Publishers The third multi-year price determination (MYPD3) by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) for the five-year period commencing 1 April 2013 has further revealed a picture of the national electricity utility, Eskom, in distress. On the basis of the Treasury’s instruction that there would be no further government […]

Monitoring railway tunnel construction

by Joakim RÃ¥dström, Topcon When constructing Stockholm’s City Line – northern Europe’s biggest infrastructure project – geologists used Topcon’s Imaging Station to check for cracks in the rock walls after the blasts. Download the Pdf

Ensuring stable energy supply in Africa

The international Cummins Power Generation of Cummins SA is said to be recognised as a leader in the design and manufacture of pre-integrated generator sets, ranging from 8 kVA to 3300 kVA. Its PowerCommand technology ensures the equipment in a power system works in synergy from the start. According to the company it involves a […]

Gateway module for wireless sensors

Banner  Engineering has introduced the SureCross B2Q gateway module, developed to provide embeddable, dependable and cost-effective communication capabilities for the company’s Q45 wireless sensor network. The module features discrete outputs and DIP switches to map inputs from up to two wireless sensors to the gateway’s outputs. With its board-level design and easy mounting capabilities, this module […]

New interactive projector series

The integrated Epson EB-1410Wi and EB-1400Wi projectors combine the benefits of projectors, interactive whiteboards, flipcharts and other presentation equipment into one easy-to-use device. The advanced features allow users to turn any surface into a 250 cm interactive screen and make written comments or notes on any projected image from a variety of input sources: computers, […]


by Hans van de Groenendaal, EngineerIT Managing complex, dynamic bulk handling value chain operations to achieve exceptional results is often difficult especially in businesses that have greater ownership of the various value chain components. In many instances the various business units that need to be synchronised and perform efficiently are too often disconnected from each […]