Archive for March, 2014

Aircon upgrade for locomotives

  Based on the success of the GE HVAC system supplied for class 43 locomotives, Booyco Engineering has now been awarded the contract to design and manufacture the air conditioning units for Transnet’s locomotives of this class. The tried and tested design of the inverter driven system, which was engineered for the class 43 locomotive, has […]

Electrical company breaks the R1-billion barrier

  ARB’s CEO, Byron Nichles, reports that the company’s revenue for the six month period up to 31 December 2013 has exceeded R1-billion for the first time in its history. Group financial performance The group achieved an overall increase in revenue of 20% to R1,15-billion, compared to the R964,7-million in the prior comparable period. The […]

New manager for industrial clients

  Magnet has appointed a Rittal product manager who will support this range. The company has made a substantial investment in Rittal stock holdings to meet demand in KwaZulu-Natal. The range, which encompasses industrial enclosures, electronic packaging, system climate control and power distribution, is aligned with the needs of the company’s industrial client base. The latest […]

Wonderware training schedule

  The courses detailed below will enable users to take full advantage of their Wonderware Systems and be able to maintain systems correctly. They are categorised by the type of software that a user uses and/or their role within their organisations. The courses are offered at the company’s training centre in Bedfordview. Regional training in Durban, Cape Town and […]

High-performance current transducers

  LEM of Geneva, Switzerland, has released the Ultrastab range of very high accuracy AC/DC current transducers. Transducers are available to measure current from 12,5 to 24 000 A.  Linearity errors are of the order of 4 ppm, and the temperature coefficient is given as 2 ppm/ºK. Frequency response is typically DC to 500 kHz, […]

Complete power distribution solution

  With the new combination of BreakerVisu software and display, Eaton is offering machine and system builders a cost-efficient and ready-to-use complete solution for modern power distribution. The software system can visualise the data of up to 48 circuit-breakers and measuring devices on a colour display and stores it in log files. The package solution offers […]

Space-saving two-pole surge arrester

  The surge arresters of the Dehnconnect SD2 series are designed as space-saving terminal blocks with a width of 6 mm. These terminal blocks, with integrated surge protection, have a modular disconnection function that allows for interruptions to the signal circuit for maintenance work. An integrated module ejector disconnects the signal circuit from terminal equipment. […]

Variable high-performance ultrasonic sensors

  Turck offers a new ultrasonic sensor series with short blind zones, large measuring ranges, and a wide range of parameter options. The new RU-U ultrasonic sensor series enables the user to cover large sensing ranges with fewer sensor variants. These ultrasonic sensors in M18 and M30 housing styles thus effectively reduce the range of […]

High-performance HDMI at CES 2014 in Las Vegas

  Analog Devices showcased a series of products at the CES show in Las Vegas, USA and expanded its portfolio with the introduction of three new products said to help enrich the entertainment experience for customers. The company introduced a family of three high-performance HDMI cross-point transceivers that distribute high-definition audio and video content across […]

Satisfying results for Endress+Hauser

  The Endress+Hauser Group increased its net sales by approximately 7% to over €1,8-billion in the 2013 financial year. In terms of operating profit, profit before taxes and net income, the company also showed an improvement on the previous year. Above all, the currencies of the emerging countries and Japan plunged in value against the euro. […]