Air conditioning, cooling systems company acquired

Schneider Electric South Africa has announced the finalisation of its merger with Uniflair South Africa, and the latter’s complete integration into the Schneider Electric flagship brand. The announcement follows the positive business outcomes of the 2010 acquisition of precision air conditioning and technical cooling systems company Uniflair SpA, by Schneider Electric. The local Uniflair entity […]

Corrosion-resistant cylinders for food industry

  Festo has refined its range of pneumatic components to improve hygiene in food and beverage processing. Corrosion-resistant materials and the addition of the self-adjusting cylinder-cushioning PPS – which eliminates the need for a food-trapping adjustment screw – have made the Festo food and beverage industry cylinders easier to clean and improve pneumatic operation in […]

Flow computer for natural gas volume conversion

  RMG by Honeywell recently introduced the ERZ 2000-NG flow computer and gas volume corrector, providing a reliable and more intuitive solution for natural gas volume conversion in fiscal and secondary metering applications. Featuring a new graphical touch screen user interface, the new flow computer enables gas distribution, transportation and storage service organisations to accurately measure gas […]

Upgrade wins SAICE National Water Award

A team from Royal HaskoningDHV were announced the winners in the water category with the St. Helens Rock Pump Station upgrade project at the recent South African Institution of Civil Engineers Annual Awards, hosted in Johannesburg. Sharing the presentation stage with Royal HaskoningDHV was Ugu District Municipality deputy mayor Mondli Chaliza. The project presented many […]

Integration for axes, drives and controls

  Bosch Rexroth has developed the EasyHandling system, which integrates electro-mechanical axes, pneumatic axes and drives and controls in one. It is now available on the South Africa market from Bosch Rexroth solutions, Tectra Automation. The system makes the automation of handling systems much easier, faster and more economical. This handling system simplifies the automation […]

Accelerometer for high initial overload

Model EGCS accelerometers from Accutronics combine a damping ratio of 0,7 (nominal) with built-in over-range stops, which are set to protect the unit against 10 000 g shocks. This is ideal for applications which may experience rough handling, or in situations where the accelerometer must survive a high initial overload to make a low g […]

R200-million railyards upgrade project

  In mid-2012,  Actom Signalling was awarded one of the most challenging projects it has undertaken for many years – five contracts totalling R200-million in value to upgrade the yard controls at ten yards around South Africa. The contracts were awarded by Transnet Capital Projects on behalf of Transnet Freight Rail (TFR), following tenders issued at the […]

Programmable safety controller

  Banner Engineering has introduced the SC26-2 programmable safety controller for PLC-level capability and control without the programming complexity and steep learning curve of traditional PLCs. Designed to be more flexible and easier to use than other small footprint safety controllers, the SC26-2 uses safety function blocks, Boolean logic functions and a user-friendly programming environment […]

Static fluid bed dryers for salt drying

GEA Barr-Rosin has recently secured a second order from Jumsal SA in Spain for a static fluid bed dryer for the drying and cooling of salt. The order continues GEA Barr-Rosin’s initiative to replace ageing vibrating fluid beds, commonly used for salt drying, with more efficient static equipment which requires much less maintenance. Operators can […]

Pressure transmitter series launched

  Vega has launched their new range of pressure transmitters in South Africa in Rustenburg, Sasolburg and Johannesburg. The company has re-engineered its VegaBar pressure transmitter series down to three innovative models. This is said to make it much easier for the user to choose the most appropriate instrument for their applications. These three transmitter variants can […]