Local company wins prestigious business award

  The Comtest Group, the local distributor of Fluke, maker of electrical test equipment, has been awarded the prestigious 2013 African Electric Test Equipment Customer Service Leadership Award by Frost & Sullivan, the global research analysts. Key bench-marking criteria for the awards include quality and timeliness of service, the impact of service on customer value, as […]

Aerosol fire extinguishing system achieves SABS approval

  Pyrogen,  from Alien Systems and Technologies, has achieved the SABS mark in respect to SANS 15779: 2012 – “Condensed Aerosol Fire Extinguishing Systems – requirements and test methods for components and system design, installation and maintenance – general requirements”.  SABS inspected the company’s production facility to determine whether it had adequate quality assurance systems in place […]

Power company exits lighting market

  Powertech, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Altron group, has sold its 50% stake in Tridonic SA back to the parent company in Austria. The transaction took effect on 1 February 2014. Tridonic SA had been a joint venture between Powertech and Tridonic Austria since 1993. As part of its drive for efficiency and customer centricity, Powertech […]

Helping customers to purchase on the website

  RS Components (RS)  has completed the global implementation of its Live Chat service, which offers help to customers when browsing and making a purchase on the RS website. Now live in 29 countries (including South Africa), in 19 languages, the service forms a key part of the company’s strategy to add value to customers […]

Test facility benefits from new safety tester

  The UK office of TÜV SÜD, a global testing, certification, inspection and training provider, has replaced its older testers with the HAL 103 multi-function safety tester from Clare, represented in South Africa by Test Instruments Africa (TIA). This instrument, which complies to the EN 50191 standard on test environments, performs earth bond, AC/DC high […]

Importance of voltage measurements in motor protection

  Unbalanced voltages are unequal voltage values on 3-phase circuits that can exist anywhere in a power distribution system. Unbalanced voltages can cause serious problems, particularly to motors and other inductive devices. Typically, these voltages may differ by a few volts or more. When voltages differ excessively, problems occur. For general motor protection, it is […]

Small investment brings significant energy and financial savings

  ArcelorMittal Saldanha Works in the Western Cape, a steel producer mainly for the export market, was recently praised by donor partners of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project (IEE Project) for the significant energy-efficiency improvements that it has achieved through its participation in the project. The plant served as a pilot site for the […]

Innovative solar powered electric geyser

  TFS Solar has developed a new concept in electric water heating: a dual element geyser. In this concept, the conventional geyser continues to be used, but with a new, specially designed and patented dual 220 V / solar element. This element requires no inverter or other control mechanism. In a typical application, four  photovoltaic […]

Computer for field use

  The SEL-3355 computer is built for speed, reliability, and security. With its solid-state design, no moving parts, and standard worldwide no questions asked ten year warranty, it offers the performance and flexibility you need for the most demanding rugged computing applications. Key feataures include: an operating temperature range from –40 to +75°C; fanless and […]

Small investment for significant energy and financial savings

  ArcelorMittal Saldanha Works in the Western Cape, a steel producer mainly for the export market, was recently praised by donor partners of the Industrial Energy Efficiency Improvement Project (IEE Project) for the significant energy-efficiency improvements that it has achieved through its participation in the project. The plant served as a pilot site for the […]