Posts tagged as Automation

Bionic-networked machines on show at Hanover Messe 2015

  Festo held an international online press conference on 25 March 2015 in the run up to the Hanover Messe 2015 automation fair, with the theme for this year’s fair being “Integrated Industry – Join the Network”. In the conference the company announced India as a partner country, and spoke of their projects to advance […]

Power and automation company bullish about the future

Energize spoke to Leon Viljoen, ABB South Africa’s managing director, after the company’s annual results meeting on 5 February 2015. ABB’s revenue decreased from R5,9-billion in 2013 to R4,8-billion in 2014. Why is that? Some of the 2013 revenue came from the 150 MW PV projects the company was involved in, and R3,5-billion worth of […]

Trends from the automation capital

  The buzzwords at this year’s SPS IPC Drives Exhibition in Germany were “energy” and “data”. Economic pressures, environmental consciousness and regulations have influenced product and service designs, and shifted the focus to technology optimisation. Automation trade fairs and conferences are good indicators of shifting trends in the market, and the SPS IPC Drives Exhibition […]

In conversation with Dave Wibberley, MD Adroit Technologies and chairman of IIG: The future of innovation lies with small companies

  In my conversation with Dave Wibberley, we spent a fair amount of time discussing innovation and how South African industry rates today. Wibberley said that if he had been asked the question ten years ago he would have said that South Africa was leading the way in this regard. “There is one thing about […]