Efficient machine activation

  Banner Engineering has introduced the EZ-Light K30 Touch, a smaller version of the company’s industry-recognized K50 Touch. Featuring a compact, rugged design, this single-point device is designed for efficient machine activation and pick-to-light operations. It provides simple, precise performance and changes from green to red at the touch of a finger, hand or palm […]

Environmentally friendly cast resin transformers

  Legrand’s products and systems for electrical installations and building infrastructure includes environmentally friendly cast resin transformers, designed for low environmental impact. Manufactured by the company’s subsidiary, EdM, to stringent quality and safety specifications, the transformers have no risk of insulating fluid losses and are a low fire hazard, even in harsh environments such as […]

Protection against internal, external load switching and lighting

  Voltex is fully-stocked with products to shield your devices against lightning damage. Since electrical devices can be damaged by both lightning and power surges, the best solution found by the company was to solve the problem by attacking both causes – provide an external protective element as well as an internal one to protect […]

New premises, expanded services

  Ana-Digi Systems has moved to Block 816/3, Hammets Crossing Office Park, 2 Selbourne Road, Fourways, Gauteng. The company is also rolling out a national telephone number, 0861-32 33 34, with 24-hour support, intended to make it easy to contact the company from anywhere in the country.  The new premises  are larger, with  a standby power generator and more visitor […]

Circuit breakers with direct opening action

ACDC Dynamics, sole distributors of Terasaki in South Africa, offers a full range of moulded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) and air circuit breakers (ACBs). The Terasaki TemBreak2 range’s specifications exceed international standards for safety. Direct opening action, recommended by IEC standards for machine safety, are standard features in most models and ranges. A unique safety […]

Demo conveyor system for UJ students

  Engineering students at the University of Johannesburg (UJ) are gaining a better understanding of conveyor systems thanks to a joint initiative between automation company Festo and drive engineering company SEW-Eurodrive. Festo installed a prefabricated conveyor system in July 2012, which forms part of a comprehensive workshop simulating real-life scenarios for the students. Festo approached […]

Fluid couplings for Chinese mine

  Chinese mining company Xishan Jinxing Energy uses the fill-controlled 866 TPKL fluid coupling from Voith. Three fluid couplings are used underground in the 4,8 MW drive of the main belt conveyor in the Xiegou No. 12 coal mine in Shanxi Province. Three 1600 kW drives power the 1900 m long main inclined belt conveyor […]

Illuminance for energy efficient building

  Shopfitting specialist Dula has renovated its headquarters in Dortmund, Germany, to make the offices a prime example of energy conservation. The measures ensuring energy-efficiency included renewal work to the building facade, a combined heating and power plant, a KNX building control system and a new lighting system. These requirements were met by LED light […]

Silicone hybrid optics reduce glare

  Bathrooms, warehouses and factories are challenging environments for lighting. Luminaires must withstand the heat and moisture without failing while providing an adequate amount of good quality light. The design of Ledil’s new Saga silicone hybrid optic rises to these challenges. A hyper-reflecting frame catches light spill from the silicone TIR lens and recycles it […]

Longer LED lifetime even at 135˚C

  Excessive heat generation is one of the main reasons why light-emitting diodes fail. With the Oslon Square, Osram Opto Semiconductors presents an LED that withstands high ambient temperatures particularly well. To ensure that the colours of several LEDs in a luminaire remain uniform even at higher temperatures, they are measured and binned at 85˚C, […]