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. […]

Flexible photoelectric sensor with easy turn

  Reliable background suppression, colour-independent detection and easy switch point setting are said to be some of the features of the photoelectric PMDLine sensor OID200 from Ifm Electronic. It also detects shiny surfaces like stainless steel without difficulty. This sensor with photonic mixer device (PMD) technology combines the advantages of long ranges, reliable background suppression, […]

IP66-rated pushbutton, pilot lights

  A full range of SABS-approved WEG CSW series pushbutton and pilot lights, incorporating LED technology, is available from the Zest WEG Group. The company designed these products which are supplied with the industry standard 22 mm mounting hole. The user-friendly and durable series pushbutton and pilot lights are used in many industrial applications and […]

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 […]