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Electricity + Control May 2018

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ElectricityandControl May 2018The May 2018 issue of Electricity+Control is the last issue that I have edited after almost ten years at Crown Publications. ‘Happy-sad’ is the way I describe how I feel today – with mixed thoughts and feelings rushing through my head and heart.

I have to say that ….

I have fond memories of the late Jenny Warwick who, with Prof Ian Jandrell, hired me.

I thank Crown Publications management, Karen Grant and Will du Plessis – and the Electricity+Control team – for keeping me!

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Electricity + Control: Latest News

GE turbine delivers second world record

Published: 22 May 2018

Back in the early days of electricity, power frequency — the rate at which alternating currency (AC) fluctuates per second — was all over the place. Distribution systems operated at...

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First solar powered desalination plant launched in South Africa

Published: 22 May 2018

The first highly cost-effective solar powered desalination plant in South Africa will be commissioned by the end of October 2018 at Witsand, Hessequa Municipality in the Western Cape. 

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Gravitricity offers fast, versatile energy storage

Published: 22 May 2018

As the world generates more and more electricity from intermittent renewable energy sources, there is a growing need for technologies which can capture and store energy during periods of low...

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Smart solutions to tackle energy losses for utilities

Published: 22 May 2018

The pressure to improve energy efficiency is constant and intense, particularly for electric utilities which face the cascading effect that changes to power production and distribution can have on energy...

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What does the ‘rise of the machines’ mean for Africa?

Published: 07 May 2018

Barry Elliott, Rockwell Automation Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa Managing Director Barry Elliott considers the possible impact of the Internet of Things in Africa. Will automation, artificial intelligence and robotics – or...

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Data and the smart machine revolution

Published: 07 May 2018

How can manufacturing efficiency be improved? Any significant optimisation of production lines is getting increasingly difficult to achieve. Bringing smarter automation into the workplace offers an innovative solution, but it...

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SEW adds value by expanding field service department

Published: 07 May 2018

SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa has expanded its Field Service Department, and is growing its service offering with the addition of value-added services such as vibration and oil analysis.

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Redstone Solar Thermal Power Project

Published: 07 May 2018

South Africa boasts one of the best solar resources in the world and is a country at the forefront of the solar revolution. SolarReserve entered the South Africa renewable energy...

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Lightning Protection: Reducing fatalities through innovative systems

Published: 07 May 2018

According to NASA’s lightning tracking technology, which has recorded every lightning strike to hit the earth for the past 18 years, some regions in Africa have the largest lightning flash...

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ABB helps Bayer implement modular automation solution

Published: 07 May 2018

The process industry is facing harsh global competition and changing market requirements such as more customised products, shorter delivery times and smaller batch series down to batch size 1.

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13th Annual SAEEC Conference

Published: 17 April 2018

13th Annual SAEEC Conference will be held from 13 – 14 November 2018 at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng

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Easily and quickly apply reliable cable sleeves

Published: 11 April 2018

Cable sleeves are a reliable and sturdy solution to identify cables. Applying a cable sleeve is not always easy, especially when you want to identify thin cables using tiny sleeves...

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Industry-leading digital solutions energise and automate Africa

Published: 10 April 2018

With the commercial launch of more than 210 solutions and services in Johannesburg today, ABB is unlocking value for the African continent, enabling customers to take full benefit of accelerated...

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Corporate charity golf day for education

Published: 10 April 2018

The annual corporate charity golf day hosted by Networks Unlimited is always an enjoyable and much-anticipated event, which also goes a long way towards supporting those in need. The company’s...

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Qantas Jet Flies Non-Stop – Australia To London

Published: 10 April 2018

by Dorothy Pomerantz In the 1940s, it took a Qantas flight more than four days and seven stops to fly from Australia to London. A Qantas jet can now cover the same...

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Turck takes over Industry Cloud Software from Beck IPC

Published: 10 April 2018

Turck has acquired the cloud software of IoT specialists Beck IPC as part of a technology buyout. The fully developed software solution provides the foundation for the development of the...

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Give Clement your vote!

Published: 10 April 2018

Epitome Consulting, civil engineering and project management service provider, is behind its founder, Clement Mokoenene, who, following his Chivas Venture SA 2018 win, is gearing up for the global final...

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How robots will change the world

Published: 09 April 2018

By Andrea Willige, Consultant Automation will replace many menial, routine tasks and generate opportunities for more qualified jobs and wealth creation.

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Evading in-flight lightning strikes

Published: 09 April 2018

Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office. MIT study shows how electrically charging planes would reduce their risk of being struck by lightning.

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The World’s Largest Jet Engine Takes Maiden Flight

Published: 19 March 2018

The world’s largest jet engine took its maiden flight over the Mojave Desert (south-western United States, primarily within south-eastern California and southern Nevada) on Tuesday 13 March 2018. The engine...

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So Yes, the SA Economy is Improving – SURVEY

Published: 19 March 2018

The Manufacturing Circle has just released its 2017 fourth quarter investment tracker (MCIT). MCIT is a quarterly index, tracking investment trends in the manufacturing sector. The focus is on actual...

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Winners of Hogan Lovells Community Solar Innovation Awards 2017

Published: 19 March 2018

Frontier Markets, India: A last-mile sales, marketing and after-sales service distribution company bringing clean energy solutions to rural India. A growing network of rural women are empowered with clean, safe...

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SEW-EURODRIVE launches new solution to cut costs in materials-handling supply chain

Published: 19 March 2018

The latest trend in materials-handling has seen sectors such as warehousing, packing, and pick-and-place use cheaper components for light-load conveyor applications in order to reduce total supply-chain costs. In response...

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Endress+Hauser brings to you: Made for the Makers

Published: 19 March 2018

Experience the new way of efficient business interaction The integration of the online shop into the company website underlines Endress+Hauser’s goal of providing support to customers to streamline their procurement processes...

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Manufacturing sector desperate for digital transformation

Published: 19 March 2018

International chemicals companies scramble to fast-track their digital transformation journeys as Cisco confirms that 40% of Fortune 500 companies will not exist in a meaningful way in ten years.

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ifm’s 10 Year Celebration

Published: 07 March 2018

Speech by Alwyn Skelton - Managing Director of ifm South Africa Ten Year Anniversary Speech Good Evening. I would like to welcome you all to this memorable function for us at ifm...

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Cummins Southern Africa announces confidence in business environment

Published: 05 March 2018

Cummins Southern Africa is pleased to announce a positive outlook for 2018 in the Southern African region. Indicators are consolidating for the company’s key markets where an increase in mining...

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 Advancing the Rotating Machine Industry to 4.0

Published: 05 March 2018

Kegan Smith, PREI Instrumentation We are in the 4th Industrial Revolution where real time technology service and solutions enable companies to translate acquired data into actionable results.

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A visit to JB Switchgear solutions

Published: 05 March 2018

An interview with Johan Basson, JB Switchgear Solutions’ Managing Director, Johan Basson. The company’s symbol – the Eagle – represents Vision, Focus, Strength and Intelligence – attributes which permeate through...

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ELPA geared to empower lightning protection industry specialists through holistic continuum of offerings

Published: 05 March 2018

From designers through to installers and inspectors of lightning protection systems (LPSs), as well as electricians and electrical engineers, the Earthing and Lightning Protection Association (ELPA) is ensuring that it...

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Eskom celebrates 95 years of powering the nation

Published: 05 March 2018

Eskom turned 95 years on 1March 2018 and the organisation celebrates this occasion with 100 380 households that have connected to the national grid over the past six months.

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Any label you need, you find it at BRADY!

Published: 05 March 2018

Durable label constructions and identification solutions can resist extreme temperatures, chemicals, pressure or friction. These tested labels enable more workplace safety, better troubleshooting, complete traceability and other identification advantages in...

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The Global Search for Education: Math is Beautiful!

Published: 05 March 2018

Posted by: CM Rubin on Feb 25, 2018 Daniel Kunin, a first-year Masters student at Stanford University, studies Computational and Mathematical Engineering and is also the creator of the online platform...

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Schneider Electric releases its catalogues on Digi-Cat

Published: 05 March 2018

As a digital platform leader, Schneider Electric is streamlining its business by offering its customers rapid access to any of the 7 000 pages from its Industrial Automation and Control...

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Bringing the Lab to the Public

Published: 05 March 2018

Annual global festival Pint of Science will return to South Africa for a third time with a three night festival, which will take place from 14 - 16 May 2018...

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CESA supports Ramaphosa’s call for Ethics

Published: 21 February 2018

Consulting Engineers South Africa (CESA) is encouraged by the impassioned call from President Cyril Ramaphosa for commitment to ethical behaviour and ethical leadership, a call which resonates strongly with that...

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