MechChem Africa

Friday 7 September: NMU, Port Elizabeth from 08:00 until 17:30.

Sponsored by Altair and hosted by the Nelson Mandela University (NMU), a full agenda is now in place for the very first 2018 Innovation in Industry Conference, which takes place at NMU on Friday 7 September 2018 in Port Elizabeth.

MechChem Africa reports on the 4th Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, which was won by Brian Gitta from Uganda.

MechChem Africa columnist Gary i Crawford of Crawford Consulting gets to grips with the realities of his light steel frame (LSF) house project in Hartbeespoort and highlights key differences between LSF and building using traditional materials.

Allied Steelrode has now completing a second upgrade to its cut-to-length CTL3 line while further improvements are mooted. The company’s deputy CEO, Justin Cloete, explains.

New top of the line i4 SCARA robots offer speed and precision and are designed for easy integration into the production line with predictive maintenance functions.

The first Innovation in Industry Conference will be held at the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) in Port Elizabeth on September 7, 2018. MechChem Africa talks to Clive Hands, the conference champion from NMU’s engineering department, and Ernst Burger of Altair.

At the launch of the Emerging Industrial IIoT Lab in Soshanguve we talk to Duan Gauché and Sizwe Mngadi of 1Worx, and TUT’s computer systems engineering HOD, professor Pius Owolawi.

Axiom Hydraulics has become the agent for Ausco Products’ wet enclosed LC brake for the Toyota Land Cruiser, the mining industry’s utility vehicle of choice.

To match its global parent’s standards and to offer faster and better drive solutions to its African customers, Bonfiglioli South Africa is currently expanding its Linbro Park facility. MechChem Africa talks to MD, Robert Rohman.

SKF South Africa MD Mahdi Sebti explains his company’s two new value propositions: Products and Rotating Equipment Performance (REP).

MechChem Africa visits the BI stand at NAMPO in Bothaville and talks to Gerhard Pienaar, manager of the agriculture sector, about the new Agri-Smart product range. 

We profile SAIChE IChemE member Carl Sandrock, Gauteng chair, senior lecturer at the University of Pretoria and a process control specialist.

Atlas Copco’s Ian Ainsworth and Pieter van Wyk introduce 12 innovations launched at the company’s ‘Smart Air Days’ Oil-free Air and Compressor Technique Service sales conference in Antwerp earlier this year.

Following the launch of the PTC, productONE and 1Worx sponsored Emerging Lab in Soshanguve, Peter Middleton reflects on the merging of CAD, IT, OT and automation, the disruptive change it is likely to cause in the workplace and the nature of the new jobs needed.

The Robotics Division of YASKAWA Southern Africa (YSA) is taking on the Berg & Bush Cycling Challenge from October 9 to 11, 2018.

Wonderware Southern Africa, sole regional distributor of Wonderware industrial software solutions, an EOH company, has undergone a digital transformation to become IS³ – Industry Software, Solutions and Support. Pronounced ‘eye-es-cube’, the move also makes the company the official distributor of AVEVA Software for the sub-Saharan African region.

Bureau Veritas South Africa, a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification, has launched The Ithemba Trust, an independent body to spearhead its transformation journey.

For 46 years, Electra Mining Africa has been winning the minds and hearts of mining and related industries. Delivering an effective platform to showcase the latest innovations, technologies and trends, it’s much more than a show – it’s a tradition.

productONE and 1Worx will be demonstrating how Africa can make its mark in the world at the continent’s leading manufacturing event – Manufacturing Indaba – taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre, 19 -20 June 2018. 

EnviroServ is South Africa’s oldest and most respected waste management solutions provider. MechChem Africa talks to the company’s CEO, Dean Thompson, profiles the company and highlights some successes.

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