Honda EU22i Generator – Efficient, Reliable and Compact

  Honda has added a new generator to our extensive lineup. The new EU22i is a great all-rounder with enough power to run all the essentials. It is compact, reliable and easy to use while also being small enough to take with you anywhere you go. Weighing at just 21Kgs it is easy to carry, transport, store and fits seamlessly into your lifestyle. Whether you need it for home, recreational or professional use, the Honda EU22i is designed to deliver and guarantees smooth, uninterrupted electricity wherever you may be. The…

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Schneider Electric gets ‘smart’ with new HMI solution

In a world where quick access to data has become the key to efficiency, global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric South Africa’s latest innovation in the Magelis range of HMI solutions – Magelis GTU –allows users to create the perfect HMI for their application by simply snapping together the panel box and display of their choice.   As easy and comfortable to use as a smartphone or tablet and ideal for applications in the food and beverage, mining, mineral and wastewater industries, Magelis GTU has been optimised for the…

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Clamping’ down on safety

Vital Engineering’s Vitaclamps enhance safety in the power generation and other industrial sectors When it comes to quality, reliability and safety, companies responsible for supplying the nation with power cannot afford to make mistakes. That is why Vital Engineering, a long-established manufacturer of gratings, stair treads, expanded metals, pressed floors and safety handrail, was selected  to supply 500 000 Vitaclamps as part of the largest gratings, handrail and stair tread supply contract in Africa. The contract included the supply of 250 000 Vitaclamps to Medupi Power Station in the Limpopo Province…

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PIONEER FOR ETCHED GLASS PRODUCTION YORGLAS® ATTENDED EURASIA GLASS 2018

İstanbul, 12.03.2018- Standing out with its unmatched product range and privileged service concept in the industrial glass production, Turkish glass processor Cam Merkezi/Yorglas® presented its solutions, innovative technologies and new services for decorative glass industry at the Eurasia Glass in Istanbul.   Alkım Tatlı, Marketing and Sales Manager of Yorglas® stated for their participation at Eurasia Glass “Yorglas’ priority is to create value with the customers’ satisfaction and new collaborations. Yorglas is aiming to achieve for being not only a supplier but also a solution partner. And Exhibitions are the…

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BBD’s ‘sisters of steel’ win at the South African Premier Business Awards

On the 30th January 2018, at a gala event, the South African Premier Business Award winners were announced. The event was hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), in partnership with Proudly South African and Brand South Africa. Rosslyn-based company BBD Steel Supplies are very proud to have been selected as winners in the category, ‘Women-Owned Businesses’. The Awards seek to recognise entrepreneurs and companies which have invested in both human and technical resources; and are producing premier products and services. The awards also honour local enterprises which…

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Businesses bleed jobs for third consecutive quarter

New figures from the QES showed that South Africa’s formal non-agricultural sector shed 31 000 jobs in the third quarter of 2017. With losses of 41 000 in March 2017 and 31 000 in June 2017, this marks the third straight quarter of job losses across South Africa. The job market has experienced notable pressure in the last year, with 83 000 formal jobs lost from September 2016 to September 2017. The greatest losses were reported in the community and personal services industry, down 10 000 for the quarter and 106 000 for the year. This…

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Scaw Metals dismisses US claims about steel dumping

Scaw confirms it has not exported wire rod to the US ‘for many years’ as US finds ‘critical circumstances’ exist with respect to ‘producers and exporters in SA’ South African steel producer Scaw Metals has dismissed an “affirmative preliminary determination” by the US department of commerce that states the company was involved in dumping carbon and alloy steel wire rod in America, along with firms from Italy, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, and the UK. Dumping occurs when a foreign company sells an imported product at less than fair value.…

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SOUTH AFRICA #CapeWaterGate: Business under strain in Cape water crisis

When water is scarce, the industry hardest hit is agriculture, where job losses are already projected to reach tens of thousands. As the Western Cape is discovering, however, there are other businesses that are heavily water-dependent – from the obvious (swimming pool installers) to the less obvious (abattoirs) – and taking serious strain in the water crisis. On the flip side, the amount of water dedicated for industrial use is also under scrutiny. By REBECCA DAVIS. “Big business should be held to harsher water restrictions than individual consumers,” wrote academic…

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Young woman builds business empire from R1 000

When Promise Machimane, 32, was retrenched from her bank job, she struggled to find employment for a number of years, a story that thousands of young people can relate to. Despite the depressing period of unemployment after having lost her job with six years of experience, Machimane decided to establish a company with just a capital of R1 000. She is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mia Sanitary Towels and Mia Foundation. Her company manufactures sanitary towels and baby diapers. She hails from Tzaneen in Limpopo but is currently…

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“Robot, Doing Nothing”: zenon at the Ars Electronica Festival

ur zenon software will be brought to life at the Ars Electronica Festival for art, technology, and society from September 7 to 11 in Linz, Austria. As part of the media art project “Robot, Doing Nothing”, zenon will transform a robot into an element of the Industrial Internet of Things. The project “Robot, Doing Nothing” was designed and developed by the Viennese artist and designer Emanuel Gollob in collaboration with Johannes Braumann from the Creative Robotics Lab of the University of Art and Design Linz. Gollob envisions a post-industrial future…

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