MEPS: Not a Day Too Soon

In a country where most electric motors are not energy efficient, the announcement by government of its plans to introduce Minimum Energy Performance Standards (MEPS) is not a day too soon. This is the view of Fanie Steyn, Manager Electric Motors at WEG Africa, who says the company has argued for these MEPS for many […]

Mechanised Mine Training

Murray & Roberts Cementation has launched a ‘mock-up’ facility for underground mechanised mining. Tony Pretorius, Education, Training and Development Executive at Murray & Roberts Cementation, says the new installation is a quantum leap for mining-related training in Africa. Located at the Murray & Roberts Training Academy at the company’s Bentley Park complex near Carletonville in […]

Does Automation Threaten Jobs? 

In 2022, the industrial manufacturing sector contributed 11.4% towards the overall GDP (R3 trillion). Today, around 1.5 million people work in industrial manufacturing, and are witnessing progression at a rapid pace within the sector. Vinesh Maharaj, PwC South Africa’s Smart Manufacturing Lead, says, “New technologies are changing the face of manufacturing. Factories are becoming increasingly […]

AI and ML in the Data Lake

Infor, an industry cloud company, recently presented an update of their offerings at the Manufacturing Indaba held in Sandton. Focusing mainly on Infor’s manufacturing industry-specific cloud solution and technology strategy, Phil Lewis, Infor senior vice president of solution consulting international (EMEA & APJ), shared why helping customers to innovate and use technology to achieve their […]

World First Bearing Calculation Techniques

After years of research and development, NSK is revising the basic dynamic load rating of many bearings by up to double the equivalent rolling contact fatigue life (with no change in design or materials). NSK claims to be the first company in 60 years to make a significant breakthrough in bearing life calculation techniques, helping […]

Pay Packages and Job Hopping

There is substantial demand for a disproportionately low supply of young engineers but newly-qualified and talented young engineers often gravitate to higher-paying positions

 Five Handy Tips

WearCheck specialises in a range of condition monitoring techniques, which includes the scientific analysis of used oil and other fluids from mechanical and electrical systems.

Innovative Recycling of Flue Gas Residue

Global software and technology firm, Emerson, is helping the Swedish cleantech company HaloSep to optimise their unique process that turns hazardous incinerator flue gas residue from waste-to-energy plants into usable materials. Emerson’s control technology and software is being deployed at HaloSep’s plant for optimisation, research and technology (PORT) in Gothenburg, Sweden, to manage an innovative […]

Fabricators win KZN Award

P&A Fabricators has emerged as Standard Bank Client of the Year – Larger Enterprise.  The company scooped the Standard Bank KZN Top Business category which celebrates a larger enterprise with a turnover of R100M or more per annum.  Gerald Anthony is the man behind the success of the sheet metal fabricating and manufacturing company with […]