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Overstrand Municipality in the Western Cape, which stretches from Buffeljagsbaai in the east to Rooi-Els in the west with Hermanus in the centre, has awarded Veolia Water Technologies South Africa the contract to carry out operations and maintenance on its bulk water services infrastructure. The population growth in the Overstrand…
Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, and Schlumberger, the world's leading provider of technology for reservoir characterisation, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry, announced that they have entered into an agreement to create a new joint venture, Sensia, the first…
A SICK Automation LiDAR sensor was used to build a winning robotic platform in the prestigious Drexel University’s annual College of Engineering senior project design competition. For the Swerve team (Freddy Wachter, Alexander Nhan, Harrison Katz and Matt Wiese) the process was invaluable for learning how to create something innovative…
Africa’s largest manufacturer of modular buildings, Kwikspace, has completed the delivery of 69 park homes for its latest project in the onshore oil and gas industry, in Cape Town. The new prefabricated areas include 29 offices and 40 various units, including IT rooms, ablutions, a kitchen and canteen as well…
Wednesday, 06 March 2019 15:26

Hytec appointed Service Partner to ZOLLERN in Africa

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Hytec South Africa has been appointed southern Africa Service Partner to the Drive Technology Unit of ZOLLERN*. The partnership allows Hytec South Africa to sell, execute inspections, and conduct maintenance, repairs and other services on ZOLLERN gearboxes and winches across southern Africa. The appointment came into effect on 30 November…
Monday, 04 March 2019 09:18

Malicious Emotet trojan doing the rounds

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If you haven’t heard of it yet, then be on the lookout for this malevolent trojan currently doing the rounds.  Emotet is reported to dwarf the impact of WannaCry and NotPetya which made headlines in 2018 for multimillion dollar losses incurred to businesses across the globe, not to mention massive…
Veolia Water Technologies South Africa was contracted to alleviate Mbombela’s water constraints with three new water treatment plants. Addressing the need for low-footprint, portability and easily maintained water treatment solutions, Veolia supplied three Potable Water Treatment Plants (PWTP™) to Mpumalanga’s capital city.   “Our Water Techno Packages are fast becoming very…
SICK Automation South Africa (SICK), one of the country’s leading sensor solution suppliers for industrial applications, recently installed 120 image-based 2D barcode readers across multiple scanning stations in a South African-based tobacco manufacturing plant. The cigarette manufacturer was looking for a solution to move from its manually intensive marking and…
Industrial companies can better tailor production information to their operational needs using the new ThinManager version 11.0 platform from Rockwell Automation. The latest release of the thin client software can help improve productivity, visualisation, security and mobility in a Connected Enterprise. Companies can improve productivity using the ThinManager software’s new…
Intellinexus, leading cloud and analytics consultancy, has launched an artificial intelligence (AI) and business intelligence (BI) chatbot development platform with Bots121. Bots121 provides premium, ready-to-go bots that are packed with personality and technology. Emma, Luke and Mila are ready to chat… “Our bots use AI, natural language processing technologies and expertly…
Wednesday, 27 February 2019 09:35

Cyber Risk 101: What every business needs to know

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In our internet-connected society, cybercrime is a very real threat to any business or institution, regardless of size or nature of business that has a network, an internet connection and holds sensitive or personally identifiable data.  This is according to Kerry Curtin, Manager: Financial Institutions & Professional Risks at Aon South…
Tuesday, 26 February 2019 10:57

Hytec enters partnership agreement with GS-Hydro

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Hytec South Africa, a Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group Company, and GS-Hydro, an Italy-based multinational non-welded pipe manufacturer, have entered into a non-exclusive partnership agreement. Effective 01 November 2018, the partnership endorses Hytec South Africa as a sub-Saharan Africa distributor for all GS-Hydro components and piping systems above 42 mm.…

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