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08 Apr 2021
Engineered conveyor belt geometry enhances reliability for manufacturers that use heat treating

Industry innovation in the form of engineered ‘shaped’ wire belt has minimised challenges for conveyor OEMs looking to enhance longevity…

Engineered conveyor belt geometry enhances reliability for manufacturers that use heat treating

Industry innovation in the form of engineered ‘shaped’ wire belt has minimised challenges for conveyor OEMs looking to enhance longevity and reliability for manufacturers that use heat treating. For conveyor OEMs, the demanding processes of some customers, such as food processors and manufacturers that use heat treating, can be notoriously…

09 Feb 2021
The state of digitisation in the SA mining industry: 10 trends shaping the industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digitisation of the work process in the South African mining industry. The industry is…

The state of digitisation in the SA mining industry: 10 trends shaping the industry

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the digitisation of the work process in the South African mining industry. The industry is increasingly making use of innovative and cutting-edge technologies to run more efficient operations, to manage risk, to improve health and safety, reduce the cost of maintenance and extraction, as well…

22 Dec 2020
Beyond the hype of IoT are tangible benefits

IoT can help people become more effective, track where things are, and even manage utilities and budgets. This according to…

Beyond the hype of IoT are tangible benefits

IoT can help people become more effective, track where things are, and even manage utilities and budgets. This according to Roger Hislop, chairperson of the IOT Industry Council of South Africa (IOTIC). More than the media hype The Internet of Things (IoT) is more than the sum of its interconnected…

17 Dec 2020
How to avoid costly water damage on construction projects

Water can cause immense damage on construction projects, here are some top tips for sustainable water management in construction. Water…

How to avoid costly water damage on construction projects

Water can cause immense damage on construction projects, here are some top tips for sustainable water management in construction. Water damage has superseded fire when it comes to risks on construction sites. This won’t come as a surprise to many construction professionals: water can cause immense damage and do so…

02 Dec 2020
Is lockdown really the cause of poor economic performance in South Africa?

BY: Lucy Desai – content writer at QuickBooks Examining the link between the length of time countries across the world…

Is lockdown really the cause of poor economic performance in South Africa?

BY: Lucy Desai – content writer at QuickBooks Examining the link between the length of time countries across the world have spent in lockdown and the economic damage we must ask: are lockdowns completely to blame for the contraction of GDP around the globe? In times of crisis, the economy…

25 Nov 2020
Using high quality batteries will avoid you costly failures in the future

Only high quality batteries from reputable suppliers should be used for security and other mission critical equipment to avoid potentially…

Using high quality batteries will avoid you costly failures in the future

Only high quality batteries from reputable suppliers should be used for security and other mission critical equipment to avoid potentially costly failures. This according to GSS Group director Greg Pritchard, who adds that intermittent load shedding and other environmental factors can quickly damage batteries that are not specifically designed and…

24 Nov 2020
Study finds that industrial manufacturing is ripe for a digital manufacturing transformation

Surveying thousands of manufacturing executives across the globe, HP’s Digital Manufacturing Trend Report finds that companies are increasingly investing in…

Study finds that industrial manufacturing is ripe for a digital manufacturing transformation

Surveying thousands of manufacturing executives across the globe, HP’s Digital Manufacturing Trend Report finds that companies are increasingly investing in advanced 3D printing solutions that provide the agility, speed, and flexibility necessary to grow their business and become more resilient in an ever-changing environment. As a leader driving this digital…

23 Nov 2020
Transformative tech trends you need to know by 2021

ABI Research’s latest whitepaper highlights 36 transformative technology stats in manufacturing you need to know for 2021. As manufacturers integrate…

Transformative tech trends you need to know by 2021

ABI Research’s latest whitepaper highlights 36 transformative technology stats in manufacturing you need to know for 2021. As manufacturers integrate IT and OT, they rely on Industrial IoT (IIoT) platforms dedicated to smart manufacturing to manage their devices, connectivity, infrastructure, and data. These IIoT platforms also help manufacturers implement applications,…

17 Nov 2020
Does working overtime boost economic performance?

BY: Lucy Desai, content writer at QuickBooks On average, in South Africa, employees work some of the longest work weeks…

Does working overtime boost economic performance?

BY: Lucy Desai, content writer at QuickBooks On average, in South Africa, employees work some of the longest work weeks at around 2 209 hours a year. 18.1% of workers worked very long work weeks of 50 hours or more, which is significantly more than the Organisation for Economic Co-operation…

29 Sep 2020
How recycling helps the environment and boosts the economy

BY: Raymond Dube Nampak Liquid Cartons managing director According to a 2017 report by the then Department of Environmental Affairs,…

How recycling helps the environment and boosts the economy

BY: Raymond Dube Nampak Liquid Cartons managing director According to a 2017 report by the then Department of Environmental Affairs, the waste economy provided 36 000 formal jobs and supported 80 000 informal jobs in 2016, contributing R24.3 billion to the South African GDP. As South Africa’s population continues to…


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