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Smart, self-managing lighting the future for municipalities
Published: 02 Nov 18
The time of humans controlling light fixtures is fading rapidly, says BEKA Schréder product development manager Daniel Kasper. “The luminaire will control itself; it will react and adjust by itself to the conditions around it. Soon there will be no need for light switches.”
Energy-saving lighting installed at Boxer DC
Published: 02 Nov 18
Magnet has added another energy-saving lighting installation to its repertoire, with the completion of an installation for the new Boxer Superstores distribution centre (DC) in East London, the company indicated in a statement in October. “Following the success of Magnet’s lighting installation for Boxer Superstores in over 80 stores nationwide since 2015, the Magnet team was awarded the contract to design and supply an energy efficient lighting system for the new 16 000 mᶟ Boxer distribution centre in East London,” explains Magnet lighting solutions engineer and MARS product specialist Kaylen Reddy. “Magnet’s locally-manufactured MARS LED lighting system, that ensures maximum energy savings, without compromising on lux levels, was selected for this project.
Lightweight window cleaner developed for industry
Published: 02 Nov 18
Cleaning equipment manufacturer and supplier Kärcher Industrial’s Window Vac Professional 10 (WVP 10 Adv) is now available to the South African market following the good reception received by participating contract cleaners, retailers and prospective clients in its test samples. Having made the announcement in August, the company notes that the WVP 10 Adv is a more robust industrial version of its household window vacuum system. It uses detergent and steam, with the vacuuming process removing more germs and bacteria than conventional cleaning.
Big power users call for inflation-linked tariff ‘compact’ and industry review
Published: 01 Nov 18
The Energy Intensive Users Group (EIUG) has called for an electricity price compact that sustains tariff increases as close to consumer price inflation as possible for the coming five years. The proposal is made in a precursor to the EIUG’s official response to Eskom’s latest revenue application, which will be adjudicated by the regulator in the coming months. The EUIG’s mining and industrial member companies collectively constitute 40% of Eskom’s yearly sales and account for just over 20% of the country’s gross domestic product. In 2017, the companies directly employed over 650 000 people in South Africa.
Hyundai Construction Equipment & Cummins Has PDF
Published: 01 Nov 18
Develop Electric Powered Mini Excavator Prototype Cummins Inc. and Hyundai Construction Equipment (HCE) announced today they have jointly developed an electric powered mini excavator.
Digitisation set to shake up the energy sector
Published: 01 Nov 18
Energy experts believe there are great opportunities to save money and boost efficiency with a move towards more digitisation in the energy sector. They are preparing for a shake-up, spurred on by a move away from conventional generation systems, a surge in renewable energy and the introduction of more micro-grids.
Electra Mining Africa 2018 was a vital platform for the future of mining Has PDF
Published: 31 Oct 18
By Norman Maleka, National Sales and Marketing Manager Our focus was to showcase the new products we are developing for the future. SEW is present in all major industries, from mining to food-and-beverage and automotive, to name a few. Hence it is always a challenge for us when it comes to Electra Mining Africa: What do we focus on, and which products do we push aggressively? It is an interesting challenge, because it does imply we have a range of solutions for different industries.
Canada challenges innovators to modernise 100-year-old mining processes
Published: 31 Oct 18
Canadian Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi has challenged innovators to develop new technology solutions to lower energy consumption for crushing mined rock - a process that currently accounts for up to 3% of the world’s electricity usage. Launching the $10-million Crush It! Challenge, Sohi said on Tuesday that the mining industry used a disproportionate amount of energy to extract minerals.
Glencore hikes coal cost savings forecast by 50%
Published: 31 Oct 18
Recent mine acquisitions have helped Glencore Plc achieve 50% more cost savings in its coal business than it had targeted, the world's biggest exporter of coal for power plants said on Wednesday. Glencore had expected to achieve annual cash savings of more than $300-million in its coal business by the end of 2018 in a two-year cost-cutting drive, but on Wednesday said it now expects savings of more than $450-million by year-end.
Sustainable mining is a force for good: Butler
Published: 30 Oct 18
Mining needs to embrace its role as an agent of change for good – and tell the story of how it does this better – if it wants to continue to compete for investment dollars and talent in the future, according to International Council of Mining and Metals CEO Tom Butler. Speaking at the International Mining and Resources Conference 2018 in Melbourne, Mr Butler said there was overwhelming evidence that mining was a force for social progress – especially in those often-poorer countries that were highly dependent on mining as an economic base.
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