January/ February 2020

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Automation & Robotics


The PC is back and 2020 will be its year

By Chris Buchanan IT turns out the PC’s death has been exaggerated. PC sales grew between 1.1% and 1.5% in the last few quarters of 2019, according to Gartner. While those don’t sound like massive leaps, they represent a large market that has been de...

Goodbye ADSL: what it means for your business

TELKOM is shutting down its ADSL copper network and is ultimately forcing its business customers to move to the cloud. This is part of its strategy to migrate customers to a more stable network and similarly priced products.John Woollam (picture), CE...

Engineering Supplies


Golf course team pumped over bushings’ above par performance

WHEN the team responsible for the maintenance of the irrigation system at one of South Africa’s premier golf courses was confronted with high levels of debris and pumps running dry for periods, it shifted to a high-temperature-resistant high-wear-res...

Portable vibration meter stores up to 100 readings

INSTROTECH, local representative of Monitran, is introducing an upgraded version of its successful portable vibration meter with a bright, easily readable display. When connected to a constant current type accelerometer the compact MTN/VM330D stores ...

Property – Commercial & Industrial


Commercial property 2020 outlook: electricity supply and cost the wildcard

ESKOM and the supply and cost of electricity could once again be a key issue for the commercial property sector in 2020, writes John Loos, Property Sector Strategist at FNB. Late in 2019, Eskom dominated the headlines as it moved at one stage to “Sta...

High-tech access control: enter the era of smart building automation

THERE are various reasons business leaders choose to establish so-called ‘smart’ buildings or those that reflect the intelligent combination of technology and automation to facilitate intuitive interaction – but many would consider smart access contr...