Swedish Lorry Parts cuts retrieval times with Kardex Remstar system

At its headquarters in Tumba, near Stockholm, Swedish Lorry Parts stores high-quality machinery parts. They are shipped from there to customers in Sweden and throughout the world. The company is committed to keeping 95 per cent of all parts in stock and shipping them on the same day as the order is received. Such prompt…

LAPP presents more innovations at Motek 2018

System solutions are a major trend in connection technology. Fully assembled, ready-to-connect connection systems from a single source deliver high quality and save time. Machine and equipment manufacturers will find an extensive range on the LAPP stand at Motek 2018. It features everything from custom cable assemblies to servo assemblies for connection of servo drives…

How COOs can create sustainable growth capacity

The emergence and proliferation of exponential technologies such as AI and IoT will challenge organisations’ ability to innovate at speed and scale to remain competitive. Within a few years, modern executives will have to consider the impact of machine learning, artificial intelligence, IoT and even quantum computing on their businesses. These technologies hold untold potential…

In South Africa, Alstom trains travel with Harting technology

The Harting Technology Group is expanding its business activity in South Africa. Han-Modular connectors are now produced for the train division of the French industrial group Alstom. Harting has a sales office in Johannesburg. The Technology Group is able to provide services and solutions for its partner Hiconnex Industrial to comprehensive national standards and with…

DTL CEO highlights value of utility awards

Awards celebrating learning and development in the utility sector should help more firms to see the value of growing their own talent, according to the head of a specialist training company. Chris Wood, CEO of Develop Training Limited (DTL), was commenting after judging three categories in the Utility Week Stars awards. Two of the awards…

Competing for new forms of intelligent industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer merely of interest to tech start-ups and other technology-based segments. It only may be a matter of time, but the artificial intelligence revolution is imminent in many industries. The use of AI technology brings numerous commercial benefits: it makes it possible, for example, for repetitive but hazardous activities to…

Find components and assemblies with PARTsolutions

The female peacock demonstrates the best way to go about finding a partner: The beautiful eyes on the tail of a peacock are decisive for finding the right partner. As also in engineering, the search for the right component is often much faster when the focus is on a certain subsection. For this reason, the…

Digital twins for engineering technology

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IoT Predictions has stated that “By 2020, 30% of G2000 companies will be using data from digital twins of IoT connected products and assets to improve product innovation success rates and organisational productivity, achieving gains of up to 25%.” But what exactly is a digital twin and what could it do for…

Mombasa’s Pandya Hospital makes processes digital with SAP Business One

Hospitals across the continent are confronted with challenges brought by technological disruption and increased demands. According to the World Economic Forum, in order to deliver continued improvements to the world’s health, healthcare will need to be transformed, with digital playing a vital role. And when a hospital’s technology is inadequate, the knock-on effects can be…

Why identity verification matters for African mobile operators

According to the 2017 Mobile Economy Report of the GSM Association, Africa currently has 420 million unique mobile subscribers representing a 43 percent penetration. By 2020, the report predicts that 500 million Africans will be mobile subscribers, making it the fastest-growing mobile market. Perhaps more important, smartphone connections have doubled in Sub-Saharan Africa to nearly…