• Cutting-edge Olympus Xcellence

    Olympus has a highly versatile range of cutting-edge research microscope systems. The Xcellence line covers advanced live cell techniques such as real-time high-speed imaging, TIRFM & HILO (cell-TIRF), photo control such as FRAP, FLIP and photo activation (cell-FRAP), and laser spinning disc confocal (cell-SPIN). More importantly, the Olympus Xcellence range ...


Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) Electrical Engineering Department’s newly refurbished laboratory can accommodate 42 students per lab session.

State-of-the-art test equipment for TUT’s Electrical Engineering Lab

The Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) Electrical Engineering Department has recently undertaken a major refurbishment of their Electronic Engineering Laboratory.  This involved scrapping the older, outdated instruments and replacing them with: Tektronix AFG 1022 Arbitrary generators Tektronix TBS 1052B-EDU digital storage oscilloscopes GW INSTEK GPE 3323 DC Power Supply The newly configured laboratory is used […]

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Professor Rob Field (far right) and the John Innes team enjoy a day sailing the Broads in a traditional Norfolk wherry.

Taking a closer look at algal blooms

Scientists at the John Innes Centre are relying on automatic photobioreactors from algal specialists Algenuity to look more closely at algal blooms – a phenomenon that is increasingly becoming an issue and has been linked to extreme weather patterns. Professor Rob Field, a Project Leader at the centre, explained: “Our work so far has centred […]

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The Bee Live upgrade will provide immediate connectivity to a variety of Wi-Fi enabled devices.

Priorclave’s autoclaves now have Wi-Fi connectivity

Dedicated British autoclave manufacturer Priorclave is announcing the launch of Wi-Fi connectivity Bee Live.  This will be available as a service upgrade to all Priorclave laboratory and research sterilisers currently in use and fitted with the extremely versatile Tactrol® 2 controller. The Bee Live upgrade will provide immediate connectivity to a variety of Wi-Fi enabled […]

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Mafube Colliery crop irrigation

Government, Anglo American’s Mafube Colliery and academia partner in Mafube crop irrigation project

In a first for Anglo American Coal South Africa, its Mafube Colliery has been selected as the first trial site to determine the long-term sustainability of using mine-impacted water in agriculture. (more…)

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Kobold’s NMC capacitive level indicators for measuring liquid levels in tanks,

Secure liquid level detection

Instrotech is offering the Kobold capacitive level indicators type NMC, specifically designed to measure liquid levels in tanks.  They consist of a measuring probe and a connecting head with a plug-in evaluation module.  Depending on the operating conditions, different probes are available: (more…)

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The Fluke TiX580 from Comtest

Fluke adds 640×480 IR cameras to their Professional Series Stunning infrared image quality and surprising affordability

Comtest is offering rugged and superbly engineered Fluke 640 x 480 thermal imaging cameras – the TiX580 and Ti480 – delivering four times the resolution power of previous cameras in these categories. Building on 65 years of manufacturing the world’s top measurement tools, these cameras offer stunning image quality, while remaining surprisingly affordable. Users can […]

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The Pumpsmith will hold stock of Peristaltic Hose pumps, Verderflex VF and Dura, Tube pumps, Vantage 5000 and VerderAir air operated double diaphragm pumps.

Verder appoints The Pumpsmith as sole distributor for KZN

Verder – a global leader in advanced industrial pump solutions – has signed an exclusive distribution partnership with The Pumpsmith, as part of the company’s long-term strategy to expand its footprint within the greater Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) region. (more…)

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Kobus Venter SAA Lab technician with the Fluke calibrators at SAA’s Avionics Laboratory, OR Tambo Airport.

SAA’s 24/7/365 Avionics Lab

Tucked away in a non-descript building in the Technical Area of OR Tambo Airport, is probably one of the most accurate and highly rated calibration test laboratories in Africa, if not worldwide.  South African Airways’ (SAA) Calibration Laboratory was set up in 1981, with the advent of fly-by-wire technology and the ensuing requirement to test […]

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Sensor Technology TorqSense transducers

World-leading pharmaceutical developer turns to TorqSense

TorqSense transducers are used to ensure caps are being properly fitted to pharmaceutical bottles in a high-speed packaging line run by the Almac Group at its global headquarters in Craigavon, Northern Ireland, UK. (more…)

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All of BPI’s products are designed and manufactured in South Africa, by local engineers for the South African mining industry.

BPI launch marks a new era in battery driven mining technology in SA

BPI launch marks a new era in battery driven mining technology in SA Battery Power Industries (BPI), an innovative battery driven mining vehicle solution provider has officially launched. BPI targets zero emission underground mining equipment with their advanced battery energy systems technology offering. (more…)

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