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Department of Environmental Affairs – 366KW Grid-tied Photovoltaic System

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY The Department Of Environmental Affairs is the first 6-star rated Green Building in South Africa. A 366kW grid-tied PV system is installed on the roof of the building and supplies approximately 10% of the annual energy needs of the building. Scope of work included the Engineering and Design, Installation and Commissioning of the […]

Siemens – Hybrid System

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY SAR Electronic SA has designed, installed and commissioned two Off-Grid Solar Hybrid Systems to supply power to the construction sites of two 50 MW Solar Power Plants in De Aar and Droogfontein. Each system consists of 60kW photovoltaic modules, inverters to take the direct current supplied by the modules and convert it into […]

Activate Architecture – 5.1 kW Grid-tied Photovoltaic System with Battery Backup

ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY Activate architecture an architectural design firm based in Rosebank Johannesburg, decided to take action in the midst of the South African Energy crisis by investing in a Photovoltaic System with Battery Backup. A 5.1 kW PV System is installed on the roof of the building supplying 70% of the annual energy needs. System […]

BMW South Africa – Fully Integrated Quality Management System

INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION Andon is a system to notify management, maintenance, and other workers of a quality or process problem. The centrepiece is a signboard incorporating signal lights to indicate which workstation has the problem. The alert is activated manually by a worker using a pull cord or button. The system includes a means to stop […]

BMW South Africa – Feed line Buffer

INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION The Paint shop feed line Buffer features Type Management utilising image recognition technology. This allows for more effective batching of vehicle models and speeds up the production process. Communication to the shuttles is achieved via Optical Data Links which allows the shuttle to move long distances without being hardwired.

Genio Coffee Roaster

INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION Genio Intelligent Roasters is a company specialized in the production of high-quality, handcrafted Coffee Roasting Machines. Each machine is individually adapted to the respective customer requirements – the customer base ranges from small coffee shops to large coffee roasters all around the world. The first machines were operated manually, with only some of […]

MA Automotive – Assembly Cells BMW F30

INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION The BMW F30 is an internal corporate chassis designation for the BMW 3 series. The series is the sixth generation of the BMW 3 series range of compact cars. MA Automotive has been awarded the contract to manufacture and supply several body parts for this specific BMW model. This involved not only the […]