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Cool camera

Sometimes the most critical infrared images needed are those that are almost impossible to take. With a full 180 degree articulating lens and 14,5cm touchscreen, the new Fluke TiX520 infrared camera, available through Comtest, allows thermographers to easily navigate over, under, and around objects to preview and capture images with ease. The camera is ideal for predictive maintenance and utility applications where flexibility and higher resolution are essential to the success of the task.

For more information contact 010 595 1821

Pump protection

Pumps and motors, including borehole and booster pumps are susceptible to damage from undervoltage burning out its windings, or at least reducing its useful life. Overvoltage and power back surges associated with return of mains power potentially damage all electrical and electronic equipment.

Sollatek Electronic’s Voltshield AVS3P-0 protects from overvoltage and undervoltage on any one of the three phases as well as loss of one or more phases. The AVS3P-0 is designed to operate an external control circuit or contactor which may be part of a motor starter or other equipment. The AVS3P-0 has a volt-free changeover contact as an output.

For more information contact 0027 (0)11 788 1614

Diverse detection

The LMX200 Ground Penetrating Radar, available through SA Leak Detection, is a utility location tool that helps expand your locating capabilities.

The new and breakthrough dynamic target enhancement technology acts like three GPRs in one and optimises views of small, medium and large targets. The product helps detect both shallow and deep targets simultaneously, locating plastic, asbestos, concrete pipes and structures. Features include 3D depth slicing, field interpretations, map view on-site display, geo referenced output, screen captures and USB data transfer.

For more information contact 0027 (0)11 425 3379

Risk slasher

DIY enthusiasts can ensure precisely accurate cutting results while eliminating the risk of shattering tiles, using the Bosch PTC 470 tile cutter, which features an innovative slashing and breaking technique.

The product features a die-cast aluminium base plate with rubber feet and a clamping device to eliminate shifting during use. The user simply has to place the tile against the guide edges at the front of the tool. The integrated spring mechanism on the cutters adapt to the thickness of the tile. The titanium-coated cutting wheel at the bottom of the scoring lever is slid over the entire tile using light pressure. The breaking stamp integrated into the sides is then folded down, and used to break the tile cleanly at the slashing line.

For more information contact 0027 (0)11 651 9629

Technology on tap – Eco-friendly taps for a thirsty nation

One of the biggest culprits in the water-wastage game is the humble tap. A dripping tap can waste up to 20 000ℓ of water a year! A tap left running while homeowners brush their teeth or shaving can waste up to 80ℓ a minute. And so, as the plumber on the frontlines, installing eco-friendly or water-saving technology in homes and businesses can help save your clients money and conserve our most precious resource: water.

Read more: Technology on tap – Eco-friendly taps for a thirsty nation

Down the drain – The latest in flush technology

As South Africa’s water crisis deepens, it is important that plumbers and homeowners understand the latest in flush technology, because so much of our precious potable water is lost by flushing the toilet.

Read more: Down the drain – The latest in flush technology

The latest urinal tech helps conserve water

When you hear the word ‘urinal’, you’re likely to picture a smelly public men’s room. But, with the latest water-saving, odourless technology, what you should be picturing is a finely-designed piece of equipment that is eco-friendly, conserves water, and smells great too!

Read more: The latest urinal tech helps conserve water

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