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EMERSON HELPS LIFE SCIENCE MANUFACTURERS ACHIEVE RIGHT-FIRST-TIME PRODUCTION WITH UPGRADED MANUFACTURING EXECUTION SOFTWARE “Emerson continues to solve life science industry needs with innovations such as the latest release of Syncade Workflow,” says John Nita, vice president sales and product management for life sciences. “We are committed to help manufacturers achieve their operational goals, and Workflow helps them achieve faster compliance and deliver quality medicines to patients sooner.” Enhancements to Syncade MES Workflow v4.9 application provide operators with an action-oriented, efficient, and secure environment for faster and more precise manufacturing recipe execution. Emerson Automation Solutions has released the Syncade manufacturing execution system (MES) Workflow version 4.9 application to help life science manufacturers reduce time to market and streamline batch records and compliance. Workflow version 4.9 includes a faster and more dynamic user environment including embedded step-by-step guidance that gives operators the tools needed to execute recipes accurately. New capabilities in Workflow provide operators with one-touch access to critical information such as equipment readiness and previews of upcoming recipe steps. In addition, operators can collaborate by logging questions or comments in the Workflow application. The new version makes regulatory compliance easier because Syncade Workflow v4.9 prevents operators from deviating from a validated process. Electronic signatures enable recipe compliance by tracking and documenting approved activities. The latest release adds a web-based application and offers flexible access via tablets and computers as well as faster data transfer and user-input response. In addition, because Workflow is a thin-client application, installation on workstations is eliminated and application maintenance is reduced. For more information on Syncade Workflow, visit About Emerson Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions for customers in industrial, commercial, and consumer markets around the world. Sales in fiscal 2015 were .3 billion. For more information, visit Emerson Further information is available from: Rob Smith, Sales Manager, South & East Africa Emerson Automation Solutions Tel: 011 451 3700 E-mail: Web: “Exceeding Expectations” KIRA VALVES & ENGINEERING BBBEE Level 1 | ISO 9001:2008 |OHSAS 18001:2007 • Valve Refurbishment • Site Work • Valve Trading • CNC & Conventional Engineering • Machining, Manufacturing & Modification • Fabrication & Strainers • Sandblasting & Spray Painting +27(011) 614 0150/0024/0537 29

SKF PARTICIPATES IN RAIDS AGAINST RETAILERS OF COUNTERFEIT BEARINGS Three simultaneous raids in China are the latest in efforts to combat the sale of counterfeit bearings SKF has participated in three simultaneous raids against retailers of counterfeit bearings in China. The raids, which were led by Chinese police, resulted in the seizure of counterfeit bearings which may otherwise have been sold to industrial customers and end-users. Tina Astrom, Director, Group Brand Protection, says: “Counterfeit products are often associated with luxury and consumer brands, but they are also a problem for industrial customers in almost all regions. Although the sale of counterfeit bearings is a problem in China, Chinese law enforcement is very proactive and supported by a legal framework that enables taking action against counterfeiters.” “Amongst the seized goods, there was a counterfeit large-size cylindrical roller bearing. The bearing had severe visible damage, suggesting that it had not been able to meet the performance needs of the machine in which it was installed. The damage was so severe, the failure of the counterfeit bearing would most likely have created substantial damage to its surrounding machinery, resulting in unplanned production downtime and financial implications for the end-user.” Every year, SKF’s brand protection team participates in more than 100 raids against retailers, distributors and manufacturers of counterfeit products, half of which take place in China. SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in 2015 were SEK 75 997 million and the number of employees was 46 635. ® SKF is a registered trademark of the SKF Group. BeyondZero is a trademark of the SKF Group. 30


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