The last technology evening was held in March, and as we headed into lockdown we reluctantly cancelled future technology events pending the reopening of the country. There is much discussion about whether things will ever go back to normal in the guise that we know it, that the new normal will not be the same, and therefore this is a time of change and new challenges. We know that some things have served us well in the past and we would now be wise to leave them behind, but we also know that technology evenings in their current format work for all the right reasons, and so should not be left behind. Therefore, they are merely on hold. But, what we can and are taking out of this is that we can build on and augment the current model – reaching new audiences through technology and doing things remotely whilst we can’t all get together. We will keep everybody posted.
Sadly, playing golf remotely isn’t an option and we have, reluctantly, and after much debate, decided to postpone our July golf day. Watch this space for new dates.
SAIMC: Vaal branch May 2020, SAIMC
At the last technology evening, Albert Louw, mobile control systems specialist from ifm electronic, gave a presentation on control systems for mobile machines, applicable to all mobile vehicles from transport ...
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, SAIMC Technology evening: Introduction to Profibus
What an interesting time and age we are in. If anyone predicted what future would be knocking on our doors in 2020, they would be a millionaire.
Read more...SAIMC: From the office of the CEO May 2020, SAIMC
Amidst the turmoil of the latest coronavirus pandemic and the recent downgrade of South African government debt to junk, I’ve begun to wonder whatever happened to traditional values like responsibility ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch May 2020, SAIMC
IIoT/Industry4.0/4IR – they cover a large area and don’t always mean the same thing. So how do we define any of these terms? Basically, they are about improving manufacturing efficiency, largely through ...
Read more...SAIMC: From the office of the CEO April 2020, SAIMC
South Africa has experienced terrible crimes against humanity over the years and somehow survived them. The idea of this letter is not to discuss who murdered who first, or who took whose country – if ...
Read more...SAIMC: Vaal branch April 2020, SAIMC
At the recent technology evening, Lloyd Townsend, product support specialist from Wika, presented on IIoT with a focus on digitalisation within our industries.
He said that there are many buzz words ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch April 2020, SAIMC
The branch held its most recent technology evening at the Durban Country Club on 4 March. Neil Burger, a specialist in ifm’s industrial networking department, gave a presentation which started at process ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch April 2020, SAIMC
Who would have thought that tubing could be such an interesting topic? Alan Aldum of Swagelok entertained a good turnout at the Johannesburg Branch meeting in February. He fascinated them with insights ...
Read more...SAIMC: Cape Town branch April 2020, SAIMC
, SAIMC Cybersecurity for industrial control systems
At SAIMC Cape Town’s recent technology evening held at Aurecon conference centre, Adriaan van Wyk presented a short introduction to the ICS Practical Risk ...
Read more...SAIMC: From the office of the CEO March 2020, SAIMC
Yes, you are at the right place – the president of the SAIMC position has been replaced by that of the CEO (yours truly).
I would like to thank Annemarie for the wonderful work she has done as president ...