Technology can be a wonderful thing. We have resources that allow us to talk face to face with people thousands of kilometres away. We have the ability to order equipment, furniture, food, or clothing online, without stepping out of our homes. And yet we all need human interaction and the correct data available to be able to do all this.
Technology works in a similar manner within industry. Industry requires the correct human input, communication and parameters (flow, density, temperature and pressure) for all to work coherently. In a way that forms a unified whole, if one or more of the measuring principles are wrong or not there, errors would occur. Your output would deviate from your expected results.
The questions raised for each new line, plant, area or application, should be ensuring that we have understood correctly what is required for the process and the end result. How important is the old thought process of stop, think, plan and do? Instead of doing things out of familiarity, we should always check and plan before taking the next step.
Read more...SAIMC: Vaal branch July 2020, SAIMC
The branch held an online technical evening on 3 June, which was presented by SICK Automation. Our presenter, Dustin Naicker, has more than 9 years’ experience in analytical instrumentation and analysers. ...
Read more...SAIMC: Cape Town branch July 2020, SAIMC
Technology evenings: Out with the new, in with the old… or not?
With the lockdown slowly lifting and life stabilising into a new normal, we at the branch are grateful that another technology event ...
Read more...SAIMC: From the office of the CEO June 2020, SAIMC
President Cyril Ramaphosa rightly stated in his letter of 11 May: “Imposing a nation-wide lockdown gave our country a strategic advantage. It bought us valuable time to prepare our health system and put ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch June 2020, SAIMC
Here we are at the end of May, still in lockdown Level 4. While we at the Johannesburg branch are doing our best to bring technology to our loyal members, there is still nothing like the human touch.
Read more...SAIMC: Vaal branch June 2020, SAIMC
On 5 March the first coronavirus case was recorded in South Africa. The government reacted swiftly and called for a nationwide lockdown which commenced on 27 March 2020. Since then there have been extensions ...
Read more...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 ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch May 2020, SAIMC
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 ...