The branch technology evenings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at our new venue – the offices of IoT.nxt, with invites sent via e-mail. Unfortunately, at present only around 30% of subscribers open the invites and attendance is rather low, so we are looking at changing the behaviour and are open for ideas. For now we will offer a small incentive, probably in the form of a gift voucher from a shop/centre in Tshwane. Those who win this lucky draw at the technology evening will be entered into a competition to join the branch committee at the prestigious national gala dinner.
If one considers www.cbe.org.za it seems that ‘Identification of Work’ will be implemented/enforced soon, which means that CPD points and professional status will have an impact on us. Attending technology meetings will help! Please see below the schedule for the next few months. We still have a few open spaces, so, as always, feel free to propose a topic:
• April 3: sponsored by WIKA. Topic to be advised.
• May 8: sponsored by Swagelok. Topic to be advised.
• June 5: sponsored by IoT.nxt. topic to be advised.
• July 3: sponsored by Endress+Hauser (international speaker).
The branch invites companies (OEMs, agencies, system integrators, consultants etc.) in and around Tshwane who have an interest in industrial automation to join as a branch patron – an entity that supports our organisation. The SAIMC, an ECSA recognised Voluntary Association, strives to promote our profession through focus in three strategic areas: Education and Training; Growth; and Thought Leadership, all of which have project initiatives associated with them. These are implemented at both national and regional level. At national level, emphasis is placed on strategic initiatives and engagement takes place with different government and other bodies, while at branch level, emphasis is placed on ‘grassroots’ development.
SAIMC: From the President’s desk April 2019, SAIMC
In the pursuit of betterment, in an ideal world, we would like to think that every person, can, as a minimum, choose to leave this world in a better state than they found it. For each of us this might ...
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, SAIMC Is your data really yours?
This question was posed by Mark Dilchert of Integr8. With cloud-based storage and communication, a company’s data goes in one end, (usually) comes out the other, without ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch April 2019, SAIMC
Industrial process control is normally achieved by manipulating operating temperatures, pressures, levels and flow rates, with the aim being to produce an end product of proven quality while optimising ...
Read more...SAIMC: From the President’s desk March 2019, SAIMC
Sitting here writing another article on my cellphone, realising it’s 2019 and we have technology available to us that people could not even imagine when I was born, is quite a revelation. A sobering moment ...
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, SAIMC Technology evening: What is a cobot?
First of all, what is a robot? Dictionary definitions vary, but the gist is that it is a machine which takes the place of a human being (so those things at street ...
Read more...SAIMC: Tshwane branch March 2019, SAIMC
The highlight of 2018 was the end-of-year dinner enjoyed by members and the committee at Cheers in Irene. We were fortunate to have Ina and Johan Maartens join us as well. Another noteworthy item was ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch March 2019, SAIMC
The AGM was held at the Durban Country Club on 6 February. A respectable audience of 23 members, six Patrons and one student member, gathered to attend the proceedings which ran smoothly under John Owen-Ellis’ ...
Read more...SAIMC: Secunda branch March 2019, SAIMC
The branch AGM took place on 17 January. In order to keep the momentum of the last two years, the committee remained unchanged, with the exception of the loss of two reliable members, Xandri Cornelisen ...
Read more...SAIMC: Zambia branch March 2019, SAIMC
Three SAIMC members from Zambia took part in the Technical Education Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) Stakeholders Consultative Workshop from 21-23 January at the Moba Motel in Kitwe.