SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine


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Traceability for tobacco manufacturer
SICK Automation South Africa recently installed 120 image-based 2D barcode readers across multiple scanning stations in a South African tobacco manufacturing plant. The cigarette manufacturer was looking ...

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EtherCAT measurement modules extended
System-integrated precision measurement technology for efficient machines and test benches.

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Power supply protects against hour-long power failures
Siemens has upgraded its Sitop PSU8600 power supply system with the addition of new supplementary modules to transform it into an uninterruptible DC power supply. To achieve this, the new DC UPS module ...

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Latest articles

New app scans TeSys GV4 circuit breakers
Schneider Electric South Africa, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

Schneider Electric has released a TeSys GV4 multifunction mobile app that connects to its new TeSys GV4 motor circuit breaker to provide basic and advanced protection settings configuration, using a near ...
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Schubert & Salzer adds GS4 series
Macsteel Fluid Control, Valves, Actuators & Pump Control

Sliding gate valves optimised for pressures up to 160 bar.
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ABB unveils latest DCS upgrade
ABB South Africa, PLCs, DCSs & Controllers

Originally launched in 1994, Freelance is ABB’s DCS solution for process industries. It combines the advantages of a DCS with the PLC, and is characterised by ease-of-use, scalability, flexibility and ...
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International analytica trade fair to arrive in SA in 2019
News

International exhibition organiser, Messe Muenchen South Africa, has acquired Lab Africa, South Africa’s only laboratory and analysis trade fair, set to deliver a bigger exhibition with broader reach ...
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Klaus Endress turns 70
Endress+Hauser, News

Klaus Endress, current President of the Supervisory Board of the Endress+Hauser Group, who also served for many years as CEO, celebrated his 70th birthday on 9 December 2018. He was born in 1948, the ...
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Advanced sugar technology from Bosch
News

With 55 years’ experience in the sugar sector, Bosch Projects offers a comprehensive service globally, which encompasses strategic planning and feasibility studies, sugar technology development, project ...
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FIRST Tech Challenge: SA Qualifying Tournament 2019
News

Teams and spectators are invited to the FIRST Tech Challenge South African Qualifying Tournament, a competition whereby school children get exposed to engineering principles, software programming and ...
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Unobtrusive approach to digitalisation
Parker Hannifin Sales Company South, IT in Manufacturing

As Industry 4.0 continues to unfold, increasing numbers of manufacturers, big and small, are seeking the best opportunities to increase the automation of their industrial processes and improve productivity. ...
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VEGA Controls SA appoints new managing director
VEGA Controls SA, News

VEGA Controls SA has announced the appointment of Fredrick Streicher as the company’s new managing director, effective from 1 January.    He has been with the company for the last 13 years where he was ...
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IoT.nxt delivers results at schools in the USA
IoT.nxt, News

Energy cost savings are already being realised at several schools in Florida, USA, that chose IoT.nxt’s solution to deliver energy optimisation and reduce consumption. Since installation started in September, ...
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Effective level sensors
GHM Messtechnik SA, Level Measurement & Control

Val.co offers a range of affordable and effective level sensors that have applications across all sectors of industry, but that benefit, in particular, the tank building sector. The range includes small ...
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Infrared technology in the food and beverage industry
Comtest, Temperature Measurement

Keeping production strictly on schedule in any facet of the food and beverage industry, whether it be pumps, conveyors or electrical connections, means downtime is not an option. Comtest advocates including ...
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Conveyor systems for grain applications
Motion Control & Drives

BLTWorld offers dependable solutions for specific problems at the transfer points of conveyor systems in bulk materials handling, for example, grain in the food and beverage industry. “ScrapeTec Trading’s ...
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Fast optical data transmission
Countapulse Controls, Sensors & Transducers

The Leuze DDLS 500 optical data transceiver has a high optical transmission rate of 100 Mbit/s. This photoelectric sensor allows data transmission without cabling and without interference. Gerry Bryant, ...
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Yokogawa adds OpreX redundancy
Yokogawa South Africa, IT in Manufacturing

Yokogawa has announced a platform that enables software packages to run on general-purpose computers in a redundant configuration, which has been added to its OpreX Control and Safety System family. This ...
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Bosch Rexroth introduces latest transfer system
Tectra Automation, Motion Control & Drives

By optimising existing components and integrating new modules into its TS 5 conveyor system for heavy loads, Bosch Rexroth has enhanced its already impressive flexibility to meet the requirements of an ...
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Rockwell Automation expands power range
Rockwell Automation, Electrical Power & Protection

Rockwell Automation has expanded the power ranges and capabilities of TotalForce technology for its Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755T AC drives. The drives now offer an expanded power range, helping engineers ...
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Emerson drives faster response times
Emerson Automation Solutions, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

Emerson has released AMS Inspection Rounds, a new application for the AMS Trex Device Communicator that will make it easier for operations teams to capture, report and respond to abnormal plant conditions ...
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