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Does edge computing have the edge?
Implementing artificial intelligence in industrial manufacturing

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Cobot solves packaging problems
A client of Hybrid Automation produces multiple products that are exported throughout the world. The plant is constantly under pressure to meet customer requirements and relies heavily on automation to ...

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Swellendam’s Technology Winter School
On an otherwise ordinary working day during 2015, Wynand Kotzé and Johan Reyneke discussed the ‘challenges’ young people face when making a career choice. They both had children about to finish school ...

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Control loop question answered
Michael Brown Control Engineering, Editor's Choice

Control loop expert Michael Brown recently received a question from reader, Hansell Williams. The question relates to applying neural network and machine learning concepts to plant automation and control. ...
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MESA aligns with Africa Automation Fair to promote next level industry automation
Reed Exhibitions, News

MESA Africa has aligned with Africa Automation Fair for the first time this year, to help drive the next level of industry automation in South Africa. Vice chairman, Gerhard Greeff, explains that MESA’s ...
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Emerson acquires KNet software
Emerson Automation Solutions, News

Emerson has announced the acquisition of KnowledgeNet (KNet) software from Tunisia-based Integration Objects. KNet’s unique analytics application software accelerates digital transformation initiatives ...
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BI set to add ContiTech belts to its range
News

Bearings International (BI) is set to add to its basket of premium brands following a visit by the ContiTech Power Transmission Group to discuss a local distribution agreement for its belt ranges. These ...
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Endress+Hauser expands patent portfolio
Endress+Hauser, News

The number of patents submitted by the Endress+Hauser Group continues to rise. As reported during the annual Innovators’ Meeting held this year in France, the Group submitted 287 initial patents in 2018, ...
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Future Production Technologies Conference
News

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution will herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management and governance,” says Bob Williamson, chair of the Future Production Technologies Conference ...
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UJ career day for engineers
News

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) recently held a career day for engineers, organised by the student chapter of the SA Institute of Mechanical Engineering. A wide range of representatives from industry ...
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Scada Review 2019
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), System Integration & Control Systems Design

The subject projects of this year’s Scada Review are a worthy reflection of the effort put in by the respondent end-users, SIs and vendors. It is encouraging to see that even in these times of economic ...
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Scada Review 2019: AVEVA, Schneider Electric
System Integration & Control Systems Design

      End–user responses    General    Q: Briefly describe the application including information on any pre-existing control system. The client has been using Citect SCADA V6.1 with Windows XP and Windows ...
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Scada Review 2019: Adroit Technologies
System Integration & Control Systems Design

      End–user responses    General    Q: Briefly describe the application including information on any pre-existing control system. This end user is implementing the Smart City project using IoT enabled devices ...
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Festo to go digital at Automation Expo
Festo, News

The world is currently undergoing radical digital transformation, which is viewed as an implementation of digital technologies in all sectors, including the automation industry. As a company that continuously ...
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Powder coating cure performance
R&C Instrumentation, Temperature Measurement

In any industrial paint or powder coating operation, getting the paint cure correct is critical to both the physical and cosmetic performance of the product. To get the best out of the coating, it is ...
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UPS with integrated power supply and USB interface
Phoenix Contact, Electrical Power & Protection

Supplying critical DC loads safely, increased system availability, confined spaces, and tough ambient conditions present system designers and operators with a variety of challenges.
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Multi-colour touch sensors with ­IO-Link
ifm - South Africa, Sensors & Transducers

The new multi-colour touch sensors from ifm bring flexible adaptation to any application. Where many different sensors were required before, one individually adjustable sensor is sufficient today. The ...
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SKF solution saves capex for mining customer
SKF South Africa, News

When a long-standing customer in the platinum sector required assistance to salvage its spherical roller bearings, SKF came to the fore. Through its in-depth remanufacturing expertise and capabilities, ...
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Hyflo Southern Africa incorporated into BMG’s Fluid Technology division
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, News

The Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings has incorporated Hyflo Southern Africa into BMG’s Fluid Technology Division. This development is a positive move for both companies and for the ...
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Pressure transmitters for mobile equipment
Turck Banner, Pressure Measurement & Control

In order to provide solutions for use in mobile equipment, Turck has expanded its portfolio of pressure sensors with the introduction of the PT1100/2100 transmitters. This includes mining, forestry, agricultural ...
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What is the next big thing in Coriolis mass flowmeters?
KROHNE, Mass Measurement

With such fast moving technology it can be difficult to forecast the ‘next big thing’, but it is possible to focus on two recent developments that look set to influence the market in the near future: high capacity flowmeters; and the ability of Coriolis meters to measure liquids with entrained gas.
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