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SA Instrumentation & Control Buyers' Guide

Technews Industry Guide - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation

Technews Industry Guide - Wireless 2015

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Rockwell Automation ­demonstrates oil and gas expertise
September 2015, Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation demonstrated its extensive control, safety and process automation expertise in the oil and gas industry at Offshore Europe 2015, with a clear message to exhibition visitors: you can ...

Case History 143: Report after optimisation exercise – Part 4.
August 2015, Michael Brown Control Engineering

This is the fourth article taken from a report which was prepared for various departments in a process company after some optimisation work was performed for them. (The other three articles were published ...

Dehn provides safety for automation systems
July 2015, Dehn Protection South Africa

Failure of automation systems, and the resulting drop in production capacities, can result in enormous costs for manufacturing companies. Therefore, high availability is critical for both measuring and ...

Case History 142: Report after optimisation exercise – Part 3.
June 2015, Michael Brown Control Engineering, This Week's Editor's Pick

This is the third article taken from a report which was prepared for various departments in a process company after some optimisation work was performed for them. (The other two articles were published ...

Locally built spanner grinding solution is a winner
Technews Industry Guide - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2015, Motion Tronic

Every machine builder’s dream is to make use of the latest technologies to design and build a machine from the ground up – to do something that has not been done before. Using a Kuka KR6 R900 Agilus Robot, ...

A sustainable star in South Africa
May 2015

Paper and pulp producer Sappi has been producing high-quality dissolving wood pulp at its ­Ngodwana mill in South Africa since 2013. Valmet’s unique dissolving fiber line concept resulted in a flexible and sustainable solution.

Honeywell to maintain control systems for Sasol
April 2015, Honeywell ACS South Africa

Assurance 360 program will provide ongoing services and support to Sasol synthetic fuels and chemicals plant.

Four-channel analog output module
April 2015, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation

Jumo’s range of mTRON T measurement, control and automation systems now offer a new feature in the form of a four channel analog output. With its universal input/output modules and flexible connection ...

Something extra for everyone in Simatic PCS 7
April 2015, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives

Version upgrade of field-proven control system brings higher efficiency.

Case History 141: Report after optimisation exercise - Part 2
April 2015, Michael Brown Control Engineering

The first part of a report, published in Case History 140 (February), showed successes obtained and problems uncovered in an optimisation exercise in a particular process plant that takes optimisation ...

New modular control architectures offer potential to increase end user value
April 2015

With few exceptions, control architecture has changed little over the past 40 years. However, advances in processing power, network technologies and software, will enable greater value for end users in ...

Becker Mining expands CAS capabilities
March 2015, Becker Mining South Africa

Loco management system ensures operation of underground locomotives.

Case History 140: Report after optimisation exercise
February 2015, Michael Brown Control Engineering

There is a particular continuous process plant in South Africa that takes base layer control loop optimisation extremely seriously. (Many other plants unfortunately do not, which to me is terribly sad.) ...

Honeywell’s new alarm ­management technology
February 2015, Honeywell ACS South Africa

Helping to make plants and pipelines safer and more productive.

Rockwell Automation delivers control solution at Impala
January 2015, Rockwell Automation

PlantPAx system extended to reduce refrigeration costs and improve efficiency.

Force monitoring for manual presses
December 2014, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation

German instrumentation specialist, Burster, has introduced its new ForceMaster 9110 to monitor both complex and simple manual press operations in manufacturing and assembly processes. The device monitors ...

Case History 139: The importance of measurements and dynamics.
November 2014, Michael Brown Control Engineering

One of the first laws of process control states that you cannot control what you cannot measure. However, although instrument practitioners all know this they very often forget it. I think this is largely ...

Rockwell Automation’s high-­pressure mist fire suppression
November 2014, Rockwell Automation

The Rockwell Automation installations of automation instrumentation for controlling conveyor belt speed and sequencing can include a fire suppression system in the form of a Fogtec high-pressure water ...

Pervasive sensing changes the fundamentals of automation
November 2014, Emerson Process Management SA

Wireless technology coupled with a reduction in the cost of sensor technology is driving a new era in industrial automation.

PlantStruxure PES shines at Xperience Efficiency
October 2014, Schneider Electric South Africa

Schneider Electric combines control applications, supervision and field devices under one ­integrated software platform.

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