System Integration & Control Systems Design
Successful control system cutover at Saudi Aramco processing plant
July 2016, Emerson Process Management SA
For a complex of this size, an involuntary shutdown would mean great losses in production, which would negatively affect the company. In 2008, Abqaiq Plants team recognised potential challenges were on
Some things change, some stay the same
July 2016, Iritron
Alwyn Rautenbach shares his thoughts on Iritron and the evolution of the system integrator business in South Africa.
eXtreme fast control for conveyor belt monitoring
July 2016, Beckhoff Automation
High-precision measurement technology provides early detection of belt damage.
Rockwell Automation supplies control system for Umgeni Water
July 2016, Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation has supplied the control system that will automate one of the largest bulk potable water infrastructure projects in KwaZulu-Natal: Lower Thukela Bulk Water Supply Scheme, constructed
Turck’s new Argee
July 2016, RET Automation Controls
Turn I/O devices into field logic controllers.
EtherCAT-Master CPUs for the Simatic world
“VIPA always thinks in terms of its customers and seeks solutions that did not exist before”. This statement is particularly true for the new EtherCAT CPUs. With completion of the development work on
PCS Global: Building an extensive footprint through differentiation
PCS Global’s team has a combined engineering experience of 100 years, dating back to 1986. In 2012, the company was formed from a merger of ACS and Controllec, both operational since 2009. The company’s
Abacus monitors remote sites
July 2016, Abacus Automation
Abacus Automation was approached by a natural gas supplier to provide a solution that would allow remote monitoring of end customer sites. Prior to the implementation of this solution, the customer relied
Adroit Technologies lead in the M2M space
June 2016, Adroit Technologies
Locally developed Mind2Machine solutions awarded MTN Best of Breed Award.
Control system upgrade at RBCT stabilises plant-critical operations
June 2016, Wonderware Southern Africa
The company equipment includes 5 tipplers, 10 stacker-reclaimers, 4 ship loaders and a number of high-speed conveyors. However, the existing terminal control system (TCS) no longer aligned with RBCT’s
Synchronising industrial Ethernet networks
This article examines two different approaches to industrial Ethernet network synchronisation.
Process optimisation through integrated condition monitoring
June 2016, Beckhoff Automation
In addition to the design and implementation of new systems, as well as modernisation of existing production machines, TAR develops system solutions in the areas of motion control and condition monitoring.
June 2016, SA Gauge
Quality instrumentation increases accuracy and reliability for OEMs.
Scada Review 2016
June 2016, Technews Publishing, SCADA/HMI
The subject projects of this year’s scada review are each 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 depressed
InfoU from LS Industrial Systems
June 2016, Ana-Digi Systems
A scada designed to give information when and where it is needed.
ABB Instrumentation for bleaching of pulp suspensions
May 2016, ABB South Africa
Unbleached pulp has a brown colour due to the remaining lignin of the mechanical pulp. As a result, the pulp requires bleaching to achieve the required quality for producing white paper.
Case History 148: Discussion on a crazy control strategy
May 2016, Michael Brown Control Engineering
I have received some comments from Saul Mtakula, a control engineer originally from Zimbabwe but now residing in Canada, about one of my Case History articles, No. 126, published in 2012 under the heading
Counter engineered for simplicity and reliability
May 2016, Countapulse Controls
Suitable for a wide range of applications such as time control, position indication, control of rotation speed and batch counting, the Hengstler Tico 772 multifunctional counter is extremely easy to use.
Addressing water issues through portable treatment plants
April 2016, Festo
Can skid mounted water treatment plants help South Africa address its water scarcity challenges?
Ease your vacuum generation
April 2016, SMC Pneumatics South Africa
In response to increasing demand for integrated vacuum generation systems, SMC has launched its new Series ZHP vacuum pad with ejector. An energy-efficient single compact unit, the ZHP can be easily mounted
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