System Integration & Control Systems Design
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
Robust I/O system classified for shipbuilding
April 2016, Phoenix Contact
Thanks to low noise emission in compliance with EMC Class B and its mechanical robustness, the Axioline F I/O system from Phoenix Contact fulfils the stringent requirements for automation in shipbuilding.
Process indicator for precision digital display
Technews Industry Guide - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2016, Loadtech Loadcells
The LT1200 panel mount process indicator is a precision digital indicator for interfacing to and measuring most process variables. The LT1200 is capable of measuring and processing variables such as mA,
Case History 147: Why base-layer feedback control is needed
April 2016, Michael Brown Control Engineering, This Week's Editor's Pick
A friend of mine was appointed to start an advanced control and optimisation group in a very large chemical plant and he hired a group of academically highly qualified young APC (advanced process control)
Strategic thinking grows SAM into a major market SI
April 2016, SAM Systems Automation & Management
From small beginnings in his garage, Claudio Agostinetto quickly grew Systems Automation & Management (SAM) into a multi-branch company that now occupies several buildings in Johannesburg, Durban, Saldanha,
Keep safe what is yours
Extreme Automation Projects’ cable reticulation monitoring and control system.
Are your processing applications letting you down?
March 2016, Festo
Your factory may have the latest and greatest handling equipment, but it could be leaking money, all because of a few un-optimised applications.
Simatic Migration Services make machines and systems future-proof
March 2016, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives
Simatic Migration Services enable companies to migrate to the latest Simatic technologies. This makes their legacy automation systems future-proof, increases plant availability and extends machine lifespan.
LBA leverages extensive experience base to provide turnkey solutions
Le Roux, Bouttell & Associates (LBA) was formed in July 2006 by Dave Le Roux and Leon Bouttell to fill a gap in the mining sector for detailed project engineering. Based in its own building in the heart
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