System Integration & Control Systems Design
Recovery of nutrients from wastewater
December 2017, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives
Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies (Ostara) based in Vancouver, Canada, has become a leader in the recovery of nutrients. The company uses a special technique to remove pollutants from wastewater and
Hybrid Automation supplies control for fertiliser plant in Zimbabwe
December 2017, Hybrid Automation
Grow Agriculture is a significant industry player, manufacturing and distributing fertilisers and chemicals in Zimbabwe. Its client base includes the largest sugar estates, tobacco merchants, brewers
CSI’s customer-centric focus underpins its quality market offering
November 2017, Control Systems Integration
A high level of business ethics, coupled with quality of workmanship, exemplary skill levels and experience of staff members, together with its dedicated focus on delivering added-value industrial solutions,
PC-based control for process automation
November 2017, Beckhoff Automation
HART functionality integrated in TwinCAT software and I/O system.
Future-proof assembly concept for high-end shavers
November 2017, Omron Electronics
Philips chooses Omron technology for reliable production of shaving devices.
Safe and reliable steel production
November 2017, Endress+Hauser
Endress+Hauser’s dedicated measurement and software for steel production.
Integrated automation system optimises wire binding
October 2017, Beckhoff Automation
PC-based control and drive technology for fully automated paper and print processing.
Endress+Hauser ready for the IIoT
October 2017, Endress+Hauser
The industrial Internet has gained traction in the mining industry, but what is really behind it?
Water crisis puts plant operating efficiencies under pressure
October 2017, Schneider Electric South Africa
As South Africa’s water resources dwindle under endemic drought and rapid urbanisation, it is imperative that water efficiency be achieved in the plants and processes that deliver drinking water, as well
Digital indicator for process monitoring applications
October 2017, 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,
The future is digital
October 2017, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives
Secure new competitive advantages through greater flexibility, quality and energy efficiency.
Designing packaging machines with PC-based control and XTS
September 2017, Beckhoff Automation
Flexibility, efficiency and sustainable use of resources are the core points that designers and users of packaging machines are currently focusing on in light of Industrie 4.0 and changing customer needs.
Tectra Automation’s tin spraying system for Bakesure
September 2017, Tectra Automation
Tectra Automation recently designed and supplied the Tectra 650 automatic tin spraying system for Bakesure Ingredient Suppliers, one of Africa’s leading baking ingredients and solutions providers. After
Solve current loop issues forever
September 2017, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Instrument loop problems are frustrating at the best of times and can be really time-consuming affairs to solve. Most of the time, these problems are related to isolation and ground faults. Thankfully,
A deviation matching approach to pressure override control
September 2017, SAIMC
Seeing the words ‘deviation matching’ as part of a control philosophy might let the reader’s mind wander toward compressor control, and specifically load balancing, as that is where the term is so often
Pneumatics or electrics
September 2017, Festo
Important points to bear in mind when it comes to choosing the right technology.
Digitalisation in coal gasification improves efficiency
September 2017, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives
A digital twin allowed virtual testing of the new plant prior to actual commissioning.
The expanding scope of automation events and alerts
Detecting, reporting, and responding to abnormal situations or events are all important functional elements of a complete process automation strategy. Traditional control systems present this information
Hybrid safety I/O module
August 2017, RET Automation Controls
Turck’s TBIP offers another hybrid safety block I/O module that combines standard and safety outputs in a single device – in this case for Ethernet/IP and CIP Safety. The TBPN model for Profinet/Profisafe
Fast and flexible format changes paired with high speed
August 2017, Beckhoff Automation
PC-based control platform revolutionises vertical form-fill-seal machine concept.
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