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SA Instrumentation & Control Buyers' Guide

System Integration & Control Systems Design
The future is digital
October 2017, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives

Secure new competitive advantages through greater flexibility, quality and energy efficiency.

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, ...

Pneumatics or electrics
September 2017, Festo

Important points to bear in mind when it comes to choosing the right technology.

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.

Digitalisation in coal gasification improves efficiency
September 2017, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives

A digital twin allowed virtual testing of the new plant prior to actual commissioning.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Fast and flexible format changes paired with high speed
August 2017, Beckhoff Automation

PC-based control platform revolutionises vertical form-fill-seal machine concept.

HMI systems for marine engine room operation
August 2017, Stahl Esaco

The operating conditions in an engine room posed a particular challenge to the design of an HMI system. These conditions necessitated a closed explosion-protected system that would also be able to withstand ...

The expanding scope of automation events and alerts
August 2017

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 ...

Ai2SA integrates weighing machine via Profibus DP
August 2017, Ai2SA

Architects Integrating Industry (Ai2SA) was recently contracted to resolve the integration of Process Automation UniPro 4 weighing units with a Mitsubishi Q-series PLC. The company was called to site ...

Advanced traffic management system
August 2017, RJ Connect

An advanced traffic management system (ATMS) integrates multiple technologies to monitor and control traffic flow. Real-time traffic data collected from cameras and speed sensors is sent to a traffic ...

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 ...

Moore’s integrated solutions find favour in various applications across the globe
August 2017, Moore Process Controls

Moore Process Controls is a privately held company, with a track record spanning 32 years. As testimony to its outstanding delivery record much of the business is from repeat customers – in some cases ...

Autotronix celebrates 20 years of project engineering and plant control excellence in South Africa and USA
August 2017, Autotronix

Autotronix, a midsize EPC company based in Durban, with offices in Vereeniging, celebrates its 20-year anniversary this year. Launched by project engineers Collin Chetty and Haroon Bassa, Autotronix from ...

TwinCAT OPC UA: standardised communication with information modelling from controller to cloud
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things 2017, Beckhoff Automation

As a long-term active partner of the OPC Foundation, Beckhoff was among the earliest adopters to implement the OPC UA standard in many innovative ways.

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