PLCs, DCSs, & Controllers
Flywheels support energy grids of the future
November 2015, Beckhoff Automation
Innovative storage solution balances grid fluctuations.
Machine control hardware for automation
November 2015, Omron Electronics
The machine automation controller (MAC) meets market needs more effectively than previous controller solutions.
Omron Sysmac NJ1 starter kit
November 2015, Omron Electronics
Machine automation controller including Sysmac Studio.
Detcon Model X40 integrated alarm and control system
November 2015, UIC Instrumentation
Detcon Model X40 is a low power alarm and control system designed to monitor multiple gas detection sensors and/or a wide range of other field devices. The versatile control system is designed to receive
Honeywell’s latest Experion LX release
October 2015, Honeywell ACS South Africa
Compact control system leverages Experion technology to enhance batch, scada and engineering capabilities.
Exploiting difficult offshore oil and gas fields
September 2015, Yokogawa South Africa
New drilling techniques allow producers to develop increasingly tough offshore oil and gas deposits.
Integrated control and drive technology from Beckhoff
September 2015, Beckhoff Automation
Scalable PC Control solution combines high-end PLC performance with CNC functionality in a door frame production line.
Schneider Electric updates home control solution
September 2015, Schneider Electric South Africa
Schneider Electric has announced significant updates to its Wiser Home Control, an integrated control solution that interlinks electrical, multimedia and telecommunications in a single home automation
Evolution of control in manufacturing and automation
September 2015, AC/DC Dynamics
Initially control and sequencing in big manufacturing concerns was mainly composed of relays, cam timers, dedicated closed-loop controllers and drum sequencers. Depending on the complexity of the production
Emerson adds logbook functionality to DCS
September 2015, Emerson Process Management SA
Operators can create log entries, manage tasks and collaborate directly from a DeltaV operator station.
Safe and hygienic packaging for consumer products
August 2015, Beckhoff Automation
Enhanced performance and reduced costs in bottle cap lining and post-moulding automation equipment.
Expandable compact safety controller
July 2015, RET Automation Controls
XS26-2 features Boolean logic for programming flexibility in a wide range of applications.
NI simplifies measurement system design
July 2015, National Instruments
CompactDAQ 4 and 8-slot controllers integrate an Intel Atom Processor and high-accuracy measurements in a small, rugged form factor.
Yokogawa upgrades Debmarine diamond mining vessels
July 2015, Yokogawa South Africa
Debmarine Namibia mines for diamonds off the southern coast of Namibia and currently owns, operates and maintains five marine diamond mining vessels. Debmarine Namibia contracts De Beers Marine South
Yokogawa Releases New UTAdvanced series DIN rail mounting type and 1/8 DIN panel type controllers
June 2015, Yokogawa South Africa
Yokogawa Electric Corporation has announced the release of a number of new UTAdvanced series controllers including four DIN rail mounting type controllers and one 1/8 DIN panel type program controller.
Beckhoff’s Scientific Automation for data acquisition
May 2015, Beckhoff Automation
EtherCAT Box – system-integrated measurement technology for harsh environments.
Condition monitoring with PC-based control
Technews Industry Guide - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2015, Beckhoff Automation
Beckhoff’s Scientific Automation drives the convergence of control
Rockwell Automation migrates Mozal smelter compressor control to flagship PLC
May 2015, Rockwell Automation
In a 12-month R7,5 million controller migration project, Rockwell Automation has upgraded the programmable controllers in the compressor house of Mozambican-based Mozal Aluminium smelter to its flagship
New ultra-compact output signal conditioner
May 2015, Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact’s new Mini MCR-SL-IDS-I-I output signal conditioner with a narrow 6,2 mm design from the Mini Analog product range transmits and electrically isolates 4-20 mA signals from the controller
Automation for the water industry
Rapid social and economic developments, as well as urbanisation, have led to the supply of clean water becoming a critical issue worldwide. In recent years, water quality standards have been tightened
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