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ABB unveils latest DCS upgrade
February 2019, ABB South Africa
Originally launched in 1994, Freelance is ABB’s DCS solution for process industries. It combines the advantages of a DCS with the PLC, and is characterised by ease-of-use, scalability, flexibility and ...

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RS Components launches PLCnext controller
February 2019, RS Components SA
RS Components has introduced the first programmable logic controller to be based upon Phoenix Contact’s PLCnext Technology open control platform. Aimed at distributed modular control applications in industrial ...

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Flexible controller technology removes project roadblocks
October 2018, Emerson Automation Solutions
Emerson’s latest capital project technology enables chemical, life sciences, oil and gas, and other industrial manufacturers to scale automation, simplifying project execution. As capital projects grew ...

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PC-based control ensures high quality sporting goods
September 2018, Beckhoff Automation
ADC fills market niche with standardised and highly precise testing systems.

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Yokogawa releases Centum VP R6.06
September 2018, Yokogawa South Africa
Yokogawa has announced the addition of new functions to the Centum VP integrated production control system, which will be released as Centum VP R6.06. The enhancements include the addition of support ...

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Mini PLC offers versatile options
September 2018, AC/DC Dynamics
GIC’s PL-100 mini programmable logic controller is a real-time system designed for multiple input and output arrangements. The PL-100 can control a wide variety of devices to support the user’s evolving ...

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Latest PlantPAx release empowers convergence
September 2018, Rockwell Automation
With the latest release of the PlantPAx DCS from Rockwell Automation, industrial producers can create smarter, more productive and protected operations. The new system capabilities include a more intuitive ...

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Micro PLC reduces complexity of large standalone machines
September 2018, Rockwell Automation
Machine designers can use a new micro PLC to help optimise the control architecture in large standalone machines or systems. The new Allen-Bradley Micro870 PLC can support smart micro applications that ...

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New controller for DC retrofit applications
September 2018, Rockwell Automation
The new Allen-Bradley PowerFlex DC field controller from Rockwell Automation enables customers to upgrade their DC motor application to a modern system, without the need for complex external devices. ...

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Smart infrastructure for the water industry
July 2018
Industrial Internet Control System (IICS) for water and wastewater applications.

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Rockwell Automation powers desalination plant
July 2018, Rockwell Automation
Water specialist, NuWater has developed a two megalitre desalination plant at a smelter plant in KwaZulu-Natal. Rockwell Automation, through its PartnerNetwork program participants, CraigCor Distribution ...

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Yokogawa adds network functionality
July 2018, Yokogawa South Africa
Yokogawa has added a network function to the UM33A digital indicator with alarms, a product in the UTAdvanced controller series. With this function, a single UM33A digital indicator can receive, process ...

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Nimbus smart relay with built-in cloud interface
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
Designed specifically to allow industrial companies using process machinery to control and connect their machines to the cloud, the Nimbus provides the opportunity to improve efficiency and reduce costs ...

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Data and the smart machine revolution
June 2018, Omron Electronics
Take a look at Forpheus, Omron’s table tennis playing robot. It symbolises the company’s 3-i philosophy for machines – integrated, interactive, intelligent. How can a machine like Forpheus play a sport? ...

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The next big thing for control
May 2018, Turck Banner
Turck has developed the next big thing for control: the Field Logic Controller (FLC). Turck’s FLC solutions are made possible by ARGEE (A Really Great Engineering Environment), a revolutionary web-based ...

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Panel PCs and control panels for cost sensitive applications
May 2018, Beckhoff Automation
The new price/performance class of touch panels from Beckhoff, first launched with 18 cm displays, has been expanded by three built-in devices with 26 cm wide screen displays. PC-based control technology ...

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GIC’s PL-100 mini programmable logic controller
May 2018, AC/DC Dynamics
GIC’s PL-100 mini programmable logic controller is a real-time system designed for multiple input and output arrangements. The PL-100 can control a wide variety of devices to support the user’s evolving ...

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New release of DeltaV
April 2018, Emerson Automation Solutions
Emerson’s latest control system makes project engineering and operations more intuitive, flexible, accessible and secure.

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Multi-well solution cuts costs for oil and gas producers
March 2018, Rockwell Automation
Drilling advancements have transformed oil and gas operations from simplistic single-well pad fields to more complex multi-well pads. In turn, operators and equipment builders can modify their control ...

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PlantPAx DCS roadmap
March 2018, Rockwell Automation
Supporting smarter, more secure process operations.

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