PLCs, DCSs & Controllers
CNC technology combined with 3D printing
January 2017, Beckhoff Automation
Hybrid manufacturing process ensures maximum productivity in metalworking applications.
The Calog controller range
December 2016, Instrotech
Instrotech has four controllers on offer under the Calog brand. All feature an intuitive interface with scrolling text prompts and up to four setpoints.
The Calog Quad Process Controller: an advanced
Unplanned downtime a thing of the past
November 2016, Universal Measurement & Control
Mining company accelerates startup, increases production and reduces costs with PlantCruise distributed control solution.
HMI with Codesys 3 PLC and visualisation
November 2016, RET Automation Controls
Turcks new HMI series TX500 features HMI PLCs with high-end touch displays and fast processors that are ideal for use in small to medium size machines, which have processes that need to be controlled,
Neonatal pasteurisation system
November 2016, Ana-Digi Systems
Temperature control with a user-friendly interface.
Hardware in an open systems world
During the 20th Annual ARC Industry Forum in Orlando, Florida, representatives from ExxonMobil put forth a vision of a more open process control architecture. ExxonMobil depicted this vision as a ‘system
LSIS machine control for OEM applications
T-Rex Machinery has become synonymous with high quality machinery targeting the meat processing market. It produces machines for mincing, processing and packaging various meat products. The latest offering
Industrial controller with Industry 4.0 programming
September 2016, GHM Messtechnik SA
GHM Messtechnik has introduced GHM One, its latest industrial controller that offers its customers an Industry 4.0 programme platform as well as free configuration application tool (CAT) software.
RS Components adds new logic controllers to RS Pro range
September 2016, RS Components SA
RS Components has extended its portfolio of high-quality own-brand products with the RS Pro range of logic controllers, which offer affordable basic control for applications such as packaging machines,
Experion PlantCruise now available in southern Africa
September 2016, Universal Measurement & Control
Universal Measurement and Control has introduced Honeywell’s Experion PlantCruise to the local market, a purpose-built DCS for small to mid-size operations with continuous and batch process control applications.
Honeywell launches ControlEdge PLC
August 2016, Honeywell ACS South Africa
Honeywell Process Solutions has launched its ControlEdge PLC, a new addition to Honeywell’s next generation family of controllers leveraging the power of the IIoT.
ControlEdge PLC, combined with Honeywell’s
Turnkey robotic systems for automotive assembly
August 2016, Beckhoff Automation
Sodecia is a leading international supplier to the automotive industry. Based in London, Ontario, Canada, the company’s Global Tech & Automation Centre (GTAC) delivers highly automated machine lines on
The next generation of control
August 2016, RET Automation Controls
Field logic controllers create device-level control to replace PLCs in simple logic applications.
ACE1000 Remote Terminal Unit
Technews Industry Guide - Industrial Internet of Things 2016
Whether there is a leaking pipe or a damaged power grid breaker miles away from the control centre, operators need to know about it as soon as possible. The sooner they get the information, the faster
Modicon M580 ePAC built for the Industrial Internet of Things
Technews Industry Guide - Industrial Internet of Things 2016, Schneider Electric South Africa
Schneider Electric has announced its new high-end Modicon M580 Ethernet programmable automation controller (ePAC). The newest addition to the Modicon family of controllers features hot standby functionality
Communications processor for open data transmission in industry
July 2016, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives
Siemens has expanded its Simatic S7-400 controller to include the CP 443-1 OPC UA (unified architecture) communications processor. The processor uses the standardised OPC UA interface for the fast, direct
Compact and high-precision glass cutting machine
May 2016, Beckhoff Automation
Austrian based LiSEC Maschinenbau, specialises in flat glass processing, with a portfolio that ranges from glass cutting systems to glass processing, such as technology for smoothing and grinding glass edges, to production lines for insulating glass. In recent years, LiSEC has reinforced its position as a leading supplier of complete automated systems, with complementary operator expertise through a separate glass processing division. Other features include a separate software program connected via ADS communication to the Beckhoff software, TwinCAT, for production planning and optimisation, or for order entry and inventory management as well as ‘transparent production’ developed in the framework of Industry 4.0.
Yaskawa and Vipa present motion control in the PLC
May 2016, Yaskawa Southern Africa
Yaskawa and Vipa have jointly introduced the SLIO CPU iMC7, which allows the direct implementation of motion control functions in the PLC. The communication between the Vipa SLIO CPU and the Yaskawa drives
Easy engineering for smart buildings
May 2016, Beckhoff Automation
Individually configured and simply installed: the eXtendable Room Box.
Control and switching in a compact package
May 2016, Phoenix Contact
Phoenix Contact’s new programmable logic relay system is particularly well-suited for small automation tasks. It combines the strengths of established relay technology with logic functions in a single
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