PLCs, DCSs, & Controllers
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
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
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.
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.
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
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 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.
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
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
Automation for the water industry
April 2015, Electromechanica
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
Enhanced communication with ABB’s UMC100.3
April 2015, ABB South Africa
The modular motor management system for constant speed low voltage motors.
Powerful new CPU and firmware for compact modular controllers
March 2015, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives
With the Simatic S7-1217C CPU, the Siemens Industry Automation Division is extending its product portfolio of compact, modular Simatic S7-1200 controllers in the high-end performance range. The entire
Fast data transmission for architectural light strip application
March 2015, Beckhoff Automation
Embedded PC and EtherCAT control LED lighting system of Hall 3A at the Nuremberg Exhibition Centre.
Yokogawa’s Centum VP R6
March 2015, Yokogawa South Africa
The ultimate integrated production control system.
Tibbo’s modular approach to automation solutions
March 2015, RF Design
Tibbo offers a building-block automation solution consisting of I/Os, modules, and enclosures.
‘Take what you need, leave out what you don’t’ is the slogan for the new project system featuring Tibbit
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