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SA Instrumentation & Control Buyers' Guide

Technews Industry Guide - IIoT 2017

Technews Industry Guide - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation

Sensors & Transducers
Solutions for semi-conductor wafer presence detection
April 2018, RET Automation Controls

Semiconductor wafers can be transparent or reflective, both of which can be challenging for sensors to detect. Because of this, it is important to use a technology that can detect both types of wafers ...

When to use radar sensors for vehicle detection
April 2018, RET Automation Controls

The ability to detect vehicles reliably offers significant advantages for asset management, resource allocation, site safety and traffic control. Radar sensors use frequency modulated continuous wave ...

3-D profile sensors with enhanced performance
April 2018, ASSTech Process Electronics & Instrumentation

ASSTech’s new range of 3-D Wenglor performance class profile sensors now include a total of ten innovative models providing more options for three dimensional object measurement. In particular they allow ...

Smart camera detects fine details
April 2018, RET Automation Controls

Banner Engineering has released the 5 MP VE Series smart camera for detection of fine details on large or complex targets. This latest addition to the VE Series has the same ease-of-use, compact and robust ...

High-speed cameras for risk management
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2018, Horne Technologies

Risk management within a production factory context is a complicated topic where the range of potential problem areas is wide and varied, and many of the threats facing a factory are out of direct control, ...

Bringing innovation and world-class ignition technology to the combustion environment
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2018, OEN Enterprises

Firing up large industrial combustion plants with many burners is a complex process requiring various equipment such as ignitors that require gas or oil to initiate the combustion process. OEN Enterprises ...

See the unseen
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2018, Horne Technologies

The Seek thermal cameras supplied by Horne Technologies can help detect problems ranging from air leaks to electrical shorts to missing insulation. Made for iPhone and Android top models, the Seek Compact ...

Process indicator for advanced monitoring applications
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2018, 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, ...

Fibre optic sensors for detecting hot rollers on conveyors
March 2018, Spero Sensors & Instrumentation

The use of modern fibre optic sensors based on DTS (distributed temperature sensing) technology has established itself as a proven method for fire detection and temperature measurement.

SICK launches a new generation of photoelectric sensors
March 2018, SICK Automation Southern Africa

By focusing on the essentials, SICK has made its photoelectric sensors fit to face future challenges.

Telco sensors for elevator ­management
March 2018, Gail Norton Instrumentation

The Space Motion Series SMM 01 from Telco Sensors operate on the Doppler radar principle to detect motion in a defined area by means of microwaves using the latest sensor technologies. With its compact ...

Turck adds IO-Link to ultrasonic sensors
March 2018, RET Automation Controls

Turck has added a variant with an IO-Link output to its basic Compact series of ultrasonic sensors. Users can use IO-Link for the process values or continue to use the switching output of the sensor. ...

Fibre optic sensing technology
March 2018, RET Automation Controls

Fiber optics is used to transmit light energy over long distances. Optical fibres are thin, transparent strands of optical quality glass or plastic that can be as thin as a strand of hair. In photoelectric ...

Ready for any application – the W16 and W26 photoelectric sensors
March 2018, SICK Automation Southern Africa

SICK Automation’s W16 and W26 photoelectric sensor product families represent a new generation of photoelectric sensors. The company has streamlined its portfolio of object detection sensors and improved ...

Stainless steel sensors offer ­optimum protection
March 2018, ifm Electronic RSA

The new full-metal sensor ranges from ifm are used wherever an application presents particular challenges to the mechanical design. In the food industry, for example, not only rapid changes of temperature ...

Telco sensors for refrigeration and storage
February 2018, Gail Norton Instrumentation

Mobile racking enables compact storage while keeping the stored pallets individually accessible. Where storage space is expensive, for example in cold stores, mobile racking is the perfect solution. Telco ...

Product quality, verification and package inspection
February 2018, Westplex

In addition to improving material handling, logistics efficiency, product quality and package safety and integrity, machine vision can also be implemented on the processing side to reduce scrap, improve ...

Sensor solutions for packaging applications
February 2018, Countapulse Controls

Modern packaging plays an important role in preserving, protecting and selling a host of products, from items small enough to need tweezers to be picked up to those that need a forklift to be moved. Packaging ...

Hygienic biofilm monitoring sensor
February 2018, Instek Control

Bacteria settles among any structure (pipelines, tanks, machinery) in contact with water in a very short time, if appropriate preventative measurements are not applied. The term biofilm refers to the ...

Early fire warning prevents losses at waste to energy facility
February 2018, FLIR Systems

For companies involved in waste management, spontaneous fires are a fact of life and the critical issue is, therefore, to detect an outbreak as efficiently as possible and prevent it from spreading. For ...

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