Afrilek: Engineering high controller availability at the train loading station of a manganese plant
December 2014, Afrilek Automation
This client’s core business is the mining and exporting of manganese ore by means of a truck and shovel open cast pit operation and materials handling and train loading systems. Afrilek was approached
Andy Green’s supersonic office
The jet engined Bloodhound is designed to set a 1000 mph land speed record.
Process Dynamics: Citect Scada used to manage South African wind farm
November 2014, Process Dynamics
Situated in the Eastern Cape, one of South Africa’s first wind farms can produce up to 27 MW of power which is mostly utilised by the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro. When it came to finding a solution for controlling
Hybrid Automation: Simplicity is the greatest sophistication pays dividends at Unilever
November 2014, Hybrid Automation
It is well known that a one size fits all approach does not work for most industrial systems, because it does not cater for the nuances of each and every business process or model. Since human error accounts
Afrilek: Afrilek enhances customer service through tailored divisions.
July 2014, Afrilek Automation
Afrilek, providers of automation and electrical solutions, has spent the past few months developing its existing divisions, adding new elements to the business and appointing an industry expert to head
Systems Automation and Management
June 2014, Systems Automation & Management
Upgrading existing automation solution for an efficient sorting line.
PSY Systems - Arc guide stops burn
May 2014, PSY Systems
An ABB arc guide system installed on a motor control centre (MCC) panel by PSY Systems prevented an expensive plant shutdown for one of the company’s clients.
It was during the installation process that
NAC Engineering - Growth through customer focus.
NAC Engineering has spent the past 10 years accommodating an established client base spread throughout southern Africa. The company is now expanding its service and EC&I offering to its target market sector,
Process Dynamics: automating the processing of tailings increases bottom line for mine
December 2013, Process Dynamics
Tailings dumps and tailings dams or ponds are a common site in South Africa. In an effort to reduce their environmental impact and with the added benefit of additional downstream revenue, mines have increasingly
CCTV illuminators integrated with VMS
Raytec has integrated with Milestone’s XProtect video management system. This new range of Vario IP network illuminators is the first range of CCTV illuminators in the world ever to be integrated into
WIC helps Harmony rework slimes dams
Harmony Gold Mine recently embarked on a project to rework old slimes dams around its goldfields area after realising that improved refining methods would yield good profits. These dams are located in
Welkom Industrial Controls
Welkom Industrial Controls (WIC) was approached by Powertech IST after an investigation had established that there was potential saving to be made by automatically controlling the three Demag air compressors
Autotronix: Providing Ezakheni and Ladysmith with a high quality constant water supply
August 2013, Autotronix
Ezakheni water treatment plant had fallen into a state of disrepair resulting in a frequently interrupted supply of inconsistent quality water to its consumers in the Ezakheni and Ladysmith areas in KwaZulu-Natal.
Hybrid Automation: Reel-to-reel success on Afripack upgrade
July 2013, Hybrid Automation
Afripack is a progressive packaging company that supplies high-quality packaging products to the southern African and related markets. The product range includes paper sacks, shrink and stretch sleeves,
Afrilek Automation: A total solutions partner
July 2013, Southern African Regional PROFIBUS Assoc. (SARPA)
Founded in 2005 by managing director, Grant Douglas, Afrilek is based in Meadowdale, Germiston with satellite offices in Cape Town, Durban and Namibia. Douglas is supported by sales director, Pregs Naidoo,
On the road to autonomy
April 2013, Technews Publishing
Your next car could drive you round the bend – or anywhere else you care to go – without a driver behind the wheel.
Abacus Automation: One-of-a-kind machine brought back to life for Element Six Hard Metals
December 2012, Abacus Automation, Southern African Regional PROFIBUS Assoc. (SARPA)
Element Six Hard Metals is a leading manufacturer of special tungsten carbide tools for the mining, construction, tunnelling and other industries around the globe. The company owns a number of presses
Autotronix: Excellence in design and implementation at water quality laboratories
October 2012, Autotronix
An Autotronix client, faced with an ageing laboratory infrastructure consisting of sampling lines that were a mix of copper, galvanised and stainless steel and a laboratory drainage system that spilled
Systems Automation and Management: Upgrade old Siemens S5 control systems to the latest Siemens PCS7
September 2012, Systems Automation & Management
Systems Automation and Management (SAM) has developed methodologies, using various products and engineering knowhow, to give its clients a control system upgrade without breaking the budget. Thus all
High performance VFFS bagger from tna
tna has introduced the robag 3ci – the bagger that provides up to 30% improvement in performance in both output and reduction in rejects.
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