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SA Instrumentation & Control Buyers' Guide

Technews Industry Guide - Wireless 2014

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From the editor's desk: Siemens delivers manufacturing insight against Curiosity's backdrop

The recent Siemens Future of Manufacturing conference provided a comprehensive overview of the company’s latest technology offerings, as well as some refreshing insight into the challenges currently faced ...

Mars Rover lands in Africa
Siemens Industry Automation & Drives Technologies, News

It’s a long way from the red planet to the East Rand, but the Curiosity Mars Rover landed at the Birchwood hotel recently as part of the Siemens’ Future of Manufacturing event. The Siemens’ Curiosity ...

WEG generating electricity at Windsor Castle
Zest WEG Group, Electrical Power & Protection

A project delivered by Southeast Power Engineering of the UK has seen a mini power station installed on the River Thames at Romney Weir to generate electricity using environment-friendly, water-driven ...

Pushing chemical ­processes to the limit
Endress+Hauser, Analytical Instrumentation

Endress+Hauser’s Memosens technology enables maximum ­production efficiency.

Ceramic flowmeters for the chemical industry
Krohne, Flow Measurement & Control

Krohne currently offers a variety of different device types featuring ceramic measuring tubes: in addition to their use with acids and bases in chemistry, the flowmeters used in bottling machines in the beverage industry are almost exclusively equipped with ceramic measuring tubes.

Laser level measurement in plastics applications
ABB South Africa, Level Measurement & Control

ABB’s LM80 laser level transmitter has been applied with great success in plastics manufacturing.

PyroUSB noncontact infrared temperature sensor
IQ Instruments, Temperature Measurement

Calex has introduced the new PyroUSB noncontact IR temperature sensor that connects directly to a PC via a USB cable and operates without the need for any additional hardware interface or power supply. The ...

SAIMC: Durban branch

   The November Technology Evening was kindly hosted by Adroit Technologies. Malcolm Heathfield, business development manager for the applications division, took us through an interesting presentation ...

Intelligent building ­controls in the Park Hotel
Beckhoff Automation, PLCs, DCSs, & Controllers

PC and BACnet-based building automation boosts efficiency and comfort behind historic walls.

Avoiding latency in a substation automation network
RJ Connect, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

Enabling efficient and visually represented PRP/HSR network management.

The emperor is not completely naked
Bytes Universal Systems, IT in Manufacturing

Big Data – is it just hype or can real business benefits be derived in the manufacturing industry?

Embedded virtualisation in process automation systems
IT in Manufacturing

Here, we address the impact virtualisation has on process controllers, I/O systems, and process field devices; the parts of an automation system implemented as embedded systems.

Predictive condition monitoring at power plants
Metso Automation, PLCs, DCSs, & Controllers

Metso automation system boosts safety and maintenance.

China adopts EtherCAT as a national technology standard

EtherCAT has seen strong global use for more than 10 years and the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) has grown into a global organisation. A new milestone – not only for the ETG, but for the technology ...

Honeywell opens Customer Experience Centre in Houston
Honeywell ACS South Africa, News

Honeywell has opened a new, interactive demonstration centre in Houston to give its industrial customers a glimpse into the future of managing their manufacturing operations. The Customer Experience ...

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