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Schneider Electric and AVEVA partner for EV battery production
Schneider Electric and AVEVA have announced a partnership with IN-CORE Systèmes to drive efficiency in electric vehicle (EV) battery production.

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Pressure sensors for hydrogen applications
Keller manufactures isolated piezoresistive pressure sensors. The great advantage of the piezoresistive measuring principle is its high stability.

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New wireless communication system for remote access to measurement data
KROHNE has introduced the OPTIBRIDGE 3880 IIoT data logger for remote data services, acquisition and evaluation. This is a fully autonomous, battery- or mains-powered wireless communication system for remote access to measurement data, aimed at the water and wastewater industry.

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Latest articles

Modularity for future scalability
RJ Connect, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

When it comes to managed switches, industrial-grade reliability, multicast availability and security enhancements based on the IEC 62433 standards are crucial features. There are a number of vertical markets where these switches can be used.
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SAIMC: From the office of the CEO: The SAIMC and Computer Engineering
SAIMC, SAIMC

In 2023, the SAIMC NPC and MESA Africa NPC joined forces, as their areas of activity had grown closer together. During this same time, ECSA recognised Computer Engineering as a separate discipline and asked the SAIMC to work on the initial Code of Practice for Computer Engineering.
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36 years of innovation and success
SAM Systems Automation & Management , Editor's Choice, System Integration & Control Systems Design

Systems Automation & Management was established in 1988 at a time when there were no other systems integrators (SIs) in the process business. SA Instrumentation & Control’s editor caught up with managing director, Claudio Agostinetto to find out more about how this thriving company has prospered over the last 36 years.
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Using innovative chatbot technology in TwinCAT engineering
Beckhoff Automation, IT in Manufacturing

Beckhoff has developed the TwinCAT Chat Client for the TwinCAT XAE engineering environment. This makes it possible to conveniently use Large Language Models (LLMs), such as ChatGPT from OpenAI, in the development of a TwinCAT project, for increased productivity in control programming.
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WEG Africa pioneers local manufacture of MV softstarters
WEG Africa, Motion Control & Drives

WEG Africa has become the first OEM to produce medium-voltage softstarters in South Africa, reducing lead times for customers, and supporting the drive for local manufacture.
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Bosch Rexroth partners with first pneumatic specialist to advance ctrlX World
Bosch Rexroth Africa, News

Bosch Rexroth has partnered with SMC Deutschland, the first pneumatics specialist to join its ctrlX World.
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WearCheck Water assesses water quality
Wearcheck, News

WearCheck Water, a division of condition monitoring specialist, WearCheck provides deep insight into the composition of water from multiple sources in a broad range of industries.
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Testing next-generation automotive e-drives
Siemens South Africa, IT in Manufacturing

Emotors, an independent e-drive manufacturer, has taken advantage of test solutions from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of industry software to aid in the development and constant improvement of its e-drive systems for hybrids, plug-ins and full electric vehicles.
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Reinstatement opportunity for ECSA registration
News

In 2023 the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) announced a special opportunity for engineers in South Africa to reinstate their registration status if it had been cancelled. This exclusive offer is available until the end of August 2024.
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Copper mining powered by VEGA
VEGA Controls SA, Level Measurement & Control

VEGA sensors are an integral part of the continuous monitoring and control systems across the board in mining and beneficiation processes. The robustness, reliability and precision of VEGA instruments make them a good choice for managing liquid levels and ensuring the smooth operation of the production process.
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Lubrication system for Moroccan paper mill
SKF South Africa, Motion Control & Drives

SKF enhanced personnel safety and increased machine reliability boosted uptime, and delivered substantial time and cost savings for a leading paper mill in Morocco with the installation of a complete Maxilube lubrication system on a paper machine.
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Fast and precise flow switches
Senseca, Flow Measurement & Control

Senseca recently introduced the FF type series flow switch, which is specifically suited to the water, oil and gas, and food and beverage sectors, and also finds application in general industry where pump protection is required.
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Magnetostrictive level transmitter
WIKA Instruments, Level Measurement & Control

WIKA’s new model FLM-Tx-FLEX magnetostrictive level transmitter is used for high-accuracy, continuous level detection of liquids, including those with long insertion lengths.
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New medium-pressure axial piston pump
Bosch Rexroth Africa, Motion Control & Drives

The electronic closed-loop control of hydraulic pumps in open circuits with Rexroth electronic Open Circuit (eOC) opens new possibilities for the implementation of hydraulics for mobile machines.
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OEM pressure sensor for mobile working machines
WIKA Instruments, Sensors & Transducers

The MH-4-CAN, based on the MH-4, is a powerful, reliable and extremely resilient pressure sensor for mobile working machines.
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Automated machine health monitoring
SKF South Africa, IT in Manufacturing

Coupled with rapidly advancing technologies, the growing global population is propelling an ever-increasing demand for essentially anything that consumers require, from infrastructure to food. By switching from a manual to an automated machine monitoring system and data collection process, operators will increase the availability of their rotating equipment, and subsequently optimise their operations.
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New pilot-operated relief valve
Emerson Automation Solutions, Valves, Actuators & Pump Control

Emerson has introduced a pilot-operated relief valve for installation on pressurised bullet tanks used to store liquid propane and anhydrous ammonia. This type of pressure relief valve is typically installed on tanks fabricated by OEMs for end users, engineering firms, or contractor customers.
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I-Mak brand for industrial solutions
Bearings International, Motion Control & Drives

From planetary, worm and aerator units to flagship products like its inline helical, parallel shaft, helical bevel and monoblock IGU, I-MAK provides over one million product references, ensuring a solution for every specific industrial need.
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