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SA Instrumentation & Control Buyers' Guide

Technews Industry Guide - Wireless 2014

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.

Bridging the gap between IT and facilities
Schneider Electric South Africa, IT in Manufacturing

Schneider Electric integrates StruxureWare DCIM solution with HP ITSM for converged management of IT and facilities.

Emerson provides free licences to enhance real-time control using WirelessHART to improve control system dependability
Emerson Process Management SA, News

Emerson Process Management has licensed royalty-free patent rights for its PIDPlus wireless PID controller technology to improve real-time control performance, simplify tuning, and inherently protect ...

Reliable level measurement in the steam drum
Endress+Hauser, Level Measurement & Control

Endress+Hauser offers higher plant availability through safer and improved measurement ­solutions.

SKF Insight - intelligent bearing technology
SKF South Africa, Sensors & Transducers

Bearings, which have long been considered the heart of rotating machinery, are now the brain as well thanks to SKF Insight, a smart technology developed for machine condition monitoring. SKF’s development ...

Wireless link enables pump control
IQ Instruments, Data Acquisition & Telemetry

Agri Seeds Research Center in Canterbury New Zealand commissioned Intech Instruments to provide a wireless link between a reservoir and a pump station. The site evaluation showed that there was no line ...

Turck introduces block I/O stations for industrial Ethernet
RET Automation Controls, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

The FEN20 in-cabinet I/O station automatically recognises EtherNet/IP, Profinet or Modbus TCP ­protocols on power-up.

SAIMC: Vaal branch

For the October Technology Evening, the team from McKinsey and Company discussed management consulting and shared some success stories. Nhlanhla (Fats) Dlamini started us off with a quick history ...

Afrilek: Engineering high controller availability at the train loading station of a manganese plant
Afrilek Automation, System Integration

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 ...

Wireless access to remote or mobile equipment
Throughput Technologies, Data Acquisition & Telemetry

The RadioLinx 802.11abg Water Resistant Industrial Hotspot model RLX-IH65W brings real-time wireless access for the most demanding, hazardous and time-critical applications. This is a cost-effective ...

Remote I/O systems ideal for plant modernisation
Pepperl+Fuchs, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

There are many possible reasons why a plant operator may decide to modernise:    • The plant that has grown over the years can no longer be extended in the same way as before due to the system architecture. • ...

Insight Enterprise from NI
National Instruments, IT in Manufacturing

Online condition monitoring solution that addresses Big Analog Data challenges.

LED stroboscope for front-line ­troubleshooting
Comtest, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

Comtest has launched the Fluke 820-2 LED stroboscope, a rugged, ergonomically designed, diagnostic tool which allows clear observation of machinery in motion for diagnosing parasitic oscillations, slippage ...

Intelligent vibration switch from ifm electronic
ifm Electronic RSA, Environmental Control & Monitoring

The VNB001 vibration sensor monitors, displays and records vibration values and a colour changing display shows machine conditions at a glance. The VNB001 is the first member of ifm’s new series of vibration ...

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?

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