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Case History 145: Control problems in a zinc mine
Michael Brown Control Engineering, Control Systems Design

As a break from the problem reports presented in the last few Case Histories, this article will discuss some problems I encountered recently at a zinc mining plant in Europe where I carried out a base ...

Cyber defence for industrial networks
Yokogawa South Africa, IT in Manufacturing

Industrial network protocols are increasingly targeted by hackers. Can basic cyber defence of these networks be simple?

Find the oldest Moog valve

Moog has launched a contest to find the oldest operating Moog servo valve. The company will also be sponsoring monthly draws to give people with newer valves a chance to participate. “Moog’s servo valves ...

Protection of smart power grids and data networks
Dehn Africa, Electrical Power & Protection

New topics such as smart grid, smart metering or smart home require innovative solutions. But also the rapid rise of distributed, renewable energy sources, in combination with centralised power stations, ...

Energy saving variable speed drive
Motion Control & Drives

The new energy saving FR-F800 variable speed drive from Adroit has a host of new features contributing to enhanced energy efficiency and productivity.

Axis introduces explosion protected network cameras for hazardous areas
Axis Communications SA, Sensors & Transducers

Axis Communications has introduced its first explosion protected network cameras. XF40-Q1765 and XP40-Q1765 cameras both feature a 316L stainless steel housing certified for hazardous areas according ...

Photoelectric sensors now available in fixed-field sensing mode
RET Automation Controls, Sensors & Transducers

RET Automation now stocks the S18-2 compact photo-electric sensor series with fixed-field background suppression mode configurations. The compact, self-contained sensors provide up to six detection ranges ...

Zest’s miniature circuit breakers for complete solutions
Zest WEG Group, Switches & Relays

A full range of approved miniature circuit breakers, offering protection against overload and short circuit in electric conductors, is available from Zest WEG Group. The WEG MDW and MDWH miniature circuit-breaker ...

BMG acquires Hansen Transmissions
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, News

Bearing Man Group (BMG) has acquired Hansen Transmissions South Africa (HIT-SA) from Hansen Industrial Transmissions, part of the Sumitomo Group.    “HIT-SA, which assembles and distributes Sumitomo ...

SAM provides Richards Bay bulk port PLC and scada system upgrade
SAM Systems Automation & Management, System Integration

Systems Automation and Management (SAM) recently performed the automation upgrade of the Transnet Port Terminals bulk import and export facilities in Richards Bay Harbour. The port is responsible for ...

Planning and implementing secure industrial wireless networks
Throughput Technologies, Industrial Wireless

Addressing the issues of security, capacity and reliability are key for a successful plant-wide wireless implementation.

Parker inverters support EV rapid charging application
Parker Hannifin (Africa), Electrical Power & Protection

A major project to create a modular energy storage system that reduces the barriers to installing electric vehicle rapid chargers is making use of inverter technology supplied by Parker Hannifin. The ...

SKF’s shaft alignment tool extends service capabilities
SKF South Africa, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

SKF South Africa’s key customer, armature winding specialist, Mokse Engineering Enterprises, was so impressed with the capabilities of the TKSA 11 shaft alignment tool that it purchased the TKSA 51 to ...

Sliding gate technology
Macsteel Fluid Control, Valves, Actuators & Pump Control

Sliding gate control valves provide accurate, fast and economical control of liquid, steam and gaseous media. They have the following advantages:    • Compact design and minimal weight. • Low actuation ...

Thermal imaging camera with 90° lens
Instrotech, Temperature Measurement

The Optris PI 640 thermal imaging camera is now available with two additional changeable lenses. Lenses with 33°, 60° and 90° fields of view are now available for different measuring tasks and customer ...

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