SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine

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Solid Wedge successfully completes Royal Swazi plant expansion project
The company’s track record, and its reputation in previous projects for the same client, were key in the awarding of the R5,5 million project.


The demand for higher efficiency motors
With electricity prices increasing rapidly, the justification for adopting more efficient motors is that much greater. To achieve this improved efficiency, such motors are designed to run cooler, which ...


Compact uninterruptible DC power supply
Traco Power’s new 240 W UPS module is suited to demanding industrial applications needing a stable source of power.


Latest articles

YES to youth employment

Bosch Rexroth South Africa has participated in local government’s 2021 Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme, which took place from 1 March 2021 to 28 February 2022. This experiential learning programme ...
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Destructive cavitation in hydraulic systems
Hydrasales, Pneumatics & Hydraulics

Cavitation results from excessive vacuum conditions at the inlet to a pump. High vacuum creates vapour bubbles within the oil, which are carried to the discharge (pressure) side. These bubbles then collapse, ...
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Wireless communication and control of electro-pneumatic manifolds and IO
SMC Corporation South Africa, Valves, Actuators & Pump Control

SMC analysed the control of manifolds-in-motion, where the physical removal of communications cables is desirable. Applications include manifolds mounted on robot gripper assemblies or rotating tables. ...
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Electromagnetic brakes for DC motors
Motion Control & Drives

Mini motor applications utilise DC motor technology because of compactness, low weight, and reliability. Stopping, slowing or holding the position and load of these motors is crucial for many applications, ...
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New motors for servo drive system
Siemens South Africa, Motion Control & Drives

The servo motor thus meets all hygienic conditions and can be used for mixing and stirring, dosing and filling, as well as conveying, packaging and storing a wide variety of end products.       The ...
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From the editor's desk: What does blockchain mean for you?
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News

Key drivers include authorised analysis of real-time data, enhanced visibility, preventive maintenance, energy efficiency and convergence of IT and OT.
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Comtest and Fluke commemorate World Metrology Day
Comtest, News

Metrology is all around us and involves everything we do daily –we may be unaware of it, but it affects almost every part of our daily lives.
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Google announces Africa developer scholarship

Google has announced an additional 30 000 Android and Google Cloud training scholarships for aspiring and professional developers
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Atlas Copco acquires Indian vacuum pump supplier

HHV Pumps supplies to the chemical and pharmaceutical, electrical power equipment and general industries.
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Rethinking energy usage in South Africa
Electrical Power & Protection

While sustainability is increasingly on the agenda of most organisations, the transition to a sustainable energy mix is not easy.
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Optimising hydraulic controls
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Pneumatics & Hydraulics

Parker Hannifin has launched two components − the Parker Automation Controller PAC120 and the electro-hydraulic controller module PACHC − that together offer an innovative solution for the automation ...
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Flexible LED strip for illumination and signalling
ifm - South Africa, Operator Interfaces, Switches & Relays

Triggering is via four digital inputs that can be used to produce the colours red, yellow, green, blue, cyan and purple, as well as pure white
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Wall-mount ultrasonic flow meters
Royce Water Systems, Flow Measurement & Control

High measurement accuracy and minimal interference due to its advanced error correction technology are among the flow meter’s benefits.
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Pressure transmitters for mobile machines
ifm - South Africa, Pressure Measurement & Control

ifm electronic’s PT/PU-type sensors offer high vibration and shock resistance, a high degree of protection, and very good EMC resistance.
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Wire-actuated encoder for crane arms and lifting platforms
Instrotech, Sensors & Transducers

Siko has solved the challenges presented by such applications with the SG 30 and its very compact, yet robust, design.
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Deploying IT into the factory floor environment
Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists, IT in Manufacturing

The ongoing debate on whether OT and IT should be integrated has never been more intense. Closing the gap between the two has many benefits, not least of which are efficiency and profitability managed in near real time.
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Compact and powerful energy monitoring unit
Opto Africa Holdings, Electrical Power & Protection, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

The RIO EMU’s slim form factor is ideal for ‘just one more thing’ retrofit jobs thanks to DIN-rail and panel-mount options.
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New addition to the Times-7 A5020 antenna range
Osiris Technical Systems, Industrial Wireless

The Times-7 A5020 range of UHF RFID antennas was recently expanded with the addition of a mid-range and a linear extreme antenna.
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