SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine

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Highly customisable robotic hand
NSK and the German Aerospace Centre are developing a robotic hand system that will help automate manual tasks. The concept centres on a customisable robot hand comprising individually configurable finger modules, an industry first.


Smart alternative for float switches
With the LI level sensor, you can reliably detect leakages and point levels on a permanent basis. The capacitive measuring system has no moving parts. Malfunction or maintenance issues due to deposits on the mechanical parts are therefore eliminated.


Enlit Africa reimagines energy security in Africa
The prestigious Enlit Africa 2024 exhibition has the goal of addressing the very real energy security concerns felt by companies across Africa.


Latest articles

System integrator Abacus Automation is on top of its game
Abacus Automation, Editor's Choice

Abacus Automation is one of the top Siemens system integrators in this country. SA Instrumentation & Control’s editor caught up with sales manager and director, Nico Erasmus to find out more.
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EtherCAT terminals for the connection of load cells
Beckhoff Automation, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

Beckhoff is offering a compact and cost-effective solution for integrating weighing functions into control systems. The integration of the supply voltage for the load cells is particularly advantageous.
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Young scientists to showcase innovative research

Innovative South African research which includes a cost-effective triage test for real-time detection of TB and a nature-based technology that brings about environmental remediation, will be showcased at this year’s International Festival of Engineering, Science and Technology in Tunisia.
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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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Wedge belts for tough conditions
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, Motion Control & Drives

BMG’s extensive range of Fenner power transmission components encompasses high-performance Fenner Quattro Plus Twin Wrapped (QPTW) wedge belts, that transmit 30% more power than the standard Fenner drivebelts.
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4Sight OT Automation achieves prestigious AVEVA Endorsed Partner status

4Sight OT Automation, a leading industrial software solutions provider, has achieved Endorsed Partner status within the AVEVA Partner Network.
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Custom containerised lubrication dispensing system
Bosch Rexroth Africa, News

Bosch Rexroth Africa recently supplied and installed a customised environmentally friendly and dust-proof lubrication dispensing system for a leading earth-moving equipment supplier.
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Temperature measurement solution for foundry
Temperature Measurement

AMETEK Land, a world-leading manufacturer of infrared pyrometers, scanners and thermal imagers, is helping an Indian foundry to support metal quality and reduce ongoing costs.
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Step into the visual factory
Turck Banner Southern Africa, Editor's Choice, Electrical Power & Protection

At Banner, the visual factory comprises three key applications for lighting and indication in industrial settings. These applications include the ability to help machines and workstations quickly communicate their status to people nearby, to use light to guide workers to perform certain tasks such as part picking, and to provide illumination for work areas and tasks.
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From the office of the CEO: Be warned, you are doing engineering work if …

This is not a new law. The only thing that is new is that ‘engineering work’ is now defined. You need to study the definition for yourself.
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Flexible EtherCAT communication interface for DALI-2
Beckhoff Automation, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

The EL6821 EtherCAT Terminal from Beckhoff allows up to 64 DALI/DALI-2 slaves and 64 DALI-2 input devices to be connected. The TwinCAT 3 System Manager makes it easy to configure and parameterise DALI devices flexibly.
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New compact VFDs with higher power ratings
Motion Control & Drives

Invertek Drives has revealed the extension of its industry-leading Optidrive Coolvert variable frequency drive with the launch of two new compact frame sizes with higher power ratings.
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Flow measurement transmitters with IO-link interface
Senseca, Flow Measurement & Control

Senseca has introduced the enhanced OMNIPLUS range of transmitters that feature an intelligent IO-Link interface.
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Advantages of wireless storage tank and container tank level monitoring
Turck Banner Southern Africa, Editor's Choice

Implementing a tank monitoring system that utilises ultrasonic or radar sensors in a wireless network has many advantages.
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Improved inductive coupler sets
Turck Banner Southern Africa, Electrical Power & Protection

Online teaser: Turck Banner has updated its inductive coupler sets and now also offers additional functions such as selective pairing in addition to improved performance.
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Multi-purpose contact block
Electrical Power & Protection

The TME catalogue has been expanded to include products from Schlegel. This German, family-owned company has been specialising in the production of high-quality electromechanical components for almost 80 years.
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Safe, sustainable cycling helmet technology
Siemens South Africa, IT in Manufacturing

Lazer Sport, one of Europe’s leading cycling helmet manufacturers, has adopted the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of industry software to bring to market KinetiCore, its new proprietary rotational impact protection technology.
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Ultra-compact mass flow meters with advanced transmitters
Emerson Automation Solutions, Flow Measurement & Control

Emerson has introduced the Micro Motion G-Series line of Coriolis mass flow and density meters, the most compact dual-tube Coriolis mass flow meters on the market. They offer the same level of quality and reliability as standard designs, but in a much smaller and lighter form factor.
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