SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine


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Clean air for control systems
RTS Inertial Spin Filters provide an effective maintenance-free solution to dust problems in MCC rooms, transformer rooms, control rooms and other industrial spaces.

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BI supports agri industry with quality products
BI has had an agricultural product focus for 40 years now and has invested significantly into developing new products and improving its stock levels where the farming community needs it the most.

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Bypass level indicators
Instrotech now offers Kobold’s NBK level indicators for continuous measurement, display and monitoring of liquid levels in above or below-ground tanks.

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Latest articles

Improving the state of OT cybersecurity by sharing experiences
IT in Manufacturing

It is essential that we view improvements in cybersecurity as requiring improvements in multiple areas, including people and skills development, governance and process development and improved technology.
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Advances in pipeline leak detection
KROHNE, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

The high rate of false alarms in standard pipeline leak detection systems can force system operators to waste labour chasing down problems that do not exist. Fortunately, newer technology provides an alternative.
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Loop Signatures 7: Final control elements – Part 3 hysteresis and deadband
Michael Brown Control Engineering, Editor's Choice

Some of the biggest problems associated with the final control element are hysteresis and backlash.
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24/7 boiler monitoring with the SWAS Compact
Endress+Hauser South Africa, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

Endress+Hauser has developed a compact new steam analysis device for continuous boiler water monitoring.
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Siemens expands CFD simulations
Siemens Digital Industries, IT in Manufacturing

Siemens’ Simcenter portfolio expands capabilities for frontloading computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation and increased productivity.
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GirlCode and RS inspire the next generation of female coders
RS Components SA, News

More than 50 female learners and their teachers were recently invited to attend a day of inspiration, technology and fun.
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IS³ accelerates digital transformation through its AVEVA Select partnership
IS³ - Industry Software, Solutions & Support, News

IS³ has announced that it has become the first AVEVA Select partner in the EMEA region, making it the only authorised distributor for AVEVA products in southern Africa.
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Endress+Hauser opens vaccination centre
Endress+Hauser South Africa, News

As part of a model project, Endress+Hauser is operating a vaccination centre for employees in Maulburg.
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From the editor’s desk: Google partnership brings OT and IT closer together
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News

The recent announcement by Siemens and Google Cloud that the two will cooperate to develop AI-based solutions for manufacturing combines the best of both the OT and the IT worlds. As an industrial automation ...
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Thief hatch monitoring
Emerson Automation Solutions, Operator Interfaces, Switches & Relays

As thief hatches on oil storage tanks are necessary for maintenance, it is essential to monitor the hatch is closed so that it does not contribute to overall emissions limits.
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Rockwell Automation and Comau partner to simplify robot integration
Rockwell Automation, News

Rockwell Automation and Comau have announced that they are joining forces to give businesses worldwide vital tools to maximise manufacturing efficiencies through unified robot control solutions.
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Enterprise mobility for hazardous areas
Pepperl+Fuchs, IS & Ex

Enterprises can easily select and manage Android devices and services with the new Android Enterprise Recommended devices – verified by Google.
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Illuminated E-stops with diagnostics
Turck Banner, IS & Ex

In-Series Diagnostics runs through up to 32 devices on a single 4-pin cable to the control panel, with only two wires running to the controller and two others for power.
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Dry wells for field applications
Comtest, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

Fluke’s 914X series field metrology wells extend high performance to the industrial process environment by maximising portability, speed, and functionality with little compromise to metrology performance.  ...
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Robust oxygen analyser for challenging conditions
Instrotech, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

A major supplier of nitrogen generators has selected Michell’s XTP601 oxygen analyser to ensure N2 quality as part of its engineered systems for the oil and gas industry in the Middle East. The containerised ...
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Accurate particle matter measurement
GHM Messtechnik SA, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

The PMsense datalogger has particular applications in smart city applications and the monitoring of particle matter pollutants found at industrial sites.
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Building secure networks
RJ Connect, IT in Manufacturing

This article explores how to build resilient industrial networks and deploy cybersecurity defences in order to sustain continuous industrial operations.
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BMG hydraulic solutions for all sectors in KZN
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, News

BMG’s Regional Service Centre in KwaZulu-Natal provides engineering solutions designed to optimise productivity for all customers.
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