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New industrial tablet series for non-ex applications
Pepperl+Fuchs is introducing a rugged tablet series in accordance with MIL-STD-810H. The slim Windows-based devices are available with a 20 or 25 cm display, offering numerous customisation options and an extensive range of accessories.

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PC-based control for waterjets
Control systems are subject to very specific demands from every form of production technology, including waterjet cutting. IGEMS from Sweden set itself the goal of taking this process to a new level in terms of precision and speed, and achieved it with the help of PC-based control.

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Schneider Electric and AVEVA partner for EV battery production
Schneider Electric and AVEVA have announced a partnership with IN-CORE Systèmes to drive efficiency in electric vehicle (EV) battery production.

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Latest articles

Empowering education and learning through innovation
Festo South Africa, News

Education stands as the cornerstone of progress in a world propelled by innovation and driven by the passion for learning. Recognising the pivotal role of learning institutions in shaping tomorrow’s leaders, Festo Didactic has launched the groundbreaking Fluid Power Blue Moon Special to revolutionise learning experiences in higher educational institutions, training centres, and Technical Vocational Education and Training colleges.
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STEMulator – a gift to the youth of the nation
News

STEMulator is a groundbreaking virtual platform designed to ignite the spark of curiosity in young minds, and stimulate their interest in STEM subjects. An initiative of the National Science and Technology Forum, STEMulator recently launched its free virtual school on National Youth Day.
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Millions of tons of grease and oil in our waterways
igus , Motion Control & Drives

Shocking statistics reveal that approximately 50% of lubricants used on industrial machines and equipment eventually makes their way into the environment, where just one litre of used oil has the capacity to poison about a million litres of water.
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How engineering impacts on everyday life
News

As an annual event that celebrates the incredible contributions of women engineers worldwide, International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) marks its 11th anniversary in 2024, under the theme of #EnhancedByEngineering. This year, INWED celebrates women engineers who have enhanced lives and livelihoods through their work. These remarkable individuals contribute to building a brighter future for all of us.
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Schneider Electric celebrates Youth Day
Schneider Electric South Africa, News

Schneider Electric recently celebrated South Africa’s Youth Day with several exciting and comprehensive initiatives that have seen the company make a tangible difference to the skills development and growth of the country’s youth.
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Inline pumps for space-saving applications
Valves, Actuators & Pump Control

Pump manufacturer, KSB Pumps and Valves has introduced its latest EtaLine range of inline pumps, including the advanced EtaLine Pro for diverse applications such as HVAC, industrial recirculation, and heating systems.
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The advantages of overhead power distribution in data centres
Legrand, Electrical Power & Protection

With the world becoming increasingly dependent on the internet, the need for additional bandwidth is steadily escalating. This requires more, larger facilities and infrastructure, which demand more power and a dependable electricity supply.
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Simplifying AI training
Beckhoff Automation, IT in Manufacturing

The TwinCAT Machine Learning Creator from Beckhoff is aimed at automation and process experts and adds the automated creation of AI models to the TwinCAT 3 workflow.
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Modularity for future scalability
RJ Connect, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

When it comes to managed switches, industrial-grade reliability, multicast availability and security enhancements based on the IEC 62433 standards are crucial features. There are a number of vertical markets where these switches can be used.
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SAIMC: From the office of the CEO: The SAIMC and Computer Engineering
SAIMC, SAIMC

In 2023, the SAIMC NPC and MESA Africa NPC joined forces, as their areas of activity had grown closer together. During this same time, ECSA recognised Computer Engineering as a separate discipline and asked the SAIMC to work on the initial Code of Practice for Computer Engineering.
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Pressure sensors for hydrogen applications
Instrotech, Pressure Measurement & Control

Keller manufactures isolated piezoresistive pressure sensors. The great advantage of the piezoresistive measuring principle is its high stability.
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New wireless communication system for remote access to measurement data
KROHNE, Data Acquisition & Telemetry

KROHNE has introduced the OPTIBRIDGE 3880 IIoT data logger for remote data services, acquisition and evaluation. This is a fully autonomous, battery- or mains-powered wireless communication system for remote access to measurement data, aimed at the water and wastewater industry.
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Lubrication system for Moroccan paper mill
SKF South Africa, Motion Control & Drives

SKF enhanced personnel safety and increased machine reliability boosted uptime, and delivered substantial time and cost savings for a leading paper mill in Morocco with the installation of a complete Maxilube lubrication system on a paper machine.
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Fast and precise flow switches
Senseca, Flow Measurement & Control

Senseca recently introduced the FF type series flow switch, which is specifically suited to the water, oil and gas, and food and beverage sectors, and also finds application in general industry where pump protection is required.
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Magnetostrictive level transmitter
WIKA Instruments, Level Measurement & Control

WIKA’s new model FLM-Tx-FLEX magnetostrictive level transmitter is used for high-accuracy, continuous level detection of liquids, including those with long insertion lengths.
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New medium-pressure axial piston pump
Bosch Rexroth Africa, Motion Control & Drives

The electronic closed-loop control of hydraulic pumps in open circuits with Rexroth electronic Open Circuit (eOC) opens new possibilities for the implementation of hydraulics for mobile machines.
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OEM pressure sensor for mobile working machines
WIKA Instruments, Sensors & Transducers

The MH-4-CAN, based on the MH-4, is a powerful, reliable and extremely resilient pressure sensor for mobile working machines.
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Automated machine health monitoring
SKF South Africa, IT in Manufacturing

Coupled with rapidly advancing technologies, the growing global population is propelling an ever-increasing demand for essentially anything that consumers require, from infrastructure to food. By switching from a manual to an automated machine monitoring system and data collection process, operators will increase the availability of their rotating equipment, and subsequently optimise their operations.
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