SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine


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Deploying IT into the factory floor environment
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
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
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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Latest articles

Water and wastewater treatment in the digital age
Endress+Hauser South Africa, Editor's Choice, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

In these testing times of declining water security, IoT technology has been proven to boost operational efficiency and inform smart investment decisions.
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AATF 2023 to collocate with Future Manufacturing Africa
News

In attendance across the two events will be over 5000 visitors, several feature areas and over 200 exhibitors over three days.
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Call for detailed action plan for SA’s mining sector
News

Following the President’s keynote address at the Mining Indaba, Webber Wentzel sees the lack of timelines and action plans as a deterrent to investors.
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Process Automation Solutions appointed as main contractor
EOH Process Automation Solutions, News

Process Automation Solutions has been appointed as the Main Automation Contractor by South Africa’s liquids pipeline operator to upgrade the control system, metering and leak detection system for inland bound crude oil pipeline.
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Record growth for EV market despite mounting challenges
News

The battery remains the largest cost component of the vehicle, and climbing costs of lithium and nickel are a factor behind the increases.
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The most common cyber threats in the industrial environment
Rockwell Automation, IT in Manufacturing

Rockwell Automation’s cybersecurity portfolio strategic growth leader delves into this topic in a recent blog post.
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Impact of innovative technologies on the mining industry
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Editor's Choice, IT in Manufacturing

Mining operations must identify creative ways to handle the increased demand for minerals and resources as global economies become even more reliant on mineral sales. As a result, mine operators must ...
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100 years of Anton Paar
Editor's Choice, News

The company's success story began in1922, when Anton Paar founded his machine shop. For 100 years Anton Paar has combined high precision technology with scientific curiosity and a thirst for research. This has made the company a world market leader in the fields of density and concentration measurement, rheometry and CO2 measurement.
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Grist for the mill
Turck Banner, Editor's Choice, Sensors & Transducers

To meet the requirements of Swiss company Bühler with regard to its MHSA grain huller, Turck certified its contactless Li linear position sensor for use in the Ex area. Thanks to its contactless operating principle, the robust sensors are both maintenance-free and wear-free. They offer an impressive performance due to their optimum reproducibility, resolution and linearity over a large temperature range.
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Five reasons for force measurement
WIKA Instruments, Editor's Choice, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

Wika takes a closer look at the measured variable of force and gives five reasons to show why force measurement is of particular importance.
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Drive-based predictive maintenance solutions
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, Motion Control & Drives

BMG’s NORD predictive maintenance solutions offer fast, efficient and comprehensive evaluation of analogue and digital data, to enhance the operational efficiency and safety of machines. The intelligent ...
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Vibration pen for hazardous areas
R&C Instrumentation, IS & Ex

Vibration and temperature are the most common parameters measured on process plants to predict equipment failure or process problems. As part of the extensive range of vibration measurement products and IS rated instruments from R&C Instrumentation, the TV712 series from Time now comes in IS versions for EX Hazardous areas such as coal mines and chemical plants.
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When your site has no power
Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists, Data Acquisition & Telemetry

Remote monitoring of sites with no power infrastructure is challenging. Combining the power of remote terminal units and cloud-based server technology allows Omniflex to remotely manage outlying devices via web based technology.
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A new era of mass flow control
Mecosa, Mass Measurement

The Flexi-Flow is a revolutionary instrument that not only allows you to measure and control gas flow and measure the temperature, but also to measure and control the upstream and downstream pressures in your process with one flexible instrument.
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Compact emergency stop button
Anglo Allied Engineering, Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors

Bernstein has brought out a smaller version of its safety rope limit switch, adding an extra layer of safety to the operation of machines and conveyor belts, with greater space saving and versatility.
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High performance hydraulic hose
Pneumatics & Hydraulics

Gates has launched a new line of professional grade hydraulic hoses offering high performance in hydraulic applications across a wide range of end-markets.
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RS to showcase IoT and Food Safe products at NAMPO Harvest Day
RS Components SA, News

Following a two-year hiatus, this year’s event will take place over five days as opposed to four, to accommodate Covid-19 restrictions.
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Compact planar scanner with air bearing
Horne Technologies, Motion Control & Drives

PIglide positioning systems are ideally suited for high-precision applications such as inspection systems, laser marking, microscopy or scanning.
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