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Turck standardises its fluid portfolio
Turck’s new portfolio of fluid sensors offers a wide range of variants and combinations, while having common key features at the same time. The compact FS+ flow sensor with IO-Link now follows the launch of the PS+ pressure sensor.

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PyroStorm protection for control equipment
If you work at a large industrial plant or mine, you may have noticed those hydraulic lubricating oil packs, or perhaps the diesel generator sets, oil store rooms, pump rooms or flammable liquids stores, ...

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Leak detection has never been quicker and easier
SKF’s TKSU 10 ultrasonic leak detector is able to identify leakages in compressed air and vacuum systems, delivering substantial savings for end-users by reducing inspection time and minimising energy costs.

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Latest articles

SEW-Eurodrive provides six MACC units to local power utility
SEW-Eurodrive, News

EW-Eurodrive has developed a purpose-built 2-stage gear unit series solution, the MACC series, specifically for air-cooled condensers.
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Top tips to help you implement 4IR projects that deliver value
Editor's Choice, IT in Manufacturing

In the just over 10 years I have spent working on IT projects in the manufacturing space, the amount of new fads and IT jargon that has to be adopted has reached the heavens, and ascended into other realms. ...
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Preparing South African business for the 4IR
SAIMC, News

Incorporated into Electra Mining Africa 2020 Connect’s Automation Day, the SAIMC recently hosted a webinar under the title, ‘Preparing South African business for the 4IR, getting the business and technical frameworks right to ensure success’.
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Pump control at a distance
Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists, Industrial Wireless

The ability to control a pump remotely over distance and without using wires is simple using Omniflex Teleterm Radio RTUs over a licence free band, avoiding administration of radio frequency band use. ...
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Intrinsic safety barcode scanning from Extech Safety Systems
Extech Safety Systems, IS & Ex

Extech Safety Systems has worked with UK-based Mobexx to develop the MobXscan mobile application for barcode scanning with mobile devices. The app has been released for Windows 10 and Android, offering ...
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From the editor's desk: Digital transformation or the way of the dinosaur?
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) recently had its fair share of exposure in South African industry circles. First, the German & EU Chamber’s Working Group Industry 4.0 kicked off a series of online ...
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Safe operation of LNG tanks
Endress+Hauser South Africa, IS & Ex

Endress+Hauser’s innovative instrumentation and advanced inventory management solutions for LNG storage tanks ensure safe operation of plant and high levels of inventory transparency.
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Open Beckhoff technology sets adoption record
Beckhoff Automation, News

Now, with 3000 officially registered device manufacturers, EtherCAT has the broadest base of adoption in the industrial Ethernet market.
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Reliable gas production
Siemens Digital Industries, IT in Manufacturing

Energy supplier uses Siemens technology for optimum information exchange.
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Loop Signatures 3: Process Dynamics – process gain
Leaderware, Editor's Choice

If one wishes to control a process, then it is important to have a reasonable understanding of the process itself and certainly one should also be aware of the external influences that can act on it.
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Predictive analytics for artificial lifts
Emerson Automation Solutions, IT in Manufacturing

Machine learning and artificial intelligence applications in artificial lift systems have seen a growth in importance recently and are no longer a nice to have, but essential tools for well optimisation.
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Flexible communication across building and mobility applications
Beckhoff Automation, System Integration & Control Systems Design

TwinCAT OPC UA connects research and innovation infrastructure on Empa campus.
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IR thermometers in the steel industry
R&C Instrumentation, Temperature Measurement

In many foundry applications, temperature readings show whether processes are operating within their proper ranges, whether a reheater is too cold or too hot, whether a stand needs adjusting, or how much ...
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Valve technology for tyre presses
Macsteel Fluid Control, Valves, Actuators & Pump Control

Production plants for tyres place extremely high demands on valves. Tyre curing presses work at high pressures of steam, water, and nitrogen, as well as at high temperatures. In addition, the very short ...
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Conductivity sensor for CIP monitoring
ifm - South Africa, Sensors & Transducers

The LDL200 from ifm electronic is designed to be used in cleaning processes (CIP) in the food industry.
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Safety rope limit switch
Anglo Allied Engineering, Operator Interfaces, Switches & Relays

Bernstein has introduced a new rope pull switch that provides safety for conveyor belts or machines.
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Sensor technology now in use in explosion-protected areas
Pepperl+Fuchs, IS & Ex

Increased customer demand for hazardous areas requirements that can be met using sensor technology require sensors to be fitted in potentially hazardous locations, posing ever greater challenges.
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Gas analysis in power transformers
RTS Africa Technologies, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

Tshwane-based RTS is an agent for US-based H2scan and its Gen5 System, developed specifically for transformer oil dissolved gas analysis (DGA) and monitoring.
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