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From the editor's desk: The power of 23
Have you ever looked back on a year and wondered how you survived it? For the majority of South Africans, 2019 was such a year. It started benignly enough, cosily wrapped in the blanket of Ramaphoria ...

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5G – the wireless network of the future
Mobile wireless network standards, starting with 1G, have been shaping our mobile communication for years. While previous developments have focused on improved usability in the public sector, the new ...

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On safe paths with Leuze
When using the principle of triangulation for navigating automated guided vehicles (AGVs), vehicles are often equipped with two different scanners – one for safety and one for navigation. Now there is ...

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Latest articles

Lonza selects Rockwell Automation for digital transformation of pharmaceutical operations
Rockwell Automation, News

Lonza has selected Rockwell Automation for the turnkey implementation of the strategic vision to bring the digital factory to nine facilities that manufacture drug capsules. The Swiss-based company, founded ...
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Europe’s largest-ever Emerson Users Conference to be held in Milan
Emerson Automation Solutions, News

The largest-ever Emerson Global Users Exchange in Europe will be taking place in Milan, Italy, in 2020. The biennial conference will be held at the Milano Convention Centre from March 18 to 20, with current ...
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BI leverages synergies across Hudaco Group
News

As part of the Hudaco Group, Bearings International (BI) is able to leverage synergies across a broad range of companies, meaning it can offer a complete product basket across its branch network countrywide. In ...
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African mines gear up with SEW-Eurodrive’s new service
SEW-Eurodrive, News

A convenient and cost-effective option for ageing African mines, some of them 50 to 60 years’ old, is to have their geared units professionally refurbished by SEW-Eurodrive. Supplementing its refurbishment ...
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Curtailing youth unemployment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
News

The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies and coordinator of Government’s 4IR programme Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, in partnership with MICT SETA, has launched a pilot skills development ...
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DRH ensures clients remain at the forefront of bulk measurement with Bindicator range
System Integration & Control Systems Design

DRH Components was started in Durban in 2015 when Rob Hare and Kay Goutham retired from CHI Control (now Eaton), after four decades of service. The company has offices in Durban and Pretoria. Venture ...
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Fishery relies on Siemens process management
PLCs, DCSs & Controllers

The fishery in Steinach, Switzerland, breeds fish species which are under threat so that they can be released into domestic waterways in the canton of St. Gallen. The quality and temperature of the water, ...
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Inline measurement in chemical process monitoring and control
Sensors & Transducers

For reasons of quality and safety, the control of processes in the chemical industry is essential. The monitoring should be done directly in the process, continuously, and on a real-time basis. Modern ...
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SAIMC: Vaal branch
SAIMC, SAIMC

At the last technology evening, Robert de Scande from SICK Automation gave a presentation on the subject of IO-Link. IO-Link offers new options for communication between the system control and field levels: ...
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SAIMC: Durban branch
SAIMC, SAIMC

Technology evening At the last technology evening, Beckhoff Automation’s Gareth Taylor (sales engineer, Durban) presented on the topic ‘Open PC-based control technology in a world of modular process ...
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Rocket car arrives in South Africa
News

The Bloodhound LSR car has arrived at Hakskeenpan, the dry salt lake bed in South Africa’s northern Cape province, where over the next month a 25-strong crew will run tests that may see it exceed 800 ...
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Emerson monitoring accelerates asset digitalisation
Emerson Automation Solutions, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

Emerson has introduced the AMS Asset Monitor edge analytics device, which digitalises essential asset data and analytics for better operations performance and improved decision making. AMS Asset Monitor ...
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Robust embedded power supply series
RS Components SA, Electrical Power & Protection

RS Components (RS) has announced the availability of a new series of AC-DC embedded switch-mode power supplies (SMPS) from TDK-Lambda. The cost-effective RWS-B series of AC-DC industrial power supplies ...
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BMG appointed distributor by HEKO Ketten
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, News

BMG has been appointed by HEKO Ketten as official distributors in southern Africa of Heko conveyor components, including round link chains. “High wear-resistant HEKO components for bulk material conveyors, ...
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Pressure sensors with touchpads
Turck Banner, Pressure Measurement & Control

Turck has launched its new PS+ series pressure sensors, a modular range that enables access to reliable measuring instruments with intuitive operation. The sensors are easily commissioned and overhead ...
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Honeywell helps transform petrochemical operations
Honeywell ACS South Africa, News

Honeywell has announced that Braskem Idesa has adopted a hands-free, wearable connected technology solution at its plant in Veracruz, Mexico. Honeywell’s Intelligent Wearables will allow Braskem Idesa ...
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World record for Festo’s BionicOpter
Festo, News

The Festo BionicOpter will be included in the 2020 Guinness World Records. The chapter ‘Robots’ presents the most amazing records from the world of super robots and artificial intelligence. The Festo ...
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BMG’s Food & Beverage Expo voted a success
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, News

BMG’s recent Food & Beverage Expo, held at the BMG World distribution and engineering facility, has been voted a great success. “Highlights of the event included presentations from guest speaker, Linda ...
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