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Endress+Hauser’s IIoT technology masters the mining challenge
Endress+Hauser aims to improve the processes of its customers with regards to efficiency, quality, safety and sustainability.

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Siemens launches Atlas of Digitalisation
Siemens has launched a new web-based application that reveals the readiness and potential of six major cities to embrace digitalisation and develop new ways of living, working and interacting. The Atlas ...

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SKF solution saves capex for mining customer
When a long-standing customer in the platinum sector required assistance to salvage its spherical roller bearings, SKF came to the fore. Through its in-depth remanufacturing expertise and capabilities, ...

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Latest articles

From the editor’s desk: Edge, cloud or both?
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News

In the illusory world of digital transformation, the question of where the applications will best be hosted often triggers a lively discussion. In particular, the cloud vs. edge debate has left many wondering ...
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MESA aligns with Africa Automation Fair to promote next level industry automation
Reed Exhibitions, News

MESA Africa has aligned with Africa Automation Fair for the first time this year, to help drive the next level of industry automation in South Africa. Vice chairman, Gerhard Greeff, explains that MESA’s ...
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Emerson acquires KNet software
Emerson Automation Solutions, News

Emerson has announced the acquisition of KnowledgeNet (KNet) software from Tunisia-based Integration Objects. KNet’s unique analytics application software accelerates digital transformation initiatives ...
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BI set to add ContiTech belts to its range
News

Bearings International (BI) is set to add to its basket of premium brands following a visit by the ContiTech Power Transmission Group to discuss a local distribution agreement for its belt ranges. These ...
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Endress+Hauser expands patent portfolio
Endress+Hauser, News

The number of patents submitted by the Endress+Hauser Group continues to rise. As reported during the annual Innovators’ Meeting held this year in France, the Group submitted 287 initial patents in 2018, ...
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Future Production Technologies Conference
News

“The Fourth Industrial Revolution will herald the transformation of entire systems of production, management and governance,” says Bob Williamson, chair of the Future Production Technologies Conference ...
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UJ career day for engineers
News

The University of Johannesburg (UJ) recently held a career day for engineers, organised by the student chapter of the SA Institute of Mechanical Engineering. A wide range of representatives from industry ...
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Scada Review 2019
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), System Integration & Control Systems Design

The subject projects of this year’s Scada Review are a worthy reflection of the effort put in by the respondent end-users, SIs and vendors. It is encouraging to see that even in these times of economic ...
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Scada Review 2019: AVEVA, Schneider Electric
System Integration & Control Systems Design

      End–user responses    General    Q: Briefly describe the application including information on any pre-existing control system. The client has been using Citect SCADA V6.1 with Windows XP and Windows ...
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Scada Review 2019: Adroit Technologies
System Integration & Control Systems Design

      End–user responses    General    Q: Briefly describe the application including information on any pre-existing control system. This end user is implementing the Smart City project using IoT enabled devices ...
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Hyflo Southern Africa incorporated into BMG’s Fluid Technology division
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, News

The Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings has incorporated Hyflo Southern Africa into BMG’s Fluid Technology Division. This development is a positive move for both companies and for the ...
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Pressure transmitters for mobile equipment
Turck Banner, Pressure Measurement & Control

In order to provide solutions for use in mobile equipment, Turck has expanded its portfolio of pressure sensors with the introduction of the PT1100/2100 transmitters. This includes mining, forestry, agricultural ...
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Digital transformation status and progress in process industries
IT in Manufacturing

Industry research indicates that there has been more than 75% of the process industry participating in Industry 4.0 technology evaluation or pilot projects, there is still less than 25% of the industry moving beyond the pilot phase.
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Does edge computing have the edge?
Omron Electronics, IT in Manufacturing

Implementing artificial intelligence in industrial manufacturing
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UPS with integrated power supply and USB interface
Phoenix Contact, Electrical Power & Protection

Supplying critical DC loads safely, increased system availability, confined spaces, and tough ambient conditions present system designers and operators with a variety of challenges.
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Cost-efficient production with 18 synchronous NC axes
Beckhoff Automation, Motion Control & Drives

TwinCAT 3 controls highly efficient machine for processing of die-cast automotive parts.
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The safety over OPC UA concept
Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

Another problem with existing safety protocols is the lack of a concept for dynamically establishing and terminating connections. The current state of technology requires that early during the project ...
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Wireless IoT devices in oil and gas reached 1,3 million in 2018
News

According to a new research report from Berg Insight, the number of devices featuring cellular or satellite connectivity deployed in oil and gas applications amounted to 1,3 million at the end of 2018. ...
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