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PC-based control technology for process automation
Progress is not based on the innovative creation of buzzwords. Unfortunately, the development of enabling technologies in recent decades did not help to raise process automation to an advanced level. ...

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Improved production capacity and efficiency
Automation with robotics increases production of chocolate by 40%.

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Energy efficiency for improved process control
BMG’s Vacon 100 AC drives have been designed to save energy, optimise process control and improve productivity in many sectors, including processing, mining and minerals, industrial HVAC, marine and water, ...

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Latest articles

Hytec Pretoria exhibits at Mining & Technical Expo
News

Hytec Pretoria exhibited at the Mining and Technical Exhibition (MTE) at the Cullinan Sports Ground in Tshwane, the first MTE for the year held in February. The company showcased a wide range of products ...
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Honeywell takes nine SA students to space camp
Honeywell ACS South Africa, News

Honeywell has sent nine South African students to the US Space & Rocket Centre (USSRC) in Huntsville, Alabama, as part of the 10th annual Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA). From 23-27 February, ...
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SAIMC: From the office of the CEO
SAIMC, SAIMC

Amidst the turmoil of the latest coronavirus pandemic and the recent downgrade of South African government debt to junk, I’ve begun to wonder whatever happened to traditional values like responsibility ...
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Robots are already replacing workers
IT in Manufacturing

Robotic process automation (RPA) is a technology that is disrupting the workplace. Using software ‘robots’ to mimic repetitive human interactions with computers, this technology can do these tasks much ...
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Merging control and telemetry
Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists, Industrial Wireless

Wireless telemetry and control in plants have become a necessity with the data acquisition requirement of modern plant control to lift performance and compliance. In-plant cabling costs often push the ...
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Endress+Hauser receives top rating for sustainability
Endress+Hauser South Africa, News

Endress+Hauser has been placed in the top ranking of companies in the EcoVadis sustainability audit for the fourth time in a row. The group again improved its overall result. With 72 points, Endress+Hauser ...
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Drones to the fore in the fight against coronavirus
News

Since the World Health Organisation moved to declare COVID-19 a pandemic in early March, public health experts around the world have advocated for self-isolation as a way to reduce the spread of the disease ...
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Messe Muenchen South Africa to expand reach with analytica Lab Africa 2021
News

analytica Lab Africa, the international trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics, will be back in Johannesburg in 2021, with an expanded programme, more highlights ...
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Emerson acquires American Governor
Emerson Automation Solutions, News

Emerson has announced that it has completed the purchase of American Governor Company, a leader in technologies and services for hydroelectric turbine controls. The addition of American Governor builds ...
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Loop Signatures 1: Introduction to the Loop Problem Signatures series
Michael Brown Control Engineering, Editor's Choice

Over the years I have had many requests to write a book giving more detailed explanations of some of the problems I have encountered in my work on practical loop optimisation. I am by nature and inclination ...
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Safety technology to improve ­flexibility
AC/DC Dynamics, IS & Ex

The new Datalogic concept for robot evolution expects to overtake the competition. Following demanding safety regulations, outdated isolated robotic cells are now replaced with robot-like parts of industrial ...
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Responsive wireless I/O from ­Omniflex
Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists, Industrial Wireless

Radio networks traditionally follow the Master (main station node) and Slave (out station node) methodology for data acquisition. A single master polls for data from one or more slaves, depending on the ...
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Skid-mounted dry-type transformer does duty on a coal mine
News

In a specialised application on a coal mine, Trafo Power Solutions recently supplied a dry-type transformer mounted on a mobile skid. “The harsh environment of a coal mine required us to specially ...
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Skyriders to offer external training at its academy
News

“The Midrand-based training academy established by rope access specialist Skyriders will soon offer external training,” reports marketing manager, Mike Zinn. Working at height continues to pose a ...
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Flexibility of PC-based control minimises development times
Beckhoff Automation, System Integration & Control Systems Design

The outbreak of Covid-19 in China created a massive demand for masks and other medical products. Xiamen Booltech recognised the need to produce N95 masks, which provide protection for both medical staff ...
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Thermal camera for automotive diagnosis
RS Components SA, Temperature Measurement

RS Components has announced the availability of a new thermal camera from FLIR, a specialist in intelligent sensing products for industrial markets. The TG275 thermal camera is ideal for automotive maintenance ...
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Five tips to manage energy use while staying at home
Electrical Power & Protection

Covid-19 continues to impact many aspects of our lives. Many are now required to stay at home in an effort to curb the spread of the pandemic. One of the many implications of staying at home will be the ...
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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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