SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine


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Industrial Ethernet switches reflect ongoing evolution at the IIoT ‘thin edge’
Today’s digital transformation strategies require data connectivity throughout the architecture to fulfil the quest for improved operations.

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Shutdown planning and execution
It is inevitable in that in some shape or form, all plant workers will at some stage be involved in the shutdown of a facility. Planning is essential to ensure that this shutdown is executed within both ...

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Siemens contributes to Coca-Cola Beverages Africa’s digitalisation vision
The Nairobi Bottler’s Embakasi Plant based in Nairobi, Kenya, a fully owned subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), received a Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) training rig from Siemens Digital ...

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Latest articles

BMG’s bearing focus
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, News

BMG’s comprehensive range of bearings extends from precision miniature bearings used in machine tools and electronics applications, to giant size bearings that meet the demands of steel and mining industries. The ...
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Control valves with positioner suitable for gas and burner installations
Macsteel Fluid Control, Valves, Actuators & Pump Control

Sliding gate valves are true all-rounders in the valve technology field and can be used for high-precision control purposes in the fields of natural gas applications, combustion and firing installations, ...
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Adding mobile network visibility
RJ Connect, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

A high-speed railway operator built a fibre Ethernet backbone for data transmission between its operational management centre and railway stations to ensure high network availability. The customer used ...
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EM Bloemfontein offers accredited training courses
ElectroMechanica, News

The Bloemfontein branch of supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) plans to make significant inroads in the Free State region thanks to its fully-equipped training facility, focusing mainly on automation products ...
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From the President’s desk
SAIMC, SAIMC

This year, I challenge you to try something that you are truly passionate about. In 2019 I took the plunge and bought an entry level 3D printer. It changed my life completely. I am now only limited ...
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SAIMC: Durban branch
SAIMC, SAIMC

The November technology evening was on the topic of shutdown planning, which was clearly of interest and attracted an audience of over sixty members and visitors to the usual venue at the Durban Country ...
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SAIMC:Vaal branch
SAIMC, SAIMC

The year’s last technical evening was sponsored by the SAIMC. Vaal branch manager Juaandré Heyneke gave an in depth presentation on the SAIMC, where he explained the goals of the organisation, both nationally ...
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The IIoT edge is evolving
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News

In its IIoT context, the edge is traditionally understood to be a kind of half-way point between the plant and the cloud. Physically hard to define, the edge acts as a repository for data collected from ...
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Smart cities embrace 4IR
Schneider Electric South Africa, News

Smart cities rely on smart grid technology that includes traditional and renewable energy sources in its mix of power supply. Driven by the advanced technology of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), ...
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Inline sensor status indicator
Turck Banner, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

Machine downtime can be costly for any company and identifying the problem can be time-consuming. The S15L series inline sensor status indicator can be mounted on a sensor for 360 degree-visibility of ...
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RS Components introduces 4ZeroBox IIoT development system
RS Components SA, IT in Manufacturing

RS Components has introduced the 4ZeroBox IIoT unit from Italian manufacturer TOI. 4ZeroBox is the hardware component of TOI’s 4ZeroPlatform, a plug-and-play data gathering, processing and reporting system ...
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Bosch Ulwazi hosts 2019 Engineer in Training function
News

Bosch Ulwazi’s 2019 Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Conference was recently held in Mt Edgecombe. At this annual event, graduates are given an interactive platform to showcase the knowledge and skills they ...
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Magnetic inductive flowmeter in stainless steel
Instrotech, Flow Measurement & Control

Instrotech has announced the introduction of Kobold’s MIM magnetic inductive flowmeter. MIM features IO-Link, a short distance, bi-directional, digital, point-to-point, wired, industrial communications ...
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Small dry wells for big field applications
Comtest, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

Fluke’s 914X Series Field Metrology Wells (Fluke 9142, Fluke 9143, Fluke 9144) extend high performance to the industrial process environment by maximising portability, speed, and functionality with little ...
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IFS study reveals AI investments looming on the business horizon
IT in Manufacturing

Global enterprise applications company, IFS, has announced the findings of a research study into the attitudes and strategies towards artificial intelligence (AI) among business leaders. The study polled ...
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The importance of up-to-date alarm annunciators
Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists, IS & Ex

At 1.23 pm on Sunday, 24 July 1994, twenty-six people were injured when an explosion erupted through an oil refinery in an otherwise quiet corner of South Wales in the United Kingdom. The site was occupied ...
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RTS’ application engineering experience provides customised industrial solutions
News

In 2015, Rand Technical Services, formed in Pretoria in 1989, was strategically divided into two sister companies – RTS Africa Engineering and RTS Africa Technologies. RTS Africa operates from a small ...
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SEW-Eurodrive supplies Movigear units for German project
SEW-Eurodrive, News

SEW-Eurodrive has supplied 64 Movigear servo motors from its Cape Town branch to a major OEM based in Paarl, H.G. Molenaar, which in turn supplied a weighing conveyor system to a German-based leader in ...
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