SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine

Featured articles

Fresh food, with minimum energy
Alsense IoT services enable food retailers to prioritise and reduce their maintenance efforts across stores and critical events.


Drives for solar-powered pump systems
BMG advises on how to optimise efficiency and extend the service life of solar-powered pumping systems by selecting the correct drives.


Optimise fermentation in alcoholic beverage manufacturing through proper valve selection
Emerson can help select the right fluid automation products to meet all unique requirements.


Latest articles

SAIMC: From the office of the CEO

In the last few publications we looked at the newly envisaged mechatronics qualification. We looked at the different groups within mechatronics as was recommended to ECSA, namely: factory automation, ...
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#EnergyEfficiency – the buzzword for 2021
Danfoss, Electrical Power & Protection

Danfoss Drives South Africa recently concluded a campaign of webinars, with energy efficiency as the main topic, in the mining energy and extraction sector.
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Success for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)

maxon congratulates on the successful Mars landing of the Perseverance rover.
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Proline t-mass F/I 300/500 from Endress+Hauser
Endress+Hauser South Africa, Flow Measurement & Control

The reliable and versatile all-rounder for pure gases and gas mixtures features alarm functions as well as bidirectional measurement and reverse flow detection.
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Control Loop: Loop Signatures 5
Michael Brown Control Engineering, Editor's Choice

This article outlines some of the practical problems and rules of thumb relating to final control elements, which can affect control in the real world.
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Vert Energy to support Yanmar in Southern Africa

Vert Energy is set to supply and support Yanmar industrial engines and power products in southern Africa.
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Telco sensors for arduous packaging applications
Gail Norton Instrumentation, Sensors & Transducers

Telco provides the packaging industry with infrared sensor solutions for challenging applications. The company’s sensor solution experience and problem-solving spans various fields including packaging, ...
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Obituary: Chris du Plessis: 14 June 1959 – 12 January 2021
SA Gauge, News

Chris started a company called Techniman in 1986 selling other companies’ products, but in 1992, Chris and his wife Judith founded SA Gauge.
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From the editor's desk: Automating the food supply chain now a priority
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News

While the world rests in the grip of the coronavirus pandemic, maintaining an efficient food supply chain has become progressively more difficult. Given that social distancing and other health and safety ...
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Emerson launches new education centre for measurement instrumentation
Emerson Automation Solutions, News

The centre provides face-to-face and virtual training for customers in the Middle East and Africa to upskill process automation engineering and maintenance workforces.
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Cable, components and critical space exploration
ABB South Africa, News

ABB provides Ty-Rap cable ties for NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Rover mission.
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Industrial edge controller for pipeline operations
Emerson Automation Solutions, PLCs, DCSs & Controllers

Denka Wangdi, of Emerson’s machine automation solutions business, explains how the gathering, storage and analysis of detailed operational and diagnostic data by modern edge controllers provides significant benefits for pipeline operators.
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Update for uniVision software
ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation, System Integration & Control Systems Design

Wengor has added another version update for the uniVision configurable standard software for two- and three-dimensional image processing.
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Acoustic imager detects partial discharge
Comtest, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

Fluke’s new ii910 Precision Acoustic Imager detects corona, partial discharge and gas, steam and compressed air leaks that can hurt both production uptime and the bottom line.
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Reed level transmitter suitable for food applications
WIKA Instruments, Level Measurement & Control

WIKA has expanded its range of level transmitters with reed measuring chain by adding the model FLR-F for food applications.
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Rotary encoder for Ex areas
Turck Banner, Sensors & Transducers

Turck Banner now offers a variant of the contactless QR24 encoder for use in explosion protected areas Zones 2, 22 and 3GD.
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ABB Food Safe motors for wash-down cycles
ABB South Africa, Motion Control & Drives

ABB Food Safe motors address the wash-down challenge as they feature a stainless steel housing to resist corrosion and IP69 ingress protection.
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SICK Automation introduces berm monitoring system
SICK Automation Southern Africa, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

The SICK Advanced Object Detection LiDAR System (AOS LiDAR) offers high reliability for outdoor applications.
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