SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine

Featured articles

PC-based control monitors road tunnel with flexible scalability
With more than 200 Industrial PCs in operation, the Kaisermühlen Tunnel in Vienna shows that scalable PC-based control technology from Beckhoff is an optimum automation platform in this environment.


Making Machine-as-a-Service a reality
Using cloud-based software, machine builders can access their machines anytime, allowing connections to be set up to link the machine builders and their clients.


New Allen-Bradley compact box PCs
The new box PCs and thin clients are the first of the Allen-Bradley VersaView 6300 family of industrial computers and leverage designs and technology from the acquisition of ASEM earlier this year.


Latest articles

Loop Signatures 3: Process Dynamics – process gain
Leaderware, Editor's Choice

If one wishes to control a process, then it is important to have a reasonable understanding of the process itself and certainly one should also be aware of the external influences that can act on it.
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SJC Creative wins Media Communications Specialist Award

SJC Creative, a specialised B2B and industrial media communications consultancy, was recently awarded the Media Communications Specialist Award 2020, Gauteng.
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Intrinsic safety barcode scanning from Extech Safety Systems
Extech Safety Systems, IS & Ex

Extech Safety Systems has worked with UK-based Mobexx to develop the MobXscan mobile application for barcode scanning with mobile devices. The app has been released for Windows 10 and Android, offering ...
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German & EU Chamber hosts inaugural Working Group Industry 4.0 online session
Pepperl+Fuchs, News

On 18 August, the German & EU Chamber’s Working Group Industry 4.0 hosted the first in a series of online events around 4IR and its adoption in South Africa.
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RS introduces safety eyewear selector tool
RS Components SA, IS & Ex

RS Components has announced availability of a new online tool that makes it easier for customers in their selection of protective and safety eyewear for a wide range of industrial applications. Targeting ...
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The digital twin explained
Yokogawa South Africa, IT in Manufacturing

The digital twin defined A digital twin is a virtual, digital copy of a device, system, or process that accurately mimics actual performance in real time, is executable, can be manipulated, and allows ...
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SAIMC: From the office of the CEO

I read an article the other day titled “COVID-19 is accelerating 4IR – but SA may not be ready”. It refers to the fact that as one of the most unequal societies in the world, South Africa needs to facilitate ...
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Reliable gas production
Siemens Digital Industries, IT in Manufacturing

Energy supplier uses Siemens technology for optimum information exchange.
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Loop signatures: Case History 173
Michael Brown Control Engineering, Editor's Choice

More control problems in a copper extraction plant.
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SAIMC to host webinar during Electra Mining Africa 2020 Connect week

As part of Electra Mining Africa 2020 Connect week (7-11 September), the Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics & Control (SAIMC) will be hosting a webinar on the subject: “Preparing South ...
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Ultrasonic flowmeter for wide ranges
Instrotech, Flow Measurement & Control

Bi-directionally transmitted ultrasonic waves provide precise results of volume flow as the result of their transit time difference. Installed in any position, the units can measure ranges of 1:250.
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Real-time location system
Extech Safety Systems, IS & Ex

With worker safety becoming an ever-increasing focus for many businesses operating within process industries, iTAG X30 delivers a solution that allows high levels of location accuracy across their entire site.
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Vaporising regulator increases the reliability of gas chromatograph analysers
Emerson Automation Solutions, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

With the Tescom 44-6800, Emerson has introduced a vaporising pressure reducing regulator for gas chromatograph analysers with the option to separate the regulator body from the electronic enclosure, without ...
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Intelligent wireless connectivity
RJ Connect, Industrial Wireless

The ultimate goal of most industrial automation applications is to obtain actionable insights from data sources for more precise decision-making. To achieve this, businesses need to make their field data ...
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Portable calibrator approved for hazardous areas
WIKA Instruments, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

WIKA’s CPH7000 portable process calibrator has received ATEX approval. It is therefore now also suitable for use in hazardous areas. The calibrator provides highly flexible on-site calibration for process ...
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Modular towel production lines
Beckhoff Automation, Motion Control & Drives

Rapid development and configuration of manufacturing systems for terrycloth towels with PC-based control.
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Combination of digital pressure gauge and smartphone via Bluetooth
WIKA Instruments, Pressure Measurement & Control

For optimal process efficiency in pharmaceutical applications, solutions featuring wireless communication are becoming first choice, especially in mobile applications.
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Commander series drives
Nidec Industrial Automation Southern Africa, Motion Control & Drives

The Commander series are simple and compact AC motor speed controllers that meet advanced requirements in a wide range of applications. Their small footprint makes them ideal for machine builders and ...
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