SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine

Featured articles

Pressure sensor for industrial applications
WIKA’s model MTF-1 pressure sensor module is a simple and flexible option for integrating pressure measurement into a wide variety of applications.


Five areas to maximise supermarket efficiencies
Technical strategies to help supermarkets not only stay ahead of society’s emerging demands but even to potentially benefit from them.


Low profile 5 kW PSU with outputs up to 200 VDC
Vepac has announced the addition of a low-profile enclosure to the HPT5K0 series of high efficiency 5 kW AC-DC power supply modules.


Latest articles

From the editor's desk: 2022 must be the year SA gets its vaccination act together
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), Editor's Choice, News

This is his last "From the editor's desk" that Steven Meyer wrote before his death in early January 2022.
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Zest supplies SA’s new gas helium project
Zest WEG Group Africa, News

Zest WEG is supplying locally manufactured transformers, switchgear and substations to South Africa’s onshore natural gas and helium project, Tetra4.
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SAIMC: From the office of the CEO

I trust that you all had a wonderful holiday season and are rested and ready to start another year of hectic activity. For some people, the holidays are the highlight of their year, while for others, ...
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2-channel EtherCAT motion interface
Beckhoff Automation, Motion Control & Drives

Flexible and cost-effective stepper motor terminal with 6 A total current.
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Real-time-capable data communication via OPC UA
Beckhoff Automation, System Integration & Control Systems Design

Direct integration of OPC UA Pub/Sub in TwinCAT 3.
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IaaS – paying for the experience but not the assets
Schneider Electric South Africa, IT in Manufacturing

Infrastructure-as-a-Service has emerged as a feasible option that maintains crucial infrastructure such as IT, power consumption and business continuity while organisations focus on their core business.
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How are infrared cameras calibrated?
Instrotech, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

Infrared thermometers are calibrated with the help of reference radiation sources called black bodies, which can produce different temperatures with high stability.
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The ultimate control valve
Valve & Automation, Valves, Actuators & Pump Control, Editor's Choice

Zwick has designed its TRI-SHARK range of Triple Eccentric Valves to be used in control or throttling applications as well as for pure on/off functionality.
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ABB robotics offers a taste of the future
ABB South Africa, Motion Control & Drives

Food and beverage manufacturers increasingly need more flexibility on their production lines to enable them to adapt to changing consumer tastes and demands.
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SMC´s FRL unit: compressed air filtration since 1961
SMC Corporation South Africa, Pneumatics & Hydraulics

In pneumatics, the FRL unit is a key element as it ensures the proper functioning of the pneumatic equipment, thereby increasing the operating life.
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Valve & Automation’s new Secunda Valve Repair Centre
Valve & Automation, News

On 1 November 2021, Valve & Automation’s Secunda Valve Repair Centre opened at 18 Kingfisher Street, Ext 57, Secunda, Mpumalanga.
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BMG opens new branch in Maun, Botswana
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, News

BMG has extended its service in Botswana, with the opening in November 2021, of a new branch in Maun.
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Obituary: Steven James Meyer
January 1957 - January 2022

Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News, SAIMC

It is with deep sadness and shock that we announce the sudden death of SA Instrumentation & Control Editor, Steven Meyer. Steven joined Technews in October 2007 in the position of Deputy Editor. His ...
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Fluke doubles the troubleshooting power
Comtest, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

Comtest now offers the Fluke 787B and 789 process meters that double the troubleshooting capabilities of previous versions by combining the power of a safety-rated, digital multimeter and mA loop calibrator into a single, compact test tool.
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Dry-type transformers for auto plant
Electrical Power & Protection

An important expansion to South Africa’s automotive industry is benefiting from the installation of 10 dry-type transformers and two mini-substations supplied by Trafo Power Solutions.
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The MX-System: the controller becomes a modular control cabinet
Beckhoff Automation, System Integration & Control Systems Design

The new MX-System from Beckhoff is quite simply a revolution in control cabinet construction.
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Transformer for special applications
ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation, Electrical Power & Protection

The Jumo IPC 300 was developed for the control of heating loads that previously required an additional transformer for power control.
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WLS15 Pro series strip light
Turck Banner, System Integration & Control Systems Design

Turck Banner’s new WLS15 Pro comes in Pro Editor, IO-Link, or Pick-IQ compatible models.
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