SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine


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Sensor technology now in use in explosion-protected areas
Increased customer demand for hazardous areas requirements that can be met using sensor technology require sensors to be fitted in potentially hazardous locations, posing ever greater challenges.

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Gas analysis in power transformers
Tshwane-based RTS is an agent for US-based H2scan and its Gen5 System, developed specifically for transformer oil dissolved gas analysis (DGA) and monitoring.

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EtherCAT I/O for conveyor control
Integrated compact motor controller reduces cabling effort and increases diagnostic capabilities for roller conveyor systems.

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Latest articles

Preparing South African business for the 4IR
SAIMC, News

Incorporated into Electra Mining Africa 2020 Connect’s Automation Day, the SAIMC recently hosted a webinar under the title, ‘Preparing South African business for the 4IR, getting the business and technical frameworks right to ensure success’.
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Pump control at a distance
Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists, Industrial Wireless

The ability to control a pump remotely over distance and without using wires is simple using Omniflex Teleterm Radio RTUs over a licence free band, avoiding administration of radio frequency band use. ...
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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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From the editor's desk: Digital transformation or the way of the dinosaur?
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) recently had its fair share of exposure in South African industry circles. First, the German & EU Chamber’s Working Group Industry 4.0 kicked off a series of online ...
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Safe operation of LNG tanks
Endress+Hauser South Africa, IS & Ex

Endress+Hauser’s innovative instrumentation and advanced inventory management solutions for LNG storage tanks ensure safe operation of plant and high levels of inventory transparency.
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Open Beckhoff technology sets adoption record
Beckhoff Automation, News

Now, with 3000 officially registered device manufacturers, EtherCAT has the broadest base of adoption in the industrial Ethernet market.
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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 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
News

SJC Creative, a specialised B2B and industrial media communications consultancy, was recently awarded the Media Communications Specialist Award 2020, Gauteng.
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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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Clip-on indicator with Bluetooth and logging
WIKA Instruments, Data Acquisition & Telemetry

Monitor live process values and diagnostic information on any iOS/Android device running the free PPS application, or monitor directly on the display.
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Hydraulic hose installation and maintenance
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, Pneumatics & Hydraulics

BMG’s portfolio of components includes the full range of Eaton Winner hydraulic braided and spiral hose and fittings.
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How integrated visual management and remote monitoring demystify machine safety
Turck Banner, IS & Ex

This article shares common challenges for machine safety, and shows how combining easy-to-use safety devices with visual indication and remote monitoring capabilities can help make safety simpler and more effective.
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Automotive supplier relies on Siemens PLM solution
Siemens Digital Industries, IT in Manufacturing

Küster Automotive is an internationally active family-run company and a part of Küster Holding. A full-service supplier, Küster manufactures components for the automotive industry. For its production ...
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RS introduces red and green laser level tools from Fluke
RS Components SA, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

RS Components has announced availability of a new series of PLS brand laser levels from Fluke. PLS (Pacific Laser Systems) became a Fluke company in 2015 and is well known for providing high-quality tools ...
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Fully automated CIP system upgrade at a food factory
Hybrid Automation, System Integration & Control Systems Design

Hybrid automation was recently approached to upgrade the CIP system at a food production plant based on the East Rand of Johannesburg.
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WearCheck launches disinfectant tunnel
Wearcheck Africa, News

To help South African companies ensure the health of their employees, WearCheck has created a unique HealthCheck disinfectant tunnel which can be situated at the entrance to work-sites or public spaces ...
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New Modicon IIoT-ready controller
Schneider Electric South Africa, PLCs, DCSs & Controllers

The Modicon M262 is IIoT-ready, designed and delivered with intuitive direct cloud connectivity and no gateways are required for OEMs to design solutions for performance demanding applications.
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