SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine

Featured articles

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.


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.


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


Latest articles

Preparing South African business for the 4IR

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

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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