SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine


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Flow measurement transmitters with IO-link interface
Senseca has introduced the enhanced OMNIPLUS range of transmitters that feature an intelligent IO-Link interface.

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Magnetostrictive level transmitter
WIKA’s new model FLM-Tx-FLEX magnetostrictive level transmitter is used for high-accuracy, continuous level detection of liquids, including those with long insertion lengths.

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How to clean compressed air effectively
ISO-Reliability Partners has taken another step in bringing to market highly effective solutions to combat contamination in all its forms. The locally designed and patented Air Wizard inline water trap is proudly manufactured in South Africa. It has been SABS tested for the separation of water, oily fluids, rust and solid particulates from pneumatic compressed air or gas lines.

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Latest articles

The reliable flowmeters for challenging industrial processes
Endress+Hauser South Africa, Flow Measurement & Control

Ultrasonic flowmeters have made enormous progress since their introduction into industrial measurement technology. The technology is now fully developed, but it still has a wide range of potential applications. Endress+Hauser is driving forward the development of its clamp-on flowmeters with time-of-flight ultrasonic measurement by improving performance, simplifying handling throughout the entire life cycle, and expanding the areas of application to include off-label uses.
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Selection of two-port valves: an open and shut case
SMC Corporation South Africa, Valves, Actuators & Pump Control

Little consideration is generally given to two-port valves because they are often perceived as simple devices that only open and close to control downstream fluid supply. Although this is mechanically true, choosing the optimal two-port valve for your application can make a big difference, saving space, weight and energy consumption.
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Oil humidity sensor for maximum efficiency
ifm - South Africa, Sensors & Transducers

The oil humidity sensor continuously measures the relative humidity and temperature of oil. This enables plant operators to carry out condition-based changes and maintenance, thereby avoiding damage to a plant due to reduced cooling or lubricating action.
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TwinCAT runtime for real-time Linux
Beckhoff Automation, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

With TwinCAT runtime for real-time Linux, Beckhoff is opening up new application possibilities for real-time control. The ability to execute several TwinCAT runtimes on a single industrial PC means users can now combine different system parts on one high-performance computer to streamline programming and diagnostics.
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Sustainable energy optimisation for rubber manufacturers
Electrical Power & Protection

South Africa’s rubber is a major material used in both the mining and automotive sectors. Now, with increasing pressure to address energy usage and optimisation, the intervention of Associated Energy Services, a leading operations and maintenance service provider to the steam and boiler sector, could be a game changer.
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Seamless automation system upgrade
ABB South Africa, Industrial Computer Hardware

ABB has launched the ABB Ability Symphony Plus SDe Series, a portfolio of hardware products that help modernise existing process control system installations with minimal risk and disruption to plant operations
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New industrial control and communication range
RS South Africa, SCADA/HMI

RS South Africa has announced RS PRO’s new Industrial Control and Communication range, adding 1250 new products across more than 18 technologies to RS PRO’s existing automation and control portfolio of over 41 000 products.
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Optimising green hydrogen production
Schneider Electric South Africa, Electrical Power & Protection

A recent Markets and Markets research report outlines that the green hydrogen segment is set to reach $7,3 billion by 2027, growing at 61% CAGR. However, the report also warns that hydrogen as a fuel source has not gained widespread acceptance. The technologies required to use hydrogen efficiently are still in the developing phase, or are working models.
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Automation system for sustainable energy plant
Valmet Automation, Electrical Power & Protection

Valmet will deliver a comprehensive Valmet DNA automation system to Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant (LSEP) currently under construction in Northwich, Cheshire, United Kingdom.
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Multifunctional displays from ifm
ifm - South Africa, Industrial Computer Hardware

A measured value high up in the cloud increases the global visibility of information, but not always the local visibility. For this purpose, ifm’s new multifunction display with a universal measurement input is the right choice in almost all applications.
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Common power quality factors affecting transformers
Comtest, Electrical Power & Protection

Commercial and industrial buildings commonly have a 208/120 V transformer in a delta-wye configuration to feed receptacles. Single-phase, non-linear loads connected to the receptacles produce triple harmonics, which add up in the neutral. When this neutral current reaches the transformer, it is reflected into the delta primary winding, which causes overheating and transformer failures.
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Quality gearboxes for irrigation
SEW-Eurodrive, Editor's Choice, Motion Control & Drives

SEW-EURODRIVE is offering a complete gear solution for centre pivot irrigation systems as an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) closer to South Africa’s farming sector.
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Cable carrier systems for harsh conditions in the steel industry
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, Motion Control & Drives

BMG supplies and supports Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable carriers, which have been developed to withstand operation in many industries, including highly corrosive environments.
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Compressed air drying and monitoring
Artic Driers International, Pneumatics & Hydraulics

Artic Driers manufacturers the Sahara low dewpoint, heatless pressure swing air dryers with SANS 347 pressure code. These desiccant-rich pressure dryers comfortably obtain pressure dewpoints of -40°C.
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Enhanced multifunctional mass flow meters and controllers for gases
Mecosa, Flow Measurement & Control

Building upon the success of the acclaimed FLEXI-FLOW Compact series, Bronkhorst presents an extensive line extension, offering unparalleled versatility and precision in gas flow measurement and control.
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Electronic products, services and design tools from RS South Africa
RS South Africa, Electrical Power & Protection

RS South Africa has launched a campaign across its broad range of more than 250 000 electronic products.
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Re-imagining business operations with the power of AI
IT in Manufacturing

inq. has introduced a range of artificial intelligence solutions to assist organisations across industry verticals in optimising business operations and improving internal efficiencies.
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Fast and precise flow switches
Senseca, Flow Measurement & Control

Senseca recently introduced the FF type series flow switch, which is specifically suited to the water, oil and gas, and food and beverage sectors, and also finds application in general industry where pump protection is required.
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