In memoriam: Hendrick Frederik (Hennie) Prinsloo
It is with great sadness that the SAIMC announces the death of branch general manager Hennie Prinsloo after a short but brave battle with cancer.
A stalwart and passionate member of the SAIMC since ...
Electrical certificate of compliance (COC) for instrumentation: non-hazardous installations
Everest Equipment & Control, Electrical Power & Protection
An instrument and control installation’s scope of work often never makes a request for a certificate of compliance: it is assumed to be an electrical function and hence many installations are non-compliant. ...
Africa Automation Technology Fair announces launch of virtual event series
Reed Exhibitions, News
The Africa Automation Technology Fair (AATF) organiser, Reed Exhibitions, announced the launch of a series of virtual events to take place from July 2020 on the AATF digital platforms.
The event series ...
Remote support of critical production systems in Covid-19
IT in Manufacturing
The lockdown forced a finer look at the efficacy of supporting our production-critical systems: how good are our modern IT systems in allowing the workforce to work from home, access the business network ...
Artificial Intelligence and Dawn of Disruption
Since the phrase Artificial Intelligence (AI) was coined in the 1950s, technology has advanced significantly and transformed our social and work worlds. Some industry luminaries are bullish about the ...
Tektronix and Coherent Solutions partner for integrated optical communications
Comtest has announced that technology companies Tektronix and Coherent Solutions have an exclusive partnership agreement to provide fully integrated optical communications platforms to new and existing ...
SAIMC: From the office of the CEO
President Cyril Ramaphosa rightly stated in his letter of 11 May: “Imposing a nation-wide lockdown gave our country a strategic advantage. It bought us valuable time to prepare our health system and put ...
Emerson’s new thermowell design tool
Emerson Automation Solutions, Temperature Measurement
Emerson has introduced the Rosemount Thermowell Design Accelerator, a free online thermowell design tool that eliminates manual thermowell iterations facing process design engineers when sizing thermowells. ...
Making a ‘smart’ move for projects and operations in distress
Engenamic, Sensors & Transducers
“The world has certainly been turned on its collective head in these first few months of 2020 with the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges it presents,” says Ian McKechnie, CEO and principal advisor ...
Endress+Hauser partner programme is gaining importance through IIoT solutions
Endress+Hauser South Africa, IT in Manufacturing
How can field instruments and components be easily integrated into automation systems? The answer is becoming increasingly important as industrial production digitalisation progresses. The Endress+Hauser ...
HMA Geotechnical solution for greenfield ammonia plant in Indonesia
HMA Geotechnical has supplied its Wisenmeshnet wireless infrastructure monitoring system for one of the largest industrial projects in Indonesia. This is the first time that this system, intended mainly ...
Process plant emissions control
RTS Africa Technologies, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring
RTS Africa Technologies (RTS) is a specialised Tshwane-based company focused on supplying engineered solutions to problems experienced by process engineers in industry.
There is now a serious problem ...
Safety starts with tracking
Saryx Engineering Group, IT in Manufacturing
Saryx Engineering’s HSEC Online has always based its business model on the safety of people; putting people first by using innovative technology to track document compliance. Now, as we move into the ...
On-line analysers for power chemistry applications
Microsep , Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring
Efficient and reliable monitoring of low concentrations of various impurities in pure water treatment is critical for microelectronics and power cycle chemistry applications. Mettler Toledo Thornton offers ...
Smart pH measurement solutions
EOH Process Automation Solutions., Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring
Foxboro has announced the expansion of its Smart pH product family. The enhanced Model 876PH-S transmitter, along with recently released Smart PH10 and PH12Smart pH Sensors, now provide smart pH measurement ...
Thermal compressed air meter
ifm - South Africa, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring
This new thermal compressed air meter for compressed air in industrial use distinguishes itself as an all-rounder. It not only has an integrated temperature sensor, but also features a pressure sensor, ...
A practical guide to the installation of loadcell weighing systems
Abacus Automation, Sensors & Transducers
Loadcells are a key component when it comes to ensuring that the manufacture of consumer goods, food and pharmaceuticals, amongst others, remains accurate and delivers consistent product quality and packaging.
Limestone calciner takes command of operations with new control room
Rockwell Automation, News
There are few qualities so desirable for a business to have than an ability to adapt to change. Industries evolve, circumstances shift, but what remains over time are those businesses with the foresight ...