SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine


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Next level light curtains
SICK Automation is a world leading manufacturer of sensors, safety systems and automatic identification products. The next step for safety – this core idea therefore underpins the entire design of the ...

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SEW-Eurodrive solution for new brick and block plant
SEW-Eurodrive’s HandlingKinematics application module allows for machine control at a higher level by means of a lower-level configurable control unit (CCU) for carrying out precision path movements. ...

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Covid-19 early detection strategy
Instrotech would like to make it known that it has a specialised early detection system on offer, that allows for fast, non-contact screening and identification of school learners, tertiary students and ...

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Latest articles

Loop Signatures 1: Introduction to the Loop Problem Signatures series
Michael Brown Control Engineering, Editor's Choice

Over the years I have had many requests to write a book giving more detailed explanations of some of the problems I have encountered in my work on practical loop optimisation. I am by nature and inclination ...
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Moxa’s industrial cybersecurity solutions
RJ Connect, IT in Manufacturing

Industrial networks today are no longer air-gapped and immune from cybersecurity threats. Although deploying a firewall and segmenting networks is a good first step, how are OT engineers, who primarily ...
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The African Hydrogen Partnership Conference
RTS Africa Technologies, News

In the context of carbon emissions and the need for green energy, the first African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) Conference was held from 19-20 February at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis ...
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Zest pioneers remote acceptance testing during lockdown
Zest WEG Group, News

In an innovative step to keep a customer’s mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on schedule despite the impact of Covid-19, Zest WEG successfully conducted a remote witness test of ...
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SA gloves-up in the fight against coronavirus
Pepperl+Fuchs, News

As the world’s hospitals buckle under the stress of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, so the need for extra ventilator systems has become critical in the healthcare sector. While early statistics show ...
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Robots in the time of Covid-19
Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

The contagion of Covid-19 has swept through the lives of people across the globe, disrupted industries and had a dramatic impact on the world’s economy. Some analysts predict the pandemic’s impact could ...
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Getting ahead of the curve
Industrial Wireless

Cold chain management critical for vaccine distribution.
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EtherCAT Technology Group seminars postponed due to coronavirus pandemic
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News

The series of EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) seminars, scheduled to be held in South Africa from 22-29 October, has had to be postponed due to the uncertainty relating to travel and event hosting as ...
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In memoriam: Vivienne Caroline Dorrington - 19 June 1958 – 21 April 2020
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our CEO, Vivienne Dorrington, after a long and brave battle with cancer. Like her father, Ray Beaumont, who founded Technews Publishing in 1985, ...
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From the editor’s desk: Loop signatures and digital postage during lockdown
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News

In this month’s issue, we publish the first updated version of Michael Brown’s Loop Signature series of articles, the material that forms the basis for his popular control loop training courses.  ...
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Ultrasonic transducer with mini horn array
Emerson Automation Solutions, Flow Measurement & Control

Emerson has released the Daniel T-200, a titanium-housed transducer, for its gas ultrasonic flowmeter product line, marking the first use of metal 3D printing to enhance the acoustic performance of ultrasonic ...
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Augmented reality in hazardous areas
Extech Safety Systems, IT in Manufacturing

Extech in collaboration with UtilityAR has unleashed the power of augmented reality (AR) in hazardous areas (Atex/IECEx/IA). Combining the power of UtilityAR and the iSafe HMT-1Z1 head mounted device, ...
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Top-mounted level indicator
Level Measurement & Control

WIKA’s model UTN top-mounted level indicator consists of a measuring chamber, a float with guide rod and a magnetic system. Mounting onto the vessel is made via appropriate process connections (flanged ...
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Drones in the front line of the fight against coronavirus
News

Since the World Health Organisation moved to declare COVID-19 a pandemic in early March, public health experts around the world have advocated for self-isolation as a way to reduce the spread of the disease ...
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SCiBOTRON’s quality culture the key to success
System Integration & Control Systems Design

The company was founded on lean principles and quickly grew into a QSE (Qualifying Small Enterprise). Ricardo Paddy, managing director and founding member, attributes one of the reasons for the company’s ...
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Cable-type heat sensing systems
Alien Systems & Technologies, Temperature Measurement

Sensing fire conditions using cable Broadly speaking there are two methods to sense fire conditions using cable. Most commonly used in the South African market is the digital type method: essentially ...
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Electromagnetic flowmeter upgrade
Instrotech, Flow Measurement & Control

Instrotech has announced that the Kobold magnetic inductive flowmeters MIM and MIS have been upgraded and further developed as follows: Kobold MIM, for measuring and monitoring of conductive liquids, ...
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Safety technology to improve ­flexibility
AC/DC Dynamics, IS & Ex

The new Datalogic concept for robot evolution expects to overtake the competition. Following demanding safety regulations, outdated isolated robotic cells are now replaced with robot-like parts of industrial ...
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