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Sensor technologies help wine growers to vintage success
As English wine grows in popularity, more and more people recognise its award winning qualities and production is growing by the year. A generation ago, it was wise to steer clear of British wine, blends ...

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Compact design electromagnetic flow measurement
Whether in the life sciences or in biotechnology, whether in the food or chemical industries – global competition is steadily increasing. Ever more companies are implementing their process facilities ...

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Photoelectric sensors for washdown applications
Banners new T18-2 photoelectric sensors have an FDA-grade shatterproof plastic housing and are IP69K rated and Ecolab certified to protect against water ingress and chemical washdown. IP69K and epoxy ...

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Latest articles

Extending analytics to EAM and operations users
IT in Manufacturing

Today’s manufacturing operations and maintenance teams generate vast amounts of data in all forms.
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Instrument Area Network
Industrial Wireless

Modern plant managers and operations professionals can save time and money through a robust condition and preventative maintenance model enabled by wireless Instrument Area Network devices. Instrument ...
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Compact conductivity monitoring solution
GHM Messtechnik SA, Sensors & Transducers

Condix is a low maintenance, easy to install measuring transducer that saves time and money. This solution for monitoring of conductivity in liquids does not require a separate measuring transducer nor ...
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Curtailing youth unemployment in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
News

The Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies and coordinator of Government’s 4IR programme Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, in partnership with MICT SETA, has launched a pilot skills development ...
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Europe’s largest-ever Emerson Users Conference to be held in Milan
Emerson Automation Solutions, News

The largest-ever Emerson Global Users Exchange in Europe will be taking place in Milan, Italy, in 2020. The biennial conference will be held at the Milano Convention Centre from March 18 to 20, with current ...
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BI leverages synergies across Hudaco Group
News

As part of the Hudaco Group, Bearings International (BI) is able to leverage synergies across a broad range of companies, meaning it can offer a complete product basket across its branch network countrywide. In ...
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Lonza selects Rockwell Automation for digital transformation of pharmaceutical operations
Rockwell Automation, News

Lonza has selected Rockwell Automation for the turnkey implementation of the strategic vision to bring the digital factory to nine facilities that manufacture drug capsules. The Swiss-based company, founded ...
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SAIMC: From the President's desk
SAIMC, SAIMC

2019 has been a year of many achievements by our members. Although the SAIMC might not be the organisation with the most members, the unselfish and hard-working team have certainly achieved more than ...
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SAIMC: Durban branch
SAIMC, SAIMC

Technology evening At the last technology evening, Beckhoff Automation’s Gareth Taylor (sales engineer, Durban) presented on the topic ‘Open PC-based control technology in a world of modular process ...
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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
SAIMC, SAIMC

The October technology evening was hosted by Extech Safety Systems. Sales director Gary Friend presented an interesting take on the relationship between new technological advances, and the never-ending ...
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Space chair automation
Siemens Digital Industries, Motion Control & Drives

The Euro Space Centre adventure park in Transinne in Belgium is home to a number of different simulators, including the original NASA multi-axis chair dating back to the 1960s which was used to familiarise ...
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RS adds self-adjusting double-acting air cylinders
RS Components SA, Pneumatics & Hydraulics

RS Components has expanded its offering from factory automation manufacturer Festo to include new double-acting pneumatic cylinders in the DSBC product range. Aimed at both machine builders and maintenance ...
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All-rounders EHL handles projects from conceptualisation to completion
EHL Consulting Engineers, System Integration & Control Systems Design

EHL is an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM), and engineering, procurement and construction services (EPCS) company that began operating in 1980. Manager of automation at EHL, ...
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Digital twin allows process simulations
Siemens Digital Industries, IT in Manufacturing

The high-tech company Grenzebach’s portfolio includes the simulation of material flow in complex plants in the glass industry, which it achieves using Siemens simulation solutions. Together, the two companies ...
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AI module improves industrial production
Rockwell Automation, System Integration & Control Systems Design

Industrial workers can now use the data from their equipment more easily to predict production issues and improve processes with their existing automation and control skill set. The new FactoryTalk Analytics ...
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Sensors for predictive maintenance solutions
Turck Banner, Sensors & Transducers

Banner Engineering’s QM30VT series sensors build on the capabilities offered by the QM42VT Series sensors they replace. They maintain all the same functionality, registers, and scaling, however, their ...
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Honeywell helps transform petrochemical operations
Honeywell ACS South Africa, News

Honeywell has announced that Braskem Idesa has adopted a hands-free, wearable connected technology solution at its plant in Veracruz, Mexico. Honeywell’s Intelligent Wearables will allow Braskem Idesa ...
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Ultra-compact soft starter with protection
Vepac Electronics, Electrical Power & Protection

The Tele Christian P4.0/RL/TP/IC electronic soft starter is, with all of its integrated functionality, designed for ultra-compact installation. It helps to reduce wiring material, installation time and ...
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