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23rd Annual ARC Industry Forum
To navigate successfully through today’s global wave of digital transformation and make disruptive technologies work for them, manufacturers, municipalities, utilities, and all other organisations will ...

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Live insight into production processes
Live Monitoring is a local South African software house that develops MES as well as asset monitoring and energy efficiency systems to provide a competitive edge through cost effective live insight into ...

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Future thinking translates into energy efficiency
“Transport is one of the largest causes of greenhouse gas emissions, particularly in South Africa, which has a high ratio of cars, taxis, buses and trains all using fossil fuels,” says Barry Bredenkamp, ...

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Automation education and training vital for South Africa’s development - Part 1: Our ability to provide the skills of Industry 4.0 is wanting.
SAIMC, Training & Education

In the automation industry, the education and training provided at universities and colleges have, for various reasons, drifted away from industry ­requirements. The SAIMC plans to close this gap, whatever ...
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EM supplies smart building solutions
ElectroMechanica, Electrical Power & Protection

The latest Hager smart solutions for automated building control have been supplied by ElectroMechanica (EM) of Cape Town for Swarovski Lighting’s new showroom in Green Point. The leading supplier specified ...
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Rittal’s aftersales service plan
Rittal, News

When investing in products and systems, it is easy to overlook the maintenance and aftercare associated with these purchases. More than just the initial investment, companies are encouraged to look at ...
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Now might be the time to have a talk with your IT service provider
Absolute Perspectives, Editor's Choice, IT in Manufacturing

The Gartner hype cycle provides a simple graphic representation of how emerging technologies are adopted in the market. The principle is quite simple: a new technology (such as augmented reality) will ...
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Job creation through local manufacturing
Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, News

According to Eric Bruggeman, CEO at the South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC), some 50-70% local content in products would be considered acceptable to ensure the future growth and sustainability ...
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Case History 165: Interesting tests on loop problems show how much can be deduced from the results.
Michael Brown Control Engineering, Motion Control & Drives

I have published many articles showing problems in control loops with figures showing the tests conducted to determine the problems. This time, by way of a change, I would like to suggest that readers ...
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New managing director of Rockwell Automation for sub-Saharan Africa announced
Rockwell Automation, News

Henry Craukamp has been appointed as managing director of Rockwell Automation for sub-Saharan Africa, effective 1 January 2019. Henry will now be responsible for leading the business in sub-Saharan Africa ...
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Protect critical power assets
Schneider Electric South Africa, IT in Manufacturing

Schneider Electric releases EcoStruxure Power 2.0 compliant with latest cybersecurity standards.
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Nick Denbow’s European report: Trends in plant monitoring
Editor's Choice

Early last year, the interest from many large automation and sensor suppliers focused on condition monitoring, for example, using wireless communications to monitor the condition of the motors and bearings ...
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Compact motor starter with protection
Vepac Electronics, Electrical Power & Protection

The new motor starter Christian P-4.0 from Tele is designed for motors up to 4 kW @ 400 V, and includes five functions in one compact unit, requiring only 22,5 mm width. This intelligent instrument offers ...
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Factor 1 sensors in a plastic barrel
Turck Banner, Sensors & Transducers

Inductive sensors in a plastic threaded barrel design and with an antivalent output have been added to Turck’s uprox series of factor 1 sensors, which offer the same large switching distance to all metals. ...
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Leuze camera looks around the corner
Countapulse Controls, Sensors & Transducers

Manufacturing plants, packaging facilities and warehouse operations often have areas where visibility is not what it should be, and not only can these prove hazardous to both vehicles and pedestrians ...
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Relative humidity probe hands control to the user
Instrotech, Sensors & Transducers

The Michell HygroSmart HS3 advanced interchangeable relative humidity and temperature probe is 100% configurable to give users maximum flexibility. It also allows for alterations to RH measurements, to ...
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SKF offers new metering device for lubrication systems
SKF South Africa, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

SKF has announced the introduction of its Lincoln SLC metering device for grease. Developed for use in single-line lubrication systems, this compact metering system boasts a modular design for less jointing ...
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PC-based control used to inspect large aerospace components
Beckhoff Automation, System Integration & Control Systems Design

Genesis Systems Group specialises in robotic non-destructive inspection (NDI) systems to cater to the special testing requirements of large components for aircraft, satellites and rockets, automated with PC and EtherCAT-based control from Beckhoff
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Flexible drive control
Festo, Motion Control & Drives

Servo drive and servo motor as a complete system.
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LSIS obtains Ex rating for HMI range
Ana-Digi Systems, IS & Ex

Starting with the iXP2 premium series of HMIs, in the latter half of 2018 LSIS began rolling out the Ex certification for the entire range of these exceptional products. The products carry the rating ...
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