SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine


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Fluid Systems Africa – your fluid system partner
Fluid Systems Africa supplies a comprehensive range of the high-quality, affordably priced products for all system needs. It offers a complete basket of products to assist in reducing procurement costs ...

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Valve technology for tyre presses
Production plants for tyres place extremely high demands on valves. Tyre curing presses work at high pressures of steam, water, and nitrogen, as well as at high temperatures. In addition, the very short ...

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IR thermometers in the steel industry
In many foundry applications, temperature readings show whether processes are operating within their proper ranges, whether a reheater is too cold or too hot, whether a stand needs adjusting, or how much ...

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Latest articles

From the editor's desk: Automation professionals need communication strategy too
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News

Catching the eye of a potential customer has become more difficult than ever thanks to the ethos of information promiscuity that defines the 21st century. It’s never been easy to stand out in a crowded ...
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Endress+Hauser strengthens ­expertise for advanced analysis
Endress+Hauser, News

Endress+Hauser has expanded its centre of competence for advanced analysis in Lyon, France. The Group invested €2 million in a new production facility and office space to meet growing demand in the area ...
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How fieldbus systems are really selected
Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

The majority of users do not actively select their fieldbus at all – they select the control system vendor and whatever bus system this vendor provides will ‘do the job.
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South Africa sets plans in motion with new LNG import terminal
News

State-owned freight logistics firm, Transnet, said on Tuesday that it had signed a cost-sharing agreement with the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) to conclude a feasibility study ...
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Emerson completes acquisition of Zedi’s software and automation businesses
Emerson Automation Solutions, News

Emerson has announced the purchase of Zedi’s software and automation businesses. The addition of Zedi’s cloud supervisory control and data acquisition (scada) platform will further enable Emerson to help ...
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Festo inspires with smart digital solutions at the Automation Expo
Festo, News

Festo hosted the first leg of the Automation Expo in Johannesburg at the Sandton Convention Centre, while the second took place in Port Elizabeth at the Boardwalk Convention Centre. Both ended on a high ...
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AVK Academy gains traction in Africa
News

The Academy, the training arm of AVK Southern Africa, has taken the Group’s training into Africa. With training on basic and advanced valve fundamentals recently concluded at Mulonga Water and Sewerage ...
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WearCheck acquires reliability testing company, boosts services
News

Durban-based condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, has bought Anglo Field Services (AFS), which adds three new established divisions to the company’s comprehensive reliability solutions portfolio, ...
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IS3 partners with Izinga Integrated Solutions
IS³ - Industry Software, Solutions & Support, News

On 24 July, IS³ – Industry Software Solutions and Support welcomed Izinga Integrated Solutions as a strategic solutions provider for AVEVA’s asset performance management (APM) Solutions. Izinga is a ...
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See the latest development in LabVIEW 2019 at the Test Dynamics roadshows
Test Dynamics, News

Test Dynamics is hosting a series of roadshows during September and October to share the latest developments in LabVIEW 2019. The half-day training/information sessions will discuss the technologies that ...
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Process 4.0 Breakfast Seminar Series 2019
Beckhoff Automation, VEGA Controls SA, News

Beckhoff Automation, in partnership with VEGA, are proud to present the second South African Process 4.0 Seminar for industry. The 2019 seminars are aimed at industry segments such as oil and gas production, ...
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Robotic platform relies on LiDAR
SICK Automation Southern Africa, Sensors & Transducers

A SICK Automation LiDAR sensor was used to build a winning robotic platform in the prestigious Drexel University’s annual College of Engineering senior project design competition. For the Swerve team, ...
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Hygienic pressure transmitter
ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation, Pressure Measurement & Control

The pressure transmitter Jumo Taros S46 H – available locally from ASSTech – is designed according to the hygienic requirements for precision measurement and longevity. The high-level protection type ...
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How integrated visual management and remote monitoring demystify machine safety
Turck Banner, IS & Ex

This article shares common challenges for machine safety, and shows how combining easy-to-use safety devices with visual indication and remote monitoring capabilities can help make safety simpler and more effective.
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Understanding data cables, their categories, and what they mean
Helukabel, Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors

For many end-users, engineers and purchasing agents, who do not work with these types of cables on a daily basis, the different categories can seem complicated and overwhelming.
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Security concerns for safety systems
Phoenix Contact, IS & Ex

A common strategy required for the future.
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Flexible communication across building and mobility applications
Beckhoff Automation, System Integration & Control Systems Design

TwinCAT OPC UA connects research and innovation infrastructure on Empa campus.
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Radar sensors: frequently asked questions
Turck Banner, Sensors & Transducers

Radar sensors are commonly used for a wide variety of vehicle detection and collision avoidance applications, and they are a particularly good choice for outdoor deployments.
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