SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine

Featured articles

Climate is what we expect – weather is what we get
The influence of meteorology is significant on every human activity in modern life.


Flying motion
A planar motor system of free-floating movers with six degrees of freedom.


Safety laser scanner for outdoor ­applications
SICK Automation has launched another global innovation: the first safety laser scanner certified to IEC 62998 for use in outdoor applications. The outdoorScan3 allows automated guided vehicle systems ...


Latest articles

Gear up for Industry 4.0 at KITE 2019
Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, News

Industry 4.0 and the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) were merely buzzwords back in 2014. Today, however, the traditional manufacturing industry is in the throes of a digital transformation that is ...
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A new electrician rewards programme
Schneider Electric South Africa, News

Schneider Electric, has announced the introduction of its mySchneider Electrician Rewards Programme for electricians. The programme is aimed at rewarding residential and small building electricians for ...
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Africa Automation Fair 2019 wraps up with strong growth
Reed Exhibitions, News

Key event reflects SA’s growing interest in IIoT/4IR.
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Robin Briggs appointed managing director of BMG
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, News

Robin Briggs has a passion for strategy and a commitment to driving successful business growth in South Africa’s industrial sector. He brings to BMG a wealth of product knowledge, a thorough understanding ...
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R&C Instrumentation receives accreditation from Fluke
R&C Instrumentation, News

R&C Instrumentation is pleased to announce that the company has received accreditation from Fluke Process Instruments for its Infrared Temperature Calibration facility. This facility is housed in a climate-controlled ...
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Test Dynamics launched to represent National brands
Test Dynamics, News

Test Dynamics has been appointed to provide continued representation of the National Instruments brand following a decision by National Instruments to pursue a distribution model in southern Africa. ...
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Hytec South Africa relocates to the Free State

Hytec South Africa currently has a branch located in Vanderbijlpark, south of Johannesburg, which will be relocating to the Sasol Eco Industrial Park in Sasolburg. The branch focuses on the mining, chemical ...
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Endress+Hauser grows significantly
Endress+Hauser, News

Endress+Hauser experienced strong growth across all regions, sectors and product areas in 2018. The ongoing digitalisation of the industry and positive development on international markets provided the ...
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Africa’s manufacturing sector – an awakening giant

Industrialisation is the engine of economic growth, leading to the accumulation of physical and human capital. In recent years, African countries have witnessed steady economic growth owing to their vibrant ...
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Africa Oil & Power 2019

Now the official conference of South Africa’s Department of Energy, the flagship Africa Oil & Power (AOP) conference returns to Cape Town on October 9-11, with more than 20 petroleum and power ministers ...
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Staying ahead of industrial cyber-security threats
Parker Hannifin Sales Company South, IT in Manufacturing

The consequences of cyber attacks on businesses can be huge, operation downtime, loss of productivity, proprietary information loss, diminished reputation among customers, business partners and investors and disruption of services.
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Bluetooth low energy IoT development kit
RS Components SA, Industrial Wireless

RS Components is now offering the Bluetooth Low Energy IoT Development Kit (B-IDK) from ON Semiconductor. Based on the industry’s lowest power Bluetooth Low Energy radio System-on-Chip (SoC), the modular ...
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Continuous level measurement
Level Measurement & Control

DRH Components is the official distributor of Bindicator bin level sensors in South Africa. These prevent overflow spills, controlling surge bins, detecting blocked chutes and providing on/off control ...
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Smart Grid solutions enhance utility revenue collection
Schneider Electric South Africa, Electrical Power & Protection

At African Utility Week in Cape Town, Johan Pretorius, business development manager, Schneider Electric South Africa, presented a paper on ‘The Impact of Revenue Collection on Non-Technical Losses’. “The ...
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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 ...
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Temperature profiling in aluminium heat treatment
R&C Instrumentation, Temperature Measurement

Many high volume production foundries use continuous furnaces for the heat treatment of castings. Cylinder heads, wheels, suspension components and many other aluminium alloy products are placed in wire ...
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Successful European EtherCAT Plug Fest

The latest EtherCAT Plug Fest was recently held by the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG) in co-operation with acontis technologies in Ravensburg, Germany. In total 57 participants from 27 different EtherCAT ...
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Double-acting pneumatic cylinder
Valve & Automation, Valves, Actuators & Pump Control

Stafsjö’s standard double-acting type SC pneumatic cylinder is manufactured by Ebro Armaturen. It has a solid construction and is designed for tough knife gate applications from 100 up to 320 mm bore ...
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