SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine

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SKF runs on predictive maintenance
There is an ever-growing need for faster, more efficient production methods and manufacturers are striving to find the perfect balance between product quality and affordability and to deliver within the ...


Enhanced intelligence at the edge
A new computing model that helps create autonomous edge nodes is changing the IIoT landscape. Edge nodes are data-aggregation points in an IIoT system, where the physical world of sensors and actuators ...


Forward-thinking municipality uses pumps to generate electricity
A technical team serving the requirements of the Drakenstein municipality in the Western Cape has designed one of the country’s largest pump and turbine stations to be used for water reticulation to the ...


Latest articles

Klaus Endress turns 70
Endress+Hauser, News

Klaus Endress, current President of the Supervisory Board of the Endress+Hauser Group, who also served for many years as CEO, celebrated his 70th birthday on 9 December 2018. He was born in 1948, the ...
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Advanced sugar technology from Bosch

With 55 years’ experience in the sugar sector, Bosch Projects offers a comprehensive service globally, which encompasses strategic planning and feasibility studies, sugar technology development, project ...
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FIRST Tech Challenge: SA Qualifying Tournament 2019

Teams and spectators are invited to the FIRST Tech Challenge South African Qualifying Tournament, a competition whereby school children get exposed to engineering principles, software programming and ...
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Unobtrusive approach to digitalisation
Parker Hannifin Sales Company South, IT in Manufacturing

As Industry 4.0 continues to unfold, increasing numbers of manufacturers, big and small, are seeking the best opportunities to increase the automation of their industrial processes and improve productivity. ...
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VEGA Controls SA appoints new managing director
VEGA Controls SA, News

VEGA Controls SA has announced the appointment of Fredrick Streicher as the company’s new managing director, effective from 1 January.    He has been with the company for the last 13 years where he was ...
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IoT.nxt delivers results at schools in the USA
IoT.nxt, News

Energy cost savings are already being realised at several schools in Florida, USA, that chose IoT.nxt’s solution to deliver energy optimisation and reduce consumption. Since installation started in September, ...
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Nick Denbow’s European report: Will UK industry pull out of the Brexit torpor?
Editor's Choice

Whether the UK – whoever is in charge – decides in March to remain in the EU, drop out, or make a negotiated partial exit, the last year has been disastrous for UK industrial investment in instrumentation ...
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New efforts bring hope for Industry 4.0-ready SA workforce
Reed Exhibitions, News

Industry 4.0 – smart new automation tools and technologies – are rapidly changing the face of manufacturing and industry around the world. Without a concerted effort to change industry processes and infrastructure, ...
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Rockwell Automation upgrades control at Mozal Aluminium
Rockwell Automation, System Integration & Control Systems Design

Rockwell Automation has migrated the control systems at Mozal Aluminium’s furnace assembly and ladle cleaning shop to its modern DCS based on the PlantPAx design standard.
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Book early for this year’s X-Change User Group Conference
IS³ - Industry Software, Solutions & Support, News

The largest industrial software event in Africa, X-Change 2019, is almost upon us. This year X-Change will take place at the Sun City Resort from the 17-20 March.    X-Change has been a success for a ...
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Compact DIN rail power supply
Accutronics, Electrical Power & Protection

TDK Corporation has announced the introduction of the TDK-Lambda brand DRF960-24-1 DIN rail mount AC-DC power supply, rated at 24 V 40 A (960 W) with a 60 A (1440 W) peak for 4 seconds. The product has ...
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Contact in to contact out over fibre optic cable
Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists, IS & Ex

The Omniterm FCT and FCR modules provide the ability to send a digital contact signal up to 4 km over a single optical fibre. When the contact on the FCT transmitter module is closed, the relay output ...
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Bromide sensor for water disinfection
ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation, Sensors & Transducers

With the expansion of its product range of membrane-covered amperometric digital sensors for liquid analysis, ASSTech now has available the Jumo tec-Line Br bromide sensor for general water disinfection ...
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RS launches rugged Molex connectors
RS Components SA, Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors

RS Components has introduced the Molex Squba range of 1,80 mm sealed wire-to-wire connectors, designed to fit into small spaces while offering IP67 protection against liquid, dust and dirt. Squba supports ...
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One machine control over EtherCAT
Omron Electronics, Motion Control & Drives

Manufacturing is changing. Production lines need to be increasingly flexible to cope with shorter production runs, more varied products and tighter deadlines. Manufacturers are addressing these challenges ...
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Hygienic flow measurement
SICK Automation Southern Africa, Flow Measurement & Control

Compact stainless steel sensor for conductive and non-conductive liquids.
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Steam system inspection technology
Comtest, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

Steam is used to heat raw materials and treat semi-finished products. It is also a power source for equipment, as well as for heat and electricity generation. But steam is not free. Annually, it costs ...
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Quarter-turn actuator for harsh conditions
Festo, Valves, Actuators & Pump Control

Thanks to its versatility and flexibility, Festo’s quarter-turn actuator DFPD can be used in a variety of applications. Its modern, simple and compact design impresses whether it is used with ball valves, ...
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