SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine

Featured articles

Accurate particle matter measurement
The PMsense datalogger has particular applications in smart city applications and the monitoring of particle matter pollutants found at industrial sites.


Building secure networks
This article explores how to build resilient industrial networks and deploy cybersecurity defences in order to sustain continuous industrial operations.


BMG hydraulic solutions for all sectors in KZN
BMG’s Regional Service Centre in KwaZulu-Natal provides engineering solutions designed to optimise productivity for all customers.


Latest articles

Loop Signatures 7: Final control elements – Part 3 hysteresis and deadband
Michael Brown Control Engineering, Editor's Choice

Some of the biggest problems associated with the final control element are hysteresis and backlash.
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24/7 boiler monitoring with the SWAS Compact
Endress+Hauser South Africa, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

Endress+Hauser has developed a compact new steam analysis device for continuous boiler water monitoring.
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Siemens expands CFD simulations
Siemens Digital Industries, IT in Manufacturing

Siemens’ Simcenter portfolio expands capabilities for frontloading computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation and increased productivity.
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GirlCode and RS inspire the next generation of female coders
RS Components SA, News

More than 50 female learners and their teachers were recently invited to attend a day of inspiration, technology and fun.
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IS³ accelerates digital transformation through its AVEVA Select partnership
IS³ - Industry Software, Solutions & Support, News

IS³ has announced that it has become the first AVEVA Select partner in the EMEA region, making it the only authorised distributor for AVEVA products in southern Africa.
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Endress+Hauser opens vaccination centre
Endress+Hauser South Africa, News

As part of a model project, Endress+Hauser is operating a vaccination centre for employees in Maulburg.
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From the editor’s desk: Google partnership brings OT and IT closer together
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News

The recent announcement by Siemens and Google Cloud that the two will cooperate to develop AI-based solutions for manufacturing combines the best of both the OT and the IT worlds. As an industrial automation ...
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Thief hatch monitoring
Emerson Automation Solutions, Operator Interfaces, Switches & Relays

As thief hatches on oil storage tanks are necessary for maintenance, it is essential to monitor the hatch is closed so that it does not contribute to overall emissions limits.
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Visualisation using vision-specific controls
Beckhoff Automation, System Integration & Control Systems Design

TwinCAT Vision combined with TwinCAT HMI.
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SAIMC: From the office of the CEO

In my last letter, I discussed the lack of skills available to operate and maintain our infrastructure. This month, I present a more specific look at the critical skills required in manufacturing, which ...
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Measuring viscosity made easy
Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

Condition monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently launched a quick, cost-effective viscosity test kit known as the WearCheck Rheo-stick.
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Becker Mining to deliver hoists to Rustenburg mine
Becker Mining South Africa, News

Becker Mining South Africa has secured an order for 26 Kito electric and manual chain hoists and accessories, for a processing plant at a mine in the North West Province.
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UPS series with One Cable Technology
Beckhoff Automation, Electrical Power & Protection

Beckhoff’s new CU81xx UPS series is designed for universal use. Due above all to the flexible connection options extending up to One Cable Technology for uninterruptible power supply (UPS-OCT), the series ...
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Flameproof switchgear for system protection
Becker Mining South Africa, Electrical Power & Protection

Becker Mining South Africa’s Energy Distribution division manufactures customised switchgear, designed for the efficient distribution of electrical power.
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Exact determination of fuel consumption
Instrotech, Flow Measurement & Control

The Kobold DOE, an oval gear flowmeter, can be used with a wide range of media and chemicals
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Belt conveyor weighing applications
Loadtech Loadcells, Mass Measurement

Loadtech’s LT1320 is a precision digital indicator for belt weighing applications. The unit takes the weight and speed information from a belt conveyor system and accurately calculates the rate and total ...
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Measure bearing vibration and temperature
Comtest, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

Vibration in rotating machinery is merely the back and forth movement, or oscillation, of a machine and components, such as drive motors, driven devices (pumps, compressors, etc.), and the bearings, shafts, ...
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Visual inspection made easy with SKF stroboscopes
SKF South Africa, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

A range of handheld, easy-to-use stroboscopes that enable the visual inspection of rotating equipment to be carried out in an economic and timely fashion has been unveiled by SKF. “All rotating equipment ...
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