The last technology evening was held in March, and as we headed into lockdown we reluctantly cancelled future technology events pending the reopening of the country. There is much discussion about whether things will ever go back to normal in the guise that we know it, that the new normal will not be the same, and therefore this is a time of change and new challenges. We know that some things have served us well in the past and we would now be wise to leave them behind, but we also know that technology evenings in their current format work for all the right reasons, and so should not be left behind. Therefore, they are merely on hold. But, what we can and are taking out of this is that we can build on and augment the current model – reaching new audiences through technology and doing things remotely whilst we can’t all get together. We will keep everybody posted.
Sadly, playing golf remotely isn’t an option and we have, reluctantly, and after much debate, decided to postpone our July golf day. Watch this space for new dates.
SAIMC: From the office of the CEO June 2021, SAIMC
It was interesting to see the comments around Cuban engineers being imported to do engineering work in South Africa. This brings me to the Identification of Engineering Work and Professional Registration ...
Read more...SAIMC: Vaal branch June 2021, SAIMC
Steam turbine control was the subject of the last technology evening presented by Moore Process Controls.
A steam turbine is a device that extracts thermal energy from pressurised steam and uses it ...
Read more...SAIMC: Zambia branch June 2021, SAIMC
SAIMC Zambia held customer training sessions via Zoom with VEGA Controls of South Africa, presented by Chris Van den Heever. The sessions tackled were as follows: 1. Radar basics on Vegapuls 64: applications ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch June 2021, SAIMC
‘IIoT Ecosystem – from sensors to digital services’ was the topic of the May technology evening. Held via zoom and open to all branches throughout the country, it attracted record attendance from an attentive ...
Read more...SAIMC: Cape Town branch June 2021, SAIMC
n integrated geared unit that combines the recently launched Nord IE5+ synchronous motor and a single-stage helical gear unit offers optimum system efficiency.
Read more...SAIMC: From the office of the CEO May 2021, SAIMC
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 ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch May 2021, SAIMC
The branch held its April (virtual) technology evening on 7 April where SAIMC CEO, Johan Maartens, discussed the new skills trust fund initiative: how it works, how we will all benefit from it and how ...
Read more...SAIMC: Cape Town branch April 2021, SAIMC
We had an interesting presentation last month given by Allan Pead from Microsoft on the open source platform from Microsoft Azure Sphere – a secure IoT platform.
Allan is currently an Xamarin ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch April 2021, SAIMC
The technology evening was once again hosted virtually and this time it was the turn of Albert Louw from ifm electronic, presenting on the topic: Systems for mobile machinery.
One could ask the question, ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch April 2021, SAIMC
Members and visitors were treated to a Zoom presentation that had the understated title: Introduction to ultrasonic flow measurement, by Marco Lopes of NIC KZN. Marco was ably backed up by Howard Lister, ...