Technology can be a wonderful thing. We have resources that allow us to talk face to face with people thousands of kilometres away. We have the ability to order equipment, furniture, food, or clothing online, without stepping out of our homes. And yet we all need human interaction and the correct data available to be able to do all this.
Technology works in a similar manner within industry. Industry requires the correct human input, communication and parameters (flow, density, temperature and pressure) for all to work coherently. In a way that forms a unified whole, if one or more of the measuring principles are wrong or not there, errors would occur. Your output would deviate from your expected results.
The questions raised for each new line, plant, area or application, should be ensuring that we have understood correctly what is required for the process and the end result. How important is the old thought process of stop, think, plan and do? Instead of doing things out of familiarity, we should always check and plan before taking the next step.
Vaal branch September 2020, SAIMC
As South Africa celebrated Women’s Month in August, the Vaal branch and Proconics decided to celebrate women in engineering with a technical evening highlighting the importance of a diverse team for solving ...
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The August virtual technology evening was hosted by Eric Carter of turboTRAIN on the subject ‘Instrumentation fault finding: why it is problematic and what can be done about it’.
During the presentation ...
Read more...SAIMC: From the office of the CEO September 2020, SAIMC
To address the skills shortage in the South African automation industry, the SAIMC plans to provide bursaries to students in fields of study related to automation and manufacturing.
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch September 2020, SAIMC
The branch held its first virtual meeting and sticking to ‘old regimes’ it was held on the first Wednesday of the month, but sadly not at the Durban Country Club.
Read more...Preparing South African business for the 4IR September 2020, SAIMC
Incorporated into Electra Mining Africa 2020 Connect’s Automation Day, the SAIMC recently hosted a webinar under the title, ‘Preparing South African business for the 4IR, getting the business and technical frameworks right to ensure success’.
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch August 2020, SAIMC
Robert Wright of RJConnect discussed cyber security with the SAIMC members at the technology evening on 8 July. In this period, when so many people are working remotely and have meetings online, just ...
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At the technology evening on Wednesday 1 July, Rob Burns from Pepperl+Fuchs presented on Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer (APL) and the concepts and implications for the IIoT, collaboration, applications ...
Read more...SAIMC: From the office of the CEO August 2020, SAIMC
I read an article the other day titled “COVID-19 is accelerating 4IR – but SA may not be ready”. It refers to the fact that as one of the most unequal societies in the world, South Africa needs to facilitate ...
Read more...SAIMC: Cape Town branch August 2020, SAIMC
The last technology evening was held on the theme: “How secure is your Industrial Network?” The branch thanks presenter Rob Wright and RJ Connect for hosting this successful event. Rob is the managing ...