The Durban branch of the SAIMC holds their technology meetings on the 1st Wednesday of each month which means that the dates are as follows:
• 6 April
• 4 May
• 1 June
• 6 July
• 22 July: Golf day, Kloof Country Club
• 3 August
• 7 September
• 5 October
• 2 November
• 7 December (Durban Branch Patron product exhibition)
The Durban branch recently conducted online voting to establish the new committee, which was announced at the AGM on 3 February. As always, the process proved very successful, but further improvements to the system will be put to our members at the April Technology Evening.
As in previous years, and with the aim of having a good succession plan for new people, fresh ideas and inspiration on the committee, seven mentees were also chosen. The mentees have been co-opted to assist the main committee members and they will attend all committee meetings, be part of sub-committees and learn the process of becoming an active full committee member.
The 2016 committee is as follows: Hennie Prinsloo (chairman), John Owen-Ellis (secretary), Kevin McElroy (treasurer), Carl Reinecke, Dean Trattles, Howard Lister, Jane van der Spuy, Busani Sibindi (mentee), Lindelani Mzimela (mentee), Luckmore Phenduka (mentee), Mark Calvert (mentee), Paul Sikhakhane (mentee), Ralph Naidoo (mentee) and Philani Mpantsha (mentee).
SAIMC: From the President’s desk June 2019, SAIMC
We have reached the half-way point of 2019 and I am shocked at how time has just flown by for me personally. But, that is usually the result when you are fully engaged and busy with things that occupy ...
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The May technology evening was moved out a day to accommodate the public holiday on 1 May and the topic of IO-Link attracted an excellent attendance at the Durban Country Club, in spite of the disruption ...
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On 4 April, Theo Wassenaar from Emerson Automation Solutions gave an informative presentation on ‘Steam trap monitoring with pervasive sensing and plantweb insight’.
Over the years, steam traps have ...
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At the last technology evening, Jacques Parrot, a project engineer from SICK Automation, gave an in-depth presentation on “Greenhouse phenomena and the looming legal requirements that emission producing ...
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The April technology evening featured Alvin Seitz of Bürkert who outlined a fairly new flowmeter technology using surface acoustic waves (SAW). So, are SAW flowmeters the greatest thing since sliced Coriolis?
Read more...SAIMC: From the President’s desk May 2019, SAIMC
The SAIMC branches are doing very well this year. If you as a member have not been able to get to a technology evening to learn something new regarding technology and network with your peers, I urge you ...
Read more...SAIMC: Tshwane branch May 2019, SAIMC
There have been some changes at the branch and Morne Maree has taken over from Petrus Klopper. Petrus will move to a new portfolio for which more information will be communicated later. Nico Marneweck ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch May 2019, SAIMC
The April technology evening was held as usual at the Durban Country Club. The subject of ‘Taking the next step in automation using collaborative robots’ elicited great attendance and interest, and presenter ...
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, SAIMC Technology evening On 7 February, Ian Janse van Rensburg, valve specialist from Mitech, gave a very informative presentation on control valve actuator selection.
Valve actuators are a differentiating ...
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What is flow measurement, why is it important and how do we measure it?
Those were the questions asked of members at the March Technology evening, hosted at WIKA Instruments and presented by Sagadevan ...