The branch hosted its annual golf day on 22 March at Centurion Country Golf Club, where the turnout was most encouraging. A special word of thanks goes to SAB Rosslyn which sponsored some drinks for the festivities. The April Technology Evening was also hosted at the Golf Club, where ABB presented the subject of ‘Robotics’ to an interested audience.
In relation to the First Lego League, SAIMC has drafted a framework MoU to be completed, which will define our role going forward. We are hoping to conclude this soon since we have invited FLL to share a stand with us at the upcoming Machine Tool Africa show in May, and also at AAF. We hope to procure at least one robot for demonstration purposes.
The branch extends a warm welcome to Rascals Automation which has joined us as a patron member. We are also in discussions with East and Network Recruitment, encouraging them to become patron members as well.
SAIMC: From the office of the CEO November 2020, SAIMC
, SAIMC The new mechatronics qualification For the last few weeks there has been a team working on the new Mechatronics Discipline Specific Training Guidelines (DSTG). The team consisted of: • Henry Heymans ...
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On 4 November, Rob Wright, MD of RJ Connect, gave an informative presentation on the subject of cybersecurity to Durban branch members and anyone else who joined the open invitation Microsoft Teams meeting. ...
Read more...SAIMC: Cape Town branch January 2021, SAIMC
The last month will be remembered as an exciting one where the branch facilitated two technical evenings, hosted by Proconics and Yokogawa. We also hosted our first technical evening where members could ...
Read more...SAIMC: Vaal branch January 2021, SAIMC
The end of the year can be an emotional time for all of us. Was this your best year yet, or not so great? You start to get a feel as the end approaches, and 2020 is no exception, especially with the ‘new ...
Read more...SAIMC: From the office of the CEO January 2021, SAIMC
Last month I spoke about the new mechatronics engineering discipline. It has quite an impact on SAIMC members, as previously we had to register and be interviewed by electrical or mechanical professionals. ...
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At the last technology evening, Ralph White from ifm electronic presented on the topic of vibration monitoring and how it provides the ability to detect changes in machine health. Once a machine’s condition ...
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The technical evening of 14 October was once again presented via Microsoft Teams.
How do we approach HMI and camera solutions in Ex environments? This was explained by Diogo Fidalgo from Stahl. Most ...
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, SAIMC Explaining the Skills Development Trust Fund
For the benefit of members, the SAIMC plans host a one-hour presentation to explain the Skills Development Trust Fund. This presentation will be repeated ...
Read more...SAIMC: Vaal branch October 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 ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch October 2020, SAIMC
, SAIMC September Virtual Meeting The September virtual technology evening was hosted by Turck Banner, and presented by newly appointed sales director, Kenneth McPherson.
Kenneth is enthusiastic about ...