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.
From the President’s desk January 2020, SAIMC
This year, I challenge you to try something that you are truly passionate about. In 2019 I took the plunge and bought an entry level 3D printer. It changed my life completely. I am now only limited ...
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The November technology evening was on the topic of shutdown planning, which was clearly of interest and attracted an audience of over sixty members and visitors to the usual venue at the Durban Country ...
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The year’s last technical evening was sponsored by the SAIMC. Vaal branch manager Juaandré Heyneke gave an in depth presentation on the SAIMC, where he explained the goals of the organisation, both nationally ...
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At the last technology evening, Robert de Scande from SICK Automation gave a presentation on the subject of IO-Link. IO-Link offers new options for communication between the system control and field levels: ...
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At the last technology evening, Beckhoff Automation’s Gareth Taylor (sales engineer, Durban) presented on the topic ‘Open PC-based control technology in a world of modular process ...
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At the technology evening on 10 October, Jacques Parrott, from SICK Automation SA gave a presentation on ‘Measurement of green house gas emissions’, which also touched on the issue of carbon tax.
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The October technology evening was hosted by Extech Safety Systems. Sales director Gary Friend presented an interesting take on the relationship between new technological advances, and the never-ending ...
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2019 has been a year of many achievements by our members. Although the SAIMC might not be the organisation with the most members, the unselfish and hard-working team have certainly achieved more than ...
Read more...SAIMC: From the President's desk November 2019, SAIMC
The end of the year is almost upon us. Have you taken the opportunity to ask yourself what has really changed for you this year? In some areas we have seen significant and exponential change. Automation ...
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Learning from industry experts is a vital component of any student’s training. Such an expert is Thabo Lekgowane, a robotics engineer from ...