We are nearing the end of the year at a rapid pace. Festive decorations are up in the supermarkets and we are preparing for the last weeks left in the year. During September, the SAIMC hosted the Automation Breakfast. It was a ground-breaking event and a tremendous success. Industry responded with vigour and it was an honour for us to see such a positive response. The hard work by the SAIMC training team led by COO Johan Maartens certainly paid off. Please keep an eye on the SAIMC website for the photos and a webinar link for those who missed it (or maybe want to see it again).
Congratulations team. You are working towards changing the future of our country and providing an opportunity for individuals to educate themselves in ways that will help South Africa be competitive in the global economy. Few people get an opportunity to contribute in this way in their lifetime. I feel proud to know that the SAIMC has individuals contributing in this way.
The First Challenge also launched its program for the year. As proud sponsors of this we enjoy seeing the youth develop and hope to see more students form part of this initiative and truly get an opportunity to enjoy robotics. The FIRST team is always looking for people who want to assist. So, if you are able to teach kids how to program, or work as a volunteer at an event or even mentor one of the teams, please contact us so that we can get you in touch with Jurie Weidemann and his team.
For those who are attending a SAIMC yearend function at one of our branches, please share a photo on Facebook. And if I am at the event, please come and say hi. I truly enjoy meeting the members of the SAIMC. We can take a selfie together (#meetingtheSAIMCpresident, #SAIMCyearendfunction, #SAIMCisawesome).
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 ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch June 2019, SAIMC
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 ...
Read more...SAIMC: Secunda branch June 2019, SAIMC
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 ...
Read more...SAIMC: Vaal branch June 2019, SAIMC
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 ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch June 2019, SAIMC
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 ...
Read more...SAIMC: Secunda branch May 2019, SAIMC
, 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 ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch May 2019, SAIMC
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 ...