As we enter the final days of 2018, I would like to take a moment to reflect and thank those who contributed to an amazing year of achievement for the SAIMC. This year was about action, and it is my honour and pleasure to thank you all today.
During 2018 we saw tremendous growth in the number of national patrons and branch members, showing industry is standing with us in our strategic goals. Thank you Pregs Naidoo and team for all your hard work to grow the SAIMC.
Every month the branch committees across South Africa and Zambia ensure that our members are served through their various activities. These include monthly technology evenings, publishing of papers, writing articles, attending roadshows and talking to the youth about automation, while also assisting our current working professionals with certified training opportunities. We cannot be great without the continuous commitment from our branch committees. Thank you to the chairmen and their teams who tirelessly ensure that we all have continuous development and networking opportunities.
Our education team led by Johan Maartens and the Industry 4.0 team lead by Marc Van Pelt have produced outstanding results. The education initiative is breaking new ground in South Africa with the DTI and NTIP team to ensure that we change the way education works for automation in the future. In the end, this will ensure that we will provide internationally accredited training opportunities for all which are modular and of a quality to ensure employee skills are of the highest possible standard.
To all our patron members, both nationally and at branch level, as well as our media partners – thank you for working with us.
Each person who participated in activities related to the SAIMC this year, donating your time and energy either to be part of the organisation of events, or just by participating – thank you! You are amazing.
Together we are building a better future for ourselves and our children. Enjoy the festive season. May you have a relaxed and enjoyable time doing whatever your heart desires, whether it be spending time at home with your family, or going off on a holiday.
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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
Read more...SAIMC: Vaal branch May 2019, SAIMC
At the last technology evening, SMC Pneumatics, in partnership with Staro Process Control, presented on the topic “Energise your efficiency: Transform energy into a boost for your competitiveness”.
Read more...SAIMC: From the President’s desk April 2019, SAIMC
In the pursuit of betterment, in an ideal world, we would like to think that every person, can, as a minimum, choose to leave this world in a better state than they found it. For each of us this might ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch April 2019, SAIMC
, SAIMC Is your data really yours?
This question was posed by Mark Dilchert of Integr8. With cloud-based storage and communication, a company’s data goes in one end, (usually) comes out the other, without ...
Read more...SAIMC: Tshwane branch April 2019, SAIMC
The branch technology evenings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at our new venue – the offices of IoT.nxt, with invites sent via e-mail. Unfortunately, at present only around 30% of subscribers ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch April 2019, SAIMC
Industrial process control is normally achieved by manipulating operating temperatures, pressures, levels and flow rates, with the aim being to produce an end product of proven quality while optimising ...