2018 was a busy and successful year for the branch culminating in us receiving the Platinum Award at the annual gala dinner.
We will undoubtedly, as the SAIMC, do everything possible to increase our visibility in spite of our already stretched resources. That means continuing with publications and activities that serve to broaden the knowledge and understanding of our members, with special emphasis on student support and development. We see that there is an opportunity to bridge the present gap which exists between tertiary education and prospective employers, and continue to build our cooperative working relationships with tertiary educational establishments and the industries which they strive to serve.
2018 in review.
The Durban branch will be an active participant in these activities. We also want to offer knowledge of career opportunities in the field of automation, instrumentation, measurement and control to students at secondary schools in this area, as we believe that most young people are unaware of the possibilities that exist here and they may be positively influenced in their choice of subjects if they are made aware sufficiently early.
We are extremely aware of the need for us to provide value to our members and patrons and will continue to work with them towards offering ongoing value and satisfaction.
The way in which branch performance is assessed is under review as the present system appears to favour those branches that are already successful. The Durban branch is strongly represented on the committee for SAIMC Growth which is headed by Pregs Naidoo, so we will be involved in the development of strategy that will benefit us as a society and also – in the long term – South Africa.
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”.
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The SAIMC NPC is committed to advancing standards in the field of automation, instrumentation, measurement and control, creating awareness about automation amongst young people and recognition for automation ...
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 ...