Congratulations to all the elected branch committee members following the AGMs in January!
Thank you for taking the time to commit in helping within the SAIMC in this way. Your work will ensure that our members get the opportunity to network and also learn about the relevant technology within our industry. Enjoy this year with your committee. Please bring your ideas to ensure that the SAIMC is continuously improving. We are excited to see what the teams will deliver.
Using data more proactively and consciously
Most companies are shifting their focus on data analytics. And one has to critically ask if the opportunities to use the data available are really being used and planned for in company strategies. Projections show that with the increase in data availability with the use of 5G technology, that less that 25% of the data available will be used within industry. IoT will truly change the landscape as we perceive it currently.
Using as an example the ‘Future X’ architecture example. Architects will build networks towards used case led deployment. Employing strategies that include:
• Business applications: Including workforce efficiency and asset optimisation.
• Digital value platform: Including digital operations and industrial automation.
• Multi cloud connectivity.
• High performance networking.
• Dynamic security: Ensuring your data is protected.
We are living in exciting times for automation. Companies have the opportunity to redefine and enhance themselves by using data. It is exciting to be part of this era of evolution.
SAIMC: Cape Town branch February 2019, SAIMC
The branch hosted its end of year function on 30 November 2018, the first since the new committee took over in October 2017.
The evening began with a technical presentation hosted by Quintin McCutcheon ...
Read more...SAIMC: Tshwane branch February 2019, SAIMC
The highlight of 2018 was the annual dinner enjoyed by branch members and the committee at Cheers in Irene. We were also very fortunate to have Ina and Johan Maartens join us towards the end of the evening.
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch February 2019, SAIMC
, SAIMC Happy New Year from the Johannesburg team
The year has kicked off with barely a bump in the road and being back at work you realise that nothing much has changed. Except our attitudes, starting the year ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch February 2019, SAIMC
, SAIMC Technology evening
The final technology evening of 2018 was held on the 5 December at the Durban Country Club. Ajanth Sewpersad, sales engineer for SICK Automation, gave an informative and well-balanced ...
Read more...SAIMC: From the President’s desk January 2019, SAIMC
As we all prepare for 2019 and what it holds, we are standing in front of an open door with access to new opportunities. I would like to take this opportunity to urge you to consider becoming more actively ...
Read more...SAIMC: Zambia branch January 2019, SAIMC
, SAIMC Year-end function
It was a cool and pensive night on the Copper Belt in the Zambias. At a quiet well-established lodge, lush with natural flora and fauna, as well as exotic orchid and cycad landscape ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch January 2019, SAIMC
The monthly technology evening was held on 7 November at the Durban Country Club. Verlan Govender of Swagelok gave an interesting presentation on the basics and principles of hoses, to an audience which ...
Read more...SAIMC: Secunda branch January 2019, SAIMC
, SAIMC Site visit
The branch had visited the Metso Secunda valve shop on Friday 2 November. Johan van den Heever and the Metso Secunda team gave members a detailed tour of their site and the equipment they ...
Read more...SAIMC: From the President’s desk December 2018, SAIMC
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 ...
Read more...SAIMC: Vaal branch December 2018, SAIMC
At the last technology evening, Yokogawa’s Bruce Bonte presented “An Introduction to ISA100.11a Wireless Technology”. Bruce has served the instrumentation industry for 30 years, having worked at Tongaat ...