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 from Schneider Electric. Quintin presented on Artificial Intelligence and as per usual was an extremely animated and engaging presenter. Members and guests thoroughly enjoyed the presentation and were excited about the future prospects associated with AI in the industrial sector. The presentation included a brief history of AI and related the increase in development to data volumes, advanced algorithms, improvements in computing power, networking and data storage. It also included a number of entertaining AI videos.
Next stop was a brewery tour at the main Devils Peak Brewery in Goodwood where tour guide JC Steyn, the head brewer at Devil Peak, walked us through the entire facility and related the story of how the brewery originated, and how it has developed into one of the most high-tech craft breweries in South Africa.
Initially it was started on small premises in Somerset West by Greg Crum with a maximum capacity of 6000 litres a month. As demand grew it relocated to Salt River in Cape Town, and later to its current facility Gunner Cir in Goodwood, which allowed the brewery to expand the range of beers produced and also to experiment with specialist and limited-edition varieties.
Members and guests then retired to the Tap Room, for snacks and welcome beverages. All in all, it was a great evening of knowledge and networking.
The branch thanks Quintin McCutcheon for his informative presentation and JC Steyn for the Devils Peak Brewery tour.
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 ...
Read more...SAIMC: From the President’s desk March 2019, SAIMC
Sitting here writing another article on my cellphone, realising it’s 2019 and we have technology available to us that people could not even imagine when I was born, is quite a revelation. A sobering moment ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch March 2019, SAIMC
, SAIMC Technology evening: What is a cobot?
First of all, what is a robot? Dictionary definitions vary, but the gist is that it is a machine which takes the place of a human being (so those things at street ...
Read more...SAIMC: Tshwane branch March 2019, SAIMC
The highlight of 2018 was the end-of-year dinner enjoyed by members and the committee at Cheers in Irene. We were fortunate to have Ina and Johan Maartens join us as well. Another noteworthy item was ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch March 2019, SAIMC
The AGM was held at the Durban Country Club on 6 February. A respectable audience of 23 members, six Patrons and one student member, gathered to attend the proceedings which ran smoothly under John Owen-Ellis’ ...
Read more...SAIMC: Secunda branch March 2019, SAIMC
The branch AGM took place on 17 January. In order to keep the momentum of the last two years, the committee remained unchanged, with the exception of the loss of two reliable members, Xandri Cornelisen ...