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 open the invites and attendance is rather low, so we are looking at changing the behaviour and are open for ideas. For now we will offer a small incentive, probably in the form of a gift voucher from a shop/centre in Tshwane. Those who win this lucky draw at the technology evening will be entered into a competition to join the branch committee at the prestigious national gala dinner.
If one considers www.cbe.org.za it seems that ‘Identification of Work’ will be implemented/enforced soon, which means that CPD points and professional status will have an impact on us. Attending technology meetings will help! Please see below the schedule for the next few months. We still have a few open spaces, so, as always, feel free to propose a topic:
• April 3: sponsored by WIKA. Topic to be advised.
• May 8: sponsored by Swagelok. Topic to be advised.
• June 5: sponsored by IoT.nxt. topic to be advised.
• July 3: sponsored by Endress+Hauser (international speaker).
The branch invites companies (OEMs, agencies, system integrators, consultants etc.) in and around Tshwane who have an interest in industrial automation to join as a branch patron – an entity that supports our organisation. The SAIMC, an ECSA recognised Voluntary Association, strives to promote our profession through focus in three strategic areas: Education and Training; Growth; and Thought Leadership, all of which have project initiatives associated with them. These are implemented at both national and regional level. At national level, emphasis is placed on strategic initiatives and engagement takes place with different government and other bodies, while at branch level, emphasis is placed on ‘grassroots’ development.
SAIMC: From the President’s desk September 2019, SAIMC
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, SAIMC Technology evening: Flow measurement, custody and Industry 4.0
From power generation and cement production to waste treatment, the petrochemical industry and gas distribution, custody transfer can be ...
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, SAIMC Golf day
Friday 12 July started off a little cold and blustery (and got colder and more blustery!), but that didn’t deter the 17 enthusiastic four-balls who teed off at the Kloof Country Club. As always, ...
Read more...SAIMC: Zambia branch September 2019, SAIMC
On 8 March, a select group of SAIMC members from the Copperbelt in Kitwe congregated at the premises of incoming SAIMC Zambia chairman T.C. Siame’s Trescha Electronics. This would hail the beginning of ...
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The July technology evening featured a presentation by Katlego Setwaba of Pepperl+Fuchs. The main focus of her talk was Ex p (purging and pressurisation). However, she started off by reminding us of the ...
Read more...SAIMC: Secunda branch September 2019, SAIMC
On 11 July, product specialist Sagadevan Kanniappen from WIKA Instruments gave a presentation on: ‘The Critical Importance of the Correct Valve and Manifold Selection in the Process Industry’.
Read more...SAIMC: From the President’s desk August 2019, SAIMC
August marks the month where we have the opportunity to celebrate women. As a female leader it is humbling to know that I have opportunities today that I would not have had years ago. It has required ...
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, SAIMC June technology evening
On 13 June, Chris Petschel and Kegan Smith from PREI Instrumentation presented the monitoring and prediction capabilities that Industry 4.0 can offer with regards to rotary machinery.
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch August 2019, SAIMC
At the latest technology evening, members and visitors were entertained by Comtest Technologies at a presentation given by Hilton Preston where he discussed the fundamentals of gas detectors.
A gas ...