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 June 2019, SAIMC
We have reached the half-way point of 2019 and I am shocked at how time has just flown by for me personally. But, that is usually the result when you are fully engaged and busy with things that occupy ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch June 2019, SAIMC
The May technology evening was moved out a day to accommodate the public holiday on 1 May and the topic of IO-Link attracted an excellent attendance at the Durban Country Club, in spite of the disruption ...
Read more...SAIMC: Secunda branch June 2019, SAIMC
On 4 April, Theo Wassenaar from Emerson Automation Solutions gave an informative presentation on ‘Steam trap monitoring with pervasive sensing and plantweb insight’.
Over the years, steam traps have ...
Read more...SAIMC: Vaal branch June 2019, SAIMC
At the last technology evening, Jacques Parrot, a project engineer from SICK Automation, gave an in-depth presentation on “Greenhouse phenomena and the looming legal requirements that emission producing ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch June 2019, SAIMC
The April technology evening featured Alvin Seitz of Bürkert who outlined a fairly new flowmeter technology using surface acoustic waves (SAW). So, are SAW flowmeters the greatest thing since sliced Coriolis?
Read more...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 ...
Read more...SAIMC: Tshwane branch May 2019, SAIMC
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 ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch May 2019, SAIMC
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 ...