Jobs and skills of the future are continuously at the forefront of discussions. The impact that Industry 4.0 will have on us all makes us question what the future holds. Automaton is enhancing lives, and while technology aids us on a daily basis, we humans must also adapt in readiness for the future job market.
Aligning with Industry 4.0 means that individuals need to ensure they are ready to cope with continuous adaptation to change. But, within the SAIMC, we have a mission to change the educational opportunities for the youth and any working professional in South Africa. This initiative is led by our COO and director, Johan Maartens, and the aim is to ensure that we as a country are ready for the changing face of technology.
The differentiator in our initiative is that we have buy in from industry partners that include experts in their relevant technologies. All of the requirements being developed are done with a view to ensuring that individuals are trained and equipped with the relevant skills to enable them to make a contribution to the economy and provide for themselves and their families.
If you want to learn more, please visit our website and have a look at the NTIP initiative that is part of our 2023 strategy.
Gala dinner and branch year-end functions
The SAIMC gala evening will be hosted at Monte Casino on 25 October. This year we have the privilege to celebrate with many of our national and regional members to celebrate milestones with them. We are proud and happy for the company’s involved and the great achievements they are celebrating.
If you are attending any of the various functions, I know you will have a great time. Our leadership teams go out of their way to arrange something special to ensure you have a memorable evening, as well as a great networking opportunity within the automation community.
I would like to thank all committee members for their contributions to SAIMC activities. You are the reason we can enjoy a great night out to network and learn about new technologies. The hard work that each of you puts in does not go unnoticed – thank you all so much!
SAIMC: From the President's desk October 2019, SAIMC
It is spring again in South Africa and what a gorgeous time of year. Within the SAIMC, there is also continuous improvement, working towards our 2023 strategic goals. SAIMC structure changes
As the ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch October 2019, SAIMC
The August technology evening we was hosted by Yokogawa at the Bryanston Sports Club. The theme was to find out more about the difference between a PLC and a DCS, where the PLC came from, some PLC theory, ...
Read more...SAIMC: Secunda branch October 2019, SAIMC
At the technology evening on 1 August, Katlego Setwaba from Pepperl+Fuchs gave a presentation on ‘Explosion protection with a focus on purge and pressurisation’.
The effects of accidental fires or ...
Read more...SAIMC: Vaal branch October 2019, SAIMC
At the August Technology Evening, Busisiwe Zikalala from WIKA gave a presentation titled: Sensor protection methods.
Process sensors come in many forms. In addition to the big four: temperature, pressure, ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch October 2019, SAIMC
The Durban branch’s September technology meeting was opened by our COO, Johan Maartens, giving a brief overview of the reasoning behind the changes to the SAIMC’s organisation. He clearly and concisely ...
Read more...SAIMC: Vaal branch September 2019, SAIMC
, 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 ...
Read more...SAIMC: Durban branch September 2019, SAIMC
, 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 ...
Read more...SAIMC: Johannesburg branch September 2019, SAIMC
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’.