RFID for reliable product traceability
April 2018, SICK Automation Southern Africa
SICK is showcasing completely transparent production based on the new RFU65x RFID read/write device. This product detects transponders at long range, recording the direction in which the objects are moving
Torque transducers help test electric and hybrid powertrains
April 2018, Instrotech
Climate change, urban air quality and the rising cost of energy have become the defining issues of the 21st century. With energy consumption and exhaust emissions from vehicles and transport being significant
Three advantages of wireless magnetometers for vehicle detection
April 2018, Turck Banner
The ability to detect vehicles reliably offers significant advantages for asset management, resource allocation, site safety and traffic control. Identifying the right technology for a vehicle detection
New function blocks for STEP 7 and the TIA portal
April 2018, Phoenix Contact
The new function blocks for PC Worx, STEP 7 and the TIA portal make it possible to read out status and diagnostic parameters directly using a controller for the Radioline wireless system from Phoenix
Adding wireless communication to vibration monitoring
March 2018, Yokogawa South Africa
Wireless networks make continuous monitoring of rotating equipment more practical and cost effective.
Schneider Electric introduces PowerTag
March 2018, Schneider Electric South Africa
Wireless energy sensor adds connectivity to miniature circuit breakers.
CANwireless supports Industrie 4.0
March 2018, ifm Electronic RSA
Using the latest technologies, such as Wi-Fi supporting the 2,4 and 5 GHz frequency bands as well as Bluetooth, multiple ways of connecting to the machine via radio are possible. CANwireless allows wireless
Alternative wireless connections
In certain instances it is not possible to connect network components utilised in industry with a fibre connection. Therefore, as an alternative, wireless connections must be made available.
RFID technology for accurate production
February 2018, SICK Automation Southern Africa
This enables workers at Kabel to constantly track which production step is currently being processed by a given paper batch.
Since 1896, Kabel Premium Pulp & Paper has been manufacturing by the running
Wireless call for parts, service or pallet pickup
February 2018, Turck Banner
Real-time communication between work stations and forklifts.
Yokogawa releases ISA100 wireless gateway module
February 2018, Yokogawa South Africa
Ideal for the construction of small-scale field wireless systems.
Secure communication for all branches
February 2018, Phoenix Contact
The industry standard for water management, recognised by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) since August 2017, explains the level of technology necessary for the protection of critical
Cable-free label printing
January 2018, RS Components SA
RS Components has announced the availability of the new Dymo LabelWriter Wireless, which comes with built-in Wi-Fi to enable cable-free label printing. The printer is suitable for typical general applications
WiFi and Bluetooth for CAN bus
December 2017, ifm Electronic RSA
Using the latest technologies, such as WiFi supporting the 2,4 and 5 GHz frequency bands as well as Bluetooth, multiple ways of connecting to the machine via radio are possible. CANwireless allows wireless
RFID interface module with PLC capabilities
To streamline RFID integration and data processing in HF and UHF applications, Turck has introduced its TBEN-L-RFID interface module with PLC capabilities via Codesys. This compact module’s controller
Configuring secure wireless LAN access to the machine network
November 2017, Phoenix Contact
The completely networked machine is at the centre of digitalisation and the concepts of Industrie 4.0. But how can such a highly communicative application be designed securely? With the wireless module
WirelessHART’s application potential
November 2017, Pepperl+Fuchs
The open standard based on the HART 7 protocol ensures that sensors from different manufacturers can be integrated into the wireless communication platform without restriction via WirelessHART adaptors
Emerson introduces wireless gas monitor
November 2017, Emerson Automation Solutions
Rosemount 928 extends toxic gas coverage for difficult-to-access applications.
Wireless telemetry gives better control of irrigation systems
A critical component of farm operations, irrigation systems ensure regular water distribution to crops using a system of pumps, piping and sprayers. As water becomes a more scarce resource and affects
Reaching out to remote locations
October 2017, EOH Process Automation Solutions
Process knowledge is valuable, but without measurement there is no accurate knowledge, only speculation. Companies are increasingly being forced to measure process variables that are difficult to reach
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