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Attaining a sustainable legacy
Technews Industry Guide: Sustainable Manufacturing 2022, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
Through this quagmire of crises and uncertainties, the wheels of industry must continue to turn if we are to sustain our modern way of life, and those wheels are, either directly or indirectly, powered by electricity.

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Meeting the challenges of water management with sensor technology
Technews Industry Guide: Sustainable Manufacturing 2022, ifm - South Africa, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring
Holistic solutions for the automation and monitoring of plants are a key element for the efficient and sustainable water supply of the future.

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From Industry 4.0 to Industry Green.0
Technews Industry Guide: Sustainable Manufacturing 2022, Rockwell Automation, News
As sustainability becomes a business imperative for manufacturing organisations, they must incorporate sustainability goals into every step of the business lifecycle – because purpose and profit must go hand in hand.

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Combining the best of hydraulics with the advantages of electric
Technews Industry Guide: Sustainable Manufacturing 2022, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
While battery technologies continue to evolve and overcome challenges that have previously restricted more rapid electrification adoption rates, hybrid electric systems are well positioned as an ideal interim solution.

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The route to proactive maintenance
August 2022, Comtest, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration
What were once complex tasks can now be accomplished by less experienced technicians with easy-to-use tools such as vibration screeners and thermal imagers.

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LED strips enhance efficient pick-to-light C-parts management
August 2022, Turck Banner, Operator Interfaces, Switches & Relays
KEB Automation used Turck’s WLS15 strip lights to refine its assistance system for C-parts management into an efficient and failsafe pick-to-light solution.

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Young unemployed graduate gets kickstart to his career
August 2022, ABB South Africa, News
The training provided by ABB is hands-on and will see Momelezi Sifumba rotate through different departments and activities to ensure his practical experience is as well-rounded as possible.

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Case History 183: Bad valve split-ranging causing problems
August 2022, Michael Brown Control Engineering, System Integration & Control Systems Design
Pressure control is one of the processes that can be self-regulating or integrating, and it is sometimes very difficult to determine which type it is.

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Sensors train many eyes on FMCGs
August 2022, VEGA Controls SA, Sensors & Transducers
Profit margins on consumer goods are small, which makes it all the more important for producers to have smooth, efficient operating processes.

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Optimised, PC-based food production
August 2022, Beckhoff Automation, System Integration & Control Systems Design
Foodjet’s MDL food printers can portion and deposit toppings with maximum precision, whether coating pizza dough with a perfect layer of tomato sauce, or icing doughnuts with seasonal decorations.

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Ready for industrial network evolution?
August 2022, RJ Connect, IT in Manufacturing
To prepare for the future, it is time for industrial networks to evolve, and Moxa is committed to helping them take the leap towards the next generation of networking.

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Using local talent to execute risk-based gas mapping studies
August 2022, Proconics, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring
This new approach builds on international best practice. Proconics engineers worked in close collaboration with a simulation platform developer to expand and improve upon the capability to solve bespoke problems.

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Loop Signatures 13: Digital controllers – Part 5: The D term
July 2022, Michael Brown Control Engineering, System Integration & Control Systems Design
The objective of the derivative term is to speed up the control response in very slow processes, as often encountered in some temperature controls.

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Are automation suppliers starting to get the picture?
July 2022, Iritron , SCADA/HMI
The increased graphical abilities of software resulted in automation vendors developing increasingly advanced graphics capabilities in their products. Users were quick to adopt and use the ‘pretty pictures’. But a new way of thinking is starting to become prevalent, and vendors should be taking note.

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Hydrogen: the key to energy turnaround
July 2022, Pepperl+Fuchs, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring
If you want to curb climate change, you can’t get around hydrogen. To ensure the safety of automated processes, explosion-proof components and sensors with a wide range of functions are required. Pepperl+Fuchs offers the hydrogen industry a comprehensive portfolio of devices and many years of experience in diverse areas.

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Fuel for the future
July 2022, Omron Electronics, Electrical Power & Protection
In the coming years, hydrogen propulsion systems will be found in many different application scenarios, such as transport, heating and power generation.

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Are engineers equipped with 4IR skills?
July 2022, IT in Manufacturing
Technology has evolved exponentially in the last 10 years, much faster than the 10 years before. A gap will undoubtedly develop if technology evolves faster than our skills. Therefore, we must start immediately identifying the gaps and what 4IR skills we need to fill them.

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South African manufacturing sector’s readiness for Industry 4.0
July 2022, IT in Manufacturing
New research from PwC’s Insights into the I4.0 Readiness of SA Manufacturing 2022 report shows that I4.0 tools have the ability to increase the quality, flexibility, performance and overall competitiveness of the manufacturing sector. 

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Pressure sensors for hygienic applications
June 2022, ifm - South Africa, Pressure Measurement & Control
ifm’s new PI1xxx series offers measuring ranges from vacuum to 100 bar, communication via IO-Link 1.1, and resolution close to 20 000 steps.

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Beckhoff upgrade is music to Vienna State Opera’s ears
June 2022, Beckhoff Automation
The sound system that had been in continuous use for over 20 years could no longer keep up with the sound standards set by modern systems.

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