System Integration & Control Systems Design


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Open automation helps optimise cutting machine concept
September 2021, Beckhoff Automation
Industrial PC technology and EtherCAT elevate Trumpf 3D laser cutting systems.

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Futureproof industrial networks with technology from Pepperl+Fuchs
September 2021, Pepperl+Fuchs
Preventing unplanned process interruptions, maintaining an overview and ensuring security are key requirements in modern cloud-based applications.

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Siemens, Dow and MxD develop automation test bed
September 2021
Siemens is collaborating with Dow to showcase the future of automation with a process industry test bed at MxD, a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing institute and innovation centre in Chicago. This ...

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Changeover in pharma production
August 2021, Instrotech
Instrotech, through its principal, Siko, increases the efficiency and production quality of machines by offering intelligent positioning systems for machine manufacturers and end users in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Robotics and the potential to realise the lights-out factory dream
Technews Industry Guide: Sustainable Manufacturing 2021, Omron Electronics
The phrase ‘lights-out factory’ is generally presented as something for manufacturers to aspire to. But is the concept, which essentially means manufacturing without humans, a realistic goal?

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WLS15 Pro series strip light
July 2021, Turck Banner
Turck Banner’s new WLS15 Pro comes in Pro Editor, IO-Link, or Pick-IQ compatible models.

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Water resource sustainability management
July 2021, Yokogawa South Africa
One way Yokogawa is successfully pursuing its sustainability goals is through its service to the global water industry.

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Packaging for sustainability
August 2021, Beckhoff Automation
PC-based control and EtherCAT enable flexible and sustainable packaging machines.

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Sustainable mobility
Technews Industry Guide: Sustainable Manufacturing 2021, Beckhoff Automation
Nel Hydrogen develops fuelling stations and dispensers for cars, buses and trucks. Fast, real-time control and monitoring are crucial to ensure high reliability and low maintenance.

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SCiBOTRON’s quality culture the key to success
May 2020
The company was founded on lean principles and quickly grew into a QSE (Qualifying Small Enterprise). Ricardo Paddy, managing director and founding member, attributes one of the reasons for the company’s ...

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Visualisation using vision-specific controls
June 2021, Beckhoff Automation
TwinCAT Vision combined with TwinCAT HMI.

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Modularity boosts performance
June 2021, SEW-Eurodrive
Integrated technologies automate, upgrade and streamline existing production processes, while still allowing for future technology to be incorporated.

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Changing negative attitudes towards alarms
June 2021, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Why technology is only as good as the people using it.

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Smart traffic management for Syntell
April 2021
Syntell is a leading South African technology company. One of its key projects is the running and management of one third of Johannesburg’s traffic lights. Syntell’s system is a full traffic management ...

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PCS Global implements 5-phase control system upgrade at Kiara Health
May 2021, PCS Global
Kiara Health is the first African company equipped with a fully-scaled server deployment in the AWS Cloud, as well as the first South African company to implement the AVEVA Flex Model.

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Managing thermal functions with heat exchangers
February 2021, Danfoss
The various heat exchanger options typically have different operating requirements, as well as preferable refrigerants per application.

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Compressed air savings in egg carton production
February 2021, Beckhoff Automation
Using open PC and EtherCAT-based automation technology, iZ Systems developed a compact standard controller that enables remote monitoring and optimisation of compressed air systems.

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Update for uniVision software
February 2021, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
Wengor has added another version update for the uniVision configurable standard software for two- and three-dimensional image processing.

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Sustainability in practice at Omron
January 2021, Omron Electronics
Today, sustainability is no longer a niche topic, but something that companies are integrating into their business strategies on a daily basis. Not only are sustainability practices necessary to answer ...

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Portion cutter for fish and poultry
November 2020, Beckhoff Automation
Extremely fast and highly precise meat portion cutter leverages PC control.

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