System Integration & Control Systems Design


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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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PC-based control technology for process automation
May 2020, Beckhoff Automation
Progress is not based on the innovative creation of buzzwords. Unfortunately, the development of enabling technologies in recent decades did not help to raise process automation to an advanced level. ...

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Improved production capacity and efficiency
May 2020, Omron Electronics
Automation with robotics increases production of chocolate by 40%.

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PC-based control for Covid-19 rapid testing production lines
June 2020, Beckhoff Automation
The rapid testing equipment production lines made by Ginolis in Qulunsalo, Finland, have proven themselves in the market for almost a decade. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, previously delivered ...

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PCS Global keeps Dairymaid production on track
May 2020, PCS Global
Commonly known as ‘the smile maker’, Dairymaid’s ice cream has been a favourite in many South African households for the past three decades. Keeping the factory running and ensuring the quality of the ...

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The efficient and easy to configure DALI-2 lighting solution
May 2020, Beckhoff Automation
The TwinCAT 3 Lighting Solution, which is easy and convenient to configure via Excel files, simplifies all work steps from engineering to maintenance. All typical lighting controls are integrated in the ...

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Business unusual
May 2020, Autotronix
Is it the right time to migrate your legacy servo and control hardware?

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Flexibility of PC-based control minimises development times
May 2020, Beckhoff Automation
The outbreak of Covid-19 in China created a massive demand for masks and other medical products. Xiamen Booltech recognised the need to produce N95 masks, which provide protection for both medical staff ...

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Water management from Siemens optimises flood control
April 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
The Erftverband is an organisation that includes municipalities, counties, industry and utilities, and as a public corporation it is responsible for cleaning private and industrial wastewater along the ...

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High-end measurement technology drives innovation in machine availability
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2020, Beckhoff Automation
EtherCAT measurement modules now include the cost-effective ELM314x Economy line.

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Enabling an energy-efficient HVAC system for a hypermarket
March 2020, RJ Connect
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort. HVAC systems are mostly used in hypermarkets to provide shoppers comfort and acceptable ...

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PC-based control drives advances in laser navigation for automated guided vehicles
March 2020, Beckhoff Automation
End to end control solution equips smart logistics systems for tomorrow’s challenges.

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CIP design, planning and installation
February 2020, Morton Controls
A complete system for a company specialising in the transport of liquid food.

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Machine-level block I/O devices
February 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
Concepts for new machinery and plants are becoming increasingly distributed. Control cabinets are getting smaller, or even disappearing completely, and I/O systems which used to be deployed in the control ...

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DRH ensures clients remain at the forefront of bulk measurement with Bindicator range
December 2019
DRH Components was started in Durban in 2015 when Rob Hare and Kay Goutham retired from CHI Control (now Eaton), after four decades of service. The company has offices in Durban and Pretoria. Venture ...

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All-rounders EHL handles projects from conceptualisation to completion
December 2019, EHL Consulting Engineers
EHL is an engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM), and engineering, procurement and construction services (EPCS) company that began operating in 1980. Manager of automation at EHL, ...

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Oven control by Hybrid Automation
December 2019, Hybrid Automation
Hybrid Automation was approached by one of its clients, a leading South African FMCG company, to provide an automated solution for an existing plant in the factory. Being a popular confectionary manufacturer, ...

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PC-based control decorates plastic lids and containers
December 2019, Beckhoff Automation
In-mold labelling (IML) is ideally suited to meet today’s customer requirements in the plastics industry, especially in the packaging segment.

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Project-based learning challenges the modern engineering student
December 2019, Test Dynamics
Projects that inherently challenge students to use innovative design thinking often involve interacting with an unknown process or device. Students are encouraged to understand the unknown through theory, ...

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FieldEcho: the future of integrated IO-Link technology
December 2019, SICK Automation Southern Africa
Integrated IO-Link technology that enables full data accessibility and transparency across all platforms is here with the FieldEcho from SICK Automation. IO-Link is an increasingly used manufacturer-independent ...

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