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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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AI module improves industrial production
December 2019, Rockwell Automation
Industrial workers can now use the data from their equipment more easily to predict production issues and improve processes with their existing automation and control skill set. The new FactoryTalk Analytics ...

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Tailor-made intralogistics solutions harness scalable control and drive technology
January 2020, Beckhoff Automation
RO-BER Industrieroboter of Kamen, Germany, develops automation solutions based on area and linear gantry robots for intralogistics. These solutions, including the new Twin-Gantry robot system, are characterised ...

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Festo’s digitalised product world
January 2020, Festo South Africa
HoloLens, mobile phones, 3D printing and smart glasses – the gadgets that captured the public imagination in the blockbuster movie ‘Back to the Future’ over 30 years ago have now become a reality, all thanks to digitalisation.

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Electromechanical motion products for the machines of today
January 2020, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
Engineers from the older generation will remember the days when machine design had to be based around catalogued electromechanical actuators.

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Siemens contributes to Coca-Cola Beverages Africa’s digitalisation vision
January 2020
The Nairobi Bottler’s Embakasi Plant based in Nairobi, Kenya, a fully owned subsidiary of Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), received a Totally Integrated Automation (TIA) training rig from Siemens Digital ...

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A good combination for the primaries and metals industry
November 2019, Endress+Hauser South Africa
Endress+Hauser?s measurement devices for flow, level, pressure, temperature and liquid analysis.

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Four key factors to consider when choosing devices for the control cabinet
November 2019, RJ Connect
Drawing from over 30 years of experience in providing reliable products for industrial control cabinets, Moxa has identified the following four key considerations for choosing the best control cabinet ...

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Saryx helps Transnet achieve ROI through scada modernisation
November 2019, Saryx Engineering Group
Saryx Engineering has set the bar high in terms of scada modernisation and standardisation. So much so that the company won ‘Best Control & Information Implementation’ in recognition of a project with ...

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