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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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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Omniflex enables mine water quality
October 2020, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Water licences carry a ‘Burden of Proof’ that the licence holder will not harm the environment or the water system through its activities. This covers the use of water from the system and the responsible ...

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Safe and efficient water and wastewater treatment
October 2020, Endress+Hauser South Africa
Depending on the application and the industry, water needs to have different properties to ensure the quality of finished products and the overall safety of production.

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PC-based control monitors road tunnel with flexible scalability
October 2020, Beckhoff Automation
With more than 200 industrial PCs in operation, the Kaisermühlen Tunnel in Vienna shows that scalable PC-based control technology from Beckhoff is an optimum automation platform in this environment.

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PC-based control reduces complexity in folio applications
October 2020, Beckhoff Automation
BW Papersystems relied on PC-based control for the development of the eCon folio-size sheeter, which greatly reduced complexity and costs compared to the legacy system it replaced.

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Improved production capacity and efficiency
30 September 2020, Omron Electronics
BOLÇİ Bolu Chocolate (Bolci) was formed in 1992. It now has over 300 employees and produces over 800 different products. The company produces over 200 tons of chocolate items each month in a factory that ...

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EtherCAT I/O for conveyor control
September 2020, Beckhoff Automation
Integrated compact motor controller reduces cabling effort and increases diagnostic capabilities for roller conveyor systems.

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Robots could solve the social distancing problem
September 2020
While South Africa has seen a significant uptake in robotic technology, there are signs it will grow in the years to come as businesses make provision for these types of advancements.

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Fully automated CIP system upgrade at a food factory
September 2020, Hybrid Automation
Hybrid automation was recently approached to upgrade the CIP system at a food production plant based on the East Rand of Johannesburg.

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Machine upgrade at Rostberg
August 2020, Ana-Digi Systems
Ana-Digi Systems designs and delivers a state-of-the-art, reliable machine upgrade to match its client’s requirements of easy setup and low maintenance.

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HMIs improve operations and maintenance collaboration
June 2020, Emerson Automation Solutions
It is essential that operators and maintenance engineers work together to resolve issues quickly, before they affect plant performance. However, coordinating actions between these departments can be challenging.  ...

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SLE5 series label sensor
June 2020, Turck Banner
The small infrared light spot of Banner’s new SLE5 can quickly detect the gap between opaque labels on clear or opaque backing. The 5 mm slot width and 50 mm slot depth allow precise detection of a wide ...

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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
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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