System Integration & Control Systems Design


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Accelerating high-precision assembly of micro-optics
January 2022, Beckhoff Automation
PC-based control technology automates component assembly.

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Siemens guides Tiger Brands along its digitalisation journey
January 2022, Siemens South Africa
The project involved upgrading the legacy plant control system with the implementation of a combined Siemens WINCC scada and PM-addons along with the associated network and control equipment that included communication converters, PLCs, VSDs and ASI modules for various process areas.

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The MX-System: the controller becomes a modular control cabinet
January 2022, Beckhoff Automation
The new MX-System from Beckhoff is quite simply a revolution in control cabinet construction.

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Benefits of PowerView CP for pipelines
January 2022, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Omniflex has developed the PowerView CP cathodic protection system over several years to bring up-to-date technology to impressed current cathodic protection.

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TwinCAT for test rig automation
November 2021, Beckhoff Automation
Flexibility and high performance in control program generation for endurance testing.

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ABB moves toward zero-carbon mines
November 2021, ABB South Africa
ABB has launched ABB Ability eMine, a portfolio of solutions that will help accelerate the move toward a zero-carbon mine.

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Legacy alarm upgrade for Uganda’s power generator
November 2021, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
In a digital age, where we rely so heavily on computer-based equipment, do we still need bulky, hard-wired annunciator panels?

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Real-time-capable data communication via OPC UA
January 2022, Beckhoff Automation
Direct integration of OPC UA Pub/Sub in TwinCAT 3.

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EtherCAT saves space in wind turbines
October 2021, Beckhoff Automation
At this year’s Husum Wind during September, Beckhoff demonstrated its many years of know-how and its broad product range for the wind power industry.

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Smart production line configuration
October 2021, Iritron
In the discrete manufacturing environment, a tool change or the reconfiguration of a production line is a major cause of production loss.

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Migration from factory automation to process engineering
October 2021, Pepperl+Fuchs
Pepperl+Fuchs has developed a range of high-tech sensors that have proven themselves in discrete applications. With added explosion protection, they are also suitable for process engineering in zones 1/21 and 2/22.

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Totally Integrated Automation – added value in three dimensions
October 2021, Siemens South Africa, Editor's Choice
Discover everything that’s in TIA, the leading automation concept from Siemens, and how it all works together to create a unique product for machine builders and industrial enterprises.

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Smart water system management
October 2021, Saryx Engineering Group
The Saryx Engineering Group is leveraging digital technologies to manage water storage, flow, usage and treatment more efficiently.

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The brewery of the future
October 2021, Siemens South Africa, Process Dynamics
Meeting current and future customer requirements quickly and with the highest quality is key to the food and beverage industry.

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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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