System Integration & Control Systems Design
Giving back control to RCL Foods’ Pongola plant
July 2018, Control Software Solutions
RCL Foods’ Pongola sugar mill is situated in northern KwaZulu-Natal and was operating a proprietary DCS that was installed in 1980. This obsolete and antiquated system resulted in unacceptable production
Modern electromechanical machine design
June 2018, 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. Variations from standard were rare, in addition to being expensive.
Ai2SA replaces HMI on legacy Mitsubishi A series PLC
June 2018, Ai2SA
Architects Integrating Industry (Ai2SA), which specialises in ‘optimally managing and scoping industrial systems projects’, was recently contracted to replace a faulty HMI on a legacy Mitsubishi A Series
Afrilek optimises boiler control at KwaZulu-Natal plant
June 2018, Afrilek Automation
UCL Company, a diverse agricultural operation based in Dalton, KwaZulu-Natal, has expertise in wattle bark extract exports, sugar cane production and pine lumber. The company identified a need to upgrade
Yokogawa’s alarm shelving capability
May 2018, Yokogawa South Africa
Alarm fatigue can desensitise operators to the extent that they may ignore a critical alarm with potentially disastrous consequences.
TwinCAT 3 Building Automation
May 2018, Beckhoff Automation
The next generation in building control.
Yokogawa’s revolutionary network-based control system
April 2018, Yokogawa South Africa
Yokogawa’s unique portfolio for best-in-class scada solutions comprises of the versatile Stardom network-based control system (NCS), and the FAST/TOOLS supervisory HMI software platform.
Versatile signal conditioners
April 2018, Phoenix Contact
Acquiring and processing analog signals of optimum quality.
Festo’s comprehensive asset optimisation, maintenance and energy efficiency solutions
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2018, Festo, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration
Festo’s technical experts and efficient technologies ensure that machines and systems have shorter downtime, consume fewer resources and less energy. This leads to increases in the sustainability of production processes and overall company productivity.
Precise positioning and interference-free communication
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2018, Beckhoff Automation
Flexible automation technology for rotary tables and antenna masts in EMC test laboratories.
SEW-Eurodrive collaborates on systems integration
April 2018, SEW-Eurodrive
Electrical wholesale supplier and panel builder, Ptytrade 228 is a successful systems integrator that uses SEW-Eurodrive products in its electrical panels and motor control centres (MCCs). The two companies
Flexible manufacturing through innovation in automation
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2018, Omron Electronics
Omron’s i-Automation ‘Innovation in Manufacturing’ drive is focused on intelligent, integrated, and interactive automation to increase overall plant proficiency. The company functions as a partner to
PSY Systems averts expensive shutdown
April 2018, PSY International
Arc guard stops burn.
Working-at-height safety solution
April 2018, News
Rope-access specialist Skyriders has provided a working-at-height safety solution for a contractor undertaking maintenance at the Sappi Ngodwana pulp and paper mill in Mpumalanga. It follows an earlier
Web-based access control system for facilities
March 2018, RS Components SA
RS Components has announced availability of an IoT web-based system from ABUS that delivers superior access control management for small to medium-sized commercial and industrial buildings.
Sophisticated control implementation
March 2018, Beckhoff Automation
Beckhoff’s PC-based control eliminates the need for regular defrosting in meat freezers.
Omniflex saves on signal conditioners
March 2018, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Twelve hundred signal conditioners on the plant. How many spares should you keep? This is a situation familiar to many end-users. How does one balance the cost of holding spares against plant downtime?
Batch size one production
February 2018, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives
Bürkle based in Freudenstadt specialises in the field of press lines and coating technology, supplying turnkey production plants to its customers. To comply with the requirements of one customer requesting
Technical support encourages custom applications
February 2018, Countapulse Controls
Countapulse Controls has survived by instituting technological innovation in the face of socio-economic uncertainty. In its more than 60 years in business, this leading supplier of sensing solutions has
New improved plant information management system
January 2018, Yokogawa South Africa
Yokogawa has released the ExaquantumTM R3.10. This latest version of the Exaquantum plant information management system comes with stronger security and improved compatibility through the support of OPC
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