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From the editor’s desk: Printing the future
February 2019, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control)
3D printing – aka additive manufacturing – is the process by which material is solidified layer-on-layer to produce physical objects based on computerised models. While the idea is almost 40 years old ...

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OPC Foundation announces new president
January 2019, OPC Foundation (Africa)
The OPC Foundation has welcomed Stefan Hoppe as its next president and executive director. Hoppe is a long-standing member of the control automation industry and the OPC Foundation. As an electrical engineer, ...

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Yokogawa joins strategic partnership to accelerate biotech
January 2019, Yokogawa South Africa
Yokogawa and AlgaEnergy, a Spanish biotechnology company specialising in the production and commercial applications of microalgae, have announced the signing of a strategic partnership and equity participation ...

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ABB to enhance process and power management for Philippines petrochemical facility
January 2019, ABB South Africa
ABB has won an order from JG Summit Petrochemical Corporation to supply electrical and process power management systems for its petrochemical expansion project. The project will increase cracker production ...

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Skyriders uses drones to complete boiler inspection at Medupi
January 2019
One of the largest boiler inspections ever undertaken using drones in South Africa was recently completed by Skyriders on Unit 6 at Eskom’s Medupi Power Station. The project was distinguished by its sheer ...

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OPC Foundation extends OPC UA including TSN down to field level
January 2019, OPC Foundation (Africa)
The OPC Foundation has announced the launch of its new setup to identify OPC UA and related TSN-harmonisation needs and extends OPC Foundation standards and specifications. The goal of this initiative ...

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Elonics celebrates 30 years
January 2019, Elonics
Elonics, specialists in industrial automation and connectivity solutions, recently celebrated its 30th birthday. With delicious snacks, tasty ‘Durban curry’, and some ice-cold beverages, key customers ...

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BMG and Fenner celebrate 90 years in SA
January 2019, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG, which acquired FPT Distribution SA (Fenner Power Transmission) over 20 years ago, celebrates Fenner’s 90th anniversary of business in South Africa this year. “BMG is proud to be the exclusive distributor ...

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Bernhard Klöss takes the wheel at Endress+Hauser South Africa
January 2019, Endress+Hauser
Following the move of Rob Mackenzie to Endress+Hauser’s Swiss-based head office, the company recently announced its choice of Bernhard Klöss as the new managing director of southern African operations. ...

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MESA celebrates tenth annual conference
January 2019, MESA Africa NPC
The Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association (MESA) recently celebrated the anniversary of its tenth annual conference at the Black Eagle Conference Centre in Ruimsig. This year’s theme was Smart ...

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LSIS ready for 2019 and the future
January 2019, Ana-Digi Systems
Over the past 14 years, since LS split from the LG umbrella, the company has made major strides towards becoming one of the world’s leading technology companies. Today, besides producing the well-known ...

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New efforts bring hope for Industry 4.0-ready SA workforce
January 2019, Reed Exhibitions
Industry 4.0 is changing the face of manufacturing and industry around the world. Without a concerted effort to change industry processes and infrastructure, and upskill the workforce, South Africa risks ...

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Intelligent blasting at the forefront of smart mining
January 2019
In line with its vision of embracing the technological revolution in the explosives and mining industry, AEL Mining Services, a member of the AECI Group in South Africa, has announced its official rebrand ...

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From the editor's desk: Valve manufacturers drive new value through IIoT-enabled services
January 2019, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control)
Valve suppliers just joined the digital revolution in their quest to drive down total cost of ownership through performance-related monitoring solutions. What is surprising is that it took so long. After ...

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EtherCAT roadshow in South Africa
December 2018, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control)
Together with the EtherCAT Technology Group (ETG), Technews Publishing recently organised a series of breakfast seminars at venues across the country, in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Durban and Johannesburg. ...

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Emerson to buy General Electric’s Intelligent Platforms business
December 2018, Emerson Automation Solutions
Emerson has announced that it has agreed to acquire Intelligent Platforms, a division of General Electric. Intelligent Platforms’ programmable logic controller (PLC) technology will enable Emerson to ...

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Cobot rings the bell at New York Stock Exchange
December 2018
On October 17, the ringing of the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange was highly unusual as the prestigious task was performed not by a human, but by a robot arm. The bell ringer, Universal Robots’ ...

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Endress+Hauser plans new regional centre near Houston
December 2018, Endress+Hauser
Endress+Hauser has announced its plan to build a new Gulf Coast Regional Centre Campus outside Houston, Texas, located in close proximity to the company’s oil and gas customer base. Construction is currently ...

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SMC has changed its name
December 2018, SMC South Africa
SMC Pneumatics South Africa now has a new name – SMC Corporation ZA. This name change reflects the growing range of non-pneumatic components being developed by SMC globally, thanks to the company’s continued ...

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