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Delta and CODESYS to redefine motion control in manufacturing
I&C July 2024, ElectroMechanica
In today’s fast-paced world of industrial digitalisation, the need to streamline production and enhance output quality is more critical than ever. Leading this industrial evolution is Delta Electronics, through its innovative collaboration with the CODESYS group that aims to redefine motion control in manufacturing.

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Drive technology on a packaging line for microbatteries
May 2024, Beckhoff Automation
Only high-precision labelling reliably puts hearing aid batteries into a deep sleep. This is where KOCH Pac-Systeme comes in with its packaging line equipped with Beckhoff technology for the end customer, VARTA.

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ACTOM Industry to upgrade drive and control system
May 2024, ACTOM Electrical Machines
ACTOM Industry secured an important contract to upgrade the drive and control system of a man-winder at a gold mine in Ghana.

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Megatech is expanding
May 2024
Megatech SA has been importing high quality industrial plant equipment and spare parts since 2016. Based in KwaZulu-Natal, the company specialises in electrical and mechanical equipment and instrumentation.

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Powerful and versatile IIoT controller
February 2024, ifm - South Africa
The IIoT controller from ifm is a powerful, communicative and flexible PLC solution in machine and plant digitalisation.

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ACTOM Industry to upgrade drive and control system
February 2024, ACTOM Electrical Machines
ACTOM Industry secured an important contract to upgrade the drive and control system of a man-winder at a gold mine in Ghana.

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Powerful and versatile IIoT controller
February 2024, ifm - South Africa
The IIoT controller from ifm is a powerful, communicative and flexible PLC solution in machine and plant digitalisation.

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MCCs for local and international markets
November 2023, Iritron
With a history of delivering large engineering projects globally, Iritron has over 20 years’ experience in designing motor control centres (MCCs) built to the highest international specifications.

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Deep learning based component inspection in the automotive industry
September 2023, Beckhoff Automation
Achieving the shortest possible inspection times – even when working with different components – is paramount when it comes to series production. This is precisely what stoba Sondermaschinen achieved with its optical inspection system, which is based on deep learning, and features the Beckhoff XPlanar planar motor system at the conveyor system core.

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Case history 189: Poor furnace temperature control.
September 2023, Michael Brown Control Engineering, Editor's Choice
Many process engineers do not appreciate the importance of flow loops in their unit controls. A senior process engineer once told me that flow loops need not be tuned well, as they generally have little effect on the more important and much slower loops like temperatures and pressures.

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PLCs and PACs simplify data acquisition
August 2023
Data acquisition, data logging and data analysis are required functions for most modern industrial control systems. The simplest and lowest cost way to provide these functions is often by using the same platform that’s providing real-time control, namely the PLC or the programmable automation controller.

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Enhanced perimeter defence solution
August 2023, Emerson Automation Solutions
Emerson is improving perimeter security for the DeltaV distributed control system with its new NextGen Smart Firewall, a purpose-built control system firewall designed to provide easy-to-install and maintain perimeter security for all industries.

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ABB supports National Water Week
May 2023, ABB South Africa
The automation level in the water industry needs to improve to cope with the increasing demand for fresh and clean water. This is the message from technology leader ABB during Water Week, which was held from 20 to 26 March.

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Automation system for lithium refinery
June 2023, Valmet Automation
Valmet will deliver a Valmet DNA automation system to a lithium project run by Sibanye-Stillwater’s subsidiary Keliber in Kokkola, Finland.

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Think neo – a new world of process control
Africa Automation Technology Fair 2023 Show Preview, Siemens South Africa
Control technology is crucial for gaining a competitive edge in the process industry. Enter SIMATIC PCS neo: the innovative ground-breaking process control system by Siemens, completely rethought, and ...

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Compact edge PC
Africa Automation Technology Fair 2023 Show Preview, Phoenix Contact
The EPC 15XX PLCnext Edge PC provides extended functionality for full IT/OT convergence. The system offers a monitoring or data analysis solution that enables data interpretation through simple dashboards. ...

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PLC with integrated cloud services
Africa Automation Technology Fair 2023 Show Preview, Vision Automation
Unistream Cloud series PLCs with built-in, no-cost cloud services are an industry first. Each UniStream Cloud PLC is supplied with a pre-paid five-year Start-up Subscription plan with no monthly subscription ...

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Loop Signatures 17 - How to make a bad valve into a good valve.
April 2023, Michael Brown Control Engineering, Editor's Choice
People often have little realisation as to how badly a faulty valve can affect the performance of the control of the loop. So how can one make a real valve with its problems into a perfect valve? The answer is simple. One makes use of a technique called cascade control, whereby a second controller is used to control the flow of fluid through the valve.

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Combining real-time I/O sensing with control
Africa Automation Technology Fair 2023 Show Preview, Opto Africa Holdings
With reliability, innovation, and quality as its benchmarks, Opto Africa provides products that combine real-time I/O sensing and control with the connectivity many of today’s projects require. These ...

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Automation technology for PLCnext
Africa Automation Technology Fair 2023 Show Preview, Phoenix Contact
PLCnext Technology is the ecosystem for industrial automation consisting of open hardware, modular engineering software, a global community, and a digital software marketplace. Using the broad portfolio ...

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