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Fishery relies on Siemens process management
December 2019
The fishery in Steinach, Switzerland, breeds fish species which are under threat so that they can be released into domestic waterways in the canton of St. Gallen. The quality and temperature of the water, ...

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Meet the Future: Edge Programmable Industrial Controllers
November 2019, Opto Africa Holdings
All controls engineers are familiar with PLCs and PACs (programmable automation controllers). Both have been used and improved over many years, incorporating capabilities that used to be found only in ...

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Precise control in joining applications
October 2019, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
Digiforce is the trusted name when comprehensive monitoring of press-fit, joining, riveting and caulking processes is needed. The models 9306 and 9310 are being successfully used in innumerable applications ...

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The powerful Festo modular control system CPX-E
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Festo
Designed as an EtherCAT master and motion controller with protection to IP20, the powerful automation system CPX-E for factory and process automation with NE21-specific certifications is becoming the ...

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Rockwell strengthens industrial control system security
July 2019, Rockwell Automation
Communications between industrial control devices have minimal protection today. This leaves them vulnerable to threats like malicious tampering and incidental system changes that can stop production ...

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Siemens extends the Simine ­portfolio
June 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
Siemens has extended the Simine portfolio for high-pressure grinding mills (HPGR) to include a new controller. Plug-and-play functionality makes the load share controller available for immediate use. ...

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Schneider Electric announces a new era of control
June 2019, Schneider Electric South Africa
Schneider Electric’s new high-end Modicon M580 Ethernet programmable automation controller (ePAC) features redundant processors, native Ethernet, and cybersecurity embedded into its core. It combines ...

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Selecting the right PLC
June 2019, AC/DC Dynamics
Automation projects, big or small, start with a specification. Here are five factors to consider when choosing a PLC vendor.       Broad range of devices The selected brand must have a complete product ...

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Industrial automation equipment
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Anytech
Anytech is an industrial automation equipment supplier that has been providing high tech solutions to a wide variety of customers in various industries throughout southern Africa since 1999. High tech ...

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Multi-function PLC, HMI and I/O in a single 7” unit
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Vision Automation
This multi-function UniStream PLC with an integrated, high-quality HMI touchscreen is available in a range of built-in I/O configurations. Showcased at Stand C04, the highly compact hardware profile with ...

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PLCs and HMIs
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Ana-Digi Systems
Among the new state-of-the-art products on show at Stand E07 are Ana-Digi’s PLC range, which offers down to 8,5nS processing speeds and caters for systems up to 132 000 I/O, with full redundancy in processing ...

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Programmable HMIs with PLC
May 2019, Turck Banner
The new generation of the TX700 HMI/PLC series can control and visualise even more complex processes and applications than before. Thanks to several interfaces and an integrated OPC UA server, this device ...

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Multi-function PLC, HMI and I/O in a single 5” unit
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Vision Automation
On show at Stand C04 are the UniStream 5” and UniStream 5” Pro, which both support SNMP, VNC, FTP, SMS and email. The Pro version also offers a built-in webserver and SQL. Various built-in I/O configurations ...

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Wireless controller
April 2019, Turck Banner
With three times faster processing speed and eight times more memory than previous models of the DXM controller, the new DXM700 provides expanded ScriptBasic programming capabilities and faster script ...

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ABB unveils latest DCS upgrade
February 2019, ABB South Africa
Originally launched in 1994, Freelance is ABB’s DCS solution for process industries. It combines the advantages of a DCS with the PLC, and is characterised by ease-of-use, scalability, flexibility and ...

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RS Components launches PLCnext controller
February 2019, RS Components SA
RS Components has introduced the first programmable logic controller to be based upon Phoenix Contact’s PLCnext Technology open control platform. Aimed at distributed modular control applications in industrial ...

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Flexible controller technology removes project roadblocks
October 2018, Emerson Automation Solutions
Emerson’s latest capital project technology enables chemical, life sciences, oil and gas, and other industrial manufacturers to scale automation, simplifying project execution. As capital projects grew ...

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PC-based control ensures high quality sporting goods
September 2018, Beckhoff Automation
ADC fills market niche with standardised and highly precise testing systems.

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Yokogawa releases Centum VP R6.06
September 2018, Yokogawa South Africa
Yokogawa has announced the addition of new functions to the Centum VP integrated production control system, which will be released as Centum VP R6.06. The enhancements include the addition of support ...

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Mini PLC offers versatile options
September 2018, AC/DC Dynamics
GIC’s PL-100 mini programmable logic controller is a real-time system designed for multiple input and output arrangements. The PL-100 can control a wide variety of devices to support the user’s evolving ...

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