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HMI with maximum performance in the smallest of spaces
April 2024, ifm - South Africa
Whenever clear communication, precision and performance in the smallest of spaces are required, the most compact member of ifm’s ecomatDisplay family is the perfect choice. The 11 cm HMI makes no compromises when it comes to human-machine interaction.

Real-time data acquisition and reporting
Africa Automation Technology Fair 2023 Show Preview, Adroit Technologies
As the authorised distributor for Mitsubishi Electric’s Factory Automation, Adroit Technologies provides a range of factory automation products that include scada, PLCs, drives, HMIs and robots. Together, ...

Upgrading your control system? Avoid these myths and misconceptions
April 2023, Iritron
An upgraded control system has many benefits. However, the industry is plagued with control system upgrade myths and misconceptions. We explore the most common misconceptions and provide recommendations for mitigation.

Display for controlling mobile machines
March 2023, ifm - South Africa
The new ecomatDisplay dialogue modules from ifm have been developed for use in cabins and outside vehicles.

Scada systems essential for smart, sustainable water sector
January 2023, ABB South Africa
Uptake is hampered by a lack of project funding and slow implementation. Only when plants are automated can responsible water use be implemented effectively.

Circular TFT displays with rotary switch
October 2022
The display sizes available are 1,3-inch, 2,1-inch, and 2,47-inch, making them ideal for applications such as heating systems, industrial controls, IoT devices and boilers, among others.

Intuitive visualisation for the digital age
October 2022, Emerson Automation Solutions
Emerson’s new PACSystems RXi HMI delivers intuitive graphics, smartphone-like usability, collaboration from anywhere and industrial ruggedness.

Visualisation system sets new standards
October 2022, Siemens South Africa, Editor's Choice
The combination of Simatic HMI Unified Comfort Panels with WinCC Unified software, augmented with open APIs and option packages, delivers a fully scalable system for operator control and monitoring.

Move over scada – New OIT/HMI systems provide increased choice
August 2022, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Omniflex’s EasyView range of HMIs can communicate with a variety of PLC and PAC hardware, and provides engineers with a flexible system to manage plant operations.

Why telemetry should form a critical part of your water management systems
August 2022, Schneider Electric South Africa
A complete, integrated sensor-to-enterprise solution can help utilities and operations to manage and run secure and reliable water infrastructure.

Are automation suppliers starting to get the picture?
July 2022, Iritron , Editor's Choice
The increased graphical abilities of software resulted in automation vendors developing increasingly advanced graphics capabilities in their products. Users were quick to adopt and use the ‘pretty pictures’. But a new way of thinking is starting to become prevalent, and vendors should be taking note.

Performance data on big screens boosts productivity
July 2022, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Visualising plant performance data on a big screen for everybody to see has become a mandatory requirement. Any size large screen HDMI display can be used with the EasyView FHD from Omniflex, enabling full dynamic 1080P HMI visualisation of any plant process or strategic KPI derived directly from the plant process.

Intuitive solution for process engineering
May 2022
With the aid of various Jumo smartWARE features, an integrated solution can be implemented from the sensor to the cloud.

Ultra-robust HMIs with IP67 protection rating
March 2022, Turck Banner Southern Africa
Turck Banner’s TXF700 series enables cabinet-free operating and installation concepts at operating temperatures between -20°C and +55°C.

One-size-fits-all HMI platform
February 2022, Pepperl+Fuchs
In the process industry, the requirements for product quality are extremely high. HMI devices, which are used for operating and monitoring the processes, also must meet the highest demands. Pepperl+Fuchs ...

HMIs for food industry and outdoor areas
February 2022, Turck Banner Southern Africa
Turck Banner has expanded its TX700 HMI/PLC device series with new variants for food and beverage applications, as well as high-brightness displays for sunlight readability.

Control software library for sugar producers
February 2022
ABB has launched its latest release of ABB Ability Sugar Library, enhanced with new functionalities to serve as a control engineering inventory for sugar manufacturers. It helps to reduce engineering ...

Robust HMI devices with all-round IP67 protection
January 2021, Turck Banner Southern Africa
Turck Banner's new TXF700 series offers an ultra-robust HMI series with complete all-round protection to IP67 for use at temperatures between -20°C and 55°C.

Turck Banner expands HMI range
January 2021, Turck Banner Southern Africa
Turck Banner has expanded its TX700 HMI/PLC device series with new variants for food and beverage applications, as well as high-brightness displays for sunlight readability.

Will the IIoT kill scada, or lift it to new heights?
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Adroit Technologies
Dave Wibberley, managing director, Adroit Technologies, shares his views on where scada is headed in the era of the Industrial Internet of Things.


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