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Advancing standards in automation
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, SAIMC, News
The SAIMC NPC is committed to advancing standards in the field of automation, instrumentation, measurement and control, creating awareness about automation amongst young people and recognition for automation ...

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SAIMC: From the President’s desk
May 2019, SAIMC
The SAIMC branches are doing very well this year. If you as a member have not been able to get to a technology evening to learn something new regarding technology and network with your peers, I urge you ...

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SAIMC: Tshwane branch
May 2019, SAIMC
There have been some changes at the branch and Morne Maree has taken over from Petrus Klopper. Petrus will move to a new portfolio for which more information will be communicated later. Nico Marneweck ...

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SAIMC: Durban branch
May 2019, SAIMC
The April technology evening was held as usual at the Durban Country Club. The subject of ‘Taking the next step in automation using collaborative robots’ elicited great attendance and interest, and presenter ...

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SAIMC: Secunda branch
May 2019, SAIMC
Technology evening    On 7 February, Ian Janse van Rensburg, valve specialist from Mitech, gave a very informative presentation on control valve actuator selection.    Valve actuators are a differentiating ...

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
May 2019, SAIMC
What is flow measurement, why is it important and how do we measure it? Those were the questions asked of members at the March Technology evening, hosted at WIKA Instruments and presented by Sagadevan ...

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SAIMC: Vaal branch
May 2019, SAIMC
At the last technology evening, SMC Pneumatics, in partnership with Staro Process Control, presented on the topic “Energise your efficiency: Transform energy into a boost for your competitiveness”.    Brian ...

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SAIMC: From the President’s desk
April 2019, SAIMC
In the pursuit of betterment, in an ideal world, we would like to think that every person, can, as a minimum, choose to leave this world in a better state than they found it. For each of us this might ...

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
April 2019, SAIMC
Is your data really yours?    This question was posed by Mark Dilchert of Integr8. With cloud-based storage and communication, a company’s data goes in one end, (usually) comes out the other, without ...

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SAIMC: Tshwane branch
April 2019, SAIMC
The branch technology evenings are held on the first Wednesday of the month at our new venue – the offices of IoT.nxt, with invites sent via e-mail. Unfortunately, at present only around 30% of subscribers ...

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SAIMC: Durban branch
April 2019, SAIMC
Industrial process control is normally achieved by manipulating operating temperatures, pressures, levels and flow rates, with the aim being to produce an end product of proven quality while optimising ...

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SAIMC: Automation education and training in South Africa - Part 2: The importance of industry involvement in skills development
April 2019, SAIMC
Industry needs to take a leading role in curriculum content supply and quality standards development.

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SAIMC: From the President’s desk
March 2019, SAIMC
Sitting here writing another article on my cellphone, realising it’s 2019 and we have technology available to us that people could not even imagine when I was born, is quite a revelation. A sobering moment ...

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
March 2019, SAIMC
Technology evening: What is a cobot?    First of all, what is a robot? Dictionary definitions vary, but the gist is that it is a machine which takes the place of a human being (so those things at street ...

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SAIMC: Tshwane branch
March 2019, SAIMC
The highlight of 2018 was the end-of-year dinner enjoyed by members and the committee at Cheers in Irene. We were fortunate to have Ina and Johan Maartens join us as well. Another noteworthy item was ...

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SAIMC: Durban branch
March 2019, SAIMC
The AGM was held at the Durban Country Club on 6 February. A respectable audience of 23 members, six Patrons and one student member, gathered to attend the proceedings which ran smoothly under John Owen-Ellis’ ...

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SAIMC: Secunda branch
March 2019, SAIMC
The branch AGM took place on 17 January. In order to keep the momentum of the last two years, the committee remained unchanged, with the exception of the loss of two reliable members, Xandri Cornelisen ...

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SAIMC: Zambia branch
March 2019, SAIMC
Three SAIMC members from Zambia took part in the Technical Education Vocational and Entrepreneurship Training (TEVET) Stakeholders Consultative Workshop from 21-23 January at the Moba Motel in Kitwe. ...

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SAIMC: Vaal branch
March 2019, SAIMC
At the February technology evening, Sagadevan Kanniappen, product specialist for petrochemical, chemical, oil and gas at WIKA Instruments, gave an in-depth presentation on flow measurement and how it ...

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SAIMC: From the President’s desk
February 2019, SAIMC
Congratulations to all the elected branch committee members following the AGMs in January! Thank you for taking the time to commit in helping within the SAIMC in this way. Your work will ensure that ...

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