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SAIMC: From the office of the CEO
November 2020, SAIMC
The new mechatronics qualification    For the last few weeks there has been a team working on the new Mechatronics Discipline Specific Training Guidelines (DSTG). The team consisted of:    • Henry Heymans ...

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SAIMC: Durban branch
January 2021, SAIMC
On 4 November, Rob Wright, MD of RJ Connect, gave an informative presentation on the subject of cybersecurity to Durban branch members and anyone else who joined the open invitation Microsoft Teams meeting. ...

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SAIMC: Cape Town branch
January 2021, SAIMC
The last month will be remembered as an exciting one where the branch facilitated two technical evenings, hosted by Proconics and Yokogawa. We also hosted our first technical evening where members could ...

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SAIMC: Vaal branch
January 2021, SAIMC
The end of the year can be an emotional time for all of us. Was this your best year yet, or not so great? You start to get a feel as the end approaches, and 2020 is no exception, especially with the ‘new ...

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SAIMC: From the office of the CEO
January 2021, SAIMC
Last month I spoke about the new mechatronics engineering discipline. It has quite an impact on SAIMC members, as previously we had to register and be interviewed by electrical or mechanical professionals. ...

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SAIMC: Vaal branch
November 2020, SAIMC
At the last technology evening, Ralph White from ifm electronic presented on the topic of vibration monitoring and how it provides the ability to detect changes in machine health. Once a machine’s condition ...

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
November 2020, SAIMC
The technical evening of 14 October was once again presented via Microsoft Teams. How do we approach HMI and camera solutions in Ex environments? This was explained by Diogo Fidalgo from Stahl. Most ...

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SAIMC: From the office of the CEO
October 2020, SAIMC
Explaining the Skills Development Trust Fund For the benefit of members, the SAIMC plans host a one-hour presentation to explain the Skills Development Trust Fund. This presentation will be repeated ...

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SAIMC: Vaal branch
October 2020, SAIMC
As South Africa celebrated Women’s Month in August, the Vaal branch and Proconics decided to celebrate women in engineering with a technical evening highlighting the importance of a diverse team for solving ...

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
October 2020, SAIMC
September Virtual Meeting    The September virtual technology evening was hosted by Turck Banner, and presented by newly appointed sales director, Kenneth McPherson.       Kenneth is enthusiastic about ...

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SAIMC: Durban branch
October 2020, SAIMC
Paul Sikhakhane was the presenter at the last Durban branch virtual technology meeting and the subject was ‘Living on the edge’. The meeting was well attended, with lots of interaction and questions afterwards ...

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Vaal branch
September 2020, SAIMC
As South Africa celebrated Women’s Month in August, the Vaal branch and Proconics decided to celebrate women in engineering with a technical evening highlighting the importance of a diverse team for solving ...

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
September 2020, SAIMC
The August virtual technology evening was hosted by Eric Carter of turboTRAIN on the subject ‘Instrumentation fault finding: why it is problematic and what can be done about it’. During the presentation ...

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SAIMC: From the office of the CEO
September 2020, SAIMC
To address the skills shortage in the South African automation industry, the SAIMC plans to provide bursaries to students in fields of study related to automation and manufacturing.

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SAIMC: Durban branch
September 2020, SAIMC
The branch held its first virtual meeting and sticking to ‘old regimes’ it was held on the first Wednesday of the month, but sadly not at the Durban Country Club.

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
August 2020, SAIMC
Robert Wright of RJConnect discussed cyber security with the SAIMC members at the technology evening on 8 July. In this period, when so many people are working remotely and have meetings online, just ...

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SAIMC: Vaal branch
August 2020, SAIMC
At the technology evening on Wednesday 1 July, Rob Burns from Pepperl+Fuchs presented on Ethernet Advanced Physical Layer (APL) and the concepts and implications for the IIoT, collaboration, applications ...

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SAIMC: From the office of the CEO
August 2020, SAIMC
I read an article the other day titled “COVID-19 is accelerating 4IR – but SA may not be ready”. It refers to the fact that as one of the most unequal societies in the world, South Africa needs to facilitate ...

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SAIMC: Cape Town branch
August 2020, SAIMC
The last technology evening was held on the theme: “How secure is your Industrial Network?” The branch thanks presenter Rob Wright and RJ Connect for hosting this successful event. Rob is the managing ...

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
July 2020, SAIMC
Technology can be a wonderful thing. We have resources that allow us to talk face to face with people thousands of kilometres away. We have the ability to order equipment, furniture, food, or clothing ...

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