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SAIMC: Secunda branch
July 2019, SAIMC
May Technology Evening    On 16 May 2019 Kevin Preston from Phoenix Contact gave a very interesting and explanatory presentation on SIL (functional safety). Safety Integrity Level (SIL) is by definition ...

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SAIMC: From the President’s desk
July 2019, SAIMC
On behalf of the SAIMC, I am proud to announce that there are multiple initiatives that have progressed well within our organisation:       Automation as an engineering discipline in South Africa As most ...

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SAIMC: Vaal branch
July 2019, SAIMC
The May Technical Evening was presented by Krzyszstof Lapacz from ifm – South Africa. He is responsible for business development and industrial networking. Krzyszstof gave an in-depth technical presentation ...

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SAIMC: Tshwane branch
July 2019, SAIMC
The committee wishes to thank Nico Marneweck from Endress+Hauser for serving on the committee since the branch’s inception. Unfortunately Nico’s work commitments have changed and he is not available to ...

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SAIMC: Durban branch
July 2019, SAIMC
Durban branch held its June technology meeting at the Durban Country Club on Wednesday 5th June. It was another well-attended meeting with over 45 people in attendance.    Prinesh Mari, who is a senior ...

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
July 2019, SAIMC
SICK of safety regulations?    At the May meeting of the SAIMC Johannesburg branch held at SICK Automation, Stephen Eltze brought some fun into the safety discussion. As a nation of would-be taxi drivers, ...

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SAIMC: From the President’s desk
June 2019, SAIMC
We have reached the half-way point of 2019 and I am shocked at how time has just flown by for me personally. But, that is usually the result when you are fully engaged and busy with things that occupy ...

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SAIMC: Durban branch
June 2019, SAIMC
The May technology evening was moved out a day to accommodate the public holiday on 1 May and the topic of IO-Link attracted an excellent attendance at the Durban Country Club, in spite of the disruption ...

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SAIMC: Secunda branch
June 2019, SAIMC
On 4 April, Theo Wassenaar from Emerson Automation Solutions gave an informative presentation on ‘Steam trap monitoring with pervasive sensing and plantweb insight’.    Over the years, steam traps have ...

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SAIMC: Vaal branch
June 2019, SAIMC
At the last technology evening, Jacques Parrot, a project engineer from SICK Automation, gave an in-depth presentation on “Greenhouse phenomena and the looming legal requirements that emission producing ...

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
June 2019, SAIMC
The April technology evening featured Alvin Seitz of Bürkert who outlined a fairly new flowmeter technology using surface acoustic waves (SAW). So, are SAW flowmeters the greatest thing since sliced Coriolis? ...

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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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