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SAIMC: From the President's desk
October 2019, SAIMC
It is spring again in South Africa and what a gorgeous time of year. Within the SAIMC, there is also continuous improvement, working towards our 2023 strategic goals.       SAIMC structure changes As the ...

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
October 2019, SAIMC
The August technology evening we was hosted by Yokogawa at the Bryanston Sports Club. The theme was to find out more about the difference between a PLC and a DCS, where the PLC came from, some PLC theory, ...

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SAIMC: Secunda branch
October 2019, SAIMC
At the technology evening on 1 August, Katlego Setwaba from Pepperl+Fuchs gave a presentation on ‘Explosion protection with a focus on purge and pressurisation’.    The effects of accidental fires or ...

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SAIMC: Vaal branch
October 2019, SAIMC
At the August Technology Evening, Busisiwe Zikalala from WIKA gave a presentation titled: Sensor protection methods.    Process sensors come in many forms. In addition to the big four: temperature, pressure, ...

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SAIMC: Durban branch
October 2019, SAIMC
The Durban branch’s September technology meeting was opened by our COO, Johan Maartens, giving a brief overview of the reasoning behind the changes to the SAIMC’s organisation. He clearly and concisely ...

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SAIMC: From the President’s desk
September 2019, SAIMC
Jobs and skills of the future are continuously at the forefront of discussions. The impact that Industry 4.0 will have on us all makes us question what the future holds. Automaton is enhancing lives, ...

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SAIMC: Vaal branch
September 2019, SAIMC
Technology evening: Flow measurement, custody and Industry 4.0 From power generation and cement production to waste treatment, the petrochemical industry and gas distribution, custody transfer can be ...

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SAIMC: Durban branch
September 2019, SAIMC
Golf day Friday 12 July started off a little cold and blustery (and got colder and more blustery!), but that didn’t deter the 17 enthusiastic four-balls who teed off at the Kloof Country Club. As always, ...

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SAIMC: Zambia branch
September 2019, SAIMC
On 8 March, a select group of SAIMC members from the Copperbelt in Kitwe congregated at the premises of incoming SAIMC Zambia chairman T.C. Siame’s Trescha Electronics. This would hail the beginning of ...

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
September 2019, SAIMC
The July technology evening featured a presentation by Katlego Setwaba of Pepperl+Fuchs. The main focus of her talk was Ex p (purging and pressurisation). However, she started off by reminding us of the ...

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SAIMC: Secunda branch
September 2019, SAIMC
On 11 July, product specialist Sagadevan Kanniappen from WIKA Instruments gave a presentation on: ‘The Critical Importance of the Correct Valve and Manifold Selection in the Process Industry’.    There ...

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4IR or Industry 4.0?
September 2019, SAIMC
Demystification of the terminology and an update on where things are headed in South Africa.

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Automation education and training in South Africa – Part 3: Funding model
August 2019, SAIMC, Training & Education
In the final article of this series, we present a possible funding model to achieve the ideas outlined in the previous two parts.

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SAIMC: From the President’s desk
August 2019, SAIMC
August marks the month where we have the opportunity to celebrate women. As a female leader it is humbling to know that I have opportunities today that I would not have had years ago. It has required ...

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SAIMC: Secunda branch
August 2019, SAIMC
June technology evening On 13 June, Chris Petschel and Kegan Smith from PREI Instrumentation presented the monitoring and prediction capabilities that Industry 4.0 can offer with regards to rotary machinery. ...

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
August 2019, SAIMC
At the latest technology evening, members and visitors were entertained by Comtest Technologies at a presentation given by Hilton Preston where he discussed the fundamentals of gas detectors.    A gas ...

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SAIMC: Vaal branch
August 2019, SAIMC
At the June technology evening, Mike van Eck, sales director, Swagelok Southern Africa, presented on the topic “API 682: mechanical efficiency/mechanical sealing systems”.    In observing the market, ...

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SAIMC: Durban branch
August 2019, SAIMC
Another almost record attendance was the scene for the July technology evening at the Durban Country Club, when many practitioners and students braved the cooler weather to hear Jurie Weidemann’s presentation ...

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SAIMC: Zambia branch
August 2019, SAIMC
SAIMC Zambia was represented at the Caminex show by immediate past-president Enock Shikabeta, who was accompanied by Jonathan Ennis of EML, and Dean Gopal of Eaton Electric South Africa.    Enock presented ...

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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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