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SAIMC: Durban branch
March 2020, SAIMC
The Durban branch AGM was held as usual at the Durban Country Club on 5 February. As is sadly often the case for AGMs, attendance was lower than we have come to expect at our normal monthly meetings, ...

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SAIMC: Secunda branch
March 2020, SAIMC
On 16 January, the Secunda branch held its AGM. The elected committee members for 2020 are as follows: Johan Maritz (general manager), Iddo Japhta (vice general manager), Gerhard Swarts (treasurer), Lezahn ...

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
March 2020, SAIMC
At the technology evening of 22 January, Dewald Smit from Festo presented on the choice: ‘Pneumatic vs Electric Automation Energy Efficiency’.    In these tough economic times, all of us would like to ...

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SAIMC: From the President's desk
February 2020, SAIMC
February marks the end of my 2-year term as elected president of the SAIMC, so it is a great time to reflect on what has happened in the past two years.       Industry 4.0 Industry 4.0 has been a continuous ...

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
February 2020, SAIMC
When you are passionate about the industry that you work in you can achieve great things. The Johannesburg branch proudly achieved Gold Status for 2019. This was a team effort by all involved and included ...

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SAIMC: Durban branch
February 2020, SAIMC
Industrial fieldbus and Ethernet: installation considerations and problem diagnostics were topics presented at the Durban branch’s final technology evening of 2019, held at the Durban Country Club on ...

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SAIMC: Vaal branch
December 2019, SAIMC
At the last technology evening, Robert de Scande from SICK Automation gave a presentation on the subject of IO-Link. IO-Link offers new options for communication between the system control and field levels: ...

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SAIMC: Durban branch
December 2019, SAIMC
Technology evening At the last technology evening, Beckhoff Automation’s Gareth Taylor (sales engineer, Durban) presented on the topic ‘Open PC-based control technology in a world of modular process ...

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SAIMC: Secunda branch
December 2019, SAIMC
At the technology evening on 10 October, Jacques Parrott, from SICK Automation SA gave a presentation on ‘Measurement of green house gas emissions’, which also touched on the issue of carbon tax. The ...

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
December 2019, SAIMC
The October technology evening was hosted by Extech Safety Systems. Sales director Gary Friend presented an interesting take on the relationship between new technological advances, and the never-ending ...

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SAIMC: From the President's desk
December 2019, SAIMC
2019 has been a year of many achievements by our members. Although the SAIMC might not be the organisation with the most members, the unselfish and hard-working team have certainly achieved more than ...

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From the President’s desk
January 2020, SAIMC
This year, I challenge you to try something that you are truly passionate about. In 2019 I took the plunge and bought an entry level 3D printer. It changed my life completely. I am now only limited ...

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SAIMC: Durban branch
January 2020, SAIMC
The November technology evening was on the topic of shutdown planning, which was clearly of interest and attracted an audience of over sixty members and visitors to the usual venue at the Durban Country ...

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SAIMC:Vaal branch
January 2020, SAIMC
The year’s last technical evening was sponsored by the SAIMC. Vaal branch manager Juaandré Heyneke gave an in depth presentation on the SAIMC, where he explained the goals of the organisation, both nationally ...

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SAIMC Industry Expo
November 2019, SAIMC, News
Students, lecturers, SAIMC regional members (formerly branch patron members) and SAIMC committee members braved the cold recently to meet at the UZKN School of Engineering for an SAIMC Industry Expo. ...

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SAIMC: From the President's desk
November 2019, SAIMC
The end of the year is almost upon us. Have you taken the opportunity to ask yourself what has really changed for you this year? In some areas we have seen significant and exponential change. Automation ...

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SAIMC: Obituary - Eugene Sithole
November 2019, SAIMC
It is with deep sadness that the SAIMC heard of the death of dear friend and esteemed colleague Eugene Sithole, who passed away suddenly on 7 September.    Thanduxolo Eugene Sithole was born on 13 September ...

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
November 2019, SAIMC
Why use wires?    At the technology evening on 11 September, Rudi Erasmus of Phoenix Contact walked us through when and why wireless communication is preferred to cabled communication.    Communicating ...

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SAIMC: Vaal branch
November 2019, SAIMC
This month’s presentation at the Vaal branch covered the basic principles and fundamentals of SIL. It included the common misconceptions about SIL, risks, accidents, processes, random and systemic failures ...

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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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