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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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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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