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Bringing brownfield plants back to life
February 2024, Schneider Electric South Africa
Today’s brownfield plants are typically characterised by outdated equipment and processes, and face challenges ranging from inefficient operations to safety hazards. However, all is not lost, as these plants stand to gain a lot from digitalisation and automation.

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Siemens delivers innovations in immersive engineering
February 2024, Siemens South Africa
Siemens has unveiled innovations that are combining the real world and the digital worlds, to redefine reality.

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Taking mine hoist performance to the next level
February 2024, ABB South Africa
ABB is launching a new digital suite of applications for hoist monitoring and optimisation, which opens it up for further integration to other cloud solutions and extended offerings that significantly increase the operational performance and reliability of mine hoists.

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Cyber resilience in 2024 – protect, defend, recover
February 2024
Data has become a core business asset, and protecting this asset from data loss is a strategic priority, especially as new threats are constantly emerging.

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Cutting-edge AI and IoT solutions for the digital age
February 2024
Convergence Partners company, inq. has announced a value proposition involving extensive edge artificial intelligence, IoT, together with the Edgedock data insights, to transform business operations across a wide range of sectors.

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Seven ways to reduce production downtime
February 2024
Production downtime is one of the biggest risks in the manufacturing industry. Follow these seven tips to reduce machine downtime in your production line.

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Siemens Xcelerator for development of hydrogen compressors
February 2024, Siemens South Africa
REJOOL, a startup focused on hydrogen compression devices, has adopted the Siemens Xcelerator as a service portfolio of industry software to help bring its PIONYR hydrogen compression technology to market.

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RS Group chooses Siemens simulation technology for DesignSpark
February 2024, Siemens South Africa
Siemens Digital Industries Software announced that the RS Group has selected Siemens as its strategic electronic design automation provider for its new, cloud native, DesignSpark Circuit Simulator tool, which empowers users to streamline the design process.

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Future-proofing industrial operations
February 2024, ABB South Africa
ABB Ability Field Information Manager (FIM 3.0) has been upgraded to offer system engineers and maintenance teams increased connectivity and extended reach across the latest communication protocols.

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The sustainable future is here
February 2024
Today, you would be hard pressed to find a major global brand that does not discuss sustainability. This whitepaper provides an overview of the latest technology intelligence originating from these research areas.

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How to simplify traffic management in smart cities
February 2024, RJ Connect
Online teaser: In an increasingly urbanised world, cities must find innovative solutions to overcome challenges such as traffic congestion, longer commutes and increased CO2 emissions. Adopting futureproof traffic management technologies is the key to addressing these issues effectively.

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TwinCAT Chat integrates LLMs into the automation environment
January 2024, Beckhoff Automation
Large language models offer a number of benefits for both automation engineers and enterprise management. For automation engineers, LLMs have the potential to revolutionise the development process by automatically generating and completing code. From an enterprise management perspective, LLMs promote knowledge transfer within the organisation.

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Addressing water scarcity with digitised solutions
January 2024, Schneider Electric South Africa
Water scarcity is a global crisis; according to the World Wide Fund for Nature, at its current consumption rate, two thirds of the world’s population may face water shortages by 2025. Whilst 70% of the world’s surface is covered by water, only 3% is fresh water, and two thirds of that is tucked away in frozen glaciers, or otherwise unavailable for our use.

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Three technologies set to transform 2024
January 2024
As we face 2024, technology is on the brink of a monumental transformation, poised to revolutionise how we perceive and interact with the world around us. Amidst the plethora of groundbreaking advancements, one pioneering force, NewsGPT, emerges as the vanguard, fundamentally reshaping the landscape of news consumption through its innovative AI-driven approach.

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Asset performance management platform
January 2024, ABB South Africa
ABB has launched ABB Ability SmartMaster, a comprehensive asset performance management platform for verification and condition monitoring of instrumentation and field devices in the water, wastewater, chemical, oil and gas industries.

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New family of fault-tolerant computing platforms
January 2024
Stratus Technologies has launched its Stratus ztC Endurance platform, a new family of fault-tolerant edge computing platforms for next-generation sustainable operations. The platform introduces intelligent, predictive fault tolerance that delivers 99.99999% availability and performance gains.

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Reducing plastic waste in the oceans
January 2024, Siemens South Africa
Siemens Digital Industries Software has announced that Plastic Fischer, a social enterprise that works to reduce plastic waste in rivers so it does not pollute our oceans, has adopted solutions from the Siemens Xcelerator portfolio of industry software.

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Enhancing supply chain visibility in food and beverage
January 2024, Schneider Electric South Africa
The food and beverage industry continues to evolve and innovate, and crucial to this is enhancing supply chain visibility, efficiency and overall business operations.

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Digital valve controller with embedded edge computing
January 2024, Emerson Automation Solutions
Emerson has announced the Fisher FIELDVUE DVC7K digital valve controller, a new design improving upon 30 years of field-proven innovation. It features Advice at the Device technology, with embedded computing and analytics that convert raw data into actionable information locally, with Bluetooth capability within the device.

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Going green – a catalyst for business innovation
January 2024, Schneider Electric South Africa
With COP 28 approaching, and the globe experiencing record highs and lows in temperature, organisations are now in earnest prioritising the move towards a greener, more sustainable business operations. Going green also makes a lot of business sense.

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