IT in Manufacturing


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SHEQ document reporting in real-time
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
While the manual compilation of a Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) documentation report can take up to 20 man hours, Passport 360 can potentially slash this to an astonishing three minutes. This ...

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How the food and beverage industry could benefit from blockchain
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Schneider Electric South Africa
Advances in blockchain technology could enable the food and beverage industry (F&B) to enhance traceability. In the US alone, food recalls and food-borne illnesses cost some $77 billion per annum, including ...

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MiX Telematics supplies fleet management solution
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has announced that its channel partner in East Africa, A&S Electronics, has been awarded a tender to supply a water ...

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Emerson’s digital ecosystem empowers top quartile performance
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Emerson Automation Solutions
Plantweb provides new mobility and decision-support technologies.

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Bridging the gap to the Industrial Internet of Things
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Adroit Technologies
The Adroit Enterprise IIoT platform is a customisable software platform that enables users to deploy and integrate cloud-based sensor data with normal telemetry data using protocols such as MQTT, Sigfox ...

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IT services for manufacturing. Here’s how and why
July 2019
Traditional IT services all follow the same principle, similar types of services are bundled and offered as a single service i.e. infrastructure services that include all your hardware inside (sometimes ...

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Africa must collaborate on 4IR
July 2019
This thought leadership piece was first given as a keynote address by the chairperson of the ICT Sector Council, Andile Tlhoaele, at the International Association of Science Parks and the Areas of Innovation’s Africa Division workshop, hosted by The Innovation Hub.

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Intelligent industrial devices for automation
July 2019, RS Components SA
RS Components has introduced Kunbus to its supplier portfolio, a specialist developer of intelligent communications modules, including fieldbus and industrial Ethernet based devices for a range of automation ...

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Open-source cloud IoT in a box
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0
biTid has galvanised the IoT software sector by bringing to market a scalable, open-source IoT cloud platform, developed in South Africa. The platform source code is freely available for download from ...

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Endress+Hauser’s IIoT technology masters the mining challenge
June 2019, Endress+Hauser
Endress+Hauser aims to improve the processes of its customers with regards to efficiency, quality, safety and sustainability.

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Digital transformation status and progress in process industries
June 2019
Industry research indicates that there has been more than 75% of the process industry participating in Industry 4.0 technology evaluation or pilot projects, there is still less than 25% of the industry moving beyond the pilot phase.

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Does edge computing have the edge?
June 2019, Omron Electronics
Implementing artificial intelligence in industrial manufacturing

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Faster results with a digital twin
June 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
The high-tech company Grenzebach’s portfolio includes the simulation of material flow in complex plants in the glass industry, which it achieves using Siemens simulation solutions. Together, the two companies ...

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Data, light and the smart factory
May 2019
The role of lasers in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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Planning for digital transformation
May 2019
As we’ve learned, digital transformation can be a challenging, if necessary, journey. At each year’s Forum, we learn more about how pioneering companies are overcoming these challenges and the associated ...

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Paving the way for IIoT
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Phambili Interface
Phambili Interface is the sole southern African distributor for Weidmuller connectivity and interface products. A highlight is the perfectly coordinated Weidmuller u-Mation portfolio, which paves the ...

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Barrier-free communication from Zone 0 to the cloud
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Beckhoff Automation
Founded on PC-based control, Beckhoff’s automation systems are ideal for implementing connectivity in production environments in line with current IIoT concepts. Because of their interoperability, openness ...

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Industrial cybersecurity for industrial control systems
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Profitek
The Hirschmann Tofino provides an advanced industrial solution that solves many of the most challenging energy-specific cyber and physical security challenges. The easy-to-deploy appliance protects against ...

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Augmented and virtual ­reality for automation
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview
bizAR Reality develops custom augmented and virtual reality solutions for businesses. The company has successfully designed, developed and deployed award-winning technologies across multiple industries. ...

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Powerful design tools
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, EPLAN Software & Services
Eplan develops CAx, configuration and mechatronic solutions and advises companies on the optimisation of their engineering processes. Products on show at Stand D13 are Electric P8, which supports electrical ...

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