Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration


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Can SA’s steel master plan revitalise the local steel sector?
January 2023
SEIFSA estimates that, between 2007 and the second quarter of 2019, the metals and engineering industry shed around 49 000 jobs, of which 38 000 were in the metals sector.

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Small field metrology wells
November 2022, Comtest
Designed for the industrial process environment, the Fluke 9142, 9143 and 9144 weigh less than 8,2 kg, and have a small footprint, making them easy to transport.

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Loop calibrator for multiple parameters
November 2022, Allpronix
The Allpronix Loop Calibrator measures and sources simultaneously – with an accuracy of 0,1% of the DC voltage range – for mA, mV, V, O, RTD and thermocouple calibration.

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Vibration tester delivers experience-based diagnoses
October 2022, Comtest
The Fluke 810 analyses machinery operation and identifies faults by comparing vibration data to an extensive set of rules developed over years of field experience.

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WearCheck helps companies comply with technical safety requirements
October 2022
“Our TC team is standing by to assist in any way possible to ensure that all moving machinery is audited according to best practice, and that all required safety standards are met.”

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Top three safety hazards when working on solar PV installations
October 2022, Comtest, Electrical Power & Protection
Safety levels during solar panel commissioning and installation have been strengthened substantially by the world’s first CAT III 1500 V true-RMS solar clamp meter.

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Valmet launches performance agreement for tissue-making machines
September 2022
The dryer section consumes roughly 70% of all the energy used in the tissue-making process, and it is the major CO2 producer in the process.

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PV installation test tools
September 2022, Comtest
If you are using traditional tools to test solar PV installations, there is a faster and more accurate way to help save time and money.

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The route to proactive maintenance
August 2022, Comtest, Editor's Choice
What were once complex tasks can now be accomplished by less experienced technicians with easy-to-use tools such as vibration screeners and thermal imagers.

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Composition analysis by micro gas chromatography
June 2022, Electrocomp
The DynamiQ-X gas analyser from Q-Micro is designed for continuous gas mixture monitoring in industrial process and factory automation applications.

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ABB’s automatic paper testing delivers faster quality insights
June 2022, ABB South Africa
Quality data from the L&W Autoline is collected in the mill's quality management system via integration with the 800xA DCS.

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Regular machine maintenance is key to operational efficiency
June 2022
Benefits include savings on costs, energy efficiency and spare parts, which can account for as much as half of the total maintenance costs.

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Using ultrasonic NDT to identify wear and corrosion
June 2022, BAMR
Monitoring equipment for damage and potential flaws is vital in preventing loss of productivity and even injury or potential death of operators.

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All-in-one documenting process calibrators
May 2022, Comtest
The multifunction calibrators perform sourcing, simulation and measurement of pressure, temperature and electrical signals.

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Five reasons for force measurement
May 2022, WIKA Instruments, Editor's Choice
Wika takes a closer look at the measured variable of force and gives five reasons to show why force measurement is of particular importance.

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High-quality contact lubricants
April 2022, Vepac Electronics
CG53A is part of the CG series of contact lubricants, designed as an extension of the extremely popular 2X range. The main advantages of these products are reduced contact resistance, even on extremely ...

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Field services – beyond break-fix to invaluable organisational insight
April 2022, Schneider Electric South Africa
An outsourced field services team can assist organisations not only during emergencies but also by providing spares, technical support and 24/7 callout availability.

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Pyranometer for monitoring small-scale PV installation efficiency
April 2022, Senseca, Electrical Power & Protection
The device’s classification level under the ISO 9060:2018 standard guarantees accuracy, reliability, precision and compliance with reference standards.

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Condition monitoring on offshore oil platforms
March 2022, Beckhoff Automation
The steel structures of an offshore platform are exposed to extreme environmental conditions throughout their entire service lives. Difficult sea conditions ranging up to freak waves and aggressive ...

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The ‘P’ in predictive maintenance represents progress, not pain
March 2022, SMC Corporation South Africa
There are three main types of maintenance: reactive, preventative and predictive. But how do you make sense of these terms? Human health can provide an analogy to machine health. Take diabetes, for ...

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