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SAIMC: Vaal branch
May 2020, SAIMC, SAIMC
At the last technology evening, Albert Louw, mobile control systems specialist from ifm electronic, gave a presentation on control systems for mobile machines, applicable to all mobile vehicles from transport ...

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SAIMC: Durban branch
May 2020, SAIMC, SAIMC
The last technology evening was held in March, and as we headed into lockdown we reluctantly cancelled future technology events pending the reopening of the country. There is much discussion about whether ...

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SAIMC: Cape Town branch
May 2020, SAIMC, SAIMC
Technology evening: Introduction to Profibus What an interesting time and age we are in. If anyone predicted what future would be knocking on our doors in 2020, they would be a millionaire. With ...

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SAIMC: From the office of the CEO
May 2020, SAIMC, SAIMC
Amidst the turmoil of the latest coronavirus pandemic and the recent downgrade of South African government debt to junk, I’ve begun to wonder whatever happened to traditional values like responsibility ...

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
May 2020, SAIMC, SAIMC
IIoT/Industry4.0/4IR – they cover a large area and don’t always mean the same thing. So how do we define any of these terms? Basically, they are about improving manufacturing efficiency, largely through ...

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SAIMC: From the office of the CEO
April 2020, SAIMC, SAIMC
South Africa has experienced terrible crimes against humanity over the years and somehow survived them. The idea of this letter is not to discuss who murdered who first, or who took whose country – if ...

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SAIMC: Vaal branch
April 2020, SAIMC, SAIMC
At the recent technology evening, Lloyd Townsend, product support specialist from Wika, presented on IIoT with a focus on digitalisation within our industries.    He said that there are many buzz words ...

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SAIMC: Durban branch
April 2020, SAIMC, SAIMC
The branch held its most recent technology evening at the Durban Country Club on 4 March. Neil Burger, a specialist in ifm’s industrial networking department, gave a presentation which started at process ...

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SAIMC: Johannesburg branch
April 2020, SAIMC, SAIMC
Who would have thought that tubing could be such an interesting topic? Alan Aldum of Swagelok entertained a good turnout at the Johannesburg Branch meeting in February. He fascinated them with insights ...

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SAIMC: Cape Town branch
April 2020, SAIMC, SAIMC
Cybersecurity for industrial control systems    At SAIMC Cape Town’s recent technology evening held at Aurecon conference centre, Adriaan van Wyk presented a short introduction to the ICS Practical Risk ...

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SAIMC: From the office of the CEO
March 2020, SAIMC, SAIMC
Yes, you are at the right place – the president of the SAIMC position has been replaced by that of the CEO (yours truly). I would like to thank Annemarie for the wonderful work she has done as president ...

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SAIMC: Durban branch
March 2020, SAIMC, 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, 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, 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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