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From the editor's desk: What does blockchain mean for you?
May 2022, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
Key drivers include authorised analysis of real-time data, enhanced visibility, preventive maintenance, energy efficiency and convergence of IT and OT.

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From the editor's desk: The gods must be angry
April 2022, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
The thoughts and prayers of the SA Instrumentation & Control team go out to those who suffered loss from the catastrophic flooding in KZN.

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From the editor's desk: May I have your attention please?
March 2022, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
Since most of you have no idea who I am, I thought it would be appropriate to use my first editor’s column to introduce myself.

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From the editor's desk: Is additive manufacturing poised to go mainstream?
March 2021, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
As digital manufacturing technology pushes its way further towards the production floor, additive manufacturing (3D printing) is emerging as a viable option to complement the more traditional methods ...

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From the editor's desk: Continuity and leadership
February 2022, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
It was with great sadness that we recently announced the sudden death of our esteemed colleague and the editor of SA Instrumentation & Control, Steven Meyer. Steven will be greatly missed by our industry. ...

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From the editor's desk: 2022 must be the year SA gets its vaccination act together
January 2022, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), Editor's Choice, News
This is his last "From the editor's desk" that Steven Meyer wrote before his death in early January 2022.

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From the editor's desk: Legacy upgrades and the Frankenstein problem
November 2021, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
In his article this issue, contributing editor Gavin Halse makes the point that any manufacturing company about to commit to a legacy control system upgrade must be awake to the problems of interoperability, ...

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From the editor's desk: PID controllers and smart production line configuration
October 2021, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
In his article this issue, control loop expert Michael Brown tackles the subject of PID controllers, and how these are most definitely not all created equal. For many automation engineers, proper tuning ...

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From the Editor's Desk: RFID in track and trace applications
September 2021, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
Like a few other technologies of the fourth industrial era, radio frequency identification (RFID) has been around for some time. Now though, thanks to falling costs and improved reliability, it is fast ...

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From the editor's desk: Manufacturing CIOs must confront new challenges
July 2021, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
Disruption is driving change in many areas and the manufacturing industry is no exception. Globalisation has increased competition, which is forcing manufacturing companies to find new ways to reduce ...

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From the Editor's desk: Bryan Baxter talks cybersecurity
August 2021, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
This month, SA Instrumentation and Control welcomes Bryan Baxter to the editorial fold. Bryan, a 20-year IT Industry veteran, recently joined Wolfpack Information Risk where his extensive knowledge of ...

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Foreword: Automation and OPC UA key to sustainable manufacturing
Technews Industry Guide: Sustainable Manufacturing 2021, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
According to the USA’s National Council for Advanced Manufacturing, sustainable manufacturing is the creation of products through processes that are non-polluting, conserve resources, and are economically ...

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From the editor’s desk: Google partnership brings OT and IT closer together
June 2021, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
The recent announcement by Siemens and Google Cloud that the two will cooperate to develop AI-based solutions for manufacturing combines the best of both the OT and the IT worlds. As an industrial automation ...

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From the editor's desk: Quantum sensors might soon be commercially available
May 2021, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
In 1927, at a conference in Brussels, a new theory burst onto the scene. The literati of the day’s theoretical physicists had gathered to hammer out an accurate description of the nature of matter on ...

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