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From the editor's desk: The power of 23
December 2019, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
Have you ever looked back on a year and wondered how you survived it? For the majority of South Africans, 2019 was such a year. It started benignly enough, cosily wrapped in the blanket of Ramaphoria ...

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From the Editor's desk: Emerson unveils its digital nexus at Nashville Exchange
November 2019, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
Lal Karsanbhai, executive president Emerson Automation Solutions, launched this year’s American User Group Exchange with an announcement that positioned Industry 4.0 front and centre in the company’s ...

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From the editor's desk: IT-OT integration becoming a must, but there are challenges
October 2019, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
We’re seeing the insecurity around digital transformation start to fade as the history of case studies builds to show how enlightened manufacturing companies have applied the ideas to rationalise their ...

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From the editor's desk: Automation professionals need communication strategy too
September 2019, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
Catching the eye of a potential customer has become more difficult than ever thanks to the ethos of information promiscuity that defines the 21st century. It’s never been easy to stand out in a crowded ...

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From the editor’s desk: Wearable inspection tools not just fashionable accessories
August 2019, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
The quickening consumer demand for wearable technology looks like it’s about to spill over into the industrial sector. Driven by established hardware – Google Glass for example – wearable devices present ...

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From the editor’s desk: 4IR could solve South Africa’s youth unemployment problem
July 2019, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
From 4-6 June, Africa Automation Fair 2019 attracted some 4500 visitors and 131 exhibitors from seven countries, including Australia, China, Germany, South Africa, South Korea, Switzerland and Taiwan. ...

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From the editor’s desk: Edge, cloud or both?
June 2019, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
In the illusory world of digital transformation, the question of where the applications will best be hosted often triggers a lively discussion. In particular, the cloud vs. edge debate has left many wondering ...

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From the Editor's desk: Digital transformation is more than just technology
May 2019, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
While digitalisation offers new ways to increase operational efficiency, we see many companies battling to overcome the challenges. Particularly, they struggle to get past the ‘pilot’ stage, and are therefore ...

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From the editor’s desk: A real case for artificial intelligence
April 2019, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
For many manufacturers, the era of mass production is drawing to a close. Changes in consumer behaviour have forced them to rethink their ‘economies of scale’ approaches as they reorganise to answer the ...

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From the editor’s desk: Predictive maintenance drives asset performance
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2019, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
The modern trend in maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) tactics is to deploy a combination of continuous monitoring and cloud-based predictive analytic solutions. The underlying principle is early ...

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From the editor’s desk: Yokogawa adds sushi to the IIoT platter
March 2019, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
At its 2016 User Group Conference in Johannesburg, Yokogawa whet the local market’s appetite for all things IIoT when it announced the development of a compact, low-cost wireless sensor. Aptly named the ...

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From the editor’s desk: Printing the future
February 2019, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
3D printing – aka additive manufacturing – is the process by which material is solidified layer-on-layer to produce physical objects based on computerised models. While the idea is almost 40 years old ...

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From the editor's desk: Valve manufacturers drive new value through IIoT-enabled services
January 2019, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
Valve suppliers just joined the digital revolution in their quest to drive down total cost of ownership through performance-related monitoring solutions. What is surprising is that it took so long. After ...

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From the editor’s desk: Fresh start bridges the gap to optimism
December 2018, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
At last South Africans have something to celebrate as we head into the end-of-year holiday season. Our troubles are far from over of course, but the recent changes in government leadership have given ...

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