SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine


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Ore sampling like never before
With the general decline in ore grades in mining, FLSmidth’s market-leading expertise in mineral sampling and laboratory automation holds increasing value to mines. “The more you understand about ...

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Bronkhorst adds Ethernet/IP
Bronkhorst High-Tech has announced the availability of Ethernet/IP and Modbus-TCP interface options for its mass flowmeters and controllers, as well as its digital pressure controllers. Like the previously ...

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ARCA delivers control valves for biomass heat and power plant
Kronospan, a global manufacturer of chipboards, laminated flooring and worktops, has been working with the ‘Factory Of The Future’, EU’s project to reduce CO2 emissions and other environmental impacts ...

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Latest articles

Compact conductivity monitoring solution
GHM Messtechnik SA, Sensors & Transducers

Condix is a low maintenance, easy to install measuring transducer that saves time and money. This solution for monitoring of conductivity in liquids does not require a separate measuring transducer nor ...
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New managing director of Rockwell Automation for Sub-Saharan Africa
Rockwell Automation, News

Effective from 1 June, Canninah Mapena is now heading up Rockwell Automation’s activity in sub-Saharan Africa. Operating from the company’s offices in Randburg, Mapena will lead the business in the region ...
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Loop Signatures 2: The two classes of processes.
Michael Brown Control Engineering, Editor's Choice

This article will discuss the two classes of processes called self-regulating and integrating (or ramping) processes. This subject is absolutely vital to regulatory control, but strangely is seldom taught ...
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SMC launches wireless valve bank in SA
SMC Corporation South Africa, Industrial Wireless

In response to customer demand for a reliable communication system, which could limit the number of cables needed to communicate between multiple valve banks/field sensors and a PLC, a wireless communication ...
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BMG’s specialist solutions for industrial water infrastructure
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, Motion Control & Drives

BMG’s solutions for the water, wastewater and sewage sectors encompass the supply of quality branded drive systems, enhanced by the BMG team’s technical expertise and installation, condition monitoring, ...
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Nidec Control Techniques supports essential services across all alert levels
Nidec Industrial Automation Southern Africa, News

South Africa has been experiencing a time like no other, with businesses and individuals across the country having to change their behaviour in efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. “While ...
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Power-factor correction to cut ­energy costs
ElectroMechanica, Electrical Power & Protection

Power-factor correction is a mechanism to reduce operating costs associated with electricity consumption. Some of the key advantages here are reduced kVA charges, improved plant efficiency and network ...
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Level measurement for sanitary applications
WIKA Instruments, Level Measurement & Control

WIKA’s model FLM-H magnetostrictive sensor has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The sensor is particularly suitable ...
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An example of control and automation using IIoT, edge computing and the cloud
Absolute Perspectives, IT in Manufacturing

   The challenges of working in remote locations I am involved in a number of projects investigating the feasibility of coal-bed-methane (CBM) in southern Africa. During one of these projects, I came ...
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Five actions for your business and community to prepare for the digital revolution
IT in Manufacturing

We propose five key areas companies should focus on in 2020, so as to increase its digital maturity as well as that of the communities it sources from and supplies.       1. Understand your digital maturity ...
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Safety and cybersecurity convergence goes beyond safety systems
IT in Manufacturing

However, the scope of safety and cybersecurity goes well beyond process safety systems alone. Across the industrial and infrastructure worlds, an increasing number of end users are adopting more sophisticated ...
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Radar sensor for vehicle applications
Turck Banner, Sensors & Transducers

The new Q130R radar sensor is configured using free software that allows easy setup, including defining the sensing distance, sensitivity and output configuration. Because of the wide field of view and ...
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Accurate detection of tiny objects
ifm - South Africa, Sensors & Transducers

The new photoelectric units from ifm electronic are designed for part monitoring of precision engineering, medical or other tiny components. Thanks to the precise laser, the photoelectric fork sensor ...
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Surge protection for electro-mobility
Phoenix Contact, IS & Ex

The market for electric cars is growing exponentially and automobile manufacturers are increasingly focusing on electro-mobility. However, surge protection also has a part to play in this technology. ...
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Stafsjö MV standard knife gate valve
Valve & Automation, Valves, Actuators & Pump Control

Do you want to try the MV performance? The MV is an all-round valve with a proven global track record both on dry solids and wet fluids. The valve’s ideal internal clearances lower friction and make it ...
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Boltight hydraulic bolt tightening from BMG
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, Pneumatics & Hydraulics

BMG’s Nord-Lock bolting solutions now include Boltight hydraulic bolt tensioning tools, which are used to tighten bolts simultaneously, ensuring even preload in industrial applications and extreme environments, ...
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Ethernet for Ex areas
Turck Banner, IS & Ex

Turck is opening the world of the process industry to digitalisation and Industry 4.0 with its first Zone 2 Ethernet gateway for the excom I/O system. All process data can thus now reach IT systems for ...
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Emerson introduces software for flow measurement
Emerson Automation Solutions, Flow Measurement & Control

Emerson has released Micro Motion ProcessViz, a standalone, cost-effective software solution for flowmeter process data visualisation. Having an instant visualisation of raw process data translates into ...
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