SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine


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AS-i and IO-Link power distributor for hygienic areas
The special housing material and high ingress protection allow operation in areas with frequent intensive cleaning processes, for example in the food industry.

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I/O expansion modules certified for functional safety
The IQAN-XC4x module family makes it easy to expand an IQAN control system when connected to an IQAN-MC4x master controller.

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Air gap sensor outputs absolute value
The air gap sensor can be taught to detect the target state both via its external operating buttons and an external input, or with just one click via IO-Link.

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Latest articles

Festo unveils world’s first pneumatic cobot
Festo South Africa, Editor's Choice

The innovation aims to begin a new era in human-robot collaboration, at a price point that suits even small and medium-sized companies.
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Digitalising the power grid
Schneider Electric South Africa, Electrical Power & Protection

Many facilities still use a rudimentary level of technology, which means faults are addressed in a reactive as opposed to a predictive and proactive manner.
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Digitally managing energy costs and decarbonisation
Yokogawa South Africa, Electrical Power & Protection, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

Real-time data combined with a single, asset-wide digital twin and proprietary analytics capabilities enable automatic opportunity identification and performance gap breakdown.
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Managed and unmanaged Ethernet switches
Turck Banner, IT in Manufacturing

Three new IP67-rated switches have been released to expand Turck Banner's portfolio – two unmanaged variants and one managed switch.
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Why are rate of change alarms used?
Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists, Level Measurement & Control

Often the domain of control and safety software, rate of change alarms can be implemented in hardware to benefit from an additional layer of protection to systems or processes.
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Condition monitoring on offshore oil platforms
Beckhoff Automation, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

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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AATF 2023 to collocate with Future Manufacturing Africa
News

In attendance across the two events will be over 5000 visitors, several feature areas and over 200 exhibitors over three days.
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Stark warning over counterfeit bearings
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, News

A useful application has been developed that enables identification of a counterfeit product by scanning QR codes on packaging.
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Gain more visibility into your power substation operations
RJ Connect, Electrical Power & Protection

The key dilemma is that many RTUs, HMIs, Ethernet switches and intelligent electronic devices (IEDs) installed in substations are from different vendors.
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Labour brokers can help IPPs meet skills requirements
News

The rush for renewable energy is upon us, but have the IPPs got a handle on the skilled labour requirements for their projects?
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Inline process viscometer for polymer and oil monitoring
SECO Process Instrumentation, Flow Measurement & Control

This hermetically sealed unit is assembled entirely from 316L stainless steel and includes built-in fluid temperature measurement.
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Axis to create explosion-protected cameras
Axis Communications SA, News

Axis Communications has announced its plans to develop its own explosion-protected surveillance cameras and devices across the Axis product portfolio through a new subsidiary, Axis Ex AB.
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Level measurement – now with Bluetooth
WIKA Instruments, Level Measurement & Control

The instrument’s description, TAG number, and 0% and 100% marks can be configured via an app on a smartphone or tablet.
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Amphenol circular connectors available from RS Components
RS Components SA, Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors

Extensive series of M8x1 D-coded devices delivers best-in-class data and power signal integrity for Ethernet industrial automation applications.
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Humidity generator for probe calibration
Comtest, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

Portable humidity generator delivers fast, accurate multi-point calibration of humidity probes and loggers.
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Differential pressure transmitter with scalable measuring range
Vepac Electronics, Pressure Measurement & Control

The Halstrup Walcher P 26 differential pressure transmitter is designed for pressure monitoring applications in cleanrooms, laboratories, pharmaceutical plants and operating theatres, as well as for special uses in machine and plant construction.
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IO-Link transmitter for sanitary pressure monitoring
Morton Controls, Pressure Measurement & Control

This temperature-compensated transmitter is ideal for sanitary pressure monitoring in a variety of applications in breweries, dairies and the beverage industry.
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2D/3D profile sensor for weld seam tracking
ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation, Sensors & Transducers

Supporting software can evaluate two- and three-dimensional data from smart cameras, vision systems, profile sensors and IPCs with profile sensors.
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