Case History 170
As mentioned in earlier articles, the integral (or I term) in the controller is a brilliant thing. It is an extremely elegant and simple solution for eliminating offset in control. However, like everything ...
Adding mobile network visibility
RJ Connect, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking
A high-speed railway operator built a fibre Ethernet backbone for data transmission between its operational management centre and railway stations to ensure high network availability. The customer used ...
EM Bloemfontein offers accredited training courses
The Bloemfontein branch of supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) plans to make significant inroads in the Free State region thanks to its fully-equipped training facility, focusing mainly on automation products ...
From the President’s desk
This year, I challenge you to try something that you are truly passionate about. In 2019 I took the plunge and bought an entry level 3D printer. It changed my life completely. I am now only limited ...
SAIMC: Durban branch
The November technology evening was on the topic of shutdown planning, which was clearly of interest and attracted an audience of over sixty members and visitors to the usual venue at the Durban Country ...
The year’s last technical evening was sponsored by the SAIMC. Vaal branch manager Juaandré Heyneke gave an in depth presentation on the SAIMC, where he explained the goals of the organisation, both nationally ...
The IIoT edge is evolving
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News
In its IIoT context, the edge is traditionally understood to be a kind of half-way point between the plant and the cloud. Physically hard to define, the edge acts as a repository for data collected from ...
Smart cities embrace 4IR
Schneider Electric South Africa, News
Smart cities rely on smart grid technology that includes traditional and renewable energy sources in its mix of power supply. Driven by the advanced technology of the fourth industrial revolution (4IR), ...
Inline sensor status indicator
Turck Banner, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration
Machine downtime can be costly for any company and identifying the problem can be time-consuming. The S15L series inline sensor status indicator can be mounted on a sensor for 360 degree-visibility of ...
Rockwell Automation named a leader in Manufacturing Execution Systems
Rockwell Automation has announced its recognition as a leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems for the second consecutive year. Since the 2018 report, Rockwell Automation ...
RTS’ application engineering experience provides customised industrial solutions
In 2015, Rand Technical Services, formed in Pretoria in 1989, was strategically divided into two sister companies – RTS Africa Engineering and RTS Africa Technologies.
RTS Africa operates from a small ...
SEW-Eurodrive supplies Movigear units for German project
SEW-Eurodrive has supplied 64 Movigear servo motors from its Cape Town branch to a major OEM based in Paarl, H.G. Molenaar, which in turn supplied a weighing conveyor system to a German-based leader in ...
Refrigeration compressed air dryers
Artic Driers, Pneumatics & Hydraulics
The R Class range of compressed air refrigeration dryers and RSXW chemical adsorption dryers have consistently low dew points, with an attractive entry price and a low cost of ownership once in operation. ...
Thermodynamic flow sensor
Countapulse Controls, Flow Measurement & Control
Ease of flow monitoring with low maintenance benefits is a given with the compact plug and play EGE SNS 450 thermodynamic flow sensor from Countapulse Controls – the sole southern African agent for EGE’s ...
Water analysis technology reduces downtime
GHM Messtechnik SA, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring
In order to monitor the process of reverse osmosis and ensure that deposits do not clog up membranes and reduce system efficiency, Martens, a member of the GHM Group, has joined the forces with its Condix ...
Oils and greases for mining applications
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration
BMG’s Spanjaard lubricants, oils and greases have been developed with the latest formulations and technologies, to meet the demands of all sectors, including mining, automotive, marine, general industry ...
Schneider Electric announces local manufacturing and reduced lead times
Schneider Electric South Africa, News
Schneider Electric South Africa has announced that its PIX Easy Air Insulated Switchgear, previously 100% internationally manufactured, will now have a 68% local finishing process, reducing the customer ...
Modern irrigation control system
Varispeed (Div of Hudaco Trading), Motion Control & Drives
As a preferred supplier to the agricultural industry due to proven reliability and performance, Varispeed designs, manufactures and distributes constant pressure solutions. With a good knowledge of the ...