SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine

Featured articles

Highest energy efficiency reduces operating costs
Pressure loss is synonymous with higher energy costs that must be spent for normal operation.


Drive configuration made easy
Nidec Control Techniques prides itself on offering free software for commissioning, optimising and monitoring drive/system performance.


Infrared sensors for stock control
Telco’s high performance, self-contained infrared sensor series provides a total solution for pulp and paper applications. This industry poses serious problems for photoelectric sensors as the highly ...


Latest articles

SAIMC: From the office of the CEO

The new mechatronics qualification    For the last few weeks there has been a team working on the new Mechatronics Discipline Specific Training Guidelines (DSTG). The team consisted of:    • Henry Heymans ...
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30 years of linear motion technology
Motion Control & Drives

This year, factory automation specialist Bosch Rexroth celebrates 30 years of linear motion technology and innovation.
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Smart manufacturing and the new normal
Absolute Perspectives, IT in Manufacturing

In manufacturing, it is likely that billions of dollars have been lost in 2020, while a high percentage of manufacturing jobs have been negatively impacted.
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Michael Brown now offering control courses to individuals
Michael Brown Control Engineering, News

Michael Brown is now offering training courses to individuals via online Zoom sessions. The first session of the Part 1 practical control course – Troubleshooting and Loop Tuning – will commence on Monday 1 February 2021.
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What is adaptive acceleration control?
Motion Control & Drives

Adaptive acceleration control (AAC) is a new soft start control type that allows the selection of different acceleration and deceleration profiles according to application needs.
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Safe use of Ethernet in Ex areas
Turck Banner, IS & Ex

Turck is paving the way for the evaluation of plant data using its excom high-availability I/O system.
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Portion cutter for fish and poultry
Beckhoff Automation, System Integration & Control Systems Design

Extremely fast and highly precise meat portion cutter leverages PC control.
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Omron launches HD-1500 mobile robot
Omron Electronics, Motion Control & Drives

Industry-leading HD-1500 expands the possibilities for autonomous material transport.
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Africa Automation Technology Fair announces new 2021 dates
Reed Exhibitions, News

The Africa Automation Technology Fair will now take place from 7-9 September 2021 at The Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Loop Signatures 4: Process dynamics – deadtime and simple lags
Michael Brown Control Engineering, Editor's Choice

Two important dynamic factors occurring in the majority of process responses are deadtime, and the first order lag.
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Robust control valve proves itself in the construction materials industry
Macsteel Fluid Control, Valves, Actuators & Pump Control

Ball sector valves from Schubert & Salzer excel in abrasive slurry applications.
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SKF solution improves service quality at Barcelona Metro
SKF South Africa, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

For over a century, the citizens of Barcelona have relied on the metro to travel into and around the city. At peak times, 150 trains shuttle passengers between 158 stations on the eight-line network, ...
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Compact IR camera with industrial accessories
Instrotech, Sensors & Transducers

Optris has announced additions to the Compact Line, the Xi 80 and Xi 400, now with new industrial accessories for use in rough conditions. The system has a modular design and as a result, the water cooled ...
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AI module improves industrial production
Rockwell Automation, System Integration & Control Systems Design

Industrial workers can now use the data from their equipment more easily to predict production issues and improve processes with their existing automation and control skill set. The new FactoryTalk Analytics ...
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On safe paths with Leuze
Countapulse Controls, Sensors & Transducers

When using the principle of triangulation for navigating automated guided vehicles (AGVs), vehicles are often equipped with two different scanners – one for safety and one for navigation. Now there is ...
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Portable thermal camera for industrial inspection
Comtest, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

Fluke’s new PTi 120 pocket thermal imager for easy troubleshooting and industrial inspection offers a first line of defence for easy troubleshooting on the job. It is a camera small enough to carry around ...
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3D multi-layer scanner
Pepperl+Fuchs, Sensors & Transducers

Pepperl+Fuchs has developed the R2300 multi-layer scanner, a 3D LiDAR sensor for travel path and rear-area monitoring.
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BMG installs Danfoss VSDs to improve energy efficiency on farms
Danfoss, Motion Control & Drives

BMG’s Boer Slim/Smart Farming agricultural team works closely with farmers, assisting them with the selection and operation of new electromechanical systems.
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