SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine

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3D collision warning system
The 3D collision warning system is based on established 3D sensors from ifm electronic. It precisely detects obstacles and visualises them on a monitor.


Safety controllers with diagnostics
The combination of an intuitive user interface and diagnostics makes it easy to design and troubleshoot complex safety systems in just a few clicks.


BMG launches online shopping platform
BMG has announced the launch of the company’s new online shopping platform - BMG Online - which makes doing business in the industrial sector even easier.


Latest articles

Case History 174: The importance of setting up your controller properly
Michael Brown Control Engineering, Editor's Choice

It always amazes me that so few people really understand the workings of their feedback controllers. I have met only a few who really understand the practicalities of control blocks.
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SMC’s energy efficient vacuum solutions
SMC Corporation South Africa, Pneumatics & Hydraulics

SMC has placed great emphasis on the design of its vacuum range and helps its customers select the best vacuum system for their application.
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PC-based control reduces complexity in folio applications
Beckhoff Automation, System Integration & Control Systems Design

BW Papersystems relied on PC-based control for the development of the eCon folio-size sheeter, which greatly reduced complexity and costs compared to the legacy system it replaced.
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The power of data
Throughput Technologies, IT in Manufacturing

Gain access to important information with ProSoft's new OPC UA-based gateway and data logger.
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From the editor's desk: AI in manufacturing and a virtual exhibition booth
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News

Artificial intelligence (AI) is seen by many as the core of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), yet its vision is not fundamentally new. The ideas have been around since the mid 1950s, but progress ...
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Endress+Hauser strengthens presence in the Middle East
Endress+Hauser South Africa, News

Endress+Hauser is strengthening the Group’s presence on the Arabian Peninsula with the establishment of Endress+Hauser Middle East.
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Rosemount food and beverage leak detection system
Emerson Automation Solutions, Sensors & Transducers

In response to industry demand for increased quality in food and beverages at every level, Emerson has introduced the Rosemount CT4215 food and beverage leak detection system. The CT4215 is a quantum ...
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SAIMC: From the office of the CEO

To address the skills shortage in the South African automation industry, the SAIMC plans to provide bursaries to students in fields of study related to automation and manufacturing.
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Best practices in measurement
Yokogawa South Africa, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

Operating envelopes are changing and the impact of these changes on instrumentation must not be underestimated. Instrumentation with a design rating of a particular capacity is heavily stressed when the load is increased.
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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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Belting products for furnace belts
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, Motion Control & Drives

BMG’s Light Materials Handling division supplies and supports a comprehensive range of belting products suitable for use in diverse sectors, including high-temperature applications, like glass bottle ...
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Mines reduce fire hazards
Electrical Power & Protection

Underground mines in southern, central, and west Africa have been seeing the safety benefits of dry-type transformers from Johannesburg-based Trafo Power Solutions. According to managing director ...
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WEG IE3 compliant motor control and protection
Zest WEG Group, Electrical Power & Protection

The increased move towards the use of IE3 electric motors has made it increasingly important that the most appropriate starting method be selected to ensure optimum performance. With this move it is essential ...
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I/O solutions with Profinet redundancy
Turck Banner, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

Turck’s Simple IO-Link Device Integration, SIDI for short, simplifies the handling of IO-Link. As its first fieldbus module with Profinet S2 system redundancy, the company has introduced the TBEN-L5-8IOL. ...
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Safe operation of CNG stations
SICK Automation Southern Africa, Flow Measurement & Control

The Flowsic500 compact ultrasonic gas meter enables extremely accurate natural gas distribution measurement.
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MicroHAWK smart cameras simplify code reading and inspection
Omron Electronics, Sensors & Transducers

Omron’s powerful new smart cameras simplify applications by combining code reading and vision inspection into a single, highly compact device.
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Simple to use HVAC transmitters and hygrostats
GHM Messtechnik SA, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

The HVAC40 Thermo-Hygro transmitter from Delta OHM ensures an environmentally friendly workplace, cleanroom operation or storage space for specialised products.
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WearCheck moves to Westville

Condition monitoring specialist, WearCheck, recently relocated its head office and main laboratory from Pinetown to Westville, just outside Durban.
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