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Technology trends to follow for 2020
The new technologies and approaches that ARC Advisory Group analysts are tracking are all poised to either enter the mainstream or – if already there – to continue to gain acceptance.


Five hydraulics technology trends
Here are five key technology trends presented by Parker Hannifin that are shaping the future of hydraulics.


Intelligent mechatronic devices
The Danfoss VLT AutomationDrive BMG’s range of Danfoss electronic, mechanical and intelligent mechatronic devices includes the VLT AutomationDrive FC 300 series, designed for variable speed control of ...


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FIRST Tech Challenge: South African Qualifying Tournament 2020

FIRST Tech Challenge South African would like to invite all interested parties to attend the qualifying tournament on 29 February. We believe that this is one of the best programmes whereby school children ...
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Enterprise-level wireless infrastructure management
Emerson Automation Solutions, Industrial Wireless

Emerson has added two new IIoT solutions to its Plantweb Insight data analytics platform that will enable industrial facilities to transform the way they manage their enterprise-level wireless network ...
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Husky Injection Molding Systems honours Beckhoff Automation with supplier award
Beckhoff Automation, News

A fruitful development partnership as well as a trusting and reliable relationship such as the one that has existed between Canadian machine manufacturer Husky Injection Molding Systems and control system ...
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rain launches intelligent 5G transport network

Mobile data network operator, rain, has launched its intelligent 5G transport network in partnership with Huawei. CTO Gustav Schoeman elaborates: “With Huawei’s E2E solutions and new products, our first ...
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The importance of surge protection in the lightning protection arena
DEHN Protection South Africa, Electrical Power & Protection

In order to understand the need for surge protection, it is important to understand how lightning causes damage. The sources of lightning damage can be quite different, therefore different protection ...
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Two ABB experts predict measurement trends for 2020
ABB South Africa, News

A look back at developments in industrial measurement technology in 2019, and a look forward at the expected trends for 2020 from two leading ABB experts: Dave Lincoln, digital lead, ABB Measurement & Analytics; and Dane Maisel, VP business development, ABB Measurement & Analytics Americas.
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Food grade electric chain hoists
Becker Mining South Africa, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration

New to Becker’s range of Kito hoists are food grade electric chain hoists, designed for safe lifting applications in contaminant controlled and corrosive processing environments, particularly the food ...
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From the editor's desk: Technology trends for 2020
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), News

Since no objective rules exist for determining the next big thing, prophesy-style articles are simply the opinion of their authors, and contradictory views abound. The market for commodities is a good ...
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Company profile: Proconics

Proconics came into being in 1995. Through acquisition, organic growth and cutting its teeth on petrochemical giant Sasol, it has developed the capability to execute electrical and instrumentation engineering ...
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Wireless control of pumps
Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists, Industrial Wireless

The ability to control a pump remotely over distance and without using wires is simple using Omniflex Teleterm Radio RTUs over a licence free band, avoiding administration of radio frequency band use. ...
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AVK helps water industry meet local content
Valves, Actuators & Pump Control

AVK Valves Southern Africa is helping key players in the water and wastewater treatment sectors comply with the Department of Trade and Industry’s requirements for local content. Since 2016, following ...
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Servo system simplifies sizing
Rockwell Automation, Motion Control & Drives

The growing consumer desire for more product variety and packaging sizes is creating a need for smaller, more flexible machines. To provide a more cost-effective option for OEMs building smaller machines, ...
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Machine-level block I/O devices
Siemens Digital Industries, System Integration & Control Systems Design

Concepts for new machinery and plants are becoming increasingly distributed. Control cabinets are getting smaller, or even disappearing completely, and I/O systems which used to be deployed in the control ...
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Load sensing by light
SKF South Africa, Sensors & Transducers

SKF’s new optical sensing technology takes monitoring to the next level, providing engineers with new insights into machine performance. SKF Fibre Optic Sensing uses optical fibres to measure forces, ...
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Competing in a chemical space: go beyond the molecule

Emerging structural market forces (internal and external) are reshaping the chemicals industry, and seemingly for the worse. This is due to evolving market indicators. New Chinese entrants into the market ...
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Tailor-made mobile robotics revolutionise the automotive industry
Omron Electronics, Motion Control & Drives

The interaction between employees and transport robots at BMW impressively demonstrates how factory harmony can be implemented in the factory of the future.
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Collision avoidance and navigation support
SICK Automation Southern Africa, Sensors & Transducers

From electric lifting trucks and order pickers to tugs and mobile transport platforms, warehouses are benefitting from SICK Automation’s 2D LiDAR sensors. These sensors from the TiM series ensure collision-free ...
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Clever chilling with less refrigerant
Rittal, Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors

Rittal expands its cooling technology for enclosures and machines with new Blue e+ chillers.
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