SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine

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Chain hoist friction clutch tester
WIKA’s FRKPS chain hoist test set is a reliable and efficient way to test the friction clutch on your chain hoist.


RF-Link automation module
The DICIO is an RF-Link automation module enabling the remote control of a corresponding module.


Why artificial intelligence matters in robotic technology
Andrew Crackett, managing director of Yaskawa Southern Africa, gives his insight into the role of AI in robotics technology, with its advantages and challenges, and makes predictions for the future.


Latest articles

Loop signature 22: How cyclical disturbances affect a control loop
Michael Brown Control Engineering, Editor's Choice

When tuning noisy loops, we recommend in our courses that one should eliminate the noise by editing it out, so the tuning will be done only on the true process response, free of any noise. The controller is controlling the process, and is not controlling the noise.
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RS Group chooses Siemens simulation technology for DesignSpark
Siemens South Africa, IT in Manufacturing

Siemens Digital Industries Software announced that the RS Group has selected Siemens as its strategic electronic design automation provider for its new, cloud native, DesignSpark Circuit Simulator tool, which empowers users to streamline the design process.
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Monitoring the voltage drop in cables
Turck Banner Southern Africa, Electrical Power & Protection

With its new M12Plus connectors, Turck Banner is directly shifting the condition monitoring of cables subject to severe stress to the connection technology. The connectors, which come with voltage and current monitoring and a Bluetooth chip, enable measured voltage and current values to be sent wirelessly to a controller.
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Seamless automation system upgrade
ABB South Africa, Industrial Computer Hardware

ABB has launched the ABB Ability Symphony Plus SDe Series, a portfolio of hardware products that help modernise existing process control system installations with minimal risk and disruption to plant operations
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Moog takes a leadership position in lunar exploration

NASA is planning for a sustained human presence on the Moon, and resources such as water could eventually be harnessed from the lunar surface instead of being transported from Earth, and it has turned to industry to find ways to excavate and transport that icy regolith.
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Boosting cybersecurity in substation automation systems
RJ Connect, Electrical Power & Protection

A significant surge in distributed energy resources (DERs) and energy storage systems, along with the upward trend in unmanned substations, have made power grids a lot more complex. To address these instabilities in power grids, digital substations increasingly play an important role in power transmission.
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High-efficiency switching solutions
Operator Interfaces, Switches & Relays

Becker Mining South Africa has launched a new-generation energy distribution system that has been specially developed to enhance productivity and safety in the challenging conditions of local underground coal mines.
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Robust Ethernet cordset series of cables
Turck Banner Southern Africa, Enclosures, Cabling & Connectors

Turck Banner offers a product range comprising a wealth of different connectors and cables, including over 115 000 connection technology solutions with differing degrees of complexity.
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Design lubrication-free applications in seconds
igus , IT in Manufacturing

igus has unveiled its point-and-shoot igusGO app, a cutting-edge solution that uses a mobile phone to photograph moving parts on equipment and immediately get information on a lubrication-free alternative.
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Industrial metaverse set to grow

The industrial metaverse is set to greatly enhance manufacturing engineering, training, safety and production.
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Cathodic protection system for hazardous environments
Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists, IS & Ex

When NSW Ports in Australia embarked on a two-year programme to rehabilitate the structures and combat corrosion levels at its Bulk Liquid Berth 1, it commissioned Melbourne-based consultancy Infracorr to deliver a bespoke cathodic protection) system. To deliver the system safely, Infraccor engaged cathodic protection specialist Omniflex to support the hazardous area and remote monitoring aspects of the CP system design.
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Multicolour strip lights with superior environmental resistance
Turck Banner Southern Africa, Electrical Power & Protection

Turck Banner’s industrial LED lighting products are high-quality and energy-efficient lights that provide years of maintenance-free operation, with no bulb or ballast changes required throughout the lifespan of the device.
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RS South Africa showcases test and measurement solutions
RS South Africa, News

RS South Africa recently exhibited at the MTE Moab Khotsong 2024 mining and technical exhibition in the Free State.
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Smart alternative for float switches
ifm - South Africa, Sensors & Transducers

With the LI level sensor, you can reliably detect leakages and point levels on a permanent basis. The capacitive measuring system has no moving parts. Malfunction or maintenance issues due to deposits on the mechanical parts are therefore eliminated.
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High-voltage battery systems
Electrical Power & Protection

South Africans have become accustomed to high levels of loadshedding, but the next big phase in the country’s energy infrastructure development is upon us. High-voltage battery energy storage systems, which drastically improve the power reliability prospects for businesses, are expected to see a massive surge in 2024.
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Automating precision tasks
igus , Motion Control & Drives

A new low-cost modular robotics kit from motion plastics manufacturer, igus, makes automation extremely easy and affordable for manufacturing companies in South Africa.
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Precision acoustic imagers
Comtest, Sensors & Transducers

To help users identify and localise ‘mechanical areas of interest’ within short timeframes, Comtest has added a unique new feature to Fluke’s ii910 precision acoustic imagers.
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ISO fluid cleanliness codes for hydraulic and lubrication systems
Motion Control & Drives

When setting target ISO fluid cleanliness codes for hydraulic and lubrication systems, it is important to keep in mind the objectives that need to be achieved.
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