SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine


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New features, products and learning at this year’s Electra Mining Africa
Topics presented by industry experts will be aligned to the show’s theme days: automation, innovation, safety, future skills and South African Day.

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SIL 2 safety switching over fibre-optic cable
The FCT and FCR module pair are DIN-rail mounted, fibre-optic contact transmitters and receivers that can send a digital contact signal up to 10 km over a single optical fibre.

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Motor starter with integrated isolation contactor
Owing to its integrated functions and protection circuits, classic motor protection is not required – the installation requires only the line fuses to protect the wires.

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Latest articles

AI takes control of chemical plant for 35 days
Yokogawa South Africa, News

Yokogawa Electric and JSR successfully put into practical use a next-generation control technology that takes into account quality, yield, energy savings, and sudden disturbances.
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SABS webinars covering sustainable nanotechnology
News

Industrial areas identified as benefitting from nanotechnology are mining and minerals, chemical and bio-processing, and advanced materials and manufacturing.
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Bosch Projects opens new Australian office
News

Although its initial focus will be in the sugar industry, the company also facilitates industrial plants, water and wastewater, roads and urban developments, as well as ports and terminals.
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Omron addresses 10 common machine safety myths
Omron Electronics, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

Omron, which assesses and evaluates over 3000 machines a year across the world, has seen the ways in which a lack of safety knowledge can lead to poorly functioning safety systems.
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Remote monitoring keeps cherries cool
Sensors & Transducers, News

The innovative and adaptable nature of the NviroSense system allows for various applications to be added on as per the client’s requirements.
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Why telemetry should form a critical part of your water management systems
Schneider Electric South Africa, SCADA/HMI

A complete, integrated sensor-to-enterprise solution can help utilities and operations to manage and run secure and reliable water infrastructure.
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Smart mining with 5G
News

MTN and Huawei are to provide 5G-based ICT solutions for smart mining requirements, including 5G broadband access as well as smart mining solutions like vehicle remote control, IoT and enterprise digital transformation.
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Attaining a sustainable legacy
Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control), Editor's Choice, News

Through this quagmire of crises and uncertainties, the wheels of industry must continue to turn if we are to sustain our modern way of life, and those wheels are, either directly or indirectly, powered by electricity.
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Meeting the challenges of water management with sensor technology
ifm - South Africa, Editor's Choice, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

Holistic solutions for the automation and monitoring of plants are a key element for the efficient and sustainable water supply of the future.
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LTM garners prestigious global ‘green energy’ award
News

The company was awarded for the AEE Innovator of 2022 the Enhanced Smart Utility Management System (eSUMS), which helps clients reduce their utility costs and boost their climate change mitigation contribution.
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Circuit breaker system with IO-Link
Phoenix Contact, Electrical Power & Protection

Suitable digital services support customers with their individual data, from the 3D model, through the marking, all the way to the data sheet and EPLAN.
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Modular butterfly valve
Valmet Automation, Valves, Actuators & Pump Control

Well suited to challenging flow conditions, Q-Disc can be utilised to avoid cavitation at low opening angles and provides enhanced noise reduction of up to 12 dB.
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Find compressed air leaks to save costs
Artic Driers International, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

Energy is easily wasted by poorly performing air compressors that waste electricity and do not provide the rated airflow rates.
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Tiny transmitter for Memosens sensors
Mecosa, Sensors & Transducers

In keeping with the use of Memosens sensors in tough environments, the MT201N transmitter is equipped with a sturdy, sealed housing.
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Pressure sensors for perfect coffee
Instrotech, Pressure Measurement & Control

Rex-Royal has sourced pressure transducers from Keller’s 21C series for its S300 model range of bean-to-cup coffee machines.
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Powerful controller for high safety requirements
Phoenix Contact, PLCs, DCSs & Controllers

Thanks to its 8-core processor, high-level language and open-source software such as Docker or even Matlab Simulink can run simultaneously with the control program.
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Gateway connects remote I/O systems to the Profinet world
Pepperl+Fuchs, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

Up to 80 field devices can be connected to a fully occupied remote I/O system, and they communicate without a time delay.
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IP67 power supplies with IO-Link for field installation
Turck Banner, Electrical Power & Protection

Turck Banner's compact PSU67 power supply units ensure energy-efficient, decentralised power supply in modular systems.
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