SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine

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Safe and efficient water and wastewater treatment
Depending on the application and the industry, water needs to have different properties to ensure the quality of finished products and the overall safety of production.


The Fluke T6 with FieldSense technology
FieldSense technology works by providing a capacitive path from a contact point on the back of the tester and the operator’s hand to earth ground.


Omniflex enables mine water quality
Water licences carry a ‘Burden of Proof’ that the licence holder will not harm the environment or the water system through its activities. This covers the use of water from the system and the responsible ...


Latest articles

Artificial intelligence in manufacturing
IT in Manufacturing

This article summarises the case studies presented at ARC’s recent virtual European Industry Forum and shows potential usage of AI in today’s smart factories.
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Will OT take over MES?
IT in Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 forces the convergence where IT needs to knock on the door of a manufacturing plant and sell OT, not IT or MES.
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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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Power supply components and services for marine applications
Electrical Power & Protection

Vert Energy works closely with the marine and offshore sector offering the supply of quality branded components and the support of a comprehensive repair and maintenance service.
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Trafo supplies skid-mounted dry-type transformer

In a specialised application on a coal mine, Trafo Power Solutions recently supplied a dry-type transformer mounted on a mobile skid.
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Conductivity sensor for interface detection
ifm - South Africa, Sensors & Transducers

The LDL 100 conductivity sensor from ifm electroninc makes reliable differentiation between cleaning media possible in CIP applications.
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Integrated earth leakage protection
Schneider Electric South Africa, Electrical Power & Protection

Schneider Electric has announced the introduction of integrated earth leakage protection for its Compact NSX and NSXm moulded circuit breaker ranges. “The award-winning Compact NSX moulded case circuit ...
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Queue management system maintains safe distance
RS Components SA, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

RS Components has introduced the RS Pro Smart-Q queue management system, a high-quality and robust configurable beacon tower that manages the flow of customers and staff, by helping them to move around ...
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Level switch with float
Instrotech, Level Measurement & Control

Instrotech now offers Kobold’s M-series level switch comprising a float that slides up and down with the liquid, along a guide tube. Thus, up to 4 reed contacts moulded in the guide tube are switched ...
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Light grid with integrated muting
ifm - South Africa, IS & Ex

The new generation of light grids from ifm electronic incorporates muting mode without an external junction box or a muting relay being required, as they are already integrated into the receiving element. ...
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How can manufacturers survive under the new normal to 2021 and beyond?
RJ Connect, IT in Manufacturing

Thanks to COVID-19, the manufacturing industry is entering the era of unmanned operations. How best can companies adapt to the new normal and maintain efficient operations?
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