SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine


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Ethernet for Ex areas
Turck is opening the world of the process industry to digitalisation and Industry 4.0 with its first Zone 2 Ethernet gateway for the excom I/O system. All process data can thus now reach IT systems for ...

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Emerson introduces software for flow measurement
Emerson has released Micro Motion ProcessViz, a standalone, cost-effective software solution for flowmeter process data visualisation. Having an instant visualisation of raw process data translates into ...

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Safety light grid with muting
The new generation of safety light grids from ifm electronic allows for the muting mode without an external junction box or a muting relay being required, as they are already integrated into the receiving ...

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Latest articles

Loop Signatures 2: The two classes of processes.
Michael Brown Control Engineering, Editor's Choice

This article will discuss the two classes of processes called self-regulating and integrating (or ramping) processes. This subject is absolutely vital to regulatory control, but strangely is seldom taught ...
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SMC launches wireless valve bank in SA
SMC Corporation South Africa, Industrial Wireless

In response to customer demand for a reliable communication system, which could limit the number of cables needed to communicate between multiple valve banks/field sensors and a PLC, a wireless communication ...
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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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Nidec Control Techniques supports essential services across all alert levels
Nidec Industrial Automation Southern Africa, News

South Africa has been experiencing a time like no other, with businesses and individuals across the country having to change their behaviour in efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. “While ...
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Power-factor correction to cut ­energy costs
ElectroMechanica, Electrical Power & Protection

Power-factor correction is a mechanism to reduce operating costs associated with electricity consumption. Some of the key advantages here are reduced kVA charges, improved plant efficiency and network ...
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Level measurement for sanitary applications
WIKA Instruments, Level Measurement & Control

WIKA’s model FLM-H magnetostrictive sensor has been specifically designed to meet the requirements of the food and beverage, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The sensor is particularly suitable ...
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An example of control and automation using IIoT, edge computing and the cloud
Absolute Perspectives, IT in Manufacturing

   The challenges of working in remote locations I am involved in a number of projects investigating the feasibility of coal-bed-methane (CBM) in southern Africa. During one of these projects, I came ...
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Five actions for your business and community to prepare for the digital revolution
IT in Manufacturing

We propose five key areas companies should focus on in 2020, so as to increase its digital maturity as well as that of the communities it sources from and supplies.       1. Understand your digital maturity ...
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Creating specific SensorApps
SICK Automation Southern Africa, IT in Manufacturing

Create individual SensorApps without programming skills and solve new automation tasks easily. Starting at the end of the year, this will all be possible in the SICK AppStudio, part of the SICK AppSpace ...
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Artificial Intelligence and Dawn of Disruption
News

Since the phrase Artificial Intelligence (AI) was coined in the 1950s, technology has advanced significantly and transformed our social and work worlds. Some industry luminaries are bullish about the ...
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Movidrive for screen filters
SEW-Eurodrive, Electrical Power & Protection

An industrial water filtration specialist that has used gearmotors from SEW-Eurodrive for many years has adopted its Movidrive inverters with CMP servo motors and customisable iPOS software for its latest ...
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PS17 differential pressure ­transmitter
Vepac Electronics, Pressure Measurement & Control

Differential pressure transmitters are used for regulating HVAC systems and for monitoring filters. The devices can also monitor under and overpressures in cleanrooms or mini-environments. halstrup-walcher, ...
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The IIoT powered village
RJ Connect, IT in Manufacturing

Creating power solutions that brighten the lives of remote communities.
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How smart technology is transforming the industrial world
IT in Manufacturing

Whether you call it Industry 4.0, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), or Smart Manufacturing, the power of technology is being felt throughout the industrial world and fundamentally changing value ...
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Smart engineering directly in the cloud
Beckhoff Automation, IT in Manufacturing

PC-based control is an open, central control platform that integrates a full range of machine functionality and optimally supports the implementation of highly efficient IoT-based automation strategies. ...
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Turbocharger for IIoT
Turck Banner, IT in Manufacturing

Managed high-speed switch offers data throughput, fast link-up times and secure industrial Ethernet networks.
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Completing the remote maintenance circle
Throughput Technologies, IT in Manufacturing

What do the world’s machine builders want from a next generation remote maintenance solution? Secomea has been listening to thousands of them and has spotted a pattern. In this collective vision the ...
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Festo TechTalk: Energy efficiency thanks to smart products
Festo South Africa, IT in Manufacturing

This year’s TechTalk focused on smart products that help companies to produce energy efficiently, educational measures that empower employees for lifelong learning as well as for the digital working world ...
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