SA Instrumentation & Control Magazine


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Pyrometer cooling up to 315°C
The ThermoJacket from Raytek and Fluke Process Instruments gives users the ability to use selected sensing heads in ambient temperatures up to 315°C.

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Safe supply in CNG operations
The Flowsic500 compact ultrasonic gas meter enables extremely accurate natural gas distribution measurement.

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High-reliability float switch
ASSTech has added a new simple-to-mount horizontal design of float switch to its Jumo range.

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Latest articles

Modularity for scalability
RJ Connect, IT in Manufacturing

Businesses are looking for versatile solutions that are easy to maintain to ensure smooth operations while keeping costs down.
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Siemens, Dow and MxD develop automation test bed
System Integration & Control Systems Design

Siemens is collaborating with Dow to showcase the future of automation with a process industry test bed at MxD, a state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing institute and innovation centre in Chicago. This ...
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Siemens gateway for the process industry
Siemens Digital Industries, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking

Siemens has introduced the Sitrans CloudConnect 240: a new gateway for the process industry. It provides a second data channel, that is used to transmit data from any HART-based field devices to the IT world.
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Deep-learning AI made accessible
SICK Automation Southern Africa, IT in Manufacturing

SICK Automation has launched a set of deep-learning software and services called dStudio, making artificial intelligence (AI) more accessible to the southern African market. This software works with machine ...
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Safety over EtherCAT meets extended requirements of IEC 61784-3:2021
News

After the fourth edition of IEC 61784-3 was published in February, TÜV SÜD Rail has officially confirmed that the EtherCAT protocol, Safety over EtherCAT, meets the extended requirements of the IEC standard without any changes.
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Is track and trace through the factory a waste of time?
Iritron , IT in Manufacturing

Modern track and trace solutions are purpose-built to introduce as little disruption to the existing production process as possible, while also being flexible enough to cater for plants that range from fully manual to fully automated.
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Africa Automation Technology Fair 2023 moves to Johannesburg Expo Centre
Reed Exhibitions, News

The well-established infrastructure, versatility and the extensive experience of the Johannesburg Expo Centre staff make the venue the perfect new home for AATF.
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MESA Africa – call for papers 2021
MESA Africa NPC, News

We invite you – the manufacturing community – to submit papers showcasing your success stories and inspiring ideas, coping under restrictions, and illustrating this year’s theme: The Art of the Possible: Manufacturing Without Limits.
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Energy from the power of the moon
SKF South Africa, Electrical Power & Protection

Fully integrated holistic power train solution designed by SKF now installed at the Scottish sea.
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Emerson implements green energy project
News

Emerson has partnered with SirajPower to implement a solar rooftop plant at its Middle East and Africa Head Office in Dubai.
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Troubleshooting process loops in Ex areas
Comtest, IS & Ex

Tracking down problems within a process loop can be a difficult challenge in the best of environments. Doing so in an area that has the potential for explosion takes the degree of difficulty to another level.
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Flowmeter with IO-Link
GHM Messtechnik SA, Flow Measurement & Control

The calorimetric measuring principle makes this new Honsberg meter practically wear-free and gives users the ability to record media temperature in addition to flow measurement.
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Chinese LNG tanker fitted with ARCA anti-surge valves
Valve & Automation, Valves, Actuators & Pump Control

ARCA anti-surge valves avoid surging by accurately adjusting the gas circulation or blow-off flow, effectively protecting the safety of the compressor unit.
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MAP – making the right choice for gas analysis
Elemental Analytics, Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) is used within the food and pharmaceutical sectors to extend the shelf life of many products that would otherwise deteriorate quickly in the presence of oxygen.
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Phoenix Contact’s AIO product family
Phoenix Contact, Industrial Computer Hardware

Solutions in the AIO product family from Phoenix Contact are used for programming, operating and monitoring machines and systems.
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Hazardous locations seminar and cable gland training
News

The courses equip artisans and engineers with the skills needed to gain maximum benefit from Pratley’s electrical products.
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E-stops with protective shrouds
Turck Banner, Operator Interfaces, Switches & Relays

Turck Banner now offers variations of its popular emergency stop controls with a durable protective shroud. The shroud has a sturdy one-piece design that ensures safe and consistent operation for the ...
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Secure boundaries enhance industrial cybersecurity
RJ Connect, IT in Manufacturing

When enhancing cybersecurity, it is important to understand how industrial systems are exchanging data and how they connect to IT-level systems.
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