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New network management solution
Industrial networks are growing more and more complex. Powerful industrial networks are no longer defined by hardware alone – the right network management is essential. The Sinec software family offers ...


VLT drive saves energy at AEL blasting
AEL (African Explosives Ltd.) Intelligent Blasting’s nitric acid plant saves R3,6 million on annual operating costs thanks to an upgrade from direct-on-line operation to VLT drive control of electric ...


Latest articles

Endress+Hauser receives top rating for sustainability

Endress+Hauser has been placed in the top ranking of companies in the EcoVadis sustainability audit for the fourth time in a row. The group again improved its overall result. With 72 points, Endress+Hauser ...
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Drones to the fore in the fight against coronavirus

Since the World Health Organisation moved to declare COVID-19 a pandemic in early March, public health experts around the world have advocated for self-isolation as a way to reduce the spread of the disease ...
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Messe Muenchen South Africa to expand reach with analytica Lab Africa 2021

analytica Lab Africa, the international trade fair for laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics, will be back in Johannesburg in 2021, with an expanded programme, more highlights ...
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Emerson acquires American Governor
Emerson Automation Solutions, News

Emerson has announced that it has completed the purchase of American Governor Company, a leader in technologies and services for hydroelectric turbine controls. The addition of American Governor builds ...
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Loop Signatures 1: Introduction to the Loop Problem Signatures series
Michael Brown Control Engineering, Editor's Choice

Over the years I have had many requests to write a book giving more detailed explanations of some of the problems I have encountered in my work on practical loop optimisation. I am by nature and inclination ...
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Moxa’s industrial cybersecurity solutions
RJ Connect, IT in Manufacturing

Industrial networks today are no longer air-gapped and immune from cybersecurity threats. Although deploying a firewall and segmenting networks is a good first step, how are OT engineers, who primarily ...
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The African Hydrogen Partnership Conference
RTS Africa Technologies, News

In the context of carbon emissions and the need for green energy, the first African Hydrogen Partnership (AHP) Conference was held from 19-20 February at the United Nations Conference Centre in Addis ...
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Zest pioneers remote acceptance testing during lockdown
Zest WEG Group, News

In an innovative step to keep a customer’s mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on schedule despite the impact of Covid-19, Zest WEG successfully conducted a remote witness test of ...
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SA gloves-up in the fight against coronavirus
Pepperl+Fuchs, News

As the world’s hospitals buckle under the stress of the deadly coronavirus pandemic, so the need for extra ventilator systems has become critical in the healthcare sector. While early statistics show ...
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Robots in the time of Covid-19
Analytical Instrumentation & Environmental Monitoring

The contagion of Covid-19 has swept through the lives of people across the globe, disrupted industries and had a dramatic impact on the world’s economy. Some analysts predict the pandemic’s impact could ...
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New pressure switch for process industry
WIKA Instruments, Pressure Measurement & Control

WIKA has released a new pressure switch with high switch differential adjustability for the process industry. The model PSM-700 mechanical pressure switch has been designed for control and monitoring ...
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2D barcode reader increases traceability
SICK Automation Southern Africa, Sensors & Transducers

SICK Automation South Africa, one of the country’s leading sensor solution suppliers for industrial applications, recently installed 120 image-based 2D barcode readers across multiple scanning stations ...
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Torque sensors for every application
ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation, Sensors & Transducers

Torque has to be measured in both production and assembly, and again in quality control. Burster, a precision measurement technology specialist, offers a range of sensors for the smallest torques of a ...
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Insertion resistance thermometers
Instrotech, Temperature Measurement

Instrotech is offering Kobold’s MMA range of industrial temperature probes, or insertion resistance thermometers, with or without transmitter. The MMA is engineered using 316 stainless steel and incorporates ...
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Miniature photoelectric sensor
Turck Banner, Sensors & Transducers

The DQ12 is a miniature, cost-effective solution for applications in space-constrained environments. The sensor features LED status indicators for power on, signal received, and marginal signal. In addition, ...
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Simply safe in the IoT environment
Phoenix Contact, IS & Ex

Extension of the PLCnext Technology ecosystem with a safety controller.
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COVID-19: social distance monitoring and contact tracing
Trigas Agencies , News

Blackline has come to the fore with the introduction of social distancing monitoring with contact tracing for industry: a safety wearable unit for field and plant users and a smart phone app for everyone ...
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Innovation of Africa by Africans

Thirty-seven-year-old David Phume was born with an entrepreneurial spirit. The charismatic creative, who hails from Bryanston, Johannesburg, has never been afraid to dream big. Phume’s interest is ...
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