SAIMC: From the President's desk
The end of the year is almost upon us. Have you taken the opportunity to ask yourself what has really changed for you this year? In some areas we have seen significant and exponential change. Automation ...
Aury Africa establishes technical hub in Mpumalanga coalfields
Screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services provider, Aury Africa, has established a technical hub in eMalahleni to service the Mpumalanga coalfields. The hub comprises its regional office ...
Hydrogenics strengthens Cummins' fuel cell capabilities
Cummins has announced that it closed on the previously announced acquisition of fuel cell and hydrogen production technologies provider Hydrogenics Corporation.
“We are thrilled to welcome the Hydrogenics ...
Emerson acquires Spence and Nicholson steam technology product lines
Emerson Automation Solutions, News
Emerson has announced the acquisition of the Spence and Nicholson product lines from Circor International. The acquisition complements Emerson’s broad portfolio of steam system solutions for process industries ...
Case History 169: Tuning a very difficult temperature control loop
As I have mentioned in previous articles, Greg McMillan, one of the world’s top control experts, has said that he finds temperature control loops generally the worst optimised processes as most people ...
Time synchronise your key remote sites
Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists, Sensors & Transducers
Managing processes where root cause identification is rapidly identified can generate substantial savings though improved productivity and implementation of planned preventive maintenance schedules. Knowing ...
The technology landscape: insights from 2019 conferences
SAIMC, Editor's Choice
Industry leaders and governmental agencies across the globe recognise technology as the cornerstone for economic development. President Cyril Ramaphosa famously posited: “The clear implication for South ...
SAIMC: Obituary - Eugene Sithole
It is with deep sadness that the SAIMC heard of the death of dear friend and esteemed colleague Eugene Sithole, who passed away suddenly on 7 September.
Thanduxolo Eugene Sithole was born on 13 September ...
SAIMC Industry Expo
SAIMC, News, SAIMC
Students, lecturers, SAIMC regional members (formerly branch patron members) and SAIMC committee members braved the cold recently to meet at the UZKN School of Engineering for an SAIMC Industry Expo. ...
Bright, versatile illumination
Turck Banner, Sensors & Transducers
The bright, uniform output of the WLB72 reduces shadows, improves visibility and gives workers the light they need to work efficiently and without making mistakes. A diffuse window minimises eye strain ...
Process to instrument valves
Parker Hannifin Sales Company South, Valves, Actuators & Pump Control
Parker highlights the leak elimination benefits of close-coupled instrumentation.
Eliminate power outages caused by steam leaks
Instrotech, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration
The current system Inspecta FFT, first released some 20 years ago, is reaching its end-of-life, and Instrotech’s design engineers felt the time was right to upgrade to newer technology, by combining their ...
Couplings for high torque applications
SKF South Africa, Motion Control & Drives
Available in a variety of configurations, SKF’s range of Disc Couplings provide affordable, lubrication-free service in medium to high torque applications that require torsional rigidity.
These innovative ...
SEW-Eurodrive passes international audit with flying colours
The Durban branch of SEW-Eurodrive has passed an internal audit by its German parent with flying colours. This means that not only does it comply with the latest standards such as ISO 9001:2015, but it ...
Light grid with integrated muting unit
ifm - South Africa, IS & Ex
The new generation of light grids from ifm electronic allow for the muting mode without an external junction box or a muting relay being required, as they are already integrated into the receiving element. ...
Three-phase power quality analysis
Comtest, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration
Compact and rugged, these instruments are designed specifically for technicians and engineers who need the flexibility to troubleshoot and quantify energy usage, and analyse power distribution systems. ...
Emerson deepens commitment to manufacturers' top quartile performance
Emerson Automation Solutions, News
As leaders across industries work to realise measurable business improvement in today’s complex technology environment, global engineering and technology company, Emerson, announced it has established ...