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Electricity + Control December 2018

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ElectricityandControl December 2018In the final issue of Electricity + Control for the year, we discuss i-Automation and the smart factory and explore mass flow measurement and the relevance of Coriolis technology. We also investigate the methods in which new technologies are making single-phase solar inverters smaller, cheaper and safer.

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Electricity + Control: Latest News

Klaus Endress turns 70

Published: 11 December 2018

On Sunday 9 December 2018, Klaus Endress, current President of the Supervisory Board of the Endress+Hauser Group who also served for many years as CEO, turned 70.

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Improving networking infrastructure with eNetworks

Published: 04 December 2018

The Aurum Institute, a leading healthcare organisation that has become an internationally recognised global authority on HIV and TB treatment and prevention, has embarked on its next-generation networking journey with...

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Electrical upgrades at Zululand Anthracite Colliery

Published: 04 December 2018

EMIS 2002, part of Becker Mining SA, has completed upgrade projects at Zululand Anthracite Colliery (ZAC) near Ulundi in KwaZulu-Natal, which encompassed the design and installation of communication, automation and...

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Ongoing evolution keeps Booyco PDS fit for purpose

Published: 04 December 2018

In line with the Mine Health and Safety Act’s regulations on machinery and equipment, the onus is on mines to ensure that their proximity detection systems (PDSs) are ‘fit for...

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Youth energy interns excel at AEE ceremony

Published: 04 December 2018

The top eight members of the Limpopo Economic Development Environment and Tourism (LEDET) department were honoured at the Sub-Saharan African Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Certification Ceremony, held during November...

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Highly scalable EtherCAT product range expanded

Published: 04 December 2018

Energy management in machine operation and in the energy industries creates a wide range of demands, starting with basic monitoring of the supply network and process control to high-end power...

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Compact level transmitter with intelligent processing

Published: 04 December 2018

Siemens presents Sitrans Probe LU240, its newest ultrasonic level measurement Hart transmitter, a hardworking and rugged device that provides reliable level, volume, and flow measurements. Engineered for the challenges of...

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The need for resilience in national infrastructure

Published: 20 November 2018

The industries and infrastructure on which so much of our daily lives depend are deep in the midst of mass digitisation. Whether it’s processing huge quantities of data or using...

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Driving digital transformation across industrial enterprises

Published: 20 November 2018

Rockwell Automation and PTC have launched FactoryTalk InnovationSuite, powered by PTC, a software suite that enables companies to optimise their industrial operations and enhance productivity by providing decision-makers with improved...

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Resetting the benchmark for BMS alarm management

Published: 20 November 2018

Johnson Controls has just released version 9 of its Metasys Building Management Systems (BMS). As one of the most advanced and feature-rich BMSs on the market this release, with its...

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The future is renewable

Published: 20 November 2018

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA), represented by the Vice Chairperson Ms. Busi Nxumalo, was invited to be an active participant at a forum discussion hosted by Regenesys Business...

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Machine condition monitoring at its finest

Published: 20 November 2018

By continuously monitoring the health of critical equipment, expensive catastrophic failure, unplanned downtime and injuries can be minimised.

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ACTOM Power Systems wins ‘super-sub’ extension contract  

Published: 20 November 2018

ACTOM Power Systems’ substation project management business unit was awarded a contract of over R30-million in July this year to extend the Ekurhuleni Airport 132/11kV ‘Super Substation’.

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Advancing power generation with pumps and turbines

Published: 13 November 2018

Annett Kriel, KSB Pumps and Valves A technical team serving the requirements of the Drakenstein Municipality in the Western Cape has designed one of the country’s largest pump and turbine stations to be...

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Next generation healthcare in Africa

Published: 13 November 2018

Information provided by Ruckus Networks The benefits of the digital revolution to the healthcare sector in Africa are enormous, yet many perspectives must be considered if it is to prove successful.

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Mobile app uses NFC to scan circuit breakers

Published: 06 November 2018

Schneider Electric has released a TeSys GV4 multifunction mobile app that connects to its new TeSys GV4 motor circuit breaker to provide basic and advanced protection settings configuration, using Near...

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Overcoming digital dread

Published: 06 November 2018

As African manufacturers begin to upgrade their operations, mapping out an incremental approach is essential. Smart factories, digitisation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are all hot topics in the...

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Investing in African Mining Indaba

Published: 06 November 2018

Investing in African Mining Indaba will be celebrating its 25th anniversary from 4-7 February 2019 in Cape Town. The event will look back at the best moments in African mining...

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Eskom launches ground-breaking microgrid pilot plant

Published: 06 November 2018

On 2 November 2018 Eskom launched its pilot solar-powered microgrid at Wilhelmina Farm, Ficksburg in the Free State. The microgrid demonstration plant, which was completed in November last year, provides...

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Gain 10 seconds in production per identified cable

Published: 06 November 2018

If you work with large volumes of cables and need cable traceability and identification, you can increase production efficiency with Brady’s complete and automated cable identification solutions.

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Phenomenal growth for cognitive analytics

Published: 06 November 2018

The recently released EOH consolidated results for the previous financial year reveal key information about growth in the Information Technology (IT) industry. According to its reports, the technology service provider...

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OPC Foundation announces new president

Published: 06 November 2018

The OPC Foundation has welcomed Stefan Hoppe as its new President and Executive Director. Thomas Burke, the former President and Executive Director, will remain as an officer on the Board...

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UAE introduces Artificial Intelligence for offices of the future

Published: 22 October 2018

Bee’ah, a pioneer in sustainability in the Middle East, and Evoteq, its technology partner, have announced the launch of the UAE’s first advanced Artificial Intelligence platform, which will digitally transform...

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Running on (almost) empty

Published: 22 October 2018

A total of 20 teams will compete in various categories for the coveted title of most energy-efficient vehicle during the Shell Eco-Marathon SA to be held at the Zwartkops Raceway...

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Diversity and the currency of ideas

Published: 22 October 2018

How can we measure the actual business value created in organisations by diversity amongst our workforces? Rockwell Automation Sub-Saharan Africa Managing Director Barry Elliott discusses.

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A new era for Bosch Rexroth in Africa

Published: 22 October 2018

A little over two years ago, the first soil was turned on an open plot of land in Witfontein, Kempton Park, Johannesburg. Today, this 16 000-m2 site hosts the central hub...

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Don’t make data compliance pop ― make it POPIA

Published: 22 October 2018

Right now, data compliance is top of mind for practically every South African business, and for good reason. The European Union’s GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) came into force earlier...

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Cummins demonstrates its marine prowess  

Published: 22 October 2018

Cummins, a global power leader will demonstrate its innovative maritime products at the 2018 Cape Town International Boat Show (CTIBS), Africa’s premier boating and water show. Set against the beautiful...

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Optimising water transfer system with VSDs

Published: 09 October 2018

by Christo du Plessis, Zest WEG Group Rising energy costs The fast-increasing price of electricity from South African local utility Eskom has become a major cost factor for South African mining groups...

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Sensor solutions in food safety

Published: 09 October 2018

by Brandon Topham, RET Automation Controls Product recall is costly not only in terms of lost revenue, wasted materials, and production time but also in terms of brand reputation and brand loyalty...

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Young scientists stun with impressive innovations 

Published: 08 October 2018

October saw Boksburg hosting over 500 learners in the annual Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair (ISF). These budding young scientists were in Johannesburg to compete in the...

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Protecting potential explosive zones from lightning strikes

Published: 08 October 2018

On 7 October 2017, a lightning strike caused a major fire in an oil storage tank on Butcher Island (Jawahar Dweep), off the Mumbai shore. It took four days to...

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Investing in African Mining Indaba

Published: 08 October 2018

Investing in African Mining Indaba will be celebrating its 25th anniversary from 4-7 February 2019 in Cape Town. The event will look back at the best moments in African mining...

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Easily create lockout procedures and tags

Published: 08 October 2018

Easily create full colour lockout tags and procedures with the BradyJet J5000 Label Printer and the Lockout Writer app.

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Beacon lights of the modern age

Published: 08 October 2018

At first glance lighthouse structures may appear old and dignified, but the technology inside is modern and robust. Availability as well as low operating costs with long maintenance intervals are...

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Cummins announces appointment of new MD

Published: 02 October 2018

Cummins Southern Africa is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Racheal Njoroge as Managing Director for Cummins Southern Africa as of 1 September 2018. Ms Njoroge is responsible for...

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