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ElectricityandControlWe have an enormous wealth of technical knowledge and know-how in South Africa. In just one of many magazines, and in one issue of that magazine … being Electricity+Control, of course … there are solutions that would put this country back on track in the blink of an eye.

Industry is flourishing … smart buildings house companies which launch amazing products and first class technologies … and yet just across the way, the roads are falling apart, cables are being ripped out of the system, traffic lights don’t work, buildings burn, accidents happen.

It seems to take a long time for the problem to find a solution (or perhaps, is it the other way around?)

I hope that you enjoy paging through the May issue of Electricity+Control … and if you have any comments, suggestions, questions … or even better, articles … please contact me.

Wendy Izgorsek

Editor

Tel. +27 (0) 11 622 4770

Email: ec@crown.co.za

Articles in the May 2017 issue of Electricity+Control

Analytical instrumentation

Intelligence and Cost Efficiency = Smart Transmitters   Jens Baar, WIKA

Smart transmitters are in a class of their own. With them the use of the 4-20 mA output signal in process control can be exploited to the maximum. Alongside their intelligence, this new generation of instruments has the advantage of lean handling.

Control systems + automation

Performance Leap for Embedded PCs   Andreas Thome, Beckhoff Automation

In time for the 30th anniversary of PC-based control technology from Beckhoff, the company presents a new generation of industrial PC devices in the high-end performing segment.

Drives, motors + switchgear

Driven by Drives: Energy Efficiency for a Better Tomorrow   Anna Hildebrand Jensen, Danfoss

How ac drives improve efficiency, the advantage of choosing ideal components over pre-bundled packages, and total cost of ownership considerations.

Total South African Drive Solution for Kazakhstan Gold Mine   Rudi Swanepoel, SEW EURODRIVE

One of the largest orders in the history of SEW EURODRIVE South Africa for its MC Series industrial gear units for a gold mining project in Kazakhstan, will see the assembly and supply of 31 of these units.

Sensors, switches + transducers

Sensors Play Key Role in Pushing Industry into Fourth Age   Gerry Bryant, Countapulse Controls

Automatic and multifunctional sensors and intelligent controls are relied upon more than ever by manufacturing enterprises.

Standby + back-up

In Conversation   Case for Diesel and Gas Engines   Crown Publications Editor, Peter Middleton, talks to Kenny Gaynor, Director of Power Generation at Cummins Southern Africa

The role of diesel, gas and biogas engine-generator sets and some of the hybrid options that are fast becoming viable as grid replacement options.

How Battery Technology is Redefining the Future of Energy Supply   Ken Boyce, UL LLC

One of the greatest challenges in energy production and distribution today is something few people think about … storage.

 

 

 
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