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Total plug-and-play solution for condition monitoring of equipment

     20th November 2017 A multi-channel, complete plug-and-play solution for condition monitoring of equipment is available from FAG, distributed locally by leading supplier Bearings International (BI). The FAG SmartQB is a ready-to-use, preconfigured condition monitoring system for electric motors, fans, compressors,... 

7.5 MW / 5.2 MWh Energy Storage System, installation completed

     24th October 2017 A Smart Energy Storage System Project Santerno installed and commissioned a 7.5 MW, 5.2 MWh storage system to serve as a grid stabilizer in an off-grid petrochemical plant. The system comprises three functional units, each featuring one Santerno Skid controlled by a Santerno power management... 

Reliable Wi-Fi access made possible with Ruckus

     27th September 2017 Getting a decent Wi-Fi connection in a crowded outdoor space can prove to be a challenge. Because we are now able to work at almost any location or environment, the demand for connectivity wherever we are is high, and the expectation is that whatever connection is available it is of the highest... 

Health monitoring system keeps an eye on the fleet

     22nd August 2017 SKF has helped a shipping customer introduce condition monitoring to its vessel, with plans to extend it further across the fleet says Anders Welin, Business Engineer at SKF When you’re out at sea, the last thing you need is a major breakdown. In such a case, it would mean being towed back to dry... 

Modular Design Of Weg Smart Relay Offers Flexibility

     21st August 2017 The modular design of the WEG low voltage electric motor management system offers flexibility by allowing expansion of its functionalities. Engineered as a plug and play solution, the compact WEG SRW01 is ideal for applications where space is limited. It incorporates state of the art technology... 

A step change in affordable machine health monitoring from SKF

     3rd August 2017 SKF releases a new compact, easy-to-use model in its IMx range - offering sophisticated yet highly cost-effective, fit-for-purpose condition monitoring for a multitude of industrial applications. SKF has launched a compact 8-channel version of its highly popular IMx machine health monitoring... 

Compliance reimagining favours comic strip style

     21st July 2017 As the compliance requirements in major projects can cause “a big rabbit hole” of complicated and congested information, a reimagining of the way things are done should be pursued, suggests global consulting engineering experts Aurecon major projects global director John Callaghan. He uses the... 

Industry 4.0 will affect connectivity

     14th July 2017 As Industry 4.0 advances, the demands on cable and connection technology will also change, states cable connector producer the Lapp Group, predicting that the speed at which data is transferred will climb with the consistent networking of company and business processes, which is a development... 

Manufacturing to be changed by digital systems, Endress+Hauser avers

By: Schalk Burger     7th July 2017 Digital technologies, the automation of processes and the changes to business models will be some of the main areas to be affected by digitalisation and connection of industrial systems, says industrial automation multinational Endress+Hauser VP supervisory board and German Electrical and... 

Efficient Solution For Simple Safety Tasks

     26th June 2017 Easy configuration of the Leuze RSL Series safety laser scanner via Bluetooth and Ethernet TCP/IP makes this device easy to set up and use. Further, despite the large number of possible field pairs – up to 100 – it is simple to create independent configurations with its application oriented... 

Latest in automation technology goes on show in Johannesburg

     29th May 2017 Advanced automation solutions for every area of process control will go on show at the Africa Automation Fair and Connected Industries conference from 6-8 June 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in North Riding. Africa Automation Fair and the Connected Industries conference, to be staged alongside... 

Latest in automation technology goes on show in Johannesburg

     26th May 2017 Advanced automation solutions for every area of process control will go on show at the Africa Automation Fair and Connected Industries conference from 6-8 June 2017 at the Ticketpro Dome in North Riding. Africa Automation Fair and the Connected Industries conference, to be staged alongside... 

SMC Feels the Force with its Range of Electric Actuators

     17th May 2017 SMC offers optimum solutions for almost any industrial process     With numerous dynamic industrial processes requiring sophistication and precision, processes such as the assembly of circuit boards, positioning of workpieces and sorting of goods all looks to a high level of automation to make it... 

New Remote Terminal Unit expands scope for telecontrol applications

     25th April 2017 • Simple implementation and monitoring of measurement stations for process data • Cyclically controlled and event-driven transmission of process values • Flexible link to control center and rapid integration in Sinaut plants • Web-based engineering simplifies commissioning The new Remote Terminal... 

See Africa’s largest selection of targeted security and fire products under one roof at Securex 2017

     13th April 2017 Everyone has something they need to protect. For some it’s personal and business material assets, for most it’s the safeguarding of family members and personnel, and for others it’s the protection of sensitive data. Finding solutions that are simultaneously budget-friendly and reliable is often... 

RS Components agrees deal with Arduino for IOT2020 IoT gateway to target students and maker market

     7th March 2017 RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, today announced that store.Arduino.cc has been appointed as official global reseller of the highly innovative SIMATIC IOT2020 IoT industrial gateway, which is manufactured by Siemens. RS, the sole... 

The SMC SY Series continues to deliver local innovation and flexible design

     2nd February 2017 SMC Pneumatics South Africa, a leading provider of pneumatics, continues to drive design excellence and application with its SY series of Valve Manifolds which is manufactured locally at its production facilities in Midrand, Johannesburg.  New-generation benefits 

FTTX adds tremendous value to communities

     30th January 2017 South Africa has recently seen fast-paced developments in the implementation of Fiber to the x, which includes fibre to the business and fibre to the home. FTTX broadband network architecture, which makes use of optical fibre, offers unsurpassed Internet speeds and a richer broadband experience.... 

The CONTROLLINO range is composed of three models: the Mini, Maxi and Mega...

     30th January 2017 Each of which is aimed at meeting different levels of application requirement and complexity. All models, developed and implemented using the ARDUINO open source platform, are based on the ATmega microcontroller from Atmel and have a clock speed of 16MHz. Key features include a direct processor... 

Complete solution provided for medium voltage applications

     27th January 2017 Last month, automation solutions provider Weg launched the new MVW3000 series of variable speed drives (VSDs) for voltages from 2.3 kV to 8 kV and power levels from 280 kW to 2 400 kW. Weg highlights that this series is built with multilevel technology and cascaded H-bridge inverters. The... 

Inverter drives set for April launch

     27th January 2017 Manufacturing, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment provider Mitsubishi Electric is set to launch the latest addition to its FR-A800 inverter drives in Europe in April this year. It is based on its FR-A800 series variable speed drives (VSDs) with an integrated Web server and... 

Technology User Organisations strengthened their presence at the SPS IPC Drives expo

     12th January 2017 PROFIBUS & PROFINET International, the ODVA and the FDT Group were present again at the SPS IPC Drives expo in Nuremberg. The international trade fair for electrical automation, systems and components took place from November 22nd to 24th and encompassed the entire spectrum of automation... 

IDEC PLC Recognized Worldwide with Prestigious Award

     8th December 2016 IDEC’s MicroSmart FC6A receives Good Design Award from the Japan Institute of Design Promotion IDEC Corporation’s MicroSmart FC6A PLC has received the Good Design Award from the Japan Institute for Design Promotion, a public interest foundation. Its precursor, the Good Design Selection System (or... 

Molex Introduces IP67 Brad HarshIO EtherNet/IP Modules for Roller Drives

     8th December 2016 60mm digital I/O modules deliver IP67-rated on-machine reliable solution for interfacing industrial controllers with motorised rollers in harsh duty environments. Molex has introduced the industry’s first ODVA conformance tested and approved IP67 EtherNet/IP I/O module to interface with roller... 

On Point Protection With Constant Connection

     6th December 2016 American businessman, Scott Cook, is quoted as saying; “We're still in the first minutes of the first day of the Internet revolution”. Cook has very deftly described the pace at which the internet, and everything associated with it, is growing, evolving, improving – and becoming more vulnerable.... 

Ingeteam launches its new 100 kW three-phase string inverter

     29th November 2016 The inverter is to be showcased at the Solar-Tec fair in Cairo, Egypt Series production is set to commence in June 2017 Ingeteam is finalizing the launch of its new PV string inverter, which will make it possible to achieve a power output of 100 kWAC in a single, 75 kg unit. This inverter will... 

Protect your IP Video Surveillance Systems from summer storms

     28th November 2016 Marc van Jaarsveldt, consultant, The Surveillance Factory, a video surveillance system-integrator, says that the majority of all surge-induced damage to IP video cameras and equipment is caused by surges travelling along unprotected data and power lines. He says these surges originate from static... 

Siemens on schedule to complete PRASA’s Gauteng signalling project in early 2020

By: Mia Breytenbach     25th November 2016 International engineering company Siemens is on track and aims to complete its project scope for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa’s (PRASA’s) rail signalling system project in early 2020. Overall completion of Phases 1 and 2 of the Gauteng re-signalling project are at 83% and 33%... 

BCX integration, mobile business lifts Telkom’s H1 earnings

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th November 2016 JSE-listed Telkom on Tuesday posted higher earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of R5.3-billion and an improved Ebitda margin of 26.1% for the six months to September 30. This was in line with the company’s outlook of maintaining an Ebitda margin of between 26%... 

BILSTEIN GmbH & Co. KG relies on X-Pact® Embedded, the automation system of SMS group

     8th November 2016 BILSTEIN GmbH & Co. KG, Hagen-Hohenlimburg, Germany, has placed an order with SMS group www.sms-group.com covering a comprehensive modernization of its four-stand tandem rolling mill. The main objective of the upgrade is to ensure future production and plant availability. In times of ever shorter... 

IIoT and Industry 4.0 are within easy reach thanks to simple solutions from RS Components

     2nd November 2016 Virtually any industrial application can be easily connected to the wider enterprise with the right products and support RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, offers multiple solutions to help engineers exploit the numerous benefits... 

Amada Miyachi Europe offers Weld Monitoring Devices to Support Quality System Requirements

     31st October 2016 Amada Miyachi Europe announces powerful high performance weld monitoring equipment ideal for process development, production monitoring, data collection and analysis to support quality system requirements. Amada Miyachi Europe weld monitoring devices can be smoothly integrated into the production... 

Flamar, a Molex Company, Debuts Standard Industrial Automation Cables

     5th October 2016 Weld-slag and oil resistant WSOR jacket cables certified for use with Ecolab solutions in food and beverage manufacturing and processing plants and many other industrial applications Molex announced that Flamar, a Molex company, has launched a complete line of standard industrial automation... 

Industrial Ethernet switches for reliable communication in harsh environments

     7th September 2016 • Scalance XP-200 in low-profile design with high IP65/67 degree of protection • Extended temperature range from -40 °C to +70 °C • Gigabit-capability and Power-over-Ethernet with a total power of 120 W • Particularly suitable for the oil and gas industry, rail and road vehicles With its new... 

US show offers new opportunities for Invertek

     7th September 2016 Invertek Drives’ international sales partner Bardac Corporation will be showcasing the co-ordination capabilities of Optidrive variable speed drives with integrated drive.web distributed control technology at Pack Expo being held in Chicago later this year. Bardac Corporation, based in... 

Using KACO new energy inverters worldwide now even more convenient thanks to new modular software.

     14th July 2016 The elegantly updated V3.25 software assists customers two-fold: to access markets and for remote access. The list of country settings and certificates continues to grow too. It is no secret that you cannot really tell the difference between modern inverters apart from "traditional ones" by the... 

Broadlink Expands its Micro Wave and Fibre services

     13th July 2016 Telecommunications provider, Broadlink has announced its upgraded network expansion project has begun and already over 40 new high sites are live. This new look network is expanding the capabilities and product performance in new geographic areas with increased capacities. To complement its... 

Online compressor monitoring system set for launch in September

By: Kimberley Smuts     8th July 2016 Quality compressor refurbishment, new compressors, lubricants and service provider Ntshu Air, member of the PSI Group, is in the final stages of completing its new online compressor condition monitoring system, which it hopes to complete before the planned demonstration at Electra Mining Africa... 

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