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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... 

Tasteful water: Iron control optimised

     27th May 2016 Endress+Hauser complements its analyser portfolio for drinking water and process water monitoring. The new Liquiline System CA80FE colorimetric analyser offers precise monitoring of dissolved iron content in water and supports plant managers in complying with stipulated limit values. Drinking... 

Local electronics firm releases customisable IoT processor module

By: Schalk Burger     20th May 2016 South African electronics engineering firm Keystone Electronic Solutions has launched its Blue Penguin processor module, which can be used to create open-source Internet of Things (IoT) platforms that match companies’ specifications and use cases, says Keystone Electronic Solutions director and... 

Fortinet Expands Security Fabric and Defends Enterprise Access Networks from IoT to the Cloud

     18th May 2016 Fortinet® , the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced significant additions to their Secure Access Architecture of wired and wireless networking solutions, merging advanced security with enterprise access layers to provide seamless protections from IoT... 

Molex Communicates on EtherNet/IP Using the CIP Safety Protocol in Harsh Environments

     15th April 2016 Molex, LLC introduces the Brad® HarshIO Ethernet modules to provide a reliable solution for connecting industrial safety controllers to sensors and actuators in harsh duty environments. Machine mountable in an IP67 rated housing, Brad HarshIO modules are ideally suited for industrial applications... 

SMC offers shorter lead times and flexible solutions thanks to its SY series

     5th April 2016 SMC, the world’s leading provider of pneumatics continues to dazzle with the new SY series of Valve Manifolds which will be manufactured on-site in SMC South Africa’s brand new production facilities.  With its diverse customer base, SMC covers all automation industries and provides customers in... 

Antaira’s New 12-Port Industrial PoE+ Gigabit Managed Switches (LMP-1204G-SFP Series)

     4th April 2016 Antaira Technologies is proud to announce its expansion in the industrial networking infrastructure family with the LMP-1204G-SFP series. Antaira’s LMP-1204G-SFP series has been designed to fulfill outdoor industrial application environments. Some applications where the LMP-1204G-SFP switch works... 

Teledyne LeCroy, Coherent Solutions, Anritsu and Oclaro showcase latest 400G test platform at OFC 2016

     10th March 2016 High-performance platform for 400G test combines a new DAC-based 56 Gbaud PAM4 generator with the highest-bandwidth coherent transmitter and optical modulation analyzer available Chestnut Ridge, NY, Richardson, TX, Auckland, NZ and San Jose, CA - March 8, 2016  Teledyne LeCroy, Anritsu Company,... 

Wecube Smart Camera For Image Processing With New Enhanced Features

     29th February 2016 ASSTech now has available the feature-enhanced Wenglor weCube smart camera for industrial image processing, that now includes optical character recognition. In addition, a further variant has been developed with C Mount threaded connection for special applications and all models now offer two... 

Molex Introduces SST Universal Modbus Modules for CompactLogix Controllers

     19th February 2016 Molex, LLC has introduced two new seamlessly integrated Modbus modules for Rockwell Automation CompactLogix controllers. The two Universal Modbus modules connect CompactLogix controllers to any Modbus/TCP or Modbus serial networks from the same module, even at the same time. “Molex is focused on... 

Midrand suburbs to have fibre-to-the-home services

By: David Oliveira     29th January 2016 Fibre-optic broadband connectivity service provider Metrofibre Networx has been awarded the contract to install fibre-optic cable in the Beaulieu, Heathcliff and Blue Hills estates in Midrand, Johannesburg. Residents in these estates will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of the superior... 

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