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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... 

Behavioural analysis required to provide effective wireless security

By: Schalk Burger     22nd January 2016 Owing to the inherently open and exposed nature of wireless networks, securing them requires active and robust monitoring and analysis of user and device behaviour to identify potential risks or intrusions, says network security firm Fortinet Africa regional director Perry Hutton. Wireless... 

Alcatel-Lucent and Bytes System Integration speed Cape Town’s digital transformation with delivery of advanced IP routing technology

     19th November 2015 7950 XRS core router to sit at the heart of high-performance IP infrastructure that will lower cost of broadband, connect communities and encourage socio-economic growth in the South African city. AfricaCom 2015, Cape Town, South Africa , November 18 , 2015 - Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and... 

Yokogawa Introduces Release 3 of the SMARTDAC+® GX/GP Series Paperless Recorders and GM Series Data Acquisition System

     10th November 2015 Yokogawa announces Release 3 of the SMARTDAC+® GX/GP series paperless recorders and GM series data acquisition system. This new release includes a number of new features and capabilities for the SMARTDAC+ system’s GX series panel-mount type paperless recorder, GP series portable paperless... 

REMOTEWORX® is a customizable hardware and software platform that enables users to rapidly deploy and integrate cloud based data...

     5th November 2015 REMOTEWORX® was recently launched and is a solution jointly developed by Adroit Technologies and Systems Automation and Management and enters the Machine-to-Machine market with this end-to-end offering.  Managing Director of Adroit, Dave Wibberley said, “We have taken the difficult aspects of M2M... 

Latest Mini Media Converters hit South Africa

     30th September 2015 Network engineers can even further remove the headache out of network conversion with the latest highly affordable, compact mini media converters from Netshield. Netshield SA, has unveiled the latest additions to its growing range of media convertors by way of the new Netshield Mini Fibre... 

Compact Weg Smart Relay Offers Greater Flexibility

     7th September 2015 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, with state of the art technology and network communication capabilities, is ideal for... 

Surge protection for crucial telecommunications connections

     31st August 2015 As with power supply lines, telecommunication lines are the critical to everyday life. Permanently functioning interfaces to the “outside world” are especially vital for the highly technical processes in today’s industrial plants and offices. Given that telecommunication line networks frequently... 

Mobile HMI enables real-time changes to out-of-view applications

By: Dylan Stewart     28th August 2015 Industrial automation specialist company Rockwell Automation introduced its new Allen Bradley MobileView tethered operator interface – a mobile terminal that enables plant and industrial personnel to take a machine’s human-machine interface (HMI) with them to make real-time adjustments to... 

Contact-Free And Wear-Free Optical Communication Simple With Leuze

     25th August 2015 Optical data transceivers are the appropriate choice for any application where data needs to be transmitted without cables and without interference. The Leuze DDLS 500 data transceiver makes contact-free and wear-free optical communication a simple task. Especially suitable for applications where... 

Antaira Launches High Gigabit Bandwidth 12-Port Unmanaged PoE Switches

     17th August 2015 Antaira Technologies’ is proud to announce the expansion of its industrial networking infrastructure family with the introduction of the LNP-1202G-SFP and LNP-1204G-SFP series. Antaira’s new LNP-1202G-SFP and LNP-1204G-SFP industrial PoE+ Gigabit unmanaged Ethernet switches offer the highest... 

Security management platforms - open systems enable change, advancement

     17th August 2015 In the realm of security and security solutions, change is constant – systems continue to advance, threats evolve and business security priorities are continuously revised to defend and protect against new challenges. To maintain agility, maximise security system investments and ensure... 

AC30 series drive from Parker achieves Det Norske Veritas (DNV) certification to guarantee marine performance

     11th August 2015 August 2015 – Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, is pleased to announce that the AC30 series of drives has achieved DNV marine certification. The certification emphasises the ability of AC30 to operate reliably and safely in even the most extreme of... 

Zest Weg Group Introduces The Latest Advances In Electric Motor Control And Protection Systems

     11th August 2015 The continuous pursuit for improvement and cost reduction in industry has seen a rapid evolution in the development of electric motor control and protection systems. “To ensure that we meet all the needs of industry in this regard, as well as keeping abreast of the latest trends and developments,... 

New compressed air tech boosts productivity

     10th July 2015 Compressed air and gas systems and solutions provider Ingersoll Rand showcased new and “revolutionary” compressed air and gas technologies, which advance the productivity, reliability and efficiency of compressed air and gas operations,  at the 2015 ComVac trade show, which took place in April in... 

Industrial Ethernet Products Rise to the Challenges of Factory Environments

     9th July 2015 If you were asked to imagine a computer network, the image that springs to mind would probably be one of a pristine office setting, where networking equipment is kept behind spotless glass doors in a dust- and temperature-controlled environment. But what of the real world? The world where not all... 

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