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Instrumentation and Control

Around-the-clock vaccine freezer monitoring

By: Claire O'Reilly     9th July 2021 Local automation and control industry electronic products manufacturer Omniflex is providing Data2Desktop technology to monitor and detect slight internal temperature deviation in Covid-19 vaccine storage facilities.  

Digital indicator launched

9th July 2021 Load cells manufacturer and supplier Loadtech’s recently launched LT1320, which is a precision digital indicator for belt weighing applications. 

Flow measurement tech still key in industry

By: Claire O'Reilly     9th July 2021 Despite electronic control systems and measurement instrumentation dominating applications in the processing and manufacturing industries, pressure, temperature, level, flow measurement and calibration technology company Wika argues that mechanical measurement instrumentation remains relevant and... 

WIKA HHR PROTAK MODEL
Primary flow element used in oil and gas industry applications
WIKA HHR PROTAK MODEL Primary flow element used in oil and gas industry applications

New liquid analysis sensors launched

9th July 2021 Measurement instrumentation, services and solutions company Endress+Hauser launched Memosens 2.0 digital technology last month, which provides simple, safe and connected liquid analysis. 

New thermal imaging camera launched

By: Claire O'Reilly     9th July 2021 Portable measurement instrumentation company Testo South Africa, a subsidiary of Testo SE & Co. KGaA, in Germany, launched a new handheld testo 883 thermal imaging camera in the second quarter of 2021. 

THERMAL CAPTURER
The testo 883 Thermal Imaging Camera offers an infrared resolution which can even be expanded to 640 x 480 pixels
THERMAL CAPTURER The testo 883 Thermal Imaging Camera offers an infrared resolution which can even be expanded to 640 x 480 pixels

Monitoring instrument promotes local health

By: Claire O'Reilly     9th July 2021 In order to protect community health, it is essential to measure particle matter (PM) levels on a continuous basis through the installation of specialised instrumentation, such as the PMsense PM transmitter from Italy-based measuring and control equipment company Delta OHM.  

PMSENSE
Particle matter transmitter
PMSENSE Particle matter transmitter

AP2E DURAG Group provides unique gas analyser solutions

9th July 2021 AP2E DURAG Group designs, manufactures and markets a range of state-of-the-art gas analyser products and provides tailor-made solutions to gas analysis projects. Established in 2006 in Aix-en-Provence, France, a team of gas analysis experts partnered with renowned research centres, such as the... 

AP2E DURAG Group provides unique gas analyser solutions

Group continues to embrace instrumentation technology

5th February 2021 Utility management company Bosch Munitech continues to make a substantial investment in the latest instrumentation technology, offering geospatial services in line with stringent global standards. Munitech, a division of multidisciplinary consulting engineering group Bosch Holdings, continuously... 

GROUP POWER
The new technology enables the company to accurately survey complex structures in just one site visit
GROUP POWER The new technology enables the company to accurately survey complex structures in just one site visit

New pressure gauge incorporates IoT tech

By: Halima Frost     5th February 2021 Measuring instruments supplier Wika Instruments has aligned the global launch of its Bourdon tube pressure gauge, the company’s most advanced gauge to date, with its new business strategy. Although the new gauge uses the old gauge’s design, it includes Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)... 

PRESSURE GAUGE
The pressure to move to a more technology orientated company has seen the introduction of the Internet of Things to its devices
PRESSURE GAUGE The pressure to move to a more technology orientated company has seen the introduction of the Internet of Things to its devices

Society drives initiatives to improve instrumentation sector

By: Halima Frost     5th February 2021 The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Control (SAIMC) has announced that its trust fund will be introduced to the instrumentation and control sector this year, which is among other initiatives being developed by the society for the coming years. “The trust fund is being... 

HELPING HAND
The  Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Control hopes its trust fund will drive change in education in the sector
HELPING HAND The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Control hopes its trust fund will drive change in education in the sector

Flow control meter added to product range

5th February 2021 Last month, Instrotech introduced its Kobold’s calorimetric (KAL-D) flow meters with an integrated microcontroller that allows users to adapt the device to individual process conditions. The KAL-D continuously monitors water-based liquids. It finds service in all applications where flow currents... 

FLOW WATCH
the KAL-D flow meter has the capacity to continuously monitor water based liquids
FLOW WATCH the KAL-D flow meter has the capacity to continuously monitor water based liquids

Time switch series available locally

5th February 2021 Electric solutions provider Legrand’s AlphaRex and MicroRex series of time switches are now available in South Africa. Both switches, which ensure high-clock precision and energy efficiency in industrial, commercial and domestic environments, have been designed for easy programming. 

EASY TECH
Legrands new series of time switches have been designed for easy programming
EASY TECH Legrands new series of time switches have been designed for easy programming

Calibration of thermometers paramount

10th July 2020 Industrial pressure gauge manufacturer and distributor SA Gauge director and founding member Chris du Plessis tells Engineering News that the company can calibrate infrared forehead thermometers to within manufacturers’ specification, normally 0.2 ˚C or 0.3 ˚C, regardless of the make or model.... 

HIGH CALIBER
SA Gauge is able to calibrate a non-contact infrared thermometer gun to within manufacturers’ specification, normally 0.2 ˚C or 0.3 ˚C
HIGH CALIBER SA Gauge is able to calibrate a non-contact infrared thermometer gun to within manufacturers’ specification, normally 0.2 ˚C or 0.3 ˚C

New monitoring system introduced into market

10th July 2020 Engineering components provider BMG’s Light Materials Handling division has introduced a new condition monitoring system, the Plast iCOF, which has been developed to automatically monitor the coefficient of friction in bottling or canning lines, ensuring consistently high productivity levels. The... 

HALL MONITOR
The Plast iCOF has been developed to automatically monitor the coefficient of friction in bottling or canning lines
HALL MONITOR The Plast iCOF has been developed to automatically monitor the coefficient of friction in bottling or canning lines

Home automation add-on launched

10th July 2020 Global electrical and digital building infrastructure specialist Legrand has launched its Arteor-with-Netatmo which is a simple home automation solution that uses traditional house wiring and is controlled through WiFi. The company explains that it expanded on its Arteor range of wiring devices,... 

PLUGGED IN
Legrand has add to its home automation solutions that use traditional house wiring and is controlled through WiFi
PLUGGED IN Legrand has add to its home automation solutions that use traditional house wiring and is controlled through WiFi

Monitor for food and beverage industry launched

10th July 2020 Process automation company Endress + Hauser launched its innovative Liquitrend QMW43 device that helps ensure food safety and increases food quality in March. “This compact multivariable device can be used to detect the continuous build-up of liquids and can also be used to measure conductivity,”... 

New piezometer boosts existing safety standards 

By: Halima Frost     10th July 2020 The installation of South Africa’s first Slimline vibrating wire piezometer, which is distributed by geotechnical service provider GeoGroup, is set to take place when the current Covid-19 lockdown regulations allow. The company says the piezometer will be instrumental in ensuring accurate... 

SLIM NE
The Slimline vibrating wire piezometer captures at least four different parameters  required to asses the stability of tailings dams
GeoGroup director Grant Rijsmus discusses the company’s Slimline Vibrating Wire Piezometer. Camerawork: Kutlwano Matala. Editing: Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 10.06.2020

Accessories developed to complement range

31st January 2020 A range of communications accessories has been developed to complement electrical and digital building infrastructure supplier Legrand’s three uninterruptible power supply (UPS) ranges. These devices include network interfaces for real time control of the UPS and for managing numerous events that... 

MORE UPS THAN DOWNS
The Legrand UPS range is complemented by the recently launched communications accessories
MORE UPS THAN DOWNS The Legrand UPS range is complemented by the recently launched communications accessories

Flowmeter continues to offer control solutions

By: Halima Frost     31st January 2020 Instrumentation, solutions and services supplier Endress + Hauser’s Promag H 100 electromagnetic flow meter has been widely adopted by the South African food and beverage, as well as life sciences industries, since its introduction to the market. Promag H 100 is a multivariable measurement... 

PRO FLOW The Promag H 100 controls the flow of materials through proven sensor technology and ultra-compact transmitter electronics
PRO FLOW The Promag H 100 controls the flow of materials through proven sensor technology and ultra-compact transmitter electronics

Blue Cube Systems

31st January 2020 Blue Cube Systems is a technology company focused on real-time in-line instrumentation for the mineral processing industry. It provides analysers that deliver consistent benefits for mineral processing plants. The Mineral Quantifier in-line, or MQi, Analyser technology is based on diffuse... 

Blue Cube Systems

Successful installation creates further opportunities

By: Halima Frost     31st January 2020 Subsequent to the successful installation of an automated control solution at a confectionary manufacturer, in KwaZulu-Natal, engineering solutions provider Hybrid Automation has seen an uptick in demand for control systems in the fast-moving consumer goods sector. “The need for the upgrade was... 

PERFECT PANEL The installation included control panels, which offered a new human-machine interface
PERFECT PANEL The installation included control panels, which offered a new human-machine interface

SA Gauge turns up the heat with new temperature laboratory

By: Cameron Mackay     12th July 2019 Industrial pressure gauge manufacturer and distributor SA Gauge’s investment in establishing a South African National Accreditation System- (SANAS-) accredited temperature laboratory complements the company’s existing SANAS-accredited pressure laboratory. The latest addition will allow for... 

MERCURY RISING

SA Gauge’s new temperature laboratory has met the management and technical requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and is technically competent to produce valid calibration results
MERCURY RISING SA Gauge’s new temperature laboratory has met the management and technical requirements of ISO/IEC 17025 and is technically competent to produce valid calibration results

New combustion emission monitoring equipment offered to Africa

By: Cameron Mackay     12th July 2019 Mining, industrial and processing solutions provider RTS Africa Technologies is the exclusive supplier of laser-based online gas analysers and monitoring recording equipment, from Norwegian company NEO Monitors; as well as, more recently, a range of both multiple channel and portable instruments,... 

IAN FRASER
South Africa needs to grasp the new wave of global automation more firmly
IAN FRASER South Africa needs to grasp the new wave of global automation more firmly

Flexible modular drive system added to range

By: Cameron Mackay     12th July 2019 Automation solutions provider Schneider Electric has added the new Altivar Process Modular (APM) drive system to its range of Altivar Process variable-speed drives (VSDs), which were displayed at the company’s stand at the Africa Automation Fair, held in Johannesburg last month. “This is a... 

DRIVE FOR FLEXIBLE LOADS

The APM drive system provides flexibility for end-users in terms of late changes to the load in the design and installation phase of a project
DRIVE FOR FLEXIBLE LOADS The APM drive system provides flexibility for end-users in terms of late changes to the load in the design and installation phase of a project

Roadshow highlights motion control products to industry

By: Halima Frost     18th January 2019 Electrical solutions provider Magnet Group hosted a roadshow with about five of power management company Eaton’s technicians in October to highlight Eaton’s DILM range of contractors, circuit breakers and overload relays to Magnet clients and end-users. The roadshow, which visited the Durban,... 

ON SHOW
The DILM Range was highlighted at the recent roadshows held by Magnet
ON SHOW The DILM Range was highlighted at the recent roadshows held by Magnet

Engineering firm changes name

18th January 2019 Engineering consultants SMC Pneumatics South Africa has changed its name to SMC Corporation ZA, which reflects the growing range of non-pneumatic components being developed by SMC globally, owing to its continued focus on research and development (R&D). With the objective of producing cutting... 

SO CONTROLLING SMC ZA motor control devices are distributed globally
SO CONTROLLING SMC ZA motor control devices are distributed globally

Companies to boost cobot industry

By: Halima Frost     18th January 2019 Electronics company Omron Corporation and collaborative arm robot manufacturer Techman Robot have provided collaborative robots, or cobots, that can be used for a variety of applications such as electronics assembly, product testing and inspection. This comes after both companies signed an... 

ARMING THE FUTURE
Collaborative robots are the way of the future, working in conjunction with people, rather than replacing them
ARMING THE FUTURE Collaborative robots are the way of the future, working in conjunction with people, rather than replacing them

BMG’s solar inverters used in agricultural irrigation

31st August 2018 Technical solutions provider BMG’s Motoline P19000 solar inverters aid in agricultural irrigation and water feed systems, for rural domestic and municipal water supply, as well as for ponds and dams. 

Brady provides automatic label formatting

31st August 2018 Power distribution system supplier Magnet Group is dedicated to enhancing its extensive range of electrical equipment, industrial instrumentation and automation systems, to meet market requirements. 

Company invests in quality control equipment and software

31st August 2018 Plastic fabrication company Vesconite Bearings is ensuring that machined components are produced to specification for their clients, through quality control equipment and software. 

New Hydrotechnik range for BMG

31st August 2018 Technical solutions provider BMG has been appointed as exclusive distributor of the Hydrotechnik range of analogue and digital test and measurement equipment in Southern Africa. 

RANGE DISTRIBUTED
BMG supports the Hypertechnik range with a technical advisory, back-up and repair service throughout Southern Africa
RANGE DISTRIBUTED BMG supports the Hypertechnik range with a technical advisory, back-up and repair service throughout Southern Africa

Radar Optiwave aids measurement

31st August 2018 Industrial instrumentation solutions manufacturer and supplier Khrohne says the use of radar has expanded into various sectors. 

Cabling system enables increased data transfer

By: Evert Wasserman     31st August 2018 French industrial group Legrand designed its latest system to ensure high-performance, through structured cabling systems and a high quality cabling system called Legrand’s Cabling Solutions (LCS³). 

Company expands offering through IoT partnership

By: Paige Müller     16th March 2018 Industrial automation software developer and supplier Adroit Technologies has expanded its offerings through its partnership with Internet of Things (IoT) network provider SqwidNet.   Adroit Technologies MD Dave Wibberley says the global industrial automation industry is robust and growing... 

CHETAN GOSHALIA, RESHAAD SHA, DAVE WIBBERLEY, GRANT JOYCE, JOHAN NIEUWENHUIZEN
Adroit Technology recognises the Internet of Things as a rapidly growing local market which has resulted in its recent partnership with Internet of Things network provider SqwidNet
CHETAN GOSHALIA, RESHAAD SHA, DAVE WIBBERLEY, GRANT JOYCE, JOHAN NIEUWENHUIZEN Adroit Technology recognises the Internet of Things as a rapidly growing local market which has resulted in its recent partnership with Internet of Things network provider SqwidNet

Increased demand for user-friendly measuring equipment

By: Paige Müller     16th March 2018 Optimass Coriolis mass flowmeters supplied by industrial process instrumentation manufacturer and supplier KROHNE, now all include Entrained Gas Management (EGM’s) algorithm technology. The EGM algorithm has greatly improved flowmeter capabilities, says KROHNE national sales manager Clayton... 

OPTIMASS CORIOLIS FLOWMETER The entire KROHNE Optimass Coriolis flowmeter now incorporates KROHNE’s patented Entrained Gas Measurement algorithm
OPTIMASS CORIOLIS FLOWMETER The entire KROHNE Optimass Coriolis flowmeter now incorporates KROHNE’s patented Entrained Gas Measurement algorithm

New IoT suite launched

16th March 2018 Network solutions and Internet of Things (IoT) provider Ruckus Networks, an Arris company, announced the launch of the new Ruckus IoT Suite last month. Launched on February 21, the company states that, the Ruckus IoT suit enables organisations to readily construct a secure IoT access network that... 

RUCKUS IOT SECURITY 
Security concerns top the list of factors that contribute to IoT solution deployment delays
RUCKUS IOT SECURITY Security concerns top the list of factors that contribute to IoT solution deployment delays

PQ Box 150 meets user-friendly measuring equipment demand

By: Paige Müller     16th March 2018 There has been notable consumer demand for the supply of reliable and more user-friendly industrial measuring equipment, says electrical solutions engineer and supplier Magnet Group’s a.eberle sales engineer Tjaart van der Walt. “Industry automation and digitisation are becoming increasingly... 

ANALYSIS SOFTWARE The PQ Box 150 analysis software automatically generates reports adhering to IEC 61000-2-2 standard
ANALYSIS SOFTWARE The PQ Box 150 analysis software automatically generates reports adhering to IEC 61000-2-2 standard

Blue Cube Systems

16th March 2018 Supplier of real-time, in-line instrumentation for mineral processing Blue Cube Systems designs, manufactures, distributes and supports a range of analysers for the measurement of composition in dry, solution and slurry process streams.  Based in Stellenbosch, in the Western Cape, Blue Cube... 

Blue Cube Systems
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