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Instrumentation, Control Process

3-point pressure calibration in 10 seconds

10th June 2022 WIKA’s model CPC3050 high-speed pressure controller is the newest device in Mensor's line-up of precision pressure controllers and is said to perform end-of-line three-point verification in ten seconds. With an innovative regulator, the CPC3050 is designed for fast pressure control in industrial... 

New era in level sensing ‘a few clicks away’ with Vega’s new radar sensor

By: Simone Liedtke     25th February 2022 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom): Users having to choose the right level measuring instrument from a multitude of options is now history, says instrumentation engineer VEGA, as it releases its new VEGAPULS 6X radar level sensor on March 1. The new VEGAPULS 6X offers a self-diagnosis system that... 

Image of the VEGAPULS 6X radar level sensor from VEGA
The VEGAPULS 6X radar level sensor is being launched by VEGA

Easy-to-use electronic flow switch

10th December 2021 A digital display and three-button operation system allows the switch points of the electronic flow switch model FSD-4 to be freely and easily configured directly on the instrument or by means of IO-link. The electronic flow switch from WIKA offers flexibility in monitoring and controlling flow,... 

Image of  FSD-4 model electronic flow switch from WIKA
The FSD-4 model electronic flow switch from WIKA

Prepaid water meter offers convenience and reliability

10th December 2021 A wall mounted prepaid water meter is said to be ideal for use in instances where the sub-metering of water consumption is required, such as rental properties, residential complexes or for body corporates. The PPU Amanzi WM unit is programmed to stop the flow of water once the prepaid credit is... 

Image of PPU Amanzi WM prepaidwater meter from JKNV Energy
The PPU Amanzi WM prepaidwater meter from JKNV Energy

Anton Paar launches first Nanoindentation tester for everyone

1st December 2021 Meet Hit 300 - Anton Paar's new nanoindentation tester built for every user and every environment. 

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Prepaid electricity meter offers accuracy and reliability

19th November 2021 Prepaid electricity meters are seen as a convenient solution for managing electricity usage and costs, especially for rental properties, existing or new installations in domestic homes, cottages, townhouse units, complexes, flats or retail outlets. Hexing HXE115-KP electricity prepaid meters are... 

Image of the Hexing HXE115-KP meter which operates on the JKNV Energy vending platform and integrates with EasyPay
The Hexing HXE115-KP meter operates on the JKNV Energy vending platform and integrates with EasyPay

Mintek’s CyLas upgraded to accommodate remote working amid pandemic

By: Tracy Hancock     30th August 2021 Instrument technicians at remote sites can now install the CyLas on-line instrument for measuring a hydrocyclone’s underflow flare discharge angle with only telephone or email assistance where needed. The inability of minerals processing and metallurgical engineering products and services... 

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Versatile laser scanner for a range of applications

22nd July 2021 A flexible, survey-style laser scanner solution with user-friendly processing software is said to reduce lengthy surveying processes into fast workflows. WorldsView recently launched Topcon’s 3D GLS-2200 laser scanner, an upgrade from its GLS-2000 predecessor, which includes integrated High... 

Image of Topcon’s GLS-2200 completing a structural inspection
Topcon’s GLS-2200 completing a structural inspection

Total station ensures accurate surveying

3rd June 2021 Total stations are essential tools for measuring vertical and horizontal angles as well as slope distances and a high precision instrument is key to ensuring accuracy in land and engineering surveying. The new Topcon OS-200 series total station distributed and serviced in sub-Saharan Africa by... 

The Topcon OS-200 series total station distributed by WorldsView
The Topcon OS-200 series total station distributed by WorldsView

Flow meter measures fuel consumption

26th March 2021 Positive displacement flow technology allows for precise flow measurement of most clean liquids. When liquid flows through a positive displacement flowmeter, two oval geared rotors measure a constant volume per rotation, within a precisely machined measuring chamber. With each rotation, a... 

Instrotech supplies the Kobold DOE oval gear flowmeter
Instrotech supplies the Kobold DOE oval gear flowmeter

Conductive level switches offer reliable monitoring

12th March 2021 The use of conductive level switches for monitoring chemical or freshwater tanks, mixing vessels or for run-dry protection in pumps, helps to ensure efficient and cost-effective measurement and monitoring of industrial processes. Instrotech offers a compact, space-saving switch that has a robust... 

Kobold NEK conductive level switch from Instrotech
Kobold NEK conductive level switch from Instrotech

Electrical loggers help reduce energy costs

15th January 2021 Energy is a significant contributor to costs in the industrial sector but, as a variable cost, it can be monitored and managed to find opportunities for energy savings. COMTEST’s Fluke 1732/1734 three-phase energy loggers are designed to identify sources of electrical energy waste.  The tools are... 

Fluke 1732 and 1734 three-phase energy loggers
Fluke 1732 and 1734 three-phase energy loggers

Smart meters enable accurate billing

5th November 2020 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom): Smart meters are defined as an advanced meter that identifies the electricity consumption pattern in better detail as compared to a conventional meter. Smart meters have basic functions that conventional meters do not. Smart meters have the ability to send and... 

A smart meter from Enbaya Prepaid Meters
A smart meter from Enbaya Prepaid Meters

Multifunctional sensor promises efficient pneumatic performance

4th November 2020 A recently introduced multifunctional Flow Thermal Meter for gases (FTMg) flow sensor detects pneumatic system leakages before pressure loss causes machine failure. It is engineered to output up to eight process parameters including flow speed, flow volume, cumulative volume, mass flow,... 

SICK Automation’s pneumatic multifunctional sensor
SICK Automation’s pneumatic multifunctional sensor

Humidity sensors for hydraulic applications

22nd September 2020 A range of humidity sensors has been developed to serve as a preliminary warning system on any hydraulic application and to continuously monitor application oil relative humidity (rH), or moisture, and temperature. Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group company Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) recently... 

The AquaSensor range, Humidity Sensor WGM, from Hytec Fluid Technology
The AquaSensor range, Humidity Sensor WGM, from Hytec Fluid Technology

Compact infrared thermometer includes new features

3rd July 2020 A non-contact temperature measurement device suitable for spot measurement or thermal imaging now offers a number of improved parameters, including a low bottom temperature of 275 °C and a maximum ambient temperature of up to 315 °C without cooling. The new device also offers a green sighting... 

The CTratio infrared thermometer with a green sighting laser
The CTratio infrared thermometer with a green sighting laser

Radar level sensor launched

11th June 2020 A cloud-connected radar aims to provide full transparency in the storage and transport of liquids. The 80 GHz wireless Industrial Internet of Things sensor combines technology and digital services in one device. The instrument’s continuously recorded measurement data can be accessed remotely at... 

The Endress+Hauser Micropilot FWR30
The Endress+Hauser Micropilot FWR30

Oxygen analyser ensures quality of nitrogen for oil and gas industry in challenging conditions

11th June 2020 A major supplier of nitrogen generators has selected an oxygen analyzer to ensure nitrogen quality as part of its engineered systems for the oil and gas industry in the Middle East. The containerised or skid-mounted nitrogen generating systems have to withstand the large variations in ambient... 

Michell’s XTP601 oxygen analyzer, locally represented by Instrotech
Michell’s XTP601 oxygen analyzer, locally represented by Instrotech

Non-contacting sensor for a range of measurements

23rd April 2020 A non-contacting sensor designed for in situ measurements eliminates the need for sample extraction and conditioning and allows for a variety of process types including corrosive, abrasive and condensing gases. Yokogawa affirms that its TDLS8100 sensor houses all of the industry’s leading... 

The Yokogawa TDLS8100 is designed for in situ measurements
The Yokogawa TDLS8100 is designed for in situ measurements

Flexible probe for customised temperature measurement

27th March 2020 An oil dipstick thermocouple temperature probe intended for use in research and development (R&D) applications to measure engine fluid temperatures, is suitable for engine oil, water and transmission fluid temperature measurements. The flexible probe slides down the dipstick tube into the pan or... 

Flexible probe bends into a dipstick tube
Flexible probe bends into a dipstick tube

Measurement technology for small volume flow

6th March 2020 A low volume rotating vane flowmeter has been specially developed for use in low viscosity liquids. The medium flows through a specially formed flow casing, causing the impeller to rotate. Two magnets on the impeller generate electrical impulses in a Hall sensor. The frequency emitted by the... 

Vector network analyser adds to test bench solutions

6th February 2020 A new Vector Network Analyser (VNA) has been launched, with the aim of adding to the selection of test equipment that engineers, developers and schools can use to assemble a well-equipped test bench efficiently, reliably and cost-effectively. A VNA measures resistance of a radio frequency or... 

Three-in-one thermal flow sensor simplifies measurement

31st January 2020 A thermal flow sensor measurement device enabling users to use only one device for applications which previously required three, has recently been launched. The device is designed with a larger screen in order to give a large, high-resolution display with greater visibility. The sensor enables... 

Instruments detect liquid point levels

31st January 2020 Two vibrating fork, or vibronic, level instruments have recently been released. The instruments can be used to detect the point level of liquids in storage tanks, containers and pipes. They also provide proof test, verification and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) functionality. 

HMA Group

22nd November 2019 HMA Instrumentation is a division of the HMA Group and offer a complete range of industrial instrumentation.  

HMA Group


15th November 2019 Comtest provides test and measurement, communications, process control, equipment, solutions and specialised systems from world leading manufacturers to the southern African market. 



15th November 2019 BMG defines instrumentation as the art and science of measurement and control of the process variables within a production or manufacturing area.  


Hanna Instruments Pty Ltd

15th November 2019 Hanna Instruments Pty Ltd, is a global manufacturer of analytical instrumentation. Our products include benchtop, portable & in-line process control instrumentation that test parameters in solutions: pH, ORP, EC, turbidity, chlorine and DO. 

Hanna Instruments Pty Ltd

KROHNE (Pty) Ltd

15th November 2019 KROHNE is a world-leading manufacturer and supplier of solutions in industrial process instrumentation. Products Complete portfolio for process instrumentation: Flow, level, temperature, pressure, process analytics Meters, sensors, systems and accessories Wide range of measurement technologies... 


13th November 2019 The SAIMC is derived from Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control and is a Voluntary Association of the Engineering Council of South Africa. The SAIMC is also a member of the Automation Federation and Intsimbi Board of Directors 


SMC Corporation South Africa

13th November 2019 SMC are the world leaders in pneumatics and are experts in industrial automation. Their pneumatic and electric components are used extensively throughout the automotive, electronics, life science, mining and food processing and packaging sectors. 

SMC Corporation South Africa

Temperature sensor for small spaces

24th October 2019 A non-contact voltage-output infrared temperature sensor is now available in a small 30 mm x 31 mm size. The temperature sensor is designed to fit into tight spaces and has a side-entry cable to facilitate placement. It displays the measured temperature in situ on a built-in backlit organic... 

Listening device could reduce mining downtime

1st October 2019 A device that uses acoustic analysis, machine learning and the Internet of Things (IoT) to detect wind turbine blade damage, has been launched in Australia. The key piece of technology is the algorithm that can rate the health of the turbine based on its acoustic signature and monitor changes... 

Measuring climate change

18th September 2019 The rising temperatures of air and water, an increase in flash floods and hurricanes globally, the loss of sea ice and the melting ice cap in Greenland all point to climate change and its impact on the environment and on weather conditions. Accurate environmental measurement instrumentation allow... 

Integrated solution monitors conductivity of liquids

3rd September 2019 A combination-measuring transducer to monitor the conductivity of liquids is now available. Conductivity of water measures the water’s ability to pass electrical flow. This function is important to industries such as brewing, pharmaceutical industries and food manufacturing processes. The... 

Programmable time switches with advanced precision

13th August 2019 Advanced technology time switches designed for easy programming and high clock-precision, are now available for industrial, commercial and domestic environments. The devices are used to switch an electric circuit on or off at selected times during a pre-programmed time period. The analogue and... 

Programmable time switches with advanced precision

Non-invasive sensor wins Design Council award

13th August 2019 A non-invasive temperature sensor was awarded gold at the German Innovation Awards in the category Excellence in Business to Business – Electronic Technologies. The device provides a non-invasive means of measuring the temperature of an industrial process, while maintaining the accuracy and... 

Surface profile gauge updated

11th June 2019 Surface profile gauges are used to measure the profile height of a surface. The degree of the surface profile affects a coating’s overall performance and determines aspects such as adhesion, coverage and volume of coatings used. To ensure correct surface preparation, the profile height of a... 


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