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Instrumentation & Control News

Most upgrades will be complete in next 4 years

By: abdul cook     10th December 2004 A big portion of a R3,8-billion programme being implented by Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) to upgrade the country's national and international airports in preparation for the 2010 soccer World Cup will be completed over the next four years. 

Infrared camera improves inspection of materials

By: abdul cook     19th November 2004 The use of infrared cameras in predictive maintenance is becoming increasingly common, says H Rohloff sales manager Johan Jansen van Vuuren. 

Aluminium plant's costs fall as breakdowns are slashed

By: abdul cook     19th November 2004 After eight months of response work and attending to breakdowns at Bayside Aluminium in, Richards Bay, Crane Aid, a subsidiary of Morris Material Handling, has landed a contract to maintain the Reduction B and C cranes at the plant. 

Fingerprint-access to Sasol gym

By: Nicola Mawson     5th November 2004 Information and telecommunications company MarPless installed a 

Technical training, support offered by PROFIBUS Competence Centre

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 A software solutions company specialising in industrial communications and enterprise solutions is providing local industry with Profibus training and expertise. 

Five panels being manufactured for petrochemical firm

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 Heating company Bartec Barlian is currently manufacturing and assembling five stainless-steel instrumentation and control panels, each measuring 2 m by 3 m, for Sasol compressors operating in Zone 1 hazardous areas. 

Domestic control units improve security

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 Audio and video door-entry control kits manufactured by Legrand are effective security devices, designed to enhance safety and provide peace-of-mind in almost any application. 

Two instrumentation and electrical contracts completed

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 Two high-profile contracts at cross-border diamond mines have been completed by B&W Instrumentation and Electrical. 

Electromagnetic measurement now more affordable

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 Over the past few years, the electromagnetic measuring principle has established itself as the first-choice solution where the flow of aqueous media had to be determined in a precise manner. 

Safety hinge suitable for many industries

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 Hinged machinery guards and covers as well as safety fence doors may be found in many industry. 

Partnership provides troubleshooting solutions

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 Industrial intelligence can no longer be described as an added benefit, but rather as a requirement for successful operations. 

Load-out system contract completed this month

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 East Rand mining logistics company Siemag Blanes is currently extending a load-out system at Tanzanian gold-mine Bulyanhulu, which is owned by Canada’s Barrick Gold Corporation. 

Importing sensor products is a viable option, says supplier

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 With the emerging need for increased productivity, instrumentation and control requirements have become an essential component for successful businesses. 

Project house upgrades winders in Africa

By: elizabeth rebelo     3rd September 2004 Project house Dowding, Reynard and Associates Technical Services (Drats), specialising in all areas of winder engineering, has developed a sound reputation, both locally and internationally, for rebuilding and modernising existing winders. 

Software ensures sea life’s well-being

By: elizabeth rebelo     23rd July 2004 Ensuring a clean, oxygenated aquatic environment is essential to the health?and well-being of the many priceless sea creatures at Durban’s billion-rand?tourism destination, uShaka Marine World. 

SA emerging as hub for oil-equipment group

By: Helene Le Roux     23rd April 2004 One of the world’s largest instrumentation companies, Krohne, plans to turn South Africa into its worldwide manufacturing hub for skid-mounted fiscal metering stations and Venturi tubes, which are used in the oil and gas industry.?The company’s local fabrication joint-venture... 

Equipment continues to ensure safety in drives

By: elizabeth rebelo     19th March 2004 The joint MD of H 

Historians enhance plant productivity

By: elizabeth rebelo     19th March 2004 Even though information technology and manufacturing seem to be worlds apart, these two facets are inextricably linked. 

Instrumentation companies’ challenge to ensure that manufacturers’ goods are high quality is outlined

By: elizabeth rebelo     19th March 2004 Owing to current industry demands, which necessitate quicker services at lower costs, instrumentation companies have to ensure that their prices are competitive while maintaining high-quality products. 

Vehicle-monitoring system launched

By: elizabeth rebelo     19th March 2004 A new data acquisition instrument, particularly useful for on-site monitoring in the transport industry, has been introduced by Eurotherm, which is represented locally by Protea Automation Solutions. 

Regulatory amendments and efficiency drives to boost the uptake of flow sensors

By: elizabeth rebelo     19th March 2004 According to a report writtem by Frost & Sullivan, an international growth consultancy, the need to conform with new European Commission (EC) regulations, combined with increased demand for improved efficiency in process industries is encouraging greater adoption of flowmeters. 

Encoder is suitable for mining industry

By: elizabeth rebelo     19th March 2004 A new generation of Hengstler absolute encoders offers industry a viable, future-oriented solution for industrial-control engineering and integrated motor feedback applications. 

New calibrator will be marketed locally and internationally

By: elizabeth rebelo     19th March 2004 A new range of process-control calibrators with trend functions is being launched this month by Digital Process Management. 

New control system installed in some SA plants by June

By: elizabeth rebelo     19th March 2004 A new software platform for industrial information technology (IT) has been developed by ABB. 

Twice-the-life filter bags launched

By: renay de     19th March 2004 A new line of filter bags, Dura-Life, was introduced into the country by Donaldson Filtration Systems.? 

Lesotho seeks to establish industrial estate

By: laurian clemence     12th February 2004 The Lesotho Development Corporation (LNDC) this week started seeking qualified firms or individuals to undertake a financial viability study of the Tikoe Industrial Estate, located near Maseru, in Lesotho. 

Absolute encoders launched at Hannover now in South Africa

By: renay de     31st October 2003 A typical example of a successful partnership between a proudly South African company and German partners can be seen in Countapulse Controls, which was established 20 years ago and is partnered with Hengstler, Leuze Electronic, Pulsotronic, EGE, Secatec, ABP and Deuta Werke. 

'Tanzania's mindset stifling capital markets'

30th October 2003 The biggest obstacle facing Tanzania’s fledgling capital markets is the country’s socialist mindset, says Isabella Komba of the Tanzanian Capital Markets Securities Authority, at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (Uneca) conference, currently under way. 

Namibia targets SA tourists

By: laurian clemence     8th October 2003 The Namibian Tourism Board (NTB) is seeking an organisation to help it develop a marketing strategy to position and grow tourism in Namibia with particular emphasis given to developing Namibian tourism from South Africa. 

Business confidence remains strong

By: laurian clemence     8th October 2003 The South African Chamber of Business (Sacob) reported yesterday that the Business Confidence Index (BCI) for September had improved further to 112,3 from 110,9 recorded in August. 

SA launches first off-board navigation product

By: laurian clemence     6th October 2003 An innovative off-board navigation product, which enables motorists to use their mobile phones to chart out the best route to their destination, was launched in Midrand at the weekend. 

Connecting industrial applications to the Internet

By: Karel Smrcka     3rd October 2003 Based on its vision that all devices will be linked to the Internet one day, Finnish company Wapice develops software that helps industrial companies connect their applications to the Internet today. 

Asset-management system launch expected at the end of the year

By: zeena isaacs     5th September 2003 Process automation company Endress + Hauser anticipates the launch of a new web-enabled asset management (W@M) software system, which is an open information management system that provides data flow and archiving for the technical and operational management of assets, at the end of the year. 

New generation of absolute encoders released in SA

By: zeena isaacs     5th September 2003 A new generation of Hengstler absolute encoders, designated Acuro, is being released in South Africa. 

Software company to launch a new product later this month

By: zeena isaacs     5th September 2003 Engineering software company Crusader Systems is launching a new product, which will enable clients to analyse complex processes quickly, on September 26, at the CSense Users Group 2003. 

12 000 prepayment meters supplied to Tanzania

5th September 2003 A South African company that specialises in electricity metering solutions, Landis+Gyr, has completed a contract to supply the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco), the national power utility of Tanzania, with Cashpower prepayment electricity meters. 

Company expands its product offering

5th September 2003 Manufacturer and supplier of low and medium range motor control switchgear CHI Control has added Cutler-Hammer’s E57 tubular proximity sensor to its range of products. 

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