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Temperature, Pressure and Process Control

External temperature probe developed for building industry

29th April 2011 Process control and instrumentation specialist Jumo has introduced an outdoor mounted resistance temperature detector (RTD) probe to monitor building energy efficiency, suitable for use in the field of building services engineering. 

Temperature sensors improved

29th April 2011 Automation specialist ifm electronic reports that its TR and TN series temperature sensors are now available with IO-Link. IO-Link is an intelligent point-to-point connection system on the field level, which is compatible with existing input/output standards, allowing for parameter setting and... 

New data logger introduced

29th April 2011 Instrumentation specialist Impact Measurement Solutions reports it has introduced the new eight-bit MicroLog, two-channel data logger. The device incorporates an internal temperature sensor, as well as an optional external input channel that enables additional data collection and is suitable for... 

Digital instrumentation introduced

By: Henry Lazenby     29th April 2011 Control valve supplier Dresser South Africa reports that it has introduced a new digital instrument, offering enhanced functionality for safety instrumented systems. The new SVI II emergency shutdown device (ESD) provides in-service partial stroke testing of emergency shutdown valves.  

Asset acquisition improves product offering

29th April 2011 Systems automation company GE Intelligent Platforms has acquired technology assets from software developer CSense Systems of Pretoria, Gauteng, during April. GE says the acquisition of CSense’s assets will expand its Proficy Software Platform’s analytic capabilities, increasing asset performance... 

Explosionproof heater controller introduced

29th April 2011 Instrumentation specialist Intertec has launched an explosion-proof smart programmable controller for precision temperature regulation of process instrumentation and analyser enclosures in hazardous environments, the company repor 

Spearheading the use of wireless sensors

By: Eleanor Seggie     30th April 2010 Global building efficiency company Johnson Controls is spearheading the use of wireless sensors, to ensure that sensors are easier and faster to install and more reliable. 

Eliminating regular calibration checks

By: Eleanor Seggie     30th April 2010 Sensor and control manufacturer IFM Electronic reports that its TAD-series self-verifying temperature sensors, designed for sanitary process control applications, provide continuous drift monitoring, which eliminates the need for regular calibration checks.  

Society focuses on closing the skills gap

By: Eleanor Seggie     30th April 2010 The greatest challenge for the automation and control industry is to ensure that there are suitably qualified instrument mechanicians, technicians and engineers available today, and in the future, to meet industry demands, says Society of Automation Measurement Instrumentation and Control (SAIMC)... 

Maintenance and spares markets contract

By: Eleanor Seggie     30th April 2010 Manufacturer and supplier of electrical heating elements and temperature control systems Swift Heat & Control MD Brian Booth says that a contraction in capital expenditure spending as well as manufacturing demand shrinking, has caused maintenance and spares market to contract.  

Multi-set point profile 
controller introduced to South Africa

By: Fatima Gabru     1st May 2009 A multi-set point and multi-time point profile controller, the P91, which enables step functions for heating and cooling has been imported by Bartec Germany’s wholly owned South African subsidiary, Bartec Safety. 

Supplier launches dual input indicators

By: Kelly Farthing     1st May 2009 Measuring instruments and automation solutions supplier for the process industry Endress+Hauser has launched a new generation of dual input indicators, the RIA45 and RIA46. 

Industry body name change recognises automation industry

By: Kelly Farthing     1st May 2009 Newly elected South African Institute of Measurement and Control (SAIMC) president Johan Van Jaarsveldt has spearheaded a name change for the institute that will now include the automation industry. 

One-device solution saves space

1st May 2009 A one-device solution from sensor specialist Countapulse Controls for monitoring flow rates and medium temperatures will save a significant amount of space. 

manufacturer to revamp fertiliser company’s process control system

1st May 2009 Industrial supplies manufacturer Honeywell has been selected by plant engineering company Uhde Services, of Germany, a subsidiary of Uhde, to revamp the process control system of fertilizer provider Abu Qir Fertilizers and Chemical Industries Company in Alexandria, Egypt. 

New functions for process control system

1st May 2009 The Siemens Industry Automation Division has equipped version 7.1 of its Simatic PCS 7 process control system with a number of new functions. 

New tools monitor air quality health risks

By: Sylvester Haskins     2nd May 2008 Indoor air quality (IAQ), as an investigative and measurement tool to manage and respond to air quality complaints for better public health, is being promoted by test and measurement solutions provider Comtest, a distributor of the Fluke air quality control range of products, reports Comtest... 

Industry body proactive in confronting skills deficit

By: Sylvester Haskins     2nd May 2008 The South African Institute of Measurement and Control (SAIMC) has initiated its own specialised skills development programme to confront the skills deficiency, reports SAIMC president Paulo da Silva. 

Control mechanism improves closed-loop cooling efficiencies

By: Sylvester Haskins     2nd May 2008 Fluid process control manufacturing company Bürkert has released the new 8611 eControl, that is designed to save time, space and curb inefficiencies in closed-loop cooling systems, says Bürkert new customer development manager Alvin Seitz. 

Company develops new on/off controls

2nd May 2008 Industrial process control manufacturer Spirax Sarco has pushed the technological envelope with the development of a new on/off pump control and alarm system with adjustable switching levels that can be adjusted without shutting down a boiler. 

Self-monitoring temperature sensor lowers set-up costs

2nd May 2008 A new self-monitoring temperature sensor, supplied by automation technology manufacturer, IFM Electronics, requires no calibration and ultimately eliminates time-consuming and expensive setting-up procedures, reports the company. 

New valves range provides accurate fluid control

2nd May 2008 The new range of 3-port QL valves, manufactured by industrial process control company, Spirax Sarco, provides a wide range of applications for the control of water, oils and other industrial fluids used in controlling energy and fluid flows for manufacturing and other processes, reports Spirax... 

New product improves industrial production systems

By: Sylvester Haskins     2nd May 2008 Electronic solutions and services provider, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms, has developed the new Proficy Process System that provides more efficient and accessible industrial production systems, reports GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms manager for Africa Daniel Coetzee. 

High hopes for 3-in-1 calibrator

4th May 2007 In line with ongoing improvement and development of the Calog Calibrator range, distributor of process control and instrumentation equipment, Instrotech, releases a combination temperature calibrator, the Calog TEMP. 

New solution resolves advanced process control costs

4th May 2007 Supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) and human machine interface (HMI) software developers, Adroit Technologies is offering a solution to the high costs of advanced process control (APC) applications. 

Sensors withstand extreme conditions

4th May 2007 Distributed in South Africa by Countapulse Controls, Leuze Optoelectronic sensors offer seal protection and material resistance. 

Infrared thermometer serves diagnostic function

By: Chanel de Bruyn     4th May 2007 Distributor of process control and instrumentation equipment, Instrotech, has a compact infrared thermometer suited to heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) applications. 

Heat exchanger offers safe, efficient hot oil cooling

4th May 2007 Distributor of engineering consumable products, Bearing Man’s industrial gear and electric motors division, Power Drives, distributes Transon modular shell and tube heat exchangers designed for oil cooling application that are especially suitable for the efficient and safe handling of... 

New range meets industrial applications head-on

By: Chanel de Bruyn     4th May 2007 Local industrial equipment supplier, Spirax Sarco has developed a range of process controllers that is user friendly and suitable for a range of industrial applications. 

Pressure transmitters put pressure on monitoring

4th May 2007 There are several applications where pressure monitoring is called for in the petrochemical industry, and Vega, the German pressure and level manufacturer, has developed a range of pressure transmitters particularly suited to the industry. 

Switches and thermostat range turns up the heat

4th May 2007 Specialist in electrical equipment and accessories Legrand South Africa, has a comprehensive range of time switches and thermostats designed for precise temperature control in diverse environments, including heating, air-conditioning and refrigeration applications. 

Measurement range suits high-temperature applications

By: Chanel de Bruyn     4th May 2007 Manufacturers of process analysers and instrumentation, Ametek Thermox, offer a range of systems for flue gas measurement which is distributed locally by OEN Enterprises, a supplier of analysers and monitoring instruments. 

Intelligent cold-coiling line proves its worth

4th May 2007 Where others tried and failed - automotive coil manufacturers, Supreme Spring succeeded in creating the world's first intelligent servo drive application cold-coiling line, a virtual reversal of the old hydraulic hot-coiling line. Because the system can be programmed using the supervisory control... 

Acquisition spurs multimillion rand factory development

By: Amy Heydenrych     5th May 2006 Following Spirax-Sarco’s acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Actuators and Controls, trading as Mitech, and Proportional Control Technology, trading as PCT, all companies involved have seen favourable results, with a number of exciting projects in the pipeline. ? 

Process-optimisation solutions in calibration

By: Amy Heydenrych     5th May 2006 With power consumption becoming an issue of national focus, optimised and accurate processes in areas of temperature, pressure and process control have become crucial to ensure cost saving and efficacy in operations. Grant Joyce, marketing manager for Endress+Hauser states that greater accuracy... 

Measuring up

By: Amy Heydenrych     5th May 2006 South African company Hanna is constantly updating its products and services to stay on top in a cut-throat market. 

Software unique to a South African market

By: Amy Heydenrych     5th May 2006 Producing a software product unique in the South African market, Adroit (Advanced, Distributed, Real-time, Object-oriented, Intelligent, Toolkit) has become the product of choice for users in the mainstream as well as lesser known industrial sectors. 

Thermometer measures food temperature

5th May 2006 Represented in South Africa by Instrotech, specialist Ebro Electronic has a thermometer to measure temperature of food. 

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