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Instrumentation & Control News

Distributor to launch new products at Machine Tools expo

17th May 2024 Power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG will be participating at the Machine Tools Africa exhibition, which will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre at Nasrec, from May 21 to 24. BMG’s stand – Hall 6, F10 – will showcase the company’s comprehensive range of quality... 

Solutions provider helps manage emissions reduction

By: Halima Frost     17th May 2024 As a company that delivers modern, efficient solutions for oil and gas burner and boiler installations, Combustion Technology prides itself on its continuous carbon reduction cognisance, both for its own operations and for those of its clients, says Combustion Technology MD Grant Renecle. He... 

A man in a R&D workshop working on Boiler monitoring technologies
WORKING HARD The new Mini MK9 developed by Autoflame and distributed locally by Combustion Technology it can trim the air/fuel ratio of a client's operation by monitoring the actual flame itself

New electric pneumatic control valve introduced to market

10th May 2024 Custom solutions provider Bellofram Precision Controls’ new Type 2200 electric-pneumatic control valve is a tailored solution that is customisable to fit unique operational needs of specific applications. The Type 2200 is field-tested for reliability and proven performance, while simultaneously... 

TESTED AND APPROVED
The Type 2200 is field-tested for reliability and proven performance, while simultaneously providing energy savings
TESTED AND APPROVED The Type 2200 is field-tested for reliability and proven performance, while simultaneously providing energy savings

Hydraulic engineering firm revolutionising industry standards

By: Simone Liedtke     10th May 2024 In response to growing industry demands, hydraulic repair service provider Dosco Precision Hydraulics has carved itself a niche as a leader in the supply and repair of hydraulic pumps and motors, effectively serving the mining and industrial sectors of sub-Saharan Africa for over 30 years. The... 

PURPOSE-BUILT
The purpose-built facility in Sebenza, Edenvale, spans more than 3 000 m2 of workshop and warehouse space
PURPOSE-BUILT The purpose-built facility in Sebenza, Edenvale, spans more than 3 000 m2 of workshop and warehouse space

New tool released

By: Simone Liedtke     10th May 2024 In a strategic move that signifies a pivotal enhancement in the confluence of digital and analogue technologies within the hydraulics and pneumatics sectors in South Africa, flow measurement technology provider Senseca is aiming to revolutionise application versatility, from small-scale machines... 

ENHANCED INTERFACE
The Omniplus IO-link transmitters are specifically tailored for precision in oil flow measurements
ENHANCED INTERFACE The Omniplus IO-link transmitters are specifically tailored for precision in oil flow measurements

New analysers launched at Indaba

By: Halima Frost     8th March 2024 International elemental analysis company Innov-X Africa has taken delivery of the newly launched Vanta Max and Vanta Core X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers, which were showcased at this year’s Investing in African Mining Indaba, held in Cape Town last month.   The company also plans to promote... 

The newly launched Vanta Max and Vanta Core X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysers one blue and one yellow
NEXT-GEN PRODUCTS The new Vanta Max and Vanta Core X-ray fluorescence analysers being distributed by Innov-X Africa were launched at this year's Investing in African Mining Indaba

Company aims to expand AI, IIoT development through acquisition

9th February 2024 Automation company ABB announced its agreement to acquire a majority of software service provider Meshmind last month with the aim of expanding its research and development (R&D) capabilities in artificial intelligence (AI), Industrial Internet-of-Things (IoT) and machine vision. Through this... 

Multi-core, multi-tasking solution for motion control

9th February 2024 Automation company Beckhoff’s next generation TwinCAT MC3 is equipped with the features of the previous TwinCAT NC2 motion control solutions, along with a modular design among other features. The TwinCAT MC3 can be operated in parallel with NC2 and MC3 axes can be coupled to existing NC2 axes.... 

An image of the TwinCAT symbol
Photo by Beckhoff Automation
NEXT GEN The TwinCAT MC3 combines features from the previous TwinCAT NC2 with a modular design and improved features

Analyser offers high performance at low cost

9th February 2024 Gas analysis company Servomex’s feature-rich Servotough Oxy 1900 digital oxygen analyser is specifically designed for hazardous area use and delivers high performance with a low cost of ownership. “[Our] innovative oxygen analysis sets new standards of flexibility, stability and reliability with... 

Partnership to facilitate process technology development, broaden product range

9th February 2024 Sensor company SICK and measurement and automation technology specialist Endress+Hauser are aiming to enter a strategic partnership to broaden Endress+Hauser's product range, enhance SICK's process automation business segment and advance SICK’s process technology. The joint memorandum of... 

An image of SICK executive board chairperson Dr Mats Gökstorp
MATS GÖKSTORP Through working together, Endress+Hauser and SICK can capitalise on emerging opportunities

Company’s innovative approach helps solve industry challenges

By: Simone Liedtke     10th November 2023 Within industrial product supplier BMG's expansive collection of industrial slurry valves lies a diverse selection of pinch valves meticulously engineered to regulate the movement of liquids, powders, solids, and abrasives across various sectors, says BMG fluid technology division sales manager... 

PROBLEM SOLVING
The company’s specialists advise on correct valve selection and installation for every application
PROBLEM SOLVING The company’s specialists advise on correct valve selection and installation for every application

Automation maximises efficiencies at warehouses

3rd November 2023 Renowned for its drive technology, automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE partners with clients in the design and implementation of automation projects at their plants, factories and warehouses – using its powerful Maxolution offering. SEW-EURODRIVE mechatronics works manager Werner Engelbrecht says... 

EFFECTIVE TO THE MAX
The Maxolution offering by SEW EURODRIVE maximises their plants, factories and warehouses efficiencies
EFFECTIVE TO THE MAX The Maxolution offering by SEW EURODRIVE maximises their plants, factories and warehouses efficiencies

Better hydro efficiency through pump, turbine tech

By: Simone Liedtke     20th October 2023 Early attempts to replace conventional metallic-type lantern rings with polymers, such as nylon, yielded discouraging results compared to metallic lantern rings in the water engineering industry, deterring the industry from exploring alternative solutions. However, a recent installation of... 

LANTERN RINGS
The introduction of Vesconite Hilube’s lantern ring applications prolonged lifespan and reduced maintenance efforts
LANTERN RINGS The introduction of Vesconite Hilube’s lantern ring applications prolonged lifespan and reduced maintenance efforts

Talk of the town at Indaba

29th September 2023 The Manufacturing Indaba, being held in October, endeavours to promote positive changes in sub-Saharan Africa’s manufacturing landscape – a source of livelihood for millions of people and leading contributor to the region’s gross domestic product. The tenth instalment of the Manufacturing Indaba,... 

A gentleman giving a talk standing on a stage in front of a large screen with the word PHYGITAL
TRENDING TOPICS The topics for the Manufacturing Indaba this year will cover new trends, challenges, and prospects going forward

Abrasives used in robotic applications

29th September 2023 The use of robotics in manufacturing continues to grow at a rapid rate as businesses invest in automation to remain competitive. PFERD-South Africa national sales manager Dennis Phillips reveals that when implementing robotic applications in manufacturing, it is crucial to pair this... 

Firm installs new boilers to optimise operations

By: Bridget Lepere     1st September 2023 Energy plant operations and maintenance company Associated Energy Services (AES) is working on an operational optimisation project for a client in the fishing industry to install an additional 60 t/h of boiler plant capacity. The turnkey boiler project includes a new steam plant, with fuel and... 

Image of multi-fuel biomass layout
AIDING INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE Alternative energy solutions and optimisation help maximise efficiency, mitigate risk, and improve uptime and the quality of energy supply

ABB invests R10m in local medium-voltage switchgear manufacturing capability

By: Darren Parker     2nd August 2023 Technology company ABB has invested more than R10-million to complete additional technology transfer that brings the manufacture of UniGear ZS1 medium-voltage switchgear to South Africa. This move forms part of the company’s strategic plans to strengthen local manufacturing. Previously, the... 

Chinese researchers considering more ways to manage diabetes using platinum

By: Marleny Arnoldi     21st July 2023 Platinum continues to demonstrate its importance in medical applications, particularly in continuous glucose monitoring devices that enable people to manage their Type 1 and 2 diabetes in real-time. Researchers from Nanjing University, in China. are exploring more ways in which platinum-based... 

New vacuum gauge ensures process control and operational reliability

14th July 2023 The new Pirani Bayard-Alpert vacuum gauge PBR 360 offers increased accuracy, attractive service concept and longevity owing to its redundant filaments. Vacuum pumps manufacturer Pfeiffer Vacuum has upgraded the analogue vacuum gauges in the ActiveLine to the latest “state-of-the-art” standard,... 

An image of the new Pirani Bayard-Alpert vacuum gauge PBR 360
UPGRADED PERFORMANCE The PBR 360 vacuum gauge offers increased accuracy, attractive service concept and longevity

Screw compressor introduced to meet various industries’ needs

14th July 2023 To meet the diverse requirements of its customers, compressed air solutions provider Tru Compressor Solutions has introduced the full feature tank-mounted screw compressor Detroit DB FF Series to its range. The compressor serves as a comprehensive all-in-one solution to meet the compressed air... 

Battery-driven portable screw compressor unveiled

14th July 2023 Solutions provider Atlas Copco unveiled its new battery driven portable screw air compressor, the B-Air 185-12, at Atlas Copco’s ‘Journey to a Sustainable Future’ event in Antwerp, Belgium, in May this year. The ‘B-Air’ marks a “defining moment” in the global industrial marketplace’s... 

An image of Atlas Copco's first battery driven screw B-Air 185-12 compressor
SUSTAINABLE ALTERNATIVE Atlas Copco's B-Air 185-12 is the first battery driven screw compressor

Compressor control solutions offer optimisation, increased efficiency

By: Nadine Ramdass     14th July 2023 Automation technology and solutions specialist Rockwell Automation offers solutions for controlling and protecting compressors; these solutions improve energy efficiency, optimise machine performance and allow for making data-driven decisions that enable efficient and effective operations. The... 

An image of a compressor system
INCREASED EFFICIENCY The master control solution can provide up to 10% in energy savings

Mobile calibration averts excessive downtime

By: Nadine Ramdass     7th July 2023 Pressure, temperature, level, flow and force measuring technology company WIKA’s mobile calibration vehicles simplify the recalibration of installed instruments; its mobile calibration team comprises trained personnel who provide a faster turnaround for recalibration on site. WIKA South Africa... 

An image of Peresh Wellcome conducting a calibration test
UNDER PRESSURE Interlaboratory comparisons can be time consuming

Enforcing measurable objectives can ensure quality products

7th July 2023 Businesses need to implement measurable objectives to manage product quality  and ensure products meet the standards expected by consumers. The most effective avenue to do so is to become certified with the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), says business management consultant... 

An image of a person using a computer
MEASURABLE OBJECTIVES ISO standards assist manufacturers in creating measurable objectives to ensure high quality

KITE 2023 promises to be ‘bigger and better’

By: Bridget Lepere     7th July 2023 The KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition, also known as KITE, will be held at the Durban Exhibition Centre from July 18 to 20 for the fortieth consecutive year.  Attendance numbers are expected to exceed those of last year, at 2 716, even though the 2022 event was the first in-person... 

Head shot of Specialised Exhibitions portfolio director Charlene Hefer
CHARLENE HEFER This year’s exhibition promises to deliver insight into Industry 4.0 and the potential benefits for KwaZulu-Natal

Hudaco reports strong interim result despite difficult market conditions

By: Darren Parker     30th June 2023 JSE-listed industrial products supplier Hudaco Industries has reported a strong performance amid a challenging six months ended May 31, with turnover having increased by 12.4% to R4.3-billion, profit by 0.3% to R293-million and operating profit by 2.8% to R465-million. Cash generated from... 

Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford
Photo by Creamer Media
Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford

Firm promotes multimetal corrosion protection

By: Simone Liedtke     9th June 2023 Branching from US manufacturer Cortec’s EcoEarth line, the EcoEmitter is a specially engineered device designed to provide corrosion protection for sensitive assets such as electronic and optical equipment and components. Each EcoEmitter will protect volumes up to 0.25 m3 (8.8 ft³), with the... 

ECO EMITTER
It is an engineered device designed to provide corrosion protection for sensitive assets
ECO EMITTER It is an engineered device designed to provide corrosion protection for sensitive assets

Company revolutionises IIoT, predictive maintenance

By: Simone Liedtke     2nd June 2023 Unplanned downtime is a major challenge for companies active in manufacturing, as it not only leads to lost productivity and revenue but can also result in additional costs, owing to emergency maintenance and repairs. However, with advancements in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) technology,... 

CONNECTIVITY & INSIGHTS
SEW-EURODRIVE’s Smart App connects the user to the data gathered and the insights that follow
CONNECTIVITY & INSIGHTS SEW-EURODRIVE’s Smart App connects the user to the data gathered and the insights that follow

Firm selected as supplier of choice

By: Halima Frost     26th May 2023 A prominent South African property development firm has opted to use technology and connectivity provider Lighter Than Air Network’s (LTA’s) devices to monitor and capture critical environment parameters across its South African construction sites to better assess various parameters for its... 

Society encourages individuals to keep up with automation

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     17th February 2023 Despite the loss of 1.7-million jobs, owing to automation, the ‘The Future of Jobs 2020’ report predicts that automation will create about 97-million new jobs globally by 2025; it is, therefore, important that individuals continuously improve their skills sets to keep pace with the advancement of... 

An image of SAIMC director and CEO Johan Maartens
JOHAN MAARTENS “The traditional approach to instrumentation and control is to measure parameters of a process, and by various control algorithms, ensure that the parameters remain within the specifications set by the process as designed” – Johan Maartens

Company expands footprint in smelting industry

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     17th February 2023 Pressure, temperature, level, flow and force measuring technology company WIKA South Africa is expanding its footprint in Africa to provide instrumentation solutions for ore smelting operations. WIKA’s instrumentation solutions are used for measurements under high-pressure conditions of up to 8... 

An image of WIKA's export area sales manager Marius Britz
MARIUS BRITZ "WIKA prefers to focus on the resolution of application and industry challenges, therefore creating value for the customer such as improved optimisation, reliability and availability" - Marius Britz

New ecofriendly blaster instrument introduced

By: Leah Shelene Asaram     17th February 2023 High-quality corrosion instrumentation supplier BAMR introduced the ecofriendly Bristle Blaster Cordless instrument – a product of blasting solutions company MontiPower – to the local market in April last year.  BAMR is the Southern African distributor of the Bristle Blaster range including the... 

Crisis presents unique opportunity for South Africa to transition to clean energy

By: Darren Parker     13th February 2023 Energy efficiency technology company Plentify CEO and co-founder Jon Kornik believes the solution to South Africa's energy crisis goes beyond just bringing an end to loadshedding.   Instead, he says, the focus should be on enabling the country to transition to a clean, affordable and reliable... 

Plentify CEO and co-founder Jon Kornik
Plentify CEO and co-founder Jon Kornik

PPPs critical to addressing unemployment, skills development

By: Nadine Ramdass     3rd February 2023 The demand for occupational programmes by both colleges and industry shows that the solution to unemployment as well as producing adequately skilled workers is through public–private partnerships (PPPs), says the Department of Higher Education and Training technical and vocational education and... 

New tech predetects leaks

3rd February 2023 South Africa experiences regular power outages that are often blamed on power generators being shut down owing to boiler tube leaks, but a well-established and proven solution is available from engineered solutions specialist and supplier RTS Africa Technologies – accredited agents and service... 

New PLC improves demineralisation offering

3rd February 2023 Boiler manufacturer Allmech has been testing a new programmable logic controller (PLC) system with in-house developed software to run its ion exchange demineralisation, or demin, plant, with encouraging results. Demineralisation removes dissolved solids and mineral ions from feed water and... 

An image of Allmech's demineralisation plant
IMPROVED CUSTOMISATION New PLC allows demin plant to be more easily customisable through the programming of the various inputs

Small businesses in boiler servicing sector need support

By: Nadine Ramdass     3rd February 2023 With small businesses that service boilers and burners requiring support to manage challenges and grow within an industry that is dominated by larger, established companies and inadequately qualified companies, legislative structures need to be established to support new entrants in the market,... 

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SUPPORTING BUSINESSES Improvements in competition, effectiveness and efficiency can result in ripple effects
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