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Instrumentation and Control

Firm completes contract in KZN

7th September 2001 Dutch company USF Rossmark and South African company Chematron have commissioned a turnkey water-treatment system at Iscor Newcastle for demineralisation, drinking and process water. 

Remote control for Swazi sugar producer

7th September 2001 The Durban office of the Streamworks group has been contracted by Royal Swaziland Sugar to provide a remote control system at its Simunye sugar estate. 

New multimeter range launched

7th September 2001 Local instrumentation supplier Spescom MeasureGraph has launched Fluke’s new series digital multimeters on to the South African market. 

New meters for bunker barge

7th September 2001 An operator of offshore tanker terminals in Southern Africa, Smit Pentow Marine, has extended its range of services to include a new bunker barge to meet the ever increasing demand to supply shipping vessels with a variety of marine fuel products based on custody transfer. 

Laser products changing at lightning speed

7th September 2001 The manipulation of a light pulse has become such a sophisticated issue over such a short period of time, that changes in laser technology take place quicker than the speed of a travelling light pulse itself. 

Vibrating level switches enhanced

7th September 2001 The latest development in the Vegaswing 60 range of vibrating level switches adds even more features to the existing range. The length of the tuning fork is only 40 mm, which means it can be used in pipes with a nominal diameter of DN 25. 

Automation optimises cement plant

7th September 2001 By using the latest technological advances in automation, Alpha Cement has optimised its cement loading operation at the Dudfield plant in Lichtenburg. 

Heavyweight toggle controllers

7th September 2001 Market leading infrared and radio remote control systems manufacturer Cattron-Theimeg, has designed its toggle controller specifically for heavyweight applications. 

Small-leak detection system available

7th September 2001 Early detection and localisation of water leaks in areas where computers and other electronic equipment are housed can be achieved with the new Bartec RLW device, which monitors small leaks. 

Petrochemicals firm gets new transmitter

7th September 2001 Instrumentation specialist Blanes Instruments has installed a guided wave impulse radar transmitter on a cooling water sump for Sasol in Secunda. 

Automation system rollout at steel mill

7th September 2001 South Africa’s largest privately-owned steel mill, Cape Gate has contracted PQ Africa’s Tetra division for the installation and rollout of an advanced planning and scheduling (APS) system from UK firm Preactor at its head office and factory in Cape Town. 

Hendrina power contracts flow

24th August 2001 A R35-million contract for control and instrumentation refurbishment at power utility Eskom’s Hendrina power station has been awarded to Siemens. 

New man at helm of instrumentation firm

By: Laura Franz     10th August 2001 Leading local instrumentation company Endress+Hauser Southern Africa (E+H), of Johannesburg North, may have lost former MD John Immelman to Australia, but has gained a new leader with more than 20 years of systems and project experience in the form of Tony Jacobsen. 

Profibus user group in Africa

1st June 2001 Since the launch of the original Profibus technology (FMS) ten years ago, it has been continuously refined and enhanced. 

Fieldbus technology at work

1st June 2001 Today, serial fieldbus technology is used mainly as the communication system for exchange of information between automation systems and distributed field devices. 

Fieldbus proving a commercial advantage

1st June 2001 In any industrial automation project there are different levels of information transfer, each of which has its own responsibilities and demands. 

Cabling to meet needs of fieldbus

1st June 2001 As Profibus systems advance and adapt to the changing needs of its market, likewise, cabling for these systems have developed to meet and compete with changing technology and trends. 

New yeast-extraction product helps local brewery quality

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Brewery & winery industry 

How electricity is being liberalised

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Liberalisation of the energy industry is becoming a global phenomenon. 

Cutting from Argentina to Zanzibar

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Energy measurements 

Africa lights up with African technology

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Energy measurements 

SA-developed prepayment meter now in 42 countries

By: System Author     17th November 2000 Energy measurements 

New yardstick for materials- testing, and other hitech

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 Hitech Briefs 

18% membership growth for institute

By: System Author     8th September 2000 Instrumentation & control 

Africa bridging the digital divide

By: System Author     8th September 2000 Instrumentation & control 

Solid-state pressure switches – a rapidly-emerging technology

By: System Author     8th September 2000 Instrumentation & control 

Software first for food and beverage industry

By: System Author     8th September 2000 Instrumentation & control 

Positive attitude for instrumentation industry

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Instrumentation & Control 

Measurement, controller system introduced

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Instrumentation and control 

Technology shift under way

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Instrumentation and control 

Model of factory of the future

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Instrumentation and control 

New instrumentation for SA

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Instrumentation and control 

Acquisition is part of measurement strategy

By: System Author     24th March 2000 Instrumentation and control 

From humble beginnings to industry leader

By: System Author     26th November 1999 1st Industrial 

Business slumps as capital projects dry up

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Instrumentation & Control 

Latest tech on display at exhibition of the future

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Instrumentation & Control 

Top-range spectrum is on offer

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Instrumentation & Control 

Global fieldbus standard a quantum leap

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Instrumentation & Control 

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