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Instrumentation and Control

UK speed-monitoring accessory

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Instrumentation & Control 

Compact control-valve positioner

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Instrumentation & Control 

Group tags promising US, Canadian markets

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Instrumentation & Control 

Ringing in the changes of Y2k compliance

By: System Author     9th July 1999 Acontract worth sev- eral million rands to ensure Year 2000 compliance for telecommunications provider Telkom is progressing well. The contract, subcontracted by Siemens to engineering software developer TLC Software, of Johannesburg, involves an engineering management system, client server... 

Brave new world of process intelligence

By: System Author     14th May 1999 In keeping with the company’s goal of being a world leader in technology, Yokogawa’s local branch in Southdale, Gauteng, has introduced the new YTA. This combines the digital accuracy of the DPharp pressure transmitters with the reliability of the YT series, resulting in a temperature... 

Instrument sector must control its future

By: System Author     26th March 1999 What is the value of the local industry? The leading vendors in the industry appoint independent market-research company Access Marketing International (AMI) to conduct general research every two years. Since 1985 we have had two-yearly updates as to industry trends and worth. The 1998 survey... 

New flowmeters added to range

By: System Author     26th March 1999 US instrumentation specialist Dwyer, represented locally by Gosair Instruments, has systematically extended its range of flowmeters. Dwyer has just added a further two products to its 1999 product list, namely vertically-mounted variable-area (VA) and direct-reading (DR) flowmeters. This... 

R7-million contract to automate gold-mine

By: System Author     26th March 1999 An estimated R7-million three- year contract for the automation of a Free State gold-mine, has been awarded to automation, control and data-acquisition specialist Systems Automation & Management (SAM) of Petervale, Gauteng, Engineering News has learnt. It is believed that the company was awarded... 

New philosophy takes root in process control

By: System Author     26th March 1999 The industrial marketplace is getting selective in its choice of process control information-management systems, and there is a move away from the procurement of a packaged system, argues Xycom chairperson Roger Girdler. He explains that this trend is due to clients being more knowledgeable about... 

Power-quality monitoring system

By: System Author     26th March 1999 Engineering software solution provider TLC Software has installed an electrical-power quality-monitoring system at Columbus Stainless, Middelburg, on the main incoming electrical supply from Eskom. Columbus Stainless team manager Frikkie Jordaan explains how it has lost thousands of rands because... 

Clocking up big success in racing

By: System Author     26th March 1999 Instrumentation company Instrotech has opened a new division within its Australian counterpart, dedicated to hiring out South African-developed electronic timing clocks used in motor rallying. The rally clock was designed by motor-rallying enthusiast and Instrotech MD Dave Howcroft. The aim is to... 

Merger expands company’s product range

By: System Author     26th March 1999 Market leaders no longer sell products to the market; today they sell solutions. One of the companies in the industrial automation and instrumentation industry to adapt to this trend is Rhomberg, of the Western Cape. The recent merger between Rhomberg Electronics and Control Instruments’... 

Millionth switch delivered

By: System Author     26th March 1999 Fruit-juice manufacturer Ceres Fruit Juices has taken delivery of its millionth Liquiphant level switch manufactured by Endress + Hauser. The unit, the Liquiphant FTL 330L, is one of more than 100 units installed throughout the company’s Cape plant over the last year. This particular model... 

Benefits of flow measurement

By: System Author     26th March 1999 The extensive use of flow measurement in industrial processes has made it one of the most important tasks in modern-day instrumentation. “The growing sophistication of industrial technologies demands a proportionate increase in industrial measurement standards to guarantee factors such as... 

New process transmitter

By: System Author     26th March 1999 NEW process transmitters and miniaturised converters from Digital Process Measurements feature a competitive edge in pricing while still providing a full range of functions, combined with local design and manufacture. Model 9000 is fully programmable to measure inputs of mA, mV, V, RTD,... 

Monitoring-systems division is established

By: System Author     26th March 1999 Adivision has been formed by Bartec Barlian Technik to provide solutions for control systems applications, and to market its range of Modex components and Ex personal computers (PCs) for hazardous areas in refineries, petrochemical, chemical, paint manufacturing and other plants. All the... 

Lasers for process control

By: System Author     26th March 1999 In the industrial environment, new technology is constantly in demand and, as a result, the laser was designed, bearing in mind the harsh conditions under which instrumentation has to work. The Lasermeter range manufactured by Laser Measurement has proved itself over the past number of years in... 

R20-million Mozal control contract awarded

By: System Author     26th March 1999 A contract for real- time supervisory (RTS) systems, better known in the aluminium industry as Level 2 RTS, which will perform supervisory control and data acquisition (Scada) functions in six sectors of the Mozal aluminium smelter project in Maputo, has been awarded to industrial information... 

Trade-fair partnership formed

By: System Author     26th March 1999 The globalisation of world economies and markets requires organisers of leading trade fairs to think and act globally. This was exactly the prevailing mindset at Icam Asia, the trade fair for measurement and automation, which culminated in the foundation of a partnership between leading trade... 

R1-million control software for smelter

By: System Author     26th March 1999 Industrial automation software distributor Futuristix Advanced Control Systems has been subcontracted by Keops Isis, an industrial information systems consultancy, for the supply of Wonderware software for the Mozal project. Futuristix was, in fact, awarded the almost R1-million contract in... 

Digital compatibility demand

By: System Author     26th March 1999 Interest in, and use of, digital protocols in the processing industry has grown dramatically, and Worcester Controls, a BTR Siebe Flow Control company, is responding to the demand for digital-compatible products. The company has added actuator sensor interface (ASI) technology to the Norbro... 

Sole African rights for Japanese instrumentation

By: System Author     5th March 1999 In a dramatic shift of loyalties, Kyoritsu, the Japanese instrumentation manufacturer, has granted sole rights for its product range in Africa to Elandsfontein, Gauteng, instrumentation distributor Major Tech. The ‘alliance’, a term coined by Major Tech MD Pat Shaw, was initiated in... 

Updated version of remote tank-monitoring system released

By: System Author     5th March 1999 A Johannesburg instrumentation company has launched an updated version of its remote tank-monitoring system, comprising changes in its software-based features. N&Z Instrumentation divisional manager Mark Heilbrunn states that its new Datascan remote telemetry unit (RTU) has added features that... 

Acid-plant contract completed

By: System Author     5th March 1999 A BIG electrical and instrumentation contract for the NCP Isipingo tartaric malic acid plant has been completed by B&W Electrical, of Alberton, Gauteng. The company was called upon to supply and install the new distribution, low-voltage distribution, instrumentation and lighting and small power.... 

Instrumentation and electrical work

By: System Author     26th February 1999 Electrical and instrumentation contracts to the value of R30-million were awarded to Kentz by Fluor Daniel in August 1996 for work on the African Products Kliprivier plant that was commissioned in August last year. Work on these contracts began in September 1996 on the new maize wet-milling plant... 

Coega project needs decision ‘now’

By: System Author     12th February 1999 WE need an answer now – this is the emphatic plea from Port Elizabeth Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Percci) president Chris Steenekamp in response to the continued wrangling about construction of the R1,5-billion deepwater harbour at the mouth of the Coega river in the Eastern... 

Business confidence gets executive thumbs-down

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Executives of the top 100 industrial companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange are negative about business confidence and the political situation in South Africa this year compared to 1998. This view is in contrast to the expectations expressed towards the end of 1997 with regard to... 

‘Live’ materials-handling exhibit

By: System Author     12th February 1999 The nuts and bolts are being slotted into place for what is expected to be the largest ‘live’ exhibit of materials-handling and conveyor products ever erected in South Africa. Cost Time Resource’s Brian Rogers has been appointed project co-ordinator of this integrated operation,... 

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