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Instrumentation & Control News

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 

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 

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,... 

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.... 

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