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Temperature, Pressure and Process Control

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. 

International 
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. 

Challenges for level measurement in sewerage plants

5th May 2006 The quantity of product entering a sewerage plant is an important criterion for effective control of the complex system. 

Instrumentation in the pulp-and-paper sector

5th May 2006 Endress+Hauser, the leading supplier of measuring instruments and automation solutions for the industrial process engineering industry, has an extensive range of products and services ideally suited for use in the pulp and paper industry. 

Process and factory automation growing together

6th May 2005 Process and factory automation are growing together 

Product range boosted by new additions

By: Ollie Madlala     6th May 2005 “One of the things I like about the South African market is that it embraces new technologies and products; there usually is very little resistance,” says Temperature Controls sales director Andy Brown. 

Monitoring pressure levels in containers can be critical

6th May 2005 Monitoring of pressure levels in lines and containers can be critical in some manufacturing processes, and high degree of accuracy is essential at all times. 

New range of pressure sensors is released

6th May 2005 Gefran South Africa is well known for its process controllers and indicators. 

New control unit measures parameters simultaneously

6th May 2005 For process optimisation it is often necessary to monitor various parameters simultaneously. 

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