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Enclosure series for explosion protection in process automation

The importance of the safety technologies installed in machines and systems increase over the lifecycle of an application. However, as networking of automation systems with the IT world is becoming more and more commonplace...

Hazardous area installations

Safe protection of humans and installed assets in hazardous areas is pre-scribed in a multitude of international, regional and company regulations and standards.

IS³ extends portfolio to include AVEVA’s Engineer, Construct and Procure software

IS³ - Industry Software, Solutions and Support recently signed an extension to the contract with AVEVA, which now extends its portfolio to include the Engineer, Construct and Procure software solutions.

How to optimise power quality in critical applications

As global energy consumption continues to rise, energy is becoming more decentralised and decarbonised. While demand is estimated to increase by 70% through 2040, 50% of new energy generation capacity will be represented by solar and storage by 2030.

 

One machine control over EtherCAT

Manufacturing is changing. Production lines need to be increasingly flexible to cope with shorter production runs, more varied products and tighter deadlines. Manufacturers are addressing these challenges with more advanced, interconnected and intelligent systems that can be programmed to handle a variety of tasks.

 

RS Components introduces robot-based learning

RS Components has announced the availability of a new product, Sphero’s SPRK+, which is designed to provide students with hands-on computer programming education. Sphero embraces the understanding that play is a powerful teacher and its SPRK+ provides engaging activities and lesson plans for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) learning.

Yokogawa releases two new liquid analysis products for monitoring

Yokogawa has announced that it has added two new solutions to the Opre analyser family with the development of the FLXA402 4-wire liquid analyser and the SA11 smart adaptor. These two new liquid analysis products will be offered as part of the Sencom 4.0 series. It is expected that they will help to improve the efficiency of calibration and other maintenance tasks, and facilitate the flexible design and operation of liquid analysis data monitoring systems.

Towards the Smart Factory

With much of the reported paradigm of Industry 4.0 resting on self-configuration of machinery and production lines, Omron’s Victor Marquess looks at what can already be achieved to get on the path to an Industry 4.0 future and the promise of the Smart Factory.

 

 

 

Enclosure series for explosion protection in process automation

For many years, users have been waiting for a new, universal enclosure system in the field of electrical explosion protection. Having invested in this area, Pepperl+Fuchs has developed the GRP enclosure series with its wide variety of relevant features. The design concept is the result of extensive experience in explosion protection and brings together a high…

Industrie 4.0 set to improve all processes, grow economy

PRESS RELEASE:  Advanced automation can improve virtually any process, anywhere, and has the potential to grow the South African economy and create jobs. Industry leaders participating at the upcoming Africa Automation Fair and Connected Industries conference note that Industrie 4.0, the catchphrase describing the new wave of digitised and connected automation technologies now revolutionising …

Could Industrie 4.0 attract foreign direct investment into Africa?

May 2017, IT in Manufacturing By Steven Meyer, editor, SA Instrumentation and Control. Original article: SA Instrumentation and Control “The Connected Industries Conference has evolved into something much bigger than just an expression of the digital technologies behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” says European Chamber of Commerce board member, Marc Van Pelt. Van Pelt is the managing director of Pepperl+Fuchs …

Welcome from the Organiser – #AAF2017 Preview Guide

It is with great excitement that we invite you to register and attend this year’s biennial premier automation, control and information technology networking event in Africa. Following the successful staging and record-breaking exhibitor numbers as well as visitor numbers at Africa Automation Fair 2015, the 2017 event will proudly open its doors again from Tuesday to Thursday 6-8 June 2017 …

Industrie 4.0 set to improve all processes, grow economy

PRESS RELEASE:  Advanced automation can improve virtually any process, anywhere, and has the potential to grow the South African economy and create jobs. Industry leaders participating at the upcoming Africa Automation Fair and Connected Industries conference note that Industrie 4.0, the catchphrase describing the new wave of digitised and connected automation technologies now revolutionising …

Could Industrie 4.0 attract foreign direct investment into Africa?

May 2017, IT in Manufacturing By Steven Meyer, editor, SA Instrumentation and Control. Original article: SA Instrumentation and Control “The Connected Industries Conference has evolved into something much bigger than just an expression of the digital technologies behind the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” says European Chamber of Commerce board member, Marc Van Pelt. Van Pelt is the managing director of Pepperl+Fuchs …

Welcome from the Organiser – #AAF2017 Preview Guide

It is with great excitement that we invite you to register and attend this year’s biennial premier automation, control and information technology networking event in Africa. Following the successful staging and record-breaking exhibitor numbers as well as visitor numbers at Africa Automation Fair 2015, the 2017 event will proudly open its doors again from Tuesday to Thursday 6-8 June 2017 …

Innovation, education key to SA transition to Industrie 4.0

PRESS RELEASE Innovation, education key to SA transition to Industrie 4.0 The Fourth Industrial Revolution or ‘Industrie 4.0’ is forever changing the world of manufacturing and automation. To keep pace with global trends, South Africa must invest in education and innovation, experts say. Speaking ahead of the Africa Automation Fair and Connected Industries conference to …

Africa Automation Fair 2017 unveils Connected Industries conference

Africa Automation Fair 2017 unveils Connected Industries conference South Africa’s key automation and industrial control event, Africa Automation Fair, will this year host a high-level conference on Connected Industries in line with growing international focus on the ‘The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the advanced, connected industries of the future. The event, to be staged at …

Spotlight on IIoT / Industry 4.0 at Africa Automation Fair 2017

Spotlight on IIoT / Industry 4.0 at Africa Automation Fair 2017 You’ve probably heard of the Internet of Things (IOT), or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), also called Industry 4.0 – primarily in Europe. But what is it? The IoT is poised to offer society the greatest opportunity for advancement since the Industrial Revolution: …