Archive for November, 2010

rebuilding our approach

Information from Powertech IST This article is an abridged version of an article written by John MacDonald of GE Digital Energy and is reproduced with permission. Although the title may appear to be focused on North America at first glance, the article holds significant relevance within our industry in South Africa. Within our industry, we’ve […]

Prize received at 2010 eta awards

As the need for electricity increases, so the need for the efficient use of energy increases. This is the purpose of the annual eta Awards, hosted by Eskom and the Department of Energy. The awards aim to reward exceptional effort in the more efficient use of energy by individuals, students, companies and other institutions. Beka […]

Innovative garden lighting

Eurolux says its new range of Eglo outdoor light fittings allows the user to effectively extend the living room into the garden. These are outdoor lamps featuring unique designs in weather proof materials with the main focus of the range being on floor lamps. The company says it might sound unusual to put a floor […]

Medical certificates

The Health Professions Council of South Africa is a statutory body established in terms of the Health Professions Act no. 56, 1974. Its mandate is to regulate the health professions in South Africa in aspects pertaining to registration, education and training, professional conduct and ethical behaviour, ensuring continuing professional development and fostering compliance with health […]

Efficient drive technologies

According to the “Trendts” study commissioned by the Siemens Drive Technologies Division, drive technology will increase efficiency in production, transport and energy, for instance through the application of self-monitoring field devices or the low-maintenance transport of liquids. In this study, the division examined potential changes which may occur in its business environment in the next […]

Facilitating automation of an old plant

NewElec’s MA relay and a PLC, together with existing staff, can easily automate an old plant. The main reasons for this are: the electrical staff are familiar with the existing circuit arrangements and can easily do fault finding on the existing circuits; the existing auxiliary supply voltage can and will be used to supply the […]

Portable infrared thermal imaging cameras

To indentify circuit overloads in advance, reduce stop time and avoid mechanical problems, the MT25S and MT27SP portable ifrared thermal imaging cameras offer a powerful solution at an affordable price. This easy to use compact handheld MT25S camera has a resolution of 160 × 120 and a frame rate of 50 – 60 Hz. The […]

Integrated automation and control solution

Schneider Electric South Africa has announced the release of Vijeo Citect V7.20 software, the latest version of its integrated industrial automation and control solution. This update will make it simpler for system integrators to configure the system and for operators to monitor and control their processes. This is made possible with the introduction of server-side […]

Optical fork and angle sensors

Ifm electronic’s optical fork and angle sensors feature a transmitter and a receiver in one housing, offering a one-piece fixed-distance design, eliminating the time-consuming alignment of a separate transmitter and receiver. This positioning provides quick and accurate sensor alignment. Fork housings are available with slot widths ranging from 10 mm up to 120 mm. Angle […]

Solid state loop-powered vibration transmitters

The CMCP-420VT range are solid state, loop-powered vibration transmitters. They provide a 4-20 mA output that is proportional to overall vibration in terms of velocity. The transmitter continuously monitors machinery health and transmits directly into a PLC or DCS for trending, alarm and machine shutdown. In addition, it provides access to the dynamic transducer output. […]