Archive for July, 2011

Radiometric level measurements

Radiometric level measurements are based on the principle of transmission. Working in a non-contacting way, the equipment doesn’t have to be installed inside the vessel; emitter and receiver are mounted on the external wall. Neither high temperatures, nor dust, pressure or chemical properties of the material have an impact on the measuring performance. Even abrasion […]

Energy-efficient data centre

Vodacom will be opening a brand new, state-of-the-art, energy efficient data centre in Cape Town’s Foreshore on 26 July 2011. According to the company, as part of the journey to reduce its carbon footprint, one of the key design goals when building this data centre was to ensure energy efficiency which will not only help […]

The right cable for the right job

 Did you know that Ethernet cable comes in many different forms? Standard CAT5e cable is often used in a wide variety of applications, for example in home/office environments, industrial applications & for outdoor wireless installations. The truth is that standard CAT5e cable fails to perform in anything other than the docile home/office environment. This is […]

There’s more to batteries than meets the eye!

Twenty-four children in an eastern China town were hospitalised recently, after dangerously high levels of lead were found in their blood. The children, from nine months to 16 years old, suffered from moderate to severe lead poisoning. Most of these children were living near two battery manufacturing plants. This incident clearly illustrates that lead acids […]

FDS workshop

The South African Council for Automatic Control (SACAC) will be presenting a one-day interactive workshop on writing control system functional design specifications (FDS) for PLC and SCADA. The guidelines presented will be completely generic and will not necessarily align with any specific automation product or manufacturer. At the conclusion of the workshop the attendees will […]

IFAC World Congress

The 18th triennial IFAC World Congress will be held from 28 August – 2 September 2011 in Milan, Italy. See  113 papers have been received in the field of automotive control. The papers have been organised in the following sessions: vehicle suspensions (including a survey paper); hybrid and alternative drive vehicles; intelligent autonomous vehicles […]

Professional development awards

Excellent Sithole, chair: Educational Activities, will receive the Section Professional Development award on behalf of the IEEE South Africa Section (as a standing committee of the IEEE South Africa Section). This is the first time this award will go to an IEEE Section in Region 8 (Europe, Middle-East & Africa). It appears that 30% of […]

Leading analyst firm positions oracle in leaders quadrant for CRM customer service contact centers

About Oracle’s Siebel CRM The world’s most complete customer relationship management (CRM) solution, Oracle’s Siebel CRM helps organizations differentiate their businesses to achieve maximum top-and bottom-line growth. Oracle’s Siebel CRM delivers a combination of transactional, analytical and engagement features to manage all customer-facing operations with solutions tailored to more than 20 industries. Supporting Quote “We […]

The future of date centre design

According to Perpetual Power Systems, more than 36% of local data centre facilities will run out of space, power, or cooling within the next twelve to 18 months. Unlike international markets, local companies will move from low density to high-density servers almost immediately to avoid the transition process of medium density applications first. Despite the […]

Valve solutions agency agreement signed

Wolfgang Heil, MD GSR Ventiltechnik and Richard Teagle, MD FestoSouth Africa, celebrate the signing of the sole agency agreement.   Festo South Africa has announced that it is the latest Festo division to have signed a sole agency agreement with GSR Ventiltechnik, Germany. This agreement gives Festo South Africa the sole distributorship of GSR products […]