AOG improves control centre performance

  Converting standard HMI to advanced operating graphics (AOG) can improve overall baseline efficiency of a control centre by as much as 25%. Safe and efficient operations rely on control room operator staff being able to quickly identify potential process deviations before the situation reaches an unsafe or undesirable production condition. Ilbehr Theron of Yokogawa […]

Contribute from your CSI budget to inspire young scientists

  At industry conferences held in recent months, there have been urgent calls for companies to contribute some of their corporate social investment (CSI) activities to projects that encourage science projects at school level. Spokespeople for several industry associations and tertiary institutions agreed that South Africa’s skills shortages are not being addressed timeously in the […]

Local perspective on the automation and digitalisation industry

  On 29 June 2017, EE Publishers’ Chris Yelland interviewed Ralf Leinen, head of Digital Factory, Process Industries and Drives, Siemens South Africa. They discussed automation in the South African manufacturing and mining sectors and touched on the education system required to produce talent for the automation and digitalisation industry. Leinen comes from Germany and […]

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