Global award for municipality’s ICT innovation

Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality (EMM) received the Customer Innovation Award in the digital transformation category at Software AG’s Innovation World 2013 event. The company won the award for using Software AG technology to increase and accelerate service delivery to South African citizens. Chosen from dozens of global nominations, EMM was announced as the digital transformation award […]

Update on the latest solution offerings

Johann Pienaar of Iritron, Deon Barnard, Didier Collas, Mike le Plastrier and Jaco Markwat of Wonderware and Dawid Sadie of Invensys Systems. Wonderware Southern Africa held its Maximyse Partner Conference October 2012 to a record audience of industrial automation professionals. Said to be the largest conference of its type in South Africa, it is designed […]

Digital measurement made simple

Built for logging and recording measurement data, the Lorenz LCV-USB2 digital amplifier from Elexsys allows users to easily monitor and record measurement values from sensors such as load cells, force and torque transducers. The LCV-USB2 is available with strain, voltage, or current input, and includes free PC software for data analysis. Lorenz Messtechnik operates as […]

Data centre infrastructure investment

Teraco’s Cape Town data centre continues to grow on the back of strong demand for vendor-neutral data centre colocation services. The facility, situated in Rondebosch, first opened its doors in February 2009. Corporate clients are only a cable away from a provider of choice, with a selection of over 30 local and global carriers such […]

Panel computer for oil and gas applications

Moxa has launched its new Zone 2 panel computer, the EXPC-1319, designed especially for use in oil and gas installations and other hazardous industrial locations. After extensive testing, the EXPC-1319 has demonstrated compliance with UL Class 1 Division 2, Atex Zone 2, and the IECEx hazardous locations standards. The EXPC-1319 features a wide, basic temperature […]

New infrastructure management platform

HP recently unveiled HP OneView, an infrastructure management platform for HP converged infrastructure that simplifies the most basic steps that underlay all data centre processes – allowing IT teams to dramatically improve  operations while reducing costs and manual errors that cause downtime. The proliferation of as-a-service technology, an influx of tech-savvy workers and an increase […]

Brazilian production facility for measuring instruments

The Endress+Hauser Group has strengthened its position in the South American market by investing over €8-million in a new production facility for flow, level and pressure measuring instruments in Brazil. The plant in Itatiba, around 100 km north of São Paulo, has now been inaugurated. Endress+Hauser has operated in Latin America’s biggest country, Brazil, for […]

Object detection in materials handling

Countapulse Controls reports that the new Leuze cylindrical sensors offer a higher mechanical strength than the standard sensors. Engineered for particularly arduous conditions, the Leuze 328 series sensor is based on the optical platform of the well-known standard 318B series. However, this new device features a metal sleeve in the housing. The operational sensors available […]

Web-based alarm management system introduced

Ametek Power Instruments has introduced an advanced web-based alarm management system that provides annunciator functions and sequence of events recording from the same field input. The DMS3K is a distributed alarm management system that captures alarms from digital or analogue inputs, displays alarms on the built-in web server, and provides outputs to remote annunciator displays […]

Heat-shrinkable tube absorber

Wave-X Heat is an EMI absorber innovation from ARC Technologies. A heat-shrinkable tube absorber, it is designed to integrate seamlessly with your wire and cable assemblies, neatly sealing junctions and connector interfaces – while absorbing unwanted EMI interference. EMI interference, both conducted and radiated, is a common problem with wires, cables and interconnects. A traditional […]