Posts tagged as SAIMC

Calibration: a quality driver!

Is calibration a quality driver or a necessary evil? This was the subject of an interesting presentation by Lloyd Townsend of Wika Instruments. The company hosted the SAIMC Tshwane branch July technical evening, and the presentation was followed by an enlightening debate. Almost 500 years ago, the Egyptians already knew that calibration is a quality […]

SAIMC Johannesburg branch talks IIoT

The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) Johannesburg branch monthly technical evening took place on 14 March at the Bryanston Sports Club. Anne de Beer welcomed the guests to her first event since taking up the position of Johannesburg branch chairperson, replacing Mike Banda. The well-attended event was hosted by RJ Connect, featuring […]

SAIMC Johannesburg welcomes new chairperson at AGM

The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) Johannesburg branch recently held its annual general meeting (AGM) for 2018. Branch chairperson Mike Banda opened the meeting by thanking all members, patron members and sponsors for their support in making 2017 a success. The financial overview showed that there was a drop in golf day […]

SAIMC discussion on how calibration drives quality

At the August 2017 SAIMC Johannesburg branch meeting, Lloyd Townsend, market segment specialist: food and pharmaceuticals at host company Wika Instruments, posed the question of whether calibration is a necessary evil or whether it drives quality. The purpose and significance of the various elements of calibration, verification and adjustment were discussed; and that typically, adjustment is followed by […]