Archive for July, 2012

Process control workshop

The South African Council for Automatic Control will be presenting a one day interactive workshop on modern techniques and software for process control on 25 September 2012 at JCCI in Auckland Park Johannesburg. The workshop will cover the fields of linear and nonlinear model predictive control. Each topic will be covered by an expert in […]

Telecoms in Africa – July 2012

Compiled by Matthew White, Iona Press Services Study highlights development potential of mobile comms A new World Bank study says that about three-quarters of planet’s population now have access to a mobile phone, and the mobile communications story is moving to a new level, which is not so much about the phone but how it […]


Sitecom high speed USB hub A new USB 3.0 hub with four ports to connect several USB devices simultaneously to a PC or ntebook offers transfer speed faster than USB 2.0. With up to 5 Gbps transfer speed, the time copying HD movies, photos and music is kept at an absolute minimum. Still, many recent […]

General purpose globe control valves

PSV Mitech’s general purpose Globe Control valves have been tried and tested in the industry. The standard PSV Mitech globe control valve can be used for many applications and offers high positioning accuracy and tight shut-off together with compact size and robust construction. Due to the modular design it can be easily adapted to satisfy […]

‘Adapt or Die’ 2012 Conference

The 2012 MESA SA Conference is scheduled for 13 and 14 November 2012 at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Gauteng, with the theme “Adapt or die”. On the first morning of the conference, MESA SA will run, for the first time in SA, an executive education program session designed by the MESA Global Education Program (GEP) […]

Contract for four-roller coal mill

As a supplier of vertical roller grinding mills, in November 2011 Loesche obtained a contract for the first ever four-roller coal mill for the injection of pulverised coal into a blast furnace (PCI technology). The Loesche Mill Type LM 43.4 D has a capacity of 120 t/h and will be installed in the iron and […]

Industry Alerts

55% of mobile devices using unprotected WiFi networks The data on most mobile devices could easily fall into the hands of cyber criminals. That’s the alarming conclusion reached by Kaspersky Lab experts based on research carried out by Harris Interactive in February-March 2012. The company surveyed almost 9000 consumers from the USA, Europe and Russia. […]

New SACAC Exco member

Dr. Kenny Uren is a senior lecturer at the department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the North-West University, Potchefstroom campus. His primary research focus is mathematical modelling and control of dynamic systems. He is a member of the McTronx research group headed by Prof. George  van Schoor, which has a strong base in the […]

Training solution

In keeping with its approach to move away from the conventional and inspire innovation, Foxit has launched KnowledgeWedge – a training solution that extracts the most relevant information from software to help users in any sized business. Foxit is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and service provider focused on Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) in business. The […]

Dissipative work surface mats

Dissipative work surface mats are available in on 1,2 m x 10 m rolls or can be cut to customer requirements. The stock sizes have two 7 mm connecting points on a short side and can be supplied as a work surface set with a common point ground, and a wrist band set (stretch adjustable […]