PCB workshops to be held

  ASIC Design Services, together withDownStream Technologies is hosting a series of workshops featuring BluePrint, the PCB documentation software solution from DownStream Technologies. BluePrint allows PCB designers to quickly create PCB documentation to drive fabrication, inspection and assembly processes.  Joe Clark, VP of DownStream Technologies, will deliver a product presentation over breakfast. This will be […]

Smart data improves the performance of industrial plants

  The Siemens Customer Services Division provides companies with data-driven services which make industrial processes transparent. These services enable well-founded decisions to be taken at all times. This involves acquiring, filtering and structuring production and process data, which can then be converted into specific added value for the customer. This turns “big data” into “smart […]

Expanded software now available in sub-Saharan and South Africa

  As manufacturers increasingly turn to performance metrics and data analytics to optimise operations, Rockwell Automation is making systems that gather, analyse, contextualise and share intelligence easier to design and use. This newly expanded FactoryTalk software is now available in sub-Saharan and South Africa, and allows customers to deploy only what they need to meet […]

Transmitting video from cameras to Winter Games centre

  Telit Wireless Solutions recently announced the application of its GT863 HSPA+ terminal to handle high-speed mobile data connection from about 1300 buses to the Winter Games security and surveillance service centre. The buses are an integral part of the infrastructure in place to support athletes and visitors at Sochi’s 2014 Winter Olympic Games and […]

Electronic component distribution agreement

  RS Components has signed a distribution agreement with RepRapPro t0 deliver affordable, open-source, self-replicating 3D printing technology to engineers worldwide. The completion of the deal coincides with the launch of the RepRapPro Ormerod low cost 3D printer, which is available from RS.  It is said that 3D printing is fast becoming an essential part […]

Intrinsically safe Ethernet gives access to Zone 1 and Zone 0 hazardous areas

  MTL Instruments has announced the release of its 9400 series intrinsically safe (IS) Ethernet range and the launch of an enhanced power supply, 9491-IS, which incorporates MTL’s patented fast switch technology. The 9400 IS Ethernet range of hardware devices that can deliver IS Ethernet into Zone 1 and Zone 0 hazardous areas. The deployment […]

Wonderware training schedule

  The courses detailed below will enable users to take full advantage of their Wonderware Systems and be able to maintain systems correctly. They are categorised by the type of software that a user uses and/or their role within their organisations. The courses are offered at the company’s training centre in Bedfordview. Regional training in Durban, Cape Town and […]

New I/O modules extends system functions

  The new SafetyBridge I/O modules from Phoenix Contact expand the network-independent SafetyBridge system in terms of flexibility, functionality, and application areas. The new modules include a safe input module with added inputs, as well as a new logic module with extensive functional upgrades. The logic module can now communicate with up to 16 remote […]

Router/switch all-in-one cyber security solution

  Moxa has announced a new addition to its Gigabit-performance cyber security family: the EDR-810 series. This new product is an industrial multiport secure router with Firewall/NAT/VPN and managed L2 switching functions, which allow the EDR-810 to transmit data efficiently while protecting the network and critical devices from cyber attacks. The EDR-810’s integration of security and […]

Multi-core processors for medium performance controllers

  Beckhoff  has presented a new embedded PC series, the CX5100. With the introduction of the latest Intel Atom CPUs, multi-core technology is now also available for controllers in the medium performance class. The 22 nm technology with the new Atom processors results in higher performance while maintaining the same exceptional thermal balance. All devices […]