Articles: Vector

Scanner for use in flour silos

Flour is difficult to measure using technologies such as ultrasonic, radar, laser and even guided wave radar. Ultrasonic, radar and laser all fail due to the amount of dust present in the silo, especially during filling. The guided wave radar also fails as it only measures a single point inside the silo. It gets dirty […]

Wireless sensor networks agreement

Instrotech now represents French wireless sensor networks company, BeanAir. Its technology is based on IEEE 802.15.4 and GSM/GPRS wireless protocol and is present on advanced WSN applications auch as embedded measurement, engineering structure and technical building management, industrial process as well as isolated sites and harsh environments. BeanAir manufactures wireless sensors for both dynamic measurement […]

Protecting and positioning in one device

In-plant logistics solutions increasingly use self-driving shuttle systems, known as side-tracking skates, between the conveyors. More and more areas are being automated where products were traditionally moved manually or by forklift truck to intermediate buffers or transported to packaging lines. This level of automation with shuttle systems, generally known also as side-tracking skates or distribution […]

COP17 Baobab a symbol of commitment to sustainability

UN leaders, environmental activists and media from around the world gathered at the 17th Conference of the Parties of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP17), at Durban last year. The heavy rains and strong winds during that period emphasised the challenges presented by climate change and the issues at stake that were discussed […]

Ten tips to grow your business

In their article, “Ten tips for growing your electrical business in lean times” published in Electrical Construction & Maintenance (EC&M) magazine, David Brown and Sheila Burres of D. Brown Management list ten marketing steps that can help deliver consistent results for growing your company in these challenging economic times. Tip 1: Pamper your contact database […]

Free State and Northern Cape

General issues From the region and all the members we would like to congratulate Mark Mfikoe, Cliffy Davis and Michael Straton with their election as president, first vice-president and second vice-president respectively for 2012.  I wish all our members, office bearers and ECA (SA) staff a very prosperous 2012. The provisional meeting dates for the […]

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Bernie Carr

Bernie Carr was born in the East End of London in 1948, just after World War II, and spent his early years exploring bomb sites and collecting “odd bits of machinery” to take home and dismantle. Bernie Carr He attended a technical high school where he tried out the “traditional” trades. His carpentry teacher tried […]

News from the East/South Cape

A cheque for R7000 from the ECA (SA) was handed over to Alison Bricknell at the Ithemba Lam baby transition home,  Port Elizabeth, on 13 December 2011. Lucas Bowles, regional director, Eastern and South Cape, confirmed that the donation represented the surplus funds generated at the annual ECA Golf Day held at the Uitenhage Golf […]

Condition monitoring systems

Bearing Man Group has extended its range of SPM condition monitoring systems to include the Vibchecker and Bearingchecker portable instruments designed for use in potentially explosive environments. They are said to be effective in condition based maintenance programmes, where a customer is alerted about maintenance needs on a scheduled, rather than a breakdown basis. Contact […]