Posts tagged as Automation

Trends from the automation capital

  The buzzwords at this year’s SPS IPC Drives Exhibition in Germany were “energy” and “data”. Economic pressures, environmental consciousness and regulations have influenced product and service designs, and shifted the focus to technology optimisation. Automation trade fairs and conferences are good indicators of shifting trends in the market, and the SPS IPC Drives Exhibition […]

In conversation with Dave Wibberley, MD Adroit Technologies and chairman of IIG: The future of innovation lies with small companies

  In my conversation with Dave Wibberley, we spent a fair amount of time discussing innovation and how South African industry rates today. Wibberley said that if he had been asked the question ten years ago he would have said that South Africa was leading the way in this regard. “There is one thing about […]

Prize-winning industrial design

  Five Siemens industry sector products have received the iF product design award for 2014. The winning products are the distributed I/O Simatic ET200 eco PN; the Industrial Ethernet switch Scalance XM400; the Simotics FD motor series; the Sinamics G110M frequency converter; and the LMS Soundbrush sound measurement system. The judges were impressed by the design of the products taking […]

Afrilek: Workshop and seminar schedule

  Afrilek Automation will be running a number of workshops and seminars from May throughout the year and into 2015.  The following topics will be covered in 2014, in the respective months: 21  May- Technical seminar on Siemens PCS7, providing insight to PCS7 control and safety, PCS7 reporting, maintenance and add ons 28 May – […]