Posts tagged as Automation

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 – […]

Safety is not the only driver of automation and robotics in mining

  With frequent – and now in some sectors of the mining industry, ongoing – strikes the question arises: should more automation be deployed in mines?  I posed this question to Dr. Declan Vogt , strategic research manager at the CSIR Centre for Mining Innovation.  “I believe that it is the way we are heading!”  […]

Programmable automation controllers

  Designed to meet the growing need for a higher performance controller in a compact and affordable package, Rockwell Automation has launched the new Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5370 L3 programmable automation controllers (PAC). Sitting in the higher end of the new midrange PAC offering from Rockwell Automation, this  range has been developed for applications that require […]

Automation, control and measurement light curtain

ReeR’s Metron automation, control and measurement light curtain can provide real time information to a PLC or PC. It can detect the presence or absence of objects, perform a count, detect a position, shape or profile, as well as measure dimensions. All operating functions are integrated into the receiver, therefore it needs no external control unit. This light […]