Posts tagged as IDC

Innovation is key to sustain SA

by Geoffrey Qhena, CEO, Industrial Development Corporation The frailty of the global economy in the wake of the recession has made innovation an imperative for companies looking to withstand 21st century business challenges. There is no doubt that the ability to innovate in general plays an important role in a country‚Äôs ability to sustain its […]

SA not just a cheap labour pool

Dear Editor For the electronics industry 2013 started well. New life has been breathed into the manufacturing sector in the Western Cape with the opening of a plant that is assembling fully knocked down kits from the Far East. The deal was made possible by the tireless work of the Department of Trade and Industry […]

New developments with SCADA and PLC

by Arthur Bosman, GE Intelligent Platforms Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems have been around for nearly 50 years, and they are arguably two of the most widely used products in industrial automation. The functionalities of both PLCs and SCADA have evolved over the years with the changing needs […]