Posts tagged as SAIMC

SAIMC: Hose technology unpacked

  The May 2016 SAIMC Johannesburg branch meeting saw an interesting presentation by Mike van Eck of Swagelok on the essentials of hose. He updated the audience on the selection of hose for various applications, with their pros and cons. Under discussion were hoses and flexible tubing, measurement devices and pre-engineered subsystems; how to select […]

Bloodhound motivates SAIMC members

      The SAIMC Johannesburg technology evening featured an exciting project that’s been in the making for a number of years; the land speed record attempt by Bloodhound SSC. The evening brought out more members than usual, with a number of visiting young engineers. Dave Rowley, of the education team at Bloodhound SSC, gave […]

Presentation on energy saving with VSDs

At the recent Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) technology evening, held on 9 March, Rowan Krebbs, of Adroit Technologies, gave a presentation on energy saving with variable speed drives (VSDs). A VSD is a type of adjustable-speed drive used in electro-mechanical drive systems to control AC motor speed and torque by varying motor […]

SAIMC Johannesburg elects new chairperson

The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC), Johannesburg branch elected a new chairperson at its AGM held in Bryanston on 10 February 2016. Outgoing chairperson Eric Carter handed over to former secretary Mike Banda. Other committee changes included; Alvin Seitz stepping down as treasurer and Cheryl Hird taking over as treasurer, with Elri […]

The challenge of standards and certification

The Society for Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control (SAIMC) president Vinesh Maharaj recently inducted Gary Friend as a Fellow of the Institute for his work on SABS technical committees reviewing international IEC specifications to be adopted as South African standards. SABS TC65 was in existence due to the activities of SAFA (South African Flameproof Association) […]

A year of achievements celebrated at annual banquet

  SAIMC president Vinesh Maharaj, in his presidential overview at the annual banquet held on Friday 2 October in Johannesburg,  said  that during the past year the institute has made progress on several fronts. He said the African Automation Fair 2015 held in May had been an outstanding success with over 4399 visitors which is […]

Towards more effective training models

  Endress+Hauser hosted a talk on “Training vs Learning” during the Africa Automation Fair which took place from 5 to 7 May 2015. The talk focused on new training models which are needed in the field of instrumentation and control, and speakers also urged employers in attendance to implement these new models. Dr. Holger Knau, […]