Posts tagged as time

Tiny switches for precise motion control

  Time synchronisation is increasingly important for distributed systems in industrial automation. To meet this need, Moxa has implemented the latest precision time protocol (PTP) technology in their new line of EDS-405A-PTP switches. The switches support the IEEE 1588v2 real-time clock, which is required to synchronise the clocks of all connected devices to sub-microsecond accuracy. The […]

Using net-metering and time-of-use tariffs with small scale embedded generation

  The publication by NERSA of a study document on small embedded renewable generators covering a proposed simplified net-metering (NM) system [1] has been greeted with enthusiasm by the industry, giving a measure of certainty to the way forward. However, the announcement by the City of Johannesburg (CoJ) that it will introduce time-of-use metering on […]

Delay in first synchronisation of Unit 6 at Medupi likely

  At a briefing by Eskom’s Medupi project manager, Roman Crookes, and the head of capital projects, Dan Morakane, it was indicated that a further delay in the first synchronisation of Unit 6 at Medupi power station is increasingly likely, and that the minister of Public Enterprises and other key stakeholders were being informed of […]