Schneider Electric brings a new era of automation control with the Modicon M580

  Johannesburg South Africa, 16 April 2019; Schneider Electric’s new high-end Modicon M580 Ethernet programmable automation controller (ePAC) features redundant processors, native Ethernet, and cybersecurity embedded into its very core. It combines native Ethernet capabilities, high performance, high availability for processors and networks, improved industrial cybersecurity, greater flexibility in design and improved agility for operations. The Internet of things (IoT), is the extension of Internet connectivity into a plethora of devices and everyday objects we rely on to run our homes and businesses. Fitted with sensors and Internet connectivity, these…

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First Cut and Messer – a ‘heavy-duty’ quality combination for state-of-the-art steel fabrication

For more than 60 years, First Cut has been South Africa’s foremost distributor of capital equipment and related cutting consumables; and has an enviable portfolio of international principals which are world leaders in their particular fields. However, there was one area which First Cut sought to augment, and that was the cutting of thicker steel plate. To provide this solution, First Cut recently concluded a mutually beneficial agreement with the company Messer Cutting Systems in Europe, to take over the latter’s South African operation. Messer has had a presence in…

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