Schneider Electric innovations shine in Germany

In an ever-changing digital world, for everything from new business models and new consumer technologies to new infrastructure, energy and power systems – the digital transformation is inescapable. The fourth industrial revolution, or smart manufacturing, has accelerated the move to digital technologies that offer a competitive advantage to every company and every geographical zone that adopts them.   Augmented reality, IoT, IIoT, machine learning and predictive maintenance are making companies more efficient and innovative, boosting their competitive advantage. Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management…

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Yokogawa Adds Network Function to UTAdvanced Series UM33A Digital Indicator –A solution that is both easy to install and cost effective –

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that it has added a network function to the UM33A digital indicator with alarms, a product in the UTAdvanced controller series, and will release this to the market on May 7.   With this network function, a single UM33A digital indicator can receive, process, and sequentially display data from up to eight sensors. The enhanced UM33A is an easy to install and cost effective solution that enables the monitoring of data from multiple field sensors. By improving the functions of its UTAdvanced product line,…

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Monitoring the molecules: RTS Africa’s Neo Monitors LaserGas analysers offer accurate real-time gas level monitoring for industry

Since its founding, innovation has been the hallmark of RTS Africa Engineering, a Tshwane-based company specialising in innovative technologies which provide solutions to industrial challenges. RTS Africa has not only imported many new technologies from its portfolio of well-established and highly reputable overseas principals; but, in-house, has developed ground-breaking solutions to industrial challenges such as the removal of dust from air flows. “In the day-to-day operation of industry, vast quantities of fossil fuel are burned,” explains Ian Fraser, MD of RTS Africa Engineering. “If the combustion process is inefficient, the…

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Optimise sheet metal handling with new Schmalz suction cup from Tectra Automation

Tectra Automation, part of the Hytec Group, has introduced the new SAX bell-shaped suction cup from Schmalz to its range of vacuum components. It is a single-piece suction cup with a vulcanised connection nipple made of reinforced plastic. Available with various connection types, it comes in seven sizes with suction diameters of 30, 40, 50, 60, 80, 100 and 115 mm.   The wear-resistant Elastodur construction provides the SAX with a service life considerably longer than that of comparable materials, providing product longevity. The cups long stroke allows it to…

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Yokogawa Releases Plant Resource Manager (PRM®) R4.01–New maintenance and operations support function for the display of statistical information on the status of all plant devices”

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces the April 12 release of version R4.01 of its Plant Resource Manager (PRM®) software tool for centrally managing large amounts of data from plant monitoring and control devices as well as manufacturing equipment. PRM R4.01, an upgrade to R3.31, has been significantly enhanced with a new function that provides statistical data needed to identify the overall status of the devices in a plant. Through the provision of information that is essential for efficient maintenance and optimum operations, this new PRM release will help to…

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Water – heart of sustainable development

    Johannesburg South Africa, 09 March 2018   World Water Day is celebrated on 22 March every year, and each year it highlights a specific aspect of fresh water. This year’s theme is ‘Nature for Water’, which will be amplified through the South African Department of Water and Sanitation’s National Water Week awareness campaign from 18-24 March 2018.   “These campaigns serve as a powerful reminder of the value of water and the role it plays in Sustainable Development Goal 6, growth of the economy and the eradication of…

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Yokogawa Releases CellLibrarianTM High-content Data Management System – For improved efficiency in drug discovery and biological and medical research through the uniform management of microscopic images–

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces the release of the CellLibrarianTM high-content data management system. This system facilitates the retrieval and categorization of huge volumes of microscopic images taken for drug discovery and biological and medical research by ensuring that this data is managed in a uniform manner. The CellLibrarian image data management system is intended for use with Yokogawa’s CellVoyager series high-throughput cytological discovery systems. By offering both solutions, Yokogawa will be able to help its customers improve efficiency and accelerate their research.   High content analysis (HCA) systems…

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“Anglo American Platinum and Yokogawa Forging a New Way Forward – Mining Opportunities with new local business entity”

Strategic Alliance: Back from left: Fazel Majlessi, senior executive manager at Yokogawa SA; Vinesh Maharaj, senior manager at Yokogawa SA; and Donald Mokomane, regional local procurement manager at Platinum’s Rustenburg Multi-Purpose Hub. Front from left: Theko Letsie, business development director; and Lesley Kennedy Pholose, public relations manager, both from 3E Control and Instrumentation.   Yokogawa South Africa is proud to announce the signing of a distributor agreement with 3E Control and Instrumentation (3E C&I) to support local business development by the supply of their wide range of instrumentation products in…

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Completion of the combination between Schneider Electric industrial software business and AVEVA

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of Energy Management and Automation, announced the completion of the combination between AVEVA and the Schneider Electric industrial software business. The combination creates a global leader in engineering and industrial software with scale and relevance in key markets as well as an unmatched set of solutions covering all aspects of digital asset management from process simulation to design, construction and manufacturing operations management and optimisation. It will enhance the value proposition of Schneider Electric’s Industrial IOT platform (EcoStruxure) for industrial & infrastructure…

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Tectra Automation boosts process industry with ex-stock OMAL ball valves

OMAL’s Thor split body stainless steel valves can handle extremely aggressive fluids in process applications.

Enhanced performance, greater reliability and longer life: that’s the reputation OMAL’s ball valves have built across the world’s process industries over the last 30 years. OMAL manufactures a complete range of ball valves for the process industry, which are distributed in sub-Saharan Africa exclusively by drive and control automation specialists Tectra Automation. The company maintains a number of these valves ex-stock, including wafer and split wafer valves and Thor Split Body valves in both carbon steel and stainless steel versions. The valves are ideal for a wide range of media,…

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