Security a top trend for the future of IIoT

The effects of the Internet of Things (IoT) is something we experience in our everyday lives, with the proliferation of smart phones, cars, thermostats, and even smart refrigerators entering our homes. These smart devices provide us with a rich source of sensor data that can be networked, gathered and analysed by software to detect potential issues, allow us to work more productively and save more energy.   A less frequently talked about phenomenon, the Industrial IoT (IIoT), is the application of the same principles to a wide range of industrial…

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No ‘pipe dream’: Aegion SA’s trenchless pipeline rehabilitation technology offers ultra-fast, non-disruptive solution to Southern Africa’s ageing infrastructure

A major motivation for the establishment of leading local pipeline rehabilitation technology provider Aegion South Africa was the deteriorating state of much of Southern Africa’s pipeline infrastructure. In South Africa, for example, while there is currently an urgent drive to conserve water, much of the country’s usable water resource is lost through leaks in municipal pipeline networks; as well as through leaking sewers and storm water pipelines, with the attendant negative environmental impact. Conventional methods of repair involve digging up old pipelines and replacing them. However, in highly dense urban…

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RTS Africa’s Hy-Optima hydrogen analysers: optimised refinery operations, product and quality

The basic process of refining crude oil – fractional distillation – into useable product is reasonably simple. Crude oil contains various hydrocarbon compounds all of which condense at varying temperatures. The crude oil is heated in a column and the condensates are drawn off at different levels to produce – amongst others – raw petroleum, diesel and jet fuel products. However, it is after these fuels in their basic or ‘raw’ form have been produced, that the complexity and challenge arises. Each of these fuels or fractions has to be…

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Wireless Trends in 2017 Point to a 5G Future

Wireless technology is a pivotal tech corner, not just in the industrial space but also in our daily life. 5G networks are soon approaching and will create a faster wireless network. Even though we are only at the beginning of 2018, several major new trends in wireless technology already loom on the horizon. At the Consumer Technology Association Tech Trends Show in New York City last year, 5G technology was poised to be the disruptive trend, enabling new technology to communicate faster than ever before. Solutions that will be enabled…

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How Machine Intelligence will Revolutionize the Machines of the Future

What’s the difference between MI and AI, and how had the former changed how machines operate today? Despite the overwhelming impact of automation resulting from machine learning and artificial intelligence, it is already being used in several valuable ways. The global AI market is expected to reach nearly $59 billion by 2025. Recently, however, the hype around the term “machine learning” has caught the attention of industry experts and tech enthusiasts. The development of machine intelligence will change every aspect of our lives in future. That’s why it is imperative to…

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SINETECH: Eterbright CIGS thin-film solar panels the most sensible choice in almost any installation

Higher daily yields, higher shade tolerances and positive light-soaking effect add up to a faster time to break-even, which make Eterbright CIGS thin-film solar panels the most sensible choice in almost any installation. Click here to read about the performance of thin-film solar panels in Sinetech’s own testbed on the roof of its Randburg headquarters.                     * Prices quoted are Retail Prices. Registered Sinetech Dealers: Please enquire about Dealer Pricing. Prices are on current stock only. Ex-stock/ex-works Randburg. Subject to Sinetech’s…

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Game-changers for the manufacturing industry in 2018

IoT being built into the product design, manufacturers adopting a more service-centric business model and 3D-printing reaching the tipping point of realising business benefits on a large scale. These are the three game-changing trends that Antony Bourne, Global Industry Director of Industrial and High-tech Manufacturing at IFS, outlines for 2018. By the end of 2018 over 50 percent of manufacturers will be building IoT technology into the design phase of their products  When you think “IoT”, is your first thought newly affordable, available sensors being added to products after they’ve…

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Yokogawa Wins Control System Order for Water Source Facilities in Northwestern China’s Dushanzi District

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6841) announces that its subsidiary, Yokogawa China, has received an order from the Dushanzi Petrochemical Company, a subsidiary of PetroChina Company Limited, to deliver a control system for its water source facilities. This system will monitor and control various water source facilities managed by the Dushanzi Petrochemical Company in the Dushanzi District of Karamay, a city in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. The Dushanzi Petrochemical Company manages four sources that annually produce approximately 650 million m3 of water for use by its world-class Dushanzi petrochemical complex…

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Next-Gen On-Site Thermophilic Waste Digesting Extremophile Machine

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A UK specialist in the on-site reduction of solid and liquid organic waste, Advetec,  has launched the an evolution of its Bio-Thermic Digester (BTD) technology. The Advetec XO is designed to rapidly reduce the organic content within waste at source, cutting off-site transportation and processing costs and helping companies achieve zero waste to landfill. Designed initially for industrial food and drink manufacturers who currently pay for organic waste disposal to be collected and processed off-site, the Advetec XO is a small footprint, fully contained on-site solution, delivering a 60% to…

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“Advanced Distribution Management System” is the Schneider Electric response to these growing trends.

Increasing demand for reliable, safe and efficient operation of power grids leads network operators to search for an efficient operational platform, gathering all applications and solutions in one integrated platform, model and user interface. Consequently, the electricity market moves in the direction of integrated sophisticated software products, which may unify operation technologies (OT) and information technologies (IT) in the single platform. Proven and award winning “Advanced Distribution Management System” is the Schneider Electric response to these growing trends.   Schneider Electric’s Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) is a modern and…

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