View icon maroon

Electricity Control June 2019In the context of increasing automation in industry, industrial robots are seen by some as a potential threat, by others as intelligent assistants. In this issue of Electricity + Control we look at the future of collaborative robots which are designed to work with people and offer valuable advantages for high-mix low-volume production, as well as in materials handling across manufacturing industries. We also look at sensors as a critical element in control systems and automation, serving as collectors and transmitters of data – on industrial processes as well as on their own status – and the communication technologies and channels best suited to transferring this data to where it is needed.

View icon maroon

Electricity and Control May 2019In this May issue of Electricity+Control we look at some of the new developments in automation and control systems and technologies launched at Hannover Messe 2019 – pointing the way to Industry 4.0.

Analytical instruments and intelligent sensors have become an essential component of automation systems and are key to collecting operations data that can drive improvements in product quality, production efficiencies and plant longevity.

View icon maroon

Electricity and Control April 2019Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) is the new catchphrase in industrial automation. The concept and its benefits are presented in our opening article in the April feature on control systems and automation. We also consider the advantages of adopting a recognised IT platform and operating system, with expert support, to automate condition monitoring and optimise production uptime. We take a closer look at safety standards relating to low voltage switchgear and controlgear assemblies and the production of transformers and miniature substations to meet specific standards and applications.

View icon maroon

Electricity and Control March 2019In this issue of Electricity + Control we look to the future of industry in terms of energy management and environmental engineering – and the real potential for green manufacturing – as well as the move towards mainstreaming of edge computing in Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things. At the same time, taking care of existing assets, attending to plant maintenance, safety and appropriate technologies for high risk processes and hazardous areas, remain fundamental to plant longevity and industry efficiencies. In his comment, Ian Jandrell highlights the risks of neglecting maintenance – the evidence is clear for all of us to see. With regard to equipment and instrumentation we focus on drives, motors + switchgear and temperature measurement.

View icon maroon

Electricity and Control February 2019One of Iceland’s most active volcanoes, Hekla, has been quiet for the past 19 years. While this is good news for visitors to the crater rim, it makes geophysicists nervous because it could erupt at any minute. In the hope of warning people in advance, geophysicist Martin Möllhoff and his team have installed six seismometers that will detect tremors in the ground and alert visitors to danger. The installation required specific cables to undertake the work required and to survive the punishing environment. This fascinating article is the primary focus of Cables + Accessories.

More Articles ...

CONTACT

Editor
Leigh Darroll
Email: ec@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
Fax: +27 11 615-6108

Advertising Manager
Helen Couvaras
Email: helencou@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
Fax: +27 11 615-6108

Advertising Manager
Heidi Jandrell
Email: heidij@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
Fax: +27 11 615-6108


More Info