OMRON has launched the NJ501-R Robotic Integrated Controller, a world first and based on OMRON’s industry leading NJ series of machine controllers for industrial automation. With the integrated controller, it is possible to automate advanced and complex manual work, simulate the design and modification of production facilities in a virtual environment, and conduct maintenance remotely.

As South Africa – and the world at large – face growing concerns regarding human and environmental health, conversations about our most precious resource – water – should be front and centre in tackling the challenges ahead. Recognising the importance of water, and the need for responsible and sustainable management of this resource, the focus should be on how to do more with less, as our water sources become increasingly limited.

Dr Karl Weber, an expert in industrial communication at Beckhoff Automation, has been appointed to the IEEE SA (Standards Association) Standards Board (SASB). He is one of two Europeans among the 24 IEEE SASB experts. This board of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the world’s largest professional association of electrical and information technology engineers, decides on all project plans and approvals of standards.

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