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African Petrochemicals Jan/Feb Edition 15_1 {2018}

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Proudly hosted by The African Petrochemical Roadshow offers a diagonal slice of the industry, showcasing and highlighting multiple products, services and expertise available to the Petrochemical Industry, General Engineering, Mining and Power Generation sectors. Please contact us for further information 011 083 5125 Upcoming 2018 Roadshows Sasolburg Petrochemical Roadshow 15 March 2018 Flavius Mareka College Hall Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow 28 June 2018 Sasol Recreation Club The Engineering, Procuremant & Construction Expo Gauteng 30 August 2018 Leeuwkop Golf Club, Kyalami Mosselbay Petrochemical Roadshow October 2018 Mosselbay Civic Centre Germiston Independent Power Providers 4.0 Africa Roadshow 25 October 2018 Victoria Lake Club Durban Petrochemical Roadshow 1 November 2018 Amanzimtoti Civic Centre Dates are subject to change 30 August 2018 THE ENGINEERING, PROCUREMENT & CONSTRUCTION EXPO The Engineering, Procurement and Construction Expo This is the only expo hosted specifically for the Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) Industries in Gauteng. The show is an ideal business to business networking opportunity. 14

Completely transparent production RFID for reliable product traceability The RFU65x is a measuring RFID device with integrated passage and direction detection. SICK is showcasing completely transparent production based on new RFU65x RFID read / write device. This product detects transponders at long range, recording the direction in which the objects are moving at the same time. The associated user data can be sent directly to an ERP or MES system. This reduces processing times and increases production efficiency. Identification and location solutions that combine maximum availability with a transparent material flow are vital for effective product traceability. Conventional RFID devices record RFID tags over long distances depending on sender power, aperture angle, tag properties, and application environment. Until now, directions of movement could only be derived by using additional, external antennae and intelligent algorithms. With the new technology supported by the RFU65x, both position and angle can be determined and direction of movement can be detected. Even transponders which are moving in opposite directions at the same time can be detected and their directions of movement recorded. The operating range of the RFU65x covers an angle of +/- 45° with a typical sensing range of up to five metres. RFID tags are recorded below a certain measuring angle in relation to the zero point of the reader. Algorithms can be used to derive instances of passage – including the direction of movement – from the various measuring points. The RFU65x RFID read / write device thus saves space, time, and money in applications for identifying vehicles and vehicle parts. Although objects with transponders that are located in the immediate vicinity are identified, they are filtered out as “static” transponders and only used if required for diagnostic purposes. As well as cutting costs, the RFU65x also simplifies and accelerates application processes in logistics and the automotive industry. The ICASA-approved product family provides system integrators with the ability to install additional application software directly within variants of the RFU6xx. The user can develop and manage device-specific application software through the SICK development environment, and even transfer this to other devices. This can be facilitated via a range of programming techniques, including JAVA, LUA, and C++ (in the planning stages). The platform thus offers maximum flexibility to support solutions for the IT tasks of the future. About SICK Automation SICK is one of the world’s leading producers of sensors and sensor solutions for industrial applications. Founded in 1946 by Dr.-Ing. e. h. Erwin Sick, the company with headquarters in Waldkirch im Breisgau near Freiburg ranks among the technological market leaders. With more than 50 subsidiaries and equity investments as well as numerous agencies, SICK maintains a presence around the globe. In the fiscal year 2015, SICK had more than 7400 employees worldwide and achieved Group sales of just under EUR 1.3 billion. Additional information about SICK is available on the Internet at or by phone on +27 11 472 3733. Enquiries: Mark Madeley, Identification and Measuring National Product Manager, SICK Automation Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd. Tel: +27 11 472 3733 Fax: +27 11 472 3078 Email: Web: 15


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