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Jan/Feb Edition 14.1 - 2017

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Join us on Social Media 011 083 5125 aign for 2017 African Petrochemicals IOS App is now available for download on your Iphone! A RADAR LEVEL SENSOR FOR WATER AT THE COST OF ULTRASONIC “I believe that 80% of all level measurement sensors sold within the next three years will be radar sensors, making ultrasonic technology obsolete”, declared John Groom, VEGA Group Director, for Africa at the launch of VEGA’s latest radar sensor the VEGAPULS WL S 61. Speaking at the Roodepoort Golf Club where the launch took place, John Groom reminded the assembled guests that when VEGA launched the VEGAPULS 64 in 2016, a new standard was set for radar sensors. This was the first radar sensor that operated at a frequency of 80 GHz, producing a beam angle of just 3°. The focused beam angle allows the sensor to be used in vessels with internal installations or heavy build up on the walls, producing accurate measurements even with foam, condensation or turbulent product surfaces. With the new entrant to the market, the VEGAPULS WL S 61 has reached what John Groom refers to as the ‘holy grail’ of achievement in the development of radar technology. Designed specifically for the water supply and sewerage sectors, this radar sensor comes with an equivalent price tag to the ultrasonic sensors, but with so many more added advantages. The WL S 61 comes standard with built-in Bluetooth capability, a submersion-proof housing and an encapsulated antenna system. Mounting options include a wall holder and a ceiling reflector for awkward angles. The integrated Bluetooth module enables wireless communication with a smart phone, tablet or PC, making commissioning of the instrument and diagnosis of operating parameters simpler and safer. As an aside, VEGA guarantees that Bluetooth can be retrofitted to any of their sensors sold since 1999. Business Development Manager Frikkie Streicher, ably assisted by his team of three engineers, demonstrated how simple it was to calibrate the VEGAPULS WL S 61. They proved that indeed this instrument is the universal level sensor for water and waste water, at a 30% reduction in previous costs for radar sensors. Contact: Chantal Groom on 011 795 3249 or email GHM SIM-1 SENSOR SIMULATOR INTRODUCED TO SOUTH AFRICA The SIM-1 SensorSimulator, from GHM Messtechnik, offers engineers working across all sectors of industry a quality handheld device with superior functionality supported by the latest available measurement technology. recognised supplier of measurement components and systems for industrial applications in development, manufacturing, and testing” said Jan Grobler, Managing Director of GHM Messtechnik SA. “The SIM-1 SensorSimulator measures / simulates loop calibrations on PLC systems with great accuracy. Research and development has greatly enhanced the device's measurement capability. It is compact and easy to operate, protected in a robust silicone case, and offers simulations of various sensors such as strain gauge, Pt100 and TC” said Grobler. The GHM SensorSimulator issues various current and voltage signals. With additional return measurement of feed voltages / currents; the SIM-1 SensorSimulator can also provide optimal, true-tothe-original simulation of sensors like Pt100 and strain gauge sensors. The SensorSimulator can be used to compare and check displays and measuring transducers. The device has a transmitter and measuring function for voltages and currents. It has a graphic LCD, compact dimensions and is battery-powered. “We believe that the introduction of the SIM-1 SensorSimulator to the South African market raises the benchmark in high accuracy measurement testing devices” concluded Grobler. IMTRON Messtechnik GmbH was founded in 1994 and applications are in the processing and acquisition of physical parameters like pressure, temperature, distance, angle, current, voltage and torque. They also supply high accuracy professional test bench measurement analytical devices. GHM Messtechnik South Africa is part of GHM Messtechnik GmbH, an amalgamation of globally renowned companies comprising: Greisinger Electronic, Honsberg Instruments, Martens Elektronik, Imtron, T & A (Telemetry & Automation) and Delta Ohm (Italy). GHM Messtechnik South Africa Tel: 011 902 0158 email: 6 “GHM Messtechnik is renowned for its quality measurement offerings, and the SIM-1 SensorSimulator manufactured by IMTRON, part of the GHM Messtechnik stable of companies, is a


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