July Technology Evening


At the July Technology Evening, Kevin Preston, business unit manager at Phoenix Contact, presented the full gambit of industrial wireless technology in the automation field and addressed the various technologies and topologies from Trusted Wireless, Industrial Bluetooth, Wireless LAN/ Ethernet, 3G/ GSM based systems and Wireless HART.

 These technologies all co-exist in the same frequency band, are licence free and are not affected by electromagnetic interference from plant and machinery. All these systems are capable of being integrated into existing networks and are compatible with all SCADA, DCS and PLC suppliers.

These technologies are growing in popularity for their security, cost effectiveness and ease of installation in many applications. Included in the presentation were case studies which covered some typical applications, giving the pros and cons in each case.

The Johannesburg branch thanks Kevin Preston for this informative presentation.


Forthcoming Events


Golf Day:

one of the most fun days on the SAIMC calendar. Book Friday, August 3, now! Treat your staff or customers, and don’t forget sponsorship opportunities like watering holes where you get to see everyone.

For more information please contact:

Roxanne Bredenkamp 078079 2296 or


SAIMC Annual Banquet:

The SAIMC Annual Banquet is on 25 October at the Rand Club.


October Fest:

The branch is planning a ‘Beer fest’ at Gillroys.