IBG
Automation S.I.

Unit 51 Ivy Park, Ivy Road (Gate No.1), Pinetown

tel:  
+27 31 701 1049
fax:  
+27 86 528 6261
cell:  
+27 83 289 0462
email:  
info@automationsi.co.za
url:  
www.automationsi.co.za

Core business offering: Supply of automation products - scada, PLCs, process control and industrial automation equipment.


Bosman, Karen
Accounts
info@automationsi.co.za
Schoeman, Johannes
Manager
jschoeman@automationsi.co.za
Schroeder, Roland
Manager
rschroeder@automationsi.co.za
Pro-Temp Automation
Pinetown
tel: +27 31 709 1028
fax: +27 31 709 1193
GE Intelligent Platforms
(Shared Agency, System Integrator)
Section - Computers & Software
-Computers
- desktop
- laptop
- servers
- tablet
- workstations
-Industrial computers
- Board level
- Compact, embeddable (PC/104, PCI, ISA bus) modules
- Explosion protected
- Flat-panel
- Pentium architecture
- PLC plug-in
- Rackmount
- RISC architecture
- Wall mounted, embeddable
- x86
-Input devices
- Joysticks
- Keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) extenders & switches
- Keyboards
- Mice, trackerballs
- Network interfaces (see I/O table)
- Touchscreens
-PC function cards, modules
- Counter/timer
- Graphics accelerator
- I/O (analog/digital)
- Memory, solid state disk
- Relay
-Peripherals
- CRT/LCD terminals
- Hot-swappable power supplies
- Monitors/display systems
- Printers
-Motion control system design
-Simulation systems
-Communication medium
- Copper
- Optical fibre
- Radio
-Communication standard
- Ethernet/IP
- Fieldbus
- Modbus
- Other
- RS232/485/422
-Distributed I/O systems
- PC-104 system
- PC-centric
- PLC-centric
-I/O blocks/modules
-Mounting methods
- DIN rail
- Panel/rack mount modules
- Plug in cards
-Operating features
- Diagnostic capability
- High temperature
- Intrinsically safe
- Sealed units
-Signal modules
- Analog
- Digital
- Mixed
-Applications
- Alarm management
- Asset management
- Batch production
- Calibration management
- Data acquisition, analysis
- Digital signal processing (DSP)
- Direct control
- Drivers
- Dynamic link to libraries (DLL)
- Expert systems
- Facility optimisation
- Link to windows databases
- Manufacturing execution systems (MES)
- MRP, tracking, business
- Operator interface
- Programming languages
- Soft PLC
- SPC/SQC
- System simulation/PID tuning
- Virtual instruments
-Datasharing
- Clipboard
- DDE
- OLE
- OPC clients
- OPC servers
-Language
- C, Pascal, etc
- Java
- MS Visual Basic
- OOP (e.g. Visual C++)
- PLC languages
-Network communications
- DSCNet
- Fieldbus
- Low-level networks
- NetBEUI
- TCP/IP
-Operating Systems
- .Net
-Operating systems
- DOS
- Java
- SPC
- Vx Works
- Windows 2000
- Windows CE
- Windows NT
- Windows XP
Section - Data Acquisition & Remote Control
-Barcode systems
- Automated
- Handheld
- Printers
-Ethernet-based systems
-In-transit temperature/event
-Logging printers
-Machine health monitoring
-PC based data acquisition
- A-D conversion boards
- automatic data acquisition
- data acquisition cards
- distributed data acquisition
- intranet system
- presentation/analysis software
-Portable data collection terminal
-Radio frequency tags
-Recorders
- events
- paperless
- videographic
-Standalone data loggers
-EDMS - Engineering Document Management Systems
-EMI - Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence
-Emissions management
-Maintenence management
-MES - Manufacturing Execution Systems
-MIS - Management Information Systems
-MRP - Manufacturing Resource Planning
-Operator training simulators
-Process simulation & design
-Process/capacity planning
-Product data interchange
-Production management systems
-Quality management
-Utility optimisation
-Warehouse management systems
-Monitors
- air quality
- chlorine
- dust
- effluent
- flame
- gas
- moisture
- vibration
- water quality
-Sampling equipment
- gases
- liquids
-Alarms
-Integration into MES and ERP systems
-Number of I/O points
- 0-1024
- 0-32
- 0-512
- 0-64k
- Unlimited
-Number of PLC or I/O drivers
- >640
- 0-16
- 16-64
- 64-640
-Operating system
- .Net
- Windows 2000
- Windows NT
-Redundancy
-Reports
-Standalone version available
-Cable telemetry
- copper wire
- Ethernet LAN
- fibre optic
-Radio telemetry
-Remote sensing & control
- cable link
- cellular
- from rotating shaft
- infrared (IR)
- radio link
Section - Miscellaneous Hardware
-Power
- Armoured
- PVC
- Silicon
-Signal
- Armoured
- Coaxial
- Computer, LAN
- Explosion proof / intrinsically safe
- High temperature
- Multiwire
- Optical fibre
- Screened
- Single conductor panel wires
- Temperature compensated cable
- Twisted pair
-Circular DIN, control
-Circular, mixed signal
-Circular, power
-Coaxial
-D-subminiature
-Explosion-proof
-Fieldbus interface
-Harsh environment
-High temperature
-I/O
-Optical fibre
-Rectangular, control, signal
-Rectangular, mixed signal
-Rectangular, power
-Thermocouple
-Watertight
-Batteries
- Primary
- Secondary (rechargeable)
-Battery chargers
-DC-DC converters
-Instrument power supplies
-Load management
-Mains AC-DC converters
-Mains/power conditioners
-Power factor correction
-Prepayment systems
-Solar energy converters
-Standby power generators
-Uninterruptible power supplies
-19" racking
-Accessories
-Boxes - electronics
- Metal construction
- Plastic construction
-Cabinets
- Explosion-protected
- Free-standing
- Industrial computers
- Wall mount
-Canopies
-Cases/housings
- Benchtop
- Card cages
- Portable
-Desks, consoles, furniture
-EMC control
- Shielded enclosures
-Enclosures (special)
- Corrosion proof
- Environmentally protected
-Intercom systems (industrial)
-Pole mount accessories
-Pole mount accessories (stainless steel)
-Sub-rack systems
-Thermal control
- Fans, blowers
-Heavy duty power switching
-Reed relays
- Dry-contact
-Relays
- DIN-rail mount
- General purpose, control
- Plug-in
- Solid state (zero-crossing)
- Time delay
-Switches
- Cam-operated
- Foot-operated
- Intrinsically safe
- Key-lock
- Magnetic
- Pushbutton-control
- Rocker
- Rotary selector
- Thumb-wheel encoded output
-Busbar
-Cable glands
-Cable grommets
-Cable jointing kits
-Cable sleeving
-Cable tie installing tools
-Cable ties
-Cable/terminal marking systems
-Cable/terminal marking systems (stainless steel)
-Cabling conduit
-Ducting, trunking
-Electrical power
-Fibre optic jointing kit
-Heat-shrink guns
-Heat-shrink tubing
-Insulating tape, coloured
-Mounting clips, clamps
-Sleeve application tools
-Audible alarms
- Bells
- Horns, sirens
- Programmable voice annunciators
-Circuit breakers for equipment (CBE)
-Compressor anti-surge
-Emergency stop switches
-EMI suppression filters
- Power-line
- Signal line
-Fuses
- Fast-acting
- Normal
- Slow-blow
-Gas burner safety control
-Hazardous gas detection
-Intrusion alarms
-IS barriers, signal isolation
-Key-lock switches
-Protection relays
- Over/under voltage
- Over-current
- Phase balance
- Phase sequence
- Pump protection
- Thermal overload, motor protection
-Rope-pull switches
-Safety limit switches
-Smoke/fire detection
-Surge protection/suppression
- Gas discharge
- Lightning arrestors
- Varistor (MOV)
-Thermal magnetic circuit breakers
-Visible alarms
- Annunciator displays
- Indicator lights
- Industrial beacons
- LED
-Connectorised buslines
-DIN rail-mount
-Fieldbus terminal blocks
-Fuse terminal blocks
-I/O system
-Patching/cross-connection
-PLC interface
-Pluggable terminal blocks
-Screwed clamp
-Screwless spring cage
-Tab connector blocks (panel)
-Thermocouple
-Wire wrap
Section - Networks for Communication & Control
-4-20mA analog loop
-ASI
-CANbus
-ControlNet
-DCS Data Highway
-DeviceNet
-EIA-485
-Ethernet
-Foundation Fieldbus
-Genius LAN
-HART
-IEEE-488
-Interbus-S
-LONWorks
-Melsecnet
-Modbus
-PLC Data Highway
-Profibus
-Profinet
-Proprietary
-Remote I/O
-RS232/422/485
-Seriplex
-Token ring
-Universal Serial Bus (USB)
-Wireless (for industrial application only)
-WorldFIP
Section - Process Control & Manufacturing Technologies
-Communications
- Fieldbus
- Proprietary
- RS232
- RS422/RS485
-Functionality
- Adaptive gain
- Auto/self tuning
- Cascade control
- Logic
- Maths/calculations
- Pattern/profile
- PID/PD
- Ratio control
- Scaling of I/O
-Inputs
- 0/4-20mA
- mV/V
- RTD
- Strain gauge
- Thermocouple
-Number of loops
- >16
- 1-16
-Outputs
- 0/4-20 mA
- 0-5V
- mA/mV
- Pulse
- Relay contact
-Panel size (mm)
- 150x150
- 24x48
- 48x48
- 48x96
- 72x72
- 96x96
-Visual display
-DCS
-Emergency shut-down systems
-Entry level DCS
-Networked controllers
-PACs - Programmable Automation Controllers
-AC control
- Closed loop
- Flux vector
- Inverters - 1 phase AC
- Inverters - 3 phase AC
- Soft starter
-AC motors
- Induction motors - geared motor units
- Induction motors - over 10kW
- Induction motors - up to 10kW
- Synchronous motors - brushless
- Synchronous motors - permanent magnet
-DC control
- 4-quadrant control
- Speed control
-DC motors
- Brushless
- Geared
- Permanent magnet
- Wound field
-Flowmeters (application)
- Partially filled pipes/channels
-Flowmeters (type)
- Clamp-on, non-invasive
- Coriolis
- Custody transfer
- Differential pressure (DP)
- Doppler ultrasonic
- Magnetic/electromagnetic
- Mass
- Open channel, flume, weir
- Orifice plate, flow nozzle
- Positive displacement
- Solids
- Target
- Turbine
- Variable area
- Venturi tube
- V-notch
- Vortex
- Wedge
-Monitors/indicators
-Pipeline monitors
-Switches
-Totalisers and correlators
-Explosion-proof
-Flameproof
-Intrinsic safety
- 3.5 & 4.5 digit indicators
- 4-20 mA set-point stations
- Batch controllers
- Flashing beacons
- Isolating interface units
- Multiplexers
- Sensors
- Shunt diode safety barriers
- Sounders
- Totalisers
- Transmitters - flow
- Transmitters - level
- Transmitters - pressure
- Transmitters - temperature
- Valve positioners
-Pressurisation
-Type 'n' protection
-Capacitive & conductive
-Float-operated
-Loadcell
-Microwave, guided & radar
-Pressure/hydrostatic
-Tilt switch
-Ultrasonic
-Vibrating fork
-Machine vision lighting
-Machine vision sensors
-Machine vision systems
-Visual inspection systems
-Automatic dispensing systems
-Batching
-Belt scales
-Blending
-Check weighers
-Coriolis
-Density
-Drum filling
-In-motion
-Loadcell
-Weigh bridges
-Alarm indicators
-Analog panel meters
-Annunciator panels
-Digital panel meters
-Digital process indicators
-Displays
- Bar graphs
- Characters
- CRT
- Display wall (control room)
- LCD, flat-panel
- Programmable message
- Touch screens
-Handheld terminals
-Keyboards
- Custom
- Desktop
- Flat-panel
- Rack-mount
- Sealed
-Keypads
- Harsh-environment
- Key-switch
- Membrane
- Outdoor (weather-proof)
-Portable servers
-Analog I/O
- 1-16
- 17-64
- 65-256
- 257-512
- more than 512
-Digital I/O
- 1-16
- 17-64
- 65-256
- 257-512
- more than 512
-Display
-Multiprocessor
-Networking organisation
- Host-to-PLC link
- PLC-to-PLC
- Remote I/O
-Networking
- 20 mA loop
- Ethernet
- Fieldbus
- PLC-to-PLC
- Proprietary data bus
- Remote I/O
- RS232, RS422, RS485
-Operator interface panel
-PACs - Programmable Automation Controllers
-Programming
- Diagnostic software
- Documenting software
- Function block diagram
- High level (C, Basic etc)
- IEC 1131
- Ladder diagram (relay logic)
- Logic diagram
- Sequential function chart
-Scan rate less than 1µs per step
-Scan rate less than 1ms per step
-Scan rate more than 1ms per step
-Computer interfaces
-Control transducers
- Displacement/position transducers
- Synchros & resolvers
- Tacho generators
- Torque
-Flexible shafts
-Programmable motion control systems
- Custom system design
- Servo systems
- Stepper systems
-Rotary encoders
-Servo amplifiers
- Electronic
- Magnetic
-Servo motors
- Brushless DC motors
- Cage rotor induction motors
- DC motors
- Geared motor units
- Linear motors
- Stepper motors
- Synchro motors
-Differential pressure transducers
-Instrument manifolds
-Pressure gauges/indicators
-Pressure switches
-Pressure-electrical transducers
-Capacitive
-Colour mark
-Edge detection
-Inductive
-Infrared
-Laser
-Limit switch
-Machine guard
-Magnetic
-Photoelectric
-Ultrasonic
-Acoustic
-Current
-Density
-Displacement
-Flow
-Gas
-Interface in solids/liquids
-Level
-Loadcell
-Mass
-Metal detectors
-Other
-Strain gauges
-Vibration
-Amplifiers & pre-amplifiers
-Converters
- A-D
- D-A
- I-P, P-I
- mV/current
- Power (VAR, F, kWh etc)
- Programmable
-Isolators
-Multiplexers
-IR non-contact
-Panel-mount indicators
-RTDs (Pt 100, Ni)
-Temperature switches
-Thermistors (PTC, NTC)
-Thermocouple extension cables
-Thermocouple reference units
-Thermocouples (Type S, T, etc)
-Thermowells
-Counters
- Batch
- Handheld tally
- Mechanical
- Panel mount
- Rail mount
-Timers
- Analog
- Digital
- Panel mount
- Rail mount
-Conductivity
-Control signal
-Differential pressure
-Electrical power
-Flow
-Frequency
-Gas
-Level
-pH
-Pressure
-Resistance
-Temperature
-Universal, programmable
-Vibration
-Wireless
Section - Services & Systems
-Contractors
- Electrical
- Factory automation
- Industrial lighting
- Maintenance
- Materials handling
- Panel builders
- Process control
- System wiring/installation
-Programmers
- DCS
- MES/CIM
- Other
- PLC
- Scada
-Project Management
-System integration/consulting
- CIM/CAM
- Electrical
- Factory automation
- Information systems
- Materials handling
- Other
- Process control
- Production management
- Quality control
- Scada/DCS/PLC
- Telemetry
- Warehousing
-Training (excluding supplier/product specific training)
-Batch production
-Chemicals
-Energy management
-Food & beverage
-Mining & metals
-Petrochemical
-Power generation & distribution
-Pulp & paper
-Sugar
-Water & waste water
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