IBG
Industrial Data Xchange (IDX)

1 Weaver Street, Fourways, Johannesburg

tel:  
+27 11 548 9960
fax:  
+27 11 465 8890
email:  
[email protected]
url:  
www.idx.co.za

Core business offering: IDX provides cost-effective industrial IT solutions, related services and training to primary and manufacturing industries. The company services the following sectors: food and beverage, mining and metals, power, pulp and paper, renewables, telecommunications and water. IDX also services the large EPCs and small to medium system integrators.


Fourways, Johannesburg
Bean, Bruce
Business Development Manager
[email protected]
Bean, David
Managing Director
[email protected]
Mtshoro, Veronica
Training Administrator
[email protected]
Phillip, Jehrene
Sales Manager
[email protected]
Roos, Kyle
Training Manager
[email protected]
Thalmann, Alex
Technical Manager
[email protected]
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Section - Computers & Software
-Industrial computers
- Compact, embeddable (PC/104, PCI, ISA bus) modules
-Simulation systems
-Communication medium
- Radio
-Communication standard
- Ethernet/IP
- Fieldbus
- Modbus
- Other
- RS232/485/422
-Distributed I/O systems
- PC/104 system
- PC-centric
- PLC-centric
-Operating features
- Diagnostic capability
-Applications
- Alarm management
- Artificial intelligence
- Asset management
- Batch production
- Data acquisition, analysis
- Direct control
- Drivers
- Dynamic link to libraries (DLL)
- Expert systems
- Fuzzy logic
- Link to Windows databases
- Manufacturing execution systems (MES)
- MRP, tracking, business
- Programming languages
- Soft PLC
- SPC/SQC
- System simulation/PID tuning
- Virtual instruments
-Datasharing
- DDE
- OLE
- OPC clients
- OPC servers
-Language
- Assembler language
- C, Pascal, etc
- Java
- MS Visual Basic
- OOP (e.g. Visual C++)
- Provides OCXs
-Network communications
- Fieldbus
- Low-level networks
- NetBEUI
- TCP/IP
-Operating Systems
- .Net
-Operating systems
- DOS
- Linux
- Unix
- Windows 2000
- Windows 3.1
- Windows 95/98
- Windows CE
- Windows NT
- Windows XP
Section - Data Acquisition & Remote Control
-Ethernet-based systems
-Machine health monitoring
-PC based data acquisition
- automatic data acquisition
- data acquisition cards
- distributed data acquisition
- intranet system
- presentation/analysis software
-Portable data collection terminal
-Standalone data loggers
-CIM/CAM - Computer Integrated/Aided Manufacturing
-EMI - Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence
-Emissions management
-Maintenence management
-MES - Manufacturing Execution Systems
-MIS - Management Information Systems
-Operator training simulators
-Process simulation & design
-Product data interchange
-Quality management
-Utility optimisation
-Alarms
-Integration into MES and ERP systems
-Operating system
- .Net
- Linux
- Unix
- Windows 2000
- Windows 95/98
- Windows NT
-Redundancy
-Reports
-Standalone version available
-Remote sensing & control
- cellular
- radio link
Section - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation
-Handheld/portable
- Data-logger
- Other
-Condition monitoring
- Remote site condition monitoring
-Education & training
- Instructor-led
- Onsite
-Maintenance
- Predictive maintenance
- Testing
-Optimisation
- Energy
-Performance monitoring
- Energy
- Process/production
-Calibration, configuration & adjustment
- Networkable Profibus device calibration/configuration
-Education & training
- Competency-based learning
-Maintenance
- Predictive maintenance
- Preventive maintenance
Section - Miscellaneous Hardware
-Fieldbus terminal blocks
-PLC interface
Section - Networks for Communication & Control
-ASI
-CANbus
-CC-Link
-ControlNet
-DCS Data Highway
-DeviceNet
-EIA-485
-Ethernet
-Foundation Fieldbus
-Genius LAN
-HART
-Interbus-S
-LONWorks
-Modbus
-Network analysers
- ASI
- CANbus
- CC-Link
- ControlNet
- DCS Data Highway
- DeviceNet
- EIA-485
- Ethernet
- Fieldbus Foundation
- Genius LAN
- LONWorks
- Modbus
- Profibus
- Profinet
- Proprietary
- RS232/422/485
-PLC Data Highway
-Profibus
-Profinet
-Proprietary
-Remote I/O
-RS232/422/485
-Universal Serial Bus (USB)
-Wireless (for industrial application only)
-Wireless Ethernet port adaptor (aka modem)
-Wireless gateways
-Wireless I/O networks
-Wireless range extenders/repeaters
-Wireless sensor networks
-Wireless serial port adaptor (RS-232/RS-422/RS-485) (aka modem)
-WiFi
- embedded modules
- embedded sensors
- gateways - Bluetooth
- gateways - Ethernet
- in-vehicle network
-WiFI
- serial port adaptor (RS-232/RS-422/RS-485) (aka modem)
-WiFi
- WiFi PCIe/PCIe MC adaptor (aka modem)
- WiFi USB adaptor (aka modem)
-WiMAX
- subscriber stations & mobile stations - embedded module
-Bluetooth 3+HS/4
- embedded modules
-Bluetooth Classic
- embedded modules
Section - Process Control & Manufacturing Technologies
-Communications
- Fieldbus
- Proprietary
- RS232
- RS422/RS485
-PACs - Programmable Automation Controllers
-Networking organisation
- Host-to-PLC link
- PLC-to-PLC
- Remote I/O
-Networking
- Ethernet
- Fieldbus
- PLC-to-PLC
- Proprietary data bus
- Remote I/O
- RS232, RS422, RS485
-PACs - Programmable Automation Controllers
Section - Services & Systems
-Consulting engineers
- Gap analysis
- Systems specification
-Contractors
- Factory automation
- Process control
-Programmers
- MES/CIM
- Other
-Project Management
-System integration/consulting
- Factory automation
- Information systems
- Materials handling
- Other
- Process control
- Production management
- Quality control
- Scada/DCS/PLC
- Telemetry
-Training (excluding supplier/product specific training)
-Automotive
-Building management
-Energy management
-Environmental control & monitoring
-Food & beverage
-HVAC control
-Laboratory control & management
-Marine
-Mining & metals
-Petrochemical
-Power generation & distribution
-Pulp & paper
-Water & waste water
News from Industrial Data Xchange (IDX):
Troubleshoot and monitor industrial Ethernet and Profibus networks
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Procentec Mercury With the increased complexity of industrial networks comes the need for devices that provide an easy-to-understand overview of the status and health of the infrastructure. The Procentec ...

Data harvester for mobile machinery
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking, Industrial Data Xchange (IDX)

The IDX Nexus Data Harvester connects disparate systems on heavy mobile machinery and other high value assets, allowing the sharing of real-time data between onboard systems. On show at Stand D20, it ...

All-in-one mobile network analyser
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking, Industrial Data Xchange (IDX)

On show at Stand D20, the PROCENTEC Mercury from Industrial Data Xchange is an all-in-one mobile analyser that gives the user the ability to troubleshoot, maintain and monitor both Profibus and industrial ...

Procentec launches new Profibus and Industrial Ethernet diagnostics solution
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2019, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking, Industrial Data Xchange (IDX)

Procentec Mercury With the increased complexity of industrial networks comes the need for devices that provide an easy-to-understand overview of the status and health of the infrastructure. The Procentec ...

Industrial fieldbus to the IIoT
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The promise of Industry 4.0 and the IIoT is that they can harness this shift, along with the global connectivity platform of the Internet, and recent IP stack extensions such as Time Sensitive Networking ...

Connecting machines and systems
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Industrial Data Xchange (IDX) connects machines and systems, integrating them across industries and converting raw data from both modern and legacy systems into actionable information. A broad range of ...

IDX Nexus Data Harvester
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Real-time asset optimisation, monitoring and control.

IDX hosts Procentec breakfast
October 2016, News, Industrial Data Xchange (IDX)

Industrial Data Xchange (IDX) recently hosted a breakfast session at Monte Casino to promote awareness for Profibus and Profinet solutions in the era of the Industrial Internet of Things. Matthew Dulcey, ...

Still Profibus, now with IoT performance
November 2015, Fieldbus & Industrial Networking, Industrial Data Xchange (IDX)

PI chairman Karsten Schneider chats to SA Instrumentation and Control about the emergence of Profinet, its advantages, and the work still to be done.

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