IBG
VA Instrumentation

67 Bosse Street, New Germany, Pinetown

tel:  
+27 31 262 3100
fax:  
please use email
cell:  
+27 82 937 3919
email:  
[email protected]
url:  
www.vainst.co.za

Core business offering: Supplier of process instrumentation and control equipment, as well as a project contractor.


Johannesburg

tel: +27 83 222 1232
fax: +27 86 686 7848
[email protected]
Maharaj, Anesh
Area Manager
[email protected]
Ramasary, Ravin
Sales
[email protected]
ACS Control
(Sub Agency)
Aplisens
(Sub Agency)
Autrol
(Sole Agency)
Bailey & Mackey
(Sub Agency)
Bürkert
(Sub Agency, System Integrator)
Codel
(Sub Agency)
Datapaq
(Sub Agency)
Datexel
(Sub Agency)
Dinel
(Sub Agency)
Dr A Kuntze
(Sole Agency)
Dynasonics
(Sub Agency)
FFE
(Sub Agency)
Fisher & Porter
(Sub Agency)
Flowline
(Sub Agency)
Fluke
(Sub Agency)
GDS Technologies
(Sub Agency)
Hartmann & Braun
(Sub Agency)
Hawk
(Sub Agency)
Ircon
(Sub Agency)
Kent Instrumentation
(Sub Agency)
Kent Power Cylinders
(Shared Agency)
Korenix Technology
(Sub Agency)
MacNaught
(Sub Agency)
MRU
(Sub Agency)
MVS
(Sub Agency)
Ningi Services
(Sub Agency)
Oliver IGD
(Sub Agency)
PI Products
(Sub Agency)
Precision Flow
(Sole Agency)
Raytek
(Sub Agency)
Remcon
(System Integrator)
Sage Metering
(Sub Agency)
Scientific Devices (India)
(Sole Agency)
Sense Instruments
(Shared Agency)
Sensycon
(Sub Agency)
Strikealert
(Sub Agency)
Talentum
(Sub Agency)
TBI
(Sub Agency)
Techfluid
(Sub Agency)
Time Group
(Sub Agency)
Wadeco
(Sub Agency)
Wizzard Surveillance Solutions
(Shared Agency)
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
- x86
-Input devices
- Joysticks
- Keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) extenders & switches
- Keyboards
- Mice, trackerballs
- Network interfaces (see I/O table)
- Pens, wands
- Touchscreens
-PC function cards, modules
- Counter/timer
- Graphics accelerator
- I/O (analog/digital)
- IEEE-488 (HPIB)
- Image processing
- Mass storage magnetic
- Mass storage optical
- Mass storage tape
- Memory, solid state disk
- Relay
-Peripherals
- CRT/LCD terminals
- Hot-swappable power supplies
- Monitors/display systems
- Printers
-CAD
-Chemical design
-Electrical design
-Instrumentation design
-Mechanical design
-Motion control system design
-Plant design
-Safety engineering
-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
- Artificial intelligence
- Asset management
- Batch production
- Calibration management
- Data acquisition, analysis
- Direct control
- Drivers
- DSP (digital signal processing) software
- Dynamic link to libraries (DLL)
- Expert systems
- Facility optimisation
- Fuzzy logic
- 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
-Language
- Assembler language
- C, Pascal, etc
- Java
- MS Visual Basic
- OOP (e.g. Visual C++)
- PLC languages
- Provides OCXs
-Network communications
- DSCNet
- Fieldbus
- IPX/SPX
- Low-level networks
- NetBEUI
- TCP/IP
-Operating Systems
- .Net
-Operating systems
- Windows 7
Section - Data Acquisition & Remote Control
-Barcode systems
- Automated
- Handheld
- Printers
-Dotcode systems
-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
- chart paper
- circular chart
- disposable pens
- events
- instrumentation magtape
- paperless
- strip chart
- videographic
-Standalone data loggers
-CIM/CAM - Computer Integrated/Aided Manufacturing
-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
-Anemometers
-Barometers
-Hygrometers
-Meteorological instrumentation
-Monitors
- air quality
- blast
- chlorine
- corrosion
- density
- dust
- effluent
- flame
- gas
- moisture
- noise
- opacity
- radiation
- scale build-up
- vibration
- water quality
-Sampling equipment
- gases
- liquids
- solids
-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
- Linux
- OS/2 Warp
- QNX
- Unix
- Windows 2000
- Windows 95/98
- 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 - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation
-Handheld/portable
- Angular alignment
- Cartesian alignment
- Hardwired point-to-point device calibrator/configurator
- Hardwired point-to-point HART device calibrator/configurator
- Hardwired point-to-point Profibus device calibrator/configurator
- Linear alignment
- Network capable HART device calibrator/configurator
- Network capable Profibus device calibrator/configurator
- Network capable proprietary device calibrator/configurator
- Other
- Wireless HART device calibrator/configurator
- Wireless Profibus device calibrator/configurator
- Wireless proprietary device calibrator/configurator
-In-stream/in situ
- Hydraulic fluid filtration/conditioning
- Insulating oil filtration/conditioning
- Lubricating oil filtration/conditioning
- Pneumatic air filtration/conditioning
-Out-of-stream/ex situ
- Hydraulic fluid filtration/conditioning
- Insulating oil filtration/conditioning
- Lubricating oil filtration/conditioning
- Pneumatic air filtration/conditioning
-In-stream/in situ
- Angular alignment
- Bearing
- Cartesian alignment
- Corrosion
- General purpose data-logger
- Hydraulic fluid
- Insulation/insulation oil
- Linear alignment
- Lubricant
- Other
- Pneumatic air
- Thermal imaging/thermography
- Valve shut-tight testing
- Valve stroke testing
- Vibration/balance
-Sampling/ex situ
- Particle size
- pH
- Spectral analysis (of process fluids)
-Bench
- Hydraulic fluid analyser/tester
- Instrument power supply
- Insulating oil analyser/tester
- Lubricating oil analyser/tester
- Oscilloscope
- Other
- Ultrasonic tester
-Handheld/portable
- Data-logger
- Electrical motor tester
- Multimeter
- Other
- Thermal imager
- Thermometer
- Vibration/balance
-Condition monitoring
- Remote site condition monitoring
-Consulting
- Legislative
- Technical
-Education & training
- Onsite
-Installation
- Alignment
- Balancing
-Maintenance
- Calibration
- Hardware repair
- Maintenance
- Planning
- Predictive maintenance
- Site-embedded maintenance
- Testing
- Tribology
-Optimisation
- Energy
-Performance monitoring
- Energy
- Installation
- Lubrication
- Process/production
-Asset related
- Asset management software for intellectual assets (engineering related)
- Enterprise asset management software (EAM)
- Spares inventory management
-Calibration, configuration & adjustment
- Networkable HART device calibration/configuration
- Networkable Profibus device calibration/configuration
- Networkable proprietary device calibration/configuration
- Point-to-point HART device calibration/configuration
- Point-to-point Profibus device calibration/configuration
- Point-to-point proprietary device calibration/configuration
- Wireless HART device calibration/configuration
- Wireless Profibus device calibration/configuration
- Wireless proprietary device calibration/configuration
-Education & training
- Competency-based learning
- Simulation for training
-IoT driver & OPC software
-Maintenance
- Computerised maintenance management (CMM)
- Decision support
- Planning & scheduling
- Predictive maintenance
- Preventive maintenance
- Reliability engineering
-Optimisation & efficiency
- Asset optimisation
- Energy optimisation
- Expert systems
- Maintenance optimisation
- Process/production modelling
- Root cause analysis
- Simulation for optimisation
- Spares inventory optimisation
Section - Miscellaneous Hardware
-Power
- Armoured
- PVC
- Silicon
-Signal
- Armoured
- Coaxial
- Computer, LAN
- Explosion proof / intrinsically safe
- Flat, ribbon
- High temperature
- Multiwire
- Optical fibre
- Screened
- Single conductor panel wires
- Temperature compensated cable
- Twisted pair
-Circular DIN, control
-Circular, mixed signal
-Circular, power
-Coaxial connectors
-D-subminiature
-Explosion proof
-Fieldbus interface
-Harsh environment
-High temperature
-I/O
-Optical fibre
-Rectangular, control, signal
-Rectangular, mixed signal
-Rectangular, power
-Termination tooling
-Thermocouple
-Watertight
-Batteries
- Primary
- Secondary (rechargeable)
-Battery chargers
-DC-DC converters
-Engine driven generators
-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
- Shielding laminates, gaskets, coating
-Enclosures (special)
- Corrosion proof
- Environmentally protected
-Intercom systems (industrial)
-Pole mount accessories
-Pole mount accessories (stainless steel)
-Sub-rack systems
-Thermal control
- Fans, blowers
- Heat exchangers/airconditioners
- Heatsinks
-Heavy duty power switching
-Reed relays
- Dry-contact
-Relays
- DIN-rail mount
- General purpose, control
- Plug-in
- Solid state (photo MOS)
- Solid state (zero-crossing)
- Time delay
-Switches
- Cam-operated
- Foot-operated
- Intrinsically safe
- Key-lock
- Magnetic
- Membrane, custom
- 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
-Lacing cord/ribbon
-Mounting clips, clamps
-Sleeve application tools
-Audible alarms
- Bells
- Horns, sirens
- Programmable voice annunciators
-CBE (circuit breakers for equipment)
-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
-Light curtains
-Mechanical torque limiters
-Optical isolators
-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
- LED for traffic lights
-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
-Arcnet
-ASI
-CANbus
-CC-Link
-Conet
-ControlNet
-DCS Data Highway
-DeviceNet
-EIA-485
-EtherCat
-Ethernet
-Foundation Fieldbus
-Genius LAN
-HART
-IEEE-488
-Interbus-S
-LONWorks
-Melsecnet
-Modbus
-Network analysers
- Arcnet
- ASI
- Beckhoff I/O
- CANbus
- CC-Link
- Conet
- ControlNet
- DCS Data Highway
- DeviceNet
- EIA-485
- Ethernet
- Fieldbus Foundation
- Genius LAN
- HART
- IEEE-48
- Interbus-S
- LONWorks
- Melsecnet
- Modbus
- PLC Data Highway
- Profibus
- Profinet
- Proprietary
- RS232/422/485
- SDS
- Seriplex
- Token ring
- Universal Serial Bus (USB)
- World FIP
-PLC Data Highway
-Profibus
-Profinet
-Proprietary
-Remote I/O
-RS232/422/485
-SDS
-Seriplex
-Token ring
-Universal Serial Bus (USB)
-Wireless (for industrial application only)
-WorldFIP
-Antennas
- extension cables
- indoor
- outdoor
-Power supplies
- batteries
- energy harvesting (thermal/vibration, etc)
- solar
-ISA100
- backbone router
- development kit
- field devices - actuators
- field devices - adaptors
- field devices - controllers
- field devices - transmitters
- gateway
- portable devices
- protocol stack
- security manager
- system manager
-WirelessHART
- access points
- development kit
- field devices - actuators
- field devices - adaptors
- field devices - controllers
- field devices - transmitters
- gateways
- network managers
- protocol stack
- repeaters
- security managers
- wireless handheld terminals
- WirelessHART adaptors
-Wireless Ethernet port adaptor (aka modem)
-Wireless gateways
-Wireless I/O - analogue
-Wireless I/O - discrete
-Wireless I/O networks
-Wireless multihop range extenders
-Wireless range extenders/repeaters
-Wireless sensor networks
-Wireless serial port adaptor (RS-232/RS-422/RS-485) (aka modem)
-WiFi
- barcode scanners
- communication handsets
- embedded modules
- embedded sensors
- Ethernet port adaptor (aka modem)
- gateways - ADSL
- gateways - Bluetooth
- gateways - Ethernet
- handhelds (PDAs, tablets, smartphones, etc)
- in-vehicle network
- network storage devices
- printers - mobile
-WiFI
- serial port adaptor (RS-232/RS-422/RS-485) (aka modem)
-WiFi
- still/video cameras
- switch/controllers or routers
- WiFi PCIe/PCIe MC adaptor (aka modem)
- WiFi USB adaptor (aka modem)
-WiMAX
- base-station
- subscriber stations & mobile stations - adaptor/router - WiMAX - WiFi
- subscriber stations & mobile stations - communication handsets (phones)
- subscriber stations & mobile stations - embedded module
- subscriber stations & mobile stations - laptop/netbook PC
- subscriber stations & mobile stations - VoIP router
- subscriber stations & mobile stations - WiMAX PCIe/PCIe MC adaptor (aka modem)
- subscriber stations & mobile stations - WiMAX USB adaptor (aka modem)
-Bluetooth 3+HS/4
- access point - IP
- Bluetooth Foundation fieldbus modem
- Bluetooth HART modem
- Bluetooth PCIe/PCIe MC adaptors (aka modem)
- Bluetooth USB adaptors (aka modem)
- CAN Bluetooth adaptors
- embedded modules
- Ethernet port Bluetooth adaptors (aka modem)
- I/O analogue
- I/O discrete
- serial port Bluetooth adaptors (RS-232/RS-422/RS-485) (aka modem)
-Bluetooth Classic
- Bluetooth Foundation fieldbus modem
- Bluetooth HART modem
- Bluetooth PCIe/PCIe MC adaptor (aka modem)
- Bluetooth USB adaptors (aka modem)
- CAN Bluetooth adaptors
- embedded modules
- Ethernet port Bluetooth adaptors (aka modem)
- I/O analogue
- I/O discrete
- serial port Bluetooth adaptors (RS-232/RS-422/RS-485) (aka modem)
-ZigBee PRO
- field devices - building automation
- field devices - health care
- field devices - home automation
- field devices - light link
- network devices
- smart energy devices
-ZigBee RF4CE
- input devices (mice, keyboards, touchpads, wands, etc)
-ZigBee
- field devices - building automation
- field devices - health care
- field devices - home automation
- field devices - light link
- network devices
- smart energy devices
Section - Process Control & Manufacturing Technologies
-Control valves (applications)
- Cryogenic
- Globe - sanitary
- Hygienic
- Pump protection
- Re-circulating
- Safety release
- Severe service/harsh application valves
- Slurry control
- Steam conditioning
- Steam de-superheaters
-Control valves (type)
- Ball
- Butterfly
-Eccentric plug
-Expanding plug
-Globe
- double seated
- split-body
- three-way
-Lined valves
-Manifolds
-Pinch-type sleeve
-Rotary control valves
-Shut tight valves
-Sliding/knife gate
-Solenoid
-Weir-type diaphragm
-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)
- Batching
- 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
- Pelton wheel
- Pitot tube
- Positive displacement
- Solids
- Target
- Thermal dispersion/calorific
- Turbine
- Variable area
- Venturi tube
- V-notch
- Vortex
- Wedge
-Monitors/indicators
-Pipeline monitors
-Potable water meters
-Regulators
-Switches
-Totalisers and correlators
-Explosion proof
-Fire detection & extinguishing equipment
-Flameproof
-Gas detection
-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
- Solenoid valves
- Sounders
- Totalisers
- Transmitters - flow
- Transmitters - level
- Transmitters - pressure
- Transmitters - temperature
- Valve positioners
-Pressurisation
-Type 'n' protection
-Accessories
-Accumulators
-Actuators
-Couplings
-Cylinders
-Filters
-Hoses & fittings
-Manifold systems
-Motors
-Oil coolers
-Pumps
-Seals
-Servo valves
-Valves
-Boiler sight glasses
-Capacitive & conductive
-Fibre-optic
-Float-operated
-Loadcell
-Microwave, guided & radar
-Nucleonic
-Optical, laser
-Pressure/hydrostatic
-Rotary paddle
-Tank gauging
-Thermistor / thermal
-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
-Impact plate
-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
- Touchscreens
-Handheld terminals
-HMI
-Keyboards
- Custom
- Desktop
- Flat-panel
- Rackmount
- 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
-Actuators
- Linear
- Rotary
-Air dryers
-Controllers/logic devices
-Cylinders
- Double acting
- Positioners
- Rodless
- Single acting
-Filters
-Motors
-Pneumatic conveying systems
-Pressure/vacuum switches
-Seals
-Tubes & fittings
-Valves
- Check
- Flow
- Gauge
- Isolation
- Manifolds
- Pressure
- Servo
-Computer interfaces
-Control transducers
- Displacement/position transducers
- Synchros & resolvers
- Tacho generators
- Tilt transducers
- Torque
-Flexible shafts
-Gearboxes
-Impactors - magnetic
-Programmable motion control systems
- Custom system design
- Hydraulic drive systems
- Pneumatic drive systems
- 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
-Manometers
-Pressure gauges/indicators
-Pressure switches
-Pressure-electrical transducers
-Regulators
- Pilot operated pressure reducing
- Rupture disk
- Self-acting back pressure
- Self-acting pressure reducing
-Capacitive
-Colour mark
-Edge detection
-Hot metal
-Inductive
-Infrared
-Laser
-Limit switch
-Machine guard
-Magnetic
-Photoelectric
-Ultrasonic
-Air-operated
-Centrifugal
- Glandless (without seal)
- Inline
- Multistage
- Self-priming
-Positive displacement
- Diaphragm
- Gear
- Hand-operated
- Lobe
- Peristaltic
- Piston
- Proportioning/dosing
- Rotary ball
- Vane
-Submersible
-Vacuum
-Robots
-Acoustic
-Anemometers
-Current
-Density
-Displacement
-Fibre-optic
-Flow
-Gas
-Hall-effect
-Hole/tear
-Humidity
-Interface in solids/liquids
-Level
-Light intensity
-Loadcell
-Mass
-Metal detectors
-Moisture
-Other
-Presence
-Radiation
-Strain gauges
-Tactile
-Thickness
-Vibration
-Vision
-Amplifiers & pre-amplifiers
-Converters
- A-D
- D-A
- I-P, P-I
- mV/current
- Power (VAR, F, kWh, etc.)
- Programmable
-Isolators
-Multiplexers
-Root extractors
-Heat flow monitors
-Infrared (IR) line scan
-IR non-contact
-IR thermal imaging
-Panel-mount indicators
-Pyrometers (IR non-contact)
-Pyrometric cones
-RTDs (Pt 100, Ni)
-Temperature indicating paints/labels
-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
-Humidity
-Level
-pH
-Pneumatic
-Pressure
-Resistance
-Temperature
-Universal, programmable
-Vibration
-Wireless
Section - Services & Systems
-Consulting engineers
- Gap analysis
- Project management
- Systems specification
-Contractors
- Electrical
- Factory automation
- Industrial lighting
- Maintenance
- Materials handling
- Panel builders
- Process control
- System wiring/installation
-Hardware repair
-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)
-Automotive
-Batch production
-Blending
-Boiler/furnace control
-Building management
-Chemicals
-Compressed air
-Energy management
-Environmental control & monitoring
-Extrusion control
-Food & beverage
-Furnace control & management
-Gas, infrared heating systems
-HVAC control
-Induction heating systems
-Kiln control
-Laboratory control & management
-Marine
-Materials handling
-Mining & metals
-Packaging and Labelling
-Petrochemical
-Pharmaceutical
-Power generation & distribution
-Pulp & paper
-Rubber & plastics
-Shop-floor data collection
-Sugar
-Textiles
-Trace heating
-Transportation
-Water & waste water
Section - Test, Measurement & Calibration
-Analysers
- Ash content
- Basis weight, consistency
- Boiler feed water
- Carbon concentration
- Chlorine
- Colorimetric
- Combustion
- Density
- Dissolved oxygen
- Distillation
- Flotation froth
- Flue gas
- Gas
- Gas chromatograph
- Gaseous contaminants
- Hydrocarbon
- Liquid chromatograph
- On-line process
- Oxygen
- Particles
- Single element
- Suspended solids
- Viscosity
-Chambers (environmental/temperature)
-Conductivity
-GLC & HPLC
-ORP
-Petroleum testing
-pH
-pH handheld
-Polarimetry
-Pyrometers
-Redox measurement
-Reference materials
-Sampling equipment
- Gases
- Liquids
- Solids
-Spectrometers (UV, IR, etc.)
-Turbidity meters
-0/4-20 mA loop simulators/calibrators
-Calibration services (SANAS accredited, etc.)
-Deadweight testers
-Decade boxes, R/I/C
-Documenting process calibrators
-Flow calibrators
-Frequency, time simulators/calibrators
-Loop optimisation analysers & software
-mV simulators/calibrators
-Power, energy calibrators
-Pressure simulators/calibrators
-Reference materials (certified)
-RF reflectometers
-RTD simulators/calibrators
-Spectrometers
-Strain gauge simulators/calibrators
-Temperature (dry block)
-Temperature baths
-Thermistor simulators
-Thermocouple simulators
-Bonding/earthing
-Clampmeters
-Electrostatic measurements
-Insulation testers
-Logic probes/pulsers
-Magnetic measurements
-Mains power analysers
-Multimeters
-Ohmmeters
-Oscilloscopes
-Phase rotation
-Pipe & cable locators
-Portable power meters
-Scope & DMM combinations
-Servo/synchro testers
-Synchro/resolver simulators
-X/Y, Y/t chart recorders
-Adhesion
-Alignment systems (shaft)
-Balances, mass
-Calorimetry (steam qualify)
-Clarity
-Coating thickness
-Corrosion
-Crack/flaw
-Density
-Dimension gauging
-Dust level
-Dynamic balancing systems
-Flash point
-Force
-Geiger-Müller counters
-Gloss (paint materials)
-Hardness testers
-Humidity
-Leak detection
-Levelling & sag
-Light level
-Magnetic material
-Melt flow indices
-Moisture content
-Noise/sound level
-Oil in water
-Optical/Visual (incl. fibre-based camera scopes)
-Particle size
-Pinhole/porosity
-Pipe-line integrity
-Pyrometers
-Radiographic inspection
-Roughness
-Scratch
-Strain gauging
-Stroboscopes
-Surface roughness
-Tachometers
-Temperature
-Temperature profiling
-Thermal imaging
-Thickness, wall, plating
-Velocity
-Vibration/machine health
- Non-contact/ultrasonic
- Physical contact
-Viscosity
-Water-in-oil
-X-Ray testing
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