IBG
Advansys

The Pivot, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways

tel:  
+27 11 595 8450
email:  
information@advansys.co.za
url:  
www.advansys.co.za

Core business offering: Advansys provides specialised industrial automation and information systems, consulting and project implementation services throughout southern Africa. The company places emphasis on innovation, quality and the generation of customer value.


Johannesburg
Greaves, David
Director
david.greaves@advansys.co.za
Venter, Braam
Director
braam.venter@advansys.co.za
Welton, Graeme
Director
graeme.welton@advansys.co.za
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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)
- 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
-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
- OPC servers
-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
- DOS
- Java
- Windows 2000
- Windows 3.1
- Windows 95/98
- Windows CE
- Windows NT
- Windows XP
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
-ISO 9000 management systems
-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
-Hygrometers
-Monitors
- air quality
- chlorine
- density
- effluent
- gas
- moisture
- opacity
- radiation
- vibration
- water quality
-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 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 - Miscellaneous Hardware
-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
-Coaxial connectors
-D-subminiature
-Fieldbus interface
-I/O
-Optical fibre
-Instrument power supplies
-Load management
-Mains AC-DC converters
-Power factor correction
-Uninterruptible power supplies
-19" racking
-Desks, consoles, furniture
-Intercom systems (industrial)
-Relays
- DIN-rail mount
- General purpose, control
- Plug-in
- Solid state (photo MOS)
- Solid state (zero-crossing)
- Time delay
-CBE (circuit breakers for equipment)
-Emergency stop switches
-EMI suppression filters
- Power-line
- Signal line
-Fuses
- Fast-acting
- Normal
- Slow-blow
-Light curtains
-Optical isolators
-Thermal magnetic circuit breakers
-Visible alarms
- Industrial beacons
- LED
-DIN rail-mount
-Fieldbus terminal blocks
-Fuse terminal blocks
-I/O system
-PLC interface
-Pluggable terminal blocks
-Screwed clamp
-Screwless spring cage
-Tab connector blocks (panel)
Section - Networks for Communication & Control
-4-20mA analog loop
-ASI
-CANbus
-ControlNet
-DCS Data Highway
-DeviceNet
-EtherCat
-Ethernet
-Foundation Fieldbus
-HART
-IEEE-488
-Interbus-S
-LONWorks
-Modbus
-Network analysers
- ASI
- Beckhoff I/O
- CANbus
- ControlNet
- DCS Data Highway
- DeviceNet
- Ethernet
- Fieldbus Foundation
- HART
- IEEE-48
- Interbus-S
- LONWorks
- Modbus
- PLC Data Highway
- Profibus
- Profinet
- Proprietary
- RS232/422/485
- Token ring
- Universal Serial Bus (USB)
-PLC Data Highway
-Profibus
-Profinet
-Proprietary
-Remote I/O
-RS232/422/485
-Token ring
-Universal Serial Bus (USB)
-Wireless (for industrial application only)
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
-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 - 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
-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
-Robots
Section - Services & Systems
-Consulting engineers
- Systems specification
-Contractors
- Electrical
- Factory automation
- Materials handling
- Panel builders
- Process control
- System wiring/installation
-Programmers
- DCS
- MES/CIM
- Other
- PLC
- scada
-Project Management
-System integration/consulting
- 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
-HVAC control
-Induction heating systems
-Injection moulding
-Kiln control
-Laboratory control & management
-Materials handling
-Mining & metals
-Packaging and Labelling
-Pharmaceutical
-Power generation & distribution
-Pulp & paper
-Shop-floor data collection
-Sugar
-Transportation
-Water & waste water
News from Advansys:
Advansys' services and Silhouette
November 2011, IT in Manufacturing, Advansys

Save time and finger trouble by importing process and instrumentation diagrams directly into Silhouette. Advansys is a system integrator with diverse experience and skills that allow it to offer a wide ...

Invensys operations management endorses Advansys
September 2011, News, Advansys

Invensys Operations Management has named Advansys to its global ecosystem of partners as an Endorsed System Integrator (ESI). Located in Johannesburg, Advansys provides specialised industrial control ...

Award for Advansys
July 2010, News, Advansys

Advansys is pleased to announce the achievement of the Siemens 2010 Best System Integrator Newcomer award, presented at the Siemens TIA User Forum during May. The award was based on Advansys’ absolute ...

Industry news:
Artificial intelligence in manufacturing
October 2020, IT in Manufacturing

This article summarises the case studies presented at ARC’s recent virtual European Industry Forum and shows potential usage of AI in today’s smart factories.

Safe and efficient water and wastewater treatment
October 2020, System Integration & Control Systems Design, Endress+Hauser South Africa

Depending on the application and the industry, water needs to have different properties to ensure the quality of finished products and the overall safety of production.

The Fluke T6 with FieldSense technology
October 2020, Maintenance, Test & Measurement, Calibration, Comtest

FieldSense technology works by providing a capacitive path from a contact point on the back of the tester and the operator’s hand to earth ground.

Omniflex enables mine water quality
October 2020, System Integration & Control Systems Design, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists

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Power supply components and services for marine applications
October 2020, Electrical Power & Protection

Vert Energy works closely with the marine and offshore sector offering the supply of quality branded components and the support of a comprehensive repair and maintenance service.

Trafo supplies skid-mounted dry-type transformer
October 2020, News

In a specialised application on a coal mine, Trafo Power Solutions recently supplied a dry-type transformer mounted on a mobile skid.

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