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Hybrid Automation

Unit 21 Briarpark, 10 Queen Nandi Drive, Briardene Industrial Park, Durban

tel:  
+27 31 573 2795
cell:  
+27 83 444 3271
email:  
info@hybridautomation.co.za
url:  
www.hybridautomation.co.za

Iso Certification ISO 9001: 2015 SABS

Core business offering: Scope of work covers the design, development, manufacture, installation and commissioning of industrial automation systems for the manufacturing industry in Africa. Hybrid Automation specialises in turnkey automation projects, scada integration and robotics, as well as the supply, installation and commissioning of automation and drives, process instrumentation and motion control systems.


Mavuso, Vusimuzi
Electrical Technician
vusim@hybridautomation.co.za
Sewpershad, Rebekah
Sales & Project Co-ordinator
sales@hybridautomation.co.za
Sing, Senba
Accounts Department
accounts@hybridautomation.co.za
Singh, Sachin
Managing Member
sachins@hybridautomation.co.za
Singh, Nikesh
Technical Support
nikeshs@hybridautomation.co.za
Dell
(Sub Agency)
Siemens Digital Industries
(Sub Agency, System Integrator)
Wonderware
(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
- PLC plug-in
- Rackmount
- 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
-Motion control system design
-Plant design
-Simulation systems
-Communication medium
- Copper
- Optical fibre
- Radio
-Communication standard
- Ethernet/IP
- Fieldbus
- Modbus
- RS232/485/422
-Distributed I/O systems
- 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
-Signal modules
- Analog
- Digital
- Mixed
-Applications
- Alarm management
- Asset management
- Batch production
- Calibration management
- Data acquisition, analysis
- Direct control
- Drivers
- DSP (digital signal processing) software
- Expert systems
- Facility optimisation
- Fuzzy logic
- Link to Windows databases
- Manufacturing execution systems (MES)
- MRP, tracking, business
- Operator interface
- Programming languages
- Soft PLC
- System simulation/PID tuning
-Datasharing
- OLE
- OPC clients
- OPC servers
-Language
- MS Visual Basic
- OOP (e.g. Visual C++)
- PLC languages
-Network communications
- Fieldbus
- TCP/IP
-Operating systems
- Windows 2000
- Windows 7
- 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
-Anemometers
-Barometers
-Hygrometers
-Monitors
- air quality
- chlorine
- density
- dust
- effluent
- gas
- moisture
- noise
- opacity
- vibration
- water quality
-Sampling equipment
- 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 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
- Hardwired point-to-point device calibrator/configurator
- Hardwired point-to-point HART device calibrator/configurator
- Hardwired point-to-point Profibus device calibrator/configurator
- Network capable HART device calibrator/configurator
- Network capable Profibus device calibrator/configurator
- Network capable proprietary device calibrator/configurator
- Wireless HART device calibrator/configurator
- Wireless Profibus device calibrator/configurator
- Wireless proprietary device calibrator/configurator
-Bench
- Instrument power supply
- Oscilloscope
- Ultrasonic tester
-Handheld/portable
- Data-logger
- Electrical motor tester
- Multimeter
- Thermal imager
- Thermometer
- Vibration/balance
-Condition monitoring
- Remote site condition monitoring
-Consulting
- Technical
-Education & training
- Computer-based
- Instructor-led
- Onsite
-Installation
- Alignment
- Balancing
-Maintenance
- Calibration
- Planning
- Predictive maintenance
- Site-embedded maintenance
- Testing
-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
-Fieldbus interface
-High temperature
-I/O
-Optical fibre
-Rectangular, control, signal
-Rectangular, mixed signal
-Rectangular, power
-Termination tooling
-Thermocouple
-Battery chargers
-Instrument power supplies
-Load management
-Mains AC-DC converters
-Mains/power conditioners
-Uninterruptible power supplies
-19" racking
-Accessories
-Boxes - electronics
- Metal construction
- Plastic construction
-Cabinets
- Explosion protected
- Free-standing
- Industrial computers
- Wall mount
-Enclosures (special)
- Environmentally protected
-Intercom systems (industrial)
-Thermal control
- Fans, blowers
- Heat exchangers/airconditioners
- Heatsinks
-Heavy duty power switching
-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
- Pushbutton-control
- 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
Section - Networks for Communication & Control
-4-20mA analog loop
-ASI
-Ethernet
-HART
-Modbus
-Network analysers
- Profibus
- Profinet
- RS232/422/485
-Profibus
-Profinet
-Remote I/O
-RS232/422/485
-Wireless (for industrial application only)
-Antennas
- extension cables
- indoor
- outdoor
-Power supplies
- batteries
-ISA100
- field devices - actuators
- field devices - controllers
- field devices - transmitters
-WirelessHART
- field devices - actuators
- field devices - controllers
- field devices - transmitters
- wireless handheld terminals
-WiFi
- handhelds (PDAs, tablets, smartphones, etc)
- network storage devices
- printers - mobile
- WiFi USB adaptor (aka modem)
Section - Process Control & Manufacturing Technologies
-Electric
-Emergency shutdown
-Limit switches
-Pneumatic
-Valve position transmitters
- Valve positioners
-Control valves (applications)
- Hygienic
- Pump protection
- Re-circulating
- Safety release
-Control valves (type)
- Ball
- Butterfly
-Rotary control valves
-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
-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
-Flowmeters (type)
- 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
- Vortex
-Monitors/indicators
-Potable water meters
-Regulators
-Switches
-Totalisers and correlators
-Explosion proof
-Flameproof
-Gas detection
-Intrinsic safety
- Batch controllers
- Flashing beacons
- Sensors
- Solenoid valves
- Sounders
- Transmitters - flow
- Transmitters - level
- Transmitters - pressure
- Transmitters - temperature
- Valve positioners
-Analytics & reporting
-Asset/calibration management
-Industrial IT & networking
-M2M communication
-Smart sensors
-Capacitive & conductive
-Fibre-optic
-Float-operated
-Loadcell
-Microwave, guided & radar
-Optical, laser
-Pressure/hydrostatic
-Thermistor / thermal
-Tilt switch
-Ultrasonic
-Vibrating fork
-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
- 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
-Clutches and brakes
-Computer interfaces
-Control transducers
- Displacement/position transducers
- Synchros & resolvers
- Tacho generators
- Tilt transducers
-Gearboxes
-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
-Capacitive
-Colour mark
-Edge detection
-Inductive
-Infrared
-Laser
-Limit switch
-Machine guard
-Magnetic
-Photoelectric
-Ultrasonic
-Dosing/metering
-Positive displacement
- Diaphragm
- Gear
- Peristaltic
- Piston
- Proportioning/dosing
-Peripherals
- grippers
- welding
-Robots
-Acoustic
-Current
-Density
-Fibre-optic
-Flow
-Gas
-Hall-effect
-Humidity
-Interface in solids/liquids
-Level
-Light intensity
-Loadcell
-Mass
-Metal detectors
-Moisture
-Presence
-Radiation
-Strain gauges
-Thickness
-Vibration
-Vision
-Converters
- I-P, P-I
- mV/current
-Isolators
-Infrared (IR) line scan
-IR non-contact
-IR thermal imaging
-Panel-mount indicators
-Pyrometers (IR non-contact)
-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
-Contractors
- Electrical
- Factory automation
- Maintenance
- Panel builders
- Process control
- System wiring/installation
-Programmers
- DCS
- PLC
- scada
-Project Management
-System integration/consulting
- Electrical
- Factory automation
- Information systems
- Process control
- Scada/DCS/PLC
- Telemetry
- Warehousing
-Training (excluding supplier/product specific training)
-Automotive
-Batch production
-Blending
-Boiler/furnace control
-Chemicals
-Compressed air
-Energy management
-Environmental control & monitoring
-Extrusion control
-Food & beverage
-Furnace control & management
-Gas, infrared heating systems
-HVAC control
-Induction heating systems
-Injection moulding
-Kiln control
-Laboratory control & management
-Marine
-Materials handling
-Packaging and Labelling
-Petrochemical
-Pharmaceutical
-Pulp & paper
-Rubber & plastics
-Shop-floor data collection
-Sugar
-Textiles
-Trace heating
-Water & waste water
Section - Test, Measurement & Calibration
-Analysers
- Boiler feed water
- 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
-pH
-Turbidity meters
-0/4-20 mA loop simulators/calibrators
-Decade boxes, R/I/C
-mV simulators/calibrators
-RTD simulators/calibrators
News from Hybrid Automation:
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January 2021, News, Hybrid Automation

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Oven control by Hybrid Automation
December 2019, System Integration & Control Systems Design, Hybrid Automation

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Cobot solves packaging problems
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A client of Hybrid Automation produces multiple products that are exported throughout the world. The plant is constantly under pressure to meet customer requirements and relies heavily on automation to ...

End-to-end system integration from Hybrid Automation
November 2018, System Integration & Control Systems Design, Hybrid Automation

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Hybrid Automation supplies control for fertiliser plant in Zimbabwe
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Grow Agriculture is a significant industry player, manufacturing and distributing fertilisers and chemicals in Zimbabwe. Its client base includes the largest sugar estates, tobacco merchants, brewers ...

Hybrid Automation celebrates 10 successful years
November 2015, System Integration & Control Systems Design, Hybrid Automation

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Hybrid Automation: Simplicity is the greatest sophistication pays dividends at Unilever
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Hybrid Automation: Reel-to-reel success on Afripack upgrade
July 2013, System Integration & Control Systems Design, Hybrid Automation

Afripack is a progressive packaging company that supplies high-quality packaging products to the southern African and related markets. The product range includes paper sacks, shrink and stretch sleeves, ...

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