Designs Unique

88 15th Street, Parkhurst, Johannesburg

+27 73 153 2211
[email protected]

Core business offering: Electronic design and manufacture, and data acquisition specialist.

Holdcroft, Jeremy
Managing Director
[email protected]
Blast Eye
DTH Sense-Aire
(Manufacturer, Sole Agency, System Integrator)
(Manufacturer, Sole Agency, System Integrator)
SCSR Intelli-Test
(Manufacturer, Sole Agency, System Integrator)
Section - Computers & Software
-Electrical design
-Instrumentation design
-Mechanical design
-Communication medium
- Copper
- Optical fibre
- Radio
-Communication standard
- Ethernet/IP
- Other
- RS232/485/422
-Signal modules
- Analog
- Digital
- Mixed
- Data acquisition, analysis
- Direct control
- Drivers
- Link to Windows databases
- Operator interface
- Programming languages
- Assembler language
- C, Pascal, etc
- MS Visual Basic
- OOP (e.g. Visual C++)
-Operating Systems
- .Net
-Operating systems
- Linux
Section - Data Acquisition & Remote Control
-Barcode systems
- Automated
- Handheld
-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
- events
- paperless
-Standalone data loggers
-MES - Manufacturing Execution Systems
-MIS - Management Information Systems
-Meteorological instrumentation
- air quality
- dust
- gas
- moisture
-Number of I/O points
- 0-1024
- 0-32
- 0-512
-Operating system
- .Net
- Linux
- Windows 2000
- Windows 95/98
- Windows NT
-Standalone version available
-Cable telemetry
- copper wire
- Ethernet LAN
- fibre-optic
-Radio telemetry
-Remote sensing & control
- cable link
- cellular
- radio link
Section - Miscellaneous Hardware
-Optical fibre
- Primary
- Secondary (rechargeable)
-Battery chargers
-DC-DC converters
-Mains AC-DC converters
-Solar energy converters
-Uninterruptible power supplies
Section - Networks for Communication & Control
-4-20mA analog loop
-Remote I/O
-Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Section - Process Control & Manufacturing Technologies
- Proprietary
- RS232
- RS422/RS485
- Logic
- Maths/calculations
- Scaling of I/O
- 0/4-20mA
- mV/V
- Strain gauge
- Thermocouple
-Number of loops
- >16
- 1-16
- 0/4-20 mA
- 0-5V
- mA/mV
- Pulse
- Relay contact
-Visual display
-Tilt switch
-Automatic dispensing systems
-Weigh bridges
-Alarm indicators
-Analog panel meters
-Annunciator panels
-Digital panel meters
-Digital process indicators
- Bar graphs
- Characters
- LCD, flat-panel
- Programmable message
- Touchscreens
-Handheld terminals
- Desktop
- Flat-panel
- Rackmount
- Sealed
- Harsh-environment
- Key-switch
- Membrane
- Outdoor (weather-proof)
- Double acting
- Positioners
- Single acting
-Pneumatic conveying systems
-Pressure/vacuum switches
-Computer interfaces
-Control transducers
- Displacement/position transducers
-Programmable motion control systems
- Custom system design
- Servo systems
- Stepper systems
-Rotary encoders
-Servo motors
- Brushless DC motors
- DC motors
- Geared motor units
- Stepper motors
-Differential pressure transducers
-Pressure gauges/indicators
-Pressure switches
-Limit switch
-Light intensity
-Strain gauges
-Amplifiers & pre-amplifiers
- A-D
- D-A
- I-P, P-I
- mV/current
-IR non-contact
-Pyrometers (IR non-contact)
-RTDs (Pt 100, Ni)
-Temperature switches
-Thermistors (PTC, NTC)
-Thermocouple extension cables
-Thermocouple reference units
-Thermocouples (Type S, T, etc)
- Handheld tally
- Analog
- Digital
-Control signal
-Differential pressure
-Electrical power
Section - Services & Systems
- Electrical
- Factory automation
- Process control
- Other
- scada
-System integration/consulting
- Electrical
- Factory automation
- Process control
- Scada/DCS/PLC
- Telemetry
-Environmental control & monitoring
Section - Test, Measurement & Calibration
-X/Y, Y/t chart recorders
-Leak detection
-Moisture content
-Particle size
-Strain gauging
-Temperature profiling
News from Designs Unique:
Humidification at eco-friendly cement plant
December 2005, News, Designs Unique

Designs Unique, the Johannesburg-based company specialising in data acquisition projects, was recently commissioned to install a laboratory humidifying system at the Lafarge Bamburi Cement plant in Mombasa, ...

Humidifying control system for eco-friendly cement plant
July 2005, System Integration & Control Systems Design, Designs Unique

Designs Unique, a Johannesburg-based company specialising in data acquisition projects, was recently commissioned to install a laboratory humidifying system at the Lafarge Bamburi Cement plant in Mombasa, ...

Locally manufactured temperature and humidity meter
July 2004, Temperature Measurement , Designs Unique

New on the market from the Johannesburg-based company, Designs Unique, is the first South African-designed and produced precision temperature and humidity measuring device, the DTH-Sense-Aire. The device ...

Local DAQ company commissioned for Zim cement contract
March 2004, Data Acquisition & Telemetry, Designs Unique

Data acquisition specialists, Designs Unique of Johannesburg, has been commissioned to implement an advanced laboratory monitoring and control system for Circle Cement in Harare, Zimbabwe. This system ...

Data acquisition software with added functionality
September 2002, Data Acquisition & Telemetry, Designs Unique

A vision and measurement integrated software featuring drag-and-drop design programming, has been launched by Massachusetts-based Data Translation, and is now also available in South Africa. The DT Measure ...

Modern 2 MW engine testing facility commissioned
May 2002, System Integration & Control Systems Design, Designs Unique

Designs Unique of Johannesburg and NTB Technical Services of Cape Town recently commissioned a sophisticated and modern test centre at one of MTU's South African branches, in Isando. This test centre ...

Benefits of the PCI bus for data acquisition
September 2001, Industrial Computer Hardware, Designs Unique

The PCI (peripheral component interconnect) bus is an integral part of today's Pentium class high-performance personal computer systems. Conceived and designed as a way to give peripheral components ...

How to choose a PC data acquisition board
September 2001, Data Acquisition & Telemetry, Designs Unique

The ability to make use of direct memory access or DMA is a major means of reducing software overhead in the DAQ process and enhancing system throughput

Meeting vital data acqusition needs for a mammoth tunnel-boring task
May 2000, Data Acquisition & Telemetry, Designs Unique

Designs Unique, in conjunction with Thermotron of Wadeville, Germiston has recently commissioned a sophisticated data acquisition system for the Lesotho Highlands Water Project's "tunnel-boring machine". The ...

> > more

Copyright © Technews Publishing (Pty) Ltd. All rights reserved.