Frontline Controls

336 Boundary Road, Walkers Fruit Farms, Meyerton

+27 60 991 0884
+27 86 608 2659
+27 82 457 3279
[email protected]

Core business offering: Supplier of products used for the measurement and control of flow, level, pressure, temperature, pH, conductivity, density, open-channel flow, as well as products used for safety gas monitoring and on-line stack dust and gas monitoring. The company now also provide a range of dataloggers and signal conditioners.

Barnsley, T.A.
Managing Member/Sales Manager
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Barnsley, Mary
Admin Manager
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Barnsley, Timothy
Internal Sales Administrator
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Nhlapo, Vusi
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Section - Data Acquisition & Remote Control
-PC based data acquisition
- A-D conversion boards
- data acquisition cards
- presentation/analysis software
- chart paper
- circular chart
- disposable pens
- events
- paperless
- strip chart
- videographic
-Standalone data loggers
- air quality
- chlorine
- dust
- effluent
- flame
- gas
- moisture
- radiation
- vibration
- water quality
-Radio telemetry
-Remote sensing & control
- cellular
- radio link
Section - Miscellaneous Hardware
- Armoured
- Armoured
- Coaxial
- High temperature
- Multiwire
- Screened
- Single conductor panel wires
- Temperature compensated cable
- Twisted pair
-Circular DIN, control
-Circular, power
-Rectangular, control, signal
-19" racking
-Boxes - electronics
- Metal construction
- Plastic construction
- Free-standing
- Wall mount
-Enclosures (special)
- Corrosion proof
-Reed relays
- Dry-contact
- DIN-rail mount
- General purpose, control
- Plug-in
- Solid state (photo MOS)
- Time delay
- Cam-operated
- Foot-operated
- Key-lock
- Magnetic
- Pushbutton-control
- Rocker
- Rotary selector
-Cable glands
-Cable grommets
-Cable jointing kits
-Cable sleeving
-Cable tie installing tools
-Cable ties
-Cable/terminal marking systems
-Cabling conduit
-Ducting, trunking
-Heat-shrink guns
-Heat-shrink tubing
-Insulating tape, coloured
-Lacing cord/ribbon
-Mounting clips, clamps
-Audible alarms
- Bells
- Horns, sirens
-CBE (circuit breakers for equipment)
-Emergency stop switches
-EMI suppression filters
- Power-line
- Signal line
-Hazardous gas detection
-Intrusion alarms
-Key-lock switches
-Light curtains
-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
- Lightning arrestors
- Varistor (MOV)
-Visible alarms
- Annunciator displays
- Indicator lights
- Industrial beacons
- LED for traffic lights
-DIN rail-mount
-Fuse terminal blocks
Section - Networks for Communication & Control
Section - Process Control & Manufacturing Technologies
-Limit switches
-Valve position transmitters
- Valve positioners
-Control valves (applications)
- Slurry control
-Control valves (type)
- Ball
- Butterfly
- split-body
- three-way
-Weir-type diaphragm
- RS232
- RS422/RS485
- Adaptive gain
- Auto/self tuning
- Cascade control
- Maths/calculations
- Ratio control
- Scaling of I/O
- 0/4-20mA
- mV/V
- Strain gauge
- Thermocouple
-Number of loops
- 1-16
- 0/4-20 mA
- 0-5V
-Panel size (mm)
- 24x48
- 48x48
- 48x96
- 72x72
- 96x96
-Visual display
-Flowmeters (application)
- Batching
- Partially filled pipes/channels
-Flowmeters (type)
- Clamp-on, non-invasive
- Coriolis
- Differential pressure (DP)
- Doppler ultrasonic
- Magnetic/electromagnetic
- Mass
- Open channel, flume, weir
- Orifice plate, flow nozzle
- Pelton wheel
- Pitot tube
- Positive displacement
- Solids
- Thermal dispersion/calorific
- Turbine
- Variable area
- Venturi tube
- Vortex
-Potable water meters
-Totalisers and correlators
-Gas detection
-Intrinsic safety
- Batch controllers
- Flashing beacons
- Shunt diode safety barriers
- Totalisers
- Transmitters - flow
- Transmitters - level
- Transmitters - pressure
- Transmitters - temperature
-Capacitive & conductive
-Microwave, guided & radar
-Optical, laser
-Rotary paddle
-Thermistor / thermal
-Tilt switch
-Vibrating fork
-Automatic dispensing systems
-Belt scales
-Drum filling
-Impact plate
-Alarm indicators
-Analog panel meters
-Annunciator panels
-Digital panel meters
-Digital process indicators
- Bar graphs
- Characters
- Linear
- Rotary
-Air dryers
- Double acting
- Positioners
- Single acting
-Pressure/vacuum switches
-Tubes & fittings
- Check
- Flow
- Gauge
- Isolation
- Manifolds
- Pressure
-Control transducers
- Displacement/position transducers
- Tilt transducers
-Rotary encoders
-Differential pressure transducers
-Instrument manifolds
-Pressure gauges/indicators
-Pressure switches
-Pressure-electrical transducers
- Pilot operated pressure reducing
- Self-acting back pressure
- Self-acting pressure reducing
-Hot metal
-Limit switch
-Interface in solids/liquids
-Light intensity
-Metal detectors
-Strain gauges
- I-P, P-I
- mV/current
- Power (VAR, F, kWh, etc.)
- Programmable
-Root extractors
-Heat flow monitors
-IR non-contact
-IR thermal imaging
-Panel-mount indicators
-Pyrometers (IR non-contact)
-RTDs (Pt 100, Ni)
-Temperature switches
-Thermocouple extension cables
-Thermocouples (Type S, T, etc)
- Batch
- Mechanical
- Panel mount
- Rail mount
- Analog
- Digital
- Panel mount
- Rail mount
-Control signal
-Differential pressure
-Electrical power
-Universal, programmable
Section - Services & Systems
-Compressed air
-Water & waste water
Section - Test, Measurement & Calibration
- Boiler feed water
- Chlorine
- Colorimetric
- Combustion
- Dissolved oxygen
- Flue gas
- Gas
- Gas chromatograph
- Hydrocarbon
- On-line process
- Oxygen
- Particles
- Single element
- Suspended solids
-pH handheld
-Redox measurement
-Reference materials
-Turbidity meters
-0/4-20 mA loop simulators/calibrators
-Deadweight testers
-Decade boxes, R/I/C
-Documenting process calibrators
-Flow calibrators
-mV simulators/calibrators
-Pressure simulators/calibrators
-RTD simulators/calibrators
-Thermocouple simulators
-Insulation testers
-Mains power analysers
-Phase rotation
-Pipe & cable locators
-Portable power meters
-Scope & DMM combinations
-X/Y, Y/t chart recorders
-Balances, mass
-Dust level
-Geiger-Müller counters
-Leak detection
-Oil in water
-Strain gauging
-Vibration/machine health
- Physical contact
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Pressure measurement and control
January 2001, Pressure Measurement & Control, Frontline Controls

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