IBG
Industrial Control & Automation

56 Ivy Park, 3 Ivy Road, Pinetown

tel:  
+27 31 709 0811
fax:  
+27 31 709 0812
cell:  
+27 83 452 3181
email:  
ica@mweb.co.za
url:  
www.ica.za.com

Core business offering: I.C.A. is a specialist electrical and instrumentation installation contracting company with capabilities in turnkey projects inclusive of design and drawings. It is an agent for a leading brand, selling and supporting the PCI products for KZN, Swaziland and the sugar industry in southern Africa.


Richards Bay

tel: +27 82 879 0693
fax: +27 86 545 7764
terrence@inauto.co.za
Calvert, Alex
Procurement
alex@inauto.co.za
Calvert, Mark
Managing Director
ica@mweb.co.za
Hitge, Kobus
Project Manager
kobus@inauto.co.za
Kimble, Rod
Yokogawa Sales Engineer
rod@inauto.co.za
Marran, Terrence
Yokogawa Sales Engineer
terrence@inauto.co.za
Ngongoma, Chris
Director ( M.I.E )
ica@mweb.co.za
Rahman, Mukhtar
Yokogawa Technical Sales
mukhtar@inauto.co.za
Smith, Chris
Construction Manager
chris1@inauto.co.za
Snyman, Joe
Project Manager (Instrumentation)
ica@mweb.co.za
Barksdale (pressure switches)
(Sub Agency)
Elen Enclosures
(Sub Agency)
Kinetrol (actuators)
(Sub Agency)
Yokogawa (KZN, SWAZI, MOZAM, ZIM)
(Sole Agency, System Integrator)
Section - Data Acquisition & Remote Control
-PC based data acquisition
- A-D conversion boards
- automatic data acquisition
- data acquisition cards
- distributed data acquisition
- presentation/analysis software
-Portable data collection terminal
-Recorders
- chart paper
- circular chart
- disposable pens
- events
- instrumentation magtape
- paperless
- strip chart
- videographic
-Standalone data loggers
-MES - Manufacturing Execution Systems
-MIS - Management Information Systems
-MRP - Manufacturing Resource Planning
-Operator training simulators
-Process simulation & design
-Monitors
- air quality
- chlorine
- density
- dust
- effluent
- flame
- gas
- moisture
- opacity
- vibration
- water quality
-Sampling equipment
- gases
- 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
- radio link
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
-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
-Boxes - electronics
- Metal construction
- Plastic construction
-Cabinets
- Explosion-protected
- Free-standing
- Industrial computers
- Wall mount
-Cases/housings
- Benchtop
- Card cages
- Portable
-Desks, consoles, furniture
-EMC control
- Shielded enclosures
- Shielding laminates, gaskets, coating
-Enclosures (special)
- Corrosion proof
- Environmentally protected
-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
- Mercury-wetted
-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
-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
-Circuit breakers for equipment (CBE)
-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
-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 - Process Control & Manufacturing Technologies
-Electric
-Emergency shutdown
-Hydraulic
-Pneumatic
-Valve position transmitters
- Valve positioners
-Control valves (applications)
- Cryogenic
- Globe - sanitary
- Hygienic
- Re-circulating
- Safety release
- Slurry control
- Steam conditioning
- Steam de-superheaters
-Control valves (type)
- Ball
- Butterfly
-Eccentric plug
-Globe
- double seated
- split-body
- three-way
-Manifolds
-Pinch-type sleeve
-Sliding/knife gate
-Solenoid
-Weir-type diaphragm
-Communications
- Fieldbus
- 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
- Inverters - 1 phase AC
- Inverters - 3 phase AC
-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
-Monitors/indicators
-Pipeline monitors
-Potable water meters
-Regulators
-Switches
-Totalisers and correlators
-Explosion-proof
-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
-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
-Automatic dispensing systems
-Batching
-Blending
-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
- CRT
- Display wall (control room)
- LCD, flat-panel
- Programmable message
- Touch screens
-Handheld terminals
-Keyboards
- Custom
- Desktop
- Flat-panel
- Rack-mount
- 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
-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
-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
-Edge detection
-Hot metal
-Inductive
-Infrared
-Laser
-Limit switch
-Machine guard
-Magnetic
-Photoelectric
-Ultrasonic
-Current
-Density
-Displacement
-Fibre-optic
-Flow
-Gas
-Humidity
-Level
-Light intensity
-Loadcell
-Mass
-Metal detectors
-Moisture
-Other
-Presence
-Radiation
-Strain gauges
-Tactile
-Thickness
-Vibration
-Converters
- A-D
- D-A
- I-P, P-I
- mV/current
- Power (VAR, F, kWh etc)
- Programmable
-Isolators
-Multiplexers
-Root extractors
-Infrared (IR) line scan
-IR non-contact
-IR thermal imaging
-Panel-mount indicators
-Pyrometers (IR non-contact)
-RTDs (Pt 100, Ni)
-Temperature switches
-Thermocouple extension cables
-Thermocouple reference units
-Thermocouples (Type S, T, etc)
-Thermowells
-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
- Industrial lighting
- Maintenance
- Materials handling
- Process control
- System wiring/installation
-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
-Batch production
-Blending
-Boiler/furnace control
-Furnace control & management
-Petrochemical
-Power generation & distribution
-Pulp & paper
-Sugar
-Water & waste water
Section - Test, Measurement & Calibration
-Analysers
- Basis weight, consistency
- Boiler feed water
- Chlorine
- Density
- Dissolved oxygen
- Flue gas
- Gas
- Gas chromatograph
- On-line process
- Oxygen
-Conductivity
-ORP
-pH
-pH handheld
-Sampling equipment
- Gases
-Turbidity meters
-0/4-20 mA loop simulators/calibrators
-Decade boxes, R/I/C
-Documenting process calibrators
-mV simulators/calibrators
-Power, energy calibrators
-Pressure simulators/calibrators
-RTD simulators/calibrators
-Strain gauge simulators/calibrators
-Thermocouple simulators
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