SCE Africa Automation

156A President Mbeki Drive, Rustenburg

+27 14 5972234
+27 86 634 1352
+27 83 282 5706

Core business offering: SCE Africa Automation specialises in automation and control systems for the mining, power and utility industries. We supply equipment and industrial multiplexers for power applications for the facilitation of protection, control and communication as well as RTU systems for various industries. We are system integrators for equipment in these industries.


tel: +27 14 597 2234
fax: +27 14 597 0703
Black, George
Branch Manager - Rustenburg
Heiberg, Ross
Project Adminstrator Rustenburg
Hoogenboezem, Jaco
Managing Director
Kompe, Herman
Logistics Manager
Enleaver Investments
Harare, Zimbabwe
tel: +263 4 747237
HJ Industrial
tel: +27 12 809 0571
fax: +27 12 809 0571
Peja East Africa
Kampala, Uganda
tel: +31 26 354 1222
Pito Investements
Harare, Zimbabwe
tel: +263 4 747224
Radio Activ
Gabarone, Botswana
tel: +267 721 59352
Harare, Zimbabwe
tel: +263 4 705044
Accutech Instrumentation
(Shared Agency)
(Sole Agency)
(Sole Agency)
(Sole Agency)
Brodersen (RTUs)
(Sole Agency)
Brodersen (systems)
(Sole Agency)
(Shared Agency)
Control Microsystems
(Sole Agency)
(Sole Agency)
(Sole Agency)
(Sub Agency)
Lapp Southern Africa
(Sub Agency)
Mean Well
(Sub Agency)
(Sub Agency)
Merlin Gerin
(Sub Agency, System Integrator)
(Sub Agency, System Integrator)
Phoenix Contact
(Sub Agency, System Integrator)
Planet (networking & communication)
(Shared Agency)
Power Contractors
(Sub Agency)
(Sub Agency)
(Sub Agency, System Integrator)
(Sole Agency)
(Sole Agency)
Schneider Electric
(Sub Agency, System Integrator)
Schneider Electric (PLCs)
(Sub Agency, System Integrator)
Schneider Electric (remote telemetry & scada)
(Shared Agency, System Integrator)
(System Integrator)
Siemens Digital Industries
(Sub Agency, System Integrator)
(Sub Agency)
(Sub Agency, System Integrator)
(Sub Agency, System Integrator)
Square D
(Sub Agency, System Integrator)
(Sub Agency, System Integrator)
Tesys T
(Sub Agency, System Integrator)
(Sole Agency)
Transition Networks
(Sub Agency, System Integrator)
TTC Marconi
(Sole Agency)
Urmet TLC
(Sole Agency, System Integrator)
(Sole Agency)
(Sub Agency, System Integrator)
Wika Instruments
(Sub Agency, System Integrator)
(Sole Agency)
Section - Computers & Software
- desktop
- laptop
- servers
- tablet
- workstations
-Industrial computers
- Board level
- Compact, embeddable (PC/104, PCI, ISA bus) modules
- Flat-panel
- Pentium architecture
- PLC plug-in
- Rackmount
- Wall mounted, embeddable
- x86
-Input devices
- Keyboard/video/mouse (KVM) extenders & switches
- Keyboards
- Mice, trackerballs
- Network interfaces (see I/O table)
- Touchscreens
- CRT/LCD terminals
- Hot-swappable power supplies
- Monitors/display systems
- Printers
-Electrical design
-Instrumentation design
-Motion control system design
-Simulation systems
-Communication medium
- Copper
- Optical fibre
- Radio
-Communication standard
- Ethernet/IP
- Fieldbus
- Modbus
- Other
- RS232/485/422
-Distributed I/O systems
- 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
- Alarm management
- Batch production
- Data acquisition, analysis
- Dynamic link to libraries (DLL)
- Expert systems
- Fuzzy logic
- Link to windows databases
- Manufacturing execution systems (MES)
- MRP, tracking, business
- Operator interface
- Programming languages
- Soft PLC
- System simulation/PID tuning
- OPC clients
- OPC servers
- C, Pascal, etc
- MS Visual Basic
- OOP (e.g. Visual C++)
- PLC languages
-Network communications
- Fieldbus
- Low-level networks
-Operating Systems
- .Net
-Operating systems
- Java
- Linux
- Windows 7
Section - Data Acquisition & Remote Control
-Ethernet-based systems
-Machine health monitoring
-PC based data acquisition
- A-D conversion boards
- automatic data acquisition
- data acquisition cards
-Portable data collection terminal
-Radio frequency tags
- chart paper
- circular chart
- events
- paperless
-Standalone data loggers
-Emissions management
-Maintenence management
-MES - Manufacturing Execution Systems
-MIS - Management Information Systems
-MRP - Manufacturing Resource Planning
-Operator training simulators
-Production management systems
-Quality management
-Utility optimisation
- density
- dust
- effluent
- flame
- gas
- moisture
- opacity
- vibration
- water quality
-Sampling equipment
- gases
- liquids
-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
- Linux
-Standalone version available
-Cable telemetry
- copper wire
- Ethernet LAN
- fibre optic
-Radio telemetry
-Remote sensing & control
- cable link
- cellular
- from rotating shaft
- radio link
Section - Miscellaneous Hardware
- Armoured
- Silicon
- 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
-Optical fibre
-Termination tooling
- Primary
- Secondary (rechargeable)
-Battery chargers
-DC-DC converters
-Engine driven generators
-Instrument power supplies
-Load management
-Mains AC-DC converters
-Solar energy converters
-Standby power generators
-Uninterruptible power supplies
-19" racking
-Boxes - electronics
- Metal construction
- Plastic construction
- Free-standing
- Industrial computers
- Wall mount
-Enclosures (special)
- Corrosion proof
- Environmentally protected
-Pole mount accessories
-Sub-rack systems
-Thermal control
- Heat exchangers/airconditioners
-Reed relays
- Dry-contact
- Mercury-wetted
- DIN-rail mount
- General purpose, control
- Intrinsically safe
- Key-lock
- Magnetic
- Pushbutton-control
- Rotary selector
- Thumb-wheel encoded output
-Cable jointing kits
-Cabling conduit
-Fibre optic jointing kit
-Audible alarms
- Bells
- Horns, sirens
-Circuit breakers for equipment (CBE)
-Emergency stop switches
- Fast-acting
- Normal
- Slow-blow
-Key-lock switches
-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
-Surge protection/suppression
- Gas discharge
- Lightning arrestors
- Varistor (MOV)
-Visible alarms
- Annunciator displays
-DIN rail-mount
-Fuse terminal blocks
-I/O system
-PLC interface
-Pluggable terminal blocks
-Screwed clamp
-Screwless spring cage
-Tab connector blocks (panel)
-Wire wrap
Section - Networks for Communication & Control
-4-20mA analog loop
-Foundation Fieldbus
-Network analysers
- CANbus
- EIA-485
- Ethernet
- Modbus
- Profibus
- Profinet
- Proprietary
- RS232/422/485
- Universal Serial Bus (USB)
-Remote I/O
-Universal Serial Bus (USB)
-Wireless (for industrial application only)
- extension cables
- indoor
- outdoor
-Power supplies
- batteries
- energy harvesting (thermal/vibration, etc)
- solar
-Wireless Ethernet port adaptor (aka modem)
-Wireless gateways
-Wireless I/O - analogue
-Wireless I/O - discrete
-Wireless I/O networks
-Wireless sensor networks
-Wireless serial port adaptor (RS-232/RS-422/RS-485) (aka modem)
Section - Process Control & Manufacturing Technologies
-Valve position transmitters
- Valve positioners
-Control valves (applications)
- Hygienic
-Sliding/knife gate
- Fieldbus
- RS422/RS485
- Logic
- Maths/calculations
- Ratio control
- 0/4-20mA
- Thermocouple
-Number of loops
- >16
- 0/4-20 mA
- 0-5V
-Visual display
-Entry level DCS
-Networked controllers
-PACs - Programmable Automation Controllers
-AC control
- Closed loop
- Flux vector
- Inverters - 3 phase AC
- Soft starter
-Flowmeters (type)
- Doppler ultrasonic
- Magnetic/electromagnetic
- Mass
- Open channel, flume, weir
- Positive displacement
-Capacitive & conductive
-Microwave, guided & radar
-Optical, laser
-Rotary paddle
-Tilt switch
-Vibrating fork
-Belt scales
-Alarm indicators
-Annunciator panels
-Digital panel meters
-Digital process indicators
- Bar graphs
- Display wall (control room)
- LCD, flat-panel
- Programmable message
- Touch screens
-Handheld terminals
- Desktop
- Flat-panel
- Rack-mount
- Sealed
- Harsh-environment
- Key-switch
- Membrane
- Outdoor (weather-proof)
-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
-Networking organisation
- Host-to-PLC link
- PLC-to-PLC
- Remote I/O
- 20 mA loop
- Ethernet
- Fieldbus
- PLC-to-PLC
- Proprietary data bus
- Remote I/O
- RS232, RS422, RS485
-Operator interface panel
-PACs - Programmable Automation Controllers
- 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
- Linear
- Rotary
-Air dryers
-Controllers/logic devices
-Pressure/vacuum switches
-Tubes & fittings
-Computer interfaces
-Control transducers
- Displacement/position transducers
-Rotary encoders
-Differential pressure transducers
-Pressure switches
-Pressure-electrical transducers
-Hot metal
-Limit switch
-Machine guard
-Light intensity
-Metal detectors
-Amplifiers & pre-amplifiers
- A-D
- D-A
- I-P, P-I
- mV/current
- Power (VAR, F, kWh etc)
- Programmable
-Root extractors
-IR non-contact
-Panel-mount indicators
-Pyrometers (IR non-contact)
-RTDs (Pt 100, Ni)
-Temperature switches
-Thermistors (PTC, NTC)
-Thermocouple extension cables
- Panel mount
- Rail mount
- Digital
- Panel mount
- Rail mount
-Control signal
-Differential pressure
-Electrical power
-Universal, programmable
Section - Services & Systems
- Electrical
- Factory automation
- Panel builders
- Process control
- System wiring/installation
-Hardware repair
- Scada
-Project Management
-System integration/consulting
- Electrical
- Factory automation
- Information systems
- Materials handling
- Other
- Process control
- Production management
- Scada/DCS/PLC
- Telemetry
-Energy management
-Environmental control & monitoring
-Food & beverage
-Furnace control & management
-Kiln Control
-Materials handling
-Mining & metals
-Power generation & distribution
-Water & waste water
Section - Test, Measurement & Calibration
- Carbon concentration
- Chlorine
- Combustion
- Density
- Dissolved oxygen
- Flue gas
- Gas
- Oxygen
- Particles
- Single element
- Suspended solids
- Viscosity
-Sampling equipment
- Gases
-Turbidity meters
-0/4-20 mA loop simulators/calibrators
-Documenting process calibrators
-Flow calibrators
-Frequency, time simulators/calibrators
-Loop optimisation analysers & software
-mV simulators/calibrators
-Power, energy calibrators
-Pressure simulators/calibrators
-RTD simulators/calibrators
-Insulation testers
-Mains power analysers
-Phase rotation
-Portable power meters
-Scope & DMM combinations
-X/Y, Y/t chart recorders
-Dust level
-Leak detection
-Moisture content
-Noise/sound level
-Thermal imaging
News from SCE Africa Automation:
Reviving your scada and telemetry
January 2010, Data Acquisition & Telemetry, SCE Africa Automation

If you are frustrated with your scada or telemetry system for one or more of the following reasons, migrating might be easier than you think and the return on investment quite compelling:    * Your scada ...

SCE's runner wins endurance marathon
December 2009, News, SCE Africa Automation

Supervisory & Control Expertise SA, a local supplier of telemetry and control equipment designed for use in extreme environments, recently sponsored Dirk Cloete to victory in the Kalahari Extreme Marathon. ...

Remote monitoring
October 2009, Data Acquisition & Telemetry, SCE Africa Automation

Battery-operated logging and alarming. The water industry in South Africa faces unique challenges. The distributed and remote nature of pipe networks and reservoirs, availability of power at these sites ...

Battery-operated pressure measurement
July 2009, Pressure Measurement & Control, SCE Africa Automation

SCE has been involved in the design of applications for major water utilities in South Africa, and has proven technologies for many applications

Reliable water supplies
October 2008, SCADA/HMI, SCE Africa Automation

Unique control, measurement and operational challenges in water distribution. In South Africa, water distribution is handled by an institutional tier between national and local government in the form ...

Battery powered utility water meters
October 2007, Flow Measurement & Control, SCE Africa Automation

Supervisory and Control Expertise won a contract to supply a battery driven, flow and pressure monitoring and alarming system for mainly mechanical water meters for Rand Water

Telemetry at Temba Water Treatment Plant
June 2006, Data Acquisition & Telemetry, SCE Africa Automation

The upgrading of the Temba Water Treatment Plant had to include a telemetry system to enable automatic control of the high lift pumps delivering water to the distribution system.       Telemetry system requirements...

Telemetry solution for utilities
April 2004, Data Acquisition & Telemetry, SCE Africa Automation

Supervisory & Control Engineering, a leading automation and process control and telemetry solutions company, now offers third layer DNP-3 communication protocol in its ScadaPack PLC/Telemetry controllers. ...

RTU/PLC integrated intelligence
October 2003, System Integration & Control Systems Design, SCE Africa Automation

The Scadapack PLC/RTU Series is now available with an integrated spread spectrum wireless transceiver with a value adding GSM-SMS utility. This simplified panel design eliminates the need for separate ...

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