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SAIMC Tshwane Tech Eve Invite 1st Aug – Intro to SIL & Misconceptions by Marita van den Berg of Proconics


topic: Introduction to SIL and common misconceptions

BY MRs. Marita van den Bergh from Proconics


TIME: 18:00 for 18:30

As always at SAIMC Branch meetings, bring your technical concerns, bring colleagues and friends, and come for a cocktail of friendships, business alliances and like-minded people, united by the desire to be the best in the world of Automation, Instrumentation, Measurement and Control. Visitors are welcome.

Previous Month Presentation:

For July we were fortunate to have Mr. Lloyd Townsend from WIKA present on Calibration – Necessary evil or quality driver? The presentation covered how important the subject is in relation to efficiency in order to maximise profits. Traceability and proof there off along with calibration hierarchy was also discussed. An interesting concept discussed included “uncertainty of measurement vs. accuracy statement”. The presentation is available to interested parties. We were fortunate to have some esteemed quests and for Mr. Hans van de Groenendaal from EE Publishers to summarize the presentation in an article as per: http://www.ee.co.za/article/calibration-a-quality-driver.html


Left to right: Dr. Eugene Golovins, NMISA/DCLF Electrical; Mr. Lloyd Townsend, WIKA Instruments; and Petrus, Chairman SAIMC Tshwane


Some brief feedback re past period:

SAIMC NAT COM: Our website (https://www.saimc.co.za/) has been updated to reflect the three strategic focus areas of the organization for the period to 2023 and most recently we convened to add more substance in terms of actions to the strategy of which more will be communicated from a national level.

The MOU with Association representing electronics industry (AREI) has been completed and has been submitted for signature by respective parties.


All the technical evenings for the year have been booked and we look forward to hosting you:


Dates high lighted:

Training Days (6th & 7th of August at NLA)

To date we have received sufficient bookings / interest to continue with the training at NLA as per invite sent were E&H, Rascals, Dessoft and Ai2SA will present different training topics. Thank you for everyone who committed to attend, hopefully we can reach our objective. A separate email will follow to those RSVP’d confirming final details. Thank you to companies also assisting us and NLA for hosting us. Looking forward to the event.

Golf Day (15th of August)

The cutof date for registration is 31st of July to allow Archie time to make final arrangements. We look forward to an awesome day spent in the sun. Jurie and Archie will communicate more re event and final arrangement.

National function NTIP (20 or 21st of September)

More info to follow about educational growth plan.

National Gala Dinner (26th of October)

More info to follow

German School October Beer fest (13th of September)

We have once again been invited to attend the prestigeous event hosted for corporates and have tentatively booked 2 tables of 10 seats each. The cuttoff for final arrangements is 10th of August as we have to secure booking by completing booking form and making payment to secure seats. See invite below. Should you be interested please complete booking form and send to me to collate by cutoff date.



More visits may be setup on an ad-hoc basis. Ps. Petrus has spoken to AEROSUD re feasibility for a visit after September to count to next year’s point’s, more info to follow. Should you have an interesting visit let us know to engage.


Thank you kindly to our patrons for ongoing support:






We are very pleased to announce we know have our very own bank account, special thank you to Jurie. There have unfortunately been some delays in making payments associated to jacket(s), etc. however Jurie is working on it.

In conclusion please see invite included to FIRST event as per below, please feel free to partake and to invite other interested parties.

For more information please contact any one of the committee members. We appreciate any new members so also please feel free to share.

PS Please remember we are coming close to year end and will start with arrangements soon for year end function and to communicate info about our own function – please feel free to contribute ideas to be considered. Also note we will be looking for more / new branch council members to help take us forward. Should you be interested and able to assist kindly let committee know so we can start succession planning. The national committee is encouraging end users to also assist.

Thank you kindly,

Petrus Klopper

SAIMC Tshwane Branch Committee (Chairman & Technology) and

National Committee (Professional Service / Standards Sub-Committee)

082 559 7437



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