Motion Control Buyers' Guide
VA Instrumentation

67 Pemilton Avenue, Reservoir Hills, Durban

tel:  
+27 31 262 3100
fax:  
+27 31 262 1527
cell:  
+27 82 937 3919
email:  
vaisales@vodamail.co.za
url:  
www.vainst.co.za

Sale of: process automation and instrumentation, including motion sensing, pressure, level measurement using ultrasonic/radar/hydrostatic methods, temperature transmitters and elements, controllers, gas and liquid flowmeters, mass flow, density/Brix measurement, gas analysers and detectors, dust monitors, recorders, panel indicators/integrators, valve positioners, power cylinders, converters, pressure/temperature gauges, angular positioners, and motors.

Manufacture of: electrical, process instrumentation and automation systems, with expertise in the field of design, supply, installation and commissioning together with training of such systems.

Installer of: automation, process instrumentation and environmental air quality monitoring equipment.

System integrator of: ABB, Autrol, Agromag, Burkert, Codel, Datexel, Foxboro, Korenix, MRU, Ircon, Raytech, Iriss, Aplisens, Cox.


Johannesburg

tel: +27 83 222 1232
fax: +27 86 686 7848
vai@worldonline.co.za
Maharaj, Anesh
Sales Manager
vaisales@vodamail.co.za
Raj, Rajen
Sales
vaisales@vodamail.co.za
GPS
Gauteng
tel: +27 11 251 5310
fax: +27 86 686 7848
ABB
(System Integrator/Installer)
Aplisens
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency, System Integrator/Installer)
Autrol
(Sole Distributor/Sole Agency, System Integrator/Installer)
Bürkert
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency, System Integrator/Installer)
Codel
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency, System Integrator/Installer)
COX
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
DATAPAC
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Der Sense Technology
(Sole Distributor/Sole Agency)
F&P
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency, System Integrator/Installer)
Forbes Marshall
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency, System Integrator/Installer)
Foxboro
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency, System Integrator/Installer)
FPi
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency, System Integrator/Installer)
Honsberg
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency, System Integrator/Installer)
IRCON
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
IRISS
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
MRU
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency, System Integrator/Installer)
Oliver IGD
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency, System Integrator/Installer)
Raytek
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency, System Integrator/Installer)
Sage
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
SWR Engineering
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Wadeco
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Section - Actuators & manipulators
-Linear
- Electro-linear
- Other
- Servo
- Stepper
-Mechanical
- Screw jacks
-Other
- Feed units
- Grippers
- Other manipulators
-Rotary
- Other
- Servo
- Stepper
-Linear
-Rotary
-Linear
-Rotary
-Cylinder variants
- Low profile
- Metric
- Mill-type
- Miniature
- Rodless
- Spring return
- Telescoping
-Linear
- Other
- Servo
-Cylinder components & accessories
-Cylinder variants
- Braked cylinders
- Cushioned cylinders
- Custom cylinders
- Double rod end
- Double-acting
- Low profile
- Metric
- Mill-type
- Miniature
- Rodless
- Single-acting
- Spring return
- Telescoping
-Linear
- Other
- Servo
-Other
- Feed units
- Grippers pressure/vaccum
- Other manipulators
- Vacuum cups
- Vacuum pads
-Rotary
- Other
- Servo
Section - Control systems & components
-Control components
- Control relays
- Other
-Programmable controls
- PAC
- PC-based
- PLC
-Visualisation
- HMI
-Controllers
- Electro-hydraulic
- Electro-mechanical
- Electro-pneumatic
-Valves
- Check
Section - Electro, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic systems, including mechatronics & robotics
-Robotics & mechatronics
- Mechatronic components
- Peripherals; Vision systems
- Peripherals; Welding
- Research
- Robots
-Asset management
-Condition monitoring
Section - Gauges, indicators, transmitters, sensors, encoders & switches
-Encoders
- Linear
- Rotary
- Synchros & resolvers
-Gauges & indicators
- Counters
- Current
- Digital
- Energy; VAhr/kVAhr
- Energy; Whr/kWhr
- Flow
- Frequency
- Level
- Power factor
- Power; VA/kVA
- Power; W/kW
- Pressure
- Temperature
- Voltage
-Machine safety
- Over- under-speed protection
- Overload protection; Electrical
- Overload protection; Mechanical
- Shear pins
- Torque limiters
-Other
- Control panels
- Indicator lamps
- Joysticks
- Switches; Manual
-Personnel safety
- Audible safety devices (alarms, klaxons, etc)
- Dual-hand controls
- Emergency brakes
- Emergency stops
- Foot switches
- Light curtains & guards
- Mechanical guards
- Movement sensors
- Photoelectric guards
- Presence sensors
- Programmable relays
- Safety controllers & shutdown systems
- Safety mats
- Safety relays
- Trip switches
- Vibration sensors
- Visual safety devices (beacons, etc)
-Presence sensors
- Capacitive sensors
- IR sensors
- Limit switch
- Magnetic sensors
- Proximity
- Thermal sensors
- Vision systems
-Switches
- Flow
- Level
- Position
- Pressure
- Temperature
- Vibration
-Transmitters & transducers
- Accelerometers
- Angle
- Current
- Current transformers (CTs)
- Energy; VAhr/kVAhr
- Energy; Whr/kWhr
- Frequency
- Particle counters
- Potentiometers
- Power factor
- Power; VA/kVA
- Power; W/kW
- Strain gauge sensors
- Tacho generators
- Tilt transducers
- Torque sensors
- Turn rate sensors (gyros/solid state)
- Vibration
- Voltage
Section - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation
-Electrical
- Cable management systems
- Cable on reels or cut to length
- Cable sets, made up
- Circuit breakers
- Connectors
- DB panels
- Fuses
- Fusible links
- Housings and enclosures
- Power contactors & isolators
- Protection (thermal, magnetic, electronic, CT, overvoltage)
- Surge arrestors
-Pneumatic
- Fittings; Barbed
- Fittings; Couplings
- Fittings; Couplings, quick-acting
- Fittings; Flanged
- Fittings; Flared
- Fittings; Flareless
- Fittings; Flexible couplings
- Fittings; Metric fittings
- Flow dividers, non-rotary
- Flow restrictors
- Hoses; Regular pneumatic
- Hoses; Self-retracting (coiled)
- O-Ring bosses, pneumatic
- O-Rings, pneumatic
- Tubing, pneumatic
Section - Motors, drives & motor controllers
-Controller motor combinations
-Controllers
-Motors
-AC controllers & starters
- 3-phase; frequency control; 1 - 10 kW
- 3-phase; frequency control; 10 - 100 kW
- 3-phase; frequency control; Fractional kW
- 3-phase; frequency control; Over 100 kW
- Direct on line (DOL)
- Direct torque control
- Flux vector control
- Matrix converter
- Regenerative
- Resistance
- Single phase; Frequency control; 1 - 10 kW
- Single phase; Frequency control; Fractional kW
- Single phase; Frequency control; Over 10 kW
- Soft starters; Autotransformer
- Soft starters; Electronic
- Soft starters; Other
- Soft starters; Resistance
- Soft starters; Star-Delta
- Traction control
-AC Motors
- 3-phase
- 3-phase; 1-10 kW
- 3-phase; Fractional kW
- 3-phase; Synchronous
- Geared
- HV; 3-phase
- MV; 3-phase
- Servomotor; Geared
- Servomotor; Ungeared
- Single phase; 1-10 kW
- Single phase; Fractional kW
- Single phase; Over 10 kW
- Single phase; Synchronous
- Traction
-Controller motor sets
- AC; 3-phase; Frequency control; Closed loop
- AC; 3-phase; Frequency control; Open loop
- AC; Single phase; Frequency control; Closed loop
- AC; Single phase; Frequency control; Open loop
- DC; Motor controller combination; Closed loop
- DC; Motor controller combination; Open loop
- DC; Pulse width modulation (PWM); Closed loop
- DC; Pulse width modulation (PWM); Open loop
-DC controllers & starters
- Current control; 10-100 kW
- Current control; 1-10 kW
- Current control; Fractional kW
- Current control; Over 100 kW
- Regenerative
- Starters
- Traction control
- Voltage control; 10-100 kW
- Voltage control; 1-10 kW
- Voltage control; Fractional kW
- Voltage control; Over 100 kW
-DC Motors
- 10-100 kW
- 1-10 kW
- Brushless
- Fractional kW
- Geared
- Over 100 kW
- Permanent magnet
- Servomotor; Geared
- Servomotor; Ungeared
- Traction
- Wound field
-Other electric motors
- Stepper
-Other
- Motor contactors & isolators
- Motor Control Centres (MCC)
-Controller motor combinations
- Hydrostatic drive systems
- Other
-Controllers
- Other
-Motors
- Other
-Controller motor combinations
-Controllers
-Motors
- Other
- Turbine
- Vane
Section - Power generation & storage
-Other
- AC power supplies; 0-120 V
- AC power supplies; 120-600 V
- AC power supplies; Over 600 V
- DC power supplies; 0-120 V
- DC power supplies; 120-600 V
- DC power supplies; Over 600 V
- Other sustainable systems
- Power factor correction
- Wind driven systems
-Transformers
- 0-120V
- 120-600V
-Power packs
- Custom
- High water content (HWCF)
- Standard
-Pumps
- Air-operated
- Fixed displacement
- Ganged
- Gear
- Hand/foot operated
- High water content (HWCF)
- Piston
- Plunger
- Staged
- Vane
- Variable displacement
-Valves
- Air bleed
- Pressure reducing
-Oil coolers
- Air cooled
- Water-cooled
-Other
- Filters
- Filtration systems
-Compressors & pumps
- Compressors; Diaphragm
- Compressors; Oil-free
- Compressors; Reciprocating
- Compressors; Rotary screw
- Compressors; Rotary vane
- Pumps; Other
- Pumps; Vacuum
-Dryers
- Absorbtive
- Absorbtive, regenerative
-Other
- Condensate drains
- Filters
- Lubricators
- Receivers
- Relief valves
- Separators
- Service units
Section - Power transmission & distribution
-Electrical
- Cable management systems
- Cable on reels or cut to length
- Cable sets, made up
- Circuit breakers
- Connectors
- DB panels
- Fuses
- Fusible links
- Housings and enclosures
- Power contactors & isolators
- Protection (thermal, magnetic, electronic, CT, overvoltage)
- Surge arrestors
-Pneumatic
- Fittings; Barbed
- Fittings; Couplings
- Fittings; Couplings, quick-acting
- Fittings; Flanged
- Fittings; Flared
- Fittings; Flareless
- Fittings; Flexible couplings
- Fittings; Metric fittings
- Flow dividers, non-rotary
- Flow restrictors
- Hoses; Regular pneumatic
- Hoses; Self-retracting (coiled)
- O-Ring bosses, pneumatic
- O-Rings, pneumatic
- Tubing, pneumatic
Section - Services
-Design & engineering
- Engineering
- System integration/consulting
-Maintenance
- General maintenance
- Transformer oil analysis & testing
-Manufacture
- Control panel
- DB
- MCC
-Plant & maintenance
- Asset management
- Condition monitoring
- Energy efficiency
- Shutdown
-Compressors
- Repairs/maintenance
-Design & engineering
- Compressed air audits
- Cylinder; Custom design
- Engineering
- System integration/consulting
-Dryers
- Maintenance
- Maintenance & manufacture
- Maintenance/compressed air leak detection
- Repairs/Maintenance
Section - Tools & equipment including software tools
-Electrical
- Electrical; Test equipment
- Software; Electrical drive design
-Hydraulic
- Cleaning equipment for fluid power lines
- Hydraulic; Test equipment
-Other
- Alignment tools
- Laboratory equipment
- Leak detection
- Mechanical
- Software; Safety design
- Test equipment
- Tribology equipment
- Vibration analysers
-Pneumatic
- Cleaning equipment for pneumatic lines
- Leak detection
- Pneumatic; Test equipment
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