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Local instrumentation leader turns 40

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THIS year, Instrotech celebrates 40 years in the business of providing industrial electronics, instrumentation, calibration equipment and solutions in the process control and instrumentation industry.

Founded by Dave Howcraft in 1981, the company has evolved appreciably from offices in Kya Sands, to the Comtest Group HQ in Linbro Business Park, Gauteng, when it was acquired by Comtest in 2010.

“Our core vision is to be the preferred and leading provider of locally designed and manufactured, cost-effective, high-quality industrial electronics and calibration equipment, as well as representing international manufacturers of high-quality equipment, for the process control instrumentation industry,” said Instrotech MD Pieter Deysel.

“Talking about our local development and technology, Instrotech is constantly upgrading and renovating the product offering, ensuring the future longevity of the company. This, in conjunction with our international suppliers, means we can give our customers the best innovative solution for their applications,” he said.

Barend Niemand, Comtest Group MD said, “Our paths crossed in 2009/2010 when Comtest acquired Instrotech and Calog companies, opening up a new market with new products, enabling us to use local innovation to better support our customers.

“I am very proud of the staff who make up the Instrotech Team – they’re hard-working and having pulled through a very tough 2020. We can look back with pride at the tremendous support given by Instrotech’s staff.”

Several new products featuring Instrotech’s innovation and product development will be launched this year.

  • Instrotech’s INSPECTA is a boiler protection system. Installed in the boiler, Inspecta continuously monitors sound to detect any changes which would indicate a steam leak within the boiler. This allows plant operators to identify the affected area and plot the progress of the leak for planned shutdowns.
  • Instrotech’s AUTO PURGE system is designed to ensure that the Inspecta pipe sets remain clean at all times. If the pipe sets are not free of ash, the boiler is at risk of a steam leak not being detected early enough for proactive action.
  • Instrotech’s new 9000 DIN Rail mount programmable isolated transmitter is faster, and better equipped to handle todays requirement.

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