Brief History of Iptron
Iptron Technology cc was born out of Numeritech (Pty) Ltd, a
company started by Ian Plunkett in a business arrangement with a silent partner. The company planned to take
advantage of previous experience in Industrial Metrologyand CNC Automation of Machine
Tools. However, the company opted to manufacture their own Load Cells with the 6T4/120. A varient of this was approved as Intrinsically Safe along with EGT-2000I and supplied to many Coal Mines.
In 1991 Numeritech was reformed in to Iptron Technology cc. Over the years ongoing development brought CAD PC Board layout -leading to the second generation EGT2420 system. Conveyor Tension Control became our
specialisation. The need for improvements in higher
integrity of measurement, lead to development of our unique Two-Wire
Loop-Powered Load Cell - this was complemented with our LDM-121 Loop Measure
Display Module which measures both the Load Cell input current and the supply
current to effect a DC Earth Leakage with a very low threshold.
Our reputation for producing reliable equipment has pulled
us through the conveyor industry, With development and innovation ongoing, we
have pioneered and continue to lead the field of Tension Control.
Still a small company with a passion for innovation and
excellence. All the system modules are redesigned to
include Microcontroller logic, the revolutionary 2-Wire Loop-Powered Load Cell
to complement the innovative DC Earth leakage to provide a ‘high integrity’
measurement. Our technical achievements
speak for themselves:
Many systems have been commissioned over the years. Our
primary market is South Africa, with exports to Chile, Turkey, Canada, Guinea,
Ghana, Mali, Botswana, Namibia and Zambia.
Some spin off developments include multi-level systems, as well
as Intrinsically Safe Systems approved by the South African Bureau of
The current system has been in the mature stage for some
years. Brake performance and mechanical
problems, have always been a troublesome area.
We have looked at various methods of monitoring to flag problems as they
arise and this has been the driving force behind our new design. Various designs were done over the past 15
years and this long process is about to give birth to a radical new system.
We design and manufacture technical equipment, and offer
Technical Support and backup. By allowing us to be your supplier, you allow us
to better understand your needs and provide you with quality service timeously.