Adaptive Canning Lines
Together with our partner, Kirschenhofer, we offer a complete set of canning solutions to fit your needs.
We have a wide range of skills and in-house competencies that allow us to design, manufacture and commission complete assembly lines.
Automated Work Cells
Solutions range from fixed dedicated welding machines to more flexible robotic welding cells.
S4 designs, manufactures and installs a wide range of conveyors for many different industries as per customer specific requirement.
Kanban systems are used in the control of logistical chains in production environment to increase efficiencies and reduce oversupply, which reduces waste.
Manipulators serve the purpose of moving or orientating items by automated means while they go through the various phases of production, saving you time and manpower on a production line.
Pick and Place Systems
In the increasingly competitive manufacturing environment, moving work pieces from one station to the next is a vital step in creating an effective and efficient assembly line.
Walking Beam Transfer Station
S4 has placed a lot of focus on developing, designing and and implementing effective walking beam transfer systems.
Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems
Automated storage and retrieval systems provide the optimum solution for warehousing problems. ASRS will streamline your warehouse while cutting down on costs.
CIMAT is a leading company in the field of balancer manufacturing and sales in Poland, S4 brings you this quality as one of their renowned international distributors.
Dedicated Round Welder
Suitable for pipe to cone, pipe to flange, or any round weld with gun access all around. Can be made to fit vertical or horizontal orientation.
This equipment is designed to be stand-alone, used in process for applying hardener to inlet end of converter support mat.
Laser Marking Facility
Together with our partner, Marking Engineering, S4 offers custom built automated 2D barcoding systems for direct part marking(DPM) of the end product.
Designed to measure circumference, average diameter, ovality and area.
Punching and Gluing Machines
S4 has supplied a variety of punching and gluing systems to the automotive industry.
Stereo Washing Facility
S4 was asked to design and manufacture a stereo washing facility for the print industry.
This equipment is designed to automatically press the monoliths into the converter case from both ends, or from one end only.
S4 has supplied a variety of automated welding solutions to many different industries.
S4 has been asked to design, build, install and commission a fully automated parts washing system.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Daiichi-Densu LTD., FEC INc. has been a leading supplier of fastening systems for more than 25 years.
CIMAT is a leading company in the field of balancer manufacturing and sales in Poland, and S4 is one of their renowned international suplliers.
Recognising the role of bowl feeders in efficient assembly and industrial production lines.
Electrical testing covers all aspects of vehicle electronics. Solutions range from Modular test systems to ECU programming of vehicles.
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Daiichi-Dentsu LTD., FEC Inc. has been a leading supplier of Fastening Systems for more than 25 years.
SAT design, supply and commission custom built processing systems for fluid and gas applications in the automotive, commercial refrigeration and other industries.
Part Handling Equipment
Part handling solutions include manipulators, which serve the purpose of moving or orientating items by automated means while they go through the various phases of production.
ASI DATAMYTE has an unmatched background in delivering Quality Assembly Solutions key to achieving and sustaining efficiency and business agility objectives.
Z-LASER is the German manufacturer of laser sources for innovative customized applications and has contributed to the automotive industry exponentially.
S4 has extensive experience in the testing and diagnostics of Electronic Control Units (ECU\'s) in component form; subassemblies and fully assembled vehicles.
With over 50 years in manufacturing, S4's partner: BEP, have the experience and know-how to build test systems that stand the test of time.
S4 offer mechanical manufacture 'to drawing' as a stand-alone service.
S4 offers a full range hydraulic services, including installation and maintenance of both gas and liquid hydraulic systems.
Machine Shop Facilities
S4 offers a full design and manufacture service, either as a stand-alone service, or as part of an overall project.
S4 offers a full range pneumatic services, including installation and maintenance of both gas and liquid pneumatic systems.
Refurbishing of Existing Installations
The excellent team at S4 will tackle any project that seeks to extend the life, or renew life into existing equipment and production lines!
Skids and Dunnages
S4 has designed, manufactured and supplied a variety of skids and dunnages to customers.
S4 offers a comprehensive and professional mechanical design service offering, catering to the clients needs.
S4 offer electrical panel manufacture and assembly to plan as a service to customers.
S4 offers electrical design services as a standalone service to customers not requiring a full turnkey automation system.
The S4 team will tackle any project that seeks to extend the life, or renew life into existing equipment and production lines!
S4 offers a comprehensive and professional project management and system engineering service offering.
Parts Picking System
The system is used to eliminate fitment error due to incorrect part selection by the operator.
Tracking systems are used to track product through the production process. S4 offers custom tracking solutions for a variety of industries.
SCADA / HMI Programming
S4 offers a full SCADA development and installation service to meet all your production environment needs.
In parallel to turnkey automation systems; S4 also offers pure PLC development and diagnostics as a service to our customers.
S4 supplies, installs and programs robots from a variety of robotic's companies.
Andon is a manufacturing term referring to a system that provides visual feedback of stoppages to the plant floor. Typically, Andon systems indicate line status, show when assistance is needed and empower operators to stop the production process for different issues.
S4's OEE solution is scaleable from a standalone terminal, supporting one machine, to a terminal supporting up to 8 machines, which can in turn be networked to our enterprise OEE solution.
Shopfloor Control System
S4 have dedicated themselves to the field of control systems and have a broad understanding of the types and functions of control systems.
S4 offers all production operations such as scheduling, job tracking, downtime, production counting and more.
S4 offers quality operations for quality, SPC, process monitoring and more.
S4 offers inventory operations such as inventory management, label printing, traceability - consumption and more.
S4 offers asset register, maintenance, repairs, and more.
International Supplier Support
S4 represents the finest international automation brands from around the globe, both here on the local market, as well as by being used by many of these same brands for international installations and support!
Shopfloor IT Support
S4 and their skilled team of electrical and mechanical engineers, as well as PLC programing team, software engineers and IT Hardware support team, offer a complete solution for shopfloor IT support.
Mobile Industrial Robots is a leading manufacturer of collaborative mobile robots. They are dedicated to developing user-friendly, flexible and safe robots to help companies increase the efficiency of their operations.
Universal Robots is dedicated to bringing safe, flexible and easy to use 6 axis industrial robotic arms to business of every size, all over the world.
Robotiq is the humans behind the robots: an employee-owned business with a passionate team and an international partner network.
S4 offers a large range of machine vision systems suitable for all industries.
Camera Documentation System
With the use of the Camera Documentation System an operator is able to utilise an IP camera to take documentation pictures of products on a line, which are then stored on an FTP server for any post-delivery investigations.
S4 along with their partner Eines, offer a full range of vision systems for imaging based automatic inspection and analysis for a wide range of applications.
Date Published: 15-06-2018 | Author: Sigourney Bruintjies
S4 Integration celebrates International Women in Engineering Day which takes place on the 23rd of June 2018 by highlighting the diverse women they have employed over the years.
International Women in Engineering Day initially started out as the National Women in Engineering Day as an inaugural event which was coordinated by the Women in Engineering Society (WES) for the first time in the UK in 2014 to celebrate their 95th anniversary, as a charity supporting women in engineering. Since its launch in 2014 the day has grown tremendously over the years to the point where it was launched in 2017 as International Women in Engineering Day.
EMPOWERMENT: S4 Integration’s first female Software Developer- Ntombenkosi Yokwana (left), the youngest Software Developer-Nomakhya Mahanjana(middle) and the only female Mechanical Engineer- Bianca Liebenberg (right).
The aim of International Women in Engineering Day is to raise the profile as well as celebrate the achievements of women in engineering and encourage more girls to consider engineering as a career. According to the Engineering Council of South Africa only 11% of the total number of engineers with them are female and 4% are professional engineers. It is important to note that South Africa needs more women working in STEM careers in order to fill the skills gap in order to strengthen the science and technology sector which is vital to reducing poverty, creating job opportunities and increasing agricultural and industrial productivity. By achieving this the economy becomes stronger and the nation will benefit as a whole.
We interviewed the company’s youngest female Software Developer, the only female Mechanical Project Engineer and the first female Software Developer to have worked at S4.
Nomakhaya Mahanjana – S4 Software Developer: Mahanjana recently graduated in April from Nelson Mandela University with a BSc in Computer Science with Statistics as her second major.
Is this your first job in the industry?
Yes, this is my first job within the industry since obtaining my degree from Nelson Mandela University.
How do you find the working experience so far?
I am enjoying it. I’ve been learning a lot and working with amazing people who are here to answer any questions I may have. It assists with my adjustment from university to the real world.
What sort of contribution do you see yourself giving the engineering sector?
The contribution I would be giving is setting an example for young girls coming from different backgrounds to enter this field despite where they come from. This will give them the courage to believe that anything is possible if you set your mind to it.
What does this day mean to you?
It means that women in this industry are getting recognition worldwide as this industry is male dominated.
Where do you see women in engineering in the next 10 years?
I hope to see more women in this industry and more girls daring to study something engineering related and not be afraid to do it and if they do, that they do not give up.
Any inspiring words for young aspiring female engineers?
Do not be afraid to ask questions. Do not be afraid to enter this industry or even be intimidated by the number of females you see studying in your field. Be brave.
Bianca Liebenberg – S4 Mechanical Project Engineer: Bianca holds a degree in BEng – Mechatronics from Nelson Mandela University and has been with the company for a year and a half. Liebenberg is the only female mechanical engineer at S4 Integration currently.
What is it that you do at the company?
I used to be a Mechanical Designer until 2 months ago. For this I used to do designs and create concepts. For the past two months I’ve been in a project management role where I manage the mechanical aspect of projects.
I have a passion for engineering, solving problems and creating concepts. I enjoy the challenges, the engineering environment as well as having to “get dirty” in order to get to places. I believe I have a positive contribution to the engineering sector as I truly do have a passion for my field.
I see women become more evolved and more confident in the field. Especially in a mechanical field it can sometimes feel a bit intimidating to be a female; however I see woman stepping up and becoming more confident in the future. I strongly believe that there will be more woman in the field in the next 10 years.
What made you decide to pursue a career in engineering?
I decided to study Mechatronics engineering as I found robotics interesting. I wanted to be able to get involved in the mechanical, electrical and programming aspects of robotics. I was intrigued by how these three aspects get integrated into a single system to achieve a single goal. Overall, it is just an interesting field, there is always more to learn and the challenges never stop.
Ntombenkosi Yokwana – S4 DSA Application Engineer: Ntombenkosi obtained a National Diploma in Information Technology: Software Development from Nelson Mandela University in 2008 and has been with S4 since the dawn of her career.
What made you pursue a career in software development?
I didn't know much about computers when I grew up, I only sent my first email in university so I wanted to know how they work and what you had to do, to make them do what they were capable of. My parents also encouraged me to go into the field of technology.
Were you the first female software developer at S4?
Yes I was. When I arrived here there were no female developers and it was like that for years, but now we have gotten some promising female developers which is exciting.
I am a DSA Application Engineer and the team leader within my department. We work with our international partner (DSA) to create an aftersales diagnostic system. We create a system with sequences to diagnose the vehicle, detect faults and guide the technician to fix the faults. The system is also able to keep record of how the vehicle is maintained. Our team specifically creates the library or generic sequences that may be adapted to be customer specific.
I see myself being part of the team that pioneers new technologies with regards to vehicle diagnosis. There are exciting things happening in this field with regards to making vehicle diagnosis faster and wireless (meaning the vehicle can be diagnosed and fixed remotely). I want to be part of that movement.
It means recognition for the women that are already in the industry but more importantly it shows younger women that they can also be in this industry and make a meaningful impact. It signifies that this industry is not for men only, women can do these jobs and be awesome at it.
I see more young women getting into the industry and bringing unique skills. Young girls are being taught to program at school level and that will help for more of them to be aware that they can also be in this industry and thrive. Also I hope to see a lot more women in management because we work hard and are as competent as our male counter parts.
With anything in life if you want to make a success out of it you have to work hard, so work hard. There is more than enough space for female engineers, we just have to take the opportunities and work hard. It is important to constantly learn as much as possible, learning doesn't stop when you finish university. In this industry things change fast so we have keep educating ourselves all the time.
S4 Integration strongly supports the empowerment of women within the STEM field. S4 believes that women create diversity within in the sector as problems and opportunities in the world cannot only be tackled from only a male perspective. Women bring a necessary advantage which help companies evolve and enable new channels.
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