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Abacus is a proud agent of Laumas weighing systems in South Africa. As such, we have gained much expertise with loadcell systems. Here is a link to a recent article, published in SA Instrumentation & Control, with handy information about the installation and maintenance of loadcell systems. https://www.instrumentation.co.za/10202r

Loadcell article


Although our offices are closed, Abacus engineers have been working from home and have been assisting manufacturers of essential goods to keep their plants running during the COVID-19 lockdown. If you need our services, please use the staff cellphone numbers, or alternatively, call the office number and hold on until […]

We are working during lockdown




Abacus has received its first kit that demonstrates the use of Laumas products. The kit uses a jack system to demonstrate one of Laumas’ unique products, the FUN load cell, that measures the tension in a cable to calculate the load.

Laumas Demo Kit


Abacus is well on its way to complete 9 rubber tyred gantry crane upgrades before the mad Christmas rush. The cranes are being upgraded from old Siemens Masterdrives to new Sinamics S120 drive systems. The upgrade was necessary due to the unavailability of spares and the unreliability of the old […]

Helping Transnet gear up for Christmas



Abacus designed a multi product dosing system, using Lamas TLB4 and S7 1200 PLC on profinet communication, for a customer. The first of 4 panels, ready to be shipped.

Dosing System



Here’s to building stronger ties with Laumas! Nico Erasmus from Abacus (center in photo) receives a traditional green Laumas tie after training and negotiations at Laumas headquarters in Italy last week.      

Stronger ties with Laumas



After a decade of solid performance, a customer requested Abacus to re-upgrade their plastic extrusion line and include additional features. The photos show a section of the 5 tier panel that was replaced: Before (left) and after (right).

Re-upgrade after 10 years!