GEFRAN: Process Automation, Southern Africa

GEFRAN: Industrial process automation - offered by unitemp

Gefran process automation & sensing:
Dedicated agent + technical support for sub-saharan Africa

We, foremerly unitemp cc, were appointed by GEFRAN, Italy in 1996 as agency for the Southern African region. We supply their comprehensive range of process automation components & offer dedicated technical services + user training.

Gefran designs and produces complete automation systems, sensors & transducers for controlling & managing industrial processes across various industries.

Through constant knowledge exchange & the deployment of Gefran products specifically into the Plastics and Packaging Industry, we continue to assist customers in optimising their technological processes, ensuring consistency and product quality.

Technical service & support

unitemp microversity: PID control training

We offer technical workshops for electrical foremen, supervisors, instrumentation technicians across industries to ensure that machines with Gefran components are optimally tuned for best production output.

In addition to the Gefran range of products being sold from our Cape Town & Johannesburg branches, we have authorised resellers in most areas of South Africa.
We empower our extended sales team with on-going training to ensure that professional advice and support is given to our clients.

GEFRAN components for industrial process automation

Our comprehensive GEFRAN product range includes process controllers | indicators | frequency meters/ counters/ timers | pressure- & melt-pressure-sensors | displacement transducers | load/ force transducers | 4 - 20mA/0 - 10V solid state relays, 3 - 32V SSRs, Power SSRs (Wattcor) & drives.

GEFRAN agency for Southern Africa since 1996: the partnership

Gefran Italy: Headquarters
GEFRAN headquarters in Italy:
Constant knowledge exchange with unitemp
- for deployments across Southern Africa


Gefran process automation solutions for plastic film extrusion machines
GEFRAN automation for plastic film extrusion machines & injection moulding processes

Gefran process control solutions for the plastics & packaging industry in Africa2013


GEFRAN: Geflex, Wattcor, SSRs, Sensors & Transducers: unitemp exhibits at the Process Expo Johannesburg
unitemp exhibits GEFRAN automation solutions
at the Process Expo in Johannesburg
 unitemp JHB showcases automation simplification with GEFRAN at the Process Expo

unitemp rep discussing control applications with client from the plastics & packaging industry

Gefran showcase: SSRs & PID controllers
GEFRAN showcase:
Solid State Relays & PID Controllers
for simplification of automation tasks.




GEFRAN principles visiting unitemp: Flavio Simonini + Massimo Bass with Dieter Butow (sales director unitemp)
GEFRAN principles visit unitemp South Africa:
Flavio Simonini & Massimo Bass (Gefran Italy)
with Dieter Bütow (unitemp Africa)


unitemp process automation team in product training with GEFRAN principle
The unitemp sales consultants in Cape Town receiving user training
& technical insights from the GEFRAN principles.

unitemp integrates Gefran components for turnkey solutions
Integrated GEFRAN solutions by unitemp:
Solid State Relay + Heatsink


Completed panels with SSRs, heatsinks & Gefran Wattcor Power Controllers
Turnkey solutions by unitemp: Control Panels

Gefran components for automation processes - unitemp solutions for the plastics industry2008



Gefran's international supplier conference on latest process automation techniques
International supplier conference
at the GEFRAN headquarters in Italy


Gefran agent conference: unitemp Africa in Italy
(Far right): Dieter Bütow (Sales Director unitemp) in discussion with Gefran Italy
on latest automation solutions for the processing industry

Pressure sensors by Gefran: unitemp supplies
GEFRAN pressure sensors:
Supplied by unitemp


SSRs deployed for the food processing industry
GEFRAN Solid State Switches for the food processing industry




GEFRAN exhibits at the PLAST 2003 in Italy, unitemp joins the discussions
PLAST 2003, Milan, Italy:
unitemp joins GEFRAN in exhibiting their dedicated solutions


GEFRAN showcase: Extruder Control System
GEFRAN launches Extruder Control System

Control solutions for plastics extrusion lines: Designed by Gefran Italy
Clients discussing the advantages of GEFRAN's control system for plastics extrusion lines

unitemp lectures at the PISA conference on process optimisation for the plastics industry
unitemp in the (Plasti)news: Lectures on process optimisation held for the Plastics Institute of Southern Africa (PISA) 


PISA conference: Andrew Semple with Vishnu Colan
Andrew Semple (unitemp specialist for GEFRAN process control) + Vishnu Colan (PISA KZN chairman)

unitemp at the PISA conference: Hans Hitzeroth speaks about quality & service aspects to increase productivity
Hans Hitzeroth (General Manager unitemp)
answers questions by plastics manufacturers at the PISA conference on competitive process control.

unitemp PID control training held by Hans Hitzeroth and Andrew Semple for advanced users in the Western Cape area
Hans Hitzeroth & Andrew Semple of unitemp giving
advanced user training for Gefran PID control in Cape Town


PID control training by unitemp: User configuration & fault finding techniques


Interactive training sessions by unitemp: Gefran PID control systems
Hans Hitzeroth during hands-on Gefran PID Control training: Configuration & fault finding techniques


Gefran 600 PID controller set-up training by unitemp
Gefran 600 temperature controller: Practical configuration training

Instrumentation technicians: Practical user training, CT
Instrumentation technicians gaining insights
into temperature cycling & PID parameters



Process Expo 2001: unitemp exhibits the GEFRAN range
unitemp at the PROCESS Expo, Johannesburg:
GEFRAN process control solutions


Gefran 600 demo unit
GEFRAN 600 demo unit 


unitemp at a process instrumentation road show, 1999
process instrumentation roadshow, Western Cape


unitemp year-end-function 1999: Staff demonstrating the heat/ cool control loop
unitemp client year-end function: Demonstration of heat/ cool control loop




GEFRAN components for temperature control solutions
GEFRAN temperature control solutions


unitemp builds integrated temperature control systems for industrial customers
unitemp: Turnkey temperature control systems to customer specification

UniCon: Hotrunner control system
Dieter Bütow with the first UniCon: Hotrunner Control System with GEFRAN PID controllers.

Hans Hitzeroth: Specialist in Temperature & Control
unitemp expands its specialist range of industrial heating, temperature sensors & GEFRAN process control


Dieter Butow & Hans Hitzeroth launching the process automation range by GEFRAN to industry


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