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Opto Africa Automation

12 Beaulieu Crescent
Heritage Park
Somerset West
Western Cape
South Africa 7130
NOTE: Also Branches in Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Namibia
Phone: +27 84 354 8343
Website: www.optoautomation.com
Email inquiries to: sales@optoautomation.co.za



Sub-Sahara Africa including all SADC countries including: 
  • Angola
  • Botswana
  • DRC
  • Lesotho
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mauritius,
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Seychelles,
  • South Africa
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Zamibia
  • Zimbabwe

Signature Projects

Opto Africa Automation is actively involved in ongoing software and hardware development in the weighing industry, supplying state-of-the-art embedded  technology and software solutions to leading corporate companies throughout the African continent. 

In-house developments include the Batchcon™, Winbridge™, SiteMon™, SiloMon™ and OLC (Over Load Control) software applications (to name but a few), which are successfully
installed at various industries, government and manufacturing facilities throughout South Africa and our neighboring states.

Partner Overview

Began trading in 1997, Opto Africa initially started as a Project Management and Systems
Integration company and quickly established itself as a leader in Automation and Control
solutions specializing in process automation and data gathering systems via the internet.

Specializing in:
  • Weighbridges, Batching, Check Weighing and Weigh Hopper Systems
  • Continuous weighing and dosing
  • Automatic bulk scales
  • Load Indicators and transmitters
  • Embedded Internet Thin Web Server Technologies and Solutions
  • Interoperable and Inter-connective Enterprise Information Systems
Opto Africa soon extended their presence beyond the South African borders and into the
neighboring states such as Namibia and Botswana.

Opto Africa’s primary goal is to provide any information system with its requisite data, even while that data is often regarded as being unobtainable or cost-prohibitive. By using innovative solutions and precision technology, Opto Africa are proud to say that we have never been unable to fulfill a particular information gathering or control task as requested by any of our customers.

During 2001 Opto Africa formed a strategic alliance partnership with companies specializing in the weighing industry, the benefits of which now facilitate the integration of real-world information seamlessly with weighbridges and batching plants for various corporate customers throughout the African continent. This has now developed to include other Remote Terminal Units (RTUs) as plant, equipment (static or dynamic) and intelligent field systems, enabling management to view the status of numerous operations, facilities and activities on-the-fly via the web and internet, obtaining real live information on the spot for company critical management and decisions – wherever they are. “Moving data - not people.”

The backbone and strength of Opto Africa as a company comes from dedicated
management, and a strong technical background in software and hardware, as well as
systems development and essential project management skills.

Applications Experience

  • Industrial Automation
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Data Acquisition
  • M2M/IIoT

Weighing-related solutions including: 

  • Batch-weighing
  • In-motion weighing
  • Weighbridges strain guage and loadcells
  • Silo weighing
  • Ship loading
  • All types of weigh schales: retail, commercial & industrial


  • Accredited training
  • Alarm control systems via the internet
  • Application development; databases, cellular communications, multimedia, Internet
  • Application integration; RS232/422/485, Modbus, TCP/IP, GPRS, GPS
  • Audio leak detection systems
  • Aviation Solutions
  • Batching and weighing design and manufacture
  • Batching/weighing to PC interfacing
  • Building automation and security
  • Cold Storage automation
  • Concrete batching systems
  • Conveyor belt weighing solutions
  • Conveyor control
  • Electrical design and manufacture
  • Fishing vessel automation
  • Logistics
  • Maritime/Ship/Offshore Platform Solutions
  • M2M Communication solutions
  • Microprocessor based Boiler Control Systems for Eskom power stations
  • Microsoft systems engineering
  • MMI – Man-Machine-Interfacing systems
  • Mining Solutions
  • Oil and Gas solutions and systems
  • PC, SCADA and PLC boiler control systems
  • Plant/factory automation
  • PLC control, automation and control systems
  • Point of sale design and implementation
  • Power and Utilities systems – Controls, networks & logistics
  • Process/Manufacturing Automation
  • Project management
  • Radio/cellular telemetry systems
  • Rail signaling control and logistics
  • Rail Weigh In Motion – low and high speed
  • Redundancy backup control systems
  • RFID asset management solutions
  • Road Weigh in motion – low and high speed

Product Experience - Hardware

  • groov EPIC
  • groov Box
  • Mistic
  • Optomux
  • Custom Hardware
  • M2M (Machine-2-Machine)

Product Experience - Software

  • groov Server for Windows
  • Node-RED
  • IoT Platform
  • PAC Project/ioProject
  • FactoryFloor
  • Custom software
  • 3rd Party Integration
  • Database/enterprise
  • Pamux
  • Cyrano


  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Building and Facilities
  • Cement
  • Consumer Products
  • Energy Management
  • Energy/Power Distribution
  • Energy/Power Generation
  • Fibers & Textiles
  • Food & Beverage
  • Glass
  • Government/Defense/Homeland Security
  • Instrumentation
  • Machine-to-machine (M2M)
  • Marine
  • Material Handling
  • Metals
  • Other Process Control Markets
  • Packaging
  • Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology
  • Pulp/Paper
  • Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
  • Refrigeration & Cooling
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Rubber/Plastics
  • Security
  • Telecommunication
  • Water/Wastewater