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  A bionic kangaroo
Festo, Robotics & Mechatronics

Festo has recreated the jumping behaviour of the kangaroo. Like its natural model, the BionicKangaroo can recover the energy generated when jumping, store it and efficiently use it for the next jump. ...

  Finding perfect pitch
MOOG, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

A recent enhancement to the Moog AC Pitch System is the self-sensing speed control for turbines that was developed to prevent blades from not being able to move in the event of an encoder failure – the worst case load scenario for the wind turbine.

  No adaptor required
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Bearings International’s new Motodrive range of inline helical and shaft mounted helical gear motors with a direct dedicated standard IEC fitment is footprint interchangeable with other European brands ...

  Hytec’s largest hydraulic project
Hytec (Afripower), Hydraulic systems & components

Hytec recently designed, manufactured and installed 12 large-scale hydraulic cylinders, power packs and linkage systems to replace the hydraulics systems controlling water flow at the Roseires Dam wall ...

  New single point lubricator
BMG - Bearing Man Group, Other technologies

BMG has extended its range of NTN-SNR bearing products to include a new single point lubricator, where the grease is pressurised by a gas generated unit to provide continuous, reliable, clean and precise ...

  General Pneumatics represents Gast Group
News & events

The Gast Group has strengthened its Europe, Middle East and Africa distribution network with the appointment of General Pneumatics as a distributor and authorised service centre. Gast is a designer and ...

  Monitoring ISO 8573 compressed air standards
Artic Driers International , Pneumatic systems & components

The need for compressed air treatment in South Africa is escalating as global manufacturing and quality standards are applied in this country, allowing manufacturers to compete in world markets. Polluted ...

  Actuator and bearing solutions for solar tracking
Shaft power components

Whether it is a photovoltaic (PV), a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV), or a concentrating solar power (CSP) system, solar power plants work particularly efficiently if their mirrors, collectors and PV ...

  Precision motion control
Horne Technologies, Other technologies

Physik Instrumente has launched a new line of linear nanopositioning systems for a broad range of applications. With large clear aperture, high control dynamics, fast settling times and compact dimensions, ...

  Efficient exploration with ThyssenKrupp
Lindos Hydraulics, Hydraulic systems & components

From the first recording of a hand-held hammer drill in 1902, Krupp has employed state-of-the-art engineering and development techniques to design a range of modern drifters and rotary heads that offer ...

  A new global player in pneumatics
Tectra Automation, News & events

A new standalone company has been created from the former pneumatics unit of Bosch Rexroth. Effective from 2014, the former subsidiary is named Aventics, and, with revised values and a new company structure, ...

Festo flies at IFAC
Festo, News & events

From da Vinci to the Wright brothers, man has always been fascinated with flight. Whilst we may have achieved this goal, we are still intrigued by the way birds fly and the energy efficiency and natural ...

Bonfiglioli gears up
Bonfiglioli, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Bonfiglioli has built on its strengths in brushless motors, low backlash gearboxes and inverters to create the Mechatronic Drives and Solutions (MDS) division within its global industrial division.

  Variolution – an innovative new solution
SEW-Eurodrive, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Variolution is an innovative new concept from SEW-Eurodrive that helps customers get more bang for their buck by drawing on their strengths developed through repeated business in their industries. Variolution ...

  58 years with no unplanned downtime
Voith Turbo, Hydraulic systems & components

Termoelektarna Šoštanj (TES), the Slovenian coal-fired power plant operator, has enjoyed the high reliability of Voith variable speed fluid couplings for 58 years. They control the speeds of the boiler ...

  Hose offers longer life and lower maintenance costs
Eaton Hydraulics South Africa, Hydraulic systems & components

Eaton Hydraulics has launched the new EC525 high temperature four-spiral hose. This features Eaton’s new AQP PLUS elastomer compound, designed to provide longer hose life and lower maintenance costs in ...



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