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Energy efficient solutions through hybrid automation
Hytec (Afripower), Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The choice of an electric, hydraulic or pneumatic motion system has the potential to affect costs, performance, flexibility, reliability, ease of use and maintenance.

Festo’s quarter turn actuator
Festo, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Festo’s DFPB quarter turn actuator is durable, easy to install and multifunctional, making it an excellent choice for the process industry. This sturdy, user-friendly rack and pinion drive has been specially ...

The latest VSD technology
Varispeed (Div. of Hudaco Trading), Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The new U1000 Matrix converter from Yaskawa represents the next generation in variable speed drive technology. It provides users with a reliable, low harmonic, fully regenerative solution without the ...

New training rig for active learning
Hydraulic Training & Consultants, News & events

Hydraulic Training & Consultants and The Fluid Power Group of Companies have collaborated on the design and manufacture of a dual-sided training rig for apprentices in the mining industry to bring them ...

Reduce decompression shock
Axiom Hydraulics, Hydraulic systems & components

In a cylinder circuit using space-saving cartridge logic elements to emulate a four-way directional valve function, minimising decompression shock when changing from extend to retract can be a challenge. ...

Magnify ROI on pneumatic cylinders
Parker Hannifin (Africa), Pneumatic systems & components

As the range of pneumatic cylinders available on the market today becomes more extensive and sophisticated, it can be challenging to maximise the return on investment (ROI) of an application. Franck Roussillon, ...

Cable reeling solutions
Other technologies

Powermite is a mechanical and electrical engineering specialist that leads the southern African market in the supply of superior, reliable and economical cable reeling systems to meet both customer and ...

Connectors for optical fibre networks
Parker Hannifin (Africa), Other technologies

Parker Hannifin’s Fluid System Connectors Division Europe (formerly Legris) has launched a new range of connectors for optic fibre networks. This completely new connection solution is fully dedicated ...

New DMC division for Yaskawa Southern Africa
Yaskawa Southern Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Yaskawa Southern Africa has announced the creation of a brand new Business Unit called Drives, Motion and Controls (DMC). Motion Control’s editor paid a visit to CEO, Terry Rosenberg to find out more ...

Innovative hydraulic tester
Commercial Shearing, Hydraulic systems & components

A new portable hydraulic tester that talks wirelessly to a mobile phone has been shortlisted as a finalist in the inaugural Motion Control Industry (MCI) Awards for ‘Technical Innovation Of The Year’. ...

Hyflo folds seed planter wings
Hyflo Southern Africa, Hydraulic systems & components

Hyflo Southern Africa, a BMG Group company, was commissioned by Theebo Tech to engineer the electrical and hydraulic systems for the Equalizer Maximus Wide Span planter. This planter is the biggest seed ...

Ingersoll Rand’s upgraded compressors
Ingersoll Rand, Pneumatic systems & components

Ingersoll Rand has introduced two new series in its range of R-Series compressors. The fixed and variable speed drive R-Series 5-11 kW rotary screw compressor and R-Series 30-37 kW contact cooled rotary ...

ABB supplies major wind power project
ABB South Africa, Robotics, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

ABB is supplying a special medium voltage switch-fuse combination switchgear for power protection and isolation in unit substations for one of the country’s largest wind power projects. The Longyuan Mulilo ...

Siemens on the move
Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives, News & events

Siemens has launched a mobile unit equipped with a broad base of the latest instrumentation (PI) technologies. This will bring a wide spectrum of Siemens technology to its key customers so they can benefit ...

A sweet solution
SKF South Africa, Shaft power components

SKF South Africa provided a turnkey solution that increased equipment reliability, component service life and Mean Time Between Repairs (MTBR) for a long-standing key customer in the sugar industry. The ...

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