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  More megatons, fewer megawatts
Schneider Electric South Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

One of the highlights of Schneider Electric’s recent Experience Efficiency interactive exhibition was the demonstration of the company’s energy-saving drives, which have extensive application in the mining, metals and minerals (MMM) industry. Motion Control spoke to some of the key drives players at the conference.

  Bionic innovations come to South Africa
Festo, Robotics & Mechatronics

Delegates were treated to an impressive flying show by Festo’s SmartBird, based on the herring gull, and BionicOpter, based on the dragonfly.

  New high power electromechanical cylinders
Tectra Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Tectra Automation has brought the new Bosch Rexroth EMC-HD electromechanical cylinders with ball or planetary roller screw drive to the South African market. The planetary screw drive is designed for ...

  The full hydraulic flow solution
Hydromobile S.A. , Hydraulic systems & components

Hydromobile has added the Lake Monitors series of products under its vast umbrella of hydraulic components and equipment, resulting in an even more comprehensive offering to its customers.

  Commercial Shearing offers new Parker pump range
Commercial Shearing, Hydraulic systems & components

Commercial Shearing, the longstanding stocking distributor for Parker commercial aluminium and cast iron gear pumps in South Africa, has expanded this range to include the Parker GPA and GP1 range of light to medium duty gear pumps, along with the well-known F1 and F2 range of single- and dual-flow bent axis piston truck pumps.

  Premium filters from Donaldson Filtration
Donaldson Filtration Systems, Hydraulic systems & components

Donaldson Blue premium filters from Donaldson Filtration are designed to meet a wide range of requirements for on-road and off-road trucks and equipment.

Watt an experience
Schneider Electric South Africa, News & events

Schneider Electric held its epic Xperience Efficiency event for the first time in South Africa at the end of August.

  Advanced pneumatic valve system
Tectra Automation, Pneumatic systems & components

The AVO5 valve system is designed to allow closer mounting to actuators for lower compressed air requirements; and its specialised design optimises air channelling for an increased flow volume up to 700 l/min.

  Less energy, more power
Eaton Hydraulics South Africa, Shaft power components

Eaton has launched the Hydre-MAC, a low-speed, high torque (LSHT) direct drive, radial piston motor.

  Wire rope lubrication
Other technologies

Filter Focus has recently introduced a quick and effective solution for the lubrication of wire ropes in industrial applications, the Viper wire rope lubricator MKll. This is suitable for use on wire ...

  3-Level control for challenging installations
Varispeed (Div. of Hudaco Trading), Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The innovative Yaskawa G7 drive utilises 3-level control to offer the best solution for challenging installations.

  Thousands of robots swarm together
Robotics & Mechatronics

Harvard engineers have created a robotic system consisting of a swarm of 1024 small robots called Kilobots that can collaborate and organise themselves into complex shapes.

  Hyflo leads the way in piping installations
Hyflo Southern Africa, Hydraulic systems & components

GS-Hydro is a world leader in non-welded piping technologies and is a global supplier of complete, non-welded piping solutions.

  Quantum leap in micromachining
Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

With the development of the 701S machining centre, Willemin-Macodel has introduced a quantum leap in the machining of small parts by fully exploiting the dynamics and rigidity of the delta kinematic for the first time.

  Spillage solution for materials handling
BMG - Bearing Man Group, Other technologies

BMG’s cost efficient spillage system, which is designed to prevent production losses during materials handling, encompasses various products that operate together to form one highly efficient system.



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