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  SEW-Eurodrive moves ahead
SEW-Eurodrive, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Drives specialist SEW-Eurodrive has gone from strength to strength in the last few years. Motion Control spoke to MD, Ute Schoeman, to find out how this was achieved.

  Die cushion drive saves up to 80% energy
Voith Turbo, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

With its new CSH die cushion drive consisting of servo pump and double-acting die cushion, Voith has launched an innovative drive concept for demanding forming processes. The CSH die cushion drive needs ...

  Hytec and Power Team get torqueing
Power Team SA, Hydraulic systems & components

When industrial projects company, Bühler, needed a series of bolts to be torqued to precise levels within a strict deadline, they contracted Hytec in Durban to manage the process. This safety-critical ...

  New improved hydraulic motors
Hydromobile S.A. , Hydraulic systems & components

Hydromobile’s new range of 2-bolt 25 mm shaft hydraulic motors now includes an additional shaft bearing to absorb additional side load and prolong its overall lifecycle. Units are already available off ...

Festo’s bold strategic decisions
Festo, News & events

Festo South Africa had an exciting year in 2014, engaging in some bold strategic moves. The company has a long-term perspective that recognises the importance of developing, maintaining and expanding ...

  Materials handling goes mobile
SEW-Eurodrive, Other technologies

Maxolution is an innovative new solution based on recent global trends and developments in materials handling, and adds substantial value to the mineral processing industry higher up the value chain.

Garnett Cross training: March to May 2015
Garnett Cross Hydraulic Courses, News & events

The following courses are available from Garnett Cross:       Hydraulic Maintenance:    Johannesburg: March 9-12, April 13-16, May 4-7.    Cape Town: March 2-5    Durban: May 18-21       Advanced Hydraulics: Johannesburg: ...

  Ball rail system doubles service life
Tectra Automation, Other technologies

Tectra Automation has introduced the new BSHP ball rail runner block from Rexroth which, by integrating its patented run-in zone and adding load-bearing balls, improves load capacities in the load zone, in turn doubling the nominal service life of the ball rail systems and increasing their travel accuracy.

  The correct motor design for any application
Dowson & Dobson Industrial, Pneumatic systems & components

Deprag ensures the selection of the correct motor design for any application.

  Planetary screw assembly ­innovation
Tectra Automation, Shaft power components

Tectra Automation has launched another Rexroth innovation, the updated version of its planetary screw assembly (PLSA). Comprising a screw with planets as the rolling elements, and designed to transmit ...

  Schneider Electric awarded Africa Best Employer award
Schneider Electric South Africa, News & events

Schneider Electric Africa has been awarded the Africa Best Employer Brand Award for 2014/2015 at the annual Employer Branding Awards, organised by the Employer Branding Institute and endorsed by the Asian Confederation of Business.

  Effect of brake heating on component durability
Hydraulic systems & components

The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of the Witwatersrand is conducting research on the effect of heat from truck brakes on the temperature of surrounding vehicle components, assisted by donations from BPW, Siemens, CT Hydraulics, Fluid Power Group and Hytrain.

  Trends in asset management and maintenance
Technews Publishing, Other technologies

The recessionary state of manufacturing around the world has created a renewed interest in sweating assets.

  Extend the life of your machine
Other technologies

Motion Control recently paid a visit to filtration specialist, Filter Focus, to find out how effective oil filtration can dramatically extend the lifetime of a machine.

  New developments in roller ­bearings
BMG - Bearing Man Group, Shaft power components

BMG’s bearings division – which has secured exclusive supply, service and distribution agreements with leading manufacturers, including NSK and NTN – introduces the latest technologies, trends and products to the local market on a regular basis, to meet demand precisely.

A landmark in sub-Saharan hydraulics and automation
Hytec Fluid Technology, News & events

The recent 50% acquisition of Hytec by Bosch Rexroth offers greater expansion opportunities into sub-Saharan Africa’s hydraulics and automation markets.



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