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  A robotics programme to inspire young people
News & events

FIRST (for inspiration and recognition of science and technology) is an international organisation that aims to instill an appreciation of science and technology in young people; and the FIRST Lego League ...

  A single drive for all needs
Varispeed (Div. of Hudaco Trading), Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Designed for flexibility, reliability and energy efficient power transfer, Varispeed’s next-generation Yaskawa A1000 is a premium inverter drive suitable for a wide field of applications. The A1000 runs ...

  Precise positioning technology
Horne Technologies, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Physik Instrumente has released the H-820 Hexapod with linear repeatability of 20 μm, and 200 μrad in the tip/tilt or rotational axes. Furthermore, the H-820 provides travel ranges of up to 100 mm (X ...

  Sweet solution for British Sugar
Emerson Industrial Automation Southern Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

British Sugar Cantley has specified variable speed drives from Control Techniques for its new beet finisher drum, with associated high pressure spraywater pump. Unidrive SP drives from Control Techniques, ranging from 3 kW up to 250 kW were selected for all of the key motor control operations, an investment in excess of £1 million by British Sugar.

  An egg-citing lifting solution
Festo, Pneumatic systems & components

When a leading broiler operator in the Western Cape required a more efficient solution for its egg lifting device, Festo had just the right solution. The automated device lifts 72 eggs simultaneously ...

  Wear-free alternative to electromechanical shaft
Voith Turbo, Hydraulic systems & components

The closed loop differential pump (CLDP) servo drive is setting new standards in hydraulics. Unlike electromechanical shafts, this self-contained linear drive offers a high level of overload protection ...

  Festo at Jet World Masters
Festo, News & events

The Jet World Masters 2013 competition was recently held in Switzerland and Festo provided assistance to the South African team. The competition brings together the world’s best scale jet aircraft model ...

  Hydromobile’s new workshop
Hydromobile S.A. , News & events

Hydromobile has recently invested in a major overhaul of its workshop at its premises in Spartan, Johannesburg. This will allow the company to build on its ability to design, manufacture and install a ...

  A new source of valves
Pneumatic systems & components

Well known pneumatics, automation and control solutions company, Baccara has opened in Johannesburg. The Israeli company, Baccara Geva, is a market leader in the manufacture of products for automation ...

Pressure sensors for pneumatic applications
ifm Electronic RSA, Pneumatic systems & components

The compact PQ Series pressure sensors from ifm electronic are designed for pneumatic applications typically found in robotics and material handling applications. They precisely measure the full range ...

  Condra Cranes enters Class 4 ­market
Other technologies

Condra Cranes is to expand production at its Germiston factory to include very heavy duty Class 4 machines, allowing the company to aggressively target this market throughout Africa. The company has extended ...

  Printed linear motors
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The groundbreaking new UPL series of printed linear motors developed by Schaeffler Group’s INA – Drives & Mechatronics (IDAM) has outstanding performance and energy efficiency, with low costs and an optimised ...

  State-of-the-art CNC machining centre
Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

When French window and door manufacturer, Bieber, built a new production plant setting new standards in sophistication and flexibility, enhanced flexibility, speed and efficiency were the aims.

  An hygienic motor
SEW-Eurodrive, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Specialist drive engineering company, SEW-Eurodrive is able to assist the food and beverage industry in maintaining the highest standards of hygiene with its Aseptic DAS motor.

DCD Rolling Stock’s massive recapitalisation
News & events

DCD Rolling Stock recently launched phase 1 of its R240 million recapitalisation programme. Public Enterprises Minister, Malusi Gigaba delivered the keynote address. The programme will consolidate its ...

Hydraulic components need protection
Donaldson Filtration Systems, Hydraulic systems & components

Good filtration needs to be an integral part of an hydraulic circuit to ensure long life and proper operation of the pumps, valves and motors. Hydraulic circuits are designed in all shapes and sizes, ...



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