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Obituary: Andrew Ashton (9 December 1950 - 18 June 2015)
Technews Publishing, News & events

It is with deep sadness that the staff of Technews Publishing heard of the death of our dear friend and much esteemed colleague, Andrew Ashton.    Jon (Andrew) Charles Ashton passed away on Thursday, ...

SEW-Eurodrive’s Ute Schoeman steps down
SEW-Eurodrive, News & events

After 12 years of service, SEW-Eurodrive South Africa MD, Ute Schoeman has stepped down to open up her own business as a business and marketing consultant in the industrial sector.

Pneumatics on steroids
Pneumatic systems & components

Motion Control’s editor spoke to Monty Jasper, corporate vice president for safety and engineering at Cedar Fair, about the engineering behind the Power Tower.

Smart sensors reshaping the automation landscape
Other technologies

The state of automation is rapidly changing. One of the main reasons for this changing landscape is the advent of smart devices. ARC Advisory Group defines smart devices as having:    • Embedded computing ...

Hi-tech pneumatic impactor for CSIR
Tectra Automation, Pneumatic systems & components

Tectra Automation designed and constructed a pneumatic impactor for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria. Capable of firing a cylindrical bar up to 50 metres per second, ...

Fighting the skills shortage
News & events

Sparrow FET College, together with its industry partners, is championing the fight against the skills shortages which plague South Africa. Most recently, Sparrow partnered with global hydraulics company, ...

Wireless condition monitoring sensor
SKF South Africa, Other technologies

The wireless machine condition sensor from SKF provides condition monitoring on rotating machinery operating at large plants and is also suitable for hazardous and hard to reach locations. This ATEX Zone ...

Voith’s fluid coupling drive powers belt conveyor
Voith Turbo, Hydraulic systems & components

Drive systems specialist, Voith has celebrated the manufacture of its 1000th TPKL fluid coupling, which is currently being shipped to China for use on a 6,4 MW underground belt conveyor drive at a coal ...

Anti-rust coating seals
Other technologies

The easy to apply and environmentally friendly RustPrufe corrosion protection solution from wear control specialist, Filter Focus eliminates the need to repair damage to steel surfaces occurring during ...

Servo-driven plasma cutting table
Tectra Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Tectra Automation recently supplied and integrated the drive components for bevel head servomotor-driven CNC plasma cutting tables manufactured by CNC Clear Cut in Pretoria. The Bosch Rexroth servo drive ...

Donaldson is 100
Donaldson Filtration Systems, News & events

Donaldson Filtration Systems is celebrating 100 years in business this year. The company started out in 1915 as a three-man shop when Frank Donaldson senior designed and manufactured simple air cleaners ...

Come and make a difference
SEW-Eurodrive, News & events

The well-known Pneudrive Challenge is going from strength to strength – to such an extent that sponsor SEW-Eurodrive is looking for help. “We are not looking for money,” explains marketing and communications ...

The Jim Pinto Column: New technology trends
News & events

The world is in the middle of the second decade of the new century. In the midst of accelerating technology changes, fragile financial failures and precarious political problems almost everywhere in the ...

Extended range of variable speed drives
Parker Hannifin (Africa), Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Parker has extended the AC10 range of compact variable speed drives to a power rating of 180 kW, with power ratings now ranging from 0,2 to 180 kW. The AC10 series is the perfect choice for engineers ...

Hydraulic diagnostic products
Hydrasales, Hydraulic systems & components

Flo-tech is a leading brand of portable testers and turbines for hydraulic fluids. Measuring water, oil, chemicals and other fluids, the range is manufactured by Badger Meter, an innovator in flow measurement ...

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