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Field reference handbook for instrumentation and process control
This book contains useful practical information that can be used in the instrumentation and process control area, regardless of academic level.

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Automation solutions for underground material handling on mines
Deep Automation is Epiroc’s cutting-edge set of automation systems and applications, used to orchestrate loaders and trucks in underground mining operations.

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Condition monitoring for critical hydraulic equipment
Systems maintenance personnel often classify equipment as critical, based solely on its value. Instead, critical equipment should be determined by its importance to the operation and the objectives of the organisation.

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Latest articles

70 servo axes synchronised in real time
Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

A young and dynamic automation integrator based in northern Spain has developed a sophisticated and powerful production technology masterpiece. The core element is a revolutionary motion control system with a total of 67 servo axes synchronised by camming function.
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Bearing technologies for agriculture
Shaft power components

With its innovative bearing solutions. NSK is addressing a trio of hot topics impacting the agriculture sector: sustainable tillage, chemical-free weed control, and the use of robotics.
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SAFPA: Golf Day
SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA), SAFPA

SAFPA recently held a highly successful Golf Day.
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From the editor's desk: The automation of automation
Technews Publishing, News & events

Nowadays I’m trying to get my mind around AI, and figure out all the things I can do with it; but there’s another buzzword around, this one is ‘hyperautomation’. Today, it’s not smart manufacturing, ...
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User friendly alignment tool for belt and chain drives
Shaft power components

The accurate alignment of belt and chain drives can make a considerable contribution to a plant’s overall production levels, and subsequent profitability. SKF’s TKBA series of belt alignment tools can align pulleys and sprockets accurately, and allow for corrections for various types of misalignment.
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Bosch Rexroth Africa to showcase mining solutions at Mining Indaba
News & events

Bosch Rexroth Africa intends to bolster its presence, and showcase its innovative solutions for the mining industry at the 2024 Investing in African Mining Indaba.
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Rocket science by ARCA
Shaft power components

Control valves from ARCA, a specialist in industrial process control, are playing a key role in the European Space Agency’s generation 6 ARIANE rocket launchers at its launch pad located near Kourou in French Guiana. They also feature in the SpaceX launch site, Starbase in South Texas.
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SEW-EURODRIVE secures world-first gear unit order
SEW-EURODRIVE, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

After the recent X.e series agitator unit launch, SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa secured an order for nine units earmarked for the mining industry – a world-class first.
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Future-proofing SMEs with cobots
Omron Electronics, Robotics & Mechatronics

Many countries around the world are likely to experience skill shortages over the coming decade, especially technical specialists. At the same time, product lifecycles are becoming shorter. Collaborative robots are easy to set up, and offer a quick and cost-effective solution.
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A new electric actuator
SMC Corporation South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components

SMC’s new EQ electric actuator controls an electric drive in the same way as a pneumatic solenoid valve and the setup is simple and easy to control.
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Industrial gear units for lifting drives in mining
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

BMG has launched a new range of Nord industrial gear units, designed to enhance the efficiency of lifting gear used in many industries, including the mining sector. Lifting applications place great demands ...
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Lube tip: thermal failure in lubricants
WearCheck, a division of Synerlytic Services , Other technologies

One of the most common causes of thermal failure in hydraulic fluids and some lubricating oils relates to aeration.
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Anti-surge valves
Valve & Automation, Shaft power components

Anti-surge valves meet the most stringent requirements, and in the event of a disturbance must open lightning fast, with precise positioning and absolute reliability. One of the world’s leading compressor manufacturers selected Arca anti-surge valves for its compressor stations at a steel mill in Taiwan.
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Thor’s hammer of pneumatic knockers
neaMetrics, Pneumatic systems & components

Neu Matics acts as sole distributor for a range of internationally recognised brands, and one of these is the pneumatic knocker from singold.
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Magnetic bearings
SKF South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components

SKF’s magnetic bearings, which can rotate at up to 50 000 rpm, are now playing a key role in reducing CO2 emissions across a range of industrial applications, including compressors. The company’s magnetic ...
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SEW-EURODRIVE launches online purchasing
SEW-EURODRIVE, News & events

In an important digital initiative to make product selection and procurement easier for customers. SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa has launched an online purchasing feature on its website.
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Lube tip: foaming is affected by oil level
WearCheck, a division of Synerlytic Services , Other technologies

In a circulating system, it is crucial to check the oil level before introducing anti-foam agents to address a foaming problem.
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Powerful diagnostic tool for condition monitoring
SKF South Africa, Other technologies

SKF has extended its Microlog Analyser family of data collection devices with a new model that offers faster measurement collection and greater diagnostic power. “The new SKF Microlog Analyser that is ...
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