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Festo flies at IFAC
Festo, News & events

From da Vinci to the Wright brothers, man has always been fascinated with flight. Whilst we may have achieved this goal, we are still intrigued by the way birds fly and the energy efficiency and natural ...

Bonfiglioli gears up
Bonfiglioli, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Bonfiglioli has built on its strengths in brushless motors, low backlash gearboxes and inverters to create the Mechatronic Drives and Solutions (MDS) division within its global industrial division.

  Variolution – an innovative new solution
SEW-Eurodrive, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Variolution is an innovative new concept from SEW-Eurodrive that helps customers get more bang for their buck by drawing on their strengths developed through repeated business in their industries. Variolution ...

  58 years with no unplanned downtime
Voith Turbo, Hydraulic systems & components

Termoelektarna Šoštanj (TES), the Slovenian coal-fired power plant operator, has enjoyed the high reliability of Voith variable speed fluid couplings for 58 years. They control the speeds of the boiler ...

  Hose offers longer life and lower maintenance costs
Eaton Hydraulics South Africa, Hydraulic systems & components

Eaton Hydraulics has launched the new EC525 high temperature four-spiral hose. This features Eaton’s new AQP PLUS elastomer compound, designed to provide longer hose life and lower maintenance costs in ...

Bosch Rexroth to acquire 50% of Hytec
News & events

Bosch Rexroth plans to acquire a 50% share in its sales partner Hytec Holdings, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Tesuco Group, subject to regulatory approval. Hytec Holdings generated sales of almost ...

  Hydraulic training for Inergy automotive plants
Festo, News & events

Festo Germany recently created an international training partnership with Inergy Automotive. A number of English-speaking countries were selected as pilot countries to start hydraulics training sessions, ...

  Lubrication systems for India
News & events

FLSmidth India has again commissioned OMSA South Africa to supply Jindal Saw steel plant with 5 x 8 m ball mill lubrication systems for four 125 tph low grade iron ore beneficiation plants. These comprise ...

  An ideal HMI alternative
Omron Electronics, Other technologies

Omron’s feature-rich and cost effective NB HMI human machine interface (HMI) series is perfect for any industry requiring a small, affordable basic HMI touch screen. Offering the best in reliability, ...

  An end-to-end pneumatic solution
Parker Hannifin (Africa), Pneumatic systems & components

Parker Hannifin, the global leader in motion and control technologies, has recently introduced an entirely new range of handling products for industrial automation applications. Complementing Parker’s ...

  Robotics and cables
Robotics & Mechatronics

Robots form an integral part of complex production processes and are now used in virtually all branches of industry. They must be capable of working accurately and reliably in the toughest of conditions, ...

  Variable speed drive with embedded intelligent services
Schneider Electric South Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Altivar Process delivers added value services in the food and beverage, water, oil and gas, metals and minerals, and mining industries, enabling business and process optimisation through improved life-cycle asset management and enhanced energy consumption.

Siemens grows its business through strategic partners
Siemens Industry Automation & Drives Technologies, News & events

In the first annual Siemens partner golf day, Siemens’ strategic partners from all over Africa were treated to a day of golf at the Serengeti Golf Estate outside Johannesburg. Part of the proceedings ...

  Vanguard strand-jacks 1200 ton trusses
Other technologies

Vanguard, South Africa’s heavy-lift specialist, has just completed its heaviest strand-jacking lift to date, the heaviest lift of its type ever done in the region. Two prefabricated conveyor trusses in ...

  Capturing lost energy
SKF South Africa, Shaft power components

Volvo Car Corporation is exploring the potential for using Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) technology in its passenger vehicles. A recent pilot study involving SKF has yielded encouraging results that could lead to new consumer products.

  Big intelligence for small drives
Tectra Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Machine manufacturers and system integrators expect comprehensive functionalities to drive-based motion logic controls, even in electrical drives in the lower power range. They also want to take advantage ...



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