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XTS connects processing modules to create an Industry 4.0-ready machine
Beckhoff Automation, This Week's Editor's Pick, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The modular automation platform CresaLine made by Credimex from Alpnach in Switzerland consists of intelligent process stations and, according to Roger Schelbert, joint owner of Credimex and head of the ...

Diesel genset technology supports clean power in Africa
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Research studies have shown that industrial activity is directly related to the demand for electric motors and back-up power through diesel generators for operational support. The most prevalent end-use ...

Training for the future
Festo, News & events

Festo Didactic is a world-leading equipment and solution provider for industrial education and is dedicated to technical training and education in the automation industry. Motion Control editor, Kim Roberts, ...

Innovative control cable for paint robots
Robotics & Mechatronics

SAB Bröckskes, a leading manufacturer of special cables, has brought a new control cable for robot drag chain applications to the market. The cable is designed for use in robots, particularly in drag ...

The latest compact robot for arc welding
ABB South Africa, Robotics, This Week's Editor's Pick, Robotics & Mechatronics

ABB Robotics has unveiled its latest compact robot for arc welding and machine tending, the IRB 1660ID. The most versatile robot in the mid-size class, the new robot’s Integrated DressPack makes it easier ...

Increasing throughput in the automotive industry
Other technologies

The South African automotive industry has a specific need for robust and heavy-duty linear overhead materials handling solutions. DMS has been developed specifically as a modular solution to meet such ...

Wire-free lock for compression tube fittings
Parker Hannifin (Africa), Other technologies

A unique wire-free device for locking the nuts of two-ferrule compression fittings on instrumentation tubing is now available from the Instrumentation Products division of Parker Hannifin. Dubbed WireFree, ...

Air dryer maintenance do’s and don’ts
Artic Driers International , Pneumatic systems & components

Refrigeration air dryers are very reliable and provided they are correctly selected for the application and installed correctly will give many years of service. Dryers have to be re-rated to operate in ...

Advanced top drive solutions
SKF South Africa, Shaft power components

A range of advanced products and systems from SKF are playing an important role in improving the reliability and performance of critical top drive systems used in oil and gas drilling and exploration ...

Gearboxes and load detection systems
Bearing Man Group t/a BMG, Shaft power components

BMG’s extensive range of drives and motors encompasses newly-launched high-performance HyPer gearboxes and an electronic load detection system for precise control and enhanced safety from Dinamic Oil. ...

Trends in industrial automation
Festo, News & events

Festo recently held a series of business breakfasts countrywide to introduce its customers to the latest trends in industrial automation and present its value proposition. Festo MD, Brett Wallace explained ...

Construction and testing of an experimental H Robot
Techlyn, Robotics & Mechatronics

The robot is constructed on the standard gantry principle with a moving bridge carrying a moving carriage. It is belt driven. Conventional practice would drive the bridge by means of a belt and motor ...

Robot cars excite and inspire
News & events

The Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering at the University of Pretoria (UP) recently held the fourth autonomous robot vehicle (ARV) race. The race involves small ARVs that are ...

High performance PU-cover rubber hoses
Parker Hannifin (Africa), Hydraulic systems & components

Parker Hannifin has introduced a new high performance PU-cover rubber hose range for low and medium pressure applications, manufactured with a combination of synthetic rubber and polyurethane. The outstanding ...

Variable inductance position ­sensors
Hydraulic systems & components

This contactless technology offers many significant advantages regarding product life and long-term reliability over some competitive technologies and competes very favourably in performance with all ...

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