Motion Control Magazine

Featured articles

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.


Versatile cylinder monitoring
This IO-Link cylinder sensor from ifm, with two configurable hardware outputs, will upgrade your machine in no time.


Tyre-actuated globe valve
Parker Hannifin has launched a tyre-actuated pneumatic valve in its Bestobell cryogenic globe valve range. The valve can be operated remotely with a single switch command, providing much greater speed and convenience than a manually operated type.


Latest articles

BMG’s machine tools on show at Machine Tools Africa
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, News & events

BMG will be participating at the Machine Tools Africa exhibition. Its stand will showcase the company’s comprehensive range of quality branded tools and equipment, which has been carefully selected by specialists, to meet the exact requirements of customers in diverse sectors.
read more

PC-based motion control on a labelling machine
Beckhoff Automation, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

For 50 years, Bausch+Ströbel in Germany has been developing packaging and production systems for the pharmaceutical industries. The company’s goal is to offer the best technical and economical solutions for the challenges of modern industry. Its new ESA1025 labelling machine shows how this is achieved with PC-based control from Beckhoff as the central motion controller.
read more

Thrust for hybrid electric flying
Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Several leading academic institutes in Germany are collaborating on the future of hybrid electric flying. The partners are researching an entirely new propulsion system for medium-range aircraft with up to 35 passengers.
read more

Kamoa-Kakula power pack order for SEW-EURODRIVE
SEW-EURODRIVE, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

With well over 100 units already delivered, SEW-EURODRIVE is set to continue supplying Ivanhoe Mines’ prestigious Kamoa-Kakula Copper Complex in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
read more

SKF and Bearings 2000 contribute to the circular economy
SKF South Africa, Shaft power components

Throughout 2023, SKF Authorised Distributor, Bearings 2000 has supported SKF’s Remanufacturing Services with a strong focus on remanufacturing spherical roller bearings used in food and beverage applications, and also larger sized spherical roller bearings and deep groove ball bearings for the pulp and paper industry.
read more

Tough couplings for tough industries
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Editor's Choice

BMG’s extensive range of power transmission components encompasses robust products from Regal Rexnord, a leading manufacturer of critical system components that perform efficiently under rigorous demands in diverse applications.
read more

Case study on automotive quality control
Motion Tronic, Editor's Choice

Motion Tronic selected high-performance PLCs and HMIs from Inovance Technology to engineer a smart catalytic converter quality control solution for the exhaust facility at Toyota South Africa Motors.
read more

Superior lubrication capability
Other technologies

Superior lubrication slashes electricity consumption, reduces vibration, and increases protection through dramatically lower friction.
read more

Rapid overhaul of compressor motors
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Marthinusen & Coutts Zambia was requested by a smelter based in the Copperbelt to provide an in-country repair solution for its two critical 4,5 MW compressor motors. The company was given only three weeks in which to overhaul and commission the motors.
read more

From the editor's desk: The unhuman truth
Technews Publishing, News & events

It‘s early in the year, and it‘s fun to see what the predictions are for 2024 in the industrial world. One thing for sure is that generative AI will be big. Among all the hype, an over-the-top app that ...
read more

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.
read more

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.
read more

Sun carries the load
Axiom Hydraulics, Hydraulic systems & components

When valuable lives are hoisted in the air, reliable load holding technology is at its utmost importance. That’s why you can count on Sun’s excellent load holding cartridge valves.
read more

Hydraulic connectors with residual pressure
Editor's Choice, Hydraulic systems & components

Hydraulic connections are vital in both outdoor and indoor industrial machinery. However, the hydraulics lines frequently require connecting and disconnecting for maintenance or changeover. The goal is to enable quick, easy swaps to enhance machine flexibility and productivity.
read more

Approaches to wire rope lubrication
Other technologies

The approaches to wire rope lubrication have shifted in recent years, largely due to important technological advances to improve the application and performance of lubrication products for wire ropes. Locally, Lubrication Engineers has been at the forefront of these advancements.
read more

Field reference handbook for instrumentation and process control
News & events

This book contains useful practical information that can be used in the instrumentation and process control area, regardless of academic level.
read more

Condition monitoring for critical hydraulic equipment
Hydrasales, Hydraulic systems & components

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.
read more

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 ...
read more