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The Jim Pinto Column: Big data and the demise of the traditional IT department
News & events

Demise of the traditional IT department Information technology (IT) has been a dominating influence in many large manufacturing and process automation companies dating back to the 1970s, the age of mainframes ...

 
  Over a million electronic parking brakes a year
Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Conventional hand brakes in cars are increasingly being replaced by electronic parking brakes (EPB). These automatically apply the brake during parking and release it during hill starts while adjusting ...

 
  Certified pressure relief valves
Axiom Hydraulics, Hydraulic systems & components

The Sun Hydraulics RDDT and RDFT pressure relief valves are CE/TÜV certified in accordance with the Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC (PED). The cartridges meet Category IV of the PED, providing the ...

 
  Unidrive M meets requirements of paper mill
Emerson Industrial Automation Southern Africa , Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Unidrive M demonstrates its leading performance capability in the paper industry.

 
Pirtek sponsors fluid power skills training
News & events

Sparrow FET College based in Sophiatown has launched a new MERSETA accredited qualification. The college has made a name for itself by offering skills training in partnership with industry, and has now ...

 
  Hoses for utility maintenance and yellow metal vehicles
Genflex, News & events, Hydraulic systems & components

Genflex Hydraulics is able to supply hoses and cylinders for utility maintenance vehicles (UMVs) used for railway maintenance, as well as hydraulic fittings for yellow metal machinery across various sectors ...

 
  Saving energy in water treatment
Festo, Pneumatic systems & components

A key target for many water and wastewater treatment plants is reducing electricity consumption. St Petersburg, the most northerly city in the world, is implementing a programme to increase the energy ...

 
Zest WEG celebrates 20 years in Cape Town
ZEST WEG Group, News & events

Zest WEG Group first established a small office in Cape Town 20 years ago to cater for local customers who require fast turnaround times on the supply of electric motors. Today, this thriving business ...

 
  Low noise conveyor system with fast assembly
Tectra Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Future-proof production, assembly and packaging lines must be able to deal with smaller batches, more frequent product changes and a large number of product variants. Chain conveyor systems used in production ...

 
  Total lubrication solutions
SKF South Africa, Other technologies

The SKF System 24 TLSD Series lubricator is an electromechanical, single point, automatic lubricator that provides direct or remote lubrication. It is a standalone device, consisting of a lubricant reservoir ...

 
  Large industrial drive technology
Shaft power components

Hansen Transmissions South Africa sets the industry benchmark in large industrial drive technology. The Hansen P4, Hansen I4 (invertible gearbox), Hansen M4ACC (air cooled condenser), single stage gear ...

 
  A bionic kangaroo
Festo, Robotics & Mechatronics

Festo has recreated the jumping behaviour of the kangaroo. Like its natural model, the BionicKangaroo can recover the energy generated when jumping, store it and efficiently use it for the next jump. ...

 
  Finding perfect pitch
MOOG, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

A recent enhancement to the Moog AC Pitch System is the self-sensing speed control for turbines that was developed to prevent blades from not being able to move in the event of an encoder failure – the worst case load scenario for the wind turbine.

 
  No adaptor required
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Bearings International’s new Motodrive range of inline helical and shaft mounted helical gear motors with a direct dedicated standard IEC fitment is footprint interchangeable with other European brands ...

 
  Hytec’s largest hydraulic project
Hytec (Afripower), Hydraulic systems & components

Hytec recently designed, manufactured and installed 12 large-scale hydraulic cylinders, power packs and linkage systems to replace the hydraulics systems controlling water flow at the Roseires Dam wall ...

 
  New single point lubricator
BMG - Bearing Man Group, Other technologies

BMG has extended its range of NTN-SNR bearing products to include a new single point lubricator, where the grease is pressurised by a gas generated unit to provide continuous, reliable, clean and precise ...

 


 
 
 
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