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Cabinet-free drive technology
Tectra Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Reallocating control functions to individual machine modules allows machine engineers and operators to make maximum use of valuable site space, enhancing their production capacities. The cabinet-free ...

Magnetic system for centrifugal compressors
SKF South Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

SKF has launched a new magnetic system which is an oil- and contact-free drive solution for centrifugal compressors in chillers. Combining a high speed permanent magnet motor and active magnetic bearings ...

Pocket controller with motion and PLC functions
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Galil’s DMC-3000 series is a single-axis controller intended for applications such as feed to length and cut machines. It is available as a compact card-level or box-level unit and connects to a stepper ...

Duff-Norton rotary unions
Yale Engineering Products, Hydraulic systems & components

Duff-Norton’s new range of DWPA rotary unions transfer media such as water, steam, air, oil or hydraulic fluid from a stationary source to a rotating machine such as a drum or indexing table. They are ...

Gearbox increases drive train performance by 10%
Hydraulic systems & components

Bosch Rexroth’s Hydrotrac GFT 8000 gearbox gives a 10% increase in drive train performance on larger mobile working machines. Ideal for use in harsh, rugged environments including African mining operations, ...

Electric motor control and protection systems
Zest WEG Group Africa, Other technologies

The Zest WEG Group has introduced the WEG range of RW_E electronic motor protection overload relays to complement its range of smart relays. These are highly reliable devices intended to protect motors, ...

Revolutionary bearing health management
SKF South Africa, Shaft power components

SKF Insight technology is improving bearing health management in the railway and wind energy sectors. SKF has begun to apply SKF Insight – its revolutionary bearing health management technology – in ...

Maintenance-free, flexible couplings
Voith Turbo, Shaft power components

The highly flexible CT-P coupling from Voith offers the steel industry multiple benefits. It does not have the backlash forces customary with gear couplings and thus protects the connected driveline components. ...

SMC redesigns its air preparation modular units
SMC Pneumatics (South Africa), Pneumatic systems & components

SMC has redesigned its AC series of air preparation modular units. This is part of the company’s ongoing investment into research and development to refine and improve the performance and functionality ...

EtherCAT synchronises the ­movement of 1216 servo axes
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

What is probably the world’s largest kinetic sculpture was realised in ‘Kinetic Rain’ at Changi Airport in Singapore.

World´s fastest arm pallet wrapper
Bonfiglioli, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Technowrapp specialises in the design and production of automatic stretch wrap film pallet wrappers and pallet movement systems. The company has made a name for itself on the international scene by developing ...

Festo opens innovative applications centre
Festo, News & events

Festo has unveiled its brand new applications centre at its Johannesburg headquarters. This boasts state-of-the-art electric drive handling and vision systems. Festo customers will be able to physically ...

SMC Pneumatics aims for African market share
SMC Pneumatics (South Africa), News & events

SMC began life in Tokyo in 1959 as a supplier of basic pneumatic and filtration equipment. Today the company has evolved into a sophisticated provider of complete automation systems, with over 60% share ...

CNC controllers include 4-axis turning
Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The expanded contour machining cycle for Siemens Sinumerik CNC controllers now facilitates 4-axis turning on lathes. Two turning tools opposite one another machine the workpiece simultaneously, enabling ...

Nord-Lock bolt securing systems
BMG - Bearing Man Group, Shaft power components

BMG’s range of Nord-Lock bolt securing systems includes the X-series washers, designed to secure bolted joints exposed to severe vibration and dynamic loads. The wedge-effect design prevents spontaneous ...

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