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Micro servo controller for extreme conditions
3rd Quarter 2017, DNH Tradeserve

Swiss drive specialist, maxon motor is expanding its range of servo controllers by adding the ESCON Module 50/8 HE (Harsh Environment), a rugged, compact powerhouse that operates in the harshest ambient ...

Mobility of the future
3rd Quarter 2017, Horne Technologies, This Week's Editor's Pick

In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the BMW Group commissioned the development of the Iconic Impulses exhibition, which looks ahead to the future: ‘What will mobility look like in the next 100 years? ...

Siemens software for high performance bikes
3rd Quarter 2017, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives, This Week's Editor's Pick

Bike manufacturer develops high performance bikes with Solid Edge from Siemens PLM Software.

NASA relies on maxon technology
3rd Quarter 2017, DNH Tradeserve, This Week's Editor's Pick, Robotics & Mechatronics

Swiss drive specialist, maxon motor will supply several drives specifically developed for the task to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which is building the Mars 2020 rover for NASA. The maxon drives are ...

Drives and motors in automotive test rigs
3rd Quarter 2017, Nidec Industrial Automation Southern Africa, This Week's Editor's Pick

Regenerative drives are also often used, so that the drive is able to regenerate electric power when the motor is absorbing energy or providing a load, returning this energy to the supply and reducing ...

Moog launches electrohydrostatic pump unit
3rd Quarter 2017, MOOG

Moog has launched a new-generation electrohydrostatic pump unit (EPU) that helps machine builders and end-users derive the combined benefits of both hydraulic and electric actuation. The EPU is at the ...

Positioning drives with intelligent RTE
3rd Quarter 2017, Instrotech

The more complex systems become, the more sophisticated the required data exchange is. What is the advantage of a highly efficient production process when the entire production is suddenly halted by unexpected ...

Cummins showcases its rail capability
3rd Quarter 2017

As a Gold Sponsor of Africa Rail 2017, Cummins was able to showcase its latest technology for the rail industry, and especially the QSK95 engine. Billed as the largest and only event of its kind in Africa, ...

XTS drives toothbrush packaging line
3rd Quarter 2017, Beckhoff Automation, This Week's Editor's Pick

Koch Pac-Systeme in Pfalzgrafenweiler, Germany, is a specialist in customer-specific blister packaging machines and systems and has again proven its expertise with an innovative and complex new packaging ...

Energy-efficient alternative to worm gear units
3rd Quarter 2017, SEW-Eurodrive

The main features of the K-Series are its maintenance-free operating life and wear-free gearing, which translates into high energy efficiency. These are also right angle gear units, meaning they are of ...

Tin spraying system for baking plant
3rd Quarter 2017, Tectra Automation

Tectra Automation recently designed and supplied the Tectra 650 automatic tin spraying system to Bakesure Ingredient Suppliers, Africa’s leading baking ingredients and solutions provider. Bakesure required ...

Cable reeling solutions like no other
3rd Quarter 2017

Powermite supplies superior quality, rugged, reliable and economical cable reeling systems and accessories to a wide spectrum of southern African industries. These are used to lay down and retrieve cable ...

Advanced linear motion systems from BMG
3rd Quarter 2017, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG

BMG’s linear motion systems are designed for high speed, high precision performance to meet the rigorous demands of technologically advanced engineering. Its linear way products include linear guides, ...

SMC’s range of electric actuators
3rd Quarter 2017, SMC Pneumatics South Africa

Dynamic industrial processes require sophistication and precision, and processes such as the assembly of circuit boards, positioning of workpieces and sorting of goods all require a high level of automation. ...

Easy plant automation with Contactless Energy Transfer
3rd Quarter 2017, SEW-Eurodrive, This Week's Editor's Pick

SEW-Eurodrive’s Movitrans Contactless Energy Transfer system is based on inductive energy transfer, whereby electrical energy is transferred without contact from a fixed conductor. The electromagnetic ...

New AC drives reduce energy costs
3rd Quarter 2017, Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation has introduced a suite of drive solutions that will help users reduce energy costs and increase machine uptime in high demand applications. The Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755T drives ...

Sustainable dairy production
3rd Quarter 2017, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives

Dairy producer ErlebnisSennerei Zillertal in Tyrol, Austria, produces high-quality dairy products using sustainably produced milk from pasture raised animals. The dairy uses drive and automation technology ...

Africa’s largest rotor pole refurbishment
3rd Quarter 2017

In the largest repair of this nature in Africa, Marthinusen & Coutts recently refurbished 11 of the full set of 14 rotor poles of Motor Generator Unit Three at Eskom’s Ingula Pumped Storage Scheme on ...

VLT automation drives from Danfoss
2nd Quarter 2017, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG

BMG’s Danfoss range includes the VLT decentral drive FCD 302, designed for installations where multiple AC motors are spread around a facility. Typical applications include bottling, food preparation ...

New assembly cells for geared motors
2nd Quarter 2017, SEW-Eurodrive

SEW-Eurodrive Cape Town has invested in new assembly cells for geared motors to speed up production, increase quality and reduce wastage. The branch also plans a new assembly cell for electronics in the ...

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