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EtherCAT on the fly
4th Quarter 2016, Beckhoff Automation

Technews Publishing, together with the EtherCAT Technology Group, recently organised a series of breakfast seminars across the country. These were sponsored by Beckhoff Automation and SA Power. Beckhoff ...

BMG and Eaton strengthen their partnership
4th Quarter 2016, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG

BMG and Eaton have strengthened their partnership by signing a master distribution agreement, where BMG will supply and support Eaton’s globally respected Winner brand of hose and hose fittings in sub-Saharan ...

SEW-Eurodrive achieves ISO 9001
4th Quarter 2016, SEW-Eurodrive

SEW-Eurodrive has achieved ISO 9001:2008 accreditation as part of an ongoing process to boost its customer support and value-adding services. Celebrating its 85th anniversary this year, SEW-Eurodrive ...

Pirtek centre opens in Bloemfontein
4th Quarter 2016, Pirtek Southern Africa

BMI Industrial Supplies recently acquired the Pirtek franchise for Bloemfontein, Kimberley and Lesotho. The new Pirtek centre in Kerala specialises in the assembly, supply and installation of hydraulic ...

SKF South Africa appoints new distributor
4th Quarter 2016, SKF South Africa

SKF has appointed Bolt & Engineering Distributors Group (BED) as an authorised SKF industrial distributor. SKF now has 60 industrial authorised distributors with an overall total of 169 distributors throughout ...

Drives from maxon help people walk
4th Quarter 2016, DNH Tradeserve

At the first ever Cybathlon recently held in Zurich, people with paraplegia raced on foot. Aided by the world’s best exoskeletons, they competed against each other on an obstacle course to show the public ...

SMC Pneumatics showcases success at Electra Mining 2016
4th Quarter 2016, SMC Pneumatics (South Africa)

SMC Pneumatics South Africa showcased its innovative offerings to the broader industry for the first time at Electra Mining 2016 and wowed visitors by showcasing its broad range to match an array of industry ...

Omron products and solutions for the food and beverage industry displayed at fdt Africa 2016
4th Quarter 2016

Robotics, motion control, vision and panel solution products from Omron were displayed at the food and drink technology (fdt) Africa 2016. Organised by Messe München (MMG) and its subsidiary Messe München ...

ABB introduces smallest foundry robot in its class
4th Quarter 2016, ABB South Africa, Robotics, Robotics & Mechatronics

ABB Robotics has unveiled its latest foundry robot for material handling and machine tending, the IRB 1200 Foundry Plus 2. The smallest foundry robot in its class, this compact robot can increase flexibility ...

Solar cars hit the road in Sasol Challenge
4th Quarter 2016

On Saturday 24 September, the Sasol Solar Challenge kicked off when the new mayor of Tshwane waved the solar-powered cars over the start line at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). The ...

Festo Didactic training: November/December 2016
4th Quarter 2016, Festo

The following courses are available from Festo Didactic:    Pneumatics (1) Basic PN111:    Johannesburg: November 2-4, December 7-9    Cape Town: November 9-11    Durban: November 16-18       Pneumatics (2) Maintenance ...

Basic education training in fluid power
4th Quarter 2016, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA)

The SAFPA council has been working on providing accredited training in both hydraulics and pneumatics. This year members have been working towards this end with an accredited FET in Boksburg and the project ...

SMC training: November 2016
4th Quarter 2016, SMC Pneumatics (South Africa)

The following courses are available from SMC Pneumatics:    Basic Hydraulics:    Johannesburg: November 2-4       Electro–Pneumatics:    Johannesburg: November 23-25 For more information contact Riaan van Eck, ...

4th Quarter 2016


Our house is in order
4th Quarter 2016, Schneider Electric South Africa

At Electra Mining 2016, Schneider Electric focused on sustainability in mining. Motion Control’s editor caught up with country president, Eric Léger and strategic account executive – Africa Mining, Darryl ...

SKF announces equity transaction
4th Quarter 2016, SKF South Africa

SKF South Africa has signed a black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) ownership agreement with black women owned Golelo Trust. “Despite ongoing policies and programmes to address the imbalances of the past, ...

Machine Tools Africa 2017
4th Quarter 2016

Strong industry support for Machine Tools Africa 2017 has seen 70% of exhibition space already sold. With 10 months to go, sales are on track and it is expected that the show will be sold out. Machine ...

Lean and mean
4th Quarter 2016, Technews Publishing

Over the last year I have interviewed a number of companies about how they are handling the interesting times we are living through and adjusting to the huge challenges our country is facing on every ...

SEW-Eurodrive is ready
3rd Quarter 2016, SEW-Eurodrive

Interview with Raymond Obermeyer, MD of SEW-Eurodrive.

Axiom has moved
3rd Quarter 2016, Axiom Hydraulics

Hydraulics specialist, Axiom Hydraulics recently moved to new headquarters in Wadeville, Germiston on the corner of Bergvlei and Stellenberg roads. The phone number remains the same. The 3000 m² facility ...

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