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4th Quarter 2015
  Hope for the future
SEW-Eurodrive, This Week's Editor's Pick

The 2015 Pneudrive Challenge mechatronics competition is well advanced. Technews editors, Kim Roberts and Steven Meyer spent a fascinating afternoon with the top three groups from Wits Mechanical Engineering Department, together with their lecturer, Professor Joao Nobre, to find out what’s involved from a student’s point of view.

  From motion tasks to intelligent Industry 4.0
Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The eXtended Transport System (XTS) from Beckhoff opens up new solutions for compact, highly dynamic machine concepts.

  First SA girth gear installation is a success
SEW-Eurodrive, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

SEW-Eurodrive South Africa has successfully installed its first ever girth gear to a rotary kiln at the R1,8 million Mamba Cement plant currently under construction in Limpopo.

  Mobile tracking app keeps downtime to a minimum
Parker Hannifin (Africa), Other technologies

The Parker Tracking System (PTS) from Parker Hannifin uses the latest web-based application architecture, which not only tracks and measures replacement history but also connects with distributors and channel partners around the world to ensure components are available when they are needed – and even before.

  Motion Cube for individualised mass production
Festo, Robotics & Mechatronics

Bringing automation one step closer to Industry 4.0, Motion Cube allows for workpieces to be transported independently and simultaneously to different assembly stations.

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