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Laser peening system for surface treatment
Precisely synchronised surface treatment process increases fatigue life of metal parts.

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The challenges and opportunities in robotics
With the high levels of unemployment in South Africa, it is essential to identify where there are skills shortages and to encourage learners to study in those fields that present employment opportunities. ...

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Selecting a mobile robot for heavy loads
Five questions to ask when selecting autonomous material transport technology for industrial applications.

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Latest articles

Versatile, high-performance grease
Other technologies

Lubrication Engineers (LE) has developed its most versatile mid-range general purpose lubricant yet. Almatek 1233 has been created for external and general bearing grease applications. It is technologically ...
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Schneider Electric supports GivingTuesday
Schneider Electric South Africa, News & events

Schneider Electric South Africa has, in the run up to GivingTuesday, rolled out complimentary virtual training to its education partners network across southern Africa. These digital training sessions ...
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The digital sensor age is here
News & events

In an ever-growing digital world, Danfoss Industrial Automation has repositioned itself as Danfoss Sensing Solutions, representing the union of application-driven sensor technologies and unparalleled ...
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Danfoss continues to invest in sustainable transformation
Danfoss, News & events

There has been growing momentum in the energy sector, and governments across the world are committing to a transition to low-carbon economies. At the recent opening of the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba, ...
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PC-based control technology for next-generation telescope
Beckhoff Automation, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Key factors were the advantages of EtherCAT for site-wide real-time communication connecting all telescope functions. Various embedded PCs and AM8000 servomotors were also tested and specified, among ...
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Siemens and CSIR to boost 4IR
Siemens Digital Industries, News & events

South Africa’s pursuit of 4IR received a massive boost when the CSIR and Siemens South Africa entered into a partnership to empower the country with digital skills. The two organisations have signed an ...
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Siemens’ first edge application for drives
Siemens Digital Industries, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

As part of the Digital Enterprise SPS Dialog, Siemens is launching Analyze MyDrives Edge, its first edge application for drives. The company is thus demonstrating in concrete terms how edge computing ...
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Willem Gijzelaar retires from Bosch Rexroth
News & events

Willem Gijzelaar, group marketing manager at Bosch Rexroth South Africa, retired in December 2020 after 35 years’ service at the company and 47 years in the fluid power industry. Beginning his career ...
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PC-based control technology for next-generation telescope
Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a project of superlatives. After a long planning and construction period, the next-generation telescope is expected to go live in 2029. With seven mirrors and a combined ...
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Miniature DC motors drive tattoo machine design forwards
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

All of this places stringent requirements on the motor – the prime mover in the tattoo machine and perhaps the most critical element of the machine design – as Vishal Sapale, assistant manager – design ...
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Keeping your lifting equipment on track
Other technologies

Lifting equipment applied at mining sites is a major Capex expenditure, and one that has to reflect a positive return on investment for mining companies. Preventive maintenance scheduling plays a crucial ...
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Robust ergonomic cable extension reels
Other technologies

Powermite’s range of robust cable extension reels is packed with features to provide customers with reliable, robust and safe performance. The Gen 2 plastic XREEL series is manufactured from Polyamide ...
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Wedge belts with 30% more power
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Shaft power components

New to BMG’s extensive range of Fenner power transmission components are Fenner Quattro Plus Twin Wrap (TW) wedge belts, that transmit 30% more power than conventional belts. “These maintenance-free wedge ...
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Solutions for shipping
SKF South Africa, Shaft power components

The marine industry is tough. Whether you are operating a single vessel or an entire fleet, challenging sea conditions, rising costs and increasing environmental and safety regulations are affecting profitability ...
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Helping farmers free up energy
Danfoss, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

In recent years, South African energy security has been constrained, while also being recognised by the Development Bank of Southern Africa as a water-scarce country. The importance of energy efficiency ...
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Miniature DC motors drive tattoo machine design forwards
Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

All of this places stringent requirements on the motor – the prime mover in the tattoo machine and perhaps the most critical element of the machine design – as Vishal Sapale, assistant manager – design ...
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Streamlined food deliveries
Omron Electronics, Robotics & Mechatronics

It’s part of a larger experiment called the Six City Strategy ‘New solutions in city logistics’ project, which is looking at possible options for last mile deliveries in Finnish cities. It’s looking for ...
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Compact marine clutch
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Stromag has launched the newly designed KMS CC. With the ability to accommodate larger shafts despite its reduced size and weight, it provides a distinct advantage for condensing and optimising the propulsion ...
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