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Do all wireless solutions solve real industry problems?
Wireless technology makes use of devices that allow us to communicate without using cables or wires and it plays a role in solving complex engineering problems. With this platform machines can communicate ...

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The new mobility: how sensors control the cobots of the future
The ongoing development of small, powerful and flexibly positionable robots that can collaborate with humans is progressing in leaps and bounds. Sensors from SICK Automation are an important component. ...

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Same day VSD solution
When a manufacturing facility on the East Rand urgently required a replacement variable speed drive (VSD) for an extraction fan in its welding facility after the existing drive broke down and halted production, ...

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Latest articles

Hytec opens branch in Lephalale
News & events

Hytec South Africa, a member of the Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group, officially opened its new branch in Lephalale, Limpopo in January 2020. The branch will provide a fast turnaround service, supply ...
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Decentralised electric drives from Festo
Festo, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The Festo Simplified Motion electric drive series combines the simplicity of pneumatics with the advantages of electric automation to ensure that your machines are faster and better connected. It includes ...
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Bosch Rexroth appoints distributor in Tanzania
News & events

Hytec Services Africa (HSA) has awarded distribution rights in Tanzania to Magare. The company, which supplies services to general industry and the mining sector, will distribute all Bosch Rexroth products ...
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Sasol leads gender transformation in mining
News & events

Caroline Shirindza is one of the very few female general managers in South Africa’s mining industry. Her journey to the top has been challenging, but can be seen as a beacon of light for younger generations ...
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SMC steps up to support essential service customers through lockdown
SMC Corporation South Africa, News & events

SMC Corporation South Africa, as a leading supplier of advanced pneumatic and electrical automation technology, has remained open and certified as an essential services supplier throughout lockdown. We ...
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Consolidation of tooling companies
News & events

INDUSTRI Tools & Equipment has recently been launched as part of the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings. Through the consolidation of six independent tooling companies – Man-Dirk, Tool ...
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Power and finesse
Horne Technologies, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

High-quality mechanical watches are pieces of fine jewellery with a complex inner life. To produce these marvels of craftsmanship, countless individual steps must work together in a refined way. Today, ...
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How real is augmented reality?
Absolute Perspectives, Other technologies

The early morning air was cold when we arrived at the mine for an underground visit. Our hosts were keen to show us the practical challenges of the drilling and blasting operation, and the many ways in ...
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Lubrication Engineers partners with Umuzi Engineers
News & events

Lubrication Engineers (LE) has partnered with Umuzi Engineers to tap the potential in new markets. Colin Ford, managing director at LE South Africa, says that Umuzi Engineers will operate as an independent ...
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Varispeed 2020 and beyond
Varispeed (Div. of Hudaco Trading), News & events

Varispeed is a specialist partner in electronic motor control and automation solutions to many local manufacturers and end users in a diverse range of markets. Managing director, Ralph Real knows only ...
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Sophisticated electro-hydraulic closed-loop control
Axiom Hydraulics, Hydraulic systems & components

Sun Hydraulics has announced the release of the new CANpoint XMD Configuration Software, available as a free download from its website. This expands the capabilities of the company’s line of XMD mobile ...
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Simplify your gearbox checks
Other technologies

Instead of time consuming down days to check gearbox oil levels in your plant or mill, Lubrication Engineers (LE) suggests visual on-the-run maintenance checks. Mark Jones, lubrication reliability ...
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Quick, easy leak detection
SKF South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components

Compressed air production is an integral part of manufacturing plants but it is also one of the largest energy consumers. Air leaks amplify the load on a compressor, leading to higher electricity consumption ...
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SMC brings Industry 4.0 solutions to South Africa
SMC Corporation South Africa, Other technologies

SMC’s wireless valve banks can now communicate wirelessly in IoT applications.
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Hydraulic bolt tensioners remove uncertainty from couplings
SKF South Africa, Hydraulic systems & components

Hydrocam hydraulically operated bolt tensioners offer far greater accuracy compared to other fixing methods. With their superior control and safety, damage to bolts and associated structures is avoided, ...
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Nine drives for copper mining project
SEW-Eurodrive, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

SEW-Eurodrive has supplied a comprehensive drive package to a major Greenfield copper mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The package comprised nine drives in total, of which the five ...
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Loctite gasket sealant pen
Other technologies

Bearings International (BI) offers optimal solutions for virtually all adhesive and sealant requirements in the form of the Loctite brand of adhesives, sealants and surface treatments. An example is the ...
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SA-built air dryer for food and beverage
Artic Driers International, Pneumatic systems & components

The SA Series of air dryer offers an ideal solution for cleaning and drying compressed air for any food and beverage operation.
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