Motion Control Magazine


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Yaskawa steps into the future
Crackett says that Yaskawa Southern Africa has installed more than 2500 Motoman robots. The company’s main target market is automotive, having cut its teeth here when Terry Rosenberg first started up ...

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The top three reasons cylinders fail
Cylinder operation requires precise fluid pressure on both sides of the piston. If a seal breaks down and allows fluid to leak from one side of the piston to the other or out of the cylinder altogether, ...

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Power transmission components
BMG’s comprehensive range of Tsubaki encompasses pin gear drive units that replace conventional gear rack systems. Tsubaki standard series (steel) and the S series (stainless steel) pin gear drive units ...

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Latest articles

Festo Didactic helps customers unpack their full learning potential
Festo, News & events

Technological changes are continually transforming tasks in companies today. Investment in technologies and machines alone is not enough to ensure success. Festo recognises that skilled employees are ...
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BMG opens new branch in Maun
News & events

BMG has extended its service in Botswana, with the opening of a new branch in Maun. “BMG now has two dedicated branches in Botswana – one in Gaborone, which was established in 1998 to service and supply ...
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Position sensor detection for hydraulic cylinders: a world first
Instrotech, Hydraulic systems & components

Instrotech has on offer SIKO’s SGH wire-actuated encoders that measure the cylinder stroke as well as its speed in the hydraulic cylinder with impressive efficiency, flexibility and robustness.       The ...
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Engineering Solutions Group achieves Level 2 B-BEEE status
News & events

Invicta Holdings’ Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) − distributors of engineering consumables, automotive components, technical services and related solutions − has achieved recognition as a Level 2 contributor ...
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What you should know about air preparation
Editor's Choice

Compressed air quality has three potential problem areas to consider: particles, water and oil.    • Dust and other airborne particles: The compressed air leaving the compressor room, which has already ...
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Professional help for personal care
Omron Electronics, Robotics & Mechatronics

When a leading global manufacturer of personal care equipment needed a production solution that combined cost reduction with quality improvement, they came to Omron, a trusted partner they had worked ...
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Africa’s economic recovery
SEW-EURODRIVE, News & events

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on many African economies, particularly those dependent on oil exports, tourism and resources. According to the African Development Bank’s recently released ...
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Festo Linear Actuator DFPC for harsh conditions within the process industry
Festo South Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

One of the products that form the heart of absolute automation is the alluring linear actuator DFPC from Festo. Whether you require your linear actuator as an off-the-shelf component or individually configured, ...
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Digital transformation: how to embrace the benefits of smart pneumatics
Emerson Automation Solutions, Pneumatic systems & components

For end-users responsible for maintaining machines and keeping them running, the path is clear. An IIoT system provides data from the machine, ensuring its systems or components are working within their ...
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Customised technologies to boost industrial performance
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The Maxolutionò solutions from SEW-EURODRIVE are fully integrated and customised technologies that automate, integrate, upgrade and streamline your existing production processes while still allowing for ...
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Total drive solutions
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Hudaco Power Transmissions, formerly Bauer Geared Motors South Africa, delivers total drive solutions to customers across the southern African region. The company has southern Africa distributor agreements ...
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Quick and easy simulation of drives
Siemens Digital Industries, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The new Sinamics DriveSim Basic software solution from Siemens allows drive constellations and their behaviour in machines and plants to be simulated, adapted and optimised. With the new solution, Siemens ...
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Fuchs Lubricants sees major growth in Africa
News & events

Moving to a centralised new head office in Isando, Johannesburg and launching a new unified product brand image in mid-November is all part of a long-term strategy for sustained growth and expansion at ...
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Real-time oil condition analysis
Hytec Fluid Technology, Other technologies

Oil condition analysis equipment that monitors equipment oil in real-time, enabling any anomalies in the oil to be detected at a very early stage, is now available across Africa from Hytec Fluid Technology ...
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World first hydraulic solution for tracked carriers
News & events

Hytec South Africa and Bosch Rexroth Germany joined forces to develop an hydraulic solution for Bell Equipment that would minimise ground compaction in tracked carriers used in mining and construction. ...
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Five reasons why smart pneumatics boosts packaging performance
Emerson Automation Solutions, Pneumatic systems & components

The intelligence built into smart pneumatic components unlocks valuable machine data that can transform operations. OEMs and end-users can know more about the performance of their machines and packaging ...
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Bag-handling robots
Robotics & Mechatronics

With the ever expanding demands of industry, robotics has had to flex and adapt to suit new niches. One such niche is the recent trend towards bag-in-bag packaging, where products supplied in large bags ...
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Components for submerged chain conveyors
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Shaft power components

BMG’s extensive power transmission range encompasses HEKO conveyor components, including round link chains which have been designed for dependable use in many harsh environments. “High wear-resistant ...
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