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Expanding the market for Dura-Bar
Dura-Bar is the largest producer of 5 to 66 cm diameter iron bar in the world. The company is unique in the industry in creating the iron bar stock in a horizontal, continuous casting process without ...


Danfoss to apply for Guinness World Record
The islands of Ærø and Als in Southern Denmark are connected by Ellen, the longest ranging fully electric ferry in the world. Ellen set a new world record on 9 June 2022. On her return from a conference ...


Hytec Fluid Technology’s Vacuum dehydrators for hydraulic systems
Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) is the official distributor of the Hy-Pro vacuum dehydration units, manufactured in the USA by Hy-Pro Filtration. These units continuously and efficiently remove contaminants ...


Latest articles

The best of hydraulics meets the advantages of electric
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Editor's Choice, Hydraulic systems & components

Electrification is not new. The difference is the convergence of three powerful forces: stricter governmental regulations; ESG initiatives by the top companies in the world; and TCO. As adoption ...
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Festo unveils world’s first pneumatic cobot
Festo South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components

The innovation aims to begin a new era in human-robot collaboration, at a price point that suits even small and medium-sized companies.
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High quality enclosures
Other technologies

Eldon Hoffman enclosures are distributed in southern Africa by ATI Systems. The product range consists of a complete range of high-quality enclosures in mild steel and stainless steel, with all the ...
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Ultra-compact robot-based cake production with PC control
Beckhoff Automation, Editor's Choice

“Baking Baumkuchen requires advanced skills and experience from the confectioner,” says Mr Matsumoto, managing director of Juchheim’s central plant. “However, if the oven’s parameters can be captured ...
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New head office and warehouse for Fuchs Lubricants
News & events

The new head office and warehouse for Fuchs Lubricants South Africa is on track to be completed this month. The company is investing over R250 million in the expansion at its existing location in Isando, ...
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Mini-mobile encoder for construction and agriculture
Instrotech, Other technologies

When it comes to construction machinery, whether agricultural technology or forklift trucks, design engineers are often challenged with space limitations when fitting existing rotary encoders and measurement ...
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Destructive cavitation in hydraulic systems
Hydrasales, Hydraulic systems & components

Cavitation results from excessive vacuum conditions at the inlet to a pump. High vacuum creates vapour bubbles within the oil, which are carried to the discharge (pressure) side. These bubbles then ...
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Mobile robots transport medical vials
Omron Electronics, Robotics & Mechatronics

Established in 1937, Madrid-based company, Normon, has been manufacturing high quality medicines for over 80 years, serving customers in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors throughout Europe and ...
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Ball screws with nut cooling
Editor's Choice, Shaft power components

The machine tool industry uses ball screws to convert the rotary motion of an electric motor into linear motion. Very often, the positioning accuracy, as well as the travel speed and acceleration, have ...
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The world’s smallest electric subsea valve actuator
Editor's Choice

The actuator minimises energy consumption and is geared toward delicate ecosystems and installation and operating costs are reduced. When the SVA R2 is used in subsea factories at a depth of up to 4000 metres, ...
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Cummins rebuild centres
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Cummins has a world-class customer service and support network to better serve its global customer base, including 21 Master Rebuild Centres (MRCs). In support of the Africa and Middle East region, the ...
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The demand for higher efficiency motors
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

With electricity prices increasing rapidly, the justification for adopting more efficient motors is that much greater. To achieve this improved efficiency, such motors are designed to run cooler, which ...
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Reduced costs for packaging process
SICK Automation Southern Africa , Editor's Choice, Other technologies

To address Tetra Pak’s requirements, SICK recommended the utilisation of its sHub sensors with EDS/EDM35 feedback system. This motor feedback system incorporates an acceleration sensor and enables comprehensive ...
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The advantages of robotics and simulation for your business
Editor's Choice, Robotics & Mechatronics

The more complex your business is, the more room there is for innovation. At the same time, innovation cannot come at the cost of efficiency, quality and output levels. According to Von Fintel, this is ...
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High performance hydraulic hose
Gates, Pneumatic systems & components

Gates is a global manufacturer of innovative, highly engineered power transmission and fluid power solutions. The company has further expanded its PRO Series hydraulic hose portfolio with the launch of ...
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Drive-based predictive maintenance solutions
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

BMG’s NORD predictive maintenance solutions offer fast, efficient and comprehensive evaluation of analogue and digital data, to enhance the operational efficiency and safety of machines. The intelligent ...
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Optimising hydraulic controls
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Hydraulic systems & components

Parker Hannifin has launched two components − the Parker Automation Controller PAC120 and the electro-hydraulic controller module PACHC − that together offer an innovative solution for the automation ...
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3D printing for hydraulics
Hydraulic systems & components

Hydraulic components are traditionally manufactured through machining or casting. Now hydraulic equipment manufacturers are producing manifolds, servo valves and hydraulic adapter blocks using 3D printing. ...
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