Motion Control Magazine


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Control automation excellence
SEW-EURODRIVE’s MOVI-C® is a unique automation control system that sets a new benchmark in control automation, embracing Industry 4.0 technology. Part of the company’s innovative Generation C advanced ...

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I-MAK gearboxes from BI
As part of its Bauer range, Bearings International (BI) supplies gearboxes from I-MAK, a Turkish OEM. The I-MAK product range has a Certificate of Conformity from the Turkish Standards Institute, as well ...

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Non-genuine parts affect performance and warranty
Counterfeit products illegally make use of Cummins trademarks, copyrights and patents. A counterfeit product is any non-genuine product with a Cummins logo, whereas ‘will-fit’ parts are usually reverse-engineered ...

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Product-specific packaging with PC-based control
Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Kern in Konolfingen, Switzerland, is a family business founded more than 70 years ago and originally rose to success with enveloping machines. However, the market for enveloping machines is declining. ...
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BI rolls out IE1 motors from ABB Africa
News & events

Bearings International (BI) now has sufficient stock of IE1 motors from ABB Africa to be able to supply the local market in accordance with the new partnership between the two companies, reports BI offer ...
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Become a Bosch Rexroth Distributor in Africa
News & events

Bosch Rexroth South Africa is looking to welcome new sales partners into its African distribution network. Through Hytec Services Africa (HSA), the Group is looking to expand its network by bringing its ...
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Hacking for a difference
RS Components SA, Editor's Choice, News & events

The annual Geekulcha Hackathon recently saw more than 100 coders, developers and programmers challenge each other in an online contest.The event has become a highlight in the African developer world. ...
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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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Tectra Automation contracted for PG Bison’s MFB press upgrade
Tectra Automation, Pneumatic systems & components

Tectra Automation has provided all the pneumatic and vacuum equipment required for the installation and commissioning of PG Bison’s sixth melamine-faced board (MFB) press. The press, which came online ...
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Lubrication filter carts for flushing systems
Other technologies

When a lubricant becomes contaminated it affects the entire machinery system, which then needs to be flushed to prevent further damage to costly equipment. Lubrication Engineers (LE) offers a solution ...
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Critical compressed air on platinum mine
Pneumatic systems & components

The mining industry is a vital cog in the economic workings of South Africa, in particular platinum mines, of which the country has significant reserves, that are among the largest worldwide. Yet, if ...
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Mars helicopter makes history
DNH Tradeserve, Editor's Choice

This is the first time in the history of powered, unmanned spaceflight that a device has flown in a controlled manner on another planet – with the help of DC motors from maxon motor. The helicopter flew ...
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Robots in the workforce
Robotics & Mechatronics

No, the machines aren’t taking over.
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New motors for servo drive system
Siemens Digital Industries, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Siemens is adding new servo motors to its Sinamics S210 single cable servo drive system. Designed for use in the pharmaceutical and food industries, the Simotics S-1FS2 is a motor version with a stainless ...
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In-field valve positioner
Comtest, Comtest, Hydraulic systems & components

Valves, the actuators that move them, and the electronic circuits that control them, are all subject to the effects of ageing soon after they are installed. The valve seat wears not only from the repeated ...
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Compressed air purity analyser
Artic Driers International, Pneumatic systems & components

Compressed air treatment using filters and dryers is an effective barrier to airline contamination. Until recently, auditing the compressed air quality in a system was difficult, but clients and professional ...
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