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Obituary: Steven James Meyer
January 1957 - January 2022

It is with deep sadness and shock that we announce the sudden death of SA Instrumentation & Control Editor, Steven Meyer. Steven joined Technews in October 2007 in the position of Deputy Editor. His ...

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Passenger trains with traction motors
It is important that commuter trains waste as little time as possible when leaving platforms, not only to save passengers time when travelling from station to station, but also to allow for trains to ...

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Reliable preconfigured fail-safe circuit from Festo
The preconfigured Festo fail-safe circuit in the ready-to-install control cabinet is a safe and low-cost alternative when it comes to fail-safe technology. It replaces a single-acting actuator and guarantees ...

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Latest articles

Superconductivity for aircraft
Editor's Choice, Other technologies

In 1911, Dutch physicist Heike Kamerlingh Onnes found himself preoccupied with one question: what happens to the electrical conductivity of pure metals at very low temperatures? During an experiment, ...
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Faster and more flexible digital printing
Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

In just a few years Danish machine builder, Refine Finishing, has created a secure position among the world’s leading suppliers of machines that convert digitally printed labels. Equipped with PC-based ...
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Danfoss acquires Eaton’s hydraulics business
Danfoss, News & events

Danfoss has officially finalised its $3,3 billion acquisition of Eaton’s hydraulics business. The move will see the Danfoss Group grow in size by a third and establish itself as a global leader in mobile ...
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Conditioning monitoring with intelligent drives
Danfoss, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Industry 4.0 refers to the combination of physical assets and advanced digital technologies that communicate, analyse and act upon information. This in turn enables organisations and consumers to be flexible ...
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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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Spherical roller bearings for continuous casting
Shaft power components

The bearings used in continuous casting machines have to endure arduous operating conditions that include high temperatures, heavy loads, ultra-low speeds, water/water vapour and scale. As a result, bearing ...
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Rugged, reliable electro-hydraulics
Axiom Hydraulics, Editor's Choice

From simple switching valves to sophisticated closed-loop control, Sun’s line of E-H products powers your most demanding applications.
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Air operated diaphragm pumps
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

BMG’s range of Ingersoll Rand ARO fluid management equipment comprises FDA-compliant air operated diaphragm pumps that provide solutions for the food and beverage sector, as well as in pharmaceutical ...
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Hytec Rustenburg establishes permanent site in Marikana
News & events

Hytec Rustenburg has established its first 24/7 satellite mine site at a prominent mine in the North West province. This enables Hytec SA to provide a tailored maintenance programme and stock a selection ...
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Oil-free air for petrochemical pipelines
Pneumatic systems & components

Rand-Air recently took a bold decision which has changed the way its customers – and Rand Air – will approach future hires. Working in the petrochemical sector requires critical attention to detail, with ...
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Bearing solution for demanding applications
Shaft power components

The latest bearing solution for arduous and demanding industries has been launched by Bearings International (BI). The new Rexnord RN series of metric bearings offers cutting edge design with unmatched ...
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Yaskawa steps into the future
Editor's Choice, Robotics & Mechatronics

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
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Editor's Choice

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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