Motion Control Magazine


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Compressed air drying and monitoring with low dewpoints
Artic Driers manufacturers the Sahara low dewpoint, heatless pressure swing air dryers with SANS 347 pressure code. These desiccant-rich pressure dryers comfortably obtain pressure dewpoints of -40°C.

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Bosch Rexroth Africa strengthens its offering
Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW), a Bosch Rexroth Africa group company, has incorporated Power Team SA’s SPXFLOW and Bolting Systems into its offering.

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Axiom ups its game
In today’s competitive market, manufacturers of hydraulic components are constantly challenged to find better, faster and cheaper ways of producing parts. Axiom Hydraulics has met the challenge, and can now deliver a product with superior performance and significant cost savings for its customers.

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Latest articles

Electronics and motor replacement for label dispenser
Motion Tronic, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Silveray Stationery Company was looking for the best way to replace the controller, motor and drive of its existing label dispenser within its budget constraints, to restore the machine’s original capacity and capabilities. Motion Tronic engineered a cost-effective alternative solution using high-performance Inovance products and components.
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The time is now to implement a motor management strategy
Schneider Electric South Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Motor management plays an all-important role in controlling motor energy costs in various industries, segments and applications. Research and practical experience have consistently shown that effective motor management practices can result in significant energy savings, reduced operational costs, and improved overall system reliability.
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The importance of precision and accuracy in manufacturing robotics
Robotics & Mechatronics

When it comes to robotics and automation in the manufacturing industry, precision and accuracy are crucial for seamless operations. Jan ‘t Hart, national sales manager of Yaskawa South Africa, details what goes into ensuring precision as a leading manufacturer of industrial robots.
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Streamline your valve selection
Festo, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Automation specialist, Festo recognises the value of time in the dynamic world of process automation. To cater for this, we have introduced an innovative online configurator tool to transform the way in which engineers and procurement professionals select and size process valves.
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Smart lubrication management solutions for agriculture
SKF South Africa, Other technologies

The developments in agricultural equipment to meet the increasing demand for higher efficiencies, performance, reliability, and reduced emissions are resulting in tolerances becoming finer and finer.SKF has developed a sophisticated range of lubricants and application systems that address these requirements.
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Thor’s hammer of pneumatic knockers
Neu Matics SA, Pneumatic systems & components

Neu Matics acts as sole distributor for a range of internationally recognised brands, and one of these is the pneumatic knocker from singold.
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High-efficiency motors for mining
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The electric motor is known as the workhorse in the mining industry, and plays a critical role in ensuring optimum productivity at every plant; but a major problem is that they are mostly not optimised for maximum efficiency.
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Hytec Fluid Technology reopens oil analysis laboratory
Bosch Rexroth Africa, News & events

Due to the increase in demand, Hytec Fluid Technology has reopened its oil analysis laboratory in Kempton Park with a bolstered service offering. The state-of-the-art laboratory caters to a range of industries where the reliability and performance of hydraulic fluids, glycols and related substances are crucial for manufacturing and industrial facilities, power generation plants, and chemical processing plants.
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Reflecting 30 years of growth
WEG Africa, Editor's Choice, News & events

Starting out in 1994 to serve the metropolitan area with a range of low-voltage electric motors, WEG Africa’s Cape Town branch has grown. Testament to this is the fact that it has again outgrown its premises, and last year relocated to larger, well-equipped facilities in Richmond Business Park.
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Selection of two-port valves: an open and shut case
SMC Corporation South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components

Little consideration is generally given to two-port valves because they are often perceived as simple devices that only open and close to control downstream fluid supply. Although this is mechanically true, choosing the optimal two-port valve for your application can make a big difference, saving space, weight and energy consumption.
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Bending the law of size, power and speed
Hagglunds Drives SA, Hydraulic systems & components

The Hägglunds Quantum hydraulic motor range exceeds previous performance limits in torque, speed and efficiency. Hägglunds Quantum is the new name for the Hägglunds CB range, and these direct drives can be used in heavy-duty and mobile applications.
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More movement on the market
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

If you want to move something, you have to be able to control the movement. When positioning in the nanometre range everything matters and requires high performance motion control. Six years ago, Aerotech therefore set itself the goal of revolutionising the market for precision motion and machine control systems.
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Tyre-actuated globe valve
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components

Parker Hannifin has launched a tyre-actuated pneumatic valve in its Bestobell cryogenic globe valve range. The valve can be operated remotely with a single switch command, providing much greater speed and convenience than a manually operated type.
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Caster for service robot applications
Robotics & Mechatronics

As part of a drive to get robots into more workplaces, operating side by side with humans, a team of expert development engineers at NSK has come up with a novel way to improve the mobility of cobots.
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Automation solutions for underground material handling on mines
Other technologies

Deep Automation is Epiroc’s cutting-edge set of automation systems and applications, used to orchestrate loaders and trucks in underground mining operations.
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Versatile cylinder monitoring
ifm - South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components

This IO-Link cylinder sensor from ifm, with two configurable hardware outputs, will upgrade your machine in no time.
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Tyre-actuated globe valve
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components

Parker Hannifin has launched a tyre-actuated pneumatic valve in its Bestobell cryogenic globe valve range. The valve can be operated remotely with a single switch command, providing much greater speed and convenience than a manually operated type.
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Thor’s hammer of pneumatic knockers
neaMetrics, Pneumatic systems & components

Neu Matics acts as sole distributor for a range of internationally recognised brands, and one of these is the pneumatic knocker from singold.
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