Motion Control Magazine


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Future-proof chair lift system
At Snow Space, a winter sports resort near Salzburg, Bergbahnen Wagrain operates the Sonntagskogelbahn 2, a chair lift for taking skiing enthusiasts to the piste. New innovative drive technology guarantees ...

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Mechatronic drive system for improved bakery industry efficiency
SEW-Eurodrive is assisting the bakery industry in improving efficiencies and reducing its energy consumption by means of the introduction of its Movigear mechatronic drive system. The drive specialist ...

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A chain reaction of quality and reliability
Powermite has been a leading supplier of EKD Kolibri energy chain to the southern African market for more than three decades. The company shares a combined knowledge of over 50 years in drag chain applications ...

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Latest articles

Hydrasales celebrates turning forty
Hydrasales, News & events

Hydrasales is a specialist distributor of hydraulic filtration and accessories, providing value-driven solutions to its clients and building mutually beneficial relationships with its longstanding suppliers. ...
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Encoders for hydraulic cylinders
Instrotech, Hydraulic systems & components

SIKO’s SGH wire-actuated encoders measure cylinder stroke as well as speed in a hydraulic cylinder with impressive efficiency, flexibility and robustness.       The technology SGH sensors use a wire ...
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Additive manufacturing developments powered by RAPDASA
News & events

Over the past two decades, South Africa has seen significant advancements in Additive Manufacturing (AM), otherwise known as 3D printing. As a key player in enabling and developing the fourth industrial ...
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BMG’s Food & Beverage Expo
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, News & events

BMG’s Food & Beverage Expo, which was held recently at the BMG World distribution and engineering facility, has been voted a great success. “Highlights of the event included presentations from guest speaker, ...
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Stone-Stamcor boosts Cape Town operation
Stone Stamcor, News & events

In order to enhance its service to its Western and Eastern Cape customers, Stone-Stamcor has embarked on a business improvement project for its Cape Town branch. The new location of the branch will make ...
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Custom-designed 6000 ton power pack
Hytec South Africa, News & events

Hytec South Africa recently custom designed and manufactured a 6000 ton power pack for a mine in Lephalale. Supplied in a three metre shipping container, the solution is equipped with a pressurisation ...
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From the editor's desk: What’s driving 4IR?
News & events

When the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) first came onto our radar, and it wasn’t that long ago, there was mainly a focus on the technology, backed up by a couple of killer apps like condition monitoring. ...
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From the President's desk
SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA), SAFPA

Greetings, As we enter the last quarter of the year, I can almost already see all the Christmas decorations and hear the ever-cheery sound of carols at the shopping mall. I hope the year has been ...
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Technical Evening
SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA), SAFPA

A recent SAFPA technical evening had a different format when the chairman of SAFPA’s Pressure Vessels Sub-Committee, Chris Arbour held a briefing session to get stakeholders involved. The goal is to assemble ...
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Incremental encoders with optimum flexibility
Countapulse Controls, Other technologies

Hengstler incremental encoders offer users optimum flexibility. With an encoder available for every application, there are over 20 standard models from which to choose, including encoders for solid or ...
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The benefits of oil analysis and monitoring
Other technologies

Even when using top quality lubrication products and following correct storage and usage programmes, a lubrication solution can fall flat without consistent, accurate monitoring of the condition of your ...
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Ultrasonic leak detector
SKF South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components

SKF’s TKSU 10 ultrasonic leak detector helps users to quickly find leakages in compressed air or vacuum systems. The instrument is very simple to use and features adjustable sensitivity and intuitive ...
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Hytec exhibits at mining and technical expos
Hytec South Africa, News & events

Mining and Technical Exhibitions (MTE), holds monthly shows at mines across South Africa and the African continent. Hytec recently exhibited at travelling MTEs in Witbank and the Northern Cape. Its ...
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Motors, drives, alternators and ATEX induction motors
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Vert Energy is the sole distributors for Leroy-Somer in southern Africa and supplies and supports the entire LS range, which includes standard and adapted AC and DC motors, geared and brake motors, variable ...
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Smart sensors for motion control
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Other technologies

They can also receive commands and parameter information from the controller and thus adapt to new requirements on a continuous basis. Two-way data flow helps facilitate what can be defined as a true ...
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Class 0 oil-free versus technically oil-free air
Pneumatic systems & components

Oil-free compressed air is used throughout industry, where the purest compressed air quality is critical to the end product and to the processes involved – in the pharmaceutical or food and beverage sectors, ...
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Garlock seals and sealing systems
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Shaft power components

BMG supplies and supports the full range of Garlock seals and sealing systems, including specialist fluid sealing products for the oil and gas industry. “BMG’s Garlock seals and sealing systems, which ...
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