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Sweet success for Bosch Projects
Bosch Projects is a joint winner in the 2021 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, for the UCL 175 TCH Factory Expansion Project, in the category of projects valued between R50 and R250 million. Bosch ...


Cummins offers a lifeline to the mining industry
With the bulk of its business in Africa driven by mining, Cummins has continued to support its major mining clients throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. From blasthole drills and front-end loaders to 360 ...


Coupling considerations for designers
For designers, spending time selecting the perfect coupling may be low on the priority list. However, ensuring an efficient and reliable connection between two shafts is paramount for system reliability ...


Latest articles

Cobot boosts production by 15%
Omron Electronics, Editor's Choice, Robotics & Mechatronics

Topcustom is situated in central Italy and bases its success on the entrepreneurial tradition of the Le Marche region. Topcustom International was formed in 2018, in partnership with Nicos International ...
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Digital prototyping grows sales 500%
Siemens South Africa, Editor's Choice, Other technologies

“Solid Edge has enabled us to enter a new world of product design and manufacturing,” says Reid. “With its 3D design and sheet metal capabilities, we can now design equipment that is far more functional ...
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Regeneration valve assemblies
Axiom Hydraulics, Hydraulic systems & components

Sun regeneration valve assemblies are standard products that are easy to order. Regenerative circuits divert the oil from the rod end of a cylinder back to the bore end, instead of channeling the fluid ...
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Rand-Air’s commitment to rural pre-school learners
News & events

Rand-Air’s CSR team is involved with the upliftment of Ga-Mashupe Village in Limpopo Province. In recent years this has included supporting the community itself, as well as the local nursery school. ...
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Handling the heat
Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

For more than 20 years, Columbus Stainless has worked with Nidec Control Techniques to ensure operations run smoothly. Most recently, the Nidec team used their expert engineering capabilities to upgrade ...
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Individually configurable assembly line
Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

      Individually designed, yet standard solution TEUP had a clear motivation to provide a standard solution for the first time, as Markus Resch, head of Electric and Software explains: “When one of ...
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Insect-sized flying robots with flapping wings
Editor's Choice, Robotics & Mechatronics

A new drive system for flapping wing autonomous robots has been developed by a University of Bristol team, using a new method of electromechanical zipping that does away with the need for conventional ...
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How smart pneumatics enhances machine safety and operation
Emerson Automation Solutions, Editor's Choice, Pneumatic systems & components

Pneumatics and safety Machine manufacturers and end-users have always used pneumatic devices to provide cost-effective and efficient motion and actuation on a wide range of systems; pneumatics has also ...
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More parts for less cost
Axiom Hydraulics, Editor's Choice

Dura-Bar’s continuous cast ductile iron bar is a cost-saving alternative to low-medium carbon steels. It has similar strengths but with superior machinability and without the defects associated with ...
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Honingcraft in the digital realm
Honingcraft, Other technologies

Honingcraft distributes the finest steel products and components used for manufacturing hydraulic cylinders, including honed tube, chrome bar and cylinder kits. The company owns and operates highly-specialised ...
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Bearings drive cost-saving in food plants
Shaft power components

NSK’s Life-Lube bearing units are proving increasingly popular in the food and beverage industry and with good reason. These advanced bearings combine the corrosion-resistant properties of Silver-Lube ...
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New series of metric roller bearings
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Shaft power components

BMG’s bearings portfolio extends from precision miniature bearings used in machine tools and electronics applications to giant-size bearings that meet high demands in steel and mining. This range has ...
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Introducing Bosch Rexroth Africa Development
News & events

Hytec Services Africa, a Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group company, has been renamed Bosch Rexroth Africa Development, effective October 2021. Bosch Rexroth Africa Development brings the full range ...
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Bosch Rexroth delivers customised training across Africa
News & events

As Africa’s largest hydraulics, pneumatics and automation company, Bosch Rexroth South Africa is committed to upskilling personnel with its training courses. These CPD Validation and MerSETA accredited ...
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Next-generation motor starters with digital innovation
Schneider Electric South Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Schneider Electric has announced the release of the new generation of TeSys Giga series motor starters. The iconic TeSys Giga series has been re-imagined with the latest smart digital innovations to deliver ...
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Cummins invests in lithium metal technology
News & events

Cummins has entered into an agreement with Sion Power Corporation, a leading developer of high energy rechargeable battery technology, to design and supply battery cells based on their proprietary lithium ...
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Tough valves for tough conditions
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, News & events

Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS), specialist in the manufacture of slurry-related valves, has celebrated its first year of business. AFS was established by the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta ...
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High-quality contact lubricants
Vepac Electronics, Other technologies

CG53A is part of the CG series of contact lubricants, designed as an extension of the extremely popular 2X range. The main advantages of these products are reduced contact resistance, even on extremely ...
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