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Quick and easy simulation of drives
The new Sinamics DriveSim Basic software solution from Siemens allows drive constellations and their behaviour in machines and plants to be simulated, adapted and optimised. With the new solution, Siemens ...

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Fuchs Lubricants sees major growth in Africa
Moving to a centralised new head office in Isando, Johannesburg and launching a new unified product brand image in mid-November is all part of a long-term strategy for sustained growth and expansion at ...

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Real-time oil condition analysis
Oil condition analysis equipment that monitors equipment oil in real-time, enabling any anomalies in the oil to be detected at a very early stage, is now available across Africa from Hytec Fluid Technology ...

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Latest articles

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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Africa’s economic recovery
SEW-EURODRIVE, News & events

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on many African economies, particularly those dependent on oil exports, tourism and resources. According to the African Development Bank’s recently released ...
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Festo Linear Actuator DFPC for harsh conditions within the process industry
Festo South Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

One of the products that form the heart of absolute automation is the alluring linear actuator DFPC from Festo. Whether you require your linear actuator as an off-the-shelf component or individually configured, ...
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Digital transformation: how to embrace the benefits of smart pneumatics
Emerson Automation Solutions, Pneumatic systems & components

For end-users responsible for maintaining machines and keeping them running, the path is clear. An IIoT system provides data from the machine, ensuring its systems or components are working within their ...
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Customised technologies to boost industrial performance
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The Maxolutionò solutions from SEW-EURODRIVE are fully integrated and customised technologies that automate, integrate, upgrade and streamline your existing production processes while still allowing for ...
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Parker Hannifin announces new two-day online oil and gas event
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, News & events

Parker Hannifin has announced that it will hold an online trade show dedicated to the oil and gas industry, on 6 and 7 October.
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Goodbye Mr Chips of the hydraulics industry
Hydrasales, News & events

Reginald Pretorius, a veteran of the hydraulics industry, recently bade farewell to Hydrasales and the industry after a long and distinguished career. Popularly known as Oom Reg, this jovial personality ...
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Energy from the power of the moon
SKF South Africa, Editor's Choice, Shaft power components

It is intended to help reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions, slow down global warming and thus build a more sustainable future for generations to come. With the help of modern technology from SKF, ...
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World first hydraulic solution for tracked carriers
News & events

Hytec South Africa and Bosch Rexroth Germany joined forces to develop an hydraulic solution for Bell Equipment that would minimise ground compaction in tracked carriers used in mining and construction. ...
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Five reasons why smart pneumatics boosts packaging performance
Emerson Automation Solutions, Pneumatic systems & components

The intelligence built into smart pneumatic components unlocks valuable machine data that can transform operations. OEMs and end-users can know more about the performance of their machines and packaging ...
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Bag-handling robots
Robotics & Mechatronics

With the ever expanding demands of industry, robotics has had to flex and adapt to suit new niches. One such niche is the recent trend towards bag-in-bag packaging, where products supplied in large bags ...
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Components for submerged chain conveyors
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Shaft power components

BMG’s extensive power transmission range encompasses HEKO conveyor components, including round link chains which have been designed for dependable use in many harsh environments. “High wear-resistant ...
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New energy efficient, compact compressor range
Pneumatic systems & components

CompAir has launched a new series of energy-efficient oil-lubricated, rotary screw compressors, offering best-in-class performance in a compact design. Part of the CompAir L-Series range, the new compressors ...
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Food industry trends: robot-assisted workflows
Omron Electronics, Robotics & Mechatronics

This has resulted in producers having to be even more agile with existing assets. These assets in the form of single or connected machines must therefore be more flexible than ever, meaning they must ...
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Sugar masterplan is sweet news
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The sugar masterplan being implemented by the government has seen a commitment from large users to procure at least 80% of their requirements from local growers. The result has been a significant boost ...
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TurboDirect SA launches online store
News & events

TurboDirect SA is launching an all new catalogue and online store. The brands include all international OEM leaders and a wide range of after-market turbochargers, such as Garrett, Mitsubishi, Borg Warner ...
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