Motion Control Magazine


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Festo Motion Terminal VTEM bolsters productivity
The world’s first valve to be controlled by apps.

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Additive manufacturing for mass production of customised helmets
Bicycle helmets made to measure and in an affordable framework for everyone − what was unthinkable a few years ago is now becoming reality thanks to digitalisation and additive manufacturing. The ...

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Enabling the smart factory
Smart manufacturing practices making use of connected technology hold the power to improve efficiency and optimise factory operations. However the increased use of IIoT comes with the threat of a cyber ...

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Latest articles

Cummins ReCon parts a cost-effective alternative
Shaft power components

Cummins ReCon parts are not just repaired or rebuilt, but are remanufactured to meet or exceed your engine’s original specifications for performance, reliability and durability. These parts also include ...
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Hytec opens branch in Lephalale
News & events

Hytec South Africa, a member of the Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group, officially opened its new branch in Lephalale, Limpopo in January 2020. The branch will provide a fast turnaround service, supply ...
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Decentralised electric drives from Festo
Festo, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The Festo Simplified Motion electric drive series combines the simplicity of pneumatics with the advantages of electric automation to ensure that your machines are faster and better connected. It includes ...
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Bosch Rexroth appoints distributor in Tanzania
News & events

Hytec Services Africa (HSA) has awarded distribution rights in Tanzania to Magare. The company, which supplies services to general industry and the mining sector, will distribute all Bosch Rexroth products ...
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Sasol leads gender transformation in mining
News & events

Caroline Shirindza is one of the very few female general managers in South Africa’s mining industry. Her journey to the top has been challenging, but can be seen as a beacon of light for younger generations ...
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SMC steps up to support essential service customers through lockdown
SMC Corporation South Africa, News & events

SMC Corporation South Africa, as a leading supplier of advanced pneumatic and electrical automation technology, has remained open and certified as an essential services supplier throughout lockdown. We ...
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Consolidation of tooling companies
News & events

INDUSTRI Tools & Equipment has recently been launched as part of the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings. Through the consolidation of six independent tooling companies – Man-Dirk, Tool ...
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Power and finesse
Horne Technologies, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

High-quality mechanical watches are pieces of fine jewellery with a complex inner life. To produce these marvels of craftsmanship, countless individual steps must work together in a refined way. Today, ...
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How real is augmented reality?
Absolute Perspectives, Other technologies

The early morning air was cold when we arrived at the mine for an underground visit. Our hosts were keen to show us the practical challenges of the drilling and blasting operation, and the many ways in ...
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Lubrication Engineers partners with Umuzi Engineers
News & events

Lubrication Engineers (LE) has partnered with Umuzi Engineers to tap the potential in new markets. Colin Ford, managing director at LE South Africa, says that Umuzi Engineers will operate as an independent ...
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FIRST Lego League goes from strength to strength
News & events

FIRST (for inspiration and recognition of science and technology) is an international organisation that aims to generate an interest in mathematics, science and technology through the use of robotics ...
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Versatile energy saving drives
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Editor's Choice

BMG’s Vacon 100 AC drives have been designed to save energy, optimise process control and improve productivity in many sectors, including processing, mining and minerals, industrial HVAC, marine and water, ...
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How to avoid bearing failures with proper lubrication
Shaft power components

Bearings are a fundamental component of mechanical equipment and centre on the idea of reducing rolling friction to allow parts to move without being destroyed. Reducing friction can contribute to higher ...
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Do all wireless solutions solve real industry problems?
Festo South Africa, Editor's Choice, Pneumatic systems & components

Wireless technology makes use of devices that allow us to communicate without using cables or wires and it plays a role in solving complex engineering problems. With this platform machines can communicate ...
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The new mobility: how sensors control the cobots of the future
SICK Automation Southern Africa , Editor's Choice

The ongoing development of small, powerful and flexibly positionable robots that can collaborate with humans is progressing in leaps and bounds. Sensors from SICK Automation are an important component. ...
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Same day VSD solution
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

When a manufacturing facility on the East Rand urgently required a replacement variable speed drive (VSD) for an extraction fan in its welding facility after the existing drive broke down and halted production, ...
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Sophisticated electro-hydraulic closed-loop control
Axiom Hydraulics, Hydraulic systems & components

Sun Hydraulics has announced the release of the new CANpoint XMD Configuration Software, available as a free download from its website. This expands the capabilities of the company’s line of XMD mobile ...
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Simplify your gearbox checks
Other technologies

Instead of time consuming down days to check gearbox oil levels in your plant or mill, Lubrication Engineers (LE) suggests visual on-the-run maintenance checks. Mark Jones, lubrication reliability ...
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