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Festo's life science webinar on gas handling opens up new horizons
How piezo technology more efficiently regulates flow rate and pressure.

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Another efficiency boost for motor users
In the face of rapidly rising electricity costs in South Africa, Zest WEG is phasing in IE4 super premium efficiency motors in its WEG W22 range from April 2021. This will save on customers’ bottom lines ...

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Solving turbo problems
Many vehicle owners and workshops have little knowledge of turbochargers and the correct procedure in troubleshooting and identifying the problems and true causes of turbo failures, so it is advisable ...

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Latest articles

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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Hytec Services Africa appoints new partner
News & events

Hytec Services Africa has appointed a new Zimbabwean sales and distribution partner, Pace International, to offer the entire scope of Bosch Rexroth SA Group products and services to the actively growing ...
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Virtual commissioning of thickener drive
News & events

In a first for Bosch Rexroth South Africa, Hytec Services Africa (HSA) conducted its first online-based commissioning of a 3000 kN thickener drive for a Madagascan-based mine. The power pack had been ...
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PC-based control runs the stage machinery for Rigoletto
Beckhoff Automation, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

In the production, the court jester Rigoletto becomes a clown. Only the head, encircled by a wide collar, and the hands of the gigantic clown protrude from the lake. Eventually the clown becomes the victim ...
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Festo gets to the heart of the matter with the Process and Electric Automation campaign
Festo South Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The company supplies customers with a comprehensive range of complete solutions from components all the way to commissioning that aid in sustaining their business. For the first time, they are offering ...
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Robotics and the potential for the lights-out factory
Omron Electronics, Editor's Choice, Other technologies

However the 100% automated, fully lights-out factory is not a realistic goal for a large proportion of manufacturing businesses currently operating. A key reason is that manufacturing needs people. Human ...
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Hytec’s Smart Inspection app
News & events

Hytec South Africa has developed a new app that simplifies the inspection and servicing reporting processes for its customers. The ‘Smart Inspection’ app, developed in collaboration with Bosch Mining, ...
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RS Components trebles its SKF bearings portfolio
RS Components SA, News & events

RS Components has added 4000 SKF bearings to its portfolio, increasing the offering to a total of 6000. This is the first step in RS significantly increasing its SKF range offer across bearings, power ...
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Aluminium complex greases
Other technologies

While no grease can truly be an all-purpose lubricant, aluminium complex grease is a valuable multifunctional, multipurpose product. Applications include vehicle wheel bearings, manufacturing and assembly ...
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Use compressed air efficiently
Artic Driers International, Pneumatic systems & components

With air compressors being one of the bigger consumers of energy in many plants, it pays to keep tight control of compressor station power costs. Focus points include:    • Compressor performance testing. • ...
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Wind turbines brakes
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

A global demand for clean energy has caused the offshore wind sector to grow exponentially. Climate policy is pushing OEMs to build larger wind turbines to deliver increased power output to meet green ...
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ML based predictive maintenance
SKF South Africa, Other technologies


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If it doesn’t exist, create it
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Hawk Pumps is dedicated to innovation, growth and problem solving. Troy Mokawem, national operations manager at Hawk Pumps, believes that innovation begins with a bit of inspiration and talks about two ...
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Light, invisible e-bike drive
DNH Tradeserve, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

E-bikes are conquering cities, rural areas and mountains. Many existing systems provide powerful support but are heavy and sluggish to handle. With the Bikedrive Air, maxon presents an invisible e-bike ...
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How to embrace the benefits of smart pneumatics
Emerson Automation Solutions, Editor's Choice, Pneumatic systems & components

Understand how this challenge creates opportunities It is important to consider how insights from data can help end-users react to real-time events or even predict the future. For example, the Emerson ...
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