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SEW-Eurodrive’s pick-and-place solution for brick and block plant
When a local Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of concrete brick, block, and paving machinery had the unique opportunity to build a greenfield plant for a longstanding customer in the East London area, it turned to SEW-Eurodrive for its easily configurable HandlingKinematics pick-and-place solution.

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Environmentally friendly chocolate production with Simatic Energy Manager
Alfred Ritter, better known as Ritter Sport, has been producing chocolate since 1912 and now exports it to over 100 countries. The company not only insists on high quality raw materials, production and ...

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Eckerle pumps from Axiom Hydraulics
Axiom Hydraulics has been awarded the agency for the Eckerle range of high pressure hydraulic pumps. The Eckerle product line comprises gap compensated internal gear pumps for industrial, mobile and automotive ...

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Latest articles

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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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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Underwater robot with a unique fin
Festo, Editor's Choice, Robotics & Mechatronics

      Swimming like the natural model The longitudinal fins of the polyclad and the cuttlefish extend from the head to the tail along their backs, their undersides or the two sides of their torsos. To ...
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Automated post-print processing on 3D printed parts
Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Additive manufacturing processes can produce parts with the most complex geometries in a single operation. However, post-processing these 3D printed parts is time consuming and costly. In order to remove ...
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Double win for Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric South Africa, News & events

Schneider Electric has once again gained recognition for its efforts in sustainable development, being awarded both first and second place at the annual Steel and Engineering Industry Federation of South ...
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The optimised factory floor
Hytec Engineering, Hydraulic systems & components

Established in 1979, Hytec Engineering is one of the few hydraulics cylinder companies in sub-Saharan Africa with in-house cylinder design, manufacturing, testing and repair services in a single workshop. ...
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Training rigs for Coca-Cola bottler
News & events

The first on-site Bosch Rexroth pneumatic training rigs have been installed in Africa. The rigs were supplied to Nairobi Bottlers, the base for Coca-Cola Beverages Africa Kenya, by Bosch Rexroth Kenya, ...
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Enhancements to Parker’s valve portfolio
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components

Parker Hannifin has added an expanded range of features and capabilities to its H Series ISO valve platform with flow ranging from Qn 540 to 5900 Nl/mn. Designed with a new universal manifold, the H Series ...
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Food grade belts for pristine hygiene applications
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Shaft power components

Ammeraal Beltech’s Rapplon folder gluer belts, which meet FDA and EC standards for contact with dry foodstuffs, form part of BMG’s extensive range of food grade belts for pristine hygiene applications. ...
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Diagnostic videoscope for maintenance
Comtest, Other technologies

Industrial inspections require a powerful, high resolution videoscope that clearly displays the condition of internal equipment components. High resolution videoscopes allow industrial maintenance teams ...
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BI leverages synergies across Hudaco Group
News & events

Being part of the broader Hudaco Group allows Bearings International (BI) to leverage synergies across a broad range of companies, meaning it can offer a complete product basket at its extensive branch ...
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Three lubrication myths
Other technologies

As specialists in lubrication reliability solutions, the team at Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa frequently comes up against myths relating to lubricants. “People believe things or are taught ...
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Powerful pump set tested
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

With 1350 Kw of raw power produced by a massive V16 diesel motor, the SABS in conjunction with KSB Pumps and Valves has tested one of the most impressive pump sets to be assembled on South African soil ...
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Pressure measurement converter for harsh industrial conditions
Instrotech, Other technologies

Instrotech is offering Kobold’s PNK pressure measurement converter, used for the electrical remote transmission of pressure. For use in heavy machinery, engines, shipbuilding and automotive engineering, ...
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