Motion Control Magazine


Featured articles


SMC brings Industry 4.0 solutions to South Africa
SMC’s wireless valve banks can now communicate wirelessly in IoT applications.

Read more...

Hydraulic bolt tensioners remove uncertainty from couplings
Hydrocam hydraulically operated bolt tensioners offer far greater accuracy compared to other fixing methods. With their superior control and safety, damage to bolts and associated structures is avoided, ...

Read more...

Nine drives for copper mining project
SEW-Eurodrive has supplied a comprehensive drive package to a major Greenfield copper mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The package comprised nine drives in total, of which the five ...

Read more...

Latest articles

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 ...
read more


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 ...
read more


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 ...
read more


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 ...
read more


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 ...
read more


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, ...
read more


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 ...
read more


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 ...
read more


Varispeed 2020 and beyond
Varispeed (Div. of Hudaco Trading), News & events

Varispeed is a specialist partner in electronic motor control and automation solutions to many local manufacturers and end users in a diverse range of markets. Managing director, Ralph Real knows only ...
read more


Nidec extends warranty on Commander drives
Nidec Industrial Automation Southern Africa, News & events

Control Techniques has launched a free, five-year warranty for its Commander range of general-purpose drives. Anyone who purchases a drive from the Commander range will now be able to register to extend ...
read more


Loctite gasket sealant pen
Other technologies

Bearings International (BI) offers optimal solutions for virtually all adhesive and sealant requirements in the form of the Loctite brand of adhesives, sealants and surface treatments. An example is the ...
read more


SA-built air dryer for food and beverage
Artic Driers International, Pneumatic systems & components

The SA Series of air dryer offers an ideal solution for cleaning and drying compressed air for any food and beverage operation.
read more


Gimatic builds on its mechatronics expertise
Gimatic, Robotics & Mechatronics

Gimatic is a leading global manufacturer of pneumatic and electric grippers for End Of Arm Tooling used in industrial automation. The company specialises in the production of vacuum cups (flat and bellow), ...
read more


Energy efficient mining for a better tomorrow
Danfoss, News & events

Never has there been more of a need for the mining industry to adopt energy efficient measures as part of a successful transition towards a low carbon future. The mining sector needs to rethink its traditional ...
read more


SMC launches wireless valve bank in SA
SMC Corporation South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components

In response to customer demand for a reliable communication system, which could limit the number of cables needed to communicate between multiple valve banks/field sensors and a PLC, a wireless communication ...
read more


Gearmotors for electrified monorail system
SEW-Eurodrive, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

A leading systems integrator for the automotive industry has adapted a Maxolution electrified monorail system (EMS) and 23 HK Series gear units for overhead trolley systems from SEW-Eurodrive for a major ...
read more


Hydraulic performance with energy efficiency
Parker Hannifin Sales Company South, Hydraulic systems & components

Technologically advanced industrial machinery requires hydraulics to provide more efficient and quieter solutions with a smaller footprint, while maintaining the benefits traditionally associated with ...
read more


ZEST Weg to offer geared motors
Zest WEG Group Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

A new range of WEG geared motors will soon be available to customers in South Africa and the rest of the continent from Zest WEG. The WEG WG20 range is a natural extension of the company’s offering in ...
read more