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Cost-efficient production with 18 synchronous NC axes
Beckhoff Automation, This Week's Editor's Pick, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Swedish equipment manufacturer, Ecmec has developed a high-tech machine for a supplier to the automobile industry that can complete several process steps simultaneously without having to remount the part ...

Underwater robot with a unique fin
Festo, This Week's Editor's Pick, 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 ...

Valve island for end of arm tooling
Metal Work Pneumatic South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components

The Metal Work EB80 BOXI Valve Island, now also available with IO-Link, is a suitable candidate for end of arm tooling (EOAT).This is an integral part of robotic technology. It refers to the equipment ...

Cost-effective DC motor solutions
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Vert Energy’s Leroy-Somer LSK direct current DC motors provide cost-effective solutions for variable speed applications. The major advantage of direct current motors is the ease of effecting accurate ...

Drives for sewage treatment applications
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

BMG supplies a range of drives designed specially for optimum efficiency in sewage treatment applications. “Nord drives, which consist of Unicase helical shaft mount geared motors, have special features ...

South Africa wins international student cluster competition
News & events

A team of six South African undergraduate students recently took first prize against 13 teams at the International Supercomputing Conference (ISC) in Germany. This spectacular success followed four days ...

Leak testing for waterproof products
ATEQ South Africa, Other technologies

For more than forty years, ATEQ has been well-known in the quality testing industry as a company that manufactures highly accurate industrial leak testing instruments. Many applications that ATEQ has ...

New bolting solutions
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Shaft power components

BMG’s Nord-Lock bolting solutions now include Boltight hydraulic bolt tensioning tools, which are used to tighten bolts simultaneously, ensuring even preload in industrial applications and extreme environments, ...

Hydraulic tube fittings exceed red rust corrosion standards
Hydraulic systems & components

Gates, a leading global provider of application-specific fluid power and power transmission solutions, has achieved enhanced levels of protection from red rust through the innovative use of materials ...

Manoeuvring agricultural robots with 2D laser scanners
SICK Automation Southern Africa , Robotics & Mechatronics

How can we harness modern technology in a way that will allow people to collaborate with business even more intelligently, efficiently and sustainably in the future? The solution is 2D laser scanners ...

Speedy, reliable loop valve testing
Comtest, Hydraulic systems & components

Fluke’s new 710 mA loop valve tester allows technicians to source the 4-20 mA signal while it interrogates HART data to collect critical information about a valve’s position and status, providing quick ...

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 ...

Expanded power ranges and capabilities for drives
Rockwell Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Rockwell Automation has expanded the power ranges and capabilities of TotalFORCE technology for its Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755T AC drives. The drives now offer an expanded power range, helping engineers ...

Power-factor correction to cut energy costs
ElectroMechanica, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Power-factor correction is a mechanism to reduce operating costs associated with electricity consumption. Some of the key advantages are reduced kVA charges, improved plant efficiency and network voltage ...

Celebrating 100 years of the spherical roller bearing
SKF South Africa, News & events

The spherical roller bearing (SRB), that helps engineers accommodate heavy radial and axial loads in applications prone to misalignment or shaft deflections, celebrates its 100th birthday this year thanks ...

How the latest pneumatics can reduce plant costs
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components

Growing demand for greater functionality and capability means that the latest pneumatic components are becoming increasingly complex. Plant engineers seeking cost-effective solutions need to know the ...

New docking system for space rendezvous
DNH Tradeserve, This Week's Editor's Pick, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The European Space Agency (ESA) is working on a new system to enable easy docking between two spacecraft. maxon motor developed two special drive systems for this purpose. Even though it has been done ...

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