The time is now to implement a motor management strategy Fourth Quarter 2023, Schneider Electric South Africa Motor management plays an all-important role in controlling motor energy costs in various industries, segments and applications. Research and practical experience have consistently shown that effective motor management practices can result in significant energy savings, reduced operational costs, and improved overall system reliability.
Precise machining of small parts Fourth Quarter 2023, Beckhoff Automation Producing large parts with precision is not easy. But how do you produce the smallest components, such as gears and screws for the watch industry or contact pins for connectors, with micron-level accuracy and in large quantities? Swiss companies Esco and Affolter achieve this feat in their CNC machines with TwinCAT CNC and servo drive technology from Beckhoff.
SEW-EURODRIVE secures world-first gear unit order Fourth Quarter 2023, SEW-EURODRIVE After the recent X.e series agitator unit launch, SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa secured an order for nine units earmarked for the mining industry – a world-class first.
Powering Kipushi’s new dawn Fourth Quarter 2023, Zest WEG Group Africa As part of Ivanhoe Mines’ refurbishment of the historic Kipushi Zinc-Copper Mine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Zest WEG will be supplying a range of electrical and energy solutions.
Industrial gear units for lifting drives in mining Fourth Quarter 2023, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG BMG has launched a new range of Nord industrial gear units, designed to enhance the efficiency of lifting gear used in many industries, including the mining sector. Lifting applications place great demands ...
High-efficiency motors for mining Fourth Quarter 2023, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG The electric motor is known as the workhorse in the mining industry, and plays a critical role in ensuring optimum productivity at every plant; but a major problem is that they are mostly not optimised for maximum efficiency.
Versatile diesel engines Third Quarter 2023 With an engine for nearly every application, Japanese engine manufacturer Kubota has expanded its range of diesel-only engines to include everything from 5 kW motors for pump and lawnmower applications, to powerful 160 kW motors for large tractors and bespoke industrial applications.
Predictive maintenance can drive costs down Third Quarter 2023, Omron Electronics Unplanned machine downtime is a huge headache for businesses. To combat this, manufacturers are looking for innovative solutions that go beyond traditional preventive maintenance.
Innovative adaptor with added features Third Quarter 2023, SEW-EURODRIVE Constantly improving its technology and value offering to the market, SEW-EURODRIVE recently launched its innovative AMS adaptor, with added features to benefit the end user.
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70 servo axes synchronised in real time Third Quarter 2023, Beckhoff Automation A young and dynamic automation integrator based in northern Spain has developed a sophisticated and powerful production technology masterpiece. The core element is a revolutionary motion control system with a total of 67 servo axes synchronised by camming function.
Macro benefits in micro applications Third Quarter 2023 With the micro-mobility market set to soar in the years through to 2030, NSK is in a prime position to help OEMs take advantage of this significant demand.
Benefits of VSDs in the food and beverage industry Third Quarter 2023 Modern electric motor control technology has become increasingly necessary in the food and beverage industry, enabling businesses to enhance efficiency, reduce costs, and drive significant business improvements. Within this sector, variable speed drives (VSDs) can contribute to optimising operations and achieving tangible benefits.
How WEG VSD technology can help deal with loadshedding Third Quarter 2023, Zest WEG Group Africa Variable speed drives (VSDs) are generally considered as vital contributors to energy efficiency, but they also have features that can reduce the operational disruptions caused by loadshedding.
Sustainable machines for groundworks Third Quarter 2023, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Editor's Choice The global drive towards net zero and sustainable energy sources is accelerating the shift from fossil fuel to electric-driven machines. Some European companies are already setting conditions for electric-driven equipment on their tender requirements.
Inovance EtherCAT servo drive for compact dynamic performance Third Quarter 2023, Motion Tronic Industrial automation group Inovance Technology, and its partner Motion Tronic, are bringing market-leading improved performance with ultra-fast current loop technology to South Africa with the launch of the SV660N servo solution for industrial automation applications.
Time follows function Third Quarter 2023, Horne Technologies, Editor's Choice What would a mechanical watch look like if it was reimagined and redeveloped from the bottom up? Master watchmaker Benoît Mintiens asked himself this question. He came up with a unique mechanism in the world of mechanical timepieces, a wristwatch that ‘sleeps’ when you take it off and wakes up when you put it back on, setting the correct time automatically.
KSB and sustainability of energy Second Quarter 2023 As the mining industry in southern Africa continues to grow, there is an increasing need for pumps and valves that are bigger, more energy-efficient, and sustainable. KSB Pumps and Valves has been at ...
Motion Tronic’s compact AC multidrive for South African OEMs Second Quarter 2023, Motion Tronic Industrial automation group Inovance Technology Europe, in partnership with its distributor Motion Tronic, has announced the release of the MD800 – an AC multidrive designed to meet the demands of South African OEMs for increasingly flexible and scalable multidrive performance, with a smaller footprint.
Gear business driven by sustainability Second Quarter 2023, SEW-EURODRIVE, Editor's Choice Living up to responsibilities Through a long-term sustainability initiative called sustainability@SEW, the company is gradually and consistently safeguarding resources, lowering CO2 emissions and optimising ...