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New motors for servo drive system
Second Quarter 2022, Siemens South Africa
The servo motor thus meets all hygienic conditions and can be used for mixing and stirring, dosing and filling, as well as conveying, packaging and storing a wide variety of end products.       The ...

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Gear units assembled in Johannesburg
Second Quarter 2022, SEW-EURODRIVE
“To cater for our growing customer base in markets across Africa, it has become necessary to increase local production capacities. Our new SEW-EURODRIVE building in Aeroton, Johannesburg, which will ...

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Drive-based predictive maintenance solutions
Second Quarter 2022, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG
BMG’s NORD predictive maintenance solutions offer fast, efficient and comprehensive evaluation of analogue and digital data, to enhance the operational efficiency and safety of machines. The intelligent ...

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The demand for higher efficiency motors
Second Quarter 2022
With electricity prices increasing rapidly, the justification for adopting more efficient motors is that much greater. To achieve this improved efficiency, such motors are designed to run cooler, which ...

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Cummins rebuild centres
Second Quarter 2022
Cummins has a world-class customer service and support network to better serve its global customer base, including 21 Master Rebuild Centres (MRCs). In support of the Africa and Middle East region, the ...

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Electromagnetic brakes for DC motors
Second Quarter 2022
Mini motor applications utilise DC motor technology because of compactness, low weight, and reliability. Stopping, slowing or holding the position and load of these motors is crucial for many applications, ...

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Festo Process Automation solutions for all production levels
Second Quarter 2022, Festo South Africa, Editor's Choice
The first leg of the campaign creates an analogy between the human heart and its Process Automation solutions. The heart is at the centre of the vascular system, which is a network of blood vessels ...

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Sweet success for Bosch Projects
First Quarter 2022
Bosch Projects is a joint winner in the 2021 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, for the UCL 175 TCH Factory Expansion Project, in the category of projects valued between R50 and R250 million. Bosch ...

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PC-based control for film and paper converting machines
First Quarter 2022, Beckhoff Automation
Machine builder Azco from Fairfield, New Jersey, has showed how it is possible to combine machine modules for feeding, cutting and placing flexible materials, thereby minimising engineering effort. An ...

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Festo solenoid valves for everyday tasks
First Quarter 2022, Festo South Africa
In the automation industry, machine users are continually confronted with new challenges. The only way to achieve lasting success is by selecting the perfect components. Festo offers over 2200 Core Product ...

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Brewing company innovates with Danfoss drives
First Quarter 2022, Danfoss
Which came first in the history of civilisation: bread-making or beer-brewing? Since the 1950s, scientists and scholars have been arguing about what really caused our early ancestors to start farming ...

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Drive solution for animal feed producer
First Quarter 2022, SEW-EURODRIVE
High capacity mixers for feed milling depend on drive technology that is sufficiently robust to provide reliable operation in demanding applications and challenging environments. SEW-EURODRIVE upgrades ...

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Condition monitoring on offshore oil platforms
First Quarter 2022, Beckhoff Automation, Editor's Choice
The steel structures of an offshore platform are exposed to extreme environmental conditions throughout their entire service lives. Difficult sea conditions ranging up to freak waves and aggressive ...

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Handling the heat
First Quarter 2022, Editor's Choice
For more than 20 years, Columbus Stainless has worked with Nidec Control Techniques to ensure operations run smoothly. Most recently, the Nidec team used their expert engineering capabilities to upgrade ...

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Brickmaking plant boosted by upgrade
First Quarter 2022
A local clay brick manufacturer has upgraded its brickmaking plant with the assistance of drive and control technology specialist, SEW-EURODRIVE. Using advanced digital solutions based on Maxolution for ...

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High torque in a short length
First Quarter 2022, Horne Technologies
More and more applications in the areas of robotics, prosthetics, laboratory automation, medical device technology, pumps and aircraft cabin equipment require high torque in a very short length. Faulhaber ...

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Next-generation motor starters with digital innovation
First Quarter 2022, Schneider Electric South Africa
Schneider Electric has announced the release of the new generation of TeSys Giga series motor starters. The iconic TeSys Giga series has been re-imagined with the latest smart digital innovations to deliver ...

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Individually configurable assembly line
First Quarter 2022, Beckhoff Automation
      Individually designed, yet standard solution TEUP had a clear motivation to provide a standard solution for the first time, as Markus Resch, head of Electric and Software explains: “When one of ...

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Air operated diaphragm pumps
Fourth Quarter 2021, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG
BMG’s range of Ingersoll Rand ARO fluid management equipment comprises FDA-compliant air operated diaphragm pumps that provide solutions for the food and beverage sector, as well as in pharmaceutical ...

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Conditioning monitoring with intelligent drives
Fourth Quarter 2021, Danfoss
Industry 4.0 refers to the combination of physical assets and advanced digital technologies that communicate, analyse and act upon information. This in turn enables organisations and consumers to be flexible ...

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