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Light, invisible e-bike drive
Third Quarter 2021, DNH Tradeserve
E-bikes are conquering cities, rural areas and mountains. Many existing systems provide powerful support but are heavy and sluggish to handle. With the Bikedrive Air, maxon presents an invisible e-bike ...

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PC-based control runs the stage machinery for Rigoletto
Third Quarter 2021, Beckhoff Automation, Editor's Choice
In the production, the court jester Rigoletto becomes a clown. Only the head, encircled by a wide collar, and the hands of the gigantic clown protrude from the lake. Eventually the clown becomes the victim ...

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Festo gets to the heart of the matter with the Process and Electric Automation campaign
Third Quarter 2021, Festo South Africa
The company supplies customers with a comprehensive range of complete solutions from components all the way to commissioning that aid in sustaining their business. For the first time, they are offering ...

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Wind turbines brakes
Third Quarter 2021
A global demand for clean energy has caused the offshore wind sector to grow exponentially. Climate policy is pushing OEMs to build larger wind turbines to deliver increased power output to meet green ...

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Electric motors without magnets
Third Quarter 2021, Editor's Choice
Permanent magnets, though, come with their own baggage. 97% of the world’s rare earth metal supply comes out of China and state control over such a crucial resource across a number of high-tech industries ...

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Customised technologies to boost industrial performance
Third Quarter 2021
The Maxolutionò solutions from SEW-EURODRIVE are fully integrated and customised technologies that automate, integrate, upgrade and streamline your existing production processes while still allowing for ...

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Solving turbo problems
Third Quarter 2021
Many vehicle owners and workshops have little knowledge of turbochargers and the correct procedure in troubleshooting and identifying the problems and true causes of turbo failures, so it is advisable ...

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If it doesn’t exist, create it
Third Quarter 2021
Hawk Pumps is dedicated to innovation, growth and problem solving. Troy Mokawem, national operations manager at Hawk Pumps, believes that innovation begins with a bit of inspiration and talks about two ...

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Another efficiency boost for motor users
Third Quarter 2021, Zest WEG Group Africa
In the face of rapidly rising electricity costs in South Africa, Zest WEG is phasing in IE4 super premium efficiency motors in its WEG W22 range from April 2021. This will save on customers’ bottom lines ...

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Festo perfectly integrated Electric Automation solutions for a complete drive system
Third Quarter 2021, Festo
The servo drive CMMT-AS/ST and servo motor EMMT-AS are some of the products that Festo recently featured in their ‘heart of absolute automation’ campaign. Their campaign aims to enhance machine performance. ...

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Sugar masterplan is sweet news
Third Quarter 2021
The sugar masterplan being implemented by the government has seen a commitment from large users to procure at least 80% of their requirements from local growers. The result has been a significant boost ...

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Festo Linear Actuator DFPC for harsh conditions within the process industry
Third Quarter 2021, Festo South Africa
One of the products that form the heart of absolute automation is the alluring linear actuator DFPC from Festo. Whether you require your linear actuator as an off-the-shelf component or individually configured, ...

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A very smart material
Second Quarter 2021, Editor's Choice
Shape memory materials (SMMs) are strong, lightweight materials that have the ability to recover their original shape after being deformed if a stimulus is applied. They can be programmed to remember ...

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Siemens controls for vaccine production
Second Quarter 2021, Siemens Digital Industries
The biotechnology company, BioNTech, converted an existing facility in Marburg, Germany for the production of the Covid-19 vaccine in a record time with assistance from Siemens. Through collaboration ...

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Control automation excellence
Second Quarter 2021
SEW-EURODRIVE’s MOVI-C® is a unique automation control system that sets a new benchmark in control automation, embracing Industry 4.0 technology. Part of the company’s innovative Generation C advanced ...

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Taking soft-starters to the next level
Second Quarter 2021, Zest WEG Group Africa
The new WEG SSW900 soft-starters are the ideal choice for complete motor control and protection. These units allow quick and simple access to application information and configuration settings in any ...

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Product-specific packaging with PC-based control
Second Quarter 2021, Beckhoff Automation
Kern in Konolfingen, Switzerland, is a family business founded more than 70 years ago and originally rose to success with enveloping machines. However, the market for enveloping machines is declining. ...

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Total drive solution for iron ore project
Second Quarter 2021
Bauer Geared Motors recently delivered a total drive solution including five large-sized 750 kW industrial gearboxes and two 185 kW units for the Tippler upgrade project at the Saldanha Iron Ore Export ...

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Flameproof switchgear
Second Quarter 2021, Becker Mining South Africa
Becker Mining South Africa’s Energy Distribution division manufactures customised switchgear, designed for the efficient distribution of electrical power, energy co-generation, rectification and traction.  ...

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Power transmission solutions in the mining sector
Second Quarter 2021, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG
BMG’s range of Tsubaki back stop cam clutches, which is suitable for high or low speed applications, meets the requirements of current mining legislation and has many critical features not found in conventional ...

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