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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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Passenger trains with traction motors
Fourth Quarter 2021
It is important that commuter trains waste as little time as possible when leaving platforms, not only to save passengers time when travelling from station to station, but also to allow for trains to ...

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Africa is ripe for investment
Fourth Quarter 2021
The South African Department of Trade and Industry recently met with SEW-EURODRIVE to discuss its R200 million investment into the country at the organisation‘s new headquarters in Aeroton, Johannesburg. ...

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Quick and easy simulation of drives
Fourth Quarter 2021, Siemens Digital Industries
The new Sinamics DriveSim Basic software solution from Siemens allows drive constellations and their behaviour in machines and plants to be simulated, adapted and optimised. With the new solution, Siemens ...

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Total drive solutions
Fourth Quarter 2021
Hudaco Power Transmissions, formerly Bauer Geared Motors South Africa, delivers total drive solutions to customers across the southern African region. The company has southern Africa distributor agreements ...

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Faster and more flexible digital printing
Fourth Quarter 2021, Beckhoff Automation
In just a few years Danish machine builder, Refine Finishing, has created a secure position among the world’s leading suppliers of machines that convert digitally printed labels. Equipped with PC-based ...

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Tailoring the motor to the application through coil selection
Fourth Quarter 2021
During the selection of a miniature DC motor, the design engineer will consider the dimensions needed to fit the desired space as well as the working point (the torque and speed at which the motor is ...

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Powerful and extremely miniaturised
Fourth Quarter 2021, Horne Technologies
With the new MC3001 motion controllers, available as MC 3001 B (board-to-board connectors) or MC3001P (28-pin plug connector), Faulhaber rounds out the MC V3.0 generation of controllers at the lower end ...

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