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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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Cool move for rotor hubs
Fourth Quarter 2021, Editor's Choice
At the company’s new Mechatronic Competence centre, machine houses and rotor hubs are produced for the entire Enercon range of products. After painting, the large volume cast bodies of the rotor ...

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Eliminating resonance in stepper motor applications
Fourth Quarter 2021
Engineers are increasingly turning to stepper motors for a simple and cost-effective positioning solution. However, due to the design of these motors and the way they are driven, there is an inherent ...

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Industrial gearboxes for DRC mine
Fourth Quarter 2021, SEW-EURODRIVE
When a greenfields project for a major copper mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo required 55 conveyor drive packages and 25 spare industrial gear units for its underground in-plant and above-ground ...

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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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