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Evolved drive systems
28 September 2020, Horne Technologies
Drive specialist Faulhaber has once again demonstrated its competence as a system provider and has extended its BXT flat motor series by adding corresponding gearheads and integrated encoders as well ...

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Same day VSD solution
17 September 2020
When a manufacturing facility on the East Rand urgently required a replacement variable speed drive (VSD) for an extraction fan in its welding facility after the existing drive broke down and halted production, ...

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Remote commissioning for sugar mills
17 September 2020, ABB South Africa, Industrial Automation
Virtual commissioning can be used in a number of different ways without working with physical assets and has several benefits for customers. This technology has the potential to improve operations in ...

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Additive manufacturing for mass production of customised helmets
17 September 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
Bicycle helmets made to measure and in an affordable framework for everyone − what was unthinkable a few years ago is now becoming reality thanks to digitalisation and additive manufacturing. The ...

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Powerful general-purpose drives
Third Quarter 2020, Nidec Industrial Automation Southern Africa
The Commander series of simple and compact AC motor speed controllers meets advanced requirements in a wide range of applications. Their small footprint makes them ideal for machine builders and OEMs, ...

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Nine drives for copper mining project
Third Quarter 2020, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive has supplied a comprehensive drive package to a major Greenfield copper mining project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The package comprised nine drives in total, of which the five ...

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New IE5+ motor generation
Third Quarter 2020, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG
BMG and German precision engineers, Getriebebau Nord, entered a partnership agreement in 1996 to assemble, distribute and support Nord Drivesystems throughout southern Africa. BMG has made a substantial ...

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Milling machines for the aircraft industry
Third Quarter 2020, Beckhoff Automation, Editor's Choice
In aircraft construction, exceptional component quality and precision are crucial. However sheet-metal aircraft parts are often very large, making machining and handling problematic. Harmuth CNC-Frästechnik ...

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Integrated drive technology for optimised machine design
Second Quarter 2020, Beckhoff Automation, Editor's Choice
In this way, the power electronics are relocated to the machine, reducing space requirements in control cabinets to just a single coupling module. In addition, decentralised distribution modules and the ...

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More intelligent drive systems
Second Quarter 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
Siemens has developed a concept study that demonstrates the integration of a Sinamics drive system to the Siemens Industrial Edge platform. In future, it will be possible to perform high frequency data ...

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Meeting the needs of the mining industry
Second Quarter 2020, Varispeed (Div. of Hudaco Trading)
Both above and below ground, Varispeed keeps the interests of its customers top of mind, all the time. The company was recently approached by a platinum mine to assist with a robust application. Three ...

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ZEST Weg to offer geared motors
Second Quarter 2020, Zest WEG Group Africa
A new range of WEG geared motors will soon be available to customers in South Africa and the rest of the continent from Zest WEG. The WEG WG20 range is a natural extension of the company’s offering in ...

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Decentralised electric drives from Festo
Second Quarter 2020, Festo
The Festo Simplified Motion electric drive series combines the simplicity of pneumatics with the advantages of electric automation to ensure that your machines are faster and better connected. It includes ...

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Electrohydrostatic pump unit
Second Quarter 2020, MOOG
MOOG has launched a new generation electrohydrostatic pump Unit (EPU) that helps machine builders and end-users derive the combined benefits of both hydraulic and electric actuation. The EPU is at the ...

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Gearmotors for electrified monorail system
Second Quarter 2020, SEW-Eurodrive, Editor's Choice
A leading systems integrator for the automotive industry has adapted a Maxolution electrified monorail system (EMS) and 23 HK Series gear units for overhead trolley systems from SEW-Eurodrive for a major ...

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Electromechanical motion products for today’s machines
Second Quarter 2020, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
Stroke capacity Among the fundamental questions to ask is: Does the actuator offer various stroke lengths as standard? A product using a ball or leadscrew drive is commonly restricted to stroke lengths ...

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Save energy costs with VFDs
1 July 2020, ElectroMechanica
Customers can realise significant savings on their total energy costs by replacing older motor starters with energy-efficient Delta variable frequency drives (VFDs), distributed locally by ElectroMechanica ...

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SEW-Eurodrive sets the benchmark for Industry 4.0
Second Quarter 2020, SEW-Eurodrive
With the advent of Industry 4.0 set to change the face of industry and production, SEW-Eurodrive has a range of solutions for its concept of the Lean Sm@rt Factory. This is based on the paradigm shift ...

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SEW-Eurodrive adds value in the sugar industry
1 June 2020, SEW-Eurodrive
Being in a heavy industrial engineering environment, SEW-Eurodrive offers a range of transmission solutions to assist sugar millers in cutting costs. Sugar millers depend on high plant availability for ...

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Laminated glass in small batches
Second Quarter 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
The Italian Bottero Group (Bottero) manufactures laminated glass lines for producing structural and safety glass. The glass manufacturer is relying on the benefits provided by Industry 4.0 to increase ...

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