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SEW-Eurodrive adds value in the sugar industry
1 June 2020
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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Special gear units for mixing systems
1 May 2020
For mixing, stirring, blending, aerating and kneading applications in a range of industries from food and beverage to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, SEW-Eurodrive can supply standard gear ...

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SEW-Eurodrive sets the benchmark for Industry 4.0
1 April 2020
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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High efficiency motors for water treatment
1 April 2020
The arduous operating conditions at water treatment plants mean that the motors must be highly efficient and IP65 rated for corrosion resistance. This is where Bauer motors come into their own. Applied ...

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E-Motion on the bike
1 April 2020, Horne Technologies
The bicycle is a part of locomotion culture in Germany. Over 97 percent of people in Germany can ride a bike. They use bicycles not only for bike tours in their free time but also on a daily basis for ...

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Power and finesse
1 April 2020, Horne Technologies
High-quality mechanical watches are pieces of fine jewellery with a complex inner life. To produce these marvels of craftsmanship, countless individual steps must work together in a refined way. Today, ...

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Ventilator from windscreen wiper parts
1 April 2020
A research team at The University of Texas at Austin is building a ventilator made of cheap, widely available materials to help fill the demand created by the spread of COVID-19 for these critical devices ...

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Powerful pump set tested
1 February 2020
With 1350 Kw of raw power produced by a massive V16 diesel motor, the SABS in conjunction with KSB Pumps and Valves has tested one of the most impressive pump sets to be assembled on South African soil ...

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Magnetic levitation technology for the Far East
First Quarter 2020
German construction engineering specialist, Max Bögl, is commissioning a local public transport system based on magnetic levitation in Chengdu, China. Beginning at Max Bögl’s main factory in Sengenthal, ...

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SEW-Eurodrive’s pick-and-place solution for brick and block plant
First Quarter 2020
When a local Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of concrete brick, block, and paving machinery had the unique opportunity to build a greenfield plant for a longstanding customer in the East London area, it turned to SEW-Eurodrive for its easily configurable HandlingKinematics pick-and-place solution.

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Production boost for glass manufacturers
First Quarter 2020
A pair of 5 MW standby power systems from Cummins are providing extra protection at two glass manufacturing facilities in Lahore, Pakistan that are growing their businesses, allowing production lines ...

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New app supports predictive services for drive systems
First Quarter 2020
With Predictive Services for Drive Systems, Siemens makes maintenance more efficient for Sinamics drive systems and/or Simotics motors in the low voltage range. With its new service portfolio including ...

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Motor efficiency high on global agenda
First Quarter 2020
With electric motors consuming almost 70% of industry’s energy, companies are always looking for better motor efficiencies. For many years, motor efficiency has been well defined; however, when driven ...

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Modernised irrigation control system
First Quarter 2020, Varispeed (Div. of Hudaco Trading)
As a preferred supplier to the agricultural industry due to proven reliability and performance, Varispeed designs, manufactures and distributes constant pressure solutions. With a good knowledge of the ...

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Cam clutches for bulk handling
First Quarter 2020, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG
New to BMG’s extensive range of Tsubaki cam clutches is the BS-F series, designed for high speed inclined and long overland belt conveyors and bucket elevators used in the mining and bulk handling sectors. ...

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New automated drive analyser
First Quarter 2020, Comtest
Fluke’s MDA-500 Series is designed to help users easily test and troubleshoot typical problems on three-phase and single-phase inverter type motor-drive systems. The on-screen information, and step-by-step ...

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Maximised precision and speed
First Quarter 2020, Beckhoff Automation
Due to the outstanding quality characteristics of its beam, the fibre laser has become the technology of choice in the fine cutting of metal sheets. It delivers highly precise cuts with very narrow kerfs ...

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840 soccer pitches of glass
First Quarter 2020
Horn Glass manufactures glass melting machines and equipment. The technology supplier has recently concluded the biggest project in the company’s history with the completion of the largest glassworks ...

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New functions for Sinamics V90 servo converter
First Quarter 2020
New functions are being added to the proven Sinamics V90 servo drive system with the V1.11 version of the Sinamics firmware. The Fast PTI mode is now available for the drive system, increasing Pulse Train ...

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Geared servo motors for food and beverage project
First Quarter 2020
SEW-Eurodrive supplied 64 Movigear geared servo motors to a major local OEM. Based in Paarl, H.G. Molenaar in turn designed, manufactured and supplied a weighing conveyor system to a leading German company ...

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