Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Motors that let you know when it’s time for a service
Third Quarter 2019, ABB South Africa, Robotics and Motion, This Week's Editor's Pick
A new smart sensing solution from ABB can reduce downtimes of low voltage motors by up to 70% and extend their lifetime by up to 30%.
Cost-efficient production with 18 synchronous NC axes
Third Quarter 2019, Beckhoff Automation, This Week's Editor's Pick
Swedish equipment manufacturer, Ecmec has developed a high-tech machine for a supplier to the automobile industry that can complete several process steps simultaneously without having to remount the part
Contactless energy transfer system for automotive assembly line
Third Quarter 2019, SEW-Eurodrive, This Week's Editor's Pick
The Movitrans contactless energy transfer system from SEW-Eurodrive, in conjunction with its Movipro SDC decentralised drive, position and application controller, has played a critical role in an assembly
Expanded power ranges and capabilities for drives
Third Quarter 2019, Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation has expanded the power ranges and capabilities of TotalFORCE technology for its Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755T AC drives. The drives now offer an expanded power range, helping engineers
Automated post-print processing on 3D printed parts
Third Quarter 2019, Beckhoff Automation
Additive manufacturing processes can produce parts with the most complex geometries in a single operation. However, post-processing these 3D printed parts is time consuming and costly. In order to remove
Drives for sewage treatment applications
Third Quarter 2019, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG
BMG supplies a range of drives designed specially for optimum efficiency in sewage treatment applications. “Nord drives, which consist of Unicase helical shaft mount geared motors, have special features
How to stablilise South Africa’s power supply
Third Quarter 2019, Zest WEG Group Africa
South Africa could go a long way to cutting the risk of future load-shedding by adopting a minimum efficiency performance standard (MEPS) for electric motors. According to Fanie Steyn, manager of rotating
Cost-effective DC motor solutions
Third Quarter 2019
Vert Energy’s Leroy-Somer LSK direct current DC motors provide cost-effective solutions for variable speed applications. The major advantage of direct current motors is the ease of effecting accurate
What is going on in the Milky Way?
Third Quarter 2019, This Week's Editor's Pick
One of the regions we know very little about is the dense part in the centre of the galaxy, where countless stars and gas clouds cluster around a presumed black hole. But a major astronomy project is
New docking system for space rendezvous
Third Quarter 2019, DNH Tradeserve, This Week's Editor's Pick
The European Space Agency (ESA) is working on a new system to enable easy docking between two spacecraft. maxon motor developed two special drive systems for this purpose. Even though it has been done
Power-factor correction to cut energy costs
Third Quarter 2019, ElectroMechanica
Power-factor correction is a mechanism to reduce operating costs associated with electricity consumption. Some of the key advantages are reduced kVA charges, improved plant efficiency and network voltage
2nd Quarter 2019, Beckhoff Automation
A planar motor system of free-floating movers with six degrees of freedom.
A new era of automation control
2nd Quarter 2019, Schneider Electric South Africa
Schneider Electric’s new high end Modicon M580 Ethernet programmable automation controller (ePAC) features redundant processors, native Ethernet, and cybersecurity embedded into its very core.
A new servo motor
2nd Quarter 2019, Tectra Automation
The new MS2N synchronous servo motor range is Tectra Automations’ latest product offering to break new boundaries in the electric drives and controls industry.
VSDs drive cost saving in pumping systems
2nd Quarter 2019, Zest WEG Group Africa
WEG variable speed drives (VSDs) offer the agricultural sector the ability to reduce the operating cost on automated water collection systems with a reduction in motor energy consumption when the motor speed is reduced.
SEW-Eurodrive and Film Riggers help French Spiderman
2nd Quarter 2019, SEW-Eurodrive, This Week's Editor's Pick
Specialist rigging company, Film Riggers, was recently called upon to ensure the safety of Alain Robert, aka the French Spiderman, while he scaled a skyscraper in central Johannesburg to create an advertisement for an international tyre manufacturer.
Power solutions for load shedding
2nd Quarter 2019
From mines to factories and even the small business and residential sector, Cummins has a full range of alternative power solutions on offer.
Worm gearboxes for solar tracking systems
2nd Quarter 2019, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG
BMG has extended the supply of Varvel gearboxes and variators for small and medium power applications to include customised worm gearboxes for installation in photovoltaic (PV) solar tracking systems.
Energy-saving drives and motors
2nd Quarter 2019
With the implementation of variable speed and the optimisation of mechanical speed reduction efficiencies, maximum saving of electricity consumption can be obtained in any power transmission system.
Beacon lights of the modern age
2nd Quarter 2019, Horne Technologies, This Week's Editor's Pick
Anyone who takes a look inside a lighthouse along the French coast has a good chance of experiencing drive technology from Faulhaber.
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