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Flying motion
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.

Creating tomorrow’s marine braking solutions
2nd Quarter 2019, This Week's Editor's Pick

Stromag has designed and manufactured marine braking systems for decades, and the company’s products are installed on vessels operating across the globe.

Four questions to ask before choosing a drivetrain for heavy industries
2nd Quarter 2019

When it comes to performance and durability, not all power and motion transmission solutions are created equal.

Innovation and intelligence for the smart factory
2nd Quarter 2019, Omron Electronics, This Week's Editor's Pick

Thanks to increased processing power and the availability of increasing volumes of data (sensitisation of the industry), the discussion about artificial intelligence (AI) in the mechanical engineering sector is gaining momentum.

Music festival is a flying success
1st Quarter 2019, SEW-Eurodrive, This Week's Editor's Pick

One of the most spectacular stunts ever achieved at a live music event in South Africa involved flying a replica helicopter across the stage at the Afrikaans is Groot festival at the Sun Arena in Menlyn, Pretoria, which was achieved using state-of-the-art automation and mechatronics technology from SEW-Eurodrive.

Football pitch in three pieces
1st Quarter 2019, This Week's Editor's Pick

Sheffield-based engineering firm, SCX, helped to deliver the retractable pitch.

Tectra upgrades flight simulator software
1st Quarter 2019, Tectra Automation

Simex contracted Tectra Automation to upgrade software, supply new hardware and adjust and convert a portion of the motion logic control across three flight smulators.

The first Mars helicopter will fly with maxon motors
1st Quarter 2019, DNH Tradeserve, This Week's Editor's Pick

The Mars helicopter technology will lay the way for many future scientific and exploratory missions to Mars.

New Siemens converter series
1st Quarter 2019, Siemens Digital Industries

Siemens is launching the brand new Sinamics G120X converter series for use in pump and fan applications in industries such as water, wastewater and building technology.

Energy saving with Zest WEG
1st Quarter 2019, Zest WEG Group Africa

WEG IE3 top premium efficiency motors and variable speed drives (VSDs) from Zest WEG leverage available technology to provide an appropriate electric motor and variable speed drive combination that will reduce operating costs while providing reliable performance.

Soft starters for three-phase motors
1st Quarter 2019, ElectroMechanica

The new ADXL series from Lovato, distributed by ElectroMechanica (EM), comprises modern, state-of-the-art, compact soft starters for three-phase motors from 7,5 to 160 kW in four frame sizes.

Rockwell technology optimises tyre processing plant in Port Elizabeth
1st Quarter 2019, Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation’s Gauteng-based systems and solutions (SSB) team has executed two separate projects at a tyre processing plant in Port Elizabeth.

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