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Compact marine clutch
First Quarter 2021
Stromag has launched the newly designed KMS CC. With the ability to accommodate larger shafts despite its reduced size and weight, it provides a distinct advantage for condensing and optimising the propulsion ...

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Automated cake cutting
First Quarter 2021, Tectra Automation
Tectra Automation has engineered a unique automated cake cutting system for Brenell Quality Desserts in Pietermaritzburg. The company was looking for an automated solution that would be more productive, ...

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Higher range synchronous servo motors
Fourth Quarter 2020
With twelve new variants of the synchronous servo motor MS2N, Bosch Rexroth is expanding the performance range of the engine series at the high end. With up to 692 Nm, the maximum torque is almost doubled. ...

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New generation compact vector control drive
Fourth Quarter 2020
The Delta ME300 series from ElectroMechanica (EM) is a new generation compact vector control drive that has up to 60% volume reduction compared to previous Delta VFD-EL drives. This provides more installation ...

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PC-based control technology for next-generation telescope
Fourth Quarter 2020, Beckhoff Automation
The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a project of superlatives. After a long planning and construction period, the next-generation telescope is expected to go live in 2029. With seven mirrors and a combined ...

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Siemens industrialises additive manufacturing
Fourth Quarter 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
Under the motto ‘Partnering for the next step to industrialise additive manufacturing’, Siemens will present its Digital Enterprise Portfolio for the industrialisation of additive manufacturing at Formnext ...

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New generation of motion controllers
First Quarter 2021, DNH Tradeserve
maxon motor is launching a new generation of motion controllers with its MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10. The controller is ideal for use in applications where PLC solutions may be too expensive or cannot meet ...

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BI consolidates Tier 2 electrical products
First Quarter 2021
Following the recent successful launch of the Alpha Drive Micro and the Alpha Drive Plus ranges of variable speed drives, Bearings International (BI) is excited to announce the rebranding of its Bauer ...

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PC-based control technology for next-generation telescope
First Quarter 2021, Beckhoff Automation, Editor's Choice
Key factors were the advantages of EtherCAT for site-wide real-time communication connecting all telescope functions. Various embedded PCs and AM8000 servomotors were also tested and specified, among ...

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Surfing back to Earth
First Quarter 2021, Horne Technologies, Editor's Choice
How did life actually form on Earth? Even today this question still has not been definitively answered. There are, however, signs that asteroids or comets played an important role. In the search for additional ...

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Treading in the footsteps of the space pioneers
First Quarter 2021, Siemens Digital Industries, Editor's Choice
The adventure park Euro Space Centre in Transinne in Belgium is home to a number of different simulators, including the original NASA multi-axis chair dating back to the 1960s which was used to familiarise ...

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Miniature DC motors drive tattoo machine design forwards
First Quarter 2021, Editor's Choice
All of this places stringent requirements on the motor – the prime mover in the tattoo machine and perhaps the most critical element of the machine design – as Vishal Sapale, assistant manager – design ...

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The future of automation
First Quarter 2021, SEW-EURODRIVE, Editor's Choice
MOVI-C comprises four components: MOVISUITE engineering software, MOVI-C Controller control technology, MOVIDRIVE inverter technology, and MOVIGEAR, MOVIMOT decentralised drive technology comprising the ...

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Siemens’ first edge application for drives
First Quarter 2021, Siemens Digital Industries
As part of the Digital Enterprise SPS Dialog, Siemens is launching Analyze MyDrives Edge, its first edge application for drives. The company is thus demonstrating in concrete terms how edge computing ...

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Less than 7 millimetres for fully integrated speed controller
First Quarter 2021, Horne Technologies
The BXT motor family, consisting of brushless DC servomotors with an especially short design, was expanded in all sizes with a diameter-compliant, integrated speed controller. With an additional attachment ...

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Helping farmers free up energy
First Quarter 2021, Danfoss
In recent years, South African energy security has been constrained, while also being recognised by the Development Bank of Southern Africa as a water-scarce country. The importance of energy efficiency ...

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Laser peening system for surface treatment
First Quarter 2021, Beckhoff Automation
Precisely synchronised surface treatment process increases fatigue life of metal parts.

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Less than 7 millimetres for fully integrated speed controller
Fourth Quarter 2020, Horne Technologies
The BXT motor family, consisting of brushless DC servomotors with an especially short design, was expanded in all sizes with a diameter-compliant, integrated speed controller. With an additional attachment ...

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Energy efficient drives for the mining industry
Fourth Quarter 2020, Danfoss
The mining and minerals industry presents some of the most challenging environments for production. Mine sites, mineral processing facilities, associated stockyards, and ports facilities are large-scale ...

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Miniature DC motors drive tattoo machine design forwards
Fourth Quarter 2020
All of this places stringent requirements on the motor – the prime mover in the tattoo machine and perhaps the most critical element of the machine design – as Vishal Sapale, assistant manager – design ...

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