Electrical switching & drive systems & components


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If it doesn’t exist, create it
Third Quarter 2021
Hawk Pumps is dedicated to innovation, growth and problem solving. Troy Mokawem, national operations manager at Hawk Pumps, believes that innovation begins with a bit of inspiration and talks about two ...

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Another efficiency boost for motor users
Third Quarter 2021, Zest WEG Group Africa
In the face of rapidly rising electricity costs in South Africa, Zest WEG is phasing in IE4 super premium efficiency motors in its WEG W22 range from April 2021. This will save on customers’ bottom lines ...

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Festo perfectly integrated Electric Automation solutions for a complete drive system
Third Quarter 2021, Festo
The servo drive CMMT-AS/ST and servo motor EMMT-AS are some of the products that Festo recently featured in their ‘heart of absolute automation’ campaign. Their campaign aims to enhance machine performance. ...

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Sugar masterplan is sweet news
Third Quarter 2021
The sugar masterplan being implemented by the government has seen a commitment from large users to procure at least 80% of their requirements from local growers. The result has been a significant boost ...

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Festo Linear Actuator DFPC for harsh conditions within the process industry
Third Quarter 2021, Festo South Africa
One of the products that form the heart of absolute automation is the alluring linear actuator DFPC from Festo. Whether you require your linear actuator as an off-the-shelf component or individually configured, ...

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A very smart material
Second Quarter 2021, Editor's Choice
Shape memory materials (SMMs) are strong, lightweight materials that have the ability to recover their original shape after being deformed if a stimulus is applied. They can be programmed to remember ...

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Siemens controls for vaccine production
Second Quarter 2021, Siemens Digital Industries
The biotechnology company, BioNTech, converted an existing facility in Marburg, Germany for the production of the Covid-19 vaccine in a record time with assistance from Siemens. Through collaboration ...

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Control automation excellence
Second Quarter 2021
SEW-EURODRIVE’s MOVI-C® is a unique automation control system that sets a new benchmark in control automation, embracing Industry 4.0 technology. Part of the company’s innovative Generation C advanced ...

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Taking soft-starters to the next level
Second Quarter 2021, Zest WEG Group Africa
The new WEG SSW900 soft-starters are the ideal choice for complete motor control and protection. These units allow quick and simple access to application information and configuration settings in any ...

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Product-specific packaging with PC-based control
Second Quarter 2021, Beckhoff Automation
Kern in Konolfingen, Switzerland, is a family business founded more than 70 years ago and originally rose to success with enveloping machines. However, the market for enveloping machines is declining. ...

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Total drive solution for iron ore project
Second Quarter 2021
Bauer Geared Motors recently delivered a total drive solution including five large-sized 750 kW industrial gearboxes and two 185 kW units for the Tippler upgrade project at the Saldanha Iron Ore Export ...

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Flameproof switchgear
Second Quarter 2021, Becker Mining South Africa
Becker Mining South Africa’s Energy Distribution division manufactures customised switchgear, designed for the efficient distribution of electrical power, energy co-generation, rectification and traction.  ...

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Power transmission solutions in the mining sector
Second Quarter 2021, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG
BMG’s range of Tsubaki back stop cam clutches, which is suitable for high or low speed applications, meets the requirements of current mining legislation and has many critical features not found in conventional ...

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High efficiency motors and drives can combat climate change
Second Quarter 2021
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), industry accounts for 37% of global energy use and some 30% of global energy is consumed in buildings. While mostly hidden from public view, electric ...

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New motors for servo drive system
Second Quarter 2021, Siemens Digital Industries
Siemens is adding new servo motors to its Sinamics S210 single cable servo drive system. Designed for use in the pharmaceutical and food industries, the Simotics S-1FS2 is a motor version with a stainless ...

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Grease injector for harsh applications
Second Quarter 2021, SKF South Africa
The new SKF Lincoln SL-6 injector has been designed for ease-of-use and low maintenance, with outstanding leak protection and service life, even with harsh extreme pressure greases. The SL-6 can easily ...

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I-MAK gearboxes from BI
Second Quarter 2021
As part of its Bauer range, Bearings International (BI) supplies gearboxes from I-MAK, a Turkish OEM. The I-MAK product range has a Certificate of Conformity from the Turkish Standards Institute, as well ...

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Adroit connection to solar powered VSDs
Second Quarter 2021, Adroit Technologies
Mitsubishi Electric solar variable speed drives are manufactured under the guidelines of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and are embedded with the most advanced innovations in the industry. ...

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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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