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Blockbuster effects, automated for any theatrical production
4th Quarter 2018, Beckhoff Automation, This Week's Editor's Pick

Controlling all the complex moving parts in a large-scale theatrical production requires a robust control system in the background, and Hudson uses Beckhoff’s PC-based control technology.

Local assembly of helical bevel units
4th Quarter 2018, SEW-Eurodrive

SEW-Eurodrive South Africa has introduced a new assembly line at its Johannesburg head office for local production of its K19 and K29 helical bevel gear units.

Motion analyser software shortens motion control system design time
3rd Quarter 2018, Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation has released an updated version of the Allen-Bradley Motion Analyser software tool. This enhanced software offers an optimised user experience with intuitive navigation and in-workflow ...

Faulhaber supplies drive for the ­International Space Station
3rd Quarter 2018, Horne Technologies

The crew of the Horizons Mission embarking for the International Space Station (ISS), has motors from Faulhaber on board. These serve as the drive for the Crew Interactive Mobile Companion (CIMON) astronaut ...

IE3-compliant motor series
3rd Quarter 2018, SEW-Eurodrive

SEW-Eurodrive’s IE3-compliant DRN series of asynchronous motors has set a new benchmark for energy efficiency in the local electric motor industry.

Technology that gets under your skin
3rd Quarter 2018, Horne Technologies, This Week's Editor's Pick

Football players Lukas Podolski and Jerome Boateng have them. Olympic swimmer Franziska van Almsick has them. Pop stars such as Robbie Williams and Madonna also decorate their bodies. What does this have ...

SEW-Eurodrive’s electronics and technology assembly hub
3rd Quarter 2018, SEW-Eurodrive

SEW-Eurodrive South Africa is the only company to assemble complete drive units and electronic products locally. This not only gives customers a significant advantage in terms of lead times, but ensures ...

Cost-effective machine safety
3rd Quarter 2018, Beckhoff Automation

IMA Klessmann of Lübbecke, Germany is an international manufacturer of trend-setting manufacturing machines for the woodworking and craft furniture industries. In 2017 the company modernised a complex, ...

Control Techniques enlists world’s strongest man
3rd Quarter 2018, Nidec Industrial Automation Southern Africa

Variable speed drive specialist, Control Techniques has linked up with the world’s strongest man in a bold new partnership. Eddie Hall, officially the strongest man on the planet, has lent his considerable ...

A flat motor for high torque
3rd Quarter 2018, DNH Tradeserve

The new brushless EC 90 flat motor from maxon motor features maximum torque in a compact design. The EC 90 flat motor has a diameter of 90 mm and is available in two versions, with 160 W or 260 W of power. ...

Frequency converters for leaner ­automation
3rd Quarter 2018, Tectra Automation

Demand-oriented motor control is enabling users to reduce their electricity consumption by up to 80% compared to fixed-displacement drives. Bosch Rexroth has recently added two new models to its range ...

Drive solutions for the sugar industry
3rd Quarter 2018, SEW-Eurodrive

SEW-Eurodrive exhibited at the 91st congress of the South African Sugar Technologists’ Association (SASTA) from 14 to 16 August at the International Convention Centre in Durban. The sugar industry represents ...

A complete change of technology
3rd Quarter 2018, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives

New press drive concept based on a low-wear planetary gear motor.

Just another pinch
3rd Quarter 2018, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives

Optimised production of spices.

Automotive press for light commercial vehicles
2nd Quarter 2018, Tectra Automation

Tectra Automation designed, manufactured and commissioned a servo-driven automotive press for Auto Industrial (AI).

Automated pretzel buttering
2nd Quarter 2018, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives, This Week's Editor's Pick

MFDO UG based in Althütte in Baden-Württemberg has developed a machine capable of automated pretzel buttering.

Schneider Electric boosts dairy production
2nd Quarter 2018, Schneider Electric South Africa

Schneider’s EcoStruxure Hybrid DCS helps customers manage their dairy processes in an easy, smart and energy-efficient way.

Linear actuator drive selection
2nd Quarter 2018, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, This Week's Editor's Pick

A precise balancing act.

New drive range for energy intensive applications
2nd Quarter 2018, Schneider Electric South Africa, This Week's Editor's Pick

Schneider Electric has extended its range of Altivar Process drives to include a solution for energy intensive applications in the oil and gas, mining, minerals and metals sectors – the Altivar 960 variable speed drive.

New soft starter with internal bypass
2nd Quarter 2018, Rockwell Automation

The new Allen-Bradley SMC-50 smart motor controller with internal bypass from Rockwell Automation brings greater operational control over motor starts and stops.

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