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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.

Retrofit of sheet metal warehouse
1st Quarter 2019, Beckhoff Automation, This Week's Editor's Pick

The modernisation project was handled by Peter Huber, a full service provider of control solutions for sheet metalworking, and a Beckhoff solution provider since 2010.

Solution for wastewater treatment
1st Quarter 2019, SEW-Eurodrive

Industrial gear units and geared motors from SEW-Eurodrive South Africa are ideal for demanding applications such as agitators, mixers and aerators.

Drives with anti-corrosion treatment
1st Quarter 2019, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG

BMG’s range of Nord aluminium drives is available with the Sealed Surface Conversion System anti-corrosion treatment.

Expanded power ranges and capabilities for drives
1st Quarter 2019, Rockwell Automation

Rockwell Automation has expanded the power ranges and capabilities of TotalFORCE technology for its Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755T AC drives.

Global partnerships for automotive support
4th Quarter 2018, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa

Parker is committed to helping customers become more productive and more profitable through its global offerings of motion and control products and systems.

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.

Extensive electric motor range from Zest
4th Quarter 2018, Zest WEG Group Africa

Electric motor applications require a reliable, robust fit-for-purpose product that gives the end user the requisite low total cost of ownership. Fanie Steyn, manager for rotating machines at Zest WEG ...

Drive control for pumps and agitators
4th Quarter 2018, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG

Nord drivesystems encompass optimum drive configurations to ensure optimum performance of mechanical speed control for specific applications in almost every industry.

SEW order for West African mine
4th Quarter 2018, SEW-Eurodrive

SEW-Eurodrive has clinched a major order for five M-Series industrial gear units for a mining operation in West Africa.

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