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Integrated drive technology for optimised machine design
Second Quarter 2020, Beckhoff Automation, Editor's Choice
In this way, the power electronics are relocated to the machine, reducing space requirements in control cabinets to just a single coupling module. In addition, decentralised distribution modules and the ...

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More intelligent drive systems
Second Quarter 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
Siemens has developed a concept study that demonstrates the integration of a Sinamics drive system to the Siemens Industrial Edge platform. In future, it will be possible to perform high frequency data ...

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Meeting the needs of the mining industry
Second Quarter 2020, Varispeed (Div. of Hudaco Trading)
Both above and below ground, Varispeed keeps the interests of its customers top of mind, all the time. The company was recently approached by a platinum mine to assist with a robust application. Three ...

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ZEST Weg to offer geared motors
Second Quarter 2020, Zest WEG Group Africa
A new range of WEG geared motors will soon be available to customers in South Africa and the rest of the continent from Zest WEG. The WEG WG20 range is a natural extension of the company’s offering in ...

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Decentralised electric drives from Festo
Second Quarter 2020, Festo
The Festo Simplified Motion electric drive series combines the simplicity of pneumatics with the advantages of electric automation to ensure that your machines are faster and better connected. It includes ...

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Electrohydrostatic pump unit
Second Quarter 2020, MOOG
MOOG has launched a new generation electrohydrostatic pump Unit (EPU) that helps machine builders and end-users derive the combined benefits of both hydraulic and electric actuation. The EPU is at the ...

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Gearmotors for electrified monorail system
Second Quarter 2020, SEW-Eurodrive, Editor's Choice
A leading systems integrator for the automotive industry has adapted a Maxolution electrified monorail system (EMS) and 23 HK Series gear units for overhead trolley systems from SEW-Eurodrive for a major ...

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Electromechanical motion products for today’s machines
Second Quarter 2020, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
Stroke capacity Among the fundamental questions to ask is: Does the actuator offer various stroke lengths as standard? A product using a ball or leadscrew drive is commonly restricted to stroke lengths ...

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Save energy costs with VFDs
1 July 2020
Customers can realise significant savings on their total energy costs by replacing older motor starters with energy-efficient Delta variable frequency drives (VFDs), distributed locally by ElectroMechanica ...

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SEW-Eurodrive sets the benchmark for Industry 4.0
Second Quarter 2020, SEW-Eurodrive
With the advent of Industry 4.0 set to change the face of industry and production, SEW-Eurodrive has a range of solutions for its concept of the Lean Sm@rt Factory. This is based on the paradigm shift ...

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SEW-Eurodrive adds value in the sugar industry
1 June 2020, SEW-Eurodrive
Being in a heavy industrial engineering environment, SEW-Eurodrive offers a range of transmission solutions to assist sugar millers in cutting costs. Sugar millers depend on high plant availability for ...

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Laminated glass in small batches
Second Quarter 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
The Italian Bottero Group (Bottero) manufactures laminated glass lines for producing structural and safety glass. The glass manufacturer is relying on the benefits provided by Industry 4.0 to increase ...

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Treading in the footsteps of the space pioneers
1 May 2020, 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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Intelligent mechatronic devices
1 May 2020, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG
BMG’s range of Danfoss electronic, mechanical and intelligent mechatronic devices includes the VLT AutomationDrive FC 300 series, designed for variable speed control of all asynchronous and permanent ...

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Enabling an energy-efficient HVAC system for a hypermarket
Second Quarter 2020
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) is the technology of indoor and vehicular environmental comfort. HVAC systems are mostly used in hypermarkets to provide shoppers comfort and acceptable ...

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Special gear units for mixing systems
1 May 2020, SEW-Eurodrive
For mixing, stirring, blending, aerating and kneading applications in a range of industries from food and beverage to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, SEW-Eurodrive can supply standard gear ...

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SEW-Eurodrive sets the benchmark for Industry 4.0
1 April 2020
With the advent of Industry 4.0 set to change the face of industry and production, SEW-Eurodrive has a range of solutions for its concept of the Lean Sm@rt Factory. This is based on the paradigm shift ...

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High efficiency motors for water treatment
1 April 2020
The arduous operating conditions at water treatment plants mean that the motors must be highly efficient and IP65 rated for corrosion resistance. This is where Bauer motors come into their own. Applied ...

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Turbine drive train overhauled in just six weeks
1 April 2020
In a recent major overhaul of a 7 MVA turbine generator set, Marthinusen & Coutts contracted with South 32’s Metalloys to take full responsibility for entire drive train refurbishment. Working in collaboration ...

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Simplifying machine setup
1 April 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
Strausak Mikroverzahnungen specialises in the manufacture of high-precision machinery used in the watchmaking and apparatus manufacturing industries. To enable the continued precise machining of parts ...

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