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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, RJ Connect
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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E-Motion on the bike
1 April 2020, Horne Technologies
The bicycle is a part of locomotion culture in Germany. Over 97 percent of people in Germany can ride a bike. They use bicycles not only for bike tours in their free time but also on a daily basis for ...

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Power and finesse
1 April 2020, Horne Technologies
High-quality mechanical watches are pieces of fine jewellery with a complex inner life. To produce these marvels of craftsmanship, countless individual steps must work together in a refined way. Today, ...

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Ventilator from windscreen wiper parts
1 April 2020
A research team at The University of Texas at Austin is building a ventilator made of cheap, widely available materials to help fill the demand created by the spread of COVID-19 for these critical devices ...

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Powerful pump set tested
1 February 2020
With 1350 Kw of raw power produced by a massive V16 diesel motor, the SABS in conjunction with KSB Pumps and Valves has tested one of the most impressive pump sets to be assembled on South African soil ...

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Magnetic levitation technology for the Far East
First Quarter 2020
German construction engineering specialist, Max Bögl, is commissioning a local public transport system based on magnetic levitation in Chengdu, China. Beginning at Max Bögl’s main factory in Sengenthal, ...

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SEW-Eurodrive’s pick-and-place solution for brick and block plant
First Quarter 2020, SEW-Eurodrive
When a local Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of concrete brick, block, and paving machinery had the unique opportunity to build a greenfield plant for a longstanding customer in the East London area, it turned to SEW-Eurodrive for its easily configurable HandlingKinematics pick-and-place solution.

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Production boost for glass manufacturers
First Quarter 2020
A pair of 5 MW standby power systems from Cummins are providing extra protection at two glass manufacturing facilities in Lahore, Pakistan that are growing their businesses, allowing production lines ...

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New app supports predictive services for drive systems
First Quarter 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
With Predictive Services for Drive Systems, Siemens makes maintenance more efficient for Sinamics drive systems and/or Simotics motors in the low voltage range. With its new service portfolio including ...

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Motor efficiency high on global agenda
First Quarter 2020, Zest WEG Group Africa
With electric motors consuming almost 70% of industry’s energy, companies are always looking for better motor efficiencies. For many years, motor efficiency has been well defined; however, when driven ...

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Modernised irrigation control system
First Quarter 2020, Varispeed (Div. of Hudaco Trading)
As a preferred supplier to the agricultural industry due to proven reliability and performance, Varispeed designs, manufactures and distributes constant pressure solutions. With a good knowledge of the ...

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Cam clutches for bulk handling
First Quarter 2020, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG
New to BMG’s extensive range of Tsubaki cam clutches is the BS-F series, designed for high speed inclined and long overland belt conveyors and bucket elevators used in the mining and bulk handling sectors. ...

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