Electrical switching & drive systems & components


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Motor solutions catalogue
Third Quarter 2004, BirCraft Geared Motors-Linear Actuators-Controls
Baldor's stock product catalogue (released in March this year) details thousands of UL- and CSA-approved NEMA frame motors in all industrial duty categories including severe, washdown, premium efficiency ...

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Multiposition airless cylinders
Third Quarter 2004, Ernest Lowe
Motion and fluid control specialist Norgren, represented in South Africa by sole local agents Ernest Lowe, has extended its range of actuator solutions with a new, multipurpose airless cylinder. The new ...

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Servo-like control from AC motors
Third Quarter 2004
LG Industrial Systems SA is offering its iV5 closed loop vector inverter. This unit gives a standard squirrel cage motor servo-like control, making it an economical choice for larger servo systems. The ...

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Linear drive system keeps telescopic eye on stars
Third Quarter 2004, Tectra Automation
The Southern African Large Telescope (SALT) project near Sutherland in the Northern Cape will maintain a steady gaze while the earth rotates, thanks to a Rexroth STAR linear motion system supplied by ...

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Asynchronous linear motors
Third Quarter 2004, SEW-Eurodrive
Linear motors are direct drives that translate electrical energy into immediate linear motion without any mechanical transmission elements. The linear motor, basically an asynchronous or synchronous motor ...

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Soft starters - a cost saving tool for mechanical engineers
Third Quarter 2004, EP Normand
Soft starters provide an electronic solution to mechanical problems at relatively low cost

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New flagship electrical drive delivers high performance
Third Quarter 2004, Festo
Festo offers users a choice of pneumatic, servo-pneumatic and electrical drives, but selection is based upon the respective application

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Glass bottle manufacturer opts for decentralised drives
Third Quarter 2004, Danfoss
The installation of a complete new line at Consol Glass' bottle manufacturing plant at Clayville, Johannesburg has involved the changeover from installing central drives on separate panels to the use ...

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SA design corners USA drive gearbox market
Second Quarter 2004
Hansen Transmissions has just secured an order for 25 Hansen Invertible Gearboxes from the USA. These locally designed units were recently accepted as international standard for underground conveyor drives ...

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PTO motor saves fuel
Second Quarter 2004
Linde of Germany, a major international supplier of mobile hydraulic equipment, is now offering its series 02 motor for articulated dump trucks, loaders, forklifts etc. The Linde motor is available from ...

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