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Robotics and the potential for the lights-out factory
Third Quarter 2021, Omron Electronics, Editor's Choice
However the 100% automated, fully lights-out factory is not a realistic goal for a large proportion of manufacturing businesses currently operating. A key reason is that manufacturing needs people. Human ...

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New generation of oil condition monitoring technology
Third Quarter 2021, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
Parker Hannifin’s innovative oil condition monitoring technology helps marine operators reduce downtime, reduce costs and protect assets. The DIGI Plus offers rapid on-site and on-board oil condition ...

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Digital condition monitoring for conveyor belts
Third Quarter 2021
ABB has launched ABB Ability Condition Monitoring for belts, an advanced digital service to enable mine operators to track speed, misalignment, damage, thickness and wear, slippage and temperature of ...

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ML based predictive maintenance
Third Quarter 2021, SKF South Africa


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Aluminium complex greases
Third Quarter 2021
While no grease can truly be an all-purpose lubricant, aluminium complex grease is a valuable multifunctional, multipurpose product. Applications include vehicle wheel bearings, manufacturing and assembly ...

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Gimatic’s modular design philosophy
Second Quarter 2021, Gimatic
All vacuum pumps, cartridges, suspensions, suction cups and accessories have been designed to combine with a range of mounting elements and extrusions.

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World-first sensor platform for mobile machines
Second Quarter 2021, Instrotech
However dire or adverse the conditions are, mobile machines must work reliably under the harshest of conditions, including heat, cold, shock, vibration, water, mud or dust.       To ensure uninterrupted ...

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Lubrication filter carts for flushing systems
Second Quarter 2021
When a lubricant becomes contaminated it affects the entire machinery system, which then needs to be flushed to prevent further damage to costly equipment. Lubrication Engineers (LE) offers a solution ...

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Swagefast lockbolt pins and collars
Second Quarter 2021, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG
BMG’s locally manufactured Swagefast lockbolt pins and collars ensure increased productivity and reliability in heavy duty, high vibration applications, especially where structural integrity is critical ...

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Addressing the challenges of food grade lubrication
First Quarter 2021
Keeping food processing equipment well lubricated can be a challenge. Callum Ford, national marketing manager at Lubrication Engineers (LE), outlines the challenges associated with the lubrication of ...

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Robust ergonomic cable extension reels
First Quarter 2021
Powermite’s range of robust cable extension reels is packed with features to provide customers with reliable, robust and safe performance. The Gen 2 plastic XREEL series is manufactured from Polyamide ...

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Gas generators power equivalent of 52 000 homes
First Quarter 2021
With increased demand for low carbon power generation, industries need alternative energy sources to reduce their carbon footprint while maintaining reliable and robust performance. To meet this need, ...

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Advanced filtration solutions
First Quarter 2021
Fibertex Nonwovens, a leading global manufacturer of nonwovens and performance-based materials, has developed advanced filtration solutions including pleated, needlepunch, spunlace and thermally bonded ...

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Lubricant for high temperatures
First Quarter 2021
Lubrication Engineers (LE) has developed the 1250 Almasol High Temperature Lubricant, which has one of the highest temperature capabilities of any grease thickener available in the industry. It is designed ...

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Addressing the new normal in food manufacturing
Fourth Quarter 2020, Omron Electronics
Food and beverage companies can now set the course for the time after Covid-19 using automation to boost competitiveness and productivity. Manufacturers should focus their resources on four market driven perspectives: workforce, product quality, flexibility and sustainability.

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Belt tracker for guiding conveyor belts
Fourth Quarter 2020
BLT World’s comprehensive range of bulk materials handling equipment includes conveyor components, designed to enhance productivity, minimise downtime and extend the service life of conveyor systems. ...

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IoT communication without batteries
First Quarter 2021, Editor's Choice
When we talk about IoT, we often gloss over the fact that all these interconnected things need batteries and electronics to carry out the job of collecting and processing data while they’re communicating ...

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Versatile, high-performance grease
First Quarter 2021
Lubrication Engineers (LE) has developed its most versatile mid-range general purpose lubricant yet. Almatek 1233 has been created for external and general bearing grease applications. It is technologically ...

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Keeping your lifting equipment on track
First Quarter 2021
Lifting equipment applied at mining sites is a major Capex expenditure, and one that has to reflect a positive return on investment for mining companies. Preventive maintenance scheduling plays a crucial ...

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Keeping your lifting equipment on track
Fourth Quarter 2020
Lifting equipment applied at mining sites is a major Capex expenditure, and one that has to reflect a positive return on investment for mining companies. Preventive maintenance scheduling plays a crucial ...

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