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How to prove payback on an ­Industry 4.0 project
4th Quarter 2018, Festo, This Week's Editor's Pick

Festo not only implements IIoT functions and services into its product portfolio, but also adds training and consulting, for students as well as professionals, using the latest ideas in its Technology Factory at Scharnhausen, Germany.

Revolutionary modular rope hoist
4th Quarter 2018

Demag’s modular rope hoist offers many options, such as five different sizes with load capacities of up to 50 tons, a choice of motors, a foot-mounted hoist, low headroom travelling hoist, double-rail crab, a standard headroom travelling hoist, as well as a smart SafeControl system.

Taking hydraulics to a new level
4th Quarter 2018, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, This Week's Editor's Pick

The recent introduction of versatile digital ecosystems connecting electronic control hardware and software to the cloud will be a game changer for mobile hydraulic machinery and equipment manufacturers.

Retrospective digitalisation
4th Quarter 2018

Nick Boughton, digital lead at systems integrator, Boulting Technology explains how plants with legacy equipment can retrospectively upgrade their facility to a smart factory.

Sensors for condition monitoring
4th Quarter 2018, Instrotech

Instrotech’s general purpose monitoring sensors are ideal for use with PLCs and other industrial controllers.

Motor control and protection products
4th Quarter 2018, Magnet Group

Magnet’s portfolio of space saving Eaton motor control and protection devices offers motor starting and protection solutions in diverse industries, including mining, oil and gas, pulp and paper, OEMs, the automotive sector and in general utilities.

Theft-proof couplers
4th Quarter 2018

Proof Engineering has pioneered the ProAlloy zinc coupler, presenting a three-in-one solution for industry: reduced theft risk, lighter weight and lower cost.

Modern electromechanical ­machine design
3rd Quarter 2018, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, This Week's Editor's Pick

Many leading motion technology suppliers have developed their product portfolio specifically for machine designers.

High-capacity winch cranes
3rd Quarter 2018

Demag’s compact high-capacity winches can handle loads of up to 500 tons. With its outstanding combination of size and lifting capacity, the HCW creates a full range of solutions for power stations, shipyards ...

Position sensor detection for ­hydraulic cylinders
3rd Quarter 2018, Instrotech

Siko’s SGH wire-actuated encoders measure cylinder stroke as well as speed in hydraulic cylinders with impressive efficiency, flexibility and robustness.

Smart sensors for industrial motion control
3rd Quarter 2018, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa

Smart sensors are facilitating the manufacturing sector’s shift to Industry 4.0.

Safe, efficient cable sealing
3rd Quarter 2018

Proof Engineering’s range of double-compression cable glands, including the Orion, Crater & Taurus Exd AMPgland, ensures safe and efficient securing and sealing of cables in the mining, oil and gas industries. ...

Torque transducers help test electric and hybrid powertrains
3rd Quarter 2018, Instrotech

Avid Technology is a leader in the design and manufacture of electrified powertrain and advanced thermal management systems for heavy duty and high performance electric and hybrid vehicles. Its technology ...

The eight technologies that will transform manufacturing
3rd Quarter 2018, This Week's Editor's Pick

Recent research identifies vendor challenges and solutions for new future technologies, including robotics, blockchain, AI and edge analytics.

Smart sensors for smart factories
3rd Quarter 2018, SICK Automation Southern Africa

Parts of the so-called ‘smart factory’ are already reality, and many processes and functions between information and operations spheres are becoming increasingly coordinated. At the centre of implementing ...

Compact, explosion-proof absolute encoder
3rd Quarter 2018, Countapulse Controls

Many applications that require the use of absolute encoders are demanding, not just from a performance perspective but also because of the operating environment. An example of this is in applications ...

IIoT platform for motor quality analysis
3rd Quarter 2018, CIS Industrial Services

The IIoT Motor Diagnostic System accurately diagnoses the state of equipment in real time and automatically notifies users of problems as well as solutions. It analyses the voltage and current signals ...

Paving the path to a digital future
2nd Quarter 2018, SKF South Africa

By focusing on industrial digitalisation, SKF aims to drive the optimisation of cost and efficiency of the full value chain, including world class manufacturing and supply chain integration.

New sugar conditioning silo
2nd Quarter 2018

A recent milestone for Bosch Projects, in conjunction with its technology partners in Thailand, was the development of a new short retention time (SRT) refined sugar conditioning silo, designed to significantly reduce conditioning time and capital investment expenditure.

Getting a grasp on Industry 4.0
2nd Quarter 2018, Festo

For Festo, Industry 4.0 is more than marketing hype, it is backed up by solid projects and products.

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