Inovance brings advanced motion control to South Africa Fourth Quarter 2023, Motion Tronic Inovance and its South African distributor, Motion Tronic are launching the Easy Series PLC in this country, bringing its flexible, high-performance motion control solution to customers across South Africa in a wide range of industry sectors.
How to protect against water hammer Fourth Quarter 2023, SA Gauge, Hydraulic systems & components Water hammer is a high-pressure surge or wave created by the kinetic energy of moving fluid when it is rapidly forced to stop or change direction, altering the liquid’s velocity. The progression of the water hammer shockwave needs to be detained and slowed before reaching the instrument sensor. SA Gauge manufactures several such devices in order to achieve this.
Axiom ups its game Fourth Quarter 2023, Axiom Hydraulics, Hydraulic systems & components In today’s competitive market, manufacturers of hydraulic components are constantly challenged to find better, faster and cheaper ways of producing parts. Axiom Hydraulics has met the challenge, and can now deliver a product with superior performance and significant cost savings for its customers.
How to get the best of both worlds with hydraulics and electric Third Quarter 2023, Hydraulic systems & components While battery technologies continue to evolve and overcome challenges that have previously restricted more rapid electrification adoption rates, hybrid electric systems are well positioned as an ideal interim solution.
Going underground for energy storage Third Quarter 2023, Other technologies The idea of using gravity to store energy is not new. Hydro has been a feature of mature electricity grids for decades. While this may be ideal for large-scale storage, it requires very specific geographies and comes with a huge capital cost. Gravitricity, an Edinburgh-based green engineering startup, is working to make gravity energy storage a reality.
World’s largest concentrated solar farm Third Quarter 2023, Other technologies Sub-title: Noor power station in Morocco is the largest concentrated solar power plant on the planet, and uses molten salt storage to produce electricity at night.
Robot-assisted workflows in the food and beverage industry Third Quarter 2023, Omron Electronics Producers are increasingly having to juggle between longer term range proliferation centred on consumer demands, and range reduction caused by the rapidly changing buying habits of retailers and consumers. This has resulted in them having to be even more agile with existing assets.
The control giant from Duisburg Third Quarter 2023, Valve & Automation, News & events Valve & Automation’s control valve, more than four metres tall, produced for Siemens Energy in Duisburg, has broken ARCA’s internal design height record.
Sustainable machines for groundworks Third Quarter 2023, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components The global drive towards net zero and sustainable energy sources is accelerating the shift from fossil fuel to electric-driven machines. Some European companies are already setting conditions for electric-driven equipment on their tender requirements.
The world’s largest magnet Third Quarter 2023, Other technologies The world’s largest and most powerful magnet is the Central Solenoid magnet in the ITER fusion reactor in France. Built by General Atomics, it is the result of over five years of research and development, and the statistics are mind-blowing.
Time follows function Third Quarter 2023, Horne Technologies, Electrical switching & drive systems & components What would a mechanical watch look like if it was reimagined and redeveloped from the bottom up? Master watchmaker Benoît Mintiens asked himself this question. He came up with a unique mechanism in the world of mechanical timepieces, a wristwatch that ‘sleeps’ when you take it off and wakes up when you put it back on, setting the correct time automatically.
Bending the law of size, power and speed Third Quarter 2023, Hagglunds Drives SA, Hydraulic systems & components The Hägglunds Quantum hydraulic motor range exceeds previous performance limits in torque, speed and efficiency. Hägglunds Quantum is the new name for the Hägglunds CB range, and these direct drives can be used in heavy-duty and mobile applications.
PC-based control for additive manufacturing with solid-state metals Second Quarter 2023, Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Launched in 2018, the Virginia-based company offers its capabilities to a wide range of customers in defence, research, and manufacturing. MELD spun off from its parent company, Aeroprobe, in 2018 ...
Gear business driven by sustainability Second Quarter 2023, SEW-EURODRIVE, Electrical switching & drive systems & components Living up to responsibilities Through a long-term sustainability initiative called sustainability@SEW, the company is gradually and consistently safeguarding resources, lowering CO2 emissions and optimising ...
Easy couplings for extreme conditions Second Quarter 2023, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Shaft power components BMG’s Timken Quick-Flex couplings, which require minimal maintenance, are able to withstand extreme applications, including hydraulics, pumps, gearboxes, compressors, vibrator screens and fans. They are ...
Axiom raises the bar Second Quarter 2023, Axiom Hydraulics, Hydraulic systems & components
Established in 1959, Axiom Hydraulics is one of South Africa’s oldest hydraulic companies, and specialises in the design, supply, repair, reconditioning, and servicing of a wide range of hydraulic ...
How Danone SA pulled off its new automated palletising system Second Quarter 2023, Yaskawa Southern Africa, Robotics & Mechatronics When Yaskawa Southern Africa was contacted about Danone’s new automation project in Boksburg, the industrial robotics manufacturer teamed up with one of its preferred suppliers, Tectra Automation to offer a turnkey solution.
Robot breaks world record Second Quarter 2023, Robotics & Mechatronics An untethered robot invented at the Oregon State University (OSU) College of Engineering and manufactured by OSU spinout company, Agility Robotics, has established a Guinness World Record for the fastest ...
Hydrosense Hydraulics partners with TMA Winches Second Quarter 2023, Hydraulic systems & components
Hydrosense Hydraulics was founded in 2019 by Daniel Cattell as a family owned and run business. Daniel has been working in the hydraulics industry since leaving school, when he joined Kawasaki Precision ...