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Control for additive manufacturing
Fourth Quarter 2019, Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Colossus plans to manufacture large functional or decorative objects such as outdoor furniture and ornaments with a new 3D printer that processes recycled plastics, and this creates further special ...

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Rescue from the sky
Fourth Quarter 2019, Siemens Digital Industries, Other technologies
Zipline International designs and builds autonomous flying drones that transport medical supplies in hard to reach regions. The company uses design solutions from Siemens PLM Software. This enables the ...

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On the way towards fully electrified mining machines
Fourth Quarter 2019, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
The more time humans spend working in mining conditions, and near mining vehicles, the more likely they are to be injured, contract illnesses or die in accidents. According to the UN’s International ...

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Future-proof chair lift system
Fourth Quarter 2019, Siemens Digital Industries, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
At Snow Space, a winter sports resort near Salzburg, Bergbahnen Wagrain operates the Sonntagskogelbahn 2, a chair lift for taking skiing enthusiasts to the piste. New innovative drive technology guarantees ...

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The Bloodhound
Fourth Quarter 2019, News & events
The Bloodhound project is back on track. The British team developing a car capable of reaching 1600 kmph is in South Africa for several weeks of high-speed testing on the dry desert track at Hakskeenpan ...

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Robot with air-water actuators has fluid motion
Fourth Quarter 2019, Robotics & Mechatronics
Hydraulics and pneumatics are widely used for power transmission: hydraulics for moving heavy loads with highly controlled motion, and pneumatics for lighter loads and rapid, repetitive motions. Many ...

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Addressing evolving hydraulics challenges
Fourth Quarter 2019, Hydraulic systems & components
Using materials science and design technologies, Gates’ engineers come up with innovative hydraulic hose solutions for ever-changing needs and challenges.

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Motors that let you know when it’s time for a service
Third Quarter 2019, ABB South Africa, Robotics and Motion, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
A new smart sensing solution from ABB can reduce downtimes of low voltage motors by up to 70% and extend their lifetime by up to 30%.

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Contactless energy transfer system for automotive assembly line
Third Quarter 2019, SEW-Eurodrive, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
The Movitrans contactless energy transfer system from SEW-Eurodrive, in conjunction with its Movipro SDC decentralised drive, position and application controller, has played a critical role in an assembly ...

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What is going on in the Milky Way?
Third Quarter 2019, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
One of the regions we know very little about is the dense part in the centre of the galaxy, where countless stars and gas clouds cluster around a presumed black hole. But a major astronomy project is ...

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New docking system for space rendezvous
Third Quarter 2019, DNH Tradeserve, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
The European Space Agency (ESA) is working on a new system to enable easy docking between two spacecraft. maxon motor developed two special drive systems for this purpose. Even though it has been done ...

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Does edge computing have the edge?
Third Quarter 2019, Omron Electronics, Other technologies
Implementing artificial intelligence in industrial manufacturing.

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Underwater robot with a unique fin
Third Quarter 2019, Festo, Robotics & Mechatronics
      Swimming like the natural model The longitudinal fins of the polyclad and the cuttlefish extend from the head to the tail along their backs, their undersides or the two sides of their torsos. To ...

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Cost-efficient production with 18 synchronous NC axes
Third Quarter 2019, Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Swedish equipment manufacturer, Ecmec has developed a high-tech machine for a supplier to the automobile industry that can complete several process steps simultaneously without having to remount the part ...

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Stepping carefully into the Fourth Industrial Revolution
2nd Quarter 2019, Other technologies
Rapid advances in technology and artificial intelligence in the mining industry raise issues like data protection, intellectual property ownership and legal liability.

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Faster results with a digital twin
2nd Quarter 2019, Siemens Digital Industries, Other technologies
The digital twin allowed all the functions and permutations of the stacker to be simulated while simultaneously developing the initial motion control program to provide an optimum starting point for virtual commissioning.

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Pneumatic robotics meets artificial intelligence
2nd Quarter 2019, Festo, Robotics & Mechatronics
Festo’s pneumatic robot hand BionicSoftHand, combined with the BionicSoftArm, a pneumatic lightweight robot, shows that future concepts are suitable for human-robot collaboration.

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Industry 5.0 – the best of both worlds
2nd Quarter 2019, Cobots , Robotics & Mechatronics
The convergence of robot capabilities and human skills.

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Beacon lights of the modern age
2nd Quarter 2019, Horne Technologies, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Anyone who takes a look inside a lighthouse along the French coast has a good chance of experiencing drive technology from Faulhaber.

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Five hydraulics technology trends
2nd Quarter 2019, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Hydraulic systems & components
In this article are five key technology trends presented by Parker Hannifin that are shaping the future of hydraulics.

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