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Moving into 2020 with Festo digitalised products
1 August 2020, Festo South Africa
HoloLens, mobile phones, 3D printing and smart glasses – the gadgets that captured the public imagination in the blockbuster movie 'Back to the Future' over 30 years ago have now become a reality, all ...

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Simplified access to HIV tests
1 August 2020
Roche has developed the Cobas Plasma Separation Card (PSC), a new technology that simplifies and improves the examination and monitoring of HIV patients, particularly in remote areas. For the first time, ...

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Three lubrication myths that need busting
1 August 2020
As specialists in lubrication reliability solutions, the team at Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa frequently comes up against myths relating to lubricants. “People believe things or are taught ...

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E-Motion on the bike
1 August 2020, Horne Technologies
The bicycle is a part of locomotion culture in Germany. Over 97% of people in Germany can ride a bike. They use bicycles not only for bike tours in their free time but also on a daily basis for shopping ...

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Enabling the smart factory
1 August 2020
Smart manufacturing practices making use of connected technology hold the power to improve efficiency and optimise factory operations. However the increased use of IIoT comes with the threat of a cyber ...

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Versatile energy saving drives
1 August 2020, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG
BMG’s Vacon 100 AC drives have been designed to save energy, optimise process control and improve productivity in many sectors, including processing, mining and minerals, industrial HVAC, marine and water, ...

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Developing custom lubrication solutions
1 August 2020
The right lubricant, consistently applied at the right interval, goes a long way in extending plant life, minimising downtime and maximising the usefulness of machinery. This is why Lubrication Engineers ...

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Robots in the medical arena
1 August 2020
The Coronavirus outbreak has highlighted use cases for mobile robotics to successfully disinfect, monitor, surveil and handle and deliver materials. These proven use cases will propel the overall mobile ...

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Critical support for essential service providers
1 August 2020
BMG has been authorised to provide engineering components and support services to businesses approved as essential service providers, during the country’s COVID-19 lockdown period. “As a customer-driven ...

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Mobile robots for quiet locations
1 August 2020
NSK has developed an innovative direct-drive wheel unit aimed at OEMs looking to add mobility to their autonomous or collaborative robots. Specifically designed for use in quiet environments such as hospitals, ...

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maxon is flying to the sun
First Quarter 2020, DNH Tradeserve
The European Space Agency (ESA) wants to study the sun up close. Next month the agency will be launching the Solar Orbiter space probe. Scientists hope that the mission will provide them with new insights ...

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Thousands of robots swarm together
Second Quarter 2020, Robotics & Mechatronics
Harvard engineers have created a robotic system consisting of a swarm of 1024 small robots called Kilobots that can collaborate and organise themselves into complex shapes.

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Integrated drive technology for optimised machine design
Second Quarter 2020, Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
In this way, the power electronics are relocated to the machine, reducing space requirements in control cabinets to just a single coupling module. In addition, decentralised distribution modules and the ...

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Gearmotors for electrified monorail system
Second Quarter 2020, SEW-Eurodrive, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
A leading systems integrator for the automotive industry has adapted a Maxolution electrified monorail system (EMS) and 23 HK Series gear units for overhead trolley systems from SEW-Eurodrive for a major ...

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Eighteen synchronous NC axes
Second Quarter 2020, Beckhoff Automation, Robotics & Mechatronics
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 ...

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Robots in South Africa
Second Quarter 2020, Yaskawa Southern Africa, Robotics & Mechatronics
Manufacturers In South Africa experience significant challenges and there are many obstacles that prevent industries from pushing forward into a new era of automation and robotic solutions. Due to the ...

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A new world of automation
1 July 2020, Tectra Automation, Other technologies
With ctrlX AUTOMATION, Bosch Rexroth is presenting the most open automation platform on the market, reducing engineering time and effort by between 30% and 50%. With this new platform, Bosch Rexroth has ...

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Treading in the footsteps of the space pioneers
1 May 2020, Siemens Digital Industries, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
The adventure park Euro Space Centre in Transinne in Belgium is home to a number of different simulators, including the original NASA multi-axis chair dating back to the 1960s which was used to familiarise ...

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Brakes for nuclear plant’s spent fuel crane
1 May 2020, Shaft power components
The removal and disposal of spent fuel rods from a nuclear reactor is an extremely precise and controlled process. Used fuel rods are placed at the bottom of a spent fuel pond to begin a process of cooling ...

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SKF automotive products for race winning performance
First Quarter 2020, SKF South Africa, News & events
SKF is a passionate sponsor of global motorsport. Through its Racing Division, the company is involved in all aspects of technical assistance, design and manufacture for motorsport applications. In the ...

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