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maxon drives are heading to the Red Planet
17 September 2020, DNH Tradeserve
NASA is sending its fifth rover to Mars. Its main mission is to collect soil samples that will be analysed on Earth at a later time. The rover will also carry a helicopter that will perform the first flights on the Red Planet. maxon’s precision DC and BLDC motors will be used for numerous mission-critical tasks.

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The new mobility: how sensors control the cobots of the future
17 September 2020, SICK Automation Southern Africa
The ongoing development of small, powerful and flexibly positionable robots that can collaborate with humans is progressing in leaps and bounds. Sensors from SICK Automation are an important component. ...

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Innovative mobile robots
17 September 2020, Omron Electronics
Tailor-made mobile robotics revolutionise human-machine collaboration in the automotive industry.

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From the editor's desk: The future is calling
Third Quarter 2020, Technews Publishing
The move to level 2 has brought a feeling of renewal. At last we can start thinking ahead and contemplating the future in this new digital world. SAFPA for one has taken the leap, and has engaged an association ...

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Milling machines for the aircraft industry
Third Quarter 2020, Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
In aircraft construction, exceptional component quality and precision are crucial. However sheet-metal aircraft parts are often very large, making machining and handling problematic. Harmuth CNC-Frästechnik ...

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The role of hydraulics and pneumatics in smart mining technologies
Third Quarter 2020, Pneumatic systems & components
A Bosch Rexroth South Africa perspective.

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Rethinking pneumatic technology for the factories of the future
Third Quarter 2020, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components
As manufacturing continues its rapid journey to digitalisation, one must ask, what will become of conventional technologies? Take pneumatics for example, which remains based on the age old principle of ...

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Do all wireless solutions solve real industry problems?
Third Quarter 2020, Festo South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components
Wireless technology makes use of devices that allow us to communicate without using cables or wires and it plays a role in solving complex engineering problems. With this platform machines can communicate ...

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The future of collaborative robots
Third Quarter 2020, Omron Electronics, Robotics & Mechatronics
Collaborative robots (cobots) that can work safely in the same environment as people have an important role in enabling flexible manufacturing and creating a competitive advantage for companies. A new ...

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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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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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