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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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Top 5 industrial automation trends in 2020
First Quarter 2020, Other technologies
1. Deploying IIoT edge 2.0 solutions The edge of IIoT enabled architectures is becoming increasingly important due to their role in digital transformation strategies. Initially focused on delivering ...

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Pneumatic and hydraulic solutions
First Quarter 2020, Pneumatic systems & components
Berntel is expanding its footprint by offering its extensive range of pneumatic products through the Bearings International (BI) branch network. Acquired in 2014 as a complementary company to pneumatic ...

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Compressed air management made easy
First Quarter 2020, Artic Driers International, Pneumatic systems & components
Compressed air management is an expensive form of energy. A 160 kW air compressor working 24/7/365 costs over R1,25 million a year to operate. It is essential to know the compressed air consumption in ...

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Digital factory revenues to jump to US$375 billion by 2030
First Quarter 2020, Other technologies
Technology investments in the industrial and manufacturing sector are set to skyrocket, jumping from $59 billion in 2019 to $375 billion in 2030. Including hardware revenues, that figure climbs to over ...

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Factory harmony
First Quarter 2020, Omron Electronics, Robotics & Mechatronics
A promising model for the new harmony on the factory floor is based on intelligent, integrated and interactive design of tomorrow’s manufacturing processes.

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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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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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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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The Bloodhound
Fourth Quarter 2019, Bloodhound Technologies, 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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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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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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