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.
Innovation and intelligence for the smart factory 2nd Quarter 2019, Omron Electronics, Electrical switching & drive systems & components Thanks to increased processing power and the availability of increasing volumes of data (sensitisation of the industry), the discussion about artificial intelligence (AI) in the mechanical engineering sector is gaining momentum.
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.
Music festival is a flying success 1st Quarter 2019, SEW-Eurodrive, Electrical switching & drive systems & components One of the most spectacular stunts ever achieved at a live music event in South Africa involved flying a replica helicopter across the stage at the Afrikaans is Groot festival at the Sun Arena in Menlyn, Pretoria, which was achieved using state-of-the-art automation and mechatronics technology from SEW-Eurodrive.
Support for new space telescope 1st Quarter 2019, Tectra Automation, Pneumatic systems & components Tectra Automation designed and supplied a purpose-built assembly tower to integrate and align the telescope lenses for a new space telescope, using the Bosch Rexroth range of heavy duty modular aluminium profiles and accessories.
Retrofit of sheet metal warehouse 1st Quarter 2019, Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components The modernisation project was handled by Peter Huber, a full service provider of control solutions for sheet metalworking, and a Beckhoff solution provider since 2010.
Taking hydraulics to a new level 4th Quarter 2018, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Other technologies The recent introduction of versatile digital ecosystems connecting electronic control hardware and software to the cloud will be a game changer for mobile hydraulic machinery and equipment manufacturers.
A revolutionary new heavy duty engine platform 4th Quarter 2018, Electrical switching & drive systems & components Cummins ISG is a revolutionary global heavy duty engine platform developed using a combination of patented technologies and advanced production techniques.
Blockbuster effects, automated for any theatrical production 4th Quarter 2018, Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components Controlling all the complex moving parts in a large-scale theatrical production requires a robust control system in the background, and Hudson uses Beckhoff’s PC-based control technology.
How to prove payback on an Industry 4.0 project 4th Quarter 2018, Festo, Other technologies Festo not only implements IIoT functions and services into its product portfolio, but also adds training and consulting, for students as well as professionals, using the latest ideas in its Technology Factory at Scharnhausen, Germany.
Modern electromechanical machine design 3rd Quarter 2018, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Other technologies Many leading motion technology suppliers have developed their product portfolio specifically for machine designers.
Technology that gets under your skin 3rd Quarter 2018, Horne Technologies, Electrical switching & drive systems & components Football players Lukas Podolski and Jerome Boateng have them. Olympic swimmer Franziska van Almsick has them. Pop stars such as Robbie Williams and Madonna also decorate their bodies. What does this have ...
Wet brake solution for Land Cruisers 3rd Quarter 2018, Axiom Hydraulics, Hydraulic systems & components Axiom Hydraulics is the exclusive agent for Ausco Products’ wet enclosed LC brake for the Toyota Land Cruiser, the vehicle of choice for South African mining. This well-proven vehicle is commonly used ...
Safe landing every time 3rd Quarter 2018, Siemens Digital Industries, Hydraulic systems & components Aeronautics research institute studies aircraft braking operations using simulation software from Siemens.