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Innovation goes hand in hand
3rd Quarter 2017, Horne Technologies, Robotics & Mechatronics
To make daily life easier, the British company Steeper has developed the bebionic myoelectric hand prosthesis. This is controlled by myoelectric signals generated from muscle contractions in the arm, ...

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Easy plant automation with Contactless Energy Transfer
3rd Quarter 2017, SEW-EURODRIVE, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
SEW-Eurodrive’s Movitrans Contactless Energy Transfer system is based on inductive energy transfer, whereby electrical energy is transferred without contact from a fixed conductor. The electromagnetic ...

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Mobility of the future
3rd Quarter 2017, Horne Technologies, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
In celebration of its 100th anniversary, the BMW Group commissioned the development of the Iconic Impulses exhibition, which looks ahead to the future: ‘What will mobility look like in the next 100 years? ...

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XTS drives toothbrush packaging line
3rd Quarter 2017, Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Koch Pac-Systeme in Pfalzgrafenweiler, Germany, is a specialist in customer-specific blister packaging machines and systems and has again proven its expertise with an innovative and complex new packaging ...

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Innovation for mechanical engineering
2nd Quarter 2017, Beckhoff Automation
Beckhoff’s eXtended Transport System (XTS) has found its way into numerous new machines supporting the development of innovative automation concepts in a diversity of forms, from simple to highly complex.

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A new chapter for hydraulics
2nd Quarter 2017, Hydraulic systems & components
A new groundbreaking technology could change the face of hydraulics – digital displacement technology (DDT).

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Freaky hydraulics
2nd Quarter 2017, Hydraulic systems & components
There is some great technology that can be developed by mimicking spiders.

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From the President’s desk: SAFPA reaches out with new qualifications
2nd Quarter 2017, SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA), SAFPA
SAFPA’s training initiative to develop properly accredited fluid power qualifications for the industry has made significant progress. Motion Control’s editor recently paid a visit to the training service ...

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Nanoscale hydraulics
1st Quarter 2017, Hydraulic systems & components
Motion Control’s editor caught up with UC Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Ashlie Martini, to find out more about the Simulation, Rheology and Efficiency of Polymer Enhanced Solutions project.

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Mechanical drives in a nutshell
1st Quarter 2017, Siemens Digital Industries, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
The editors of Motion Control and SA Instrumentation & Control recently paid a visit to the Mechanical Drives factory in Isando, Johannesburg to find out how Mechanical Drives fits into the greater Siemens picture.

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Hydraulics lifts the stage at U2 concert
1st Quarter 2017, Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Hydraulic systems & components
Together with Enerpac, Stageco developed a unique system based on Enerpac’s synchronous lift system to raise the modular construction to a height of 30 metres quickly and safely.

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Digitalisation set to develop Africa
1st Quarter 2017, Siemens Digital Industries, News & events
Siemens has presented the African Digitalisation Maturity Report, which lays out a digitalisation benchmark across four countries, South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia, as well as key vertical industries – transport, manufacturing and energy.

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Ready for Industry 4.0
1st Quarter 2017, Tectra Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Bosch Rexroth’s IndraMotion MLC control system enhances automation performance and flexibility.

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Want a thrill – try hydraulics
1st Quarter 2017, Hydraulic systems & components
Motion Control’s editor, Kim Roberts, spoke to Monty Jasper, corporate vice president for safety and engineering at Cedar Fair in Sandusky, Ohio, about the engineering behind the Top Thrill Dragster.

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PC controlled telescope surveys the skies
4th Quarter 2016, Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (OAJ) is a highly unique astronomical research facility. The observatory is operated by the Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA) foundation, whose main research goal is to survey several thousand square degrees of sky photometrically.

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Autonomous, self-regulating systems with collective behaviour
4th Quarter 2016, Festo, Robotics & Mechatronics
The latest innovation emerging from Festo’s Bionic Learning Network (BLN) is the AirPenguin. The BLN examines naturally occurring phenomena and develops innovative, cutting-edge bionic technology which Festo then integrates into its products.

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High-tech bread
4th Quarter 2016, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Austrian industrial bakery relies on innovative, fast and efficient PLC technology from VIPA.

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The latest robots are friendly
4th Quarter 2016, Robotics & Mechatronics
We all know what a robot is. But then it really does depend on whether you immediately think of them in sci-fi films, or paint spray booths, or welding on automotive production lines, or stacking in automated ...

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Siemens at the speed of sound
3rd Quarter 2016, Siemens Digital Industries, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
The TWG is used to simulate aircraft and spacecraft behaviour at speeds close to the sound barrier, in other words at around 1000 kilometres per hour and beyond. The facility in Göttingen is the most ...

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Is the geared motor dead?
3rd Quarter 2016, Electrical switching & drive systems & components
Exploring direct drive torque motors versus electromechanical motors.

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