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  Music festival is a flying success
SEW-Eurodrive, This Week's Editor's Pick, 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.

  A bionic flying fox
Festo, This Week's Editor's Pick, Robotics & Mechatronics

Festo has for years been developing research platforms where the basic technical principles are derived from nature.

  Football pitch in three pieces
This Week's Editor's Pick, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Sheffield-based engineering firm, SCX, helped to deliver the retractable pitch.

  How to select an air motor
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components

To maximise the gains made available by leveraging the benefits of the simple design principle and the low number of moving parts, selecting the correct air motor for the application is paramount.

  New Scara robot family
Omron Electronics, Robotics & Mechatronics

Omron is introducing a new line of Scara robots, boasting a sleek design and enhanced performance.

  Ready for smart manufacturing
Metal Work Pneumatic South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components

Metal Work’s new EB80 is an electro-pneumatic system consisting of a solenoid valve assembly with fieldbus or multi-pin control, and modules to manage analog or digital input/output signals.

  Siemens launches digital mining incubator at Wits
Siemens Digital Industries, News & events

The Digital Mining Incubator is a co-creation space focused on developing mining engineering competence.

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