Motion Control Magazine


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SMC’s static removal solutions
SMC Corporation has a long history in assisting customers worldwide with pneumatic solutions and components in a wide range of industries. Less well known in South Africa is the SMC ioniser range, which ...

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Monitoring oil with the power of connectivity
The latest innovation in the MP Filtri range of condition monitoring products helps system engineers with the digitalisation of their monitoring processes. It identifies contaminants early in the service ...

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Thirty years of linear motion technology
This year, factory automation specialist Bosch Rexroth celebrates 30 years of linear motion technology and innovation. Constantly updating its range of innovative linear axes, the company has a product ...

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Latest articles

What is adaptive acceleration control?
Elettronica Santerno South Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Adaptive Acceleration Control (AAC) is a new soft start control type that allows the selection of different acceleration and deceleration profiles according to application needs. Soft starters offer a ...
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Festo helps young South Africans realise their dreams
Festo South Africa, News & events

Festo has been a leading worldwide supplier of automation technology and a performance leader in industrial training and education programmes for almost half a century. The company is more than just an ...
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Condition monitoring using the drive as a sensor
Danfoss, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Variable speed drives have been used for over half a century, with the main advantage being the reduction of electrical energy use. With the advance of Industry 4.0, the role of the drive moves from that ...
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Rethinking pneumatic technology for the factories of the future
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Editor's Choice, 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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maxon drives are heading to the Red Planet
DNH Tradeserve, Editor's Choice

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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BI is a critical supplier to sugar mill
Shaft power components

From the growing of sugar cane on the agricultural side to sugar refineries on the production side, Bearings International (BI) plays a key role in this important economic sector. Typical solutions provided ...
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Control of dust and spills in conveyor systems
Other technologies

BLT World’s contact-free Airscrape conveyor belt skirting system, developed by Scrapetec, eliminates dust and spills on belts and transfers and minimises maintenance requirements of conveyor systems. ...
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HAW has the stockholding to meet customer demand
News & events

Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse has taken measures to assist with seamless production for its customers’ operations with its new large stockholding of products. The company increased its stockholding ...
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Supplying essential hydraulic services
Hydraulic systems & components

Hytec Secunda was tasked with overseeing the urgent repair of two hydraulic cylinders for a large regional customer. Working with Hytec Engineering, the cylinders were delivered and installed in just ...
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Cummins ReCon parts a cost-effective alternative
Shaft power components

Cummins ReCon parts are not just repaired or rebuilt, but are remanufactured to meet or exceed your engine’s original specifications for performance, reliability and durability. These parts also include ...
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Versatile, high-performance grease
Other technologies

Lubrication Engineers (LE) has developed its most versatile mid-range general purpose lubricant yet. Almatek 1233 has been created for external and general bearing grease applications. It is technologically ...
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The role of pick and place robots
Robotics & Mechatronics

As automation became widely accepted and implemented throughout various industries, robotics took it one step further with robots designed for specific applications, such as handling, packaging and ...
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Drive configuration made easy
Nidec Control Techniques, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Nidec Control Techniques prides itself on offering free software for commissioning, optimising and monitoring drive/system performance. “If you have already purchased our hardware, why should you have ...
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Efficient pneumatic performance with multifunctional sensor
SICK Automation Southern Africa , Pneumatic systems & components

SICK Automation’s recently introduced multifunctional FTMg (flow thermal meter for gases) flow sensor detects pneumatic system leakages well before pressure loss causes machine failure. It is engineered ...
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Festo Simplified Motion Series electric drives designed for simple movements
Festo South Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The Simplified Motion Series integrates all the elements of standard electric drive solutions into a single package for simple motion tasks such as repositioning, aligning, feeding, sorting, clamping, ...
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VSDs improve energy efficiency on farms
Danfoss, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

“Farming operations are not only facing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected every industry globally, but farmers also need to cope with power supply limitations and the rising ...
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Why reinvent the wheel?
Axiom Hydraulics, Hydraulic systems & components

Sun Hydraulics’ standard hydraulic solutions are road tested, ready and expanding. With more than 700 ready to order solutions delivering 20 different control functions across multiple settings and flow ...
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BMG launches online shopping platform
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, News & events

BMG has announced the launch of the company’s new online shopping platform - BMG Online - which makes doing business in the industrial sector even easier. “Although the planning, development and execution ...
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