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Addressing evolving hydraulics application challenges
Using materials science and design technologies, Gates engineers come up with innovative hydraulic hose solutions for ever-changing needs and challenges.


Movidrive for screen filters
An industrial water filtration specialist that has used gearmotors from SEW-Eurodrive for many years has adopted its Movidrive inverters with CMP servo motors and customisable iPOS software for its latest ...


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Underwater robot with a unique fin
Festo, This Week's Editor's Pick, Robotics & Mechatronics

      Swimming like the natural model The longitudinal fins of the polyclad and the cuttlefish extend from the head to the tail along their backs, their undersides or the two sides of their torsos. To ...
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Automated post-print processing on 3D printed parts
Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Additive manufacturing processes can produce parts with the most complex geometries in a single operation. However, post-processing these 3D printed parts is time consuming and costly. In order to remove ...
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Double win for Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric South Africa, News & events

Schneider Electric has once again gained recognition for its efforts in sustainable development, being awarded both first and second place at the annual Steel and Engineering Industry Federation of South ...
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The optimised factory floor
Hytec Engineering, Hydraulic systems & components

Established in 1979, Hytec Engineering is one of the few hydraulics cylinder companies in sub-Saharan Africa with in-house cylinder design, manufacturing, testing and repair services in a single workshop. ...
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A pioneer and role model
News & events

There is a serious shortage of women in engineering. Globally it is a male dominated field. According to ECSA, only 11% of the total number of engineers registered are female and only 4% of these are ...
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Contactless energy transfer system for automotive assembly line
SEW-Eurodrive, This Week's Editor's Pick, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The Movitrans contactless energy transfer system from SEW-Eurodrive, in conjunction with its Movipro SDC decentralised drive, position and application controller, has played a critical role in an assembly ...
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What is going on in the Milky Way?
This Week's Editor's Pick, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

One of the regions we know very little about is the dense part in the centre of the galaxy, where countless stars and gas clouds cluster around a presumed black hole. But a major astronomy project is ...
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FLeX your system and configure your future
Axiom Hydraulics, Hydraulic systems & components

The new 3- and 4-way solenoid-operated directional valves in the FLeX product family from Sun Hydraulics provide robust electro-hydraulic control for mobile and industrial applications. When paired with ...
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A Digital Enterprise journey
Siemens Digital Industries, News & events

Siemens recently demonstrated its Digital Enterprise portfolio at the Africa Automation Fair (AAF), showcasing its current and future digital automation technologies.
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Laminated glass in small batches
Siemens Digital Industries, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The Italian Bottero Group (Bottero) manufactures laminated glass lines for producing structural and safety glass. The glass manufacturer is relying on the benefits provided by Industry 4.0 to increase ...
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Drive migration for Mozal Aluminium
Rockwell Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

For over 20 years, Rockwell Automation’s 1336 Drives have delivered the drive control required across Mozal, an aluminium smelter near Maputo, Mozambique. Now the industrial automation leader is in the ...
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Bearing and seal design considerations for tunnel boring machines
SKF South Africa, Shaft power components

The safe, reliable operation of tunnel boring equipment relies on the integrity of critical bearings and seals. Once construction starts, there’s no going back. A tunnel boring machine (TBM) is not equipped ...
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Spring cable reels
Other technologies

The SR-Express range from Powermite, which forms part of Conductix-Wampfler’s global SR series of spring cable reels, is engineered to meet the energy and data supply requirements of virtually any moving ...
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Lubrication cuts costs for quarry excavators
Other technologies

Quarrying or industrial-scale excavation is a gruelling application for mechanical equipment. Machinery is subjected to constant use, wear and tear, harsh operating conditions, dust and moisture and often ...
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Valve island for end of arm tooling
Metal Work Pneumatic South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components

The Metal Work EB80 BOXI Valve Island, now also available with IO-Link, is a suitable candidate for end of arm tooling (EOAT).This is an integral part of robotic technology. It refers to the equipment ...
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Cost-effective DC motor solutions
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Vert Energy’s Leroy-Somer LSK direct current DC motors provide cost-effective solutions for variable speed applications. The major advantage of direct current motors is the ease of effecting accurate ...
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Drives for sewage treatment applications
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

BMG supplies a range of drives designed specially for optimum efficiency in sewage treatment applications. “Nord drives, which consist of Unicase helical shaft mount geared motors, have special features ...
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