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Factory harmony
A promising model for the new harmony on the factory floor is based on intelligent, integrated and interactive design of tomorrow’s manufacturing processes.

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Pneumatic and hydraulic solutions
Berntel is expanding its footprint by offering its extensive range of pneumatic products through the Bearings International (BI) branch network. Acquired in 2014 as a complementary company to pneumatic ...

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SKF automotive products for race winning performance
SKF is a passionate sponsor of global motorsport. Through its Racing Division, the company is involved in all aspects of technical assistance, design and manufacture for motorsport applications. In the ...

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Latest articles

How real is augmented reality?
Absolute Perspectives, Other technologies

The early morning air was cold when we arrived at the mine for an underground visit. Our hosts were keen to show us the practical challenges of the drilling and blasting operation, and the many ways in ...
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Lubrication Engineers partners with Umuzi Engineers
News & events

Lubrication Engineers (LE) has partnered with Umuzi Engineers to tap the potential in new markets. Colin Ford, managing director at LE South Africa, says that Umuzi Engineers will operate as an independent ...
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Varispeed 2020 and beyond
Varispeed (Div. of Hudaco Trading), News & events

Varispeed is a specialist partner in electronic motor control and automation solutions to many local manufacturers and end users in a diverse range of markets. Managing director, Ralph Real knows only ...
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Nidec extends warranty on Commander drives
Nidec Industrial Automation Southern Africa, News & events

Control Techniques has launched a free, five-year warranty for its Commander range of general-purpose drives. Anyone who purchases a drive from the Commander range will now be able to register to extend ...
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Sasol award for Actom Turbo Machines
News & events

Petrochemical giant Sasol has recognised Actom Turbo Machines with one of its top 2019 awards for exceptional service in repair, refurbishment and ongoing maintenance. Actom Turbo Machines is the only ...
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Custom-designed 6000 ton power pack
Hytec South Africa, News & events

Hytec South Africa recently custom designed and manufactured a 6000 ton power pack for a mine in Lephalale. Supplied in a three metre shipping container, the solution is equipped with a pressurisation ...
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Hydrasales celebrates turning forty
Hydrasales, News & events

Hydrasales is a specialist distributor of hydraulic filtration and accessories, providing value-driven solutions to its clients and building mutually beneficial relationships with its longstanding suppliers. ...
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Encoders for hydraulic cylinders
Instrotech, Hydraulic systems & components

SIKO’s SGH wire-actuated encoders measure cylinder stroke as well as speed in a hydraulic cylinder with impressive efficiency, flexibility and robustness.       The technology SGH sensors use a wire ...
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Additive manufacturing developments powered by RAPDASA
News & events

Over the past two decades, South Africa has seen significant advancements in Additive Manufacturing (AM), otherwise known as 3D printing. As a key player in enabling and developing the fourth industrial ...
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BMG’s Food & Beverage Expo
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, News & events

BMG’s Food & Beverage Expo, which was held recently at the BMG World distribution and engineering facility, has been voted a great success. “Highlights of the event included presentations from guest speaker, ...
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Geared servo motors for food and beverage project
SEW-Eurodrive, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

SEW-Eurodrive supplied 64 Movigear geared servo motors to a major local OEM. Based in Paarl, H.G. Molenaar in turn designed, manufactured and supplied a weighing conveyor system to a leading German company ...
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Bolting systems calibration centre for Ghana
News & events

Bosch Rexroth Ghana has launched a new SPX FLOW Bolting Systems calibration centre to provide local calibration and services for its bolting systems technologies. Located at Bosch Rexroth’s existing Ghana ...
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Comprehensive range of quality fasteners
Other technologies

Almost every bearing or power transmission application requires fasteners. In order to be able to offer a complete solution to its customers, Bearings International (BI) now stocks and supplies a comprehensive ...
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3D printing of face masks
Other technologies

SEW-Eurodrive has joined a nationwide campaign to use 3D printing technology to produce much needed face masks and shields for healthcare workers and first responders. Since the announcement of a national ...
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Ventilator from windscreen wiper parts
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

A research team at The University of Texas at Austin is building a ventilator made of cheap, widely available materials to help fill the demand created by the spread of COVID-19 for these critical devices ...
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Why are half of IIoT deployments failing?
Other technologies

The global Industrial IIoT business is arriving at a tipping point, with the industry reaching a connectivity milestone next year that will pave the way for market-changing events like the proliferation ...
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840 soccer pitches of glass
Siemens Digital Industries, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Horn Glass manufactures glass melting machines and equipment. The technology supplier has recently concluded the biggest project in the company’s history with the completion of the largest glassworks ...
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A new Mechatronics Academy for Industry 4.0
ElectroMechanica, News & events

Mechatronics is a combination of mechanics and electronics, comprising a multi-disciplinary engineering field that is a key player in Industry 4.0. It encompasses cyber-physical systems, IIoT, cloud computing ...
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