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Miniature DC motors drive tattoo machine design forwards
All of this places stringent requirements on the motor – the prime mover in the tattoo machine and perhaps the most critical element of the machine design – as Vishal Sapale, assistant manager – design ...

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Streamlined food deliveries
It’s part of a larger experiment called the Six City Strategy ‘New solutions in city logistics’ project, which is looking at possible options for last mile deliveries in Finnish cities. It’s looking for ...

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Compact marine clutch
Stromag has launched the newly designed KMS CC. With the ability to accommodate larger shafts despite its reduced size and weight, it provides a distinct advantage for condensing and optimising the propulsion ...

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Schneider Electric supports GivingTuesday
Schneider Electric South Africa, News & events

Schneider Electric South Africa has, in the run up to GivingTuesday, rolled out complimentary virtual training to its education partners network across southern Africa. These digital training sessions ...
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The digital sensor age is here
News & events

In an ever-growing digital world, Danfoss Industrial Automation has repositioned itself as Danfoss Sensing Solutions, representing the union of application-driven sensor technologies and unparalleled ...
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Danfoss continues to invest in sustainable transformation
Danfoss, News & events

There has been growing momentum in the energy sector, and governments across the world are committing to a transition to low-carbon economies. At the recent opening of the Investing in Africa Mining Indaba, ...
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PC-based control technology for next-generation telescope
Beckhoff Automation, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Key factors were the advantages of EtherCAT for site-wide real-time communication connecting all telescope functions. Various embedded PCs and AM8000 servomotors were also tested and specified, among ...
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Siemens and CSIR to boost 4IR
Siemens Digital Industries, News & events

South Africa’s pursuit of 4IR received a massive boost when the CSIR and Siemens South Africa entered into a partnership to empower the country with digital skills. The two organisations have signed an ...
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Siemens’ first edge application for drives
Siemens Digital Industries, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

As part of the Digital Enterprise SPS Dialog, Siemens is launching Analyze MyDrives Edge, its first edge application for drives. The company is thus demonstrating in concrete terms how edge computing ...
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Willem Gijzelaar retires from Bosch Rexroth
News & events

Willem Gijzelaar, group marketing manager at Bosch Rexroth South Africa, retired in December 2020 after 35 years’ service at the company and 47 years in the fluid power industry. Beginning his career ...
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PC-based control technology for next-generation telescope
Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) is a project of superlatives. After a long planning and construction period, the next-generation telescope is expected to go live in 2029. With seven mirrors and a combined ...
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Miniature DC motors drive tattoo machine design forwards
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

All of this places stringent requirements on the motor – the prime mover in the tattoo machine and perhaps the most critical element of the machine design – as Vishal Sapale, assistant manager – design ...
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Extending wind turbine service life
Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

One way to prolong service life beyond the design life is to reduce the load on the main components. For instance, a 10% reduction in damage-equivalent load at the rotor blade root results in a 50% longer ...
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Counting their chickens before they hatch
SKF South Africa, Shaft power components

The introduction of food line (blue line) bearing units by SKF, in collaboration with its Authorised Distributor, Bearing Services (BSA) Polokwane, has reduced downtime and increased plant reliability ...
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Less than 7 millimetres for fully integrated speed controller
Horne Technologies, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The BXT motor family, consisting of brushless DC servomotors with an especially short design, was expanded in all sizes with a diameter-compliant, integrated speed controller. With an additional attachment ...
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Treading in the footsteps of the space pioneers
Siemens Digital Industries, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The adventure park Euro Space Centre in Transinne in Belgium is home to a number of different simulators, including the original NASA multi-axis chair dating back to the 1960s which was used to familiarise ...
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New generation of motion controllers
DNH Tradeserve, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

maxon motor is launching a new generation of motion controllers with its MiniMACS6-AMP-4/50/10. The controller is ideal for use in applications where PLC solutions may be too expensive or cannot meet ...
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Hybrid bearings for wind farm
SKF South Africa, Shaft power components

SKF’s Renewables Segment team was instrumental in securing an order for the supply of three hybrid bearings which deliver improved reliability and uptime for a customer operating a wind farm in the Western ...
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Gas generators power equivalent of 52 000 homes
Other technologies

With increased demand for low carbon power generation, industries need alternative energy sources to reduce their carbon footprint while maintaining reliable and robust performance. To meet this need, ...
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Smart positioners of the future
Pneumatic systems & components

SMC’s new range of smart positioners was designed to pair perfectly with a variety of process control valves and actuators.
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Lubricant for high temperatures
Other technologies

Lubrication Engineers (LE) has developed the 1250 Almasol High Temperature Lubricant, which has one of the highest temperature capabilities of any grease thickener available in the industry. It is designed ...
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