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Festo Simplified Motion Series electric drives designed for simple movements
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
“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?
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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Latest articles

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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Hytec opens branch in Lephalale
News & events

Hytec South Africa, a member of the Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group, officially opened its new branch in Lephalale, Limpopo in January 2020. The branch will provide a fast turnaround service, supply ...
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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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Spherical roller bearings take the guesswork out of mounting
Shaft power components

The Dodge ISN Safety Mount spherical roller bearings from ABB, distributed by Bearings International (BI), feature a patented integral adaptor mounting and removal system that makes it easy to install ...
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Never say no to a challenge
Omron Electronics, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

High speed seed counting and packing solution - a first in South Africa.
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Next generation particle contamination monitor
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Hydraulic systems & components

Parker Hannifin has launched the icount LaserCM30 particle contamination monitor, a user-friendly field diagnostic device that allows service personnel to quickly and easily assess the cleanliness of ...
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Locally built air dryers for hospitals
Artic Driers International, Pneumatic systems & components

Artic Driers recently partnered with an NGO (non-governmental organisation) called Save-P to develop a locally designed compressed air dryer and filter bank providing breathing-quality air for hospitals ...
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Innovative mobile robots
Omron Electronics, Editor's Choice

Tailor-made mobile robotics revolutionise human-machine collaboration in the automotive industry.
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Evolved drive systems
Horne Technologies, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Drive specialist Faulhaber has once again demonstrated its competence as a system provider and has extended its BXT flat motor series by adding corresponding gearheads and integrated encoders as well ...
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New Range of Bosch Rexroth AquaSensors
Hytec Fluid Technology, Hydraulic systems & components

Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) recently launched the Bosch Rexroth AquaSensor range of humidity sensors. Branded Humidity Sensor WGM, the range was developed to serve as a preliminary warning system on ...
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