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Chain for bakery ovens and provers
Bearings International (BI) offers KOBO prover chain for specific applications such as bakery ovens and provers. In South Africa, standard prover chain is a 100 mm pitch chain with custom-dimensioned ...

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Cam clutches for bulk handling
New to BMG’s extensive range of Tsubaki cam clutches is the BS-F series, designed for high speed inclined and long overland belt conveyors and bucket elevators used in the mining and bulk handling sectors. ...

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Production boost for glass manufacturers
A pair of 5 MW standby power systems from Cummins are providing extra protection at two glass manufacturing facilities in Lahore, Pakistan that are growing their businesses, allowing production lines ...

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Latest articles

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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Stone-Stamcor boosts Cape Town operation
Stone Stamcor, News & events

In order to enhance its service to its Western and Eastern Cape customers, Stone-Stamcor has embarked on a business improvement project for its Cape Town branch. The new location of the branch will make ...
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Underwater robot with a unique fin
Festo, Editor's Choice, 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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Portable differential pressure measurement with internal sensor
Instrotech, Hydraulic systems & components

Kobold’s highly precise pressure measuring devices HND-P121/P231 to HND-P127 come with integrated pressure sensors. They have two pressure measurement inputs on the top of the housing that are connected ...
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Customised containerised compressor
Pneumatic systems & components

When Rand-Air business development manager, Henry Fourie was faced with a dusty and demanding challenge, he needed to come up with a solution which would address the problem effectively.
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Moving into 2020 with Festo digitalised products
Festo, Robotics & Mechatronics

Industry 4.0 is rapidly automating the modern working world and helping the machine and system building sector reach new heights.
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Magnetic levitation technology for the Far East
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

German construction engineering specialist, Max Bögl, is commissioning a local public transport system based on magnetic levitation in Chengdu, China. Beginning at Max Bögl’s main factory in Sengenthal, ...
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New functions for Sinamics V90 servo converter
Siemens Digital Industries, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

New functions are being added to the proven Sinamics V90 servo drive system with the V1.11 version of the Sinamics firmware. The Fast PTI mode is now available for the drive system, increasing Pulse Train ...
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HAW expands its range of Intertraco hydraulic hose
Hydraulic & Automation Warehouse, Hydraulic systems & components

Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW) recently expanded its range of Intertraco hydraulic hose with the addition of three new wire spiral hydraulic hoses. The additions to the range consist of the ...
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Food grade chain hoists
Becker Mining South Africa, Other technologies

New to Becker’s range of Kito hoists are food grade electric chain hoists, designed for safe lifting applications in contaminant controlled and corrosive processing environments, where pristine cleanliness ...
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Universal industrial Ethernet absolute encoder
Vepac Electronics, Other technologies

Do you use different protocols on your machines or carry out repairs and don‘t always know what to expect? With Vepac’s WDGA universal IE encoder you are completely flexible. You do not have to worry ...
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