Motion Control Magazine


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Optimising hydraulic controls
Parker Hannifin has launched two components − the Parker Automation Controller PAC120 and the electro-hydraulic controller module PACHC − that together offer an innovative solution for the automation ...

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3D printing for hydraulics
Hydraulic components are traditionally manufactured through machining or casting. Now hydraulic equipment manufacturers are producing manifolds, servo valves and hydraulic adapter blocks using 3D printing. ...

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Vibration and temperature monitor
Vibration testing in rotating machinery − such as drive motors, driven devices and the bearings, shafts, gears, belts and other elements that make up mechanical systems − provides a way to determine where ...

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Latest articles

The world’s smallest electric subsea valve actuator
Editor's Choice

The actuator minimises energy consumption and is geared toward delicate ecosystems and installation and operating costs are reduced. When the SVA R2 is used in subsea factories at a depth of up to 4000 metres, ...
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How do you audit a compressed air system?
Artic Driers International, Pneumatic systems & components

The British and American governments estimate that as much as 10% of all electricity generated is consumed by air compressors, and that some 50% of this energy is wasted. Air leaks alone can account for ...
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Festo Process Automation solutions for all production levels
Festo South Africa, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The first leg of the campaign creates an analogy between the human heart and its Process Automation solutions. The heart is at the centre of the vascular system, which is a network of blood vessels ...
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Electromagnetic brakes for DC motors
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Mini motor applications utilise DC motor technology because of compactness, low weight, and reliability. Stopping, slowing or holding the position and load of these motors is crucial for many applications, ...
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Innovation for sustainable agriculture
News & events

Panasonic Industry has announced the Gold sponsorship of ETH Zurich’s Robotic Weeding System (Rowesys) project and will assist the student team with engineering know-how, as well as components and products ...
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Wireless communication and control of electro-pneumatic manifolds and IO
Editor's Choice

SMC analysed the control of manifolds-in-motion, where the physical removal of communications cables is desirable. Applications include manifolds mounted on robot gripper assemblies or rotating tables. ...
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New motors for servo drive system
Siemens South Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The servo motor thus meets all hygienic conditions and can be used for mixing and stirring, dosing and filling, as well as conveying, packaging and storing a wide variety of end products.       The ...
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YES to youth employment
News & events

Bosch Rexroth South Africa has participated in local government’s 2021 Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme, which took place from 1 March 2021 to 28 February 2022. This experiential learning programme ...
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Impact of innovative technologies on the mining industry
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Other technologies

“Harnessing the complex data from a connected mine’s equipment is key to maximising uptime. Parker’s Mobile IoT makes it easy to identify usage trends and field-based problems with unparalleled intellectual ...
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Concept to solution the short way
Axiom Hydraulics, Editor's Choice, Hydraulic systems & components

QuickDesign streamlines your custom design process, delivering complete designs in as little as ten minutes.
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Draw-wire mechanisms for encoders
ifm - South Africa, Shaft power components

Draw-wire mechanisms for encoders are the ideal choice when positions must be accurately determined over straight lines. Examples of their use range from short distances, for example with scissor lifts ...
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Port and rail upgrades essential for SA
News & events

Bearings International (BI) has welcomed the assertion by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation address on 10 February that the economy cannot grow without efficient ports and railways. ...
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Are counterfeit bearings a growing concern in South Africa?
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Shaft power components

The incidence of counterfeit bearings is definitely on the increase in South Africa. In fact, the Hawks team recently discovered a large quantity of fake bearings valued at over R5 million stored in a ...
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Pneumatics and digital transformation: overcome what’s holding you back
Emerson Automation Solutions, Editor's Choice, Pneumatic systems & components

While IIoT offers the promise of a revolutionary impact on manufacturing, implementation of the technology has its challenges. What holds us back from a broader embrace of digital transformation, especially in pneumatics? And how do we move past the challenges to embrace the opportunity for real improvement in productivity and efficiency?
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Bosch Rexroth Africa Development appoints Tanzanian distributor
News & events

Bosch Rexroth Africa Development has appointed a Tanzanian company as its in-country distributor. Transec is a general mining equipment supplier with an established countrywide presence. In line with ...
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Match and Tag for high accuracy in paired chain
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Shaft power components

Modern machinery often requires chains of precisely the same length to be used in pairs or other multiples. For these applications, BMG specialists recommend Tsubaki Match & Tag chains, which guarantee ...
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Sweet success for Bosch Projects
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Bosch Projects is a joint winner in the 2021 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, for the UCL 175 TCH Factory Expansion Project, in the category of projects valued between R50 and R250 million. Bosch ...
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Cummins offers a lifeline to the mining industry
News & events

With the bulk of its business in Africa driven by mining, Cummins has continued to support its major mining clients throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. From blasthole drills and front-end loaders to 360 ...
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