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The first Mars helicopter will fly with maxon motors
DNH Tradeserve, This Week's Editor's Pick, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The Mars helicopter technology will lay the way for many future scientific and exploratory missions to Mars.

New Siemens converter series
Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Siemens is launching the brand new Sinamics G120X converter series for use in pump and fan applications in industries such as water, wastewater and building technology.

New efforts bring hope for Industry 4.0-ready SA workforce
Reed Exhibitions, News & events

Industry 4.0 – smart new automation tools and technologies – are rapidly changing the face of manufacturing and industry around the world. Without a concerted effort to change industry processes and infrastructure, ...

HAW now stocks 700 bar hose
Hydraulic & Automation Warehouse, Hydraulic systems & components

Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW) now supplies 700 bar hose, mainly used on hydraulic tooling.

Konecranes and Demag become one company
News & events

As of January 1st 2019, Konecranes and Demag in South Africa will become one legal entity under the new name of Konecranes and Demag.

Conveyor belt skirting system
Other technologies

New to the range of bulk handling systems from BLT World is the contact-free AirScrape conveyor belt skirting system, which significantly reduces material spill, dust formation and explosion hazards at transfer points and other critical sections in the conveyor chain.

Advanced new range of vertical turbine pumps
Shaft power components

Strong demand for high efficiency vertical pumps has prompted global pump manufacturer, KSB to manufacture a comprehensive range of advanced vertical turbine pumps for a wide range of applications.

Root cause analysis of bearing damage in wind turbines
Shaft power components

Drive components for wind turbines have to meet tough requirements in terms of durability and resistance, and these requirements are becoming increasingly stringent.

Support for new space telescope
Tectra Automation, This Week's Editor's Pick, Pneumatic systems & components

Tectra Automation designed and supplied a purpose-built assembly tower to integrate and align the telescope lenses for a new space telescope, using the Bosch Rexroth range of heavy duty modular aluminium profiles and accessories.

Energy saving with Zest WEG
Zest WEG Group Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

WEG IE3 top premium efficiency motors and variable speed drives (VSDs) from Zest WEG leverage available technology to provide an appropriate electric motor and variable speed drive combination that will reduce operating costs while providing reliable performance.

Hytec commissions hydraulic systems at Black Rock Mine
Hytec (Afripower), Hydraulic systems & components

Hytec recently commissioned the R10 million hydraulic systems it supplied for the new bulk handling equipment installed at Assmang’s Black Rock Mine Operations in the Northern Cape.

Gearbox lubricant helps combat water ingress
Other technologies

Rocol Rapid Demulse 220 from leading supplier Bearings Internatonal (BI) is ideal for demanding applications.

Reduce compressed air costs
Artic Driers International , Pneumatic systems & components

SUTO-iTECH Germany offers a very broad range of compressed air monitoring equipment that can monitor and display a compressed air system’s performance.

A chain reaction of quality and reliability
Shaft power components

The exceptionally reliable EKD Kolibri energy chain reduces the need for spares and requires very little maintenance.

Understanding damage tolerance in hybrid bearings
SKF South Africa, Shaft power components

New research by SKF could make hybrid bearings more cost-effective and reliable, paving the way for their use in a wider range of applications.

Local manufacturing key to economic growth
Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery, News & events

The Local Southern African Manufacturing Expo (LME) will be held at the Expo Centre, Nasrec from 21 to 23 May 2019.

Football pitch in three pieces
This Week's Editor's Pick, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Sheffield-based engineering firm, SCX, helped to deliver the retractable pitch.

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