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Control for additive manufacturing
Colossus plans to manufacture large functional or decorative objects such as outdoor furniture and ornaments with a new 3D printer that processes recycled plastics, and this creates further special ...

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Motors, drives, alternators and ATEX induction motors
Vert Energy is the sole distributors for Leroy-Somer in southern Africa and supplies and supports the entire LS range, which includes standard and adapted AC and DC motors, geared and brake motors, variable ...

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Smart sensors for motion control
They can also receive commands and parameter information from the controller and thus adapt to new requirements on a continuous basis. Two-way data flow helps facilitate what can be defined as a true ...

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Latest articles

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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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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From the editor's desk: What’s driving 4IR?
News & events

When the fourth industrial revolution (4IR) first came onto our radar, and it wasn’t that long ago, there was mainly a focus on the technology, backed up by a couple of killer apps like condition monitoring. ...
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From the President's desk
SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA), SAFPA

Greetings, As we enter the last quarter of the year, I can almost already see all the Christmas decorations and hear the ever-cheery sound of carols at the shopping mall. I hope the year has been ...
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Technical Evening
SA Fluid Power Association (SAFPA), SAFPA

A recent SAFPA technical evening had a different format when the chairman of SAFPA’s Pressure Vessels Sub-Committee, Chris Arbour held a briefing session to get stakeholders involved. The goal is to assemble ...
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Class 0 oil-free versus technically oil-free air
Pneumatic systems & components

Oil-free compressed air is used throughout industry, where the purest compressed air quality is critical to the end product and to the processes involved – in the pharmaceutical or food and beverage sectors, ...
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Garlock seals and sealing systems
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Shaft power components

BMG supplies and supports the full range of Garlock seals and sealing systems, including specialist fluid sealing products for the oil and gas industry. “BMG’s Garlock seals and sealing systems, which ...
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IE3 compliant motor control
Zest WEG Group Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The increased move towards the use of IE3 electric motors has made it increasingly important that the most appropriate starting method be selected to ensure optimum performance. With this move it is essential ...
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Precision hydraulics for the local market
Dosco Precision Hydraulics, Hydraulic systems & components

Dosco Precision Hydraulics is a member of the Hudaco group, which was established in 1989. The company has been specialising in pump and motor remanufacturing for the past 30 years. With a world class ...
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A special partnership
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, News & events

The joy of teamwork is clearly evident in the partnership between engineering specialists, BMG and entrepreneurs, Agri Arts & Construction (AAC). “Everyone likes a good news story. Through this match, ...
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Split elastic couplings for low speed, high torque applications
Shaft power components

The Ringfeder-Henfel-Henflex HDFB split elastic couplings, available from Bearings International (BI), are ideal for the most demanding applications and aggressive environments in mining, ports and steel ...
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Flexible, affordable light crane systems
Other technologies

Super light, highly flexible and affordable, Demag’s KBK light crane systems are easily adaptable to individual lifting requirements. With their modular system they can be combined to create individual ...
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Externally monitored pneumatic safety exhaust valve
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Pneumatic systems & components

Parker Hannifin has introduced a new safety exhaust valve that rapidly exhausts compressed air in the event of a fault condition or when a machine has an emergency stop. The P33 is designed for two-channel ...
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