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Addressing evolving hydraulics challenges
Using materials science and design technologies, Gates’ engineers come up with innovative hydraulic hose solutions for ever-changing needs and challenges.

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IE3 compliant motor control
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 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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Latest articles

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Robot with air-water actuators has fluid motion
Editor's Choice, Robotics & Mechatronics

Hydraulics and pneumatics are widely used for power transmission: hydraulics for moving heavy loads with highly controlled motion, and pneumatics for lighter loads and rapid, repetitive motions. Many ...
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BionicOpter
Festo, News & events

Each year Guinness World Records presents thousands of exciting records from all over the world. Festo’s BionicOpter will be included in the 2020 edition. The ‘Robots’ chapter presents the most amazing ...
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Root cause analysis of bearing damage in wind turbines
Shaft power components

The causes have long remained unknown, but now, new findings are being made available by bearing specialist NSK, the results of which have led to the development of a new bearing material that offers ...
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New series of industrial gear units
SEW-Eurodrive, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The latest technology unveiled by German drive engineering specialist SEW-Eurodrive at Hannover Messe 2019 has finally made its way to South African shores. Raymond Obermeyer, MD of SEW-Eurodrive, personally ...
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