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Food industry trends: robot-assisted workflows
This has resulted in producers having to be even more agile with existing assets. These assets in the form of single or connected machines must therefore be more flexible than ever, meaning they must ...

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Sugar masterplan is sweet news
The sugar masterplan being implemented by the government has seen a commitment from large users to procure at least 80% of their requirements from local growers. The result has been a significant boost ...

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TurboDirect SA launches online store
TurboDirect SA is launching an all new catalogue and online store. The brands include all international OEM leaders and a wide range of after-market turbochargers, such as Garrett, Mitsubishi, Borg Warner ...

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Latest articles

Festo Linear Actuator DFPC for harsh conditions within the process industry
Festo South Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

One of the products that form the heart of absolute automation is the alluring linear actuator DFPC from Festo. Whether you require your linear actuator as an off-the-shelf component or individually configured, ...
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Digital transformation: how to embrace the benefits of smart pneumatics
Emerson Automation Solutions, Pneumatic systems & components

For end-users responsible for maintaining machines and keeping them running, the path is clear. An IIoT system provides data from the machine, ensuring its systems or components are working within their ...
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Customised technologies to boost industrial performance
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The Maxolutionò solutions from SEW-EURODRIVE are fully integrated and customised technologies that automate, integrate, upgrade and streamline your existing production processes while still allowing for ...
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Parker Hannifin announces new two-day online oil and gas event
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, News & events

Parker Hannifin has announced that it will hold an online trade show dedicated to the oil and gas industry, on 6 and 7 October.
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Goodbye Mr Chips of the hydraulics industry
Hydrasales, News & events

Reginald Pretorius, a veteran of the hydraulics industry, recently bade farewell to Hydrasales and the industry after a long and distinguished career. Popularly known as Oom Reg, this jovial personality ...
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Energy from the power of the moon
SKF South Africa, Editor's Choice, Shaft power components

It is intended to help reduce climate-damaging CO2 emissions, slow down global warming and thus build a more sustainable future for generations to come. With the help of modern technology from SKF, ...
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Hytec Services Africa appoints new partner
News & events

Hytec Services Africa has appointed a new Zimbabwean sales and distribution partner, Pace International, to offer the entire scope of Bosch Rexroth SA Group products and services to the actively growing ...
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Virtual commissioning of thickener drive
News & events

In a first for Bosch Rexroth South Africa, Hytec Services Africa (HSA) conducted its first online-based commissioning of a 3000 kN thickener drive for a Madagascan-based mine. The power pack had been ...
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PC-based control runs the stage machinery for Rigoletto
Beckhoff Automation, Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

In the production, the court jester Rigoletto becomes a clown. Only the head, encircled by a wide collar, and the hands of the gigantic clown protrude from the lake. Eventually the clown becomes the victim ...
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Festo gets to the heart of the matter with the Process and Electric Automation campaign
Festo South Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The company supplies customers with a comprehensive range of complete solutions from components all the way to commissioning that aid in sustaining their business. For the first time, they are offering ...
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Common gear problems to look out for
Shaft power components

Like any mechanical element, gears are subject to wear and if this is not addressed, even failure. Callum Ford, national marketing manager at Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa, says that during ...
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Festo's life science webinar on gas handling opens up new horizons
Festo, News & events

How piezo technology more efficiently regulates flow rate and pressure.
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Another efficiency boost for motor users
Zest WEG Group Africa, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

In the face of rapidly rising electricity costs in South Africa, Zest WEG is phasing in IE4 super premium efficiency motors in its WEG W22 range from April 2021. This will save on customers’ bottom lines ...
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Solving turbo problems
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Many vehicle owners and workshops have little knowledge of turbochargers and the correct procedure in troubleshooting and identifying the problems and true causes of turbo failures, so it is advisable ...
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RS Components trebles its SKF bearings portfolio
RS Components SA, News & events

RS Components has added 4000 SKF bearings to its portfolio, increasing the offering to a total of 6000. This is the first step in RS significantly increasing its SKF range offer across bearings, power ...
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Aluminium complex greases
Other technologies

While no grease can truly be an all-purpose lubricant, aluminium complex grease is a valuable multifunctional, multipurpose product. Applications include vehicle wheel bearings, manufacturing and assembly ...
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Use compressed air efficiently
Artic Driers International, Pneumatic systems & components

With air compressors being one of the bigger consumers of energy in many plants, it pays to keep tight control of compressor station power costs. Focus points include:    • Compressor performance testing. • ...
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Wind turbines brakes
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

A global demand for clean energy has caused the offshore wind sector to grow exponentially. Climate policy is pushing OEMs to build larger wind turbines to deliver increased power output to meet green ...
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