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Light, invisible e-bike drive
E-bikes are conquering cities, rural areas and mountains. Many existing systems provide powerful support but are heavy and sluggish to handle. With the Bikedrive Air, maxon presents an invisible e-bike ...

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How to embrace the benefits of smart pneumatics
Understand how this challenge creates opportunities It is important to consider how insights from data can help end-users react to real-time events or even predict the future. For example, the Emerson ...

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Festo perfectly integrated Electric Automation solutions for a complete drive system
The servo drive CMMT-AS/ST and servo motor EMMT-AS are some of the products that Festo recently featured in their ‘heart of absolute automation’ campaign. Their campaign aims to enhance machine performance. ...

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Latest articles

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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Robotics and the potential for the lights-out factory
Omron Electronics, Editor's Choice, Other technologies

However the 100% automated, fully lights-out factory is not a realistic goal for a large proportion of manufacturing businesses currently operating. A key reason is that manufacturing needs people. Human ...
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Hytec’s Smart Inspection app
News & events

Hytec South Africa has developed a new app that simplifies the inspection and servicing reporting processes for its customers. The ‘Smart Inspection’ app, developed in collaboration with Bosch Mining, ...
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World-first sensor platform for mobile machines
Instrotech, Other technologies

However dire or adverse the conditions are, mobile machines must work reliably under the harshest of conditions, including heat, cold, shock, vibration, water, mud or dust.       To ensure uninterrupted ...
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Product-specific packaging with PC-based control
Beckhoff Automation, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Kern in Konolfingen, Switzerland, is a family business founded more than 70 years ago and originally rose to success with enveloping machines. However, the market for enveloping machines is declining. ...
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BI rolls out IE1 motors from ABB Africa
News & events

Bearings International (BI) now has sufficient stock of IE1 motors from ABB Africa to be able to supply the local market in accordance with the new partnership between the two companies, reports BI offer ...
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Become a Bosch Rexroth Distributor in Africa
News & events

Bosch Rexroth South Africa is looking to welcome new sales partners into its African distribution network. Through Hytec Services Africa (HSA), the Group is looking to expand its network by bringing its ...
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Hacking for a difference
RS Components SA, Editor's Choice, News & events

The annual Geekulcha Hackathon recently saw more than 100 coders, developers and programmers challenge each other in an online contest.The event has become a highlight in the African developer world. ...
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Digital condition monitoring for conveyor belts
Other technologies

ABB has launched ABB Ability Condition Monitoring for belts, an advanced digital service to enable mine operators to track speed, misalignment, damage, thickness and wear, slippage and temperature of ...
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Spindle screw pumps
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Shaft power components

BMG supplies and supports the full range of SEIM spindle screw pumps, flow meters and in-line relief valves. “These robust pumps and related products – which are manufactured to stringent quality specifications ...
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New B2C online shopping platform for engineering consumables
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, News & events

BMG’s online shopping platform now encompasses a newly launched E-commerce service, designed especially for consumers, to boost their buying experience of engineering consumables.
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Siemens supports the machine tool industry
Siemens Digital Industries, News & events

Under the motto ‘Digitalisation in machine tool manufacturing - infinite opportunities from infinite data’, Siemens is demonstrating at EMO Milano and at the virtual Siemens Machine Tool Days 2021 to ...
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New generation of oil condition monitoring technology
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Other technologies

Parker Hannifin’s innovative oil condition monitoring technology helps marine operators reduce downtime, reduce costs and protect assets. The DIGI Plus offers rapid on-site and on-board oil condition ...
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Complete solutions for the mining value chain
Shaft power components

Bearings International (BI) has products for the entire mining value chain, from the beginning of mining operations to their end of life. This encompasses all types of mining operations, from opencast ...
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Electric motors without magnets
Editor's Choice, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Permanent magnets, though, come with their own baggage. 97% of the world’s rare earth metal supply comes out of China and state control over such a crucial resource across a number of high-tech industries ...
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Electro-proportional relief valve
Axiom Hydraulics, Hydraulic systems & components

The new RPEI provides smooth, precise control of fan speed with full-flow relief to protect the system if the fan motor stalls. It combines an electro-proportional adjustable pilot stage and high-capacity ...
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