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Meeting the needs of the mining industry
Both above and below ground, Varispeed keeps the interests of its customers top of mind, all the time. The company was recently approached by a platinum mine to assist with a robust application. Three ...

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More intelligent drive systems
Siemens has developed a concept study that demonstrates the integration of a Sinamics drive system to the Siemens Industrial Edge platform. In future, it will be possible to perform high frequency data ...

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Commercial Shearing’s valve test stand
Commercial Shearing’s hydraulic valve test stand enables the company to offer a valuable service to its customers, helping them to achieve major cost savings in replacement valves. Based in Jet Park, ...

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Latest articles

Sasol leads gender transformation in mining
News & events

Caroline Shirindza is one of the very few female general managers in South Africa’s mining industry. Her journey to the top has been challenging, but can be seen as a beacon of light for younger generations ...
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SMC steps up to support essential service customers through lockdown
SMC Corporation South Africa, News & events

SMC Corporation South Africa, as a leading supplier of advanced pneumatic and electrical automation technology, has remained open and certified as an essential services supplier throughout lockdown. We ...
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Consolidation of tooling companies
News & events

INDUSTRI Tools & Equipment has recently been launched as part of the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings. Through the consolidation of six independent tooling companies – Man-Dirk, Tool ...
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Power and finesse
Horne Technologies, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

High-quality mechanical watches are pieces of fine jewellery with a complex inner life. To produce these marvels of craftsmanship, countless individual steps must work together in a refined way. Today, ...
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How real is augmented reality?
Absolute Perspectives, Other technologies

The early morning air was cold when we arrived at the mine for an underground visit. Our hosts were keen to show us the practical challenges of the drilling and blasting operation, and the many ways in ...
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Lubrication Engineers partners with Umuzi Engineers
News & events

Lubrication Engineers (LE) has partnered with Umuzi Engineers to tap the potential in new markets. Colin Ford, managing director at LE South Africa, says that Umuzi Engineers will operate as an independent ...
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Varispeed 2020 and beyond
Varispeed (Div. of Hudaco Trading), News & events

Varispeed is a specialist partner in electronic motor control and automation solutions to many local manufacturers and end users in a diverse range of markets. Managing director, Ralph Real knows only ...
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Nidec extends warranty on Commander drives
Nidec Industrial Automation Southern Africa, News & events

Control Techniques has launched a free, five-year warranty for its Commander range of general-purpose drives. Anyone who purchases a drive from the Commander range will now be able to register to extend ...
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Sasol award for Actom Turbo Machines
News & events

Petrochemical giant Sasol has recognised Actom Turbo Machines with one of its top 2019 awards for exceptional service in repair, refurbishment and ongoing maintenance. Actom Turbo Machines is the only ...
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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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Hydraulic pumps with higher flow
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Hydraulic systems & components

BMG has recently launched a new range of portable hydraulic electric Enerpac E-pulse pumps, which are critical to all 700 bar operating hydraulic systems. These E-pulse pumps have intelligent auto-cycle ...
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Value packs from Lubrication Engineers
Other technologies

Lubrication Engineers (LE) is making its industry leading products available in value packs designed to meet all the lubrication needs of everyday users. “We are bundling smaller sizes of our product ...
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Automation with robotics
Omron Electronics, Robotics & Mechatronics

BOLÇİ Bolu Chocolate produces over 200 tons of chocolate items each month. The company needed to meet its promise of delivering chocolate products that are ‘untouched by human hand’. Omron and Innovas ...
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Locally built compressed air dryer
Artic Driers International, Pneumatic systems & components

The impact of the Covid economy on the compressed air market has left its mark. The ability of importers like Artic Driers to import equipment was severely affected due to massively increased air freight ...
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Critical support for essential service providers
Editor's Choice

BMG has been authorised to provide engineering components and support services to businesses approved as essential service providers, during the country’s COVID-19 lockdown period. “As a customer-driven ...
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SEW-Eurodrive sets the benchmark for Industry 4.0
SEW-Eurodrive, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

With the advent of Industry 4.0 set to change the face of industry and production, SEW-Eurodrive has a range of solutions for its concept of the Lean Sm@rt Factory. This is based on the paradigm shift ...
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Electrohydrostatic pump unit
MOOG, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

MOOG has launched a new generation electrohydrostatic pump Unit (EPU) that helps machine builders and end-users derive the combined benefits of both hydraulic and electric actuation. The EPU is at the ...
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Bladder accumulator recertification by HFT
Hytec Fluid Technology, Hydraulic systems & components

As part of its accumulator service package, Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) conducts legal parameter conformance testing on bladder accumulators. The offering proves accumulator conformance to PER and SANS ...
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