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Innovative mobile robots
Tailor-made mobile robotics revolutionise human-machine collaboration in the automotive industry.

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Evolved drive systems
Drive specialist Faulhaber has once again demonstrated its competence as a system provider and has extended its BXT flat motor series by adding corresponding gearheads and integrated encoders as well ...

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New Range of Bosch Rexroth AquaSensors
Hytec Fluid Technology (HFT) recently launched the Bosch Rexroth AquaSensor range of humidity sensors. Branded Humidity Sensor WGM, the range was developed to serve as a preliminary warning system on ...

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Latest articles

Condition monitoring using the drive as a sensor
Danfoss, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Variable speed drives have been used for over half a century, with the main advantage being the reduction of electrical energy use. With the advance of Industry 4.0, the role of the drive moves from that ...
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Rethinking pneumatic technology for the factories of the future
Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa, Editor's Choice, Pneumatic systems & components

As manufacturing continues its rapid journey to digitalisation, one must ask, what will become of conventional technologies? Take pneumatics for example, which remains based on the age old principle of ...
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maxon drives are heading to the Red Planet
DNH Tradeserve, Editor's Choice

NASA is sending its fifth rover to Mars. Its main mission is to collect soil samples that will be analysed on Earth at a later time. The rover will also carry a helicopter that will perform the first flights on the Red Planet. maxon’s precision DC and BLDC motors will be used for numerous mission-critical tasks.
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BI is a critical supplier to sugar mill
Shaft power components

From the growing of sugar cane on the agricultural side to sugar refineries on the production side, Bearings International (BI) plays a key role in this important economic sector. Typical solutions provided ...
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Control of dust and spills in conveyor systems
Other technologies

BLT World’s contact-free Airscrape conveyor belt skirting system, developed by Scrapetec, eliminates dust and spills on belts and transfers and minimises maintenance requirements of conveyor systems. ...
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HAW has the stockholding to meet customer demand
News & events

Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse has taken measures to assist with seamless production for its customers’ operations with its new large stockholding of products. The company increased its stockholding ...
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Supplying essential hydraulic services
Hydraulic systems & components

Hytec Secunda was tasked with overseeing the urgent repair of two hydraulic cylinders for a large regional customer. Working with Hytec Engineering, the cylinders were delivered and installed in just ...
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Cummins ReCon parts a cost-effective alternative
Shaft power components

Cummins ReCon parts are not just repaired or rebuilt, but are remanufactured to meet or exceed your engine’s original specifications for performance, reliability and durability. These parts also include ...
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Hytec opens branch in Lephalale
News & events

Hytec South Africa, a member of the Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group, officially opened its new branch in Lephalale, Limpopo in January 2020. The branch will provide a fast turnaround service, supply ...
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Decentralised electric drives from Festo
Festo, Electrical switching & drive systems & components

The Festo Simplified Motion electric drive series combines the simplicity of pneumatics with the advantages of electric automation to ensure that your machines are faster and better connected. It includes ...
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Efficient machine tools increase productivity
ifm - South Africa, Other technologies

Machine tools are indispensable in modern production processes. They are mainly used in the automotive industry, mechanical engineering and in drive technology. In practice, the machine tool sector is ...
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High quality, price-competitive bearings
Shaft power components

Various market segments have responded positively to the launch of products from Craft Bearings by Bearings International (BI). “The first stock consignment was not affected by the Covid-19 crisis. All ...
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Transformation lessons from the world’s first shared smart factory
Rockwell Automation, Other technologies

Creating a breakthrough business in the digital economy needs a fearless and inventive approach. It pays to be different and so businesses need to think about what they are doing to push the boundaries. ...
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Cable carrier systems for extreme applications
Bearing Man Group T/A BMG, Other technologies

BMG’s extensive portfolio of Tsubaki Kabelschlepp cable carrier systems and safety cables includes S/SX steel cable carriers for heavy mechanical loads in harsh environments, including corrosive conditions. ...
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SEW-Eurodrive’s new head office and factory
SEW-Eurodrive, News & events

SEW-Eurodrive has commenced construction of a new R200 million head office and factory in Everton, Johannesburg in order to accommodate the company’s growth. The 25 000 sqm building is being constructed ...
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The role of hydraulics and pneumatics in smart mining technologies
Editor's Choice, Pneumatic systems & components

A Bosch Rexroth South Africa perspective.
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Remote commissioning for sugar mills
Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Virtual commissioning can be used in a number of different ways without working with physical assets and has several benefits for customers. This technology has the potential to improve operations in ...
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Simplify your gearbox checks
Other technologies

Instead of time-consuming down days to check gearbox oil levels in your plant or mill, Lubrication Engineers (LE) suggests visual on-the-run maintenance checks. Mark Jones, lubrication reliability ...
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