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Editorial comment

Fourth Quarter 2005 News & events

With 2005 essentially over it is a good time to take a look at how Motion Control is doing and where we are heading.

Fluid power anchor

While we would like Motion Control to become the 'one stop' publication for anybody wanting to move or rotate anything - Motion Control values its position as official publication for the Fluid Power Association of South Africa, and the Fluid Power segment will remain our 'anchor tenant'.

Staying with the vision

The vision that we started with was to slot in and become a sister publication to SA Instrumentation and Control. Where SAI&C handled the 'brains and nervous systems' of industry, Motion Control was to focus on the 'muscles' of industry, so to speak. When Technews took over Motion Control, it was lined up beautifully, already encompassing hydraulics, pneumatics and electrical drive systems. The magazine launched looking great and has continued to enjoy steady support from these three major categories.

In terms of 'muscles' of industry, we have identified further components that fit this broad description and will work at encouraging more contribution from other players. While we do have some bearings, the shaft-power related components are conspicuously lacking; These would include the likes of: clutches, brakes, shaft seals, gearboxes, infinitely variable gearboxes, regenerative power systems, shaft couplings (universals, etc), chain and sprocket drives, belt and pulley drives, lubricants, etc.

Talk to us

We want Motion Control to continue to focus on products, services and matters that interest you the reader. If there is something that you believe should be in this magazine, pick up the phone - or drop us an e-mail. We wish all our readers and contributors a pleasant and blessed festive season.

Looking forward to a great 2006!

John Gibbs - editor

Send your letters to john@technews.co.za

Handy on-line directories:

Hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical drive systems: www.mcbg.co.za

Instrumentation & Control: www.ibg.co.za

Electronic Components: www.ebg.co.za

Information Technology (IT): www.ictweb.co.za

Security: www.securit.co.za



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