Motion Control & Drives
Making a splash in the Western Cape
April 2015, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive speeds up the aeration process at Stellenbosch water treatment plant.
Collecting sensor data via machine-mountable modules
April 2015, Beckhoff Automation
The IO-Link box module devices from Beckhoff offer protection class IP67 and enable the local connection of sensors in the field via simple and cost-effective sensor cables. This provides straightforward
Optimising the efficiency of a drive system
Back channel cooling and torque control save energy and operating costs.
Tsubaki linear zip chain actuators
BMG’s range of mechanical power cylinders includes eco-friendly Tsubaki zip chain linear actuators that utilise the revolutionary new zip chain concept.
These compact actuators, which have been designed
Mitsubishi Electric’s IP55 rated variable speed drive
March 2015, Adroit Technologies
Designed for unparalleled drive precision, speed control, simple start-up and versatility, Mitsubishi Electric has developed a new generation of drive technology – the FR-A846. It offers outstanding performance
ABB launches Hoist Performance Fingerprint
January 2015, ABB South Africa
New hoist assessment service helps mining customers reduce maintenance costs and improve safety and asset performance.
Greater machine safety
January 2015, SICK Automation Southern Africa
SICK Automation expands its Flexi Soft FX3-MOC drive monitor.
Thousands of robots swarm together collaboratively
Harvard engineers have created a robotic system consisting of a swarm of 1024 small robots called Kilobots that can collaborate and organise themselves into complex shapes.
Eaton’s New PowerXL DG1 variable frequency drive
January 2015, Eaton Electric SA
Eaton has introduced its new PowerXL DG1 variable frequency drive series as a solution for demanding industrial and building automation applications for ratings from 0,55 to 160 kW. With features such
New software-based drive functions from Siemens
January 2015, Siemens Industry Automation & Drives Technologies
Siemens has extended the range of applications for its Sinamics S120 drives family with new, software-based advanced technology functions. The specific functions concerned are synchronous operation (1:1
Servo drives key to vertical packing revolution
December 2014, Emerson Industrial Automation Southern Africa
Drives from Control Techniques ensure precision and energy efficiency in Tray & Bag applications.
Voith hybrid servo press drive
November 2014, Voith Turbo
If the goal is to make production presses quicker, more accurate and above all more efficient, then the Voith hybrid servo press drive (PSH) is an ideal retrofit solution. With the PSH, operators have
SABS hail gun driven by Festo motion solution
October 2014, Festo
Over the past couple of years some of South Africa’s provinces have been subjected to heavy hail storms, raising interest in products that are resilient to nature’s bullets. Festo was asked to assist
Variable speed drive with embedded intelligent services
October 2014, Schneider Electric South Africa
Schneider Electric has announced the release of Altivar Process in the southern African region. This is the first variable speed drive on the market with embedded intelligent services for industrial applications.
Mitsubishi Electric System Q
October 2014, Adroit Technologies
The single platform for many scalable solutions.
The advanced AV05 pneumatic valve system
October 2014, Tectra Automation
The compact lightweight design of its AV series is setting new benchmarks for pneumatic valves according to manufacturer Aventics. The AVO5 valve system, the latest addition to the family, is designed
Drive units require no additional cooling
October 2014, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive’s bevel-helical gear units are the ideal solution for belt conveyors.
Reduced set-up times thanks to automated actuators
August 2014, Instrotech
Fischerwerke opens up new markets thanks to increased flexibility on its packaging lines.
Low noise conveyor system with fast assembly
August 2014, Tectra Automation
Future-proof assembly and packaging lines must be able to deal with even smaller batches, more frequent product changes and a large number of product variants. Chain conveyor systems used in production,
SEW-Eurodrive to launch new solutions at Electra Mining
August 2014, SEW-Eurodrive
Four new solutions ideal for mining applications to be introduced at this year’s Electra Mining Africa Exhibition in September.
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