Motion Control & Drives
Ethernet on the fly is just faster
Martin Rostan speaks to SA Instrumentation and Control about the origin and advantages of EtherCAT fieldbus.
LSIS-iG5A designed for maximum reliability and longevity
December 2016, Ana-Digi Systems
The now famous iG5A in the well known LSIS range of drives was launched in late 2003 and is the successor to the LG-iG5, which was launched in the mid 1990s.
In striving to keep up with the demands
Compact drive technology
December 2016, Beckhoff Automation
Space-saving drive solutions with safety functions integrated directly within the EtherCAT terminal system.
Mechanical drives in a nutshell
November 2016, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives
Mechanical Drives assembles and supplies gear units and couplings as well as developing customised integrated drive systems (IDS), all backed up by a comprehensive maintenance and service facility.
PC Control telescope surveys the skies
November 2016, Beckhoff Automation
The observatory‘s control system is based on a C6640 industrial PC (IPC) as the master control platform and various CX5000 series embedded PCs that provide decentralised control.
Is the geared motor dead?
Exploring direct drive torque motors versus electromechanical motors.
Eco drive for advanced control in the HVAC sector
November 2016, SEW-Eurodrive
The new LTP-B Eco drive from SEW-Eurodrive is a perfect solution to optimise fan and pump performance.
ABB robots in action at Pioneer Foods
November 2016, ABB South Africa
ABB’s Connected Services keeps the robot systems running at optimal performance.
ABB introduces electric propulsion system for marine vessels
November 2016, ABB South Africa
Azipod XL, the latest version of ABB’s podded electric propulsion system, further increases vessel fuel efficiency by up to 20% compared to modern shaft line propulsion systems. The efficiency gain is
Evolution of Parker’s AC30 series
November 2016, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
Greater communication capabilities for even more application flexibility.
eXtended Transport System
October 2016, Beckhoff Automation
Proven many times XTS recognised as innovation factor in mechanical engineering.
Schneider Electric’s expanded range of service-oriented drives
October 2016, Schneider Electric South Africa
Embedded intelligent services
The Altivar Process is Schneider’s first variable speed drive on the market with embedded intelligent services, allowing for improved life-cycle asset management and enhanced
Yaskawa’s next generation VSD technology
October 2016, Varispeed (Div of Hudaco Trading)
The new U1000 Matrix converter from Yaskawa represents the next generation in variable speed drive technology. It provides users with a reliable, low harmonic, fully regenerative solution without the
The future of vehicle crash testing
Car sales have soared in the last decade and there are now more cars than ever on our road network. This growth has seen a rise in the number of accidents and the trend has spurred car manufacturers to
ePowertrain for electric vehicles
September 2016, SKF South Africa
Reduced production costs for HEV manufacturers and improved energy efficiency in service.
Through the Bohemian sea with hybrid technology
DC power converter transforms passenger ship into a modern hybrid vehicle.
Supersonic control in a wind tunnel
When it comes to spacecraft and aircraft research, the Transonic Wind Tunnel (DNWTWG) operated by the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) in Göttingen is the facility of choice. The TWG is used to simulate
HyPer gearboxes and an electronic load detection system
September 2016, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s extensive range of drives and motors encompasses newly launched products from Dinamic Oil, leading manufacturers of hoisting winches and planetary gearboxes. New to the range are Dinamic Oil high
New Sigma generation from Yaskawa
August 2016, Yaskawa Southern Africa
Sigma-7 servo motors offer great potential in packaging applications.
Precision measurement for heavy weights
August 2016, Instrotech
Siko has developed a range of wire-actuated encoders for a wide spectrum of applications with measurement lengths ranging from 600 mm to 40 m. The functional principle is simple. A measurement wire is
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