Motion Control & Drives
Minimising the effects of acid mine drainage
October 2015, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive and Mixtec engineer a solution at Gauteng decontamination plant.
SEW-Eurodrive expands AC motor range
October 2015, SEW-Eurodrive
A first-of-its-kind motor range that complies with all IEC standards.
SICK introduces 36 mm absolute encoders
October 2015, SICK Automation Southern Africa
The new AHS36/AHM36 from SICK features a 270 degree rotating electrical connection for either M12 connector or cable termination. There is a choice of hollow or solid shaft models in a large number of
Bosch Rexroth facilitates cabinet-free drive technology
October 2015, Tectra Automation
Reallocating control functions to the individual machine modules allows machine engineers and operators to make maximum use of valuable site space, enhancing their production capacities. The cabinet-free
Open control technology from Beckhoff
October 2015, Beckhoff Automation
Machine-mountable EtherCAT Box I/O offers considerable benefits for Profinet applications.
Parker drives achieve marine certification
October 2015, Parker Hannifin (Africa)
Parker Hannifin has announced that its AC30 series of drives has achieved Det Norske Veritas (DNV) certification to guarantee marine performance.
October 2015, ifm Electronic RSA
Accurate control of the speed of a conveyor motor often requires feedback on the speed of the adjacent machine. If this is only available as a pulse sequence, the DW2503 digital converter from ifm electronic
Siemens Simatic technology optimises honey centrifugation
August 2015, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives
German-based Harzer Antriebstechnik specialises in the planning and engineering of sophisticated automation solutions focusing on drive technology. The company recently began to fit honey extractors with
Servo technology is the key
August 2015, SEW-Eurodrive
Q&A with Michael Kurz on the design of the filling processes for Capri-Sonne using drive systems from SEW-Eurodrive.
SMC Pneumatics steps up a gear with Renault
August 2015, SMC Pneumatics South Africa
LEF actuators reduce production times and save space.
Rockwell Automation expands medium voltage motor control capability
August 2015, Rockwell Automation
Since medium voltage motors are typically some of the largest consumers of power in heavy industries, implementing precise, smart motor control is an effective way of reducing power consumption and energy
SKF’s latest turbo-machinery monitoring solution
August 2015, SKF South Africa
SKF has launched its latest magnetic bearing E300V2 control cabinet for use with a wide range of turbo-machinery.
The new E300V2 is a digital electronic control cabinet that replaces an earlier version,
Rockwell Automation enables effective acid mine drainage in Central Basin
June 2015, Rockwell Automation
Teaming with RITZ Pumps SA has enabled Rockwell Automation to lend its knowledge, experience, expertise and products in helping to solve one of South Africa’s high-profile national problems – acid mine
Advanced mill gear unit powers chrome mine
June 2015, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive helps Mpumalanga mine achieve output of 110 000 tons per month.
Versatile motion control system in an industrial PC
May 2015, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives
Siemens has introduced the Simotion P320-4, a compact, PC-based motion control system for tough operating conditions. The system’s available in two versions with different processors: the Simotion P320-4
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
April 2015, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
Back channel cooling and torque control save energy and operating costs.
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
Tsubaki linear zip chain actuators
March 2015, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
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
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