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Motion Control & Drives
Autonomous food robots move with the times
March 2018, Omron Electronics

As with many other industries in the world today, food and beverage manufacturers are under immense pressure to increase productivity and sales, while keeping manufacturing costs down. A normal reaction ...

The benefits of easy access to accumulator services
March 2018, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa

Modern industry needs far more from its suppliers than straightforward product sales. Instead, today’s technology providers must support their customers with accessible and targeted services that, for ...

How drives are revolutionising the printing industry
March 2018, Nidec

Whether it’s for actual printing press machinery or supplementary systems, such as inserters, reel stands and cart loaders, many in the print industry are taking steps to replace DC drives with AC drives ...

Cost-cutting boosts uptake of IE3-compliant motors
March 2018, SEW-Eurodrive

Rising energy costs, increasingly stringent international regulations, and a global drive to reduce carbon emissions has resulted in pulp and paper customers opting for SEW-Eurodrive South Africa’s highly ...

BMG’s range of oils and greases
March 2018, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG

BMG’s extensive range of sealing products encompasses Spanjaard lubricants, oils and greases, which are suitable for industrial, automotive, marine, mining and consumer applications.    “The effects ...

Beckhoff in control at Africa’s largest retail distribution centre
February 2018, Beckhoff Automation

In the retail industry, warehouse management and control systems have become critical operating components in the race for end-to-end supply chain efficiency. Under such pressure, it is impossible for ...

Sinamics V90 drive with bit encoder
February 2018, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives

The user-friendly servo drive system, Sinamics V90 from Siemens, is particularly suited as a solution for highly dynamic applications. The system comes not only in the form of a high-inertia variant with ...

Energy saving from Mitsubishi variable speed drives
February 2018, Adroit Technologies

Fans and pumps offer the most potential for energy saving using variable speed drives.

Advanced software solution for drives
January 2018, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa

Parker Hannifin now offers an advanced software solution for its AC10 range of compact variable speed drives (VSDs) for industrial motor control applications. It has comprehensive yet user-friendly programming ...

Siemens expands Motor Module series
January 2018, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives

The Booksize Motor Module portfolio has been further developed to include compatible new C and D type Sinamics S120 Booksize Motor Modules. Siemens has added a number of new devices to the existing 3-30 ...

Case History 158: Report on temperature control of an autoclave
January 2018, Michael Brown Control Engineering, This Week's Editor's Pick

I was recently asked to help with a client who treats a product in an autoclave and was complaining that they always got overshoot on a step setpoint change to holding temperature. The following is taken ...

RS Components expands portfolio for power transmission applications
December 2017, RS Components SA

RS Components has announced a significant expansion of its portfolio for power transmission applications with the addition of components from two leading companies – Schaeffler and Timken – which are ...

Gateway to automation in the digital enterprise
November 2017, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives

Motion control was never as simple as this.

High-performance mechanical flange system
November 2017, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa

Parker Hannifin has launched the Parker HPF high-performance mechanical flange system for machines and installations with a working pressure up to 420 bar. This meets the increasing requirements of the ...

Moog launches new high-pressure radial piston pumps
November 2017, MOOG SA

Moog, a designer and manufacturer of high-performance motion control products, solutions and services, has launched a new high-pressure radial piston pump (RKP) series. With a maximum operating pressure ...

New power ranges for PowerFlex 6000 Drives
November 2017, Rockwell Automation

Users in heavy industries have a new motor control option for compressors, pumps and fans. Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 6000 medium voltage AC drives from Rockwell Automation offer expanded, user-friendly ...

Five common causes of bearing failure in electric motors
November 2017, SKF South Africa

The following five factors can produce their own particular type of damage and leave their own special imprint on a bearing. Consequently, by examining a damaged bearing it is possible to determine the ...

Advanced control for compact machines
November 2017, Omron Electronics

The NX1 is the Sysmac entry level controller from Omron that integrates EtherNet/IP and EtherCAT connectivity, motion control and I/O in a compact package. This brings advanced motion and sequence control ...

Manufacture of luxury packaging with control from Siemens
November 2017, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives

Based in Rahden around 50 kilometres north of Bielefeld, Germany, Kolbus GmbH is the world market leader in the manufacture of bookbinding machines, and also produces complete in-line production systems ...

Drive system for hygienic ­applications
November 2017, SEW-Eurodrive

SEW-Eurodrive’s Movigear drive systems are particularly suited for the food and beverage industry, with its dual demands of high hygiene levels and energy saving, combined with the need to limit downtime. ...

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