Motion Control & Drives
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.
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,
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
SMC Pneumatics steps up a gear with Renault
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
Advanced mill gear unit powers chrome mine
June 2015, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive helps Mpumalanga mine achieve output of 110 000 tons per month.
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
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
Optimising the efficiency of a drive system
April 2015, BMG Bearing Man Group
Back channel cooling and torque control save energy and operating costs.
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
Making a splash in the Western Cape
April 2015, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive speeds up the aeration process at Stellenbosch water treatment plant.
Tsubaki linear zip chain actuators
March 2015, BMG Bearing Man Group
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 Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives
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
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