Motion Control & Drives
Magnet extends VSD range
March 2017, Magnet
Magnet has extended its range of Schneider energy management and automation systems to include new Altivar ATV320 variable speed drives (VDSD). This system, which improves a machine’s performance in diverse
Ready for Industry 4.0
March 2017, Tectra Automation
Bosch Rexroth’s IndraMotion MLC control system enhances automation performance and flexibility.
Low-cost robotic range from RS Components
March 2017, RS Components SA
RS Components has launched a new, low-cost, fast and accurate robotics solution that offers the functionality, accuracy and build quality of larger, more expensive models.
Easy to programme, even for
Yaskawa control keeps the silos full
March 2017, Yaskawa Southern Africa
Grain must go through several production stages from the field to the bakery while it is milled to flour and finally lands on the consumer’s table as bread or cake. This chain of processes can be seen
March 2017, Ana-Digi Systems
A concept of the 21st century
New sensors for roller conveyors
March 2017, ASSTech Process Electronics + Instrumentation
Wenglor has introduced a range of sensors that offer everything required for roller conveyor systems in modern warehousing and transport technology applications. Mountable underneath the transport level
Case History 153: Why is the control so terribly erratic?
March 2017, Michael Brown Control Engineering, This Week's Editor's Pick
I was recently asked to advise on a bad pH control problem in a water treatment plant. A new carbonisation bay had been installed at the plant: Figure 1 shows the layout of the bay and controls. Raw water
VLT automation drives from Danfoss
February 2017, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s Danfoss range includes the VLT decentral drive FCD 302, designed for installations where multiple AC motors are spread around a facility. Typical applications include bottling, food preparation
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
Ethernet on the fly is just faster
Martin Rostan speaks to SA Instrumentation and Control about the origin and advantages of EtherCAT fieldbus.
Compact drive technology
December 2016, Beckhoff Automation
Space-saving drive solutions with safety functions integrated directly within the EtherCAT terminal system.
Is the geared motor dead?
Exploring direct drive torque motors versus electromechanical motors.
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
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.
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.
Evolution of Parker’s AC30 series
November 2016, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
Greater communication capabilities for even more application flexibility.
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.
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
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