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Motion Control & Drives
SEW-Eurodrive cuts costs in ­materials handling supply chain
May 2018, SEW-Eurodrive

The latest trend in materials handling has seen sectors such as warehousing, packing and pick-and-place use cheaper components for light load conveyor applications in order to reduce total supply chain ...

Kinetic sculpture interacts with water and light
May 2018, Beckhoff Automation

A fascinating play of water, light and motion.

Faulhaber motors for Mars
May 2018, Horne Technologies

2020 is the year of the next rover mission to Mars. The main payload of the Russian Proton rocket is the ExoMars rover, developed by the European and Russian Space Agencies (ESA and Roskosmos). The plan ...

Format change at the push of a button
May 2018, Festo

Two Festo innovations enable fast and straightforward format changes on just one machine.

Sew-Eurodrive develops fan and pump control for niche applications
May 2018, SEW-Eurodrive

From wine farms to mining, the new LTP-B Eco drive from SEW-Eurodrive is finding application in a range of sectors. This purpose-built drive is distinguished by the fact that different parameters can ...

Case History 160: More problems with control
May 2018, Michael Brown Control Engineering, This Week's Editor's Pick

In a recent assignment to sort out problems being experienced in a petrochemical refinery, I came across the following two examples:       Drum pressure misbehaving The first was with the control of an ...

Linear actuator drive selection
April 2018, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa

No ‘one size fits all’ for linear motion system drive train designs.

New rodless cylinder for compact machine design
April 2018, Tectra Automation

Aventics has recently launched a new double-acting RTC rodless cylinder range for high-performance applications that require a compact machine design. As with other Aventics double-acting rodless cylinders, ...

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 ...

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