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Turck introduces a new linear measuring solution for use in high-speed motion systems
July 2014, RET Automation Controls

Turck has announced its high-speed Q25 inductive linear sensor to the automation market. The internal measuring frequency is user selectable and can be as high as 5 kHz resulting in accurate measuring ...

Maximum drive efficiency, minimum power consumption
June 2014, Adroit Technologies

The biggest consumer of electrical energy can often be pump and fan applications. Conversely these offer the most potential for the largest energy saving opportunities. Therefore, if caution is not exercised ...

Potato boom for local supplier
May 2014, SEW-Eurodrive

In 2013, Sennah Handling Systems – a Paarl-based manufacturer of high quality potato bagging machines and materials handling equipment for the agricultural sector, upped its annual production from 26 ...

Festo’s automation supports smart factories
May 2014, Festo

The concept of Integrated Industry is starting to grow and was the main theme of the 2014 Hanover Fair; and automation technology is playing a critical role in supporting the fully networked and integrated ...

Compact drives from Yaskawa
May 2014, Varispeed (Div of Hudaco Trading)

Yaskawa drives have earned a reputation for high performance and quality and the J1000 is no exception. Designed with quality, reduced cost of ownership and maintainability in mind, this compact inverter ...

SKF electric cylinders for industrial automation applications
May 2014, SKF South Africa

SKF’s CASM electric cylinder, a BeyondZero Portfolio product, reduces carbon emissions in a wide range of industrial applications. In a study with Indian Textiles, an SKF customer who replaced hydraulic ...

SEW-Eurodrive’s hygenic motor solutions
April 2014, SEW-Eurodrive

Specialist drive engineering company, SEW-Eurodrive is able to assist the food and beverage industry in maintaining the highest standards of hygiene with its Aseptic DAS motor. Cape Town branch manager, ...

Hexapod ­positions loads in six axes
April 2014, Horne Technologies

PI (Physik Instrumente) has been a leading player in the market for precision positioning technology for many years. The release of the H-820 Hexapod unveils linear repeatability of 20 μm, and 200 μrad ...

Easy integration for Ethernet/IP encoder
April 2014, SICK Automation Southern Africa

The AFS60 and AFM60 EtherNet/IP encoders from SICK Automation are the first absolute encoders of their kind equipped with both an active web server and function blocks for fieldbus integration. Featuring ...

Hengstler’s incremental absolute rotary encoders
April 2014, Countapulse Controls

Technology and flexibility are the key characteristics of the Hengstler Icuro and Acuro ranges of incremental and absolute rotary encoders. Users can choose from a number of options based on the performance ...

Speed monitor ­family with extended ­functions
April 2014, ifm Electronic RSA

The range of speed monitors from ifm electronic offering wide input frequency from 1-60 000 pulses/minute, now includes an extended operating temperature range down to -40°C. Several versions are available: ...

Drive control for building automation
April 2014, Beckhoff Automation

Beckhoff has extended its range of sub-bus systems for building automation via two SMI master terminals, the KL6831 and the KL6841, which connect the Bus Terminal system with the SMI (Standard Motor Interface) ...

World’s smallest flying robot
April 2014

Harvard researchers have demonstrated the first controlled flight of an insect-sized robot. Half the size of a paperclip and weighing less than a tenth of a gram, it can leap a few inches, hover for a ...

Feedback encoders for large shaft diameters
April 2014, ATI Systems

Some motors require a speed feedback sensor mounted on the main shaft between other parts in the machinery. Here the shaft dimensions may be large, sometimes around a metre, which means that a standard ...

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