Motion Control & Drives


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BMG drives sewage and effluent management
July 2019, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG supplies a range of drives designed specially for optimum efficiency in sewage treatment applications. “Nord drives, which consist of Unicase helical shaft mount geared motors, have special features ...

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Bauer motors for water treatment plants
July 2019
According to Bearings International (BI) electric motors product manager Lewis Hiepner, the arduous operating conditions at water-treatment plants mean that the motors specified not only have to be high-efficiency, ...

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Motors, drives, alternators and ATEX induction motors
July 2019
Vert Energy is the sole distributor for Leroy-Somer in southern Africa and supplies and supports the entire LS range, which includes standard and adapted AC and DC motors, geared and brake motors, variable ...

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Future-proof chair lift system
July 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
At Snow Space, a winter sports resort near Salzburg, Bergbahnen Wagrain, operates the Sonntagskogelbahn 2, a chair lift for taking skiing enthusiasts to the piste. To provide the most comfortable ride ...

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Planetary gearboxes for railway maintenance
July 2019, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG supplies the local railways sector with custom-designed planetary gearboxes for use in railway maintenance programmes. “Dinamic Oil gearboxes, which are supplied with 22 kW brake motors, are used ...

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Flying motion
July 2019, Beckhoff Automation
A planar motor system of free-floating movers with six degrees of freedom.

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When zero is hero: Class 0 oil-free vs technically oil-free air
July 2019
Oil-free compressed air is used throughout industry, where the purest compressed air quality is critical to the end product and to the processes involved, such as in the pharmaceutical or food and beverage ...

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What is going on in the Milky Way?
July 2019, Horne Technologies
One of the regions we know very little about is the dense part in the centre of the galaxy, where countless stars and gas clouds cluster around a presumed black hole. But a major astronomy project is ...

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New sonic industrial imager
July 2019, Comtest
Fluke’s new ii900 is a handheld sonic industrial imager that enables maintenance teams to quickly and accurately locate air, steam, gas and vacuum leaks in compressed air systems. The straightforward, ...

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New functions for Sinamics V90 servo converter
July 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
New functions are being added to the proven Sinamics V90 servo drive system with the V1.11 version of the Sinamics firmware. The Fast PTI mode is now available for the drive system, increasing Pulse Train ...

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Case History 167: Test your analytical capabilities
July 2019, Michael Brown Control Engineering, Editor's Choice
Answer to the question at the end of Case History 166 (www.instrumentation.co.za/8690r) In the last Case History article, I suggested you try and see what was not so good about a level control, which ...

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Cost-efficient production with 18 synchronous NC axes
June 2019, Beckhoff Automation
TwinCAT 3 controls highly efficient machine for processing of die-cast automotive parts.

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Rockwell Automation executes AC drive migration at Mozal ­Aluminium
June 2019, Rockwell Automation
For over 20 years, Rockwell Automation 1336 drives have delivered the drive control required across Mozal, an aluminium smelter near Maputo, Mozambique. Now the industrial automation leader is in the ...

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Drive solutions for energy efficient power transmission
June 2019
Vert Energy is committed to providing energy-saving solutions for its diverse customer base. “Critical challenges facing industry include finding the most efficient ways to minimise energy consumption ...

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SEW-Eurodrive gives a foretaste of the future of automation
June 2019, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive gave visitors to Africa Automation Fair 2019 a foretaste of its Movi-C modular automation system, ready-made for the requirements of Industry 4.0. This represents the next-generation of ...

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Servo motor equipped with SIL3 encoder
June 2019, Tectra Automation
The new MS2N synchronous servo motor is Tectra Automations’ latest product offering to the electric drives and controls industry. The range combines high dynamics, compact dimensions and excellent energy ...

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Smart solution for incorporating machine-integrated robots
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive is showcasing the D5 delta robot, a smart solution for incorporating machine-integrated robots. The high-speed pick-and-place system includes tracking and Movikit robotics software. It ...

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Optimising energy requirements
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, SEW-Eurodrive
A new development from SEW-Eurodrive is the Movigear mechatronic drive system, which combines an energy-efficient gear unit, motor and frequency inverter, and has received the TÜV SÜD Energy-Efficient ...

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Compact, cost-effective servo solution
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Elonics
elonics is introducing the latest addition from the LSIS servo family, the Xmotion L7C servo drives and motors. The L7C Series offers a cost-effective, high precision solution that is both compact in ...

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SEW-Eurodrive’s mechatronic drive system for the bakery industry
May 2019, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive is assisting the bakery industry to improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption by means of its Movigear mechatronic drive system. The company has enjoyed a longstanding relationship ...

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