Motion Control & Drives


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Energy efficiency for improved process control
May 2020, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s Vacon 100 AC drives have been designed to save energy, optimise process control and improve productivity in many sectors, including processing, mining and minerals, industrial HVAC, marine and water, ...

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Low-friction bearings for EV drivetrains
2 May 2020, SKF South Africa
Bearings, although buried deep within the vehicle, are on the front line in contributing to drivetrain efficiencies and delivering reliability for automotive manufacturers. Breakthroughs in technologies ...

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SEW-Eurodrive solution for new brick and block plant
May 2020, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive’s HandlingKinematics application module allows for machine control at a higher level by means of a lower-level configurable control unit (CCU) for carrying out precision path movements. ...

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VLT drive saves energy at AEL blasting
May 2020, Danfoss
AEL (African Explosives Ltd.) Intelligent Blasting’s nitric acid plant saves R3,6 million on annual operating costs thanks to an upgrade from direct-on-line operation to VLT drive control of electric ...

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Zest adds geared motors to product range
May 2020, Zest WEG Group
A range of WEG geared motors with benefits including efficiency and reliability will soon be available to customers in South Africa and the rest of the continent from Zest WEG. According to national sales ...

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Gearmotors for electrified monorail system
April 2020, SEW-Eurodrive
A leading systems integrator for the automotive industry has adapted a Maxolution electrified monorail system (EMS) and 23 HK Series gear units for overhead trolley systems, from SEW-Eurodrive, for a ...

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SKF bares the truth about bearings
Technews Industry Guide: Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation 2020, SKF South Africa
Correct equipment care is crucial to ensure optimal performance and reliability.

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Managing operational efficiency in food retail
April 2020, Danfoss
If you work in facilities or energy management for a food retailer, change is something you handle every day. When the way we live, work, or shop changes, new food retail technology is close behind.  ...

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Guided safety acceptance tests
March 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
With Sinamics Startdrive commissioning software, Siemens supports machine builders in the validation of safety functions for Sinamics frequency converters with a guided acceptance test. With Sinamics ...

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New Allen-Bradley controller
March 2020, Rockwell Automation
Industrial workers can strengthen their grasp of production and make more informed operating decisions with the new Allen-Bradley CompactLogix 5480 controller by Rockwell Automation. The controller marries ...

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Industry 5.0 – the best of both worlds
March 2020
The convergence of robot capabilities and human skills.

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Proximity sensors for pneumatic and electronic actuation
March 2020, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
Parker Hannifin has introduced a new family of proximity sensors for use with pneumatic or electric actuators in a wide range of automation and motion control applications. P8S magnetic cylinder sensors ...

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Machine manufacturer relies on Simotics
March 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
Sankyo Seisakusho (Sankyo) is a Japanese provider of automation technology. The company relies on Siemens motion control solutions when developing new servo-driven belt feeders and indexers for presses. ...

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SEW-Eurodrive sets Industry 4.0 benchmark
March 2020, SEW-Eurodrive
With the advent of Industry 4.0 set to change the face of industry and production, SEW-Eurodrive has a range of solutions for its concept of the Lean Sm@rt Factory. This is based on new technologies such ...

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Intermot radial piston motors
March 2020
Axiom Hydraulics has added another high quality brand to its impressive range of hydraulic components. With proven high quality Italian engineering, Intermot’s IAM radial piston motors are perfect for ...

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At the forefront of packaging with XTS
February 2020, Beckhoff Automation
Linear transport system provides the basis for compact and flexible packaging system with minimised conversion times.

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Dry running conveyor components
February 2020, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s Light Materials Handling division has launched a new range of dry running conveyor components for the food and beverage sector that offer high productivity, low energy and reduced water consumption, ...

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Mechatronics for bakeries
February 2020, 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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Solar plant monitoring and control
February 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
With numerous innovations, Siemens has extended its drive portfolio, improving user-friendliness and offering space-saving installation options. The Sinamics G120X converter, designed specifically for ...

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Servo system simplifies sizing
February 2020, Rockwell Automation
The growing consumer desire for more product variety and packaging sizes is creating a need for smaller, more flexible machines. To provide a more cost-effective option for OEMs building smaller machines, ...

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