Motion Control & Drives


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Sawmills and sugar mills underpin growth for SEW-Eurodrive
October 2019, SEW-Eurodrive
Ageing sawmills and sugar mills in KwaZulu-Natal represent a significant growth opportunity for SEW-Eurodrive to introduce its latest energy-efficient technology. This is an increasing trend as both the ...

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DLM V-Drives
September 2019, Dupleix Liquid Meters (DLM)
DLM V-Drives control the latest generation of permanent magnet and standard induction motors. DLM offers the AMC (advanced motor control) and EPC (efficient pump control) V-Drives, which are available ...

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Complete drive solutions to boost efficiency and cut costs
September 2019, SEW-Eurodrive
The importance of the sugar industry in KwaZulu-Natal to SEW-Eurodrive as a key growth area for its complete drive solutions was underscored when it exhibited at the Congress of the South African Sugar ...

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RS announces drive controller kit
September 2019, RS Components SA
RS Components has announced the launch of the K4 Drive System Development Kit (K4DSDK) from ebm-papst, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-efficiency fan and motor drive products. Targeting ...

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Smart devices for Ex areas: Unbelievably simple mistakes that prevent control.
September 2019, Michael Brown Control Engineering, Editor's Choice
I am often astounded by finding really basic problems with controls in plants, which have operated that way for years. These problems are so basic that one can only wonder at how these controls could ...

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Feed mill project relies on SEW-Eurodrive
August 2019, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive has supplied 120 geared motors to Dalein Agriplan for a customised 100 tph feed mill for a major beef producer in the Free State. This is not only one of the largest single projects undertaken ...

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Dust solutions for conveyor systems in bulk handling
August 2019
BLTWorld works closely with ScrapeTec, to offer advanced solutions for conveyor systems used in the handling of materials with excessive dust. “AirScrape, TailScrape and DustScrape have been developed ...

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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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