Motion Control & Drives


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Motor starter with integrated isolation contactor
August 2022, Vepac Electronics
Owing to its integrated functions and protection circuits, classic motor protection is not required – the installation requires only the line fuses to protect the wires.

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Improved bearing block units for higher efficiency
August 2022, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s range of BTC bearings and components – which is manufactured exclusively for BMG to stringent quality and safety specifications – has been extended to include new bearing block units.

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Electric cylinders eliminate compressed air requirements in production plants
Technews Industry Guide: Sustainable Manufacturing 2022, Beckhoff Automation
Beckhoff Automation’s AA3000 Series represents an efficient servomotor alternative to energy-intensive pneumatic cylinders.

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Driving African mining solutions
August 2022, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW offers customised solutions for the African mining industry and lead time advantages thanks to its new multimillion local assembly facility in Johannesburg.

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Integrated bearing assemblies for tough applications
August 2022, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
These NSK parts are designed especially for vibratory screen machines, which are used in arduous construction, agriculture, quarrying and mining applications.

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Proud milestone for Bearings International
July 2022, Bearings International
“We are definitely one of the longest-serving Cooper distributors in the world. It is a fantastic achievement, especially as it remains one of our top-selling brands.”

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Sliding from Munich to Cairo on durable igus linear carriage
July 2022, RS Components SA
With the T20 of the drylin W series, igus has launched a new linear carriage which has the same dimensions as most classic carriages with recirculating ball bearing guides.

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XTS transport system with innovative ‘No Cable Technology’
July 2022, Beckhoff Automation
Contactless power supply and synchronous real-time data communication enable XTS movers to be expanded into mobile handling and processing stations.

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An innovative alternative to mechanical seals
July 2022, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s range of Garlock sealing products includes a versatile sealing system that replaces mechanical seals in industrial pump applications. Garlock’s Hydra-Just system is a reliable, leak-free rotary ...

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PC-based control for vehicles converted to electric drives
June 2022
For small-series producers and manufacturers with a wide range of vehicle variants, being able to count on comprehensive test bench technology that is fast, flexible and cost-effective is hugely important. Kempten University of Applied Sciences has implemented a test bench just like this for ABT e-Line, allowing it to perform tasks such as testing Volkswagen vans that have been converted to an electric drive. PC-based control technology from Beckhoff serves as the central feature of the standard industrial components used.

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Brake takes the heat on aluminium smelter
June 2022
With superheated molten metal moving through the facility, aluminium smelters need equipment that operates at the highest level of reliability. To ensure that the hoist installed on its aluminium smelter ...

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Assembly line for the automotive industry
June 2022, Beckhoff Automation
How do you design a new assembly line and go on to reduce the footprint of the concept by another quarter? And how can you later increase the productivity of this highly consolidated line even further? ...

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Electromagnetic brakes for miniature DC motor applications
June 2022
Mini motor applications utilise DC motor technology because of compactness, low weight, and reliability. Stopping, slowing or holding the position and load of these motors is crucial for many applications, ...

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High efficiency electric motors for mining
June 2022, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s highly experienced team of electric motor designers and engineers has worked closely with global electric motor specialists to develop high efficiency electric motors that set the benchmark locally ...

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Ultra-compact robot-based cake production
June 2022, Beckhoff Automation
A novel solution for food manufacturing has been unveiled by confectionery manufacturer, Juchheim. Its robot, Theo, bakes high-quality Baumkuchen. This is a German style of layered cake that has become ...

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The advantages of robotics and simulation for your business
July 2022, Yaskawa Southern Africa
Simulation in robotics is an innovative way up new possibilities of working smarter, says Rudi von Fintel, Durban Branch Manager at Yaskawa Southern Africa. The more complex your business is, the ...

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Polymer linear guides adopted worldwide
June 2022
The product range of lubrication-free drylin linear guides is based on the principle of ‘gliding instead of rolling’.

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ML compensates for ‘cogging’ in high-precision linear motion
June 2022, Beckhoff Automation
Using recorded data, the servo motor software trains a neural network which is ultimately integrated into the control system for current pre-control.

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Drive-based solutions enhance machine efficiency and safety
July 2022, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s electromechanical specialists are able to extend and adjust NORD drive equipment for drive monitoring, drive control and process control.

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Electromagnetic brakes for DC motors
May 2022
Mini motor applications utilise DC motor technology because of compactness, low weight, and reliability. Stopping, slowing or holding the position and load of these motors is crucial for many applications, ...

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