Motion Control & Drives


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BMG’S Nord IE5+ motor generation
October 2021, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG and German precision engineers, Getriebebau Nord, entered a partnership agreement in 1996 to assemble, distribute and support Nord Drive Systems throughout southern Africa.

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V-belts designed for food applications
September 2021, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG supplies a wide range of power transmission components, designed to enhance efficiency and safety in the food and beverage sector.

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Control automation excellence
September 2021, SEW-Eurodrive
Movi-C from SEW-EURODRIVE is a unique automation control system that sets a new benchmark in control automation, embracing Industry 4.0 technology.

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Efficient agriculture systems from BMG
Technews Industry Guide: Sustainable Manufacturing 2021, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s Boer Slim/Smart-Farming agricultural team works closely with farmers throughout southern Africa, assisting them with the selection, installation and operation of new electromechanical systems. These ...

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Inertial spin filters save energy
Technews Industry Guide: Sustainable Manufacturing 2021
RTS Africa’s inertial spin filters provide an effective, maintenance-free solution to dust problems in MCC rooms, transformer rooms, control rooms and the like.

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Drives for the chemical sector
July 2021, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s range of Danfoss electronic, mechanical and intelligent mechatronic devices are designed to optimise automation processes and reduce energy consumption in many sectors, including the chemical industry.  ...

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The benefits of mobile robots and cobots
July 2021, Omron Electronics
Easily configurable production lines will in future consist of collaborative and flexible transport and transfer solutions, tailored to specific production environments.

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XTS transport system handles demanding packaging applications
July 2021, Beckhoff Automation
Beckhoff’s intelligent XTS transport system sorts bottles while managing automatic format changeovers.

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Ana-Digi boosts energy efficiency at local mine
Technews Industry Guide: Sustainable Manufacturing 2021, Ana-Digi Systems
When a major player in the gold mining industry wanted to reduce the high cost of electricity required to run the shaft ventilation fans at a particular site, it approached Ana-Digi Systems for a solution.

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BMG’s integrated geared motors for efficiency
June 2021, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
An integrated geared unit that combines the recently launched Nord IE5+ synchronous motor and a single-stage helical gear unit offers optimum system efficiency.

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New motors extend the Sinamics S210 system
June 2021, Siemens Digital Industries
Siemens has added new servo motors to its proven Sinamics S210 single-cable servo drive system, thereby expanding its range of applications.

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Why Cobots? From myths to a simpler reality
May 2021, SMC Corporation South Africa
While robotics led the way for the rapid growth of automation, cobots are the democratisation of robotics technology. They eliminate the cost and complex programming that robots usually require while providing much greater flexibility.

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Adroit connection to solar powered VSDs
May 2021, Adroit Technologies
Adroit Connect is a simple and cost-effective solution that allows users to remotely monitor their Mitsubishi solar VSDs, change parameters from anywhere and save unnecessary trips to site.

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New Fenner couplings ensure effective torque transfer
March 2021, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s new reinforced Fenner Triflex couplings, with forged steel flanges, provide an integrated solution for the safe and efficient transfer of torque, even in extreme conditions.

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Enhance machine safety with locking cylinders
March 2021, SMC Corporation South Africa
Stopping the flow of compressed air using an air circuit combined with a mechanical locking cylinder gives the most enhanced level of safety.

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30 years of linear motion technology
March 2021
This year, factory automation specialist Bosch Rexroth celebrates 30 years of linear motion technology and innovation.

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Motion control with Sinumerik One Dynamics
March 2021, Siemens Digital Industries
Siemens has launched three powerful technology packages exclusively for the CNC Sinumerik One.

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Drive chains for clean environments
March 2021, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s Power Transmission division offers maintenance-free solutions for increased productivity, minimal machine downtime and reduced maintenance costs in the food and beverage sector.

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Robot streamlines food delivery
March 2021, Omron Electronics
The robot was taking part in a month-long ‘Home on Demand’ automated courier service trial, testing the potential for using autonomous robots for deliveries to urban homes.

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The future of automation
March 2021, SEW-Eurodrive
MOVI-C comprises four components: MOVISUITE engineering software, MOVI-C Controller control technology, MOVIDRIVE inverter technology, and MOVIGEAR, MOVIMOT decentralised drive technology comprising the ...

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