Motion Control & Drives


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New Kinetix integrated motion drives
February 2021, Rockwell Automation
The new Allen-Bradley Kinetix 5300 servo drive is a fully integrated, CIP motion solution for global machine builders designing market-competitive machines.

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ABB Food Safe motors for wash-down cycles
February 2021, ABB South Africa
ABB Food Safe motors address the wash-down challenge as they feature a stainless steel housing to resist corrosion and IP69 ingress protection.

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Parker’s SCFF couplings avoid loss of fluid
February 2021, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
Parker Hannifin’s new SCFF series of couplings offers users a number of benefits ranging from low-leakage decoupling to the avoidance of air entrapment during coupling.

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Scraper chains remove waste materials
February 2021, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s durable scraper chains safely remove waste materials from beneath boilers and burners.

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Parker’s SCFF couplings avoid loss of fluid and help protect the environment
January 2021, Parker Hannifin - Sales Company South Africa
These couplings offer users a number of benefits ranging from low-leakage decoupling to the avoidance of air entrapment during coupling.

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BMG efficiency in cooling towers
January 2021, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
New to the Hansen range of gear units for dry and wet cooling towers is the recently launched M5CT range of right-angle vertical gearboxes, which have been further developed for cooling technology.

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Drive configuration made easy
November 2020, Nidec Control Techniques
Nidec Control Techniques prides itself on offering free software for commissioning, optimising and monitoring drive/system performance.

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Sinumerik One Dynamics for motion control
November 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
Siemens has launched three powerful technology packages exclusively for the CNC Sinumerik One.

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Heavy-duty wedge belts
November 2020, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
Fenner Quattro Plus Twin Wrap wedge belts transmit 30% more power than conventional belts.

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30 years of linear motion technology
November 2020
This year, factory automation specialist Bosch Rexroth celebrates 30 years of linear motion technology and innovation.

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Cooling VSDs with inertial spin filters
November 2020, RTS Africa Technologies
RTS inertial spin filter units are compact and easy to install and RTS Africa offers full service from conceptual design to ongoing support as required.

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Omron launches HD-1500 mobile robot
November 2020, Omron Electronics
Industry-leading HD-1500 expands the possibilities for autonomous material transport.

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BMG installs Danfoss VSDs to improve energy efficiency on farms
November 2020, Danfoss
BMG’s Boer Slim/Smart Farming agricultural team works closely with farmers, assisting them with the selection and operation of new electromechanical systems.

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What is adaptive acceleration control?
November 2020
Adaptive acceleration control (AAC) is a new soft start control type that allows the selection of different acceleration and deceleration profiles according to application needs.

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Danfoss efficiencies help South African farmers to free up energy and achieve production goals
October 2020, Danfoss
Danfoss, together with engineering components provider BMG, supplied a commercial maize farmer with the technology to combat challenges around irrigation sufficiency.

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Danfoss efficiencies help South African farmers to free up energy and achieve production goals
November 2020, Danfoss
Danfoss, together with engineering components provider BMG, supplied a commercial maize farmer with the technology to combat challenges around irrigation sufficiency.

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Energy efficient drive technology for the mining industry
October 2020, Danfoss
The mining industry must forgo its traditional energy consumption patterns in a bid to ensure that the sector de-carbonises towards a greener and more sustainable method of extraction.

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Modular towel production lines
September 2020, Beckhoff Automation
Rapid development and configuration of manufacturing systems for terrycloth towels with PC-based control.

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BMG solutions for efficient agriculture
August 2020, 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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PC and EtherCAT-based control technology in next-generation telescope
August 2020, Beckhoff Automation
Key factors were the advantages of EtherCAT for site-wide real-time communication connecting all telescope functions. Various embedded PCs and AM8000 servomotors were also tested and specified, among ...

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