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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
June 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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New motors for servo drive system
May 2022, Siemens South Africa
The servo motor thus meets all hygienic conditions and can be used for mixing and stirring, dosing and filling, as well as conveying, packaging and storing a wide variety of end products.       The ...

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The demand for higher efficiency motors
May 2022
With electricity prices increasing rapidly, the justification for adopting more efficient motors is that much greater. To achieve this improved efficiency, such motors are designed to run cooler, which ...

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Compact drive technology mobilises high-tech CT scanner
May 2022, Beckhoff Automation, Editor's Choice
PC- and EtherCAT-based technology from Beckhoff delivers the desired viewing angles and mm-precise alignment of the X-ray source to the patient.

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Drive-based predictive maintenance solutions
May 2022, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s NORD predictive maintenance solutions offer fast, efficient and comprehensive evaluation of analogue and digital data, to enhance the operational efficiency and safety of machines. The intelligent ...

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Next-generation motor starters with digital innovation
April 2022, Schneider Electric South Africa
Schneider Electric has announced the release of the new generation of TeSys Giga series motor starters. The iconic TeSys Giga series has been re-imagined with the latest smart digital innovations to deliver ...

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Compact planar scanner with air bearing
April 2022, Horne Technologies
PIglide positioning systems are ideally suited for high-precision applications such as inspection systems, laser marking, microscopy or scanning.

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Match & Tag for high accuracy in paired chain
May 2022, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
Modern machinery often requires chains of precisely the same length to be used in pairs or other multiples. For these applications, BMG specialists recommend Tsubaki Match & Tag chains, which guarantee ...

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SEW-EURODRIVE delivers for WWTP upgrade
April 2022, SEW-Eurodrive
A wastewater treatment plant in the Western Cape is undergoing a R1,7 billion upgrade. Sales manager Willem Strydom highlights SEW-EURODRIVE’s contribution to the project.

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WEG motors power wastewater plant
April 2022, Zest WEG
The project to expand a wastewater treatment plant, undertaken by water purification specialist PCI Africa, included the installation of 65 WEG motors.

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SEW to assemble X.e industrial gear units in Johannesburg
April 2022, SEW-Eurodrive, News
“The Johannesburg assembly lines for geared motors are designed for 7000 units per month, and we are planning to build up to 100 IG units per month, doubling our current capacity.”

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Tailoring the motor to the application through coil selection
March 2022
During the selection of a miniature DC motor, the design engineer will consider the dimensions needed to fit the desired space as well as the working point (the torque and speed at which the motor is ...

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Insect-sized flying robots with flapping wings
March 2022
A new drive system for flapping wing autonomous robots has been developed by a University of Bristol team, using a new method of electromechanical zipping that does away with the need for conventional ...

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Brickmaking plant boosted by upgrade
March 2022, SEW-Eurodrive
A local clay brick manufacturer has upgraded its brickmaking plant with the assistance of drive and control technology specialist, SEW-EURODRIVE. Using advanced digital solutions based on Maxolution for ...

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Power transmission solutions for the sugar sector
March 2022, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG plays a critical role in the sugar sector, not only during the operational period of sugar production, but also in off-crop seasons, when maintenance and refurbishment on sugar farms and at mills ...

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Yaskawa steps into the future
March 2022, Yaskawa Southern Africa
The robotics market is booming and Motion Control’s editor recently chatted to Yaskawa Southern Africa’s MD, Andrew Crackett, to find out how the company is rising to the challenge.

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SEW’s modern drives for the agricultural industry enjoyed 2021 success
March 2022, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-EURODRIVE’s regional manager, Willem Strydom, said the agricultural sector was a successful market for the company last year, most notably in the poultry industry.

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