Motion Control & Drives


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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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Industrial gear unit reduces power consumption
April 2021
SEW-Eurodrive’s MC Series Helical Bevel Industrial Gear Unit provides higher performance with reduced power consumption.

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Digital transformation drives control valve market shift to electric actuators
April 2021
Pneumatic powered actuators have traditionally been the choice of technology in process plants, however, ARC is witnessing a gradual uptick in demand for light-duty compact electric actuators

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Collaboration creates a bespoke solution for leading animal feed producer
May 2021, SEW-Eurodrive
High-capacity mixers for feed milling depend on drive technology that is sufficiently robust to provide reliable operation in demanding applications.

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BMG offers a refurbishment to African sugar mills
May 2021, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG works closely with sugar mill engineers in the industry’s off-crop period to refurbish and replace worn components.

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Danfoss Drives leads the way in energy efficiency at chemical plants
May 2021, Danfoss
Danfoss has constantly ensured high levels of reliability and safety, long service life and high levels of performance and energy efficiency in chemical plants.

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Drive simulation with Sinamics DriveSim Basic
May 2021, Siemens Digital Industries
New software solution for fast and easy simulation of drive constellations.

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Gimatic’s modular design philosophy
May 2021
All vacuum pumps, cartridges, suspensions, suction cups and accessories have been designed to combine with a range of mounting elements and extrusions.

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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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