Motion Control & Drives


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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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Commander series drives
August 2020, Nidec Industrial Automation Southern Africa
The Commander series are simple and compact AC motor speed controllers that meet advanced requirements in a wide range of applications. Their small footprint makes them ideal for machine builders and ...

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Belting products for furnace belts
August 2020, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s Light Materials Handling division supplies and supports a comprehensive range of belting products suitable for use in diverse sectors, including high-temperature applications, like glass bottle ...

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BMG’s new generation of IE5+ motors
July 2020, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
In 1916, BMG and German precision engineers, Getriebebau Nord, entered into a partnership agreement to assemble, distribute and support Nord Drivesystems throughout southern Africa. BMG has made ...

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Rockwell Automation upgrade for Ghana Water
June 2020, Rockwell Automation
Over the last five years, Rockwell Automation has been working with Intermerc Ghana in supplying medium-voltage motor control and automation technologies to some of its recent pump upgrade and rehabilitation ...

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Danfoss addresses the challenges in water and wastewater applications
July 2020, Danfoss
As the world population rises and people pursue higher standards of living, more water is needed in homes and for the production of food and other products. By 2050, the United Nations projects global ...

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Incledon launches latest Tekflo couplings
June 2020
Incledon, a leading provider of quality fluid conveyance products and solutions, recently launched a new range of universal couplings, adding to its current range of Tekflo-branded products based on quality, ...

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BMG’s specialist solutions for industrial water infrastructure
July 2020, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s solutions for the water, wastewater and sewage sectors encompass the supply of quality branded drive systems, enhanced by the BMG team’s technical expertise and installation, condition monitoring, ...

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BI champions Berntel pneumatic and hydraulic solutions
June 2020
Hudaco Group company Berntel is expanding its footprint by offering its extensive range of pneumatic products through the Bearings International (BI) branch network. This, in turn, expands BI’s value ...

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Remote commissioning helps African sugar mills
June 2020
Three 1,2 MW ACS880 mill drives and one 355 kW regenerative batch centrifugal drive have been remotely hot commissioned at Illovo Sugar Africa’s biggest southern African mills at Nakambala in Zambia and ...

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Transmission solutions for sugar mills
June 2020, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive offers a range of transmission solutions to assist sugar mills cut their costs. The main opportunity in this market segment is not only upgrading old and outdated systems, but the value ...

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AGVs for automated production
17 June 2020, SICK Automation Southern Africa
Automated and flexible production processes are the answer to increasing quantities, smaller batch sizes, and high production speeds. Automated guided vehicle (AGVs) systems and their smaller relatives, ...

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Simplifying machine setup
17 June 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
Strausak Mikroverzahnungen specialises in the manufacture of high-precision machinery used in the watchmaking and apparatus manufacturing industries. To enable the continued precise machining of parts ...

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Energy efficiency for improved process control
May 2020, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s Vacon 100 AC drives have been designed to save energy, optimise process control and improve productivity in many sectors, including processing, mining and minerals, industrial HVAC, marine and water, ...

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Low-friction bearings for EV drivetrains
2 May 2020, SKF South Africa
Bearings, although buried deep within the vehicle, are on the front line in contributing to drivetrain efficiencies and delivering reliability for automotive manufacturers. Breakthroughs in technologies ...

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SEW-Eurodrive solution for new brick and block plant
May 2020, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive’s HandlingKinematics application module allows for machine control at a higher level by means of a lower-level configurable control unit (CCU) for carrying out precision path movements. ...

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VLT drive saves energy at AEL blasting
May 2020, Danfoss
AEL (African Explosives Ltd.) Intelligent Blasting’s nitric acid plant saves R3,6 million on annual operating costs thanks to an upgrade from direct-on-line operation to VLT drive control of electric ...

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Zest adds geared motors to product range
May 2020, Zest WEG Group
A range of WEG geared motors with benefits including efficiency and reliability will soon be available to customers in South Africa and the rest of the continent from Zest WEG. According to national sales ...

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