Motion Control & Drives


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Smart solution for incorporating machine-integrated robots
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive is showcasing the D5 delta robot, a smart solution for incorporating machine-integrated robots. The high-speed pick-and-place system includes tracking and Movikit robotics software. It ...

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Optimising energy requirements
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, SEW-Eurodrive
A new development from SEW-Eurodrive is the Movigear mechatronic drive system, which combines an energy-efficient gear unit, motor and frequency inverter, and has received the TÜV SÜD Energy-Efficient ...

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Compact, cost-effective servo solution
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, Elonics
elonics is introducing the latest addition from the LSIS servo family, the Xmotion L7C servo drives and motors. The L7C Series offers a cost-effective, high precision solution that is both compact in ...

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SEW-Eurodrive’s mechatronic drive system for the bakery industry
May 2019, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive is assisting the bakery industry to improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption by means of its Movigear mechatronic drive system. The company has enjoyed a longstanding relationship ...

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Siemens extends drive system functionality
May 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
Siemens now offers new features in the firmware and hardware for the Sinamics S120 drive system. Operation is made easier in firmware V5.2 through the integration of the web server, which has a new, responsive ...

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SEW-Eurodrive helps French Spiderman
May 2019, SEW-Eurodrive
Specialist rigging company, Film Riggers, was recently called upon to ensure the safety of Alain Robert, aka the French Spiderman, while he scaled a skyscraper in central Johannesburg to create an advertisement ...

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The role of maintenance-free couplings in the sugar industry
May 2019, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG works closely with engineers in the sugar industry, providing engineering solutions and technical services to enhance production efficiencies at every mill and refinery. “BMG’s specialist services ...

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Control costs with ABB drives
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, ABB South Africa
ABB is showcasing the ACS580 and ACS480 drives, which offer ready-made solutions for a wide range of applications. Along with energy savings, these drives contain enough functionality to replace various ...

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Extraordinary power control
Africa Automation Fair 2019 Preview, KVMTech
EPower controllers have measurement accuracy and functionality that deliver extraordinary power control, improving process performance and saving on energy costs. Covering all types of load and voltage, ...

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Case History 166: Feel and understanding, or lack thereof
May 2019, Michael Brown Control Engineering
I was present at a very interesting discussion the other day with people who are leaders in the automation and control industry. The subject was how jobs would disappear over the next decade or two as ...

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The automated chameleon tongue
March 2019, Festo
Festo’s adaptive gripper can pick up anything.

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Energy-saving irrigation methods
March 2019, Zest WEG Group
Anyone within the agricultural sector will know that operating an irrigation system can be expensive, with one of the primary factors being the cost of energy. The good news is that there are ways to ...

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Quality in aftermarket fuel filters
March 2019, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
When it comes to replacing the fuel filter element on a light commercial vehicle, such as the Ford Transit, Parker Racor ensures the job is simple, fast and foolproof, thanks to a patented compound bayonet ...

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Flexible drive control
March 2019, Festo
Servo drive and servo motor as a complete system.

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Case History 165: Interesting tests on loop problems show how much can be deduced from the results.
March 2019, Michael Brown Control Engineering
I have published many articles showing problems in control loops with figures showing the tests conducted to determine the problems. This time, by way of a change, I would like to suggest that readers ...

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Bag-in-Box technology just got faster
February 2019, Beckhoff Automation
Beckhoff’s control architecture provides best solutions for local machine builder.

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Conveyor systems for grain applications
February 2019
BLTWorld offers dependable solutions for specific problems at the transfer points of conveyor systems in bulk materials handling, for example, grain in the food and beverage industry. “ScrapeTec Trading’s ...

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Bosch Rexroth introduces latest transfer system
February 2019, Tectra Automation
By optimising existing components and integrating new modules into its TS 5 conveyor system for heavy loads, Bosch Rexroth has enhanced its already impressive flexibility to meet the requirements of an ...

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One machine control over EtherCAT
February 2019, Omron Electronics
Manufacturing is changing. Production lines need to be increasingly flexible to cope with shorter production runs, more varied products and tighter deadlines. Manufacturers are addressing these challenges ...

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Global partnerships for automotive support
January 2019, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
Parker Hannifin is a global leader in motion control components and system solutions serving industrial, mobile and automotive markets. Specialising in hydraulics, pneumatics, electromechanics, fluid ...

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