Motion Control & Drives


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How drives help in papermaking
October 2018, Nidec
Papermaking machinery, from tissue winders through to suction rolls, embossers, print units and conveyors, must utilise the latest drive technologies to meet modern paper mill production schedules and ...

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SKF offers new Lincoln lubrication pinion
October 2018, SKF South Africa
SKF has announced the introduction of its Lincoln lubrication pinion LP2 for open gear wheels and gear racks. Complementing SKF’s existing lubrication pinion line, the reliable LP2 features a modular ...

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Drive system for light load conveyors
October 2018, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive is once again expanding its range with the launch of its ECDriveS brushless DC gearmotor. This drive system is a simple, efficient and cost-effective solution for the lower power range of ...

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Drive control for pumps and ­agitators
September 2018, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
Nord Drivesystems, designed by German precision engineers Getriebebau Nord, and assembled locally by BMG, encompass efficient drive configurations to ensure optimum performance of mechanical speed control ...

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Movigear units for new bottling line
September 2018
SEW-Eurodrive South Africa has delivered 67 Movigear mechatronic integrated drive units to a major glass-manufacturing facility in the Western Cape in a record turnaround time of six weeks. Components ...

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The revolution in automation
September 2018, Festo
Festo follows a hybrid strategy and stresses digitalisation.

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Machine evolution yields higher ­efficiency and quality in processing
August 2018, Beckhoff Automation
TwinCAT CNC controls grinding machine for dental drills with exceptional precision.

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SEW-Eurodrive solutions for the sugar industry
August 2018, SEW-Eurodrive
SEW-Eurodrive South Africa will exhibit at the Congress of the South African Sugar Technologists Association (SASTA) from 14 to 16 August at the International Convention Centre in Durban. The event focuses ...

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Omron introduces new i4 Scara family
August 2018, Omron Electronics
Omron has announced that it will introduce a new line of Scara robots, boasting sleek design and enhanced performance. Named the ‘i4’, the new generation robots will save space during installation and ...

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Linear position sensor for mobile hydraulics
August 2018, Turck Banner
The LTE series expands Turck’s portfolio of linear position sensors to include mobile hydraulics, characterised by the completely encapsulated installation within the cylinder.       Why was this product ...

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SKF super-precision bearing lubrication unit
August 2018, SKF South Africa
SKF has developed the new super-precision bearing lubrication unit for use with oil-air lubrication in high-speed applications. This highly effective solution improves lubricant flow and reduces frictional ...

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High-performance standard AC drives
August 2018, Elonics
Designed with both the installer and user in mind, LSIS has introduced its simple to install and easy to operate standard S100 drive. The powerful dual-rated unit is perfect for general applications such ...

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New drive range for energy-intensive applications
July 2018, Schneider Electric South Africa
In difficult economic times, rising energy prices have an increasingly negative impact on production costs. This is seeing energy-intensive industries under increasing pressure to improve energy efficiency ...

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NASA relies on maxon technology
July 2018, DNH Tradeserve
NASA’s fifth Mars rover will collect soil samples, seal them and deposit them on the Martian surface for future collection and transport back to earth. Swiss drive specialist, maxon motor, will supply ...

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Vacuum tube lifter for starter batteries
July 2018, Tectra Automation
The new Schmalz vacuum tube lifter, JumboFlex Battery provides a complete solution for the ergonomic and safe handling of starter batteries. It ensures the reliable commissioning of starter batteries ...

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Festo’s human-robot collaboration with artificial intelligence
Technews Industry Guide: Industrial Internet of Things & Industry 4.0, Festo
BionicWorkplace Alongside serial production, there is a trend in industry towards the customisation of products. A key role when it comes to production in batch size one, besides the digital networking ...

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Phase Change Material (PCM) compressed air dryer launch
July 2018, Artic Driers
The incessant need to reduce energy consumption is an ever present fact for all plant engineers. It is estimated that compressed air production and compressed air treatment amount to approximately 30% ...

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Position sensor detection for ­hydraulic cylinders
July 2018, Instrotech
Siko’s SGH wire-actuated encoders measure cylinder stroke as well as speed in hydraulic cylinders with impressive efficiency, flexibility and robustness.       The technology SGH sensors use a wire draw ...

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Linear encoders for future-proof position measurement
July 2018, SICK Automation Southern Africa
More and more vehicle manufacturers, integrators, and operations managers are setting their sights on top quality innovations. Everyone wants the added value that came to be standard within industrial ...

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Disc couplings for high torque ­applications
July 2018, SKF South Africa
SKF’s range of disc couplings in a variety of configurations offer cost-effective, lubrication-free service in medium to high torque applications that require torsional rigidity. They consist of two hubs ...

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