Motion Control & Drives


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Solar plant monitoring and control
February 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
With numerous innovations, Siemens has extended its drive portfolio, improving user-friendliness and offering space-saving installation options. The Sinamics G120X converter, designed specifically for ...

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Servo system simplifies sizing
February 2020, Rockwell Automation
The growing consumer desire for more product variety and packaging sizes is creating a need for smaller, more flexible machines. To provide a more cost-effective option for OEMs building smaller machines, ...

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Tailor-made mobile robotics revolutionise the automotive industry
February 2020, Omron Electronics
The interaction between employees and transport robots at BMW impressively demonstrates how factory harmony can be implemented in the factory of the future.

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Fibre optic transmission of AS-I signals
February 2020, ifm - South Africa
The new AS-i fibre optic repeater from ifm electronic enables AS-interface signal transmission via an optical medium and vice versa. This allows for considerable cable length extension in the AS-i network. ...

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Intelligent mechatronic devices
February 2020, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
The Danfoss VLT AutomationDrive BMG’s range of Danfoss electronic, mechanical and intelligent mechatronic devices includes the VLT AutomationDrive FC 300 series, designed for variable speed control of ...

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Five hydraulics technology trends
February 2020, Parker Hannifin Sales Company South
Here are five key technology trends presented by Parker Hannifin that are shaping the future of hydraulics.

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Space chair automation
December 2019, Siemens Digital Industries
The Euro Space Centre adventure park in Transinne in Belgium is home to a number of different simulators, including the original NASA multi-axis chair dating back to the 1960s which was used to familiarise ...

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Superior Filtration relies on Movidrive
December 2019, SEW-Eurodrive
An industrial water filtration specialist that has used gearmotors from SEW-Eurodrive for many years has adopted its Movidrive inverters with CMP servo motors and customisable iPOS software for its latest ...

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Motion controller with integrated drive control
January 2020, Siemens Digital Industries
Siemens has expanded its product portfolio of technology CPUs with the Simatic Drive Controller. The new controller combines a Simatic S7-1500 controller with motion control, technology and safety functionality, ...

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Modern irrigation control system
January 2020, Varispeed (Div of Hudaco Trading)
As a preferred supplier to the agricultural industry due to proven reliability and performance, Varispeed designs, manufactures and distributes constant pressure solutions. With a good knowledge of the ...

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RS Components adds double-acting air cylinders
January 2020, RS Components SA
RS Components has expanded its offering from factory automation manufacturer Festo to include new double-acting pneumatic cylinders in the DSBC product range. Aimed at both machine builders and maintenance ...

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New XTS functionality enables novel solutions in machine building
November 2019, Beckhoff Automation
XTS is a smart transport system of magnetically driven movers that travel along tracks consisting of motor modules and guide rails. A Beckhoff Industrial PC is able to control the movers independently ...

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WEG's variable speed drives on Ghana mine
November 2019, Zest WEG Group
Two units of the newly-developed WEG 11 kV VSD have been commissioned in West Africa by WEG Automation Africa, a member of the Zest WEG Group. According to Kirk Moss, senior manager: projects and ...

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Couplings for high torque applications
November 2019, SKF South Africa
Available in a variety of configurations, SKF’s range of Disc Couplings provide affordable, lubrication-free service in medium to high torque applications that require torsional rigidity. These innovative ...

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Belting for food applications
November 2019, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG
BMG’s Light Materials Handling division supplies and supports a comprehensive range of belting products suitable for the food processing, bottling and packaging sectors. “New to BMG’s range of belting ...

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Sawmills and sugar mills underpin growth for SEW-Eurodrive
October 2019, SEW-Eurodrive
Ageing sawmills and sugar mills in KwaZulu-Natal represent a significant growth opportunity for SEW-Eurodrive to introduce its latest energy-efficient technology. This is an increasing trend as both the ...

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DLM V-Drives
September 2019, Dupleix Liquid Meters (DLM)
DLM V-Drives control the latest generation of permanent magnet and standard induction motors. DLM offers the AMC (advanced motor control) and EPC (efficient pump control) V-Drives, which are available ...

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Complete drive solutions to boost efficiency and cut costs
September 2019, SEW-Eurodrive
The importance of the sugar industry in KwaZulu-Natal to SEW-Eurodrive as a key growth area for its complete drive solutions was underscored when it exhibited at the Congress of the South African Sugar ...

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RS announces drive controller kit
September 2019, RS Components SA
RS Components has announced the launch of the K4 Drive System Development Kit (K4DSDK) from ebm-papst, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-efficiency fan and motor drive products. Targeting ...

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Smart devices for Ex areas: Unbelievably simple mistakes that prevent control.
September 2019, Michael Brown Control Engineering, Editor's Choice
I am often astounded by finding really basic problems with controls in plants, which have operated that way for years. These problems are so basic that one can only wonder at how these controls could ...

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