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Contactless energy transfer system for an automotive assembly line extension
April 2019, SEW-Eurodrive
The Movitrans contactless energy transfer system from SEW-Eurodrive, in conjunction with its Movipro SDC decentralised drive, position and application controller, has played a critical role in an assembly ...

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VSDs drive cost saving in pumping systems
April 2019, Zest WEG Group
WEG variable speed drives (VSDs) offer the agricultural sector the ability to reduce the operating cost on automated water collection systems with a reduction in motor energy consumption when the motor ...

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Power module with load sharing
April 2019, Accutronics
TDK Corporation has announced the introduction of the DRM40 series of DIN rail mount redundancy modules. Two 10 30 V DC inputs are rated at 20 A each and the output at 40 A. A 150% peak load capability ...

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Cummins technology and innovation
April 2019
Powering a world that’s always on At the recent Middle East Electricity (MEE) exhibition held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, visitors could discover a range of the latest power products, systems and ...

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Stakeless earth ground loop testing
April 2019, Comtest
Testing the grounding components of equipment in hard to reach spaces, including areas that are indoors or fully paved and do not permit driving auxiliary test stakes, is always challenging. Comtest is ...

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Let there be light
March 2019, RJ Connect
Fuel cell system helps channel electricity to rural community.

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Convection cooled 600 W AC-DC supplies
March 2019, Accutronics
TDK Corporation has announced the introduction of the GXE600 series of 600 W AC-DC power supplies, certified to the IEC 60601-1 medical safety standard as well as IEC 62368-1. In a 1U high package, these ...

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Dry-type transformers for water project
March 2019
Dry-type transformer specialist Trafo Power Solutions has secured an order for 13 custom-designed cast resin units for Rand Water’s large Zuikerbosch Wastewater Treatment Works near Vereeniging. The ...

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Converters for building technology
March 2019, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives
Siemens presented a new converter series at last year’s SPS IPC Drives. The converters of the new Sinamics G120X series are especially suited for use in pump and fan applications in industries such as ...

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EM supplies smart building solutions
March 2019, ElectroMechanica
The latest Hager smart solutions for automated building control have been supplied by ElectroMechanica (EM) of Cape Town for Swarovski Lighting’s new showroom in Green Point. The leading supplier specified ...

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Compact motor starter with protection
March 2019, Vepac Electronics
The new motor starter Christian P-4.0 from Tele is designed for motors up to 4 kW @ 400 V, and includes five functions in one compact unit, requiring only 22,5 mm width. This intelligent instrument offers ...

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Compact soft starters for control of three-phase motors
February 2019, ElectroMechanica
Soft starters limit the inrush current, improving overall stability of the power supply and reducing transient voltage drops, which may affect other loads in a network. They are ideal for applications ...

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Forward-thinking municipality uses pumps to generate electricity
February 2019
A technical team serving the requirements of the Drakenstein municipality in the Western Cape has designed one of the country’s largest pump and turbine stations to be used for water reticulation to the ...

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How to optimise power quality in critical applications
February 2019, Schneider Electric South Africa
As global energy consumption continues to rise, energy is becoming more decentralised and decarbonised. While demand is estimated to increase by 70% through 2040, 50% of new energy generation capacity ...

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Compact DIN rail power supply
February 2019, Accutronics
TDK Corporation has announced the introduction of the TDK-Lambda brand DRF960-24-1 DIN rail mount AC-DC power supply, rated at 24 V 40 A (960 W) with a 60 A (1440 W) peak for 4 seconds. The product has ...

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Power supply protects against hour-long power failures
February 2019, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Indust. & Drives
Siemens has upgraded its Sitop PSU8600 power supply system with the addition of new supplementary modules to transform it into an uninterruptible DC power supply. To achieve this, the new DC UPS module ...

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Rockwell Automation expands power range
February 2019, Rockwell Automation
Rockwell Automation has expanded the power ranges and capabilities of TotalForce technology for its Allen-Bradley PowerFlex 755T AC drives. The drives now offer an expanded power range, helping engineers ...

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Compact contactor solutions
January 2019, Zest WEG Group
Engineered to provide a compact contactor solution, the WEG CWB range of devices offers a width space saving of up to 18%. Developed in two frame sizes, the contactors meet a range of industrial and domestic ...

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RS Components expands current transformer range
January 2019, RS Components SA
RS Components has announced availability of a range of RS Pro current transformers targeting a wide range of applications including process control, motor control, utility power monitoring, control panels, ...

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Efficient lighthouse operation in the modern age
December 2018, Horne Technologies
In a lighthouse the structures may appear old and dignified, but the technology inside is modern and robust. Low operating costs, availability and long maintenance intervals are the decisive criteria ...

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