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Smart factories reshaping the face of manufacturing

By: Schalk Burger     21st September 2018 Advanced manufacturing technologies, connectivity and analytics are helping factories to become integrated, intelligent, adaptable and efficient, says Japanese-based industrial technology multinational Omron South Africa GM and sub-Saharan Africa head Victor Marques. This global trend is mirrored... 

How smart sensors aid predictive maintenance as part of Industry 4.0

27th February 2018 Franck Roussillon, European Product Manager for Actuator, Parker Hannifin Industry 4.0 is far more than a term that’s simply ‘trending’ in the manufacturing industry, it’s a tool made up of many component parts which are able to offer genuine benefits and competitive gain to plants prepared to... 

How to Save Money and Downtime with ParkerStore Maintenance Services

27th February 2018 While “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” (thank you Ben Franklin!) we might say today, “a dollar of prevention is worth many thousands of dollars of downtime, shortened asset life, repair and maintenance costs and decreased productivity." (A little long, but it’s true!) When it... 

Linear actuator drive selection – a precise balancing act

16th February 2018 No ‘one size fits all’ for linear motion system drive train designs Olaf Zeiss, Product Manager, Linear Actuators Parker Hannifin Motion Systems Group 

BILSTEIN GmbH & Co. KG relies on X-Pact® Embedded, the automation system of SMS group

8th November 2016 BILSTEIN GmbH & Co. KG, Hagen-Hohenlimburg, Germany, has placed an order with SMS group www.sms-group.com covering a comprehensive modernization of its four-stand tandem rolling mill. The main objective of the upgrade is to ensure future production and plant availability. In times of ever shorter... 

Linear-motion system now locally available

6th November 2015 STAF integrated linear motion systems, which include linear guides, ball screws and linear tables, are available in Southern Africa, exclusively from BMG. “With the growing demand locally for economical yet efficient linear way products, BMG has established a partnership with OME Technology, to... 

Upgraded system saves lighting supplier up to 60% in energy costs

By: Pimani Baloyi     20th February 2015 Electrical systems supplier Legrand has upgraded its lighting and motion management system to incorporate an additional dimming functionality, as well as a switch sensor, or motion management system, says sales manager Johan Bosch. He tells Engineering News that the system’s new features ensure... 

Forty new additions to XYZ-axis range

18th July 2008 Diversified US Engineering company, Schaumburg, announced in June this year the immediate availability of 40 new additions to its line of XYZ-axis stages for machine builders and other designers of high-precision motion systems. 

Increased durability on BKK and BKR bridge modules

18th July 2008 Engineering company, Rexroth has expanded its extensive of linear modules with the new BKK and BKR Bridge Modules designed to run longer without intermediate support. 

Preassembled handling system reduces assembly efforts

13th June 2008 Global drive and control company Bosch Rexroth, through its local representative agency, factory and industrial automation company, Tectra, has developed a pre-assembled handling system, the camoLINE, which reduces the user’s design and assembly efforts. 

Tectra Automation adds eLINE Compact Modules to product range

By: Shannon de Ryhove     9th November 2007 Rexroth, represented locally by Tectra Automation, has announced the launch of two eLINE Compact Modules - the eCKK and eCKR. These cost-effective solutions are ideal for general mechanical engineering applications and complement the existing range of pre-assembled linear systems. 

Supply crunch forces higher stock holdings

By: Mariaan Webb     11th November 2005 Asian economies consuming the lion's share of global production 

UK linear-motion leader eyes SA auto market

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     2nd July 2004 The UK subsidiary of Japan’s THK group, the world’s largest manufacturer of linear-motion systems, has appointed South African-based rotating-bearings manufacturer SKF as its distributor throughout sub-Saharan Africa. 

Change in linear bearings manufacture speeds up the automation process

By: Helene Le Roux     14th November 2003 The use of new materials in the manufacture of linear bearings is assisting companies to speed up their automated processes. 

New linear guide system launched

26th October 2001 A new range of ball rail linear guide systems has been introduced on to the market by Tectra Automation, a division of the Hytec group. 

Miniature ball-rail system

By: System Author     2nd April 1999 The expansion of Rexroth Star’s miniature ball-rail system, the latest offering in a proved product range, enables Tectra Automation to provide a solution for virtually every linear motion application. As part of an already extensive range of Star profiled rail linear motion systems, the... 

New hot seat for G-force simulation

By: System Author     5th March 1999 A new flight simulator seat that re-creates the effects of G-force and offers a more realistic flying experience will be used to train UK fighter pilots. Designed by Cranfield College of Aeronautics, the technology is now being commercially manufactured by Cranfield Aerospace in Bedford, Southern... 

In-motion weighing system accredited

By: System Author     5th March 1999 Assized accreditation for use in trade, in . terms of the Trade Metrology Act 77 of 1973, has been awarded to the Datarail 100, an in-motion weighing system which was developed and produced by Kya Sand company SA Automation. This status was acquired in November 1998 and effectively permits the... 

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