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Creating factories of the future

INDUSTRY 4.0 technologies will increasingly be incorporated into the design of factories of the future. Digitalisation, intelligent automation and “smartisation” will allow these factories...

Worm gear lubrication wisdom

WORM gears are specifically designed to transmit motion and power between nonintersecting shafts, such as shafts at right angles to each other. Because worm...

Don’t let these common problems grind your gears

GEARS, like any mechanical element, are subject to wear and, if not addressed, even failure. That’s according to Callum Ford, National Marketing Manager at Lubrication...

Generators deliver purer nitrogen while slashing expenditure

NITROGEN is an essential requirement in a number of applications such as chemical manufacturing, food and beverage processing and packaging, electronics, pharmaceuticals, and laser...

Zest for local content fuels company’s Africa growth

ZEST WEG’s four decades in Africa have produced a powerful local manufacturing base, and a growing footprint across sub-Saharan Africa, strengthening supply chains and...

Diesel engine component cleaning for OEMs

METRIC Automotive Engineering now offers a cleaning service to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the diesel engine component remanufacturing sector. “We found that few OEMs...

Appy days as online shopping joins the industrial age

ONLINE retail shopping has seen exponential growth globally, further propelled by the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying lockdowns and health and safety protocols. But according...

Portable power exactly where and when it’s needed

VERT Energy offers custom-designed solutions for dependable power in areas without connection to the mains. That’s according to Managing Director Grant Robertson who said companies...

New higher-range synchronous servo motors

WITH 12 new variants of the synchronous servo motor MS2N, Bosch Rexroth is expanding the performance range of the engine series at the high...

B2B online shopping platform launched

BMG has launched its new web-based shopping platform, BMG Online, which it says makes doing business in the industrial sector even easier. “Although the planning,...

Transfer system brings ergonomic assembly concepts to life

LOCAL door opening products manufacturer Assa Abloy South Africa recently upgraded its assembly line to a semi-autonomous production system engineered by Petrichor Concepts, a...

New chain promises improved wear life in demanding conditions

BMG’s power transmission division has launched the Tsubaki Titan chain series which it says offers significant improvements in wear-life in demanding applications, including abrasive...

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