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Motors

Easing the headache of large motor interchangeability

WHEN companies look at replacing large motors which were purchased and installed 20 to 30 years ago, they often find that frame sizes are...

New industrial alternator boasts better performance and cooling

NIDEC Leroy-Somer has launched the LSA 47.3, an industrial alternator which it says offers increased performance and an optimised cooling system. “The new LSA 47.3...

The importance of grease compatibility

MIXING greases that aren’t compatible can cause equipment problems, from softening of the grease to hardening, bleeding, separation – or even catastrophic failure of...

Cost-effective solutions for water, wastewater treatment

INCREASINGLY stringent regulations for water and wastewater treatment have seen a significant investment in new treatment technologies and processes. In addition, the country’s ageing...

Advanced drive solutions for the chemical sector

BMG’s range of Danfoss electronic, mechanical and intelligent ‘mechatronic’ devices are designed to optimise automation processes and reduce energy consumption in many sectors, including...

Starter motor dirt dilemma solved

VESCONITE wear-resistant sleeve bearing replacements have been fitted as standard components in a range of Powerstart hydraulic and turbine starter motors, with some 550...

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...

Big transformer boost for power utility

PRECISION manufacturing at the WEG Blumenau factory in Brazil allowed Zest WEG to supply two large, custom-built power transformers a month ahead of deadline...

3D machine vision for automated logistics operations

SICK Automation and Neadvance, a company specialising in computer vision technologies and artificial intelligence solutions, collaborated to engineer what they describe as the ideal...

A new benchmark in control automation excellence?

MOVI-C from SEW-Eurodrive offers controller control technology throughout the entire automation process from planning and commissioning through to operations and diagnostics. Dylan Enslin, Maxolution Engineer...

Soft starters have a Zest for hard work

THE new WEG SSW900 soft-starters are the ideal choice for complete motor control and protection, according to Zest WEG. “These units allow quick and simple...

How high-efficiency motors and drives help combat climate change

GLOBAL industrial technology company ABB has called on governments and industry to accelerate adoption of high-efficiency motors and variable speed drives to help combat...

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Massive fuel price hike looms: more pain for SA farmers

PETROL and diesel prices could rise by as much as R3 a litre when the fuel tax returns to normal in June. Treasury cut the...

Insurance ombuds put R400M back in the hands of consumers

BOTH the ombuds for long-term (life) and short-term (non-life) insurance jointly put almost R400-milion back in the hands of consumers in 2021. The ombuds for...

Momentous milestone for passenger car maker

VOLKSWAGEN SA celebrated a momentous milestone earlier this month with the 1-millionth Polo for export rolling off the production line at the plant in...

Food safety at risk as importers battle delays

PRODUCT recalls and outbreaks of foodborne illnesses make headlines all the time. But recent supply chain bottlenecks are raising fears about food quality and...