Engineering News | Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/page/motors-drives-and-mechanical-power-transmission Sat, 22 Sep 2018 03:13:32 +0200 FeedCreator 1.7.3 Acquisitions allow for access to tech, developments in industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/acquisitions-allow-for-access-to-new-technology-developments-in-motor-industry-2018-05-25 Shannon de Ryhove Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 485898 1526912746 1527199200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000724499_resized_motorscan1022.jpg Zest WEG Group will launch the Motor Scan at Electra Mining in September 511 287 Alternative drive systems for offshore operations http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/alternative-drive-systems-for-offshore-operations-2018-05-25 Halima Frost Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 486108 1526912747 1527199200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000724910_resized_motorsdrivesbonfigliolirig05181022.jpg GROUNDED OFFSHORE Pedestal-mounted lattice boom cranes with an innovative electric drive concept 511 287 Company offers technical advisory for clients http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-offers-technical-advisory-for-clients-2018-05-25 Halima Frost Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 486137 1526912747 1527199200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000724956_resized_motorsdrivesbmgassembly05181022.jpg CRITICAL FACTOR Budget chains help reduce costs for procurement managers 511 287 New drive generation ensures energy savings http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-drive-generation-ensures-energy-savings-2018-05-25 Halima Frost Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 486154 1526912747 1527199200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000724960_resized_motorsdrivesabb05181022.jpg SPACE & ENERGY SAVING Compact package optimises costs and saves space 511 287 New shafts to enhance motor performance http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-shafts-to-enhance-motors-performance-2018-05-25 Halima Frost Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 486122 1526912747 1527199200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000724941_resized_motorsdrivessiemens05181022.jpg COMPLETE PACKAGE The perfectly coordinated system permits optimum closed-loop control of pumps, fans and compressors. 511 287 Commissioning under way following VSD supply http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/supply-first-for-south-african-drive-giant-2018-05-25 Halima Frost Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 +0200 486102 1526912747 1527199200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000724890_resized_motorsdrivessew05181022.jpg DRIVING THE MINE This variable speed drive was one of the biggest ever supplied by SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa 511 287 Growing global trend for small, compact and cost-saving VSDs http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/growing-global-trend-for-small-compact-and-cost-saving-vsds-2018-01-26 Simone Liedtke Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 473712 1516688535 1516917600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000697821_resized_movigearintegrateddriveunit122017seweurodrive1022.jpg MOVIGEAR MECHATRONIC DRIVE UNIT The units are able to reduce installation and start-up efforts and costs 511 287 High-performance chain offers enhanced strength and reliability http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/high-performance-chain-offers-enhanced-strength-and-reliability-2018-01-26 Simone Liedtke Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 474825 1516688535 1516917600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Increasing energy cost prompts need for drive systems http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/increasing-energy-cost-prompts-need-for-drive-systems-2018-01-26 Simone Liedtke Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 474462 1516688535 1516917600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000699389_resized_u1000matrixdrive122017varispeed1022.jpg U1000 MATRIX DRIVE The U1000 matrix drive does not require any additional filtering to achieve low harmonics 511 287 Misaligned pulleys affect belt efficiency and life span http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/misaligned-pulleys-affect-belt-efficiency-and-life-span-2018-01-26 Simone Liedtke Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 473216 1516688534 1516917600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000697320_resized_fennerdrivealignmentlaser112017bmg1022.jpg FENNER DRIVE ALIGNMENT LASER The Fenner Drive Alignment Laser is designed for accurate pulley and sprocket alignment 511 287 Motor solutions ensure simpler, more compatible installations http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/motor-solutions-ensure-simpler-more-compatible-installations-2018-01-26 Simone Liedtke Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 473789 1516688535 1516917600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000697983_resized_easypacttvs122017magnetschneider1022.jpg EASYPACT TVS The EasyPact TVS range encompasses nine sizes of contactors that cover a broad range of current ratings 511 287 Multifunction vibration meter redefines vibration screening http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/multifunction-vibration-meter-redefines-vibration-screening-2018-01-26 Simone Liedtke Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 474901 1516688535 1516917600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 VFD adoption triggers need for bearing protection rings http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/reliable-mitigation-of-shaft-voltages-lead-to-increase-in-bearing-protection-2018-01-26 Simone Liedtke Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 26 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0200 474000 1516688535 1516917600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Range of power transmissions showcased at fair http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/range-of-power-transmissions-showcased-at-show-2017-05-26 Victor Moolman Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 452128 1495523577 1495749600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 New torque limiter sizes added to developer’s range http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-torque-limiter-sizes-added-to-developers-range-2017-05-26 Victor Moolman Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 452134 1495523577 1495749600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Solutions specialist expands product range http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/solutions-specialist-expands-product-range-2017-05-26 Simone Liedtke Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 449135 1495523577 1495749600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000641148_resized_altivaratv320variablespeeddrives032017magnetschneiderelectricaljpg1022.jpg ALTIVAR ATV320 This system has been developed to optimise design and engineering costs 511 287 Three new paramotors available for South African market http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/three-new-paramotors-available-for-s-african-market-2017-05-26 Victor Moolman Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 452228 1495523577 1495749600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000648821_resized_motorsdriveshuntex2017parajetvictor290420171022.jpg PARAMOTORS The paramotors using a running start are limited to one person 511 287 Quad bikes and side-by-side vehicles used for rough terrains http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/quad-bikes-and-side-by-side-vehicles-used-for-rough-terrains-2017-05-26 Victor Moolman Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 452224 1495525950 1495749600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000648879_resized_20170404smithpower1022.jpg 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/68933_2017-04-04_smithpower_-_lio-hd_web.mp410735446Smith Power Equipment Polaris and Linhai product range national sales manager Mark Chittenden explains the advantages and uses of the small off-road vehicles. Camerawork: Victor Moolman. Editing: Lionel da Silva Smith Power Equipment Polaris and Linhai product range national sales manager Mark Chittenden explains the advantages and uses of the small off-road vehicles. Camerawork: Victor Moolman. Editing: Lionel da Silva Uniquely designed industrial gear units supplied to Kazakhstan gold mine http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/uniquely-designed-industrial-gear-units-supplied-to-kazakhstan-gold-mine-2017-05-26 Victor Moolman Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 452193 1495715545 1495749600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 1 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000648892_resized_20170404seweurodrive1022.jpg 511 287 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/attachments/68934_2017-04-04_seweurodrive_-_lio-hd_web.mp416398077SEW-Eurodrive South Africa projects head Rudi Swanepoel explains the challenges and designs required for the units. Camerawork: Victor Moolman. Editing: Lionel da Silva SEW-Eurodrive South Africa projects head Rudi Swanepoel explains the challenges and designs required for the units. Camerawork: Victor Moolman. Editing: Lionel da Silva New range of drives and motors available in SA http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-range-of-drives-and-motors-available-in-south-africa-2017-05-26 Victor Moolman Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 26 May 2017 00:00:00 +0200 452131 1496992745 1495749600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Next-generation voltage drives launched http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-launches-its-next-generation-of-voltage-drive-2017-01-27 Kimberley Smuts Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200 439310 1485238956 1485468000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Inverter drives set for April launch http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/inverter-drives-set-for-april-launch-2017-01-27 Kimberley Smuts Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200 439460 1485238956 1485468000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Company aims to be lead supplier http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-aims-to-be-lead-supplier-2017-01-27 Kimberley Smuts Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200 439479 1485238956 1485468000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000617242_resized_bearingsinternationalbauermotorsanddrives1220161022.jpg EXTENSIVE PRODUCT OFFERING The main benefit of the brands represented by BI is cost saving and reduced downtime 511 287 Motors shielded in hazardous environments http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/motors-shielded-in-hazardous-environments-2017-01-27 Kimberley Smuts Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200 439403 1485238956 1485468000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Specialist to supply ten motors to Jhb water plant http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/specialist-to-supply-ten-motors-to-jhb-water-plant-2017-01-12 Kimberley Smuts Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200 439364 1485238956 1485468000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Company earns electric motors certification http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/company-earns-electric-motors-certification-2017-01-27 Kimberley Smuts Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200 439342 1489389197 1485468000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Complete solution provided for medium voltage applications http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/complete-solution-provided-for-medium-voltage-applications-2017-01-27 Kimberley Smuts Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0200 439386 1489390480 1485468000 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Legislation impacts on energy efficient motors industry uptake http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/legislation-impacts-on-energy-efficient-motors-industry-uptake-2016-05-20 Sebastian Whyle Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 410812 1463465697 1463695200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000544048_resized_zestzwg2014firstgenerationdemounit12.jpg VISUALISING EFFICIENCY The demonstration rig provides a clear representation of the differences in efficiency levels between motors 511 340 Modular electric drive system to start volume production in 2018 http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/modular-electric-drive-system-to-start-volume-production-in-2018-2016-05-20 Sebastian Whyle Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 410820 1463465698 1463695200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 Urethane couplings for efficient drive performance http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/urethane-couplings-for-efficient-drive-performance-2016-05-20 Sebastian Whyle Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 410832 1463465698 1463695200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000544447_resized_timkenquickflexflexiblecouplingpic10223.jpg WEIGHT REDUCTION Owing to the high torque capacity of this range, the selected Quick-Flex solution is often smaller than the replaced coupling, leading to a major weight reduction on the drive as well as stress reduction on other components 511 287 UK wind industry to benefit from service agreement http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/uk-wind-industry-to-benefit-from-service-agreement-2016-05-20 Sebastian Whyle Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 410817 1463465697 1463695200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000544062_resized_windenergyrenewablereuters.jpg WIND ENERGYMoventas Gears UK is the first gearbox service provider in the UK able to provide multi megawatt full load testing – an essential part of gearbox servicing 511 287 Green car ferry going into operation mid-2017 http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/green-car-ferry-going-into-operation-mid-2017-2016-05-20 Sebastian Whyle Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 410872 1463465698 1463695200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000544343_resized_im2015050754pd300dpi10222.jpg GREEN CAR FERRY The ferry car will be about 90 m long and 16 m wide with capacity for a maximum of 90 cars 511 287 Energy efficient variable speed drive unveiled http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/energy-efficient-variable-speed-drive-unveiled-2016-05-20 Sebastian Whyle Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 410954 1463465698 1463695200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 New drives offer product compatibility http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-drives-offer-product-compatibility-2016-05-20 Sebastian Whyle Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 20 May 2016 00:00:00 +0200 410826 1467098704 1463695200 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000544444_resized_wooddryingfanmotor10222.jpg SINGLE POINT OF CONTACT NMC gives customers a single point of communication for all support requirements by offering all the components of the drive system 511 287 New factory propels local-content aspect for rail industry http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/new-factory-propels-local-content-aspect-for-rail-industry-2016-01-22 Dylan Slater Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0200 396284 1453126550 1453413600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000500562_resized_iecholden112151022duane.jpeg GAINING TRACTION IEC Holden is manufacturing 660 kW ac motors for use in Bombardier’s Traxx Africa locomotives 511 287 High-horsepower locomotive engine destined for SA http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/high-horsepower-locomotive-engine-destined-for-sa-2016-01-22 Dylan Slater Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0200 395705 1453126550 1453413600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000498857_resized_cumminsqsk95engine1022.jpeg HIGH HORSEPOWER The Cummins QSK95 tier 3 engine produces 3 600 hp at only 1 800 rpm 511 287 Cycloidal drive propulsion commissioned to power local tugboats http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cycloidal-drive-propulsion-commissioned-to-power-local-tugboats-2016-01-22 Dylan Slater Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0200 395702 1453126550 1453413600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000498842_resized_voithschneiderpropeller1022.jpeg CYCLOIDAL DRIVE The size 32 Voith Schneider propeller can produce bollard pulls in excess of 70 t 511 287 Electric motors donated to training facility http://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/electric-motors-donated-to-training-facility-2016-01-22 Dylan Slater Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission Fri, 22 Jan 2016 00:00:00 +0200 396858 1453126551 1453413600 99999999999 Zandile Mavuso 0 0 http://us-cdn.creamermedia.co.za/assets/articles/images/resized/0000502180_resized_tvetcollegedonationpic021022.jpeg ELECTRICAL TRAINING Level 3 electrical infrastructure learner at Tshwane North TVET College demonstrates the WEG MPW 25 motor protective circuit breaker 511 287