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Automation Technology

Robotic platform wins design competition

28th May 2019 A design for a new robotic platform won the prestigious Drexel University’s annual College of Engineering senior project design competition. The Swerve robotic platform was placed first out of eight competing teams that were given only six minutes each to present their entries. A project... 

Demolition robot extends its reach

21st May 2019 A new remote-controlled demolition machine was showcased at World of Concrete 2019 in Las Vegas. The mid-sized robot is 1.2 m wide and can handle attachments weighing up to 500 kg. The three-part arm rotates 360° and extends 6.5 m vertically and 6 m horizontally. 

Demolition robot extends its reach
The Brokk 300 demolition robot with 360° rotating arm

VSDs drive cost saving in pumping systems

21st May 2019 Variable Speed Drives (VSD) offer the agricultural sector the ability to reduce operating costs on automated water collection systems by reducing motor energy consumption when the motor speed is reduced. The WEG VSD monitors the functionality of a pumping operation, including special functions... 

Rail-focused monitoring solution unveiled

30th April 2019 A rail-focused version of SKF's Multilog IMx platform, combining rolling stock and track condition monitoring has been launched. The Multilog IMx-Rail is a multi-channel, online condition monitoring system based on new rail-approved components. It allows operators to implement condition-based... 

SMC Corporation South Africa (Pty) Ltd

6th November 2018 SMC are the world leaders in pneumatics and are experts in industrial automation. Their pneumatic and electric components are used extensively throughout the automotive, electronics, life science, mining and food processing and packaging sectors. 

SMC Corporation South Africa (Pty) Ltd
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