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65 motors installed for wastewater plant expansion

18th March 2022 The project to expand a wastewater treatment plant south of Johannesburg, undertaken by water purification specialist PCI Africa, has included the installation of 65 WEG motors.   The project involved the addition of an extra module to the existing wastewater treatment plant, allowing it to treat... 

Motors and VSDs for world’s highest-grade copper mine

31st January 2022 Zest WEG is supplying a range of motors and variable speed drives (VSDs) for the second phase of the Kamoa-Kakula project, one of the world’s highest-grade copper mines, located on the Central African Copperbelt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. For the first phase of the project, Zest WEG... 

Image of a WEG high voltage motor being lifted into position on site at Kamoa-Kakula
A WEG high voltage motor being lifted into position on site at Kamoa-Kakula

Efficient motors help save energy for desalination plants

3rd December 2021 Desalination plants are known to require large amounts of electrical energy to pump high volumes of water through their systems. The use of high efficiency motors in such applications helps to ensure the efficient and cost-effective running of desalination plants.  “Desalination plants employ... 

An aerial view of a desalination plant
An aerial view of a desalination plant

Local content drives gearbox solutions for Southern Africa

4th November 2021 Local content, assembly, testing, commissioning and repair services, as well as local experience and expertise is key to a range of industrial gearbox solutions being distributed throughout Southern Africa. Hudaco Power Transmissions, formerly Bauer Geared Motors South Africa, has Southern Africa... 

Image of  Hudaco Power Transmissions gear motors
Hudaco Power Transmissions gear motors

Solution for replacing outdated large motors

22nd September 2021 Replacing large motors purchased and installed 20 to 30 years ago is often a difficult undertaking as frame sizes are smaller and new models do not fit onto the old bases. A custom-engineered adaptor plate is now available to allow a smaller frame to fit on the existing base, simplifying large... 

Image of old motor: Zest WEG provides solutions for replacing old motors that are on hard-to-modify bases
Zest WEG provides solutions for replacing old motors that are on hard-to-modify bases

Energy-efficient motors aim to beat rising costs

6th May 2021 A new super premium efficiency motor is being introduced in an effort to help motor users save costs and reduce the load on the national grid. Zest WEG is phasing in its IE4 motors in its WEG W22 range and is also making the IE4 level of efficiency available to customers at no premium on the IE3... 

A WEG W22 IE4 motor
A WEG W22 IE4 motor

Filling valve offers fast and precise filling

23rd April 2021 Rotary lobe pumps are often used in hygienic and aseptic filling processes but may not deliver the fast and precise filling required by the pharmaceutical industry and other sectors. The F60 servoDrive filling valve developed by Germany-based valve specialist GEMÜ, is said to allow these filling... 

The GEMÜ F60 servoDrive
The GEMÜ F60 servoDrive

State-of-the-art electric superbikes arrive in South Africa

14th January 2021 Electronia South Africa, an importer and distributor of electric vehicles (EVs), has signed an exclusive deal with Energica Motor Company Italy, to become the official agent for the first ever electric superbikes launched in the country. The Italian company designs and manufactures electric... 

Energica electric Superbikes are available from Electronia South Africa
Energica electric Superbikes are available from Electronia South Africa

Electech LS

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th December 2020 Sales of low voltage switch gear from LS Electric, such as miniature circuit breakers (6 kA and 10 kA), moulded circuit breakers (Metasol and Susol), contractors and overloads (thermal and electronics), manual motor starters, air circuit breakers (fixed and draw out types. Electech LS is based in... 

Electech LS

New variants of higher-range synchronous servo motors

5th November 2020 Twelve new variants of a compact synchronous servo motor are now available, offering high continuous power and an extended speed range to manufacturers. Bosch Rexroth has announced that it is expanding the performance range of its MS2N engine series at the high end, with up to 692 Nm - the... 

Bosch Rexroth synchronous servo motor with smaller frame
Bosch Rexroth synchronous servo motor with smaller frame

SEW-Eurodrive provides six MACC units to local power utility

11th September 2020 SPONSORED POST (Virtual Showroom): Global drive technology and automation leader, SEW-Eurodrive has developed a purpose-built 2-stage gear unit series solution, the MACC series, specifically for air-cooled condensers. Air condensers are the preferred solution for dry cooling towers in a range of... 

SEW-Eurodrive has provided six MACC units to a local power utility
SEW-Eurodrive has provided six MACC units to a local power utility

New cam clutches promise range of benefits

3rd June 2020 A new series of cam clutches designed for high-speed inclined and long overland belt conveyors and bucket elevators used in the mining and bulk handling sectors, has recently been launched. The BS-F series of clutches is part of BMG’s range of Tsubaki cam clutches. Tsubaki backstop cam clutches... 

The BS-F series of Tsubaki cam clutches from BMG
The BS-F series of Tsubaki cam clutches from BMG

Geared motors added to product line-up

3rd June 2020 A range of geared motors will soon be available to customers in South Africa and the rest of the continent. According to Zest WEG, its WEG WG20 range offers a number of benefits including efficiency and reliability.   

Zest WEG parallel shaft gear units are particularly suited for conveyors.
Zest WEG parallel shaft gear units are particularly suited for conveyors.

Drive system for smaller, more flexible machines

10th January 2020 A servo drive, motor and cable that can function as a system without a controller, has been introduced. The growing consumer demand for more product variety and packaging sizes is creating a need for smaller, more flexible machines. The new drive aims to offer a more cost-effective option for... 

Slipring motor drives cement and mining industries

21st November 2019 A new slipring motor designed and engineered for applications mainly in the cement and mining industries, has been launched. The motor has a power range up to 4.5 MW and can be used in a range of applications including mills, crushers, conveyors and fans. It is designed and dimensioned for... 

IEC Holden

18th November 2019 Trusted partner to global OEMs. Outsourced manufacturing and maintenance for industrial, rail, mining, wind power and automotive sectors. 


18th November 2019 Electric motors generate power and torque, provide positional feedback and assist in motor operation. Electric motors include AC induction motors and DC motors.  



18th November 2019 Electric motors generate power and torque, provide positional feedback and assist in motor operation. Electric motors include AC induction motors and DC motors. AC induction motors draw power and torque with electromagnetic induction and typically come in three-phase units. DC motors generate... 


Altra Industrial Motion

15th November 2019 Altra is a leading multinational designer, producer and marketer of a wide range of mechanical power transmission products. Selling across more than 70 countries globally.  


15th November 2019 BMG is the exclusive distributor and service provider for the world's leading brands of geared motors, including Varvel, Nord, Sumitomo Cyclo and Fenner. 



By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th November 2019 Conveyor Safety, Instrumentation, Communication & Management Systems. Intelligent control panels Blocked Chute Detectors Trip Switches - Slack & Tight Rope Misalignment units Rip Detectors Underspeed Switches Conveyor Sequence Switches Return Belt Spillage Detectors Dead Pan Switches (Feed... 

HHC (Pty) Ltd

15th November 2019 Hoisting and handling controls is the sole distributor in Southern Africa for the full range of Sicmemotori AC and DC electric motors. These superbly engineered and highly reliable motors are extensively used in the following market sectors: 

HHC (Pty) Ltd

Marthinusen & Coutts

15th November 2019 Marthinusen & Coutts (M&C) with ACTOM Turbo Machines are the leading electro-mechanical rotating machines after-market service providers in Africa with representation throughout the continent, offering a single supplier maintenance solution for rotating machines. This includes HV, MV  and  LV,... 


14th November 2019 SEW-EURODRIVE is present wherever there is motion. SEW-EURODRIVE gear units and motors have always set the trend and established new standards in drive technology. The quality label ‘made by SEW-EURODRIVE’ has become a hallmark of quality in the drive industry. 


Large AC motors for hazardous locations

26th September 2019 A new range of alternating current (AC) National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) electric motors has been launched. The motors promise an average of 15% more power over conventional designs and meet American Petroleum Institute 541 and 547 standards for motors operating in the oil and... 

Fuel coalescer cleans contaminated fuel

26th September 2019 Engine problems can be the result of contaminated fuel. Condensation, leaking filler pipes, caps, inspection covers, breathers and emulsified water generated during the filling process or movement of the fuel in the storage tank, can result in water contamination. Water contamination can cause... 

Another step towards fully autonomous mining

25th September 2019 A fifth generation Rig Control System (RCS) has been introduced.  The RCS is a hardware and software interface between a drill rig and the operator. Features such as machine-to-machine communication, sharing real-time drill plan updates between drills, auto tower angle and integrated camera view... 

Rig control system enhances automation of rotary blast hole rigs
Rig control system enhances automation of rotary blast hole rigs

Improved design and efficiency tips balance toward HV motor replacement

3rd September 2019 Advances in technology now make it possible for old high voltage (HV) motors to be replaced with new, improved HV machines within a customer’s existing footprint and operational configuration. Compared to HV machines designed 20 to 30 years ago, modern units can often be manufactured in smaller... 

Drive controller kit launched

3rd September 2019 A drive system development kit targeted for use by design engineers, application specialists and developers, is now available. The system offers faster development and deployment for motor-control based solutions. The new system promises a flexible solution with the ability to program and upload... 

Flameproof motors available in smaller sizes

13th August 2019 Low voltage (LV) flameproof motors are now available in smaller frame sizes, offering the safety, reliability and efficiency of larger motors. The motors are particularly useful in hazardous and explosive environments, as found in the oil and gas, chemical and mining industries. 

Voltex MV

6th November 2018 Voltex MV/LV Solutions provides tailor-made manufacturing products and services which are sold directly to the end user. They offer flexible lead times, custom design by application, design for cost-efficient manufacturing, flexible delivery schedules and general business solution initiatives.... 

Voltex MV

David Brown Santasalo

6th November 2018 David Brown Santasalo combines 285 years of gear engineering expertise to deliver proven gearboxes and drive system solutions for all industrial applications, as well as industrial gearbox repair and upgrade services.   


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