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Motors, Drives and Mechanical Power Transmission

Solution boosts industrial performance

28th May 2021 The MAXOLUTIONÒ solutions from drive and control specialists SEW-Eurodrive are fully integrated and customised technologies that automate, integrate, upgrade and streamline your existing production processes while still allowing for future technology to be incorporated.    

Local manufacturer offers extensive knowledge on drive solutions

By: Shannon de Ryhove     28th May 2021 Local electrical equipment manufacturer Zest WEG offers extensive applications knowledge, underpinned by its local capabilities, to customers across a range of industries. Adding value to its large range of electric equipment, Zest WEG has in its offering, customised solutions designed to suit... 

Zest WEG’s customised mill drive solutions include special features for mill operations, such as frozen charge detection software
Photo by Zest WEG
Zest WEG’s customised mill drive solutions include special features for mill operations, such as frozen charge detection software

Flexible couplings ensure effective transfer of torque

28th May 2021 Engineering solutions provider BMG’s new reinforced Fenner Triflex couplings, with forged steel flanges, provide an integrated solution for the safe and efficient transfer of torque, even in extreme conditions. “These durable couplings are designed to compensate for axial, radial and angular... 

Fenner Triflex Coupling
An intergrated solution for safe and efficient torque transfer
Fenner Triflex Coupling An intergrated solution for safe and efficient torque transfer

Advanced drive solutions reduce system costs

By: Nadine Ramdass     28th May 2021 Engineering solutions provider BMG’s range of Danfoss electronic, mechanical and intelligent ‘mechatronic’ devices are designed to optimise automation processes and reduce energy consumption in many sectors. With the modular Danfoss VLT drive system, which encompasses specific power sizes,... 

DRIVES FOR SECTOR
Mechatronic solutions that ensure energy savings, increased flexibility, high efficiency processes and low maintenance requirements
DRIVES FOR SECTOR Mechatronic solutions that ensure energy savings, increased flexibility, high efficiency processes and low maintenance requirements

System ensures efficiency

By: Nadine Ramdass     28th May 2021 Drive and control specialists SEW-EURODRIVE have supplied 53 Movigear units to a Gauteng-based bottling plant. The bottling plant required an energy efficient mechatronic drive system that could meet its required production output, says SEW-EURODRIVE sales manager Willem Strydom. 

MOVIGEAR UNIT
SEW-EURODRIVE has supplied 53 units to a bottling plant
MOVIGEAR UNIT SEW-EURODRIVE has supplied 53 units to a bottling plant

Sintech

28th May 2021 Tritec Sintered Products (Pty)Ltd com-menced business in Johannesburg in 1984 as a closed corporation, converting to a Propriety Company in 1996 trading under the much more sensible name of Sintech. The name “Sintech”, in turn, is an abbreviation of ‘Sintered Technology’ which when applied to... 

Sintech

Components create high efficiency in cooling towers

22nd January 2021 Engineering solutions provider BMG’s electromechanical team plays an important role in ensuring the dependable operation of wet and dry cooling towers, through the supply and support of many power generation components. “Hansen gearboxes, which have been designed by diversified corporation... 

GEARED UP 
BMG’s Sumitomo gearbox brands also include Paramax large industrial gearboxes and Fenner Shaft Mounted Reducers
GEARED UP BMG’s Sumitomo gearbox brands also include Paramax large industrial gearboxes and Fenner Shaft Mounted Reducers

Chains extend equipment operating life

22nd January 2021 Included in engineering solutions provider BMG’s extensive range of Tsubaki high-performance chain, is the robust workhorse elevator series, which offers enhanced strength and reliability, a cleaner environment and extended operating life. “Workhorse elevator chains – manufactured for high... 

POWER CHAIN 
Carefully-selected high-strength steels, advanced manufacturing processes and refined heat treatments, ensures the chain has maximum fatigue strength and protection against failure
POWER CHAIN Carefully-selected high-strength steels, advanced manufacturing processes and refined heat treatments, ensures the chain has maximum fatigue strength and protection against failure

Mixer successfully increases plant efficiency

By: Theresa Bhowan-Rajah     22nd January 2021 German drive technology manufacturer SEW Eurodrive provided its services and gearboxes for a mixer replacement which was fabricated by family-owned feed milling original equipment manufacturer (OEM), Dalein Agriplan. Dalein Agriplan fabricates feed milling installations for the animal feed... 

STIR THE MIXING POT
The XT gearbox is a unique gearing system that has a twin-shaft mixer instead of a single-shaft mixer
STIR THE MIXING POT The XT gearbox is a unique gearing system that has a twin-shaft mixer instead of a single-shaft mixer

High-quality equipment supply through partnership

22nd January 2021 Power generation and electro-mechanical power transmission supplier Vert Energy has been appointed by Japanese diesel engine manufacturer Yanmar as its official distributor in Southern Africa for Yanmar industrial engines from the beginning of 2021. “What’s exciting for the African market is the... 

Alternators provide safe, uninterrupted power

22nd January 2021 Power generation and power transmission product supplier Vert Energy offers custom-designed solutions for dependable power in areas without connection to the mains. “There is often the inconvenience of having to do work that requires electricity, in areas where there is no connection to the... 

POWERED UP 
Vert Energy offers custom-designed solutions for dependable power in areas without connection to the mains
POWERED UP Vert Energy offers custom-designed solutions for dependable power in areas without connection to the mains

Sintech

21st January 2021 Tritec Sintered Products started as a closed corporation in Johannesburg in 1984. Its name was shortened to the simpler ‘Sintech’, becoming a proprietary company in 1996.  

Sintech

Global brushless dc motors market exhibits healthy growth

29th May 2020 Consumer demand for enhanced features in automotive products, such as motorised seats, is spurring demand for brushless direct current (DC) motors, says market researcher Fact.MR. Rising emphasis on fuel efficiency, adoption of new-energy alternatives, amid strict carbon emission regulations is... 

Company maintains drive tech support throughout lockdown

29th May 2020 Bearings supplier BMG’s commitment to ensuring industry continues to operate efficiently and safely, even during difficult lockdown conditions, encompasses the ongoing supply and support of a range of engineering components, including drive systems and frequency inverters. A critical part of... 

THE FULL RANGE 
BMG’s NORD drive systems and NORDAC frequency inverters are combined to offer a complete spectrum of fully flexible, modern frequency inverters
THE FULL RANGE BMG’s NORD drive systems and NORDAC frequency inverters are combined to offer a complete spectrum of fully flexible, modern frequency inverters

Drives designed to improve productivity

29th May 2020 Bearings supplier BMG’s VACON 100 alternating current (AC) drives have been designed to save energy, optimise process control and improve productivity in many sectors. Through VACON 100’s economical solutions, BMG is able to ensure a quick return on project investments for its customers, says BMG... 

COMPATIBLE AND EFFECTIVE 
VACON 100 AC drives allow its customers to use the most efficient motor for each application, with the ability to run new motor technologies
COMPATIBLE AND EFFECTIVE VACON 100 AC drives allow its customers to use the most efficient motor for each application, with the ability to run new motor technologies

Company provides energy efficient solutions for customers

29th May 2020 Electric motors company Vert Energy – exclusive distributors in Southern Africa of electric motor manufacturer Leroy Somer – is committed to providing energy-saving solutions for its diverse customer base. Critical challenges facing industry include finding the most efficient ways to minimise... 

HIGH EFFICIENCY 
The Dyneo motor-drive unit ensures high efficiency levels over the whole operating speed range, especially at speeds below the synchronous speed
HIGH EFFICIENCY The Dyneo motor-drive unit ensures high efficiency levels over the whole operating speed range, especially at speeds below the synchronous speed

Electromechanical solutions offered

29th May 2020 Power generation and electromechanical power transmission industry solutions provider Vert Energy – exclusive distributors for electric motor provider Leroy-Somer in Southern Africa – offers environmentally-sound automation systems and engineering services for container, dry bulk terminal and... 

IMPROVED MOVEMENT, MAXIMISED SAFETY These electromechanical solutions improve the movement of containers and goods, and maximizes safety, energy efficiency and fuel savings
IMPROVED MOVEMENT, MAXIMISED SAFETY These electromechanical solutions improve the movement of containers and goods, and maximizes safety, energy efficiency and fuel savings

Company invests in geared motors, employee training

By: Simone Liedtke     29th May 2020 A range of geared motors from Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG will be available from the third quarter of 2020 to clients in South Africa and the rest of Africa from subsidiary Zest WEG. Dubbed the WG20 range, the geared motors – with benefits such as efficiency and reliability –... 

INTERCHANGEABLE SETTINGS
WEG K geared units can also be equipped with a hollow shaft, output shaft, shrink disc, torque arm and mounting flange
INTERCHANGEABLE SETTINGS WEG K geared units can also be equipped with a hollow shaft, output shaft, shrink disc, torque arm and mounting flange

Company supplies motor units for German project

31st January 2020 Drive technology company SEW-Eurodrive supplied 64 Movigear servo motors from its Cape Town branch to a major original-equipment manufacturer (OEM). 

IDEAL SOLUTIONS 
The Movigear solution was ideal for this application owing to its 200:1 speed range
IDEAL SOLUTIONS The Movigear solution was ideal for this application owing to its 200:1 speed range

Company leverages off diverse industrial supplier’s strengths

31st January 2020 As part of automotive consumable products supplier Hudaco Group, Bearings International (BI) is able to leverage synergies across a broad range of companies, meaning it can offer a complete product basket across its branch network nationally. 

Company supplies motors for automotive plant upgrade 

By: Mamaili Mamaila     31st January 2020 Drive technology provider SEW-Eurodrive has supplied geared motors to an automotive company as part of an expansion project at its assembly plant in Silverton, Pretoria. 

Company supplies motors for automotive plant upgrade
SEW-Eurodrive export sales representative Phillip Steyn discusses one of the company’s latest projects. Camerawork: Creamer Media’s Kutlwano Matlala. Editing: Creamer Media’s Nicholas Boyd. Recorded: 11.12.2019 latest projects

Company stirs interest in pump-engine range

31st January 2020 Solutions provider Cummins held a highly successful seminar in October, in both Dubai and in South Africa, to introduce end-users and original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to its range of high-quality engines for the pumps segment. 

SENSIBLY SPEAKING 
Cummin's strategy to break into the pump segment is to reassure its customers that it can supply fit-for-market solutions that make a lot more sense in terms of the harsh operating conditions in Africa
SENSIBLY SPEAKING Cummin's strategy to break into the pump segment is to reassure its customers that it can supply fit-for-market solutions that make a lot more sense in terms of the harsh operating conditions in Africa

Factory now fully compliant with local requirements

31st January 2020 Following much investment and transfer of knowledge and skills, multinational corporation ABB South Africa’s motor and generator factory in Alrode, near Johannesburg in Gauteng, is now fully compliant with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition’s (DTIC’s) greater than 70% local... 

More demand for lower costs and efficient designs

By: Mamaili Mamaila     31st January 2020 There has been growing demand in the conveyor market for more compact and efficient designs at lower costs, says industrial equipment supplier BMG. 

SO, SO VERSATILE 
BMG’s cam clutches can also be used for belt conveyors, metals, timber, pulp and wood chip, as well as bucket elevators for cement and grain
SO, SO VERSATILE BMG’s cam clutches can also be used for belt conveyors, metals, timber, pulp and wood chip, as well as bucket elevators for cement and grain

Company increases footprint in Africa through distributorship

31st January 2020 Electro-mechanical power transmission supplier Vert Energy’s Leroy-Somer LSK direct current (DC) motors provide cost-effective solutions for variable speed applications.  

EXCLUSIVE PICKS 
Vert Energy is the exclusive distributor for Leroy-Somer in Southern Africa
EXCLUSIVE PICKS Vert Energy is the exclusive distributor for Leroy-Somer in Southern Africa

Habasit presents range of timing belts for drive technology

24th May 2019 Last month, conveyor and processing belts manufacturer Habasit presented its complete timing belt portfolio at leading trade fair for integrated automation, motion and drives Hannover Messe Fair. The range of applications for timing belts in drive technology and intralogistics is significant. The... 

HIGH-PERFORMANCE BELTS
These Flex belts are ideal for transporting heavy loads and are therefore suitable for use in high-performance conveyor systems
HIGH-PERFORMANCE BELTS These Flex belts are ideal for transporting heavy loads and are therefore suitable for use in high-performance conveyor systems

BMG extends supply of gearboxes and variators

24th May 2019 Engineering consumables and components distributor Bearing Man Group (BMG), as exclusive distributors for gears and drives manufacturer Varvel Group in sub-Saharan Africa for more than 40 years, has extended the supply of Varvel gearboxes and variators for small- and medium-power applications.... 

TRACKING THE SUN

BMG’s Varvel worm gearboxes are installed on solar panels to ensure that they are in an ideal position to track the sun
TRACKING THE SUN BMG’s Varvel worm gearboxes are installed on solar panels to ensure that they are in an ideal position to track the sun

Vert supplies Leroy-Somer motors in Southern Africa

24th May 2019 Electric power generation solutions provider Vert Energy is the sole supplier of electric motors manufacturer Leroy-Somer in Southern Africa. Vert Energy supplies the entire Leroy-Somer (LS) range, including standard and adapted ac and dc motors, geared and brake motors, variable speed drives... 

SAFETY IN EXTREME CONDITIONS

The range is ideal for pump, ventilation, agitator and mixed applications in refineries, pipelines, petrochemicals and food industries
SAFETY IN EXTREME CONDITIONS The range is ideal for pump, ventilation, agitator and mixed applications in refineries, pipelines, petrochemicals and food industries

New motor released to electric drives and controls industry

24th May 2019 Automation technology solutions provider Tectra Automation’s new MS2N Synchronous Servo Motor is the company’s latest innovative product offering to the electric drives and controls industry. The MS2N servo motor range combines high dynamics with compact dimensions and energy efficiency, with... 

VERSATILITY IN APPLICATION

The MS2N includes over 50 motor types in six motor sizes, five motor lengths and more than 20 fully configurable options
VERSATILITY IN APPLICATION The MS2N includes over 50 motor types in six motor sizes, five motor lengths and more than 20 fully configurable options

VSD important for energy savings in HVAC industry

By: Cameron Mackay     24th May 2019 Owing to higher demand for energy savings and stricter environmental legislation, variable-speed drives (VSDs) are used more in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) industry, says diversified technology provider Johnson Controls engineering manager Russell Hattingh. “There’s... 

VSD VARIATION 

Variable speed drives can assist in managing loads if there are variations in loads, such as load-shedding, which is important in an African context
VSD VARIATION Variable speed drives can assist in managing loads if there are variations in loads, such as load-shedding, which is important in an African context

Company introduces new ACS6080 drive

24th May 2019 Automation technology provider ABB has expanded its all-compatible drives offering to include the ACS6080 medium voltage (MV) drive for critical applications. The new drive introduces an innovative control technology, developed by the company, that brings high-performance motor control to... 

VERSATILE CONTROL

The ACS6080 controls all types of AC motors including induction, synchronous and permanent magnet, without the need for different software
VERSATILE CONTROL The ACS6080 controls all types of AC motors including induction, synchronous and permanent magnet, without the need for different software

New VSD software offers energy savings

By: Cameron Mackay     24th May 2019 Electrical and energy solutions provider Zest WEG Group is deploying a new plug-and-play variable speed drive (VSD) software solution that achieves automatic energy savings when used with any standard electric motor. The solution was developed by WEG Group software engineers in Brazil. 

LIGHTEN THE LOAD 

While there are a variety of different sized motors that will have different efficiencies, energy savings increase exponentially as the load decreases
LIGHTEN THE LOAD While there are a variety of different sized motors that will have different efficiencies, energy savings increase exponentially as the load decreases

Acquisition of German company confirmed

25th January 2019 The acquisition of Germany-based planetary drives producer O&K Antriebstechnik GmbH by Italian gear motors, drive systems and planetary gearboxes producer Bonfiglioli and Italian transmission systems producer Carraro has made Bonfiglioli the sole owner of O&K Antriebstechnik GmbH. The process,... 

BONFIGLIOLI AS GLOBAL LEADER
The company's goal is to continue expanding into heavy construction, mining machinery, marine, port and airport equipment markets
BONFIGLIOLI AS GLOBAL LEADER The company's goal is to continue expanding into heavy construction, mining machinery, marine, port and airport equipment markets

Company focused on agriculture

By: Cameron Mackay     25th January 2019 The agricultural sector is set to become a significant focal point for leading bearings and power transmission product distributor Bearings International (BI) in 2019, as it expands its portfolio of agricultural application products in the first quarter of this year. “There are a few product... 

AGRI-SMART SOLUTION
The joint venture will bring the most essential spare products closer to farmers, in order to satisfy their maintenance needs for bearings and agricultural products
AGRI-SMART SOLUTION The joint venture will bring the most essential spare products closer to farmers, in order to satisfy their maintenance needs for bearings and agricultural products

Expanded products portfolio leads to new opportunities

By: Cameron Mackay     25th January 2019 New markets and opportunities have arisen after technical solutions provider BMG expanded its products portfolio with the addition of Fenner conveyor belting products last year. “BMG decided to sign a long-term agreement in 2018 with polyvinyl chloride (PVC) solid woven conveyor belting products... 

FENNER PRODUCT GROUP 2018
The extended scope has put BMG in a position to deal with conveyors clients
FENNER PRODUCT GROUP 2018 The extended scope has put BMG in a position to deal with conveyors clients

Motor Scan beneficial for various sectors

By: Cameron Mackay     25th January 2019 With leveraging digital technology said to be key to participation in the next wave of economic growth, the launch of the WEG Motor Scan has become a reality for South African companies in various sectors, says motors and controls manufacturer Zest WEG Group rotating machinery sales manager... 

WEG MOTOR SCAN
The sensor measures the vibration, temperature and operational hours of electric motors to detect irregularities
WEG MOTOR SCAN The sensor measures the vibration, temperature and operational hours of electric motors to detect irregularities

Acquisitions allow for access to tech, developments in industry

By: Shannon de Ryhove     25th May 2018 Global motors and drives manufacturer and supplier Zest WEG Group’s Brazil headquarters has made several new acquisitions over the past few years, which has enabled the company to access a larger expertise pool and new technology, says Zest WEG Group manager of rotating machines Fanie Steyn. WEG... 

Zest WEG Group will launch the Motor Scan at Electra Mining in September
Photo by Zest WEG Group
Zest WEG Group will launch the Motor Scan at Electra Mining in September

Alternative drive systems for offshore operations

25th May 2018 Owing to increasing safety requirements and more stringent environmental regulations, use of electric drive technology has become the subject of ever stronger debate in the offshore sector. Its higher precision and better dynamics and efficiency are winning over more and more users on the high... 

GROUNDED OFFSHORE
Pedestal-mounted lattice boom cranes with an innovative electric drive concept
GROUNDED OFFSHORE Pedestal-mounted lattice boom cranes with an innovative electric drive concept
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