Following our earlier newsletter that we upgrade injection machines, here is some insight from a project currently in progress. The electrical integration development has been completed and the installation process is underway. At this point it’s a teardown process, all the existing Fanuc controllers, drives and positioning motors are completely stripped out of their
Motion Tronic was given the spec and had to conceptualize , design, build and automate a solution for well known manufacturing company. The customers requirement was to enable them to load 6 m lengths of steel of varying thickness and width up to 600 kg’s. Then automatically feed the material through a cropping press with
Servo feeders for metal stamping lines. Motion Tronic design, build and maintain heavy duty servo feeders for the metal stamping industry. The systems are designed with robustness and durability in mind for harsh environments and conditions. Incorporating digital Baumuller synchronous servo drives the user is able to set feed distance to accuracy of 0.01 mm
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Automatic pipe cutting machine

Our client requested us to come up with a design for an automatic pipe cutter machine which can cut programmed cut lengths and qty for piping they use on there truck builds. Motion Tronic designed the once off machine from beginning to end including mechanical and electrical. Once the design was complete our experienced team
Motion Tronic has just commissioned new technology in the plastic injection molding industry. This new technology involves a Servo driven core extract function. Conventional methods are hydraulic which are expensive to run, messy, and can cost R100 000s in rejected products when contaminated with oil. The Servo system benefits include: Less than 2% of the
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Do you know how to maintain variable speed drives (VFDs)? Doing so is easier than you might think. By integrating some simple, logical steps into your preventative maintenance program, you can ensure your drives provide many years of trouble-free service. Before looking at those steps, let’s quickly review what a VFD is and how it works. A
Another successful upgrade of a Main Drive on a KraussMaffei machine, this one consisted of a bmaxx4000 series drive rated at 300A.
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Successful upgrade from an outdated and previously unsupported Heating Control system. Our upgrade consisted of Siemens HMI communicating on Profinet to a PLC and Communicating on Mod bus to 8 Eurotherm Digital Thyristor control units. Imagine having the power to save energy…
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Motion Tronic worked closely with a well known provider of systems for the Mining Industry and developed and built the control system for the machine which will be shipped to Namibia, tight deadlines were stuck to and we exceeded the customer expectations once again. The system consisted of a Siemens PLC and HMI using analogs
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Drop tester unit

Motion Tronic was tasked with developing a unit for a customer to test various size plastic blow molded containers. previously an outdated manual system was used but this gave varying results and the operator a BIG ARM…. So we developed a unit from scratch mechanically and electrically this approach allowed us to give the customer