Motion Control Buyers' Guide
Magnet

Unit 5 Edstan Business Park, 2 Ibhubesi Road, Riverhorse Valley, Durban

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+27 31 274 1050
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+27 31 205 4602
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+27 82 295 5150
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Sale of: electrical, lighting, water and solar supplies and solutions, all backed up by fast, skilled support,


Pietermaritzburg

tel: +27 33 355 5700
pmbsales@magnetgroup.co.za
Richards Bay

tel: +27 35 901 1100
rbaysales@magnetgroup.co.za
Johannesburg

tel: +27 11 397 7936
jhbsales@magnetgroup.co.za
Govender, Kevin
DBN Sales Manager
keving@magnetgroup.co.za
Hoosen, Ashraf
JHB Branch Manager
ashrafh@magnetgroup.co.za
Ramphal, Rakesh
PMB Branch Manager
rakeshr@magnetgroup.co.za
Rivett, Steve
Richards Bay Branch Manager
stever@magnetgroup.co.za
3M
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
A. Eberle
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Appleton ATX
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
CCG
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Eaton
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Hensel
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Hycon Marechal
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Klingspor
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
MARS LED
(Sole Distributor/Sole Agency)
Philips
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Schneider Electric
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Siemens Digital Industries
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Tec-Mar
(Authorised Resellers/Dealer/Sub-Agency)
Section - Actuators & manipulators
-Linear
- Electro-linear
- Other
- Servo
- Stepper
-Mechanical
- Screw jacks
-Other
- Feed units
- Grippers
- Other manipulators
-Rotary
- Other
- Servo
- Stepper
-Linear
-Rotary
-Linear
-Rotary
Section - Control systems & components
-Control components
- Control relays
- Other
-Programmable controls
- PAC
- PC-based
- PLC
-Visualisation
- HMI
-Manifolds
- Drilled metal block
- Modular
- Rotary
-Valves
- Accumulator charge, bleed
- Cartridge
- Check
- Counterbalance
- Deceleration
- Directional control; ball
- Directional control; manual
- Directional control; pilot operated
- Directional control; solenoid direct
- Directional control; solenoid pilot
- Electrically operated
- Flow control; Flow control valves
- High water content (HWCF)
- Hydraulically operated
- Integrated circuits
- Manually operated
- Modular
- Piloted
- Pneumatically operated
- Priority flow
- Proportional
- Sequence
- Servovalve
- Timing
-Manifolds
- Drilled metal block
- Modular
- Rotary
-Valves
- Check
- Deceleration
- Directional control; Manual valves & manifolds
- Directional control; Pilot operated valves & manifolds
- Directional control; Pressure-compensated valves & manifolds
- Directional control; Solenoid pilot valves & manifolds
- Directional control; Solenoid valves & manifolds
- Electrically operated
- Flow control
- Manually operated
- Pneumatically operated
- Pressure regulating
- Proportional
- Quick exhaust
- Sequence
Section - Electro, mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic systems, including mechatronics & robotics
-Robotics & mechatronics
- Mechatronic components
- Peripherals; Grippers
- Peripherals; Vision systems
- Peripherals; Welding
- Research
- Robots
-Condition monitoring
Section - Gauges, indicators, transmitters, sensors, encoders & switches
-Encoders
- Linear
- Rotary
- Synchros & resolvers
-Gauges & indicators
- Counters
- Current
- Digital
- Energy; VAhr/kVAhr
- Energy; Whr/kWhr
- Flow
- Frequency
- Level
- Power factor
- Power; VA/kVA
- Power; W/kW
- Pressure
- Temperature
- Voltage
-Machine safety
- Over- under-speed protection
- Overload protection; Electrical
- Overload protection; Mechanical
- Shear pins
- Torque limiters
-Other
- Analytical instrumentation
- Control panels
- Indicator lamps
- Joysticks
- Switches; Manual
-Personnel safety
- Audible safety devices (alarms, klaxons, etc)
- Dual-hand controls
- Emergency brakes
- Emergency stops
- Foot switches
- Light curtains & guards
- Mechanical guards
- Movement sensors
- Photoelectric guards
- Presence sensors
- Programmable relays
- Safety controllers & shutdown systems
- Safety mats
- Safety relays
- Trip switches
- Vibration sensors
- Visual safety devices (beacons, etc)
-Presence sensors
- Capacitive sensors
- IR sensors
- Limit switch
- Magnetic sensors
- Proximity
- Sensors
- Thermal sensors
- Vision systems
-Switches
- Flow
- Level
- Position
- Pressure
- Temperature
- Vibration
-Transmitters & transducers
- Accelerometers
- Angle
- Current
- Current transformers (CTs)
- Energy; VAhr/kVAhr
- Energy; Whr/kWhr
- Frequency
- Particle counters
- Potentiometers
- Power factor
- Power; VA/kVA
- Power; W/kW
- Strain gauge sensors
- Tacho generators
- Tilt transducers
- Torque sensors
- Turn rate sensors (gyros/solid state)
- Vibration
- Voltage
Section - Maintenance, Reliability & Asset Optimisation
-Electrical
- Cable management systems
- Cable on reels or cut to length
- Cable sets, made up
- Circuit breakers
- Connectors
- DB panels
- Fuses
- Fusible links
- Housings and enclosures
- Power contactors & isolators
- Protection (thermal, magnetic, electronic, CT, overvoltage)
- Surge arrestors
-Hydraulics
- Dampers
- Fittings; Barbed fittings
- Fittings; Couplings
- Fittings; Couplings, quick-acting
- Fittings; Flanged
- Fittings; Flared
- Fittings; Flareless
- Fittings; Flexible couplings
- Fittings; Metric
- Flow dividers; Non-rotary
- Flow dividers; Rotary
- Flow restrictors
-Valves
- Relief; Pilot-operated
- Relief; Relief valves
- Relief; Servo-operated
- Surge damping
-Pneumatic
- Fittings; Barbed
- Fittings; Couplings
- Fittings; Couplings, quick-acting
- Fittings; Flanged
- Fittings; Flared
- Fittings; Flareless
- Fittings; Flexible couplings
- Fittings; Metric fittings
- Flow dividers, non-rotary
- Flow restrictors
Section - Motors, drives & motor controllers
-AC controllers & starters
- 3-phase; frequency control; 1 - 10 kW
- 3-phase; frequency control; 10 - 100 kW
- 3-phase; frequency control; Fractional kW
- 3-phase; frequency control; Over 100 kW
- Direct on line (DOL)
- Direct torque control
- Flux vector control
- Matrix converter
- Regenerative
- Resistance
- Single phase; Frequency control; 1 - 10 kW
- Single phase; Frequency control; Fractional kW
- Single phase; Frequency control; Over 10 kW
- Soft starters; Autotransformer
- Soft starters; Electronic
- Soft starters; Other
- Soft starters; Resistance
- Soft starters; Star-Delta
- Traction control
-AC Motors
- 3-phase
- 3-phase; 1-10 kW
- 3-phase; Fractional kW
- 3-phase; Synchronous
- Geared
- HV; 3-phase
- MV; 3-phase
- Servomotor; Geared
- Servomotor; Ungeared
- Single phase; 1-10 kW
- Single phase; Fractional kW
- Single phase; Over 10 kW
- Single phase; Synchronous
- Traction
-Controller motor sets
- AC; 3-phase; Frequency control; Closed loop
- AC; 3-phase; Frequency control; Open loop
- AC; Single phase; Frequency control; Closed loop
- AC; Single phase; Frequency control; Open loop
- DC; Motor controller combination; Closed loop
- DC; Motor controller combination; Open loop
- DC; Pulse width modulation (PWM); Closed loop
- DC; Pulse width modulation (PWM); Open loop
-DC controllers & starters
- Current control; 10-100 kW
- Current control; 1-10 kW
- Current control; Fractional kW
- Current control; Over 100 kW
- Regenerative
- Starters
- Traction control
- Voltage control; 10-100 kW
- Voltage control; 1-10 kW
- Voltage control; Fractional kW
- Voltage control; Over 100 kW
-DC Motors
- 10-100 kW
- 1-10 kW
- Brushless
- Fractional kW
- Geared
- Over 100 kW
- Permanent magnet
- Servomotor; Geared
- Servomotor; Ungeared
- Traction
- Wound field
-Other electric motors
- Stepper
-Other
- Motor contactors & isolators
- Motor Control Centres (MCC)
-Controller motor combinations
- Hydrostatic drive systems
- Other
-Controllers
- Other
-Motors
- Other
-Controller motor combinations
-Controllers
-Motors
- Other
- Turbine
- Vane
Section - Power generation & storage
-Alternators & generators
- AC alternators; 0-120 V
- AC alternators; 120-600 V
- AC alternators; Over 600 V
- DC generators; 0-120 V
- DC generators; 120-600 V
- DC generators; Over 600 V
-Other
- AC power supplies; 0-120 V
- AC power supplies; 120-600 V
- AC power supplies; Over 600 V
- DC power supplies; 0-120 V
- DC power supplies; 120-600 V
- DC power supplies; Over 600 V
- Other sustainable systems
- Power factor correction
- Solar systems
- Uninterruptable power supplies
- Wind driven systems
-Transformers
- 0-120V
- 120-600V
- Over 600V
-Accumulators & intensifiers
- Accumulators; Spring-loaded
- Heat exchangers
- Hydraulic reservoirs
-Oil coolers
- Air cooled
- Water-cooled
-Pumps
- Air-operated
- Fixed displacement
- Ganged
- Gear
- Hand/foot operated
- High water content (HWCF)
- Piston
- Plunger
- Staged
- Vane
- Variable displacement
-Valves
- Air bleed
- Pressure reducing
- Unloading
-Compressors & pumps
- Compressors; Diaphragm
- Compressors; Oil-free
- Compressors; Reciprocating
- Compressors; Rotary screw
- Compressors; Rotary vane
- Pumps; Other
- Pumps; Vacuum
-Dryers
- Absorbtive
- Absorbtive, regenerative
- Chemical
-Other
- Relief valves
Section - Power transmission & distribution
-Electrical
- Cable management systems
- Cable on reels or cut to length
- Cable sets, made up
- Circuit breakers
- Connectors
- DB panels
- Fuses
- Fusible links
- Housings and enclosures
- Power contactors & isolators
- Protection (thermal, magnetic, electronic, CT, overvoltage)
- Surge arrestors
-Hydraulics
- Dampers
- Fittings; Barbed fittings
- Fittings; Couplings
- Fittings; Couplings, quick-acting
- Fittings; Flanged
- Fittings; Flared
- Fittings; Flareless
- Fittings; Flexible couplings
- Fittings; Metric
- Flow dividers; Non-rotary
- Flow dividers; Rotary
- Flow restrictors
-Valves
- Relief; Pilot-operated
- Relief; Relief valves
- Relief; Servo-operated
- Surge damping
-Pneumatic
- Fittings; Barbed
- Fittings; Couplings
- Fittings; Couplings, quick-acting
- Fittings; Flanged
- Fittings; Flared
- Fittings; Flareless
- Fittings; Flexible couplings
- Fittings; Metric fittings
- Flow dividers, non-rotary
- Flow restrictors
Section - Services
-Design & engineering
- Engineering
- System integration/consulting
-Maintenance
- General maintenance
- Transformer oil analysis & testing
-Manufacture
- Control panel
- DB
- MCC
-Design & engineering
- Cylinder; Custom design
- Engineering
- System integration/consulting
-Maintenance & manufacture
- Accumulators/intensifiers; Repairs/maintenance
- Cylinder chrome plating
- Cylinder custom build
- Cylinder; Honing
- Fluid analysis & testing
- Maintenance
- Power pack; Repairs/maintenance
- Rebuilding
- Structural aluminium
-Plant & maintenance
- Energy efficiency
- Lubrication oil analysis & testing (tribology)
- Shutdown
-Training & education
- Electrical drive systems; Courses/seminars at training centre
- Electrical drive systems; Courses/seminars by arrangement
-Compressors
- Compressors for hire
- Repairs/maintenance
-Design & engineering
- Compressed air audits
- Cylinder; Custom design
- Engineering
- System integration/consulting
-Dryers
- Maintenance
- Maintenance & manufacture
- Maintenance/compressed air leak detection
- Repairs/Maintenance
Section - Tools & equipment including software tools
-Electrical
- Electrical; Test equipment
- Software; Electrical drive design
-Hydraulic
- Cleaning equipment for fluid power lines
- Hose assembly equipment
- Hydraulic; Test equipment
- Software; Hydraulic design
-Mechanical
- Screw jacks
-Other
- Alignment tools
- CNC metal fabrication
- Laboratory equipment
- Leak detection
- Mechanical
- Software; Safety design
- Structural aluminium
- Test equipment
- Tribology equipment
- Vibration analysers
-Pneumatic
- Cleaning equipment for pneumatic lines
- Hose assembly equipment
- Leak detection
- Pneumatic; Test equipment
- Software; Pneumatic design
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