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Varispeed Delivers a Customised Control System Solution in KZN

Varispeed recently partnered with a prominent local cable manufacturer to upgrade an existing, outdated control system. With a rich history spanning 72 years and a staff compliment of 1500 people, this industry leader has a well-established footprint both locally and in Maputo.  The Project “This particular customer had been looking to upgrade their control system on a machine for quite some time. The previous system was a mixture between a hard-wire relay logic and a PLC control,” says Jason van der Merwe, Branch Manager at Varispeed’s KwaZulu Natal branch.  “It was out of date with…

Varispeed Lockdown - Covid19

Today marks SA's fourth day in lockdown. During this time, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to essential services workers who are out in the field. Particularly nurses, doctors and paramedics for being on the frontlines and putting their lives at risk everyday. Also to our leaders and our president for making the important decision to put our people's health and safety first. Here's to another productive week. Together, we are stronger. #InThisTogether #COVID19   Watch what our managing director Ralph Real has to say here below; https://www.linkedin.com/posts/varispeed_lockdown-inthistogether-covid19-activity-6650244827814346752-ijvE/…

Varispeed: Meeting the Needs of the Mining Industry

Both above and below ground, Varispeed keeps the interests of its customers top-of-mind, all the time. Varispeed was recently approached by a platinum mine in South Africa to assist with a robust application requirement. The challenge Three induction motors were required to run a conveyor belt at the mine. These motors had to pull and share the load simultaneously which was achieved through the drooping control method.  Jonathan Molepo, Projects and Services Engineer for Varispeed says that this is done by limiting inrush currents to the motors, controlling the speed and protecting the motors…

Varispeed 2020 and beyond

Varispeed is a specialist partner in electronic motor control and automation solutions to many local manufacturers and end users in a diverse range of markets. Managing director, Ralph Real knows only too well the challenges facing business in the current economic climate. He says that South Africans are resilient and always find the good, the humorous and the optimistic side of every situation, but 2019 was a trying year for many sectors in the economy. “Superior value, tough competition and strong differentiation are critical factors for Varispeed South Africa,”he says. “Customers require…

Electrical switching & drive systems & components

Modernised irrigation control system As a preferred supplier to the agricultural industry due to proven reliability and performance, Varispeed designs, manufactures and distributes constant pressure solutions. With a good knowledge of the industry, it has insight into the system challenges and their unique requirements. Agricultural irrigation systems require precise pressure control in the distribution of water systems to ensure constant pressure; this constant pressure also ensures energy savings. Varispeed’s irrigation solutions are specifically designed to protect electrical motors, pumps…