Engineering Services from Concept to Implementation

We pride ourselves in staying up to date with the latest technologies in our field of system automation. We use our experience and expertise to design and implement system solutions from original concept.

Through a process of consulting with our customers, we identify and define the system requirements in a Functional Specification. This Functional Specification forms the basis for the Engineering team to design, propose and implement a system solution that meet the customers requirements.


We consult with our customer in order to understand the needs, systems and processes required.

It is an open discussion to establish customer expectations, system requirements and urgency. Through this process we assist with technical advice based on our experience and expertise.

This discussion is summarized in a draft Functional Specification document on which a budget proposal can be made.


If the decision is made to proceed, a detailed Functional Specification is prepared. This describes how the Machine or System will work from the users perspective – it does not say how it will be implemented. It does describe features required, field control devices, safety risk areas, screens, menus and dialogs.

The detailed Functional Specification is agreed and signed by both parties. It is then the basis on which the engineering team will design the system and prepare a firm Project Proposal.


The Functional Specification is used by Engineering to design the system solution which is summarized in the Engineering Project Technical file.

This process includes risk assessments, hardware selection, control, motion safety and communication design. It will detail machine information systems. This process will finalise the Project Proposal with detailed financials and terms.


The implementation will be based on the agreed and signed Functional Specification and customer order based on the Project Proposal.

Project implementation is undertaken by the appointed Integration Team. They will manage the complete project to planned procedures and agreed timelines. Implementation includes drawings, building of enclosures, software, site installation, commissioning, machine and safety verification.


As part of our Project Procedures, project completion requires that:

Both parties sign off that agreed Functional Specifications has been implemented. Both parties sign off the Safety and Risk compliance of the system after which customer takes control of machine Safety. Hand over and training of customer and SA Power Service teams for ongoing support to the customer.

Packaging Industry

SA Power has many years of experience with providing automation solutions for the packaging industries. Using the latest technologies we can supply system solutions that meet your requirements.

  • Paper Bag Manufacturing
  • Plastic Bag Manufacturing
  • Shrink Wrapping Machines
  • Form Fill and Seal Machines
  • Carton Erectors and Case Packers
  • Moulded Packaging Machines


A broad range of solutions for high speed synchronised motion, printing registration, rotary cutting and winding. Supply of new machine technologies as well as supporting and upgrading of existing technologies.

Solutions for:
  • Corrugated Cardboard and Paper production
  • Rotor Gravure Printing
  • Flexo and CI Flexo Printing
  • Textile coating lines
  • Slitting and rewinding

Cable Industry

Many years of experience in the cable industry. From new applications to the upgrading of existing lines.

Solutions for:
  • Extruders and CCV lines
  • Stranding Lines
  • Rodbreaking Lines
  • Taping Lines
  • Twisting and Bunching

Water and Wind

Pumping applications with CG Emotron from 0.75 kW to 3,000 kW. Wind turbine applications with Lenze and Kendrion INTORQ.

Solutions for:
  • Pumping
  • Fans
  • Water Treatment
  • Wind Turbine Brakes
  • Wind Turbine pitch control

Automotive Industry

A range of solutions for in the automotive industry. At plant level this includes body shop, final assembly and paint shop applications.

Solutions for:
  • Conveying and Turn Tables
  • Hoists and Lifters
  • Pumps and Fans
  • Storage Retrieval units

Beverage Industry

SA Power has a range of proven solutions which has now been enhanced with SA Power Edge-Control.

Solutions for:
  • Shrink Wrapping lines
  • Filling and Capping
  • Conveying and collating

Steel Industry

Many years of experience in the second tier Steel Industry with automation solutions for new machines as well as the upgrading of older lines. Safety is an important supply component.

Solutions for:
  • De-coiling and straightening
  • Servo feeders
  • Cut to Length Lines
  • Slitting lines
  • Hydraulic and Mechanical presses
  • Press automation and Sequencing

Warehouse and Logistics

Applications that require the transfer of materials by conveying and then storage and retrieval all in compact environments.

Solutions for:
  • Warehouse automation
  • Airport Handling
  • Postal Systems
  • Storage and Retrieval units


SA Power plays an active role in pack-house automation working together with key industry players. SA Power has provided solutions for basic applications for tippers, pumps and cooling sheds to the latest digitization technologies and information feedback for cooling sheds or monitoring around the farm.

Solutions for:
  • Packhouses
  • Pumps
  • Monitoring systems

Unique Solutions

Over the years SA Power has developed many solutions for unique applications. As a team we enjoy the innovation of such challenges.

Solutions for:
  • Mine Winder Liquid Control
  • Crane Applications
  • High Speed packaging with Linmot
  • Cold Forging automation
  • Processing Plants Rubber waste
  • Aluminium Cross cutting

Featured Applications

Why LinMot and not Pneumatic

This application is a  good example where LinMot linear systems provided a solution not achievable by pneumatics.

The application in the food industry required high cycle times, positioning accuracy as well as positioning with force monitoring for sealing.

Compact linear guides with two motor stators mounted on one slider for horizontal motion. Vertical motion achieved with linear module for positioning and force monitoring.

In combination with LinMot servo controllers this is a successful application of Linear motion using LinMot.

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