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Racing motorcycle components are laser sintered
CRP Technology, which specialises in rapid prototyping and manufacturing for the motorsport industry, has demonstrated its capabilities by preparing two motorcycles in conjunction with Fantic Motor.
Hydraulic equipment used in boat restoration
A trust established to restore the last remaining first class Essex skillinger smack, named Pioneer, has used hydraulic equipment from Parker Hannifin to update the propulsion system.
VSDs, PLCs and HMIs save £120,000 of energy per year
A plant-wide energy efficiency installation is already saving £120,000 a year in the woodworking shops at door and mouldings company BLP in Doncaster. The new system is based on variable speed drives, PLCs and HMIs from Mitsubishi Electric.
Pilz PSS systems protect nuclear scientists
A new Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) experimental facility uses five Pilz PSS programmable safety systems to protect scientists working in five separate safety zones.
Non-contact hysteresis systems used for tension control
Non-contact brakes and clutches from ZF Industrial are increasingly being used in a wide variety of applications where web tension must be controlled reliably, accurately and with a rapid response.
QFE soft starters used in wind turbines
Fairford is demonstrating the ongoing relevance of well-established soft starter technology to a newer and greener form of energy generation: the company is supplying its QFE range of soft starters for use in wind turbines, providing the means to synchronise operation of the turbines to distribution networks and obviating the problems of direct-on-line starting.
IMS buys ESAB cutting machine with plasma and gas heads
IMS (International Metal Service) has purchased an ESAB Suprarex SXE-P 4000 cutting machine with plasma and Cooljet gas cutting systems, plus a CNC controller.
Control system builder halves programming costs
Engauge Controls has implemented Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture and reduced programming costs by 50 per cent.
Ready-mount bearings improve reliability and save cost
A manufacturer of pre-press machines and systems faced widespread flange-bearing failure that had to be corrected before the company could introduce its redesigned equipment line. The company chose to use Spyraflo self-aligning Ready Mount needle roller bearings in a flanged steel housing.
Tablet compaction simulator uses Festo pneumatics
Huxley Bertram Engineering has made use of a vacuum control valve sub-system developed specifically by Festo for an ESH tablet compaction simulator.
Bearings deliver improved productivity in papermaking
NSK has developed various bearings that are particularly suitable for the arduous conditions found in papermaking machines. The company has also produced a free guide.
Caged Ball linear guides boost throughput by 20 per cent
THK's Caged Ball linear guides are being used in a variety of applications within the printing and related machinery, enabling cost and space to be saved and performance increased.