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Lindapter provides high-integrity fixings for bridge project
Lindapter steelwork fixings have been used for safely attaching much of the flooring and walkway structures required to create the new 'Story Bridge Adventure Climb' - a recent addition to Brisbane's tourist attractions.
Vision system reliably reads codes on milk cartons
Arla Foods is using Sick's s IVC2D vision system to ensure the traceability of milk cartons destined for supermarkets.
Fruehauf standardises on Edbro tipping cylinder
Fruehauf is expanding its activities into rigid tipper trucks and has specified Edbro's fully-integrated ram-and-tank CX15 tipping cylinder, which is said to be the lightest and fastest unit available for 8 x 4 tippers.
Safety consultants help maximise productivity
Norbord has used consultants from Pilz Automation Technology to undertake a complete plant assessment to ensure compliance with PUWER 98, plus detailed risk assessments and tests to establish the correct positioning of safety light curtains relative to hazardous machinery.
Pallet transfer system boosts output by 2million units/year
With the help of Bosch Rexroth, tyre pressure sensor manufacturer Schrader Electronics upgraded its production facility in Antrim, Northern Ireland, to increase capacity from 3million to 5million units per year.
DIAdem used to improve wind-tunnel test data processing
National Instruments' DIAdem data analysis and report generation software is being used by Airbus for processing data collected from wind-tunnel tests and saving a significant amount of analysis time.
Laser sintering used to manufacture production F1 parts
WilliamsF1 is using EOSINT P 385 machines for the rapid manufacture of components for use in full-size car mock-ups as well as for the team's test and race cars.
Smart drives simplify cable winding automation
The Centrilift Cable facility in Claremore, Oklahoma is using a smart AC motor drive from the Baldor H2 series to eliminate a PLC and improve the productivity of winding cable onto drums.
Industrial fast Ethernet transceivers used by leading players
Industrial fast Ethernet optical transceivers from Avago Technologies are being used by Phoenix Contact and Siemens.
Abrasive peel grinding reduces cycle time by 88 per cent
Holroyd has employed its super-abrasive machining technology to reduce the cycle time for producing turbo charger stators from 5.5 minutes to just 46 seconds.
Free guide to bearings for petrochemical applications
NSK is publishing a free booklet that provides information regarding the choice of bearings for use in petrochemical applications.
Beamex supplies validated calibration system to Astellas
Beamex Limited (UK) has successfully installed a validated CMX calibration management system for Astellas Ireland Co Limited.