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Banner Chemicals selects Blackmer sliding vane pumps
AxFlow has supplied Blackmer sliding vane pumps to Banner Chemicals for loading/unloading tankers, drum filling/blending operations and pump blending duties.
Conveyors use Driven Linear Systems for transfer stations
A system integrator has used HepcoMotion Driven Linear Systems in its design for a modular conveyor system that handles 6million automotive components per year.
Infrared sensors monitor tyre temperatures in real time
Micro-Epsilon's CS series infrared temperature sensors are being used to monitor the surface temperature of race car tyres in real time, enabling chassis set-ups to be fine-tuned and lap times reduced.
JW Townson gets perfect marks at Didcot power station
James Walker Townson has supplied Comflex double expansion joints with a pantograph control mechanism to replace metallic expansion joints at Didcot power station.
James Walker solves Belgian plant's emissions challenge
James Walker has designed and installed five ductwork compensators to enable a precious metals refinery to meet tough emissions legislation.
Press manufacturer sources parts from Misumi
A leading manufacture of presses has found that sourcing standard and configured-to-order-parts, as well as parts that will subsequently be modified in-house, from Misumi can save around 20 per cent in materials and in-house shop time.
Air motors perform well in start-stop rewind application
Coppice Alupack is using Huco Dynatork piston air motors to systematically replace electric drives on rewind systems, with the air motors' low-speed, high-torque characteristics providing substantial benefits.
Festo supplies bespoke gantry robot for university research
Working to a brief from researchers at Manchester University's School of Materials, Festo has supplied a custom-designed 3D gantry robot for creating components from carbon fibre tow.
Peristaltic pumps prove to be durable and dependable
Engineers at a United Utilities water treatment works have chosen to install Watson-Marlow Bredel 520 series peristaltic pumps to replace similar pumps from Watson-Marlow that have operated trouble-free since 1993.
Tolerance rings find new application in electric motors
Rencol Tolerance Rings has developed a method for mounting the stator in the can of an electric motor so as to avoid the problems associated with heat-to-press and adhesive fixing methods.
CC-Link adopted by Polish universities
Universities in Warsaw, Gliwice and Krakow have installed CC-Link open fieldbus automation for use by engineering undergraduates and post-graduates.
Vee-profile slides provide high-rigidity, low-friction motion
HelcoMotion has supplied is latest-generation GV3 system vee-section linear slides to Rotosound for use in semi-automated guitar string winding machines that deliver double the output of 30-year-old manual machines - also fitted with Hepco vee slides.