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Integrated servo motor simulates tidal pressure changes
Researchers from Imperial College are using a Reliance Cool Muscle integrated servo motor in a test rig to simulate tide-induced pressure changes in oil reserves.
Helical beam drive combines three parts in one
Abssac has developed a custom drive shaft with different helical beam flexures and integral shaft couplings at each end to replace a costly, unreliable multi-component design.
Linear sensors provide high reliability for movie motions
Variohm-Eurosensor has supplied a number of different sensor products to EMP Designs for high-reliability motion control systems destined for the film industry.
Mitsubishi helps Eurostar trains run safely under London
Mitsubishi Q series PACs and an MX4SCADA system are being used within safety-critical control systems for the Cross London Channel Tunnel Rail Link.
Vision inspection system is robot-mounted
AA Robotics has supplied six robotic vision inspection machines to Boehringer Ingelheim; these have helped to increase throughput and improve quality control in a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility.
Integrator GB Innomech uses CC-Link for building control
GB Innomech is an industrial automation systems integrator that has put its skills to good use in its own premises by installing a CC-Link control network for environmental control.
Heason delivers compact, zero-backlash, precision actuator
Anthony Best Dynamics turned to Heason Technology for tailored rotary actuators when its customer base sought greater speed and smoother motion in automotive test systems.
Bearing applications in construction equipment
This article from Schaeffler outlines some of the demanding applications in construction equipment and heavy vehicles for which its bearings are suitable.
HepcoMotion teams with SmartDrive for motion control
HepcoMotion offers a systems service for customers that do not have in-house design and assembly resources, and it works closely with SmartDrive on projects that also require integrated motion control.
Offshore drilling made safer and more efficient thanks to Moog
Moog has developed an innovative hydraulic 'flow fuse' for protecting plant and personnel on offshore drilling rigs.
Coated timing belt selected for coin-sorting machine
Reis Eurosystems has selected a Breco Power 250 XL series timing belt with a special orange-coloured Linatrile backing for transferring coins in its Nummus 6531-V high-speed coin handling machine.
Smart tags offer superior access control and monitoring
Hirtler has implemented Euchner's Electronic-Key-System for controlling and monitoring operator access at various processes within its soap production plant.