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Igus bearings help mountain biker win Olympic gold
Igus designed the special iglidur J bearings that were fitted to the mountain bike ridden by Sabine Spitz when she won the Olympic gold in Beijing.
Vegawave level switch controls packaging of Cup-a-Soups
Vega's Vegawave level switch is being used within the packaging process for Batchelor's Cup-a-Soups.
Conduit protects cabling on multi-purpose vehicles
Flexicon's IP66-rated FPAH flexible conduit is protecting cables on Network Rail's fleet of multi-purpose vehicles that keep tracks clear of leaves during the autumn and winter.
Robotic upgrade enables manufacturer to win new orders
Autosplice Brittanic used Aylesbury Automation to automate an existing assembly process using three Denso six-axis robots, resulting in improved quality and new orders.
Fast Turn quick-acting fastener selected for cooler cover
Unifast's Fast Turn quick-acting fastener has been chosen by award McConnel for an application on its Power Arm range of hedge and verge cutters.
Low-cost level detectors monitor lubricants in wind turbines
Vega explains here how vibrating-blade level detectors offer a low-cost and reliable way to protect wind turbines against the risks of dry running.
Atherm bellows compensate for temperature changes
Abssac has recently designed and manufactured a bespoke atherm temperature-sensitive bellows assembly for a customer in the defence industry.
Continuous process industries benefit from torque measurement
Tony Ingham of Sensor Technology explains how torque monitoring can identify problems before they become critical in continuous process industries.
Self-lubricating polymer bearings out-perform bronze
Igus has developed a new bearing design for the anti-dive mechanism on taxi rickshaws that, compared with the bronze bearings they replace, offers longer life, improved comfort and better safety.
Aerial robot uses wireless link to transfer sensor data
Dr William Kaiser of the Department of Electrical Engineering at UCLA and Dr Philip Rundel of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA explain how they have used National Instruments' LabVIEW graphical programming software and CompactRIO and Compact FieldPoint control hardware in an application that combines robotic control, remote configuration and wireless data transfer.
CompactRIO moves wet concrete better than PLC and PID
Stijn Schacht of VAPO Hydraulics explains how a custom control algorithm was developed for use in National Instruments' CompactRIO hardware to control four hydraulic cylinders for moving unbalanced 20ton trays of fluid concrete.
Electric tube bender selected for submarine work
A state-of-the-art all-electric CNC tube bending machine from Unison is giving BAE Systems Submarine Solutions greater flexibility to fabricate the complex part shapes required while building the UK's Astute class nuclear-powered submarines.