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Variable-speed drives used to upgrade web laminator line
Parker Hannifin's AC890 variable-speed drives have been used to upgrade a web laminator line, resulting in increased availability, improved machine functionality and enhanced production flexibility.
Suprarex machine cuts steel plate 125% faster
Automated profile cutting machines from ESAB Cutting Systems have helped Fintec Crushing and Screening to streamline its production processes and eliminate errors.
Modular conveyors help Unilever boost productivity
Autarky Automation has designed and built a puck handling system based around Schuco modular conveyor components to help Unilever increase productivity and reduce maintenance costs.
TorqSense aids development of intelligent lubrication
A TorqSense non-contact torque sensor from Sensor Technology is helping researchers to develop an intelligent lubrication system that will improve fuel economy and reduce vehicle engine emissions.
TwinDRIVE helps machine tool achieve exceptional precision
Giuseppe Giana Spa is using Redex Andantex TwinDRIVE rack and pinion drives on a new generation of large machine tools that achieve such high precision that the need for finish grinding can often be eliminated.
Plain bearings last many times longer than linear guides
Users are finding that Igus lubrication-free DryLin R linear plain bearings can replace rolling element linear guides and give a substantially longer operating life.
Lenze servo motors specified for telescopic conveyors
Beewen is specifying Lenze compact and energy-efficient MCS synchronous servo motors for customised telescopic conveyors used in storage and retrieval systems.
RAF trials iCountPD particle detection devices
The Royal Air Force is trialling Parker iCountPD particle detection devices for monitoring fuel quality as it is pumped from refuelling vehicles to aircraft.
Custom hydraulic rotary actuators provide 4.3MNm holding torque
Parker Hannifin has developed custom 25-ton Parker hydraulic rotary actuators for positioning the discharge boom on ships carrying bulk cargo.
RoboThespian robot uses Festo fluidic muscles
Festo has worked closely with Engineered Arts, supplying fluidic muscle pneumatic actuators that control the major movements on a humanoid robot called RoboThespian.
Locking bush is quick to release for machine cleaning
An ETP-Express locking bush from Lenze Ltd has been specified for a food production machine, as the bush is cost-effective to purchase and install, plus it saves time when the machine is disassembled for cleaning.
Antaris 2.5 wind turbine uses igubal self-aligning bearings
The Antaris 2.5 small wind turbine benefits from Igus igubal self-aligning spherical bearings.