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Parker develops hydraulic systems for armoured vehicle
Parker Hannifin has developed the complete hydraulic systems for the new Ranger armoured vehicle.
Scanning system - micron accuracy with industrial components
SmartDrive has developed the SatScan fine art scanning system that achieves micron accuracy using standard linear motion components from HepcoMotion.
Force and displacement sensors supplied for rail test rigs
Sensor-Technik has supplied force and displacement sensors for test rigs that are used to inspect railway tracks.
Linear screen feeder grades fruit gums for correct size
Podmores has supplied an innovative linear screen feeder to one of the world's leading nutrition, health and wellness company.
Thermal imaging for onshore and offshore condition monitoring
Flir Systems has supplied a P-Series infrared camera to Marathon Oil for use in a condition-based maintenance strategy across the company's onshore and offshore assets.
DryLin rail guidance system for woodworking machinery
An igus DryLin rail guidance system has been used in a sawmill laser alignment system, overcoming the problems associated with conventional rolling element bearings in woodworking machinery.
CC-Link selected for biogas cogeneration plants
CC-Link fieldbus-based controls are helping farmers to extract biogas from slurry to use as a fuel in cogeneration plants, thereby creating a new revenue stream and reducing carbon emissions.
Metrology system benefits from confocal displacement sensors
A new non-contact metrology system that provides portable surface profiling, imaging and thickness measurements down to nanometre resolutions is utilising high-precision optoNCDT 2401 confocal displacement sensors from Micro-Epsilon.
Locking bush prevents damage in the event of machine jams
A manufacturer of blow moulding machines is fitting ETP-Express locking bushes to lever arms that open and close the moulds, as they prevent the machine from incurring damage in the event of a jam or misfeed.
Ethernet-compatible servo drives used in training simulator
Electropneumatics & Hydraulics has used Baldor's MicroFlex e100 AC servo drives and BSM three-phase servo motors in a motion platform on which is mounted a replica crane cab for training operators.
MiniTec supplies laser welding system for solar collectors
MiniTec Switzerland has delivered a laser welding system to Velux Magyarorszag, in Hungary, for manufacturing solar collectors.
Drive cuts energy consumption by 95 per cent
A Parker SSD 650V AC drive has been used to upgrade the hydraulic control system on training rigs used by British Airways, cutting energy consumption by up to 95 per cent.