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Piston air motor provides improved paint agitation
Huco Dynatork's piston air motors enable Autoquip to build paint agitators that provide more consistent performance and with lower running costs than alternative systems using vane-type air motors.
Heavy-duty guides selected for automotive assembly process
HepcoMotion has supplied Heavy Duty Ring guides and Winkel Heavy Duty Linear Systems to Industrial Automation for use in an innovative automated machine for applying seals to car doors.
Infrared temperature sensors used on induction heaters
Micro-Epsilon is supplying thermoMETER CTM1/M2 infrared temperature sensors to Cheltenham Induction Heating for use on the company's range of induction heaters.
Torque sensors used in university teaching equipment
Sensor Technology has supplied RTW321 series TorqSense torque sensors to the Dublin Institute of Technology for use in demonstration equipment that teaches students about rotating machines.
Fixed-price service to CE mark used machines
Laidler Associates' sister company Safety Systems Technology is now providing Nikon Precision with a fixed-price service to CE mark used machines from anywhere in the world so that they can be sold in the European market.
Centraction selects IP65 sensorless vector drives
Centraction's centralised industrial vacuum cleaner systems now benefit from Lenze SMV inverters that offer benefits in terms of IP65 protection and vectored control that restarts motors that are already spinning.
IP65 drives boost bakery productivity and quality
A Swedish bakery, Baginto, has improved productivity and quality by retrofitting Lenze SMV inverter drives to its mixing and dough preparation equipment.
WMagnet motors cut energy consumption and boost utilisation
By replacing the standard induction motors used on its ring spinning machines with WMagnet motors from WEG, Buettner has reduced its annual power consumption by 33 per cent and increased its machine utilisation by 80 per cent. These dual gains have delivered substantial savings in production costs and improved the company's profitability.
Vessel, agitator and high-shear mixer for flame retardant
Advanced Engineering has supplied a turnkey package consisting of a mixing vessel, integral agitator and a high-shear mixer/disintegrator to Nanoflam, a rapidly expanding supplier of flame-retardant coatings.
Absolute encoders are central to success of theatrical effects
Heidenhain absolute encoders are used extensively by Stage Technologies in its systems for moving sets, scenery, people and objects accurately and safely around stages and sets for television and film productions.
All-in-one bearing units save cost on vibratory screens
NSK says that its all-in-one bearing units comprising housings, bearings, seals and fasteners can deliver considerable benefits to manufacturers of vibratory screens.
HBM DAQ equipment tests vehicle protective devices
HBM has supplied U10M transducer, QuantumX MX840 amplifier and catman Easy software for use in a rig for testing under-run protective devices for tail lifts manufactured by Del Equipment (UK) Ltd.