MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
Eaton valves used for steering control of four-way sideloaders
Eaton is announcing delivery of a valve system to Bulmor GmbH, a leading manufacturer of sideloaders. By specifying Eaton CMA Advanced Mobile Valve with Independent Metering in its new series of four-way sideloader forklifts, the company achieved far superior steering control over earlier systems.
Rittal applies expertise to deliver containerised data centre
Envision AESC UK required a new data centre to support the office and production functions at its newly acquired Sunderland site. While there was a requirement for additional rack space, the primary driver was space and location. The client chose to relocate an internally based data centre (potentially consuming office or warehouse room), placing it instead externally.
Automation and drive technologies control cabaret stage movement
With the help of KEB Automation, the most famous cabaret in the world has modernised its stage technology to suit the new programme ‘Le Lido Spectacle Paris Merveilles’. Founded in 1946 and located in the Avenue des Champs Elysées in Paris, the LIDO theatre is using modern automation and drives technology from KEB, which controls the movements of the new stage settings.
Trumpf machines help Purex bring fabrication in-house
Purex, which can boast over 30 years of supplying fume extraction systems unlike any other in the industry, has equipped its new production facility in Brough near Hull with a new Trumpf TruLaser 2030 fiber 4kW laser cutter (with BrightLine technology) and two Trumpf TruBend 3066 bending machines. The major investment came about after the company decided to rethink its previous outsourcing strategy for stainless steel enclosures and bring fabrication in-house.
3D printed parts improve usability of powered wheelchairs
Wheelchairs are a wonderful brainchild, though no one is quite sure when it was first invented. The first one on record was made for Phillip II of Spain in towards the end of the 1500s. Since then, incremental developments have been made but the basic design (except for specialised sports wheelchairs) remains the same. Other than motorised wheelchairs, which were introduced commercially after World War II to assist injured veterans to provide independence.
Condition monitoring system helps sawmill cut unplanned downtime
Even the most reliable machines will eventually fail. The challenge for many companies is whether to keep the machine running until the inevitable suddenly occurs or whether to turn the inevitable into a planned maintenance measure. The operator of a Swedish sawmill found the answer to this question in Schaeffler’s SmartCheck condition monitoring system.
Rittal supplies bespoke panels for critical controls
The East Midlands Instrumentation Company Ltd (EMI), an electrical, instrumentation and control installation contractor for the power generation, power transmission, rail and industrial markets based in Gainsborough, had a complex specification from a client.
Sine pump solves yeast transfer problem for independent brewery
Yeast is arguably the most important ingredient in the brewing process. This single-cell organism takes simple sugars such as glucose and maltose, and produces alcohol and carbon dioxide – the latter giving beers like Pilsners its essential fizz. With these thoughts in mind, when yeast is pumped around a brewery, the utmost care is required so as not to cause any damage that could degrade its effect.
Heason Technology helps to redefine the kilogram
In 2015 Heason Technology designed, built and supplied a very special three-axis vacuum-compatible and completely non-magnetic micropositioning manipulator that was custom manufactured for Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), the German national metrology institute. The manipulator was used as part of the enabling technology for the world-wide Avogadro Project that was formed to redefine the kilogram as the SI unit of mass in terms of the Planck constant and the atomic mass of Silicon-28.
Bürkert microfluidics expertise improves antibody discovery
Advances in medical diagnosis and treatment are constantly evolving but developing a new procedure into a commercial, scalable process can be a lengthy and challenging journey. Bürkert Fluid Control Systems has applied its expertise in microfluidics to deliver a crucial component that will enable antibody biotherapeutics to be identified and isolated much more efficiently.
Sensonics proximity probes monitor engine performance
Among the many performance and monitoring tests required to ensure dependable and durable engine performance across a wide range of power applications is the need to measure relative shaft vibration in dynamometers. This is where Sensonics excels, with a range of proximity probes that make an essential contribution to overall engine performance.
Ford Dagenham installs seven UR10 ‘cohabitant’ robots
Ford Dagenham has invested in seven UR10 Universal Robots from RARUK Automation to automate the previously manual task of applying fasteners to engine blocks. The fasteners are now applied automatically to engines that arrive on the production line every 30 seconds, across a 24-hour, three-shift operation.