MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
Quality control with LRS 36 light section sensors at dairy
The Gropper dairy is well known for its fresh ideas made of milk – after all, the ambitious employees at the innovative dairy in Kesseltal (Bavaria, Germany) love everything to do with milk. Jürgen Kreutz from the Electrical Maintenance department at Gropper had been looking for a “fresh” idea of a different sort for the so-called full-crate check at the end of the cup production line. His idea of solving this task using LRS 36 light section sensors from Leuze electronic reduces the number of sensors, simplifies the application, saves manual conversion required due to the frequent format changes and makes this particular step in the quality assurance procedure more reliable.
Tsubakimoto delivers innovation to the asphalt industry
The asphalt industry is under constant pressure to deliver fresh, hot asphalt to the road paving companies. It is a process that cannot afford a broken link in the supply chain. Reliability in the equipment used both for production and for installation is paramount, with lost production time having a significant and cumulative knock-on effect. With this in mind, Tsubaki has developed a range of drive chains that have proven highly effective in reducing costs.
Rittal’s Ri4Power used in Biomass generation plant room
The development of a power station plant room not only provided logistical and technical issues but also harsh environmental considerations for Nova Controls during their installation of water treatment PLC for a Yorkshire biomass site. The performance of Rittal’s Ri4power modular switch gear busbar system helped to deliver the solution that the site demands.
WEG inverters and motors play role in reducing emissions
E.ON has guaranteed the future viability of its Ratcliffe-on-Soar coal-fired power station by installing a new selective catalytic reduction (SCR) emission control facility to reduce emissions. Driving the SCR process, which uses ammonia to neutralise nitrogen oxide (NOx) in exhaust gases, are eight highly efficient WEG 4300kW MGF710 motors equipped with state-of-the-art variable speed drives (VSDs).
Integrated PLC and HMI supgrade book-binding machinery
B3Servis d.o.o. has used a Unitronics Vision570 integrated PLC and HMI to update its book-binding machinery and maintain its competitive market edge.
Vision560 PLC/HMI used for on-vehicle analysis and control
Aaron Oil Company has used a Unitronics Vision560 PLC and HMI for real-time monitoring and control of the processes on board a truck used to collect and separate waste oil and hydrocarbons.
Textile machinery upgraded with all-in-one PLC and HMI units
A Turkish textile plant has upgraded its machinery using Unitronics V130-33-TR20 integrated PLC and HMI devices, selecting these for their compactness, all-in one technology, price, excellent technical support and easy communication with SCADA software.
Supersonic car is boosted by Atlas Copco equipment
The BLOODHOUND Project, an ambitious British bid to set a new world land speed record in a supersonic car, has received a power boost from Atlas Copco UK. The company has supplied a range of workshop compressors and air tools to the BLOODHOUND Technical Centre in Bristol and its associated test facility at Newquay Aerohub.
Flexicon pumps used to dose small volumes of liquid vitamins
Technikon Laboratories, based in the Florida district of Johannesburg, South Africa, has installed four Flexicon PD12I peristaltic fillers with an MC12 controller from Flexicon Liquid Filling part of the Watson-Marlow Pumps Group. The fillers are used to fill a liquid vitamin energy supplement into stick-packs.
igus absorbs handlebar shocks in concept bike
Trying to reinvent the wheel is next to impossible. But re-designing concepts surrounding the wheel is a constant endeavour, from the automotive industry and high-tech landing gear for planes to skateboards and roller blades. It is exactly this reinvention that has resulted in a new concept from handmade bicycle specialist COFA Engineering and its suspension system, NOAH.
Motion control plays enabling role for biomedical equipment
Strengthening its continued design and build expertise for biomedical motion applications, LG Motion Limited has just completed the supply of a customised positioning system for the bioengineering innovator MICA BioSystems Ltd. Formed in 2010 by Keele University Professors Jon Dobson and Alicia J El Haj, the spin-out Company has developed a ‘mechanical conditioning bioreactor’ to support a patented technology invented at Keele’s Institute of Science and Technology in Medicine (ISTM).
Schaeffler’s plummer block housed bearings used in cement mills
Cemtec, an Austrian company that manufactures wet and dry grinding equipment for bulk materials, industrial minerals and ores, has installed SNS plummer block housed bearings from Schaeffler to maximise the life of its tube mills.