MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
Tsubaki chain delivers trouble-free service for over 8 years
Maintaining food production lines requires expertise and specialist products to ensure efficient and reliable operation. For a popular chocolate manufacturer, there was one production line that was experiencing chain elongation and contamination of the chain lubricant that was causing loss of production. Switching to Tsubaki Lambda Lube Free chain resulted in considerable savings in maintenance costs as well as improved production reliability.
High-viscosity cooked starch no problem for MasoSine pump
Switching from progressive cavity (PC) pumps to a MasoSine pump from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group has overcome a long-standing issue for a paper mill based in South Africa – that of viscosity.
Honda’s Yorii plant adopts CC-Link IE Field Network
Honda’s cutting-edge Yorii Plant adopts CC-Link IE Field Network; higher production line efficiency increases its competitive ability in the global market.
Customised CNC upgrade simplifies railcar axle grinding
A comprehensive upgrade of classic high-power centreless grinding machine tools is helping a railcar axle manufacturer to simplify precision grinding operations on axle forgings. A key element of the project – which has been managed by APeC Integration Services, Inc – is the retrofit of customised CNC control based on NUM’s powerful Flexium platform.
Bürkert valve expertise delivers a premium shower experience
Trying to find the perfect shower temperature before getting in is a morning ritual for many of us, while avoiding the temperature fluctuations when a cold tap is turned on are a frequent aggravation. However, for those in the market for a premium showering experience, these worries can be washed away thanks to the use of valve technology from Bürkert, which has been integrated into a shower control system to provide the ultimate in active temperature and pressure control.
Administration procedures overhaul with PSL Datatrack
Barfeed manufacturer Hydrafeed of Milton Keynes also runs a major subcontract engineering business. With a vast range of products and services, managing the manufacturing and administration processes represented a major challenge. This has been solved with the implementation of PSL Datatrack software.
'Porton Man’ testing robot uses iglidur X plain bearings
‘Porton Man’ is a testing robot that was built by Crawley Creatures Ltd to trial protective clothing for the British Military. The developers used iglidur X plain bearings in all of its joints.
Control success for Siemens partner
Siemens UK & Ireland is celebrating the success of long-standing distribution partner XYZ Machine Tools as it delivers its 500th machine with the SINUMERIK 828D panel-based CNC control.
Tsubaki: power and performance for the port industry
Almost every company on the planet relies in one way or another on the port industry. Whether it’s through import or export of their own goods or relying on the prompt delivery of material from suppliers, the global economy is reliant on ports the world over to keep shipping lanes moving. Keeping a port working efficiently is dependent on every piece of plant and machinery operating reliably. With nearly a century of experience supplying the port industry with drive chain and power transmission components, Tsubaki understands the importance of reliability better than most.
Compressed air at Monarch’s flagship maintenance facility
A compressed air system from Atlas Copco is playing an integral role in supporting maintenance procedures carried out by Monarch Aircraft Engineering Limited (MAEL) within its multi-million pound, giant hangar facility at Birmingham International Airport.
NSK bearings deliver large saving for fish processor
Interrupting a continuous manufacturing process occasionally because of a bearing failure can be irritating, but when the failures become more frequent the costs in lost production start to mount up. For one large producer of fish products, repeated bearing failures on a heat exchanger unit demanded attention, which led to NSK delivering a huge annual saving through the installation of improved bearing technology.
BOGE helps Eden Project bring dinosaurs to life
BOGE Compressors is helping dinosaurs at the Eden Project roar this summer thanks to its frequency controlled C30F screw compressor.