MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
Atlas Copco compressor system upgrade earns major savings
Following a major move from Rossendale to its 42,000 sq ft new premises in Burnley, subcontract engineering company Sparta Ltd anticipate substantial energy savings and carbon reduction from their Atlas Copco compressor system upgrade.
NSK bearings deliver EUR46k savings for steel plate rolling mill
A major steel manufacturer experiencing high maintenance costs relating to bearings on a plate rolling mill has improved the situation with an application specific product replacement from NSK. The existing open roll bearings required a daily maintenance routine to ensure sufficient lubrication before analysis by NSK led to a proposal or the installation of its Sealed-Clean range, which proved well suited for use in this heavily contaminated environment.
Major international contract win for Verotec modified products
Verotec has won a multi-year contract from a major North American manufacturer of flight simulators to supply more than 50,000 modified subrack front panels. Fifty different designs of panel, in heights of 3U and 6U and in widths from 2HP to 16HP, are needed. The IEEE1101.10-compliant panels are modified variants of Verotec’s standard extruded aluminium panels.
FAG SmartCheck monitors health of cable car drive systems
By installing a total of 18 FAG SmartCheck condition monitoring systems on drive motors, gearboxes, drive pulleys and cable sheaves, a cable car operator is now able, for the first time, to monitor the health of all process-critical systems.
RMIG’s bridge slot screens optimise woodchip drying process
RMIG has recently supplied its perforated steel bridge slot screens to PWR Bioheat for use as flooring in on-site woodchip drying chambers.
NORD geared motors have surface treatment for salty environment
Krijn Verwijs is one of Europe’s foremost suppliers of shellfish products including oysters, lobster and in particular fresh blue or common mussels. In its Yerseke, Netherlands-based shellfish production centre, rapid drive corrosion due to the seawater-infused atmosphere has long been a major concern. NORD aluminium geared motors with a special surface conversion treatment now provides an economical solution to resolve this issue.
Motor configuration tool used to source low-noise DC motor
Delta Motorsport is an automotive and motorsport engineering provider that works with the top motor vehicle companies. Its list of clients is most impressive, having provided design and development services from single components to complete product programmes, for Formula 1 teamsthrough to high performance and luxurious cars. It has also designed and built several cutting edge electric and hybrid powered vehicles.
Innovative electrical enclosures for new aircraft carriers
Following David Cameron’s announcement that both will be taken into service with the Royal Navy, renewed excitement has gripped the engineers building Britain’s two new Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carriers. With renewed excitement comes renewed innovation, including specially coated enclosures from Spelsberg UK.
Wire EDM machine halves the time needed to manufacture dies
Having purchased a FANUC Robocut Wire EDM machine for its toolroom, Wilks has halved the time it takes to manufacture dies for extruding plastic, while at the same time improving accuracy so that dies need less fine-tuning.
BOGE saves €60k for leading packaging provider
A paper-based packaging company has made significant cuts in costs by installing a BOGE SLF 125 compressor. The company has estimated that at least EUR60k per annum is being saved in energy consumption and maintenance since installation.
Confocal sensor installed for high-precision alignments
UK-based engineering and test company Curtis Assemble & Test Ltd has installed a non-contact confocal chromatic sensor from Micro-Epsilon on an automated assembly and test machine that checks the alignment of a precision disc pin assembly, part of an automotive fuel injector valve. These high-precision confocal displacement sensors are able to measure the alignment of the valve disc pin assembly to within a clearance of 2 microns.
Innovative inspection system for dood and beverage industry
RNA Automation was recently approached with a request for a fully automated quality control and inspection system to handle and inspect plastic moulded components. The request related to a UK-based production requirement for a global leader in the food and beverage industry.