MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
e-spool provides power and data in all directions
igus has developed the e-spool as an alternative to cable reels and zigzag systems.
DYMAX UV/light adhesive used in museum-quality display table
The high-end acrylic fabrication company Dauphin Restoration Ltd, founded in 1986, designs and makes cast acrylic mounts, cases and cabinets for an increasing number of state and private collectors alike. With an invitation to receive the Royal Warrant as Mount Makers to Her Majesty The Queen, Dauphin has established itself as the world’s largest maker of exquisite cast acrylic (Perspex) mounts, stands and holders for collectable items. So when they received an important private commission for a museum-quality decorative display table in 40mm smoked acrylic to go in a high-end modern London house, they reviewed the assembly process with the Intertronics specialist adhesives engineering sales team.
Foresight proves invaluable to envelope manufacturer
With advances in modern technology reducing demand for envelopes, manufacturers are finding it increasingly hard to justify investment. So when Encore Envelopes were made aware that its production line was at risk due to spares becoming obsolete, it was imperative that a strategy be put in place that would minimise machinery downtime and potential lost earnings.
Sercos drives innovative robotics design
Sercos International, supplier of the Sercos automation bus, powers the drive construction and rotation options of the Penta Robotics’ Veloce parallel robot with its technology.
Telsonic matches technology to volumes with welding system
Having already supplied an ultrasonic welding system to produce cup holders for the mainstream and higher-volume variants of the latest generation Range Rover, Telsonic UK were asked to develop a system for a more complex cup holder arrangement, fitted to higher-specification vehicles.
Hepcomotion products used for meia massage table
meia of London reports it has used linear actuator and motion products supplied by HepcoMotion on a special project that saw the company create a sub-floor ‘hidden’ elevating massage table. This system, required for a private residence in London, demanded high-quality motion products focussed on precision and reliability.
Laser profile sensors used on robotic weld inspection system
A non-contact laser profile displacement sensor from Micro-Epsilon is playing a pivotal role in a new groundbreaking automatic inspection system specifically designed to inspect thin section steels and thin gauge welds on ships and other marine vessels.
WEG successfully tests dual-pinion ball mill drive
WEG has successfully tested low-speed synchronous motors driven by frequency inverters for mills with dual pinions at its plant in Brazil. As a multinational company, WEG supplies a range of products to the mining industry for driving large mills, including low and high speed motors, gearboxes and frequency inverters across the globe.
5-axis robot for bank vault storage
The high levels of security required to handle banknotes and cash in bank vaults calls for fully automated systems. The VEROX, a new 5-axis rail-mounted robot, meets these needs by handling cash trays with high precision. The robot uses Lenze controllers, servo drives and geared motors which readily combine together to create a simple yet high-performing drive system. The robot can be seen in action in a short YouTube video.
Operating panel allows safe control of actuated valves
Smith Flow Control (SFC) has designed a specialist pigging panel to be installed on an FPSO built for the use in the Goliat field, the first oilfield to be developed in the Barents Sea.
Hyflexar receives one-thousandth Walform tube-forming machine
Eaton’s Hydraulics business has delivered of its one-thousandth Walform tube-forming machine to its long-term partner Hyflexar. The machine is the new M-WF385Xplus model – the fourth generation of the compact and innovative tube forming machines used worldwide.
Fully automatic coupling of e-chains for cranes
igus has developed its e-rover to supply Rubber Tyred Gantry (RTG) cranes with both electrical power and data. This allows the RTG to switch from diesel power to electrical power, saving thousands of pounds per year in diesel costs.