MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
OEM pumpheads from WMFTG help cool covert drilling system
With security threats worldwide driving innovation in the surveillance industry, Gloucester-based RVA Synergies Ltd has incorporated Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group’s (WMFTG) 102R series peristaltic OEM pumpheads into a low-noise drilling system.
Heason design & supply custom-designed pan and tilt positioners
SystemWare Europe is a highly regarded systems integrator specialising in the global security and military communications sector. One of its many capabilities involves the supply and comprehensive support of line of sight/beyond line of sight secure communications requiring the integration of innovative antenna systems with highly accurate directional azimuth/elevation positioning equipment. Evolving requirements and a need for newer modular technology, SystemWare Europe turned to Heason Technology to design and develop a high-performance custom-designed pan & tilt positioner which was optimised for its own use.
Whitelegg develops automatic wire forming and assembly machine
With a new order underway for a customer in Dubai following success in supplying distributors across Europe, GRP Tools, specialist supplier of glass fibre applicators and ancillaries to the trade, are well on their way to their 1500 unit daily output of rollers.
Mobil SHC 636 helps plastics manufacturer save $133,000
Hebei Yuxin Plastic, a PVC film manufacturing company, saved more than $133,000 annually by switching to ExxonMobil’s gear and bearing oil, Mobil SHC 636. The introduction of the advanced lubricant in its PVC film calender machine helped to reduce component wear and quadrupled oil drain intervals.
Experimental race motorcycle uses igus plastic bearings
Introduced in 1999, the Yamaha YZF-R6 was the world’s first 600cc production four-stroke motorcycle producing over 100 horsepower in stock form. Since then, Yamaha has incorporated a number of upgrades to improve speed and engine performance. The R6 engine has also been used in the nationwide Formula Student race series, where university students design and build single seat racing cars that are then raced at the iconic Silverstone circuit.
Universal Robots help automate the aerospace industry
When experiencing increased demand for specialised parts, Whippany Actuation Systems faced an important decision – purchase a new CNC machine, outsource production, or introduce automation with a Universal Robots-based product. For Whippany, the choice was clear.
Industry collaboration aids New Zealand additive manufacturing
High-tech company Rapid Advanced Manufacturing (RAM3D) in New Zealand has opened a new facility in Tauranga’s Tauriko Business Park, with the aim of making metal additive manufacturing more accessible to the Australian and New Zealand markets. RAM has been collaborating with global engineering technologies company Renishaw and, as a result, is using several AM250 metal additive manufacturing systems in its Tauranga facility.
Drive Lines lifts Manchester Cathedral’s dais to new heights
When Manchester Cathedral embarked on a development project to enhance the experience of worshippers and visitors, one of the important aspects of the project was to improve the heating facilities in the Cathedral. This involved the installation of ground source heat pumps and an under-floor heating system. The decision was made to use the opportunity to replace the existing dais with an electromechanical alternative which could be raised and lowered on demand – courtesy of a lifting system supplied by Drive Lines.
Bearings from R.A. Rodriguez help beat world land speed record
Kaydon angular contact ball bearings supplied by R.A. Rodriguez (U.K.) Limited helped Plymouth University beat the women’s arm-powered land speed record in Nevada, USA during September.
ESAB donates welding machine to mental health charity
ESAB has donated a Thermal Arc Fabricator 252i welding machine and Tweco Fusion 250 MIG welding torch to Key Enterprises, an independent Registered Charity based in North Tyneside that provides purposeful occupational training and support for people with mental health problems, learning disabilities and learning needs. The charity had needed a new welding machine for several years but, because of a lack of funds, was unable to purchase one. The machine provided free of charge by ESAB has made a substantial difference to the charity’s trainees in the metalwork department.
PSL Datatrack provides complete production control to Sub-CNC
Sub-CNC Precision, a privately owned subcontractor specialising in the machining of high-quality turned and milled components, has invested in PSL Datatrack production control software to provide greater control over the business, improve efficiency and save time whilst maintaining a highly reliable service to all customers in terms of both product quality and customer service.
Doosan Infracore drives global growth strategy with 3DEXPERIENCE
Dassault Systèmes has announced that global construction equipment manufacturer Doosan Infracore is successfully deploying the 3DEXPERIENCE platform to drive its business transformation strategy to become a global leader in the infrastructure support business.