MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
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.
ContiTech bushing impresses with long service life
robolink helps robots break free
For reasons of safety, industrial robots tend to be segregated from humans, which can restrict the types of tasks that robots perform. This has led robot technologists to search for ways to set robots free from their cages. If this can be achieved, the combination of dexterity and problem-solving skills of humans along with precision and strength of robots can be fully harnessed.
Integrated control and monitoring for battery-powered train
The first battery-powered train to run on Britain's rail network in more than half a century carried its first passengers during January 2015 and Sensor-Technik UK provided a system that was integral to the successful outcome of the trial. This trial marks an important milestone in the 18-month project and is to demonstrate the viability of an eco-friendly battery-powered train for the 21st century.
Benchtop monitoring for 28 motors
Imagine being able to monitor 28 motors for a seamless steel pipe manufacturing process from a single benchtop device with peripherals. This is what one manufacturer is doing with a HIOKI 8861-50 32-channel oscilloscope.
Remote access support and diagnostics minimises downtime
By installing eWON VPN routers and using the Talk2M Internet-based remote access system, food packaging company Proseal UK is now able to securely access, diagnose and quickly resolve issues on its tray sealing machines located anywhere in the world, via secure Broadband connections.
BOGE compressor upgrade cuts costs for abrasive systems supplier
BOGE Compressors has brought major energy and efficiency savings to one a supplier of innovative abrasive systems. By introducing a series of new BOGE Compressor components as part of a full system audit the manufacturer has now cut its maintenance and energy costs from £40k to 25k, bringing swift ROI, uninterrupted service and long-term savings for the company.