MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
Attachment chain is core solution for cider maker
Attachment chain manufactured in Renold’s UK Service Centre has provided the solution for a leading cider maker. The chain is integral to the conveying system that transports freshly picked apples into a washing machine at the beginning of the cider-making process.
Reliable torque-limiting clutches for the food industry
Torque-limiting clutches ensure the reliable protection of people and materials in machines and systems. So that the clutch optimally matches the respective application, mayr power transmission has developed a wide spectrum of torque-limiting clutches. For areas of application such as the food industry, where wet conditions and cleaning fluids are part of everyday ambient conditions, mayr provides corrosion-resistant clutches made from rustproof materials.
Renishaw probing pays dividends for Quality Engineered Products
Having built its reputation in high-volume precision pressing, Quality Engineered Products took the decision 8 years ago to move into the competitive world of sub-contract precision machining. The company, based in Cinderford (UK), started out with vertical machining centres and CNC lathes. Then, in 2015, a major investment in state-of-the-art machine tools provided the opportunity to fully exploit technology and make significant gains.
Automated metal-finishing uses igus energy cable management
Manufacturing and processing machinery that handle large, long items, frequently uses overhead gantries to transfer the material to, through and from the processing line. Often these gantries have to travel significant distances, whilst requiring electrical cabling to power their motors and sensors. The conventional cable management method is to have the cables mounted above the line using festoons supported by steel rails. As the gantry traverses down the line, it pulls the cables along with it on multiple trolley mechanisms.
Easy and quick monitoring of safety brakes
The intelligent brake control module ROBA-brake-checker by mayr power transmission can supply safety brakes and at the same time monitor them without requiring sensors. This not only saves users investment costs, but also provides them with an easy and quick overview of the operating condition of their safety brakes – thus permitting timely and plannable maintenance and increasing machine productivity. The module is resistant to malfunctions and contamination and can function even in the most adverse ambient conditions.
All-electric tube bender multiplies trolley-maker's productivity
A new all-electric tube and profile bending machine is helping Crisp Clean Services – a manufacturer of mobile cleaning stations – to substantially boost productivity and make its manufacturing process much leaner.
SmartWire-DT makes machine’s HPU easier to build and maintain
Eaton has deployed its expertise in the field of electro-hydraulic technology to help Italian machine tool manufacturer Pietro Carnaghi reduce its machine delivery lead times. The power management company helped Pietro Carnaghi to streamline its Hydraulic Power Unit (HPU) design, integrating both hydraulic and electrical components with its SmartWire-DT connectivity. This innovative intelligent control panel wiring technology, which reduces the conventional point-to-point wiring found in control panels, enabled Pietro Carnaghi to reduce its wiring equipment costs and halve panel assembly time.
Better accuracy redefines quality norms and helps reduce costs
Accuracy and on time delivery of projects are key requirements for the tooling industry. Godrej Tooling Division (Godrej) relies on Renishaw products to save time, money, reduce scrap and achieve a high level of accuracy.
Small-scale hydroelectric plant uses Exico motors as generators
One of Wales’ most beautiful tourist destinations is now also home to a sensitively designed “green” renewable energy power generation project. The flow of the Afon Lliw, one of the rivers feeding into Lake Bala, is being used at the hamlet of Dolhendre to generate some 600MWh of hydroelectric energy per year, using no fuel whatsoever.
EPLAN enables Saint-Gobain’s machines to talk more easily
EPLAN CAE software has been used to increase the efficiency and accuracy of design processes in many of the Saint-Gobain manufacturing facilities in the UK. It has most recently been adopted by Bristol-based Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, High Performance Bearings Group to help with the interconnection of individual machines to form integrated production lines.
EPLAN Electric P8: for the small and the brave
When companies ask for testimonies on their products and services, somehow the biggest customers’ stories seem to get all of the attention. But for CAE software provider EPLAN, all customers are treated equally and exceptionally well, irrespective of their size or industry sector.
Linear position sensors for professional mountain bike set-up
As in all areas of elite sports, teams and competitors go to great lengths to ensure their equipment set-up is optimised for the best possible performance levels. This is certainly the case for Loic Bruni, the 2015 UCI Mountain Bike & Trials Downhill World Champion. Loic and his French team have been using Variohm EuroSensor VLP and ELPM linear potentiometers to measure suspension-fork and frame shock absorber travel for more than three years. Fine tuning the set-up is critical and can make match- winning milliseconds of difference to the ‘sag’ of the bike – how it sits with the rider in real race conditions – and at the top end of the sport, dynamic measurement is essential.