MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
Bauer delivers IE4 savings for hazardous chemical process
Improving the energy efficiency ratings of electric motors is a worldwide goal, but exemptions in the regulations mean that for applications in potentially explosive atmospheres there is no obligation to implement the latest technology. However, for one oleochemical processing company improving energy efficiency is an important objective, which led it to consult with Bauer Gear Motor when a number of ATEX motors needed to be replaced.
Couplings cure destructive vibration on generator sets
Rubber-in-compression couplings from Renold Hi-Tec, are well suited to protect gas and diesel-driven generator sets from torsional vibration and the possible catastrophic effects of resonance occurring if this were to coincide with the natural frequency of the system.
WEG motors drive efficiency in gas compressors
Gas compression is commonly used across a range of industries where refrigeration is required, including food processing and pharmaceuticals. In such contexts, this technology can play a key role in enhancing productivity and energy efficiency. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that ensuring the smooth running of gas compressors is top of the agenda for global manufacturers such as Mayekawa. The company turned to WEG technology to equip its latest packaging compressor units with reliable and highly efficient motors.
Compact brushless DC motor selected for medical instrument
Karen Whittaker of maxon motor interviews Pedrum Kamali, of the Royal Surrey County Hospital, to find out more about an interesting application for one of maxon's compact brushless DC motors in a medical instrument.
Intertronics UV adhesive system cures time problem
Extended curing times for adhesives can often create a bottleneck in the production process which can interrupt work flow. This was exactly the problem experienced by Brandon Medical Ltd.
igus helps Formula Student racing team feed its need for speed
When a team of students from the University of Hertfordshire was tasked to make this year’s UH Racing car much lighter than in previous years – at first, the assignment seemed daunting for the students. Fortunately, igus, one of the team’s sponsors, was more than happy to pitch in, explaining the features and benefits of using complex technical polymer and ultralight metal components in place of the more traditional steel ones.
NHE evaporation system reduces wastewater volume
Reducing the environmental impact of the metal finishing processes carried out by prestigious awards trophy manufacturer, Special EFX, was high on the agenda when developing a new water treatment plant at its facility in Stratford-upon-Avon. By installing a specialist evaporation system, process water recycling expert NHE was able to virtually eliminate the need for regular wastewater collection and disposal. The project has reduced the volume of wastewater by 90 per cent as well as delivering overall cost savings for the plant.
All-in-one PLC + HMI for test system shortens time to market
Vapor Systems Technologies has used a Unitronics Vision V350 all-in-one PLC + HMI in a new test system, enabling the company to run tests of 1million cycles quickly and efficiently, which, in turn, has helped in getting new products to the market faster.
Formula Student event includes Lenze-powered racing car
With the British Grand Prix only just over and rapidly increasing interest in the Formula E championship, it is a great time for the Formula Student series to take place at Silverstone. The latest round of this series runs at the Silverstone circuit from 9–12 July 2015. Feature will be the “Grimsel”, a record breaking electric racing car powered with MOBILE inverters from the Lenze Schmidhauser operation in Switzerland. This manufacturer of drive systems for mobile use is a sponsor and supplier to the motor sport competition for young engineers.
Control system integrator supports aircraft tooling manufacturer
Step Design Ltd has recently supported Field International UK by completing the electrical installation and testing of a pedestrian-controlled, self-propelled and elevating trolley for use in the aerospace industry.