MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
Mobil SHC 600-serviced tissue machine breaks world speed record
Hayat Kimya A.S.’s Metso tissue machine, serviced by Mobil SHC 632 gear and bearings oil, set the new world speed record at 2210m/min during a 24-hour production run at the company’s mill in Turkey. Mobil SHC 632 is part of Mobil SHC 600 Series of advanced technology synthetic lubricants designed to deliver premium performance for the challenging and diverse operating environments in pulp and paper processing.
Workstation has height-adjustable assembly table and shelves
MiniTec’s modular aluminium profile system has been made full use of for a technical product assembly workstation where the customer requirements included individual height-adjustable assembly bench and material provisioning shelves. This ergonomic solution allows assembly technicians to set-up their most productive working environment by maintaining a neutral standing or sitting working posture – with the aid of electric actuators and a simple control console that includes a multiple memory function to store and recall their preferred table and shelf heights.
Automated parts manufacturing in the automotive industry
In deep-rolling and roll-straightening machines in the automotive industry, the three-dimensional ROBOTRAX cable carriers from Kabelschlepp Metool provide movement in three axes and therefore more flexibility for production.
Croft Filters provides rapid response for TCO UK
Croft Filters has helped global oilfield services company TCO UK develop state-of-the-art fluid-handling equipment as part of a wider project for the oil and gas industry. Croft was approached by TCO UK, which specialises in glass barrier plugs and chemical injection systems, to design and manufacture high-quality filter elements that were capable of handling aggressive and problematic fluid.
Thermal imager demonstrates its software integration capability
A manufacturer of fibre lasers is using a thermal imaging camera from Micro-Epsilon in its quality control system on a variety of existing and new fibre laser products. The company’s product range includes a wide variety of fibre laser products including lasers for welding, cutting, marking, engraving, and for micro-machining.
Linkx delivers savings on rugged robot palletiser
Challenged by a fast-growing supplier of mineral-based materials to the building trade to supply a rugged yet versatile high-performance robotic palletiser cell while remaining within a tight budget, Linkx Systems has developed a fully automatic system based on a refurbished KUKA industrial robot.
Operational efficiency via flexible drives and control system
Engineering company Cordell Group and Siemens Industry recently partnered to design, manufacture and install a new pipe internal diameter welder line for steel producer Tata Steel, to help increase throughput at its pipe mill in Hartlepool. Siemens Industry has developed a new drives and control system that has overcome previous issues concerning operational efficiencies, and delivered a more flexible and accurate system that is now providing a solid foundation for future upgrades at the busy pipe mill.
Achieving near silent hydraulics operation for mobile forklift
Hiab Moffett has been at the forefront of the materials handling industry for more than 45 years. After observing increasing demand among its customer base of manufacturers, warehouse operators and supermarket chains for quieter materials handling equipment, the company set to work creating the world’s quietest Truck Mounted Forklift.
Managing big data vision systems
Optimal has developed a bespoke machine vision system for the real-time 100 per cent inspection of a thin film product used in the manufacture of electronic components. The new system builds on Optimal’s 26 years of systems integration experience and makes use of the company’s synTI integrated Print and Inspect system software.
Parker supplies offshore instrumentation products for Gina Krog
An offshore oil and gas project that will site new offshore platforms in challenging conditions in the North Sea has selected high-reliability valves and tube connection fittings from the Instrumentation Products Division of Parker Hannifin.
Offshore project to use Parker valves and fittings
An offshore oil and gas project that will site new offshore platforms in challenging conditions in the North Sea has selected high-reliability valves and tube connection fittings from the Instrumentation Products Division of Parker Hannifin in Barnstaple, Devon.
Retex UK: electronic cases and enclosures
When Chronos Technology discovered that the enclosure it had used for a design prototype was no longer available from the original supplier, the alternative it was offered did not meet all the requirements. Instead the company contacted the original manufacturer and found that it could source the products direct. Retex manufactures many of the best known electronic case and enclosure designs, all of which are available direct from Retex UK.