MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
Reliable, robust EAS-HT torque limiters for rolling mills
In the steel industry – from iron ore extraction to steel rolling mills – mayr power transmission stands for future-orientated torque limiters with high performance densities as well as high torques and speeds. This is because wherever stone shatters and hot steel steams, only robust, resilient and solid-dimension clutches are able to withstand the extreme loads. In the rolling mills of Arcelor Mittal Ostrava, the largest steel producer in the Czech Republic, clutches by mayr power transmission also ensure high operational safety and productivity.
Robust outdoor safety brakes for harbour crane systems
The word standstill is unknown for the large container harbours of the world. Every day ROBA-stop-S safety brakes by mayr power transmission prove their worth here, in the travel and hoist drives of harbour crane systems around the globe. They have been especially designed to resist the extreme ambient conditions of the maritime climate and to cope with emergency braking procedures with peak loads and high-friction work.
Water-jet cutting technology slices vegetables
For Stelram Engineering no challenge is ever too great. So when the company was approached with a request to develop a machine that would cut and trim carrots, ready to deal with the peak demand in the festive season, its engineers were not in the least daunted. Calling on their in-depth knowledge of water-jet cutting technology, they swiftly produced an efficient and cost-effective machine that delivered a convenient and hygienic result.
KABELTRAX cable carriers prove successful in minivans
Sliding doors on delivery vehicles or vans with cabling can be a challenge for design engineers: the sliding doors require permanent power supply to allow all electric and electronic components to function even when the door is open. KABELTRAX offers suitable flexible cable carrier systems for this – even for complicated installation situations. Daimler AG is one of the satisfied customers.
WDS Quick Release Pins specified for automotive production line
The European new car market is currently in a period of unprecedented growth – recently released figures show a rise of 11.2 per cent in August, 2015. To keep up with demand, manufacturers are making regular improvements to their production lines. The autosport division for one German car manufacturer turned to machine tool specialists, KMT Ltd., to develop tooling for producing exhaust mufflers. KMT used WDS Component Parts Ltd. quick release pins to affect fast swap over of jig assemblies.
Accurate dosing pumps enable Welsh Water to maintain P limits
To help overcome the repeated blockage of diaphragm pumps when dosing ferric sulphate at wastewater treatment plants, a number of Welsh Water sites now feature Qdos 30 peristaltic pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG). The investment is expected to achieve a quick return thanks to significant savings in maintenance associated with stripping down and cleaning the diaphragm pumps. Moreover, the Qdos pumps are helping Welsh Water meet increasingly strict phosphorus limits.
Giant worm gears weigh as much as three cars
Renold Gears has supplied one of the largest worm gear sets in the company’s history to a manufacturer of steel plate. The giant screw-down worm gears have a centre distance of over 32 inches and a ratio of 36:1. The worm shaft is nearly 2m long, and together with the wheel they weigh in at a colossal 4850kg, or nearly five tonnes, the approximate weight of three average sized family cars!
Herga’s 6289 series foot switches used for pressing machines
The VEIT Group is a manufacturer and innovator of ironing, pressing and refinishing equipment, serving the international garment industry with high-quality machinery and specialist service for more than 60 years.
Eaton’s CLS Sectional Mobile Valve in articulating boom mowers
Tri-Tech Manufacturing designs and builds heavy duty roadside management equipment, including boom arm mowing attachments for tractors. The company’s Mow-MasterTM products are used to mow hillsides and trim overhanging tree branches, requiring heavy duty construction to withstand the stresses of use on rugged terrain.
Monitor assists drone surveillance
The growth in use of drones for both commercial and personal use has been phenomenal in recent years. Increasing use of drones is leading to stringent efforts being made to make their use safe with monitoring devices playing an important part in the process.
SKF supplies eight-tonne bearing for mining application
SKF has manufactured and supplied its largest ever spherical roller bearing (bore diameter 1.25m) to be used within the mining industry. The bearing was manufactured at SKF’s factory in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Keyence helps BIC reduce its reject rates
Keyence’s XG Series vision system provides the solution to quality issues that have long plagued the complex process of razor quality inspection. BIC has been present in 160 countries on all continents for more than 60 years. The brand is one of the most recognised in the world – the BIC Cristal is the world’s top-selling ballpoint pen, and the company is the leading manufacturer of stationery products in Europe, Latin America and Africa, as well as a world leader in brand-name pocket lighters. In 1975, BIC revolutionised the shaving world with its first disposable single-blade razor. Sales of its triple-blade and quadruple-blade razors are growing strongly and the company is the world’s second-largest maker of disposable razors. In 2012, BIC reported net sales of 2482 million USD, of which 20 per cent was from razors.