MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
Rittal Ri4Power switchgear and busbar system on ocean liner
A Rittal Ri4Power switchgear and busbar system has been installed in Logos Hope, a 442-passenger ship. The ocean liner, which sails around ports predominantly in South-East Asia, Africa and the Middle East, is operated on behalf of OM Ships International, a Christian training and outreach movement, by GBA Ships e.V., a private, non-profit, charitable organisation registered in Germany.
SKF v-belt range enhances groundskeeping equipment performance
SKF is launching a new range of Aramid corded power equipment v-belts designed for use in groundskeeping applications. The durability of new SKF Xtra Power Lawn and Garden belts v-belts contributes to longer life.
Atlas Copco VSD vacuum pump saves energy at printing plant
Polestar, Europe’s largest independent printing company, is predicted to save more than £10,000 off the annual energy bill at its Sheffield printing plant by adopting a new VSD-driven vacuum pump from Atlas Copco.
Software engineering makes resistor earthquake-proof
Cressall Resistors has designed a resistor that operates at 132kV and can withstand a high-voltage impulse of up to 650kV. Furthermore, because it’s intended for use in Australia, it can survive an earthquake or cyclone on an epic scale. Here, Cressall’s sales director, Martin Nicholls, explains how finite element analysis (FEA) helped ensure that the construction would withstand the most tempestuous elements.
Industrial Mini I/O connectors contribute to racing car project
TE Connectivity announced its support of the DHBW students’ 2015 entry for the Formula Student Germany 2015 competition by providing its space-saving and reliable Industrial Mini I/O connectors. With these connectors, the team was able to build a highly reliable electric battery control system for the eSleek15 Formula Racing Car.
igus drylin – smooth moving kitchen furniture
In the furniture industry, cleanliness and weight saving are vital. Examples of where igus products offer big benefits include: smooth table drawers, clean bearings for rotary and pivoting motion, elegant and secure cable management, low-profile linear guides for moving sofa components, variable seat settings or individual height adjustments.
Thorlabs selects TONiC encoders for its motion stages
Thorlabs designs and manufactures a wide array of photonics equipment including motion control, imaging, light analysis, optoelectronics and optomechanics for the research, industrial, life science, medical and defence segments. Thorlabs subjected Renishaw's TONiC encoders to a battery of tests in direct competition with other optical encoder brands, with the TONiC encoders emerging as clear leaders.
CC-Link keeps up with demand for water in Denmark
Consumers generally take their water supply for granted, giving barely a thought to how it is extracted, filtered and delivered. One issue that arises for many distribution networks is the fluctuation in demand, which can be particularly marked when the local population temporarily increases, such as in holiday areas. Another is ensuring the control system works reliably over the wide geographic area of the whole network. CC-Link’s long-range capability, along with its robustness and simplicity made it the natural choice for a water supply network upgrade in the Danish region of Jutland.