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Shaft couplings for packaging and palletiser systems
Whether mineral water, fruit juice or beer – the renowned family-run company, Beyer Maschinenbau, plans, develops and constructs efficient packaging and palletiser systems for the beverage and food industry. In order to transmit torques and execute movements with high levels of accuracy, the patented ROBA DS disk pack couplings by mayr power transmission are used in these systems.
Belgian Public Employment Service buys 50 ESAB welding machines
VDAB is the public employment service of Flanders, Belgium, with a remit to make the Flanders labour market as transparent and dynamic as possible. An important element of VDAB’s work is training and, to support this role, the organisation has purchased 25 universal welding machines from ESAB, plus 25 of ESAB’s Tig welding machines. These will be used at 11 different sites throughout Flanders for training and certifying operatives in possession of different skill levels – from beginners to experienced welders – working in industries including automotive components, construction, and a wide variety of light and medium engineering industries.
SKF bearings help compressor reduce energy consumption
An innovative new compressed air system is using SKF tapered roller bearings, which are helping to keep energy, carbon dioxide and noise emissions to a minimum.
Parker Hannifin’s GVM electric motor to power superbike
The Automation Group of Parker Hannifin will once again see its GVM electric motor technology featured on electric superbikes that will take part in the Isle of Man zero-emission TT Zero race to be held on the 8th June.
Henkel practises what it preaches with pipe repairs
Henkel’s main manufacturing plant in Düsseldorf is criss-crossed by 18 kilometres of pipe bridges and 300 kilometres of pipelines. Over time, sections had become corroded and their repair was subcontracted to the company Xervon. In order to repair leaks quickly, safely and sustainably Xervon used Henkel’s recently introduced LOCTITE Composite Repair System and, in so doing, created a reference site for the process.
HBM load cells help Huub take the drag out of performance
As part of its latest research into demonstrating the effect of drag on different suits for world class swimmers, Huub Ltd. is launching its new M16 Drag Measurement System, using PW15iA load cells from HBM.
Bending and forming machine at Cameron-Robb Wire products
Established in 1907 just a few yards from their current premises, Cameron-Robb originally made a name for itself in formed wire baskets, shelves and scoops aimed at the fish and chip and catering trades. It was in 1979 that David Snell’s father Brian purchased Cameron and moved it to the current busy premises. Since then the company has expanded through acquisition and now covers a large works’ area in Lombard Street, Birmingham.
Pedal force sensor saves hard work on electric bike
ZEMIC, a manufacturer and designer of load cells, strain gauges and force sensors has developed an electric bike pedal force sensor in conjunction with the Netherlands firm SPARTA – the most successful e-bike brand in Europe. The sensor is a crucial component in the bike’s drive and control system that detects the pedal force applied, and through software settings determines a proportional amount of assisted motor power at the wheel. Rather than a speed sensor, this control gives the rider a more intuitive riding experience with increased efficiency and longer battery life. The e-bike has several settings including Cruise, Tour and Sport.
e-spools ease PA speaker array manoeuvring in university venue
Over the last two years the University of Liverpool has run an ambitious £14m [EUR18m] project to improve functionality and the utilisation of space, and to enhance the overall student experience at the Guild and Reilly Building, which is central to the Liverpool University campus. The project included technical upgrades and refurbishment for three venues – Mountford Hall, the Stanley Theatre and The Courtyard.
In-wheel motors from PMW power innovative Rasa hydrogen car
The Rasa hydrogen fuel cell car developed by Riversimple has been attracting a lot of attention with its innovative design and impressive performance. A key feature is its four in-wheel electric motors which directly drive the vehicle’s wheels.
FANUC robots flex to medical blister filling needs
Compactness and dexterity were two important features of the anthropomorphic FANUC LR Mate 200iD robot selected by FlexLink for a cutting-edge medical assembly line located in Italy. Combined with a FANUC M-1iA delta robot and an integrated iRVision system, FlexLink completely re-engineered the blister packing operation, automating an intricate and time-intensive job that previously performed manually.
FANUC re-shores production for cycling specialist
Ten years ago, the ‘rags to riches’ story started for bicycle component business Superstar Components Ltd. The Lincoln business that started in a bedroom selling brake pads quickly progressed to sourcing manufactured products from Taiwan for the cycling enthusiast. As the business evolved into more expansive product ranges, the production lead-times from Taiwan were increasingly prolonged. The decision was made to manufacture and control production from the UK, and this is where FANUC came into the equation with its ROBODRILL D21MiA5 machining centre and FANUC M-10iA 10M robot loading system.