MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
Mitsubishi and Raima create secure data-handling process
Controlling and managing a complex system is difficult at any time. However, users in the process (for example, water, petro-chemical) and infrastructure industries such as surface rail, airports or underground metro systems have the added complexities of having to do the same over extreme distances with the possibility of thousands of I/O points.
Eldon stainless steel enclosures specified for dairy equipment
Eldon has been selected by C. van 't Riet as its supplier of stainless steel enclosures for dairy equipment.
Semiflex precision offset couplings used in glass coating system
Abssac has supplied Semiflex precision offset couplings for use in a number of glass coating systems where high performance and vacuum compatibility are essential.
CMD power their way to success with Telsonic Ultrasonics
Rotherham based CMD is a British designer and manufacturer of power distribution, power modules, lighting control and energy management systems. The company recently started production of the Rotasoc range, which includes a comprehensive selection of multi-socket power and data modules with 360 degree rotating socket outlets.
CNC retrofit package gives new lease of life to hob sharpeners
In collaboration with NUM, machine tool rebuilder North East Technologies Inc. has developed a CNC retrofit package that brings the performance of early generation hob-sharpening equipment up to modern-day standards.
'Commuter bike' locked by micro cam lock from Camlock Systems
Quipplan Mobility manufactures folding electric bicycles or ‘pedelecs’. A micro cam lock manufactured by Camlock Systems secures the bike.
Cranes get new lease of life with cutting-edge DC drives
Advanced DC drives from Emerson Control Techniques in America have been selected by Terminal de Contenedores de Yucatán (TCY), to modernise the control system on an ageing ship-to-shore crane in Progreso, México.
Woojin revolutionises its machines with B&R
Upgrading to B&R servo technology and POWERLINK communication has helped Woojin optimise the speed and precision of three different lines of injection moulding machines. In October, B&R and Woojin will be presenting these and other innovations at the K 2013 trade fair in Dusseldorf, Germany.
IM Series speeds up and simplifies inspections for Timex
Keyence´s IM Series image dimension measurement system puts much faster in-process inspection within everyone´s reach. Timex is America´s leading watchmaker and is present in more than 80 countries. Fralsen, its French entity, makes watch movements using three technologies – plastic injection moulding of small parts with very fine details; turning and cutting of parts such as wheels, pinions, arbors and rivets; and cutting and coiling of complex springs. These precision parts must be inspected with contact sensors (comparators, Cary equipment, feeler-spindles) and optical systems.
Oil-free compressors help boost snack food output capacity
When Kolak Snack Foods Ltd experienced a business upturn and required increased output capacity at its manufacturing plant in London, it decided to upgrade its production equipment, including its compressors. Kolak chose new oil-free air compressors from Atlas Copco due to their reliability and ability to provide a guaranteed supply of high-quality, oil-free air.
Profiling machine manufacturer uses Precision Ring Track system
Dewsbury-based machine builder Techserv Cutting Systems Ltd is using the PRT2 Precision Ring Track system from HepcoMotion to provide vital competitive gain in the marketplace for CNC gas cutting and profiling systems. The PRT2 allows users of these machines – which deploy three automatic rotating torches that prepare bevels for weld preparation – to adjust the angle of the torches at the control without the need for any additional and time-consuming set-up procedures.
Flexibility and reliability for airflow control unit enclosures
When designing and manufacturing airflow controls and temperature-monitoring equipment for laboratories, there is very little margin for error. A flux in temperature can cause thousands of pounds worth of damage to materials and a faulty fume cupboard can pose very serious health risks. To ensure its products do not fail, Temperature Electronics Ltd. has found that when specifying enclosures it is best to stick with a single company which offers a flexible and reliable range.