MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
Conveyor chain range offers prolonged life in Waste Treatment
Waste Treatment Facilities are becoming more common as public opinion continues to grow in favour of environmental issues and landfill is seen as unacceptable. The facilities, which incinerate waste before processing the remains, will often rely on conveyors to transport the waste from process to process. Due to the harsh environments encountered, traditional conveyor chains often wear quickly and need replacing in a matter of months. Fortunately Tsubakimoto has developed a range of long-lasting conveyor chain which is designed specifically for the industry.
NSK extends the service life of its wheelset bearings
NSK bearings have been fitted to the first batch of Hitachi trains and are set to play a vital role in ensuring the trains built for the Intercity Express Programme (IEP) meet targets for minimum maintenance, high reliability and extended service life. Based on designs that have delivered in terms of performance and safety on the advanced high-speed Shinkansen trains in Japan, the NSK wheelset bearings have been engineered to match the operating life of the wheels themselves, which is over 1 million miles.
Brewery saves time and cost with all-in-one PLC and HMI units
7th Settlement Brewery has saved significant time and cost by using Unitronics Vision1210 and Vision120 all-in-one PLC and HMI units.
Legendary world cup stadium welded with ESAB products
Throughout the years, ESAB has helped build some impressive stories around the globe. From Maracanã stadium, a mammoth football venue befitting the energy and enthusiasm of nearly 80,000 of the world’s most dedicated fans, to the progress Titan Wind Energy is making in the production of clean energy for the good of the planet. ESAB has played a pivotal role in these and so many more. And along the way, the company has not only created stories and structures, but lasting partnerships as well.
Non-contact torque sensing for improved control in coal industry
Non-contacting torque sensing technology is delivering improved monitoring and control to materials handling applications in the coal industry, including monitoring of coal conveyors and viscosity measurement of coal slurry. In each case the technology delivers improved accuracy over alternative techniques, so improves quality, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Ballbar analysis makes machine accuracy 'better than new'
Advanced ballbar training has enabled a machine shop to achieve 'better than new' machine tool accuracy and extend machine life for unconventional silicon processing.
Part-system build and supply chain management service for OEMs
MiniTec is working with Cobalt Light Systems to provide vital part-built sub-assemblies for the company's INSIGHT100 tabletop screening device, including taking responsibility for component sourcing and cost reduction initiatives.
New Indian steel plant will receive 11 de-scaling pumps from RMI
RMI Pressure Systems is helping to complete the construction of the new 3 million tonne per annum Integrated Steel Plant in Nagarnar, India, with the delivery of 11 S500 Quinmax high-pressure pumps. Destined for the thin slab production line, the pumps will form the heart of two de-scaling pump stations, each of which will handle in excess of 205 tonnes per hour.
Straightpoint loadcell used to weigh two historic boats
Straightpoint were selected to provide their Radiolink Plus loadcell to The Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust recently to help weigh two historic boats of note in Boathouse 4 at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The two boats being weighed were the Green Parrot, a 45’ Picket Boat that had been used by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as her Royal Barge during state visits to Portsmouth, as well as an ST-1502, a 41 1/2’ seaplane tender, that was armed and fitted out for Air Sea Rescue duties in the English Channel during WWII, including an onboard hospital.
All-electric tube-bending machine accelerates throughput
A Unison all-electric CNC tube-bending machine is helping the specialist tube-bending company T+T Tubecraft to accelerate production of precision tubular parts and eliminate material waste through right-first-time manufacturing.
Auto component suppliers improve quality with HepcoMotion DTS
Two major Korean automotive component suppliers are using HepcoMotion's Driven Track Systems (DTS) to ensure they meet stringent quality and production requirements for the manufacture of critical components for their customers Kia and Hyundai.
State-of-the-art technology for flooded airflow cooling system
Rittal have recently provided high-quality TS IT server racks, with a customised chimney vent, for data centre provider Datum who required cost-effective cooling technology when developing their flagship Farnborough facility.