MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
A reliable resistor supply
Plant managers across the UK have struggled for years to replace damaged power resistors for one reason or another. Often, the original supplier no longer exists in the UK market, or does not supply resistors any longer, so managers are forced to look for the required components elsewhere. Whether the application is crane control, pumps, fans or compressors, replacement resistors are still needed for legacy systems. Here, Martin Nicholls, sales director of Cressall Resistors describes the time that the specialist resistor firm was called out to help Ketton Cement replace like-for-like its three-section speed control resistor on its main 2.7MW limestone crusher.
Harting current sensors in renewable energy power conversion
Harting current sensors are presently ensuring the continuous and reliable operation of wind turbines for major wind farm installations around the world. One of the world’s major wind turbine manufacturers is using 1000A-rated Harting HCS 1000 Hall-effect sensors to monitor the input & output power feeds of the main power inverter.
igus bearings and tape assist drone defence system
The proliferation of low-cost drones for hobbyists has led to a number of well-publicised incidents. The use of drones is now often forbidden by law around airports, sporting events and government establishments due to the risk of physical injury or use in committing crimes. Policing has traditionally resorted to arresting the drone operator and/or seizing the drone and its cargo when it lands, as forcing the drone out of the sky while it is flying can be dangerous.
Henkel Adhesives at the European Championship in soccer
As of last Friday, the lives of millions of people around the world have turned to focus on soccer for four weeks. Over 100 years ago, a leather ball was all you needed to play soccer. Today, it is the most popular sport in the world, and a big event like the current European Championship in soccer in France would be unthinkable without modern technology and a massive infrastructure. With its many materials and prodcuts, Henkel plays a part. Whether for soccer cleats, the team bus or even the stadium itself, Henkel is an important teammate.
Building selective catalytic reduction systems
Increasing pressure to reduce harmful emissions into the atmosphere has led to a number of design changes for internal combustion engines as well as addition investment by coal-fired power stations and waste incinerators. As attention turns to the oxides of nitrogen, which are collectively known as NOx gases, commercial diesel engine manufacturers, amongst others, are looking for packaged systems that will deliver reliable emissions control.
Energy efficient drives make new bottling line possible
SEW Eurodrive has supplied an energy efficient drive system to drinks manufacturer, Radnor Hills, that has helped make a new bottling line possible. The new line will enable the company to increase production from 175 million to around 300 million bottles a year, as part of a planned expansion program to meet growing demand for its products.
Engineered. Bespoke. The R160 mountain bike frame.
A collaboration of cutting-edge technology and companies, anthropometry, and years of experience has led to the unveiling of the new Robot Bike Co. R160 mountain bike frame – designed and manufactured in the UK with partner companies Altair, HiETA Technologies and Renishaw using metal additive manufacturing (3D printing).
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.