MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
Pacepacker rolls with UPM’s modular food-safe conveyor
With food automation making up such a large slice of Pacepacker Service’s pick, place and packing business, the equipment manufacturer recently specified a UPM Conveyors food-safe IP69K-certified conveyor system as part of a Cartesian pick and place robot system for handling packs of fresh food.
Reliance supports next generation treatment for prostate cancer
Reliance Precision is continuing its collaboration with French company EDAP TMS in providing mechatronic components and design support to help launch Focal One, the latest generation of high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) systems designed to treat localised prostate cancer.
LG Motion’s design & build capability helps meet delivery target
LG Motion Limited has recently designed and supplied a semi-automatic parts handling and vision inspection system to Oxford MEStar, the Oxford University Institute of Biomedical Engineering spin-out company. Used for quality checking and product sorting of specially packaged ‘corneal scaffolds’ that are produced in the emerging technology of regenerative bioengineering, the system was urgently required and delivered quickly thanks to LG Motion’s design & production and motion control system integration service.
Service robot scales negative slopes with B&R control system
The Technical University of Liberec has introduced the second generation of its special service robot, the ROBOTUL Vertical Climber 02, which uses a unique stepping movement to traverse both smooth and structured surfaces such as the glass walls of buildings. Its safe and highly precise operation is guaranteed by an advanced B&R control system with compact ACOPOSmicro servo drives.
Eaton motors and pumps help Russian combines in tough conditions
Agriculture plays a leading role in the economy of the Rostov area in southern Russia, with fertile black earth and great weather conditions combining to create a solid foundation for economic growth. The collaboration between Rostselmash – one of the world’s five largest producers of Combine Harvesters and agricultural equipment – and Eaton Hydraulics is now showing how the region’s sound basis can be put to even more effective use, with wisely chosen agricultural equipment ensuring dynamic growth for its enterprises.
Rapid HV generator rotor repair saves oil refinery downtime cost
When regular maintenance checks on a high voltage 60MW generator at a large oil refinery signalled a potential earth fault in the rotor, engineers were keen to have a repair completed as soon as possible. The engineering manager contacted the specialists in this field, Sulzer, to carry out the repair and subsequent testing.
Meeting the video recording demands of Bloodhound
With Bloodhound SSC's objective of reaching 1000mph to smash the current world land speed record, extraordinary demands are being placed on the video system being developed by Stemmer Imaging to produce and record video data for both engineering and broadcast purposes, so the Gecko image recording and compression application from Vision Experts has been specially adapted.
CC-Link opens up Asian markets for measurement specialist
In a recent video made with the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA), sensors and measurement specialist HBM Test and Measurement (HBM) has developed a CC-Link gateway module, which allows a single PLC (programmable logic controller) to collect live data from multiple load cells.
HepcoMotion HDRT rings in Kafka statue challenge
HepcoMotion is girding itself for an exciting new challenge a world away from its traditional automation applications. Its HDRT rings have been singled out to feature in a David Černý statue of Franz Kafka a stone’s throw from Prague’s Old Town, where they will rotate sections of the installation’s face.