MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
igus supplies machine tool maker with long-travel energy chains
Large gantry-style milling machines are the specialty of machine builder Kao Ming from Taiwan. The long travels of up to 13m provide challenging requirements for the supply of power and data. By choosing the guidelok from igus, Kao Ming decided in favour of a system that is reliable, robust and operates without support.
Tending to Excel with a Robot ‘Handshake’
A collaboration between Fanuc and SICK has pioneered new safety integration for robot machine tending that points the way towards simpler, more cost-effective and adaptable systems in future, writes SICK’s Mark Harries, specialist Sales Engineer for Robotic applications.
Heason components used in hexapod-based robotic camera system
Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC), a Nikon Company, is an award-winning designer and manufacturer of motion control hardware and software widely used in the film, television and professional photography industries. Its extensive range of camera robot systems enable high-speed, pixel-accurate and highly repeatable compound movement that is essential in enabling technology for the special effects and visual imagery we all enjoy today.
Switching to NSK bearings on milling machine saves EUR35,600 pa
After experiencing ongoing problems with the bearings on a vital milling machine at a steel plant, the management team turned to NSK for a solution. This decision proved to be very lucrative, with the steel mill now enjoying annual savings of €35,600.
Specialist bearings for high-tech spectroscopy research
A great example of precision bearings being used in ultra-low temperatures has emerged from Carter Manufacturing. Here, in a co-operative project with HZB, (a high-tech research centre in Germany), ultra-low temperature bearings have promulgated the development of new technology in the field of spectroscopy. This area of research requires two uncommon and difficult elements to be managed concurrently: it is a vacuum environment with ultra-low cryogenic temperatures also present.
Carlsberg Fredericia achieves zero accidents with cobots
Universal Robots (UR) reports that the Denmark division of Carlsberg, one of the leading brewery groups in the world, has significantly improved staff safety and taken steps towards achieving zero accidents since integrating cobots into its Fredericia-based factory.