MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
Direct drive and motion controllers for automated decoration
A fully servo-driven machine that can be used for various types of printing and lacquering. The machine has the capability to increase production whilst retaining high quality: today Todema meets the goal – thanks to CDDR direct drive motors and to the Kollmorgen AKD PDMM motion controller.
Precision wood machining centre uses 28-axis CNC system from NUM
Krüsi Maschinenbau has launched a precision wood machining machine that is based on a 28-axis CNC system from NUM.
WAGO uses Spelsberg enclosures for new pre-mounted products
As one of the most trusted names for interconnection technology it’s little wonder that many of WAGO’s products are available from Screwfix and other distributors. Its terminals and conductors can now be bought pre-mounted in a Spelsberg A-Box enclosure. The Spelsberg range was chosen for its quality and the flexibility of the available dimensions.
Innovative gear motors help to make fresh coffee less of a grind
Coffee is big business. It’s the most popular drink worldwide with around two billion cups consumed every day. In the UK around three-quarters of adults drink instant coffee, and around 50 per cent drink fresh, or ground coffee – and this ‘premium’ sector is one of one of the fastest-growing sectors of the market. Among the key challenges facing the design of modern coffee grinders is grinding beans at the required rate, as reliably and as quietly as possible. Rotalink have helped a premium coffee machine manufacturer based in Switzerland, by providing motors and gearboxes which have proven to be very effective for their machines.
Huco couplings specified for forklift steering columns
In the forklift industry reliability issues can quickly damage even the best reputation. So, when a European manufacturer of forklifts experienced coupling failures in the steering columns of some of its products, Huco Dynatork was able to provide a high-quality product. Huco’s Oldham Style couplings proved a good fit, delivering precise steering and complete reliability.
ProcessVue solves two-way remote alarm management challenge
By implementing ProcessVue alarm management software from M.A.C. Solutions at its Bacton and Zeebrugge gas terminals, Interconnector UK (IUK) can now perform accurate alarm analysis across the two terminals and gain an accurate picture of the number of alarms operators have to deal with.
Mitsubishi variable speed drives save mushroom producer energy
When one of Ireland’s largest mushroom producers, Codd Mushrooms, wanted to save energy and boost reliability within its factory chilled water system, it turned to Mitsubishi Electric and its systems integrator partner MPAC for a solution. The resulting PLC-based control system using Mitsubishi Electric variable speed drives to control the various pumps, delivered a saving of over 5400kWh in 1 week, which will amount to €40,000 (approx. £33,000) per year.
Pancake motor from PMW helps digitise film heritage
The increasing popularity of Ultra HD television is generating a growing need for ultra high-definition content. Fortunately there is a readily available source in the millions of hours of existing 35mm film. Transferring these many decades of film heritage onto digital media is a big task, which has now been made easier by a new pancake motor developed by Printed Motor Works for a state-of-the-art film scanner.
SKF helps deliver comfort for bus passengers
Engineering expertise from SKF is helping the UK’s largest bus and coach manufacturer build vehicles for challenging operating environments around the world.
Olmec vision system powers serialisation compliance product
A turnkey validated vision system from Olmec-UK is a core component of the ‘SerialTrac’ serialisation system developed by Domino Printing Sciences. SerialTrac has been introduced to provide the item-level serialisation capability needed in the pharmaceutical industry to meet the EU Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) and others, and has won the prestigious award for the ‘Most Innovative Processing or Packaging Machine’ at the PPMA (Processing and Packaging Machinery Association) Group Awards announced at the end of September.
Preeflow volumetric adhesive dispensing helps device integrity
Intertronics’ customer BPR Medical, based in Mansfield, Nottingham, is a good example of a small British company which combines expertise, creativity and entrepreneurialism to design, develop and manufacture world-beating products for export worldwide and use in the United Kingdom, for which it was rewarded in 2012 with a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation. As with any manufacturing company, the success of its products depends to a considerable degree on assembly methods.
Minitec supplies pit lane toolboxes to Algarve Pro Racing Team
MiniTec UK has supplied pit lane toolboxes to the Algarve Pro Racing Team, whose car finished 12th in class and 17th overall in the 2016 Le Mans 24 hour race. Drivers were Michael Munemann, Andrea Pizzitola and Olympic legend Sir Chris Hoy.