MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
Korenix PoE switches ensure security of Basra Sports Complex
When selecting hardware and software for video surveillance projects, one of the key objectives is to ensure a high-quality, live video system with no time delays, particularly if the location or building is used frequently by members of the public and where security is of the utmost importance. Korenix PoE switches were used for one such project in Basra.
Precision ring slide provides a compact valve test system
The brief from Hedley Hydraulics’ customer was for a bespoke machine to test hydraulic valves but there was a significant design consideration. As the machine had to fit into an existing jig, the mechanism was subject to space constraints but, thanks to the expertise of HepcoMotion, this was achieved whilst maintaining test accuracy and repeatability.
Advanced research in microelectronics with the VHX
Keyence’s VHX-1000 digital microscope allows French researchers to observe surfaces at 1000× magnification, capture images as large as 100 megapixels, and share these images all with very little effort.
UK-developed coolant increases sump life in Russia
Lost production time and high metalworking fluid replacement costs were the price a Russian manufacturer was paying for the unacceptable short sump life of its existing product. However, by changing to TRIM SC412, a semi-synthetic cutting and grinding fluid developed in the UK by Master Chemical Europe, the company has significantly improved its cost-efficiency.
Mitsubishi Electric causes a stir in white sauce production
British process and automation expertise has a Japanese food producer to cut white sauce production time by 83 per cent, reduce cleaning between batches because there is no burn-on residue and minimise energy consumption. PDX Reactor technology was integrated with a Mitsubishi Electric FX3 series compact PLC to create a 1200kg plant that produces the sauce in a single-stage process.
Brammer digs deep with specialist panel design
Brammer Ireland is using its new in-house capabilities to deliver a range of control panels for Halliburton, a player in the global oil and gas sector.
Sensonics protecting nuclear power plant in UAE
Sensonics is continuing to fly the flag for UK engineering following continued success in securing significant export contracts. In fact, Sensonics is the only British instrumentation manufacturing company involved in the US$30 billion project, the first nuclear power station to be built in the United Arab Emirates.
Atlas Copco equipment plays role at semiconductor manufacturer
Five Atlas Copco water-cooled, rotary screw compressors are providing semiconductor manufacturer Nanium SA with reliable, high-quality air, while an Atlas Copco ER900 heat recovery system enables the company to substantially reduce CO2 emissions and achieve exceptional energy savings.
In-line vial measurement at Capitol Europe
To provide high-speed, high-accuracy inspection facilities for production of a new range of vials, Capitol Europe has opted for Keyence optical micrometers in the TM-3000 series