MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
ERIKS know-how secures contract renewal from Tullis Russell
ERIKS has been awarded a new five-year Integrated Solutions contract by employee-owned premium paper and board manufacturer Tullis Russell.
Schunk robots get MS sufferer back to work
Lena Kredel suffers from multiple sclerosis. She cannot move her arms and legs, but nevertheless she is working. The literary scholar originates from Bad Segeberg, Germany and is undertaking an apprenticeship as a librarian at the University of Bremen. Lena is using a service robot ‘FRIEND’ and its Schunk lightweight arm as a tool to support everyday tasks to allow autonomous environmental interaction. Now, the robot specialists from the Institute for Automation Technology (IAT) Bremen have modified the mechatronic helper so that Lena Kredel can independently catalog the books in the university’s library.
PCB Piezotronics sensors for monitoring wind turbines
PCB Piezotronics offers a broad range of sensors and instrumentation for permanent installation and testing of wind turbines and turbine components.
Dry-running linear systems enable lubricant-free operation
The output of highly complex nappy production lines at Ontex Mayen has tripled over the past few years without any investment in new machines. This has been made possible by ensuring that the production line runs with virtually no downtime, as well as to continual improvements made on the production process. In addition, set-up times have been reduced significantly. The necessary flexibility when changing to different formats is guaranteed by various linear bearings from igus, which fulfil all manufacturing requirements. The drylin bearings are designed to operate in rough and dirty conditions, working 24 hours a day, 365 days per year.
Quiet and reliable linear actuation for historic house extension
For most HepcoMotion applications, the technical qualities of its linear slide systems are the primary consideration but for a recent architectural project, aesthetics were of equal importance. So too was the linear motion expertise that HepcoMotion was able to supply. The company worked closely with the architect and the glazing contractors to provide a reliable and visually appealing solution
Adhesives and sealants for equipment repairs
Henkel outlines ways in which its Loctite, Nordbak and Hysol adhesives and sealants can be used to repair machinery and equipment in demanding industries such as water treatment.