MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
Industrial gearboxes: you get what you pay for…
What constitutes value for money when buying an industrial gearbox? It would be a mistake to judge a product by its purchase price alone. Brevini is a manufacturer of power transmission and fluid power components for industry. UK Sales Manager, Dave Brown, explains how OEMs and end-users can rely on the expertise of suppliers to ensure they see the best value for money.
Why do motors fail?
Motors don’t just fail because they are old. We have all seen examples of how a motor, if properly taken care of, can far exceed its expected operational lifespan. However, these tend to be the exception to the rule, and nearly every motor will eventually succumb to age and fatigue if not adequately maintained.
Hygienic servo system design for food processing and packaging
Jon Howard, Managing Director of Heason Technology considers motion control and hygienic design for food and beverage packaging automation.
Energy efficient obsolete technology now has a new name
You may already be familiar with the phrase ‘Eco Obsolete Technology’ (EOT), but you may not be aware of what it refers to or how it came about. The phrase was created by European Automation as a way of referring to obsolete technology that is energy efficient and therefore compliant with the latest energy efficiency standards.
Industrial automation trends for 2016
Martyn Williams, Managing Director of industrial automation software expert COPA-DATA UK, highlights four industrial automation trends to watch in 2016.
How to improve machine reliability using threadlocking adhesives
Robert Dunkel PEng, Director of Technical Service at Henkel Corporation, explains how the use of threadlocking adhesives can dramatically improve the reliability of machines assembled using threaded fasteners, partly due to the way threadlockers prevent fasteners from loosening, and partly due to threadlockers acting as a lubricant during assembly and removing the variability that occurs when tightening as-received fasteners.
Explainer: threadlockers, sealants and anti-seize compounds
Andy Bardon, a Senior Application Engineer at Henkel Corporation, outlines the main characteristics of threadlockers, sealants and anti-seize compounds, and explains how these different thread treatment options benefit machine builders, end users and maintenance technicians.
Constant development keeps chain at forefront of technology
Chain is one of the unsung heroes of the engineering world. Although a long established technology, it continues to develop and improve, so remains one of the most efficient methods of power transmission available today. Greg Sharp, Engineering Manager at Tsubaki Chain in Nottingham, looks at some of the recent developments and shows how they appeal to new markets.