MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
Top 10 tips – oil analysis
With between 70 and 80 per cent of all hydraulic failures caused by contaminated oil, effective analysis is vital to ensuring the healthy functioning of machinery. Bosch Rexroth outlines its top 10 tips for maintaining oil quality.
How to maximise spring life: 7 top tips
Lee Spring offers seven tips to help engineers maximise the life of the springs they are specifying.
How to select gearboxes for servo motors
This technical article from Techdrives outlines the factors to consider when specifying the optimum gearbox for a servo motor-driven application.
Connectors for tomorrow’s system integrators
Amy Wells, marketing manager of industrial connector specialist Electroustic, explains current trends in systems integration.
Metal detectors: inspecting snacks for contaminants
Midnight cereal snacks, energy sports bars and on-the-go breakfast replacements are shaping the snacks market, with UK consumption expected to reach £3.8bn by 2016. Given this increasing demand for healthy convenience, snacks producers are turning to efficiency driven automation to deliver consumer satisfaction and maintain safe, high-quality snacks. Sarah Ketchin, managing director at Fortress Technology, explores the varied challenges of inspecting for contaminants and the options available.
Solenoid valves - some are more equal than others
Process control throughout a vast array of industries relies heavily on the humble solenoid valve and its ability to perform both reliably and efficiently. Michael Hannig, Global Product Manager for Solenoid Valves at Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, looks at the improvements in design that have allowed an increasing number of processes to rely on this essential device.
High-pressure pumps – safeguarding your investment
With any capital investment, it is important to ensure that new equipment provides continued, reliable operation on a day-to-day basis as well as achieving the shortest return on investment (ROI). For those applications operating high-pressure pumps, condition monitoring of the pump and energy efficient operation are key aspects to any design.
What can be achieved with instant adhesives today?
This article form Henkel, the company behind the Loctite brand, outlines what can be achieved with the current generation of instant adhesives, including the latest gap-filling types.