MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
Choose the right regulator to reduce gas cylinder risks
Industrial gases are widely used for cutting and welding, and the hazards associated with heat, flames and flammable gases are generally understood. However, less well appreciated are the consequences of a gas cylinder being knocked over, perhaps because somebody trips over a hose, a forklift truck knocks a cylinder or something falls against or onto a cylinder.
Combating condensation in enclosure installations
The recipe for condensation is simple: water vapour and fluctuating temperatures. In all but the most controlled of environments this means that electrical installations are at risk of water damage caused by condensation forming inside an enclosure. Of course, with proper planning and design it’s possible to protect your connections, as Chris Lloyd, Managing Director of Spelsberg UK, explains.
M8 connectors for Fast Ethernet and compact sensors
Matthias Domberg, a Product Manager with Harting Technology Group, explains how a new generation of M8 connectors is enabling Fast Ethernet to be used with today's compact sensors.
Why DC motors have brushes
Patrick Vega, a Technical Engineer at maxon motor uk, considers why DC motors need brushes.
Choosing bearings for marine applications
Wind anemometers are often seen on sail boat masts — they’re used by sailors to measure wind speed. Here, Chris Johnson, managing director of bearing distributor, SMB Bearings, explains the key considerations when choosing bearings for a marine application.
Miniaturisation of connectors as an IoT enabler
Andreas Huhmann, a strategy consultant for connectivity and networks at Harting Technology Group, explains why the miniaturisation of connectors is an enabling technology for the Internet of Things (IoT).
How to select filler metals for welding stainless steel
Jay Coubrough, Global Product Manager for Stainless Steel and Nickel Solid Wires, and Karin Ivarsson, Global Project Manager for Filler Metals, both of ESAB, explain what to consider when specifying filler metals for welding stainless steel.
Optimising packaging machines for ease of integration
Today’s packaged goods manufacturers face challenges to reduce costs per package unit, on lines that need to be flexible and ready for the introduction of the latest packaging innovations. At the same time, production lines need to be more tightly integrated, with improved monitoring at a local IT level for both production and performance data.