MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
Murrelektronik's AS-Interface products and support
Graham Traill discusses Murrelektronik's AS-Interface.
Industrial Ethernet connectors for high-speed data transfer
The growing level of automation in machines and systems has increased the volume of data being transferred, above all in real time. Industrial Ethernet is an excellent solution this problem and Murrelektronik offers a comprehensive, advanced range of Industrial Ethernet connectors for these applications.
Practical implementation of energy-saving electrical clamps
The automotive industry dreams of the utopian 'green factory' with lower energy consumption and reduced costs. With the combined technical know-how of Murrelektronik and Univer offering energy-saving electrical clamps, automotive factories are a step closer to achieving that dream.
IP67 cable connections and more efficient machine building
Graham Traill, the System Solutions and Technical Projects Manager at Murrelektronik Ltd, discusses the IP67 trend and machine efficiency.
The trials and tribulation of sourcing obsolete automation parts
Do you remember that time your car wouldn’t start because the battery died at the very moment you were about to set off on holiday? Or when the washing machine belt broke that day you really needed a clean shirt? It’s never pleasant when everyday technologies fail, but when equipment breaks down in an industrial production environment, the results can be ruinous. Here, Leroy Spence, European Automation’s sales development manager, explains how to limit the damages of a breakdown by sourcing the right component in record time.
How efficient are your motors really?
Around the world, legislation relating to electric motor efficiency is tightening in an attempt to reduce carbon emissions and damage to the environment. However, far less attention is paid to some of the practicalities. Here, Lucie Hodkova of Exico looks at how best to determine the efficiency of an installed motor.
Design & maintenance crucial to avoiding water hammer
Steam is a very versatile and efficient carrier of energy and it is used in a wide range of industrial processes. It is intrinsically safe and frequently used in food and pharmaceutical production; however, it must be treated with respect. The apparatus used to convey and control steam must be properly designed and maintained to avoid energy losses as well as damage to boilers and other plant by water hammer, which can be particularly destructive when left unchecked. Ian Webster, Hygienic Processing Field Segment Manager at Bürkert UK and Ireland looks at this condition and how it should be avoided.
25 things you may not know about drives
Drives have been a key technology for industrial engineers for many years, but Matt Handley of Mitsubishi Electric thinks they can be underappreciated. Here he highlights some of the interesting facts about them.