MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
Why use a retaining compound?
When engineering adhesives are employed in cylindrical assemblies, to bond one part inserted into another, they are known as retaining compounds or retainers. They are commonly used for installing bearings in housings or onto shafts, fixing gears and pulleys onto shafts, retaining cylinder liners, sealing engine and boiler core plugs, fixing oil filler tubes in castings and restoring the accuracy to worn machine tools. In many instances secondary machining operations can be avoided and a more reliable assembly is achieved.
Where will heat treatment be in five years’ time?
The need to develop high-quality, cost-effective products is driving the global heat treating market to grow over 7 per cent, according to a new report on the Global Heat Treating Market 2012-2016, but where will heat treatment be in five years’ time? Kevin Robinson, Business Development Manager at Invensys Eurotherm offers his predictions for an industry undergoing a range of challenges as well as opportunities.
Product recalls emphasise the importance of testing
Despite a multiplicity of tests that manufacturers have to perform on electrical products before they can go on sale, there are always some with defects that slip through the net.
Trouble shooter’s guide to motor maintenance and repair
A failed or underperforming motor can bring a busy production line to a complete halt, compromise a critical airflow, devastate a water supply or lead to any number of other issues. Here, Andrew McIntyre of TSJ Industrial in Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire uses his wealth of field experience to suggest some simple solutions to potential problems.
Motor energy efficiency regulations tightened further
Philip Crowe, the Marketing Manager at Bauer Gear Motor GmbH, explains the new European Eco-Design energy efficiency regulations for electric motor drives.
What's changed in BS EN 62061:2005+A1:2013
What has changed and what is new in the amendment to BS EN 62061? David Collier, the Business Development Manager at Pilz Automation Technology, reviews BS EN 62061:2005+A1:2013.
What machine builders need to know about exporting to the USA
Paul Laidler, Business Director for Machinery Safety at TUV SUD Product Service, explains what European machine builders need to know about product testing for exporting to the USA and, in particular, the pros and cons of NRTL Certification and Field Labelling.
Mitsubishi Electric leads trend in motion and servo technology
User expectations for motion control and servo technologies are changing, with more emphasis being placed on ease of installation, energy efficiency, safety and productivity. Barry Weller of Mitsubishi Electric looks at the current trends and the future of these vital technologies.