MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
Oil contamination is a major cause of machinery failure
Between 70 and 80 per cent of all hydraulic failures, which can lead to machinery failure, can be traced back to contaminated oil, according Bosch Rexroth
Industrial Ethernet connects systems, improves energy efficiency
The drive to improve energy management has become so urgent that efficient installation and reliable operation have become imperative. Fortunately, there are many well-publicised technologies available to help. Here John Browett, General Manager (Europe) of the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) explains how Industrial Ethernet is playing a key role in providing efficient and reliable solutions.
Explaining the Physical Agents Directive EMF 2013/35/EU
Paul Laidler, Business Director for Machinery Safety at TUV SUD Product Service, explains what machine builders need to know about the Physical Agents Directive EMF 2013/35/EU.
Safety networks: The route from zero accidents to zero risk
As global competition continues to increase, how can you meet ever more stringent safety standards and still optimise productivity? As John Browett of CLPA explains, modern safety networks can hold the key.
Mitsubishi’s M2M system opens up new world of communications
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications holds the key to a new paradigm of industrial automation and production. Jeremy Shinton, Product Manager – Business Solutions & Software for Mitsubishi Electric, explains how.
Design and components for pneumatic control automation systems
The use of pneumatic process control systems has been adopted by a wide variety of industries and as the complexity of these control systems grows, so it becomes even more important to ensure high levels of reliability and integrity. However, not every system requires a huge valve island or bus communication to achieve the required level of automation. Neil Saunders, General Manager at Bürkert Fluid Control Systems looks at the common components and processes involved; from the most basic design to a complete production line.
Heat Pipes – Theory, Design and Applications, book review
Jon Severn, the Editor of MachineBuilding.net, reviews Heat Pipes – Theory, Design and Applications
Disc coupling range to suit all applications
Applications requiring disc couplings are found throughout industry, wherever the transfer of torque from driving to driven equipment is necessary. Typical applications include pumps, compressors, machine tools, engine driving equipment, food processing equipment, blowers and fans, covering a wide range of power requirements.