MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
Why brass is best for split roller bearing cages
This article from Adrian Menzies of Revolvo explains why split roller bearings with brass cages offer better reliability than alternatives with aluminium or non-metallic cages.
Sensors: the next big thing
Sensors being integrated into ever-more products and systems will be a key driver for technology developments for the next several decades; so says Mark Ingham of Sensor Technology Ltd in Banbury
Robust rolling bearings for offshore drilling applications
Rolling bearings used in offshore drilling applications must withstand extremely harsh operating conditions. Drill rig operators must therefore select bearings that maximise machine availability and prevent unplanned downtime, says Dr Steve Lacey, Engineering Manager at Schaeffler UK
Welcome to the Internet of Things for Industrial Automation
SolutionsPT, a specialist in industrial automation, argues that the Internet of Things (IoT) has come of age in automation.
Accessible and affordable design software for machine builders
Colin Watson of Symetri explains that new design software developments and cloud technology are not just for high-end customers but also offer advantages for machine builders.
How to migrate from EN 954-1 to EN ISO 13849-1 or EN 62061
EN 954-1 ceased to be current at the end of 2011, so companies still using this machinery safety standard need to migrate to either EN ISO 13849-1 or EN 62061. This article provides a roadmap to aid the transition.