Applications
Drive controllers upgrade high-bay warehouse
KEB Automation has helped a customer in Germany convert its high-bay warehouse storage and retrieval machine from an older generation of frequency inverters to its new COMBIVERT F6 drive controller

5 days ago

Precision magnetic encoders for harsher environments
Wachendorff’s customised WDGA encoders, available in the UK from Variohm Eurosensor, are enduring harsh working conditions on AT-Boretec’s horizontal boring machinery

1 week ago

Power panels impress on renewable energy project
Rittal was approached by Powerfish, a Scottish-based panel builder and electrical engineering business, with a brief to design and deliver flexible, easy to install panels for a renewable energy customer

1 week ago

An open and shut case for automated fabrication
Experts at STOBER have made light work of an installation for a manufacturer of roller shutters, venetian blinds and textile screens

1 week ago

Packaging machine design success - it's a wrap
Based in Switzerland, Fromm Packaging Automation specialises in strapping and film-forming production machinery designed for a wide range of end users. Camozzi worked with them recently and helped solve a design challenge on a new automatic strapping machine for high-performance aluminium rims

1 week ago

Machine safety is in the bag for snack manufacturer
To increase output, efficiency and safety, the snack food manufacturer Poco Loco decided to improve its production lines and invited Pilz to become a partner in the project

2 weeks ago

Just what the doctor ordered – precision linear motion systems
MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), CT (computed tomography) and PET (positron emission tomography) scanners must clearly be accurate in order to deliver the images required of them, and linear guides play an important role in delivering this accuracy

3 weeks ago

Beware of the gap when locking threaded fasteners
When designing a new machine it’s handy to be confident that the threaded fasteners used will remain in place. A secure fastener can mean a secure reputation, so preventing the early failure of a threaded fastener is a good thing to achieve

3 weeks ago

Cool - Rittal installs new chillers for Irish manufacturing facility
Appropriate cooling of pproduction line electrical equipment can be vital to ensure continued operation, especially if the electrical components are vulnerable to temperature fluctuations

3 weeks ago

Thin section bearings are an aid to compact medical machine design
When a major manufacturer of medical machinery needed to maximise the accuracy and minimise the size of its equipment it turned to Oxford-based Carter Bearings for the solution

4 weeks ago

Dynamic safeguarding of AGV/robot transfer stations
Leuze is highlighting safety solutions around robot transfer stations and conveyors  

1 month ago

Machine enclosures are rarely a one-size-fits-all solution
They are as distinctive as the equipment they protect. In this article, Rittal's Product Manager Emma Ryde makes the case for Smart enclosures

1 month ago

Extended linear guide service life highlighted by NSK
Company says that its NH/NS series of linear guides is being used by an increasing number of machine builders thanks to a long service life

1 month ago

Linear actuators for agricultural OEMs
In the past, agricultural OEMs had two primary choices when it came to selection of actuators for applications such as folding sprayer booms: hydraulic or pneumatic. However, Thomson Industries reckons that its latest generation of linear actuators could be about to change that

1 month ago

Bearings at the cutting edge of slitter/rewinder machines
R.A. Rodriguez (UK) Ltd is supplying large turntable bearings and steel spur gears for use in a new generation of slitter-rewinder machines being built by Kempston-based Atlas Converting Equipment

1 month ago

Enclosure customisation is key for fire safety control unit
Coda Octopus Martech has chosen Spelsberg to supply the industrial enclosure for one its new fire pump packages. High accuracy customisation combined with what Spelsberg describes as "premium product quality" achieved the standard required for the exacting specification. Designed and manufactured by Coda Octopus Martech and branded as the Grundfos FireSAFE, the new compact fire pump for sprinkler applications is used in domestic and residential properties. A critical component of the system is the FireSAFE controller, which automates pump testing on a periodic basis. The FireSAFE controller ensures the ongoing full functioning and operation of the fire safety system, and issues alerts in the event that a fault develops, so it is considered vital that protection of the FireSAFE controller is guaranteed with an industrial enclosure. Coda Octopus Martech selected Spelsberg to provide the controller’s enclosure, citing construction quality and the in-house design and customisation capab...

2 months ago

Brakes for powerful shipyard vessel lifts
An Italian winch and gearbox manufacturer turned to Stromag for brakes that could deliver reliable stopping power for shiplifting hoists.

2 months ago

Obtaining real savings through Schaeffler condition monitoring
Floods are a major challenge for many countries and, over the last few years, the UK has suffered badly from a series of violent storms that caused widespread flooding.

2 months ago

New vacuum head combines compact footprint with stronger suction
Brillopak has developed a new end-effector that offers increased suction and control when handling fresh produce packs with its award-winning UniPAKer robotic crate packer.

3 months ago

Recycling plant saves €50,000+ p.a. with NSK mounted bearings
A recycling plant that was experiencing regular failures of mounted bearings on the conveyor of an optical sorting machine is now enjoying major gains following the switch to NSK SNN series plummer blocks.

3 months ago