Applications
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 hours ago

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

1 week 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

2 weeks 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

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

4 weeks 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...

1 month 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.

1 month 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.

1 month ago

Robot stacks sandwiches in 800 milliseconds - food for thought
Although simple automation can give some manufacturers the boost needed to increase production and product consistency, more complex applications often require intelligent, flexible robotic systems that can adapt to variable products and picking locations.

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.

2 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.

2 months ago

Sensor applications in agricultural machinery
If you're designing or building machinery for the agricultural market, you'll already be aware of the onward march of "˜smart' farming.

2 months ago

Side-mounted energy chain for high-speed linear robots
"Twice as fast at half the weight" is what igus says makes the linear motor robot from FIBRO LÄPPLE TECHNOLOGY (FLT) different from many other solutions.

2 months ago

Productivity boosted by a factor of 8 through automation venture
Mitsubishi Electric has supported Horizon Instruments in the development of a highly automated well plate-filling machine.

2 months ago

Schaeffler direct drive motor brings intergalactic advantages
Schaeffler has provided a rotating direct drive motor solution for operating a giant telescope located on La Palma in the Canary Islands.

2 months ago

Laser marking of stainless steel enclosures
Electrix International, manufacturer and stockist of stainless steel electrical enclosures and cable management systems, has replaced foil stickers for marking its enclosures by switching to laser marking with a new TRUMPF TruMark Station 5000 system instead.

2 months ago

Motion and machine control sub-system for pharma application
When ExpoPharma designed a new Process Analytical Technology (PAT) powder-stream conditioning chute (a full-scale development platform for characterising analytical sensors for use in continuous pharma or similar manufacturing processes), it turned to Mclennan for a standalone Ethernet-based three-axis micropositioning sub-system, complete with planetary gear units, pre-programmed HMI and a temperature controller.

2 months ago

2 months ago

A robot that fights fires - and Coronavirus too
To disinfect surfaces without taking risks, Marseilles' Bataillon de Marins-Pompiers (marine fire service) has equipped itself with two Colossus robots, remote control and modular autonomous units which are proving to be valuable assets in the fight against Covid-19.

3 months ago