RARUK Automationhelps PCS get the measure of linear motion
PCS Instruments, a leader in the design and manufacture of equipment for testing fuels and lubricants, is leveraging the benefits of IEF Werner domiLINE linear motion systems from RARUK Automation for its latest innovation.
Vapormatt brings service packages into the 4.0 era with data insights
Recognising that, with an ever-growing number of machines in the field, data becomes increasingly important, surface finishing company Vapormatt has developed a new Industry 4.0 initiative in collaboration with Ixon Cloud.
Innovative pool covers use MiniTec profile system
A new type of pool cover has been developed by French company, Walter Pool. Needing a frame that was versatile, stable and weather resistant, and would all for easy on-site assembly, the company turned to MiniTec.
The future of the assembly line with Liberty Reach
Using rugged computers from OnLogic to provide the required reliability and connectivity on production lines in the automotive sector, as well as installation flexibility, Liberty Reach is adding the intelligence to ‘smart manufacturing’.
Emka collaborates with enclosure OEM on new handle
Emka has worked with Italian control cabinet manufacturer MP Gamma to develop a newly designed handle with changeable lock inserts, with the enclosure company looking to modernise the design of its portfolio.
Vacuum system saves energy for Noelle + von Campe
Atlas Copco has supplied German glass producer Noelle + von Campe with three GHS 4600 VSD+ screw vacuum pumps. The Atlas Copco GHS VSD+ series of vacuum pumps are a range of highly efficient, intelligent vacuum pumps with Variable Speed Drive (VSD) technology.
Benefits of NSK NH series linear guides clearly visible
An Italian manufacturer of glass processing machinery is benefitting from the adoption of NH series linear guides from NSK. Now serving in a vertical drilling and milling machine for flat glass products, the NH30 linear guides overcome a number of challenges to deliver optimal performance for end users.
Digitally transforming snowboard manufacturing with Capita MFG
When snowboard manufacturer Capita MFG looked to embrace digital transformation at its manufacturing plant, it turned to OnLogic, with control system built around the Karbon 300 rugged computer.
Greaves 3D and Igus take the lead to simulate motorsport
A super-realistic racing simulator has been developed by Greaves 3D Engineering that features 45 Igus bearings, linear rails, drives and e-chains. The University of Northampton is using the simulator for deployment on its esports BSc degree course.
Robust inductive sensors help with the heavy lifting
An affordable solution was required to unload bulk cargo from a shipping container and so an attachment for a forklift truck was developed by a material handling company. The attachment uses Contrinex’s robust 700 Series inductive sensors to detect the position of the forks.
Robot solutions electrify innovation in motor manufacturing
Integrating Mitsubishi Electric’s robotic solutions, Horizon Instruments and the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), part of the University of Warwick, have created the first automated solution which combines two key operations in rotor assembly.
Inductives provide reliable final check on bottle packing line
Imagine the disappointment, if when you opened a cardboard case of 12 bottles of beer, you found that it only contained 11 bottles, or if the bottles were not drinkable because their caps were missing. Contrinex offered its packing customer a sensing solution to ensure this couldn’t happen.
Extended distance inductives ‘as cute as a button’
In an automotive equipment test application, Contrinex extended-distance 500 Series inductive sensors quickly identify any production faults.
Stober supplies compact drives for depowdering system
When automated depowdering equipment manufacturer, Solukon, needed space-saving and robust drive components for its range of depowdering systems, it turned to motion control equipment specialist Stober.
Rockwell Automation to support Royal Mint’s precious metal recovery
Rockwell Automation is working with The Royal Mint to design, build, and commission a facility to safely recover valuable metals from electronic products.
Robust inductives stop high-speed spindles ‘getting in a spin’
To maximise their efficiency and productivity, high-speed machining centres often include automated tool changers. When a drive-motor manufacturer needed a reliable and robust sensor to detect the position of a machine’s main spindle before initiating the tool-change sequence, it turned to Contrinex.
Full speed ahead for a custom conversion
A vision for a customised camper van led Leigh McCarron to Minitec UK. Working together to Leigh realise his dream, Minitec advised on the choice of profile that would turn an old transporter vehicle into a customised ‘king of the road’ camper van.
7th axis robot in a welding application
An Igus 7th axis on a collaborative robot working alongside staff at German screening machine manufacturer Rhewum is helping to increase the workspace from 1300 to 5500mm.
Robust inductives position automotive workplace carriers on conveyor
An automotive manufacturer is relying extensively on the reliability of Contrinex’s robust and high-performance inductive sensors in the automated assembly of engines, where cylinder heads are transferred for mounting on the engine.
Storage tank manufacturer expands using Kawasaki robots
Since the integration of its first Kawasaki robot, storage tank manufacturer Haase has not only been able to significantly optimise its production and efficiency, but also to support its sustained growth in many industries and international markets.

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