MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
Metal bellows – an enabling technology for many applications
ABSSAC MD Simon Cattle looks at complexity of shape, wall thickness tolerance, integral strength and capability for engineers familiar with the traditional electroforming process and metal bellows.
Small electric motors
Can space limitations prevent small motors from delivering big power? Here, Dave Walsha of EMS Ltd shares his insights in achieving small yet powerful technology
When to specify stainless steel for component parts
John Marshall, Technical Manager, WDS Components Parts, explains the advantages of stainless steel for standard and component parts.
Decentralised Power supplies for Smart Manufacturing
MachineBuilding.net invited senior staff at PULS to offer a view on power supplies for smart manufacturing, so without further ado…
Specifying geared motors for the food industry
Geared motors are found industrywide, including food and beverage production sites, where they must also meet the food & beverage industry’s strict hygiene compliance rules and regulations. Markus Kutny of Bauer Gear Motor examines how specifying geared motors in stainless steel or specialised finishes can help reduce HACCP risk factors.
Fundamentals of servo motors in process control
Long ‘takes’, when done properly, can be masterstrokes of cinema. However, just a single mistake can mean scrapping a significant amount of footage, and that is expensive. To ensure filming equipment can keep up with a director’s cinematic vision, cameras must perform precise and perfectly repeatable actions. Here, Dave Walsha, of mechatronic drive system supplier EMS Ltd, explains how servo motors can help achieve process precision both on and off camera.
Ten ways to make a compressor installation energy efficient
In this article, drafted by Atlas Copco, we take a look at a variety of practical energy efficiency measures that can be taken. Not all users can embrace all of the steps discussed here, but effecting just one or two of them could produce sizeable savings. Reduced costs and lengthened service lives are common mantras across most of manufacturing industry, and the provision of air can make up a sizeable chunk of these costs in some plants. Read on.
A holistic view of machine safety and industrial security
In smart, networked production there is a growing need for secured communication. This involves aspects of machinery safety and industrial security in equal measure. For manufacturers and operators this requires a different, broadened approach to safety and security. But how great are the differences really and how important is a holistic view?