MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
Compact actuators improve aircraft motion systems
Inmoco is introducing a new range of compact and lightweight electromechanical actuators designed specifically to meet the requirements of aerospace applications.
Vertical cable management using igus energy chain guide troughs
In a video from igus, find out about the new guidelok slimline P.S energy chain guide trough for vertical applications, well suited for narrow applications, where space is limited. Vertical applications, including materials handling and access, storage and retrieval systems, as well as elevators, cranes and hoists, often require such a cable management system.
UBRacing prepares for its 20th year of Formula Student
Celebrating 20 years of competing in the Formula Student competition, the University of Birmingham’s official team, UBRacing is preparing for this year’s race season. The competition, which is organised in the UK by IMechE, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, is all about building future engineering talent by designing and producing a single-seater racing car. As part of its YES (Young Engineers Support) programme, igus has backed the UBRacing team for several years with free engineering advice and products.
Pay-per-use garden tool pilot with Telenor Connexion
Husqvarna Battery Box – the world’s first connected garden toolshed – enables home owners easy access to high-performing battery powered products for the garden. The Internet of Things and the sharing economy are changing the world at a rapid pace, creating new exciting opportunities for companies to explore new business models and new technology while contributing to a more sustainable society.
SKF bearings ensure solid performance for offshore vessel
Engineering expertise from SKF has helped to streamline the performance of offshore pipe-laying equipment, while cutting maintenance costs and boosting efficiency. SKF bearings with Solid Oil have helped an offshore engineering company to cut the cost of maintenance on specialist pipe-laying equipment.
BOGE compressor excels in hospital PET project
A new BOGE compressor at the 1000-bed University Hospital of Wales (UHW) in Cardiff is helping to protect the health of patients in an energy efficient and cost effective way.
Parker’s electric drive delivers urban bus success
Parker Hannifin has successfully collaborated with Hungarian engineering firm evopro to provide an electro-hydraulic drive for an innovative zero-emission urban bus.
SKF helps meet the challenges of electric powertrains
Pure electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid vehicles are reaching the automotive mainstream. By 2020, higher production volumes and technological advances will mean electric vehicles are likely to be cost-competitive with their gasoline equivalents. By 2040, electric vehicles may account for 35 per cent of new car sales.
US NRL chooses Concept Laser 3D metal printing system
Concept Laser’s 3D metal printing technology has been selected for rapid prototyping and materials research by the US Naval Research Laboratory. The US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) is the Navy’s full-spectrum corporate laboratory, conducting a broad-based program of scientific research and development for maritime application related to oceanic, atmospheric, and space sciences.
Drive Lines enable handling of giant motor and pump parts
Drive Lines Ltd is a company that provides components used in the construction of portable workstations, also known as Crusers at Hayward Tyler, which are patent pending. The Crusers were named after the late Rob Cruse, who empowered Oliver Buhlinger, a young graduate to invent them. The Crusers were developed by continuous improvement engineer Oliver with the aim of increasing the mobility of the movement of products weighing up to 40 tonnes to improve work flow efficiency and safety. Drive Lines Ltd was initially a provider of screw jacks. Currently Drive Lines supply Hayward Tyler with couplings, gearboxes, cardan shafts, special combined bearings and profile rails used in the manufacture of the Crusers.
Tough enclosures bring safety and endurance to road tankers
Fuel delivery tankers have a hard existence, yet must perform faultlessly throughout their long working life if they are to guarantee safety and efficiency. Leeds-based MechTronic has been the industry innovator for fuel delivery systems for a decade or more and relies on electrical enclosures from Spelsberg UK for its electrical and pneumatic control units.
Improve productivity with readychain pre-harnessed energy chains
Managing director of igus, Matthew Aldridge, outlines how readychain pre-harnessed cable and energy chain assemblies can help reduce labour costs using a lean production approach and improve productivity by saving time.