MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
TrimE905 cutting fluid used in ventilator components production
Brown and Hawthorne Engineering Ltd, a subcontract CNC machinist based in Coventry in the West Midlands, have started making tooling parts to allow two businesses – a well-known car manufacturer and a supplier and manufacturer of racing and road vehicle parts – to produce ventilators for the UK National Health Service (NHS).
Ring guides used in high-precision optical measurement system
When it comes to rings and curved guides, it is impossible to overlook HepcoMotion. In the 50 years since its inception, the British company has developed its reputation as a specialist in all sorts of linear guides, successfully occupying a niche in this area.
Baumer POG 10 HeavyDuty encoders used in roller coaster ride
In Europe’s biggest roller coaster, the Helix at the Liseberg amusement park in Gothenburg, POG 10 HeavyDuty incremental encoders from Baumer monitor the speed of the carriage’s drive as it approaches the start ramp. The HeavyDuty technology guarantees high reliability and precision under extreme environmental conditions – serving up both thrills and reassuring safety for riders.
BOGE provides hospitals with safe and reliable breathing air
BOGE Compressors is meeting the needs of hospitals and its patients thanks to its innovative range of air compressors.
Laser triangulation sensors used in rail wheel motor project
Laser triangulation sensors from Micro-Epsilon are being used to measure the lateral position of locomotive bogie wheels relative to the rail head in a groundbreaking rail traction technology project being undertaken by Derby-based company SET Limited.
Award-winning SURTES Formula Student team uses igus cables
A team of undergraduates at Surrey University are pioneering Formula Student in the UK with an all-electric powertrain. Formula Student is the world’s largest student motorsport competition, which brings together teams from universities across the world. Team SURTES (Surrey University Racing Technology Engineering Solutions) operates out of the Engineering Design Centre in Guildford. Four years ago, the team started implementing its first ever electric powertrain.
Automotive supplier benefits from versatility of UR10 cobot
RARUK Automation has supplied a Universal Robots UR10 collaborative robot (cobot) to BWI Group’s Luton plant, which specialises in the assembly of complete suspension modules to the global transportation market. The UR10 is currently employed tending a blow-moulding machine, where completed parts are extracted every 25 seconds and placed in containers ready for shipping, saving on the need – and cost – of having a human operative in attendance.
Senseye predictive maintenance software chosen by MCP Consulting
Senseye has announced a new alliance with MCP Consulting Group, an asset management consultancy that advises many of the world’s largest manufacturing organisations. MCP has selected Senseye PdM, Senseye’s specialised predictive maintenance software, as a core component of its new Smart Asset Maintenance venture, which combines best-of-breed technologies to provide bespoke asset management and maintenance systems.
Cobot eliminates manual tests on electronic assemblies and PCBs
Universal Robots reports that GÖPEL electronic, a manufacturer of testing and inspection systems for electronic assemblies and printed circuit boards, has developed a novel automated quality control system for its automotive customers using the UR10e cobot.
ADS doubles profiling speed with 10kW Trumpf TruLaser
Leicester-based ADS Laser Cutting has invested in a new Trumpf TruLaser 5030 fiber with 10kW power source, effectively doubling the speed at which it can profile components. With the machine, ADS also becomes an early adopter of new Trumpf technologies such as Active Speed Control, while a further feature of the installation is a LiftMaster Compact load/unload automation system, which enables lights-out operations.
elobau helps make electric vehicle with chemical-free weedburner
Alltrec has developed a fully electric vehicle with a chemical-free weedburner, and elobau has contributed to the development by supplying its joysticks and angle sensors.
NSK bearings and training save machine builder over EUR13,000
After suffering repeated failures of its table guide rollers, an international woodworking machine manufacturer called upon the expertise of NSK and its AIP Added Value Programme to resolve the issue. The decision proved lucrative, with NSK helping the company to save a total of EUR13,333 per annum in reduced labour and assembly costs.