MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
TRIM metalworking fluid saves costs and assures quality
For the German CNC expert, K&P Frästechnik, investment in new machinery to meet increased demand for its prototyping and short run metal machining was not the early success the company envisaged. The metalworking fluid it had used for years soon proved unable to maintain production quality at the higher speeds and coolant pressures. Not only did this result in a big downturn in efficiency but also a lot of expense. The race was on to find an alternative but ultimately TRIM MicroSol 519 from Master Fluid Solutions provided the answer.
Compressor package cuts energy costs by 90 per cent
A manufacturer of drive train technology in the wind energy sector is saving almost £44,000 a year thanks to the installation of a BOGE compressor and pipework.
Direct-drive rotary tables rely on true-absolute encoders
SOLPOWER has developed a range of compact, high-precision yet cost-effective direct-drive rotary tables that benefit from Renishaw's RESOLUTE true-absolute rotary encoders for accurate positioning.
Robots make sure there isn’t a screw loose…
Mitsubishi Electric has worked with system integrator TQC to build a new production line for a customer where robots and automation have been combined with an OEE monitoring system to ensure assembly and testing work is carried out as efficiently and effectively as possible.
igus gives articulated arm to the University of Southampton
As part of its YES (Young Engineers Support) programme, igus has backed many universities for several years with free engineering advice and products – supporting university teams participating in the Eurobot challenge is one such programme. The winning team of the Eurobot UK final are from the Faculty of Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton, which received a robolink articulated robotic arm from igus.
HBM load cells in LGC Automation weighing/packaging machines
When LGC Automation in France decided to develop its weighing and packaging machines, fitting a weight sensor which incorporated PW20i load cells from HBM was the obvious answer.
ESAB welding and cutting kit provides versatility for sculptures
ESAB welding and cutting equipment is renowned for its quality, reliability and versatility, and these are all characteristics that have been greatly appreciated by Julien Allegre, a French sculptor who uses predominantly recycled metals for his breathtaking sculptures that have been exhibited in galleries throughout Europe, as well as in the USA and South Korea.