MachineBuilding.net Application Stories Index
Specially adapted oven chain bakes the best crumpets
The next time you tuck into some delicious warm crumpets, dripping with butter, there is every chance that they made it to your plate courtesy of specially adapted oven chain from Renold. Just recently the company won a large order to supply an award-winning bakery with 15,000lb breaking load, 5” pitch BS conveyor chain. The chain was designed with special attachments and produced at Renold’s dedicated Service Centre in Bredbury, Stockport.
Spelsberg shows its true colours for superior customer service
When CCTV equipment is in public view, aesthetics can be as important as functional requirements. So when APC Concepts wanted special coloured electrical enclosures it turned to Spelsberg UK, knowing it could expect world class-support and service.
Warner Linear steers unmanned vessel design
Research and development into unmanned vehicles has made considerable progress in the past few years. Designing fully autonomous vehicles presents additional challenges since they need to share operational space with human-operated vehicles. In an effort to advance the technology for marine surface vessels, a biennial competition is being held for universities to showcase their expertise; an endeavour that has been supported by Warner Linear.
Precision drive for aircraft wing spar former
When AIC Group won a contract to manufacture a large hot drape former for a major aerospace company in Russia, it turned to trusted supplier Drive Lines of Bedford for help with the drive systems.
Solid steel chains for horizontal drilling machines
Robust steel cable carriers from KABELSCHLEPP Metool have proven successful, as in the horizontal drilling machines from Prime Drilling GmbH, which allow trenchless laying of pipelines up to 60” deep and over a distance of up to 3000m. To allow Prime Drilling to work as flexibly as possible, KABELSCHLEPP Metool implemented the drag chains as a customised standard product with short delivery times.
High-performance NDT ultrasonic scanning system
Located in Dorchester in the South West of England, Precision Acoustics have been at the forefront of the design, development and manufacture of ultrasonic measuring equipment used in the medical and NDT industries. With over 25 years’ experience the team at Precision Acoustics has a wealth of knowledge in this demanding sector.
ATOM encoder enables optimisation of 5-axis measuring head
Renishaw's innovative ATOM miniature encoder has enabled the company to develop its second-generation REVO multi-sensor system that makes it possible for CMM users to perform five-axis measurements on a three-axis co-ordinate measuring machine (CMM).
Miniature load cell for audio equipment
Rega began designing and manufacturing audio equipment in 1973 and today, thanks to its obsession with innovation and the resurgence of interest for vinyl, is now the UK´s largest manufacturer of high-end turntables. Rega doesn´t just make excellent turntables, its range includes amplifiers, loudspeakers, CD players, cartridges and tone arms as well as many accessories that enhance the hi-fi experience for the discerning listener. Demonstrating its continuing role as a technological innovator, Rega will soon be launching a new accessory – a weighing scale that precisely measures stylus tracking force. With tone arm set-up critical to sound performance as well as stylus and record condition, Rega´s new Atlas Tracking Force Scale will confirm tone arm adjustment to 1/100th of a gram with a working range of 3.5 to 5g in a simple in-situ process. As an integral component for the scale, Rega chose the Zemic Q70 series miniature load cell, supplied and fully supported in the UK by Variohm EuroSensor.
Miniature check valves provide vital link in chain lubrication
If you are looking for a good example of elite success at major sporting events prompting people to participate, cycling would be high on your list. Whether for exercise, enjoyment, as part of a daily commute, or at a competitive level, the figures confirming the growth of pedal-power are impressive.
MiniTec helps fit out fire rescue vehicles
A well-known manufacturer of special vehicles for fire-fighting, rescue and security industries, Carmichael Support Services approached MiniTec with a requirement to fit out a number of fire rescue vans for Scottish Fire and Rescue with customised cabinets for the storage of equipment on board.
NSK Agri Disc Hub units fitted to disc harrows
Galucho, the largest agricultural machinery manufacturer in Portugal and Spain, is now fitting Agri Disc Hub units from NSK to the company´s disc harrows. The move comes after 2 years of working together and testing the product on 700 hectares of land near Seville, a successful process that means NSK is now fully approved to assemble its Agri Disc Hub units on the disc harrows manufactured by Galucho machinery.
Speaker cabinet manufacture chooses FANUC robots
Since the company’s formation in 1966, Bowers & Wilkins has grown to become recognised today as a world leader in acoustics. The comprehensive range of speaker products manufactured by the company are highly coveted for their ability to bring sounds to the listener, exactly as they were recorded in the studio.