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Grob screw jacks play role in transporting giant wind turbines
Offshore wind turbines are providing an ever larger percentage of the world’s electrical power. As a result there is an increasing need to get the giant nacelles that house all the machinery from factory to dockside for shipment out to the wind farm safely and efficiently. High-capacity screw jacks manufactured by Grob Antriebstechnik GmbH and available in the UK through Drive Lines Technologies Ltd play a vital role in this difficult task.
Increasing profitability and safety through training
The BFPA (British Fluid and Power Association) has been leading industry discussions on safety, best practice and profitability for decades. Moreover, the organisation is renowned for setting the highest standard in terms of training and education. Recently the benefits of taking part in BFPA courses have been confirmed by a leading industry figure from Hydroscand.
Plastic plain bearings defy harsh conditions on tail lifts
The Palfinger brand has become synonymous with innovation and reliability for its lifting systems for commercial vehicle and marine applications. As a multinational company group with its headquarters in Salzburg, Austria, Palfinger has manufacturing and assembly sites in Europe, North and South America, and Asia, as well as over 4500 sales and service centres located in over 130 countries across five continents.
Kitchen maker saves money with BOGE compressor
By upgrading its compressed air system with BOGE variable speed drive technology, a kitchen manufacturer in north west England is saving £6500 a year. It has also extended the intervals between compressor overhauls, cutting costs and avoiding interruptions to its manufacturing operation.
EMC problems could lead to lost business
If you were to tell your boss that a fifth of your output was being wasted and could not be accounted for, I doubt they would be too impressed. Where would you think the wasted output was coming from? Most managers would blame human error in their workforce, but they could be jumping to conclusions. Here, Keith Armstrong, global electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) expert at EMC Standards looks at a case where radio frequency interference (RFI) had a significant detrimental impact on a business.
Power Jacks wins second Wimbledon contract
Power Jacks has secured another ace contract: supporting the installation of a second retractable roof at the home of tennis. The contract has been awarded to Power Jacks by roof engineers SCX Special Projects after a competitive tendering process.
Warner Electric clutch used in hybrid transmissions technology
As fossil fuels continue to diminish, engineers are working hard to perfect alternative power transmission. While fully electric systems still have many flaws, in recent years hybrid designs have surged in popularity: they are now found in trains, boats, agricultural equipment and even the latest generation hyper-cars. Warner Electric has designed a customised E220 electromagnetic clutch which transmits high torque, high speed and high power from a diesel engine to an electric transmission system when the batteries begin to lose power.
VSD compressor boosts productivity for vehicle repair specialist
When a Scottish truck and van repair specialist replaced its 11-year-old fixed-speed workshop compressor with a new Atlas Copco VSD+ unit the company not only halved its energy costs but also boosted its productivity.
Minitec rolls out another custom-made success
Minitec has proved its expertise once again in delivering custom-made products to its broad range of clients – with this one-of-a-kind 9-metre conveyor belt.