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Why OEMs should not use the cheapest bearings
Adrian Menzies of Revolvo argues that the lowest cost bearing for the OEM is usually the most expensive for the end-user.
The future of AC industrial drives
Guy Kennett of Mitsubishi Electric explains his vision of how AC drives will develop in the future.
What you need to know about the new EN ISO 13849-1
Kevin Ives, a consultant with Pilz Automation Technology, discusses machinery safety standards in the light of EN ISO 13849-1 being harmonised to the Machinery Directive as of 8 May 2007.
Cutting the cost of assembling O-ring seals
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has been working with leading manufacturers of assembly equipment to develop manufacturing and surface technologies that maximise manufacturing speeds and minimise downtime, thereby lowering overall production costs.
Thermal imaging versus illuminated infrared cameras
Hawk IR International explains the benefits that thermal imaging cameras offer over traditional illuminated infrared cameras, particularly in areas covered by the ATEX Directive.
Tactile safety devices explained
Barry Goodwin of Leuze Mayser describes the various types of tactile safety devices that are available for machinery applications, namely safety mats, bumpers and edges.
Machine buyers demand a better understanding of their needs
When Festo Industry Segment Manager Steve Land asked UK-based buyers of food and packaging machinery and pharmaceutical equipment how they would like machinery suppliers to improve, the answer was: "A better understanding of our needs".
How to detect bearing failures using vibration
Dr Steve Lacey, the engineering manager at Schaeffler (UK) Ltd, explains how rolling bearing vibration - which can result from geometrical imperfections caused during the manufacturing process, defects on the rolling surfaces or geometrical errors in associated components - can be used to detect early failures.