MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
Material/finish options for cabinet/enclosure sealing profiles
In the busy life of a manufacturing engineer it is easy to lose sight of standard options where the default choice will do – so it is useful to consider some of simple EMKA options of extruded gasket profiles to suit varying applications for industrial cabinets/enclosures, specialist vehicles, HVACR, railways and similar.
What is a rotameter and how does it work?
Premier Control Technologies introduces rotameters and explains how these versatile flow meters operate with liquids and gases.
Sick's smart factory for sensor production
Sick has built a truly Industry 4.0 factory for the production of its latest sensors. This article explains what was involved and the benefits being delivered by the new smart factory.
What are suitable applications for thin-section bearings?
Carter Manufacturing’s Mike Page outlines some application examples showing how thin-section bearings have brought benefits to designers and end users alike.
How manufacturing businesses can reduce their carbon footprint
According to National Grid, more of Britain’s electricity production will come from zero carbon energy sources than from fossil fuels in 2019 — the first time since the Industrial Revolution. This is positive progress towards the UK Government achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Here Ben Goodare, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, shares the changes businesses can make on their energy management journeys.
What are the advantages of thin-section bearings?
Thin-section bearings can provide design engineers with significant advantages when space is tight, tolerances are extreme and weight-saving is also a defining attribute. Here, Carter Manufacturing’s Mike Page explains what thin-section bearings are and what they can do.
How to ensure the integrity of trapped key interlocking systems
This article from Fortress Interlocks discusses the standards relating to machinery safety and, in particular, trapped key interlocks, and goes on to explain why Fortress Interlocks no longer supplies it products via online stockists.
App-based programming offers easy route to tailored sensors
Neil Sandhu Sick's UK Product Manager for Imaging, Measurement, Ranging and Systems, discusses the benefits offered by app-based programming for machine builders and system integrators wanting to create specialised sensors that perform very specific tasks.