MachineBuilding.net Technical Articles Index
How Aerotech's new IGM concept redefines motion platforms
Precision machining starts with exact positioning. With the IGM motion platform, Aerotech has developed a new series that is significantly more versatile and scalable than conventional positioning tables.
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.
Customised energy-efficient pumps offer many user benefits
Michael Gundlach, Product Manager at Parker Hannifin, explains how the integration of energy-saving, customisable hydraulic systems can reduce footprint, noise and energy consumption of hydraulics while retaining or even increasing equipment longevity.
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.