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Ball bearings target power transmission applications

Ball bearings target power transmission applications
A significant expansion of its portfolio for power transmission applications has been announced by RS Components (RS) with components from two leading companies – Schaeffler and Timken. The products now available from RS include ball bearings, roller bearings, sprockets, belts, pulleys, and many other parts necessary to build up or maintain different kinds of motion-control applications.
17th October 2017

Motorised ball bearing linear guide stages with 5µ repeatability

Motorised ball bearing linear guide stages with 5µ repeatability
Manufacturer of motion control products, Optimal Engineering Systems (OES), offers two series of low cost, low profile, motorised ball bearing linear guide (profile rail) positioning stages. The AQ140 series and the AQ150 series of linear stages are available off-the-shelf in travel lengths of: 50mm (1.969"), 100mm (3.937"), 150mm (5.905"), 200mm (7.874"), 300mm (11.811"), 400mm (15.748"), 500mm (19.685"). 
9th October 2017

Taking heat treatment to the next level

Taking heat treatment to the next level
Developed in the Italian city of Varese near Milan, by Refrattari Brebbia Srl, the innovative steel heat treatment process is based on a Movicon SCADA control system, available in the UK through Production4Automation. Heat treatment is a vital part of metals production, and is used to harden and strengthen steel to various levels. Discovered literally hundreds of years ago, it is now a highly developed industrial/scientific process and on-going innovations continue to improve product quality and operational efficiency.
9th October 2017


Users offered support for industrial control migration

Users offered support for industrial control migration
Customers looking to migrate to the latest generation of the Siemens SIRIUS line of industrial control products are being offered support by RS Components. The modular system offers a comprehensive range of control panel products with numerous combinations to cover every possible application.
6th October 2017

Energy-efficient offline cooling units for hydraulic equipment

Energy-efficient offline cooling units for hydraulic equipment
R+L Hydraulics have introduced its offline cooling units for hydraulic equipment, the OCN Series of offline cooling units. These units stand out due to their high cooling capacity, their low noise level as well as their compact and energy-efficient design. The use of optimised fans and electric motors of efficiency class IE2, means that the OCN offline cooling units are exceptionally energy-efficient.
5th October 2017

Copper mine hoists require precision control

Copper mine hoists require precision control
The Nkana site of Mopani Copper Mines in Zambia has had parking brakes for use on mine hoists supplied by Twiflex, part of Altra Industrial Motion. Nkana is one of the largest copper and cobalt mines in Africa, with four underground mines, as well as an open pit.
2nd October 2017

Upgrade refines Italian biodiesel production

Upgrade refines Italian biodiesel production
Italian producer of refined biodiesel, Fox Petroli, has optimised its production process by investing in Movicon SCADA, available in the UK through Products4Automation. The upgrade has enabled the green fuel producer to meet increased demand for its biodiesel product, with improved production management. Located in Vasto in the Abruzzo region of the west coast of Italy, Fox Petroli built its name refining oil by-products, but in recent years has focused on the development of environmentally friendly fuels.
26th September 2017

MV-R Connect wire-cutting machines feature new-gen control

MV-R Connect wire-cutting machines feature new-gen control
  Mitsubishi Electric has announced the unveiling of two wire-cutting machines with a new control and simplified operation at EMO 2017. A new option that displays the output of numeric values as easy-to-read graphics - much like in an aircraft’s cockpit - is now available.
25th September 2017

Innovative flow control products and extended customisation

Innovative flow control products and extended customisation
With a wide range of high quality, innovative flow control products on offer from Bürkert, the innovative flow control products can be used to create tailored measurement and control systems. For customers that are not already panel builders or system integrators these products need to be connected together to create process assemblies and mounted onto panels or into cabinets.
13th September 2017

Can an automation system be more than just the sum of its parts?

Can an automation system be more than just the sum of its parts?
  Mitsubishi Electric’s Barry Weller argues that it can and that the age of the PLC platform is now bringing a host of benefits that extend far beyond ease of programming and simplicity of integration.
13th September 2017


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