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Product stories from November 2014 Issue of Industrial Technology
A 'hands-on' opportunity in Telford
Stäubli recently invited Industrial Technology to view its new facility at Telford; the move to larger, purpose built (Read more)

A positive attraction
The oil and gas industry presents tremendous challenges to traditional power transmission technologies. For example, it is very (Read more)

A systematic supply point: the Installation Column
Item says the Installation Column is the perfect solution for fitting out production areas with connection points for power, (Read more)

A well oiled spring
Oil and gas exploration applications use a similar methodology as going to the planet Mars. It is in a place that is inaccessible, (Read more)

Adaptive robot gripper system
The Versaball agile robot gripper from Empire Robotics can hold a wide range of different object shapes, providing different grip (Read more)

Agriculture's future is robotic
At the international Field Robot Event 2014, the team from the University of Osnabrück won third place in the overall ranking (Read more)

Automation, robotics and traceability
Pryor Marking Technology exhibited at Innovate UK in early November with its very first scale model of the Robotic Laser Vehicle (Read more)

Bearing life twice as long with increased load ratings
Technical advances at Koyo have increased bearing life and increased load rating, bringing advantages of increased uptime, less (Read more)

Counting the costs of poor quality
In any machine or system, some components are more important than others. However, sometimes the importance of a particular part (Read more)

DMS Technologies brings custom battery solutions to Northern Manufacturing
After a number of years exhibiting at Southern Manufacturing DMS technologies has seen the exhibition at Farnborough go from (Read more)
DMS Technologies

Eaton launches next generation HMI
Eaton says its next generation Azonix Barracuda HMI workstation enables oil and gas industry users to reduce operational costs (Read more)
Eaton Electrical

Eco friendly Hyponic gearboxes deliver production efficiencies
The world's media has retained focus on the environmental debate for the past two decades, but recent times have seen a marked (Read more)

G2RV industrial relay now available with unique lockable test-switch
Omron has taken the G2RV industrial relay series to the next level, with the addition of a patented lockable test-switch mechanism (Read more)

Gear pump sets new standards for hygienic pumping
A new range of hygienic internal gear pumps which provide the all-important features and benefits for pumping in food, brewing, (Read more)

High efficiency and stainless motors
High efficiency and stainless motors from Lafert Electric Motors to meet current and future mandatory energy efficiency (Read more)

How do you catch a comet?
At the end of May 2014, the Rosetta space probe will swing into an orbit around the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in order to, (Read more)

How to maximise the retention of spring pins
What are spring pins, where are they used and how do you get the most out of them? Evan Dowell, application engineer at Spirol, (Read more)

Igus says YES to Formula Student
Igus has developed the Young Engineers Support (YES) programme in order to share its extensive knowledge with engineering students (Read more)

Inmoco introduces hygienic motor-gear combination
Newly available from Inmoco is an updated version of the Kollmorgen AKM food grade servomotor, which combines a high-performance (Read more)

Lafert sponsors local Italian rugby team
Following many years of passionate support for its local rugby union team, San Donà di Piave, Lafert is now the team's (Read more)

Low cost ABS enclosures
CE-TEK's low cost GR range of ABS enclosures offers a quality performance product at a budget price.Manufactured from ABS (Read more)

With Scalability+, B&R says it is establishing a new philosophy for scalability. This new approach opens up entirely new (Read more)

Micro valves key to miniature satellite propulsion system
The UK's thriving space sector is exemplified by companies such as SSTL (Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd) and the Surrey Space (Read more)

Miniature servo actuators bring high power density to Formula 1
Moog is helping its global Formula 1 (F1) customers to help them meet the challenges of 2014 Fédération (Read more)

Modular safety controller delivers on flexibility
Elobau is promoting its modular safety control system, which is easily integrated into existing safety concepts. Elobau says this (Read more)

Modular system for safe robots
Today's robots are being used in production areas in which they have previously not been used. In each case, safety aspects must (Read more)

Mounting tape offers peak performance
Adhesive tape specialist tesa is streamlining productivity in the print industry with an extension to its plate mounting tape (Read more)

MSA Foams: protective packaging for products
MSA Foams specialises in the design and manufacture of protective packaging solutions. As a one-stop-shop provider of protective (Read more)

Part system build benefits airport security machine OEM
Abingdon-based Cobalt Light Systems develops products and technologies for non-invasive sub-surface chemical analysis and produces (Read more)

Pressure sensitive switching products highlighted
For Tapeswitch, Northern Manufacturing represented the company's return to exhibiting after a seven year absence, and the company (Read more)

Production line visualisation via Google Glass application
A tool for industrial automation visualisation that is not just mobile, but wearable - that was a highlight of the Progea stand at (Read more)

Pumps support the heart by keeping blood flowing
Whether in an acute emergency or during a planned operation, instability in the movement of blood around the body is a feared and (Read more)

RA Rodriguez introduces third generation robots
At PPMA, RA Rodriguez introduced the third generation of Universal Robot to the UK market. These robots have already proven their (Read more)

Reduce your design time
To assist in reducing busbar design and installation time Rittal's RPE design software has been developed for the design and (Read more)

At PPMA 2014, Omron showed how integrated, open controls can be used to calculate vitally important metrics such as Overall (Read more)

Reliance plays a part in Rosetta's historic mission
November 12th 2014 marked a historic date for the world as news arrived of the success of the Rosetta satellite mission and the (Read more)

Robot gripper based on the human hand
During this year's PPMA Show one of the highlights from Festo was a new type of flexible gripper concept called the (Read more)

Schneider Electric has made it significantly easier for customers and machine builders to realize the benefits of the OMAC PackML (Read more)

Securing bolts from shock and vibration
From the rail industry and agricultural machinery to construction equipment, shock and vibration are key issues for fasteners. But (Read more)

Selection criteria in gearbox design
Selecting the correct design of gearbox for your application can be a critical decision that will affect performance, efficiency, (Read more)

Servo technology increases filter production by 70%
For its new generation machines to manufacture air filters, Keilmann Group (KSL) in Lorsch near Frankfurt chose servo drives (Read more)

SKF offers new lubrication monitor
SKF has announced the introduction of the GSM Lubrication Monitor for use with its automatic lubrication systems. Developed to (Read more)

Southern Manufacturing is now a three-day event
Southern Manufacturing and Electronics 2015 returns to FIVE, Farnborough, from February 10th to 12th 2015. The switch from two to (Read more)

Springs improve car comfort and safety
When you are adjusting the height and reach of the seat in your car, you probably don't give a thought to the mechanism that (Read more)

Stauff UK and GR Motosport unveil Connect Academy
Sheffield based GR Motosport and Stauff UK were pleased to be able to unveil their ambitious plans, to the 'Made In Sheffield' (Read more)

Synchronous drum motor for servo drive applications
As well as cutting-edge innovations in the field of 24-volt technology, Interroll exhibited its new high torque Synchronous Drum (Read more)

Telescopic positioning stays
Best known for its high quality gas struts, springs, dampers, brackets and end fittings, Camloc Motion Control has expanded its (Read more)

Tiny gripper accomplishes 3mm stroke in 0.03s
The SCHUNK EGP 25-speed mechatronic gripper for small components is the smallest electric gripper with integrated electronics on (Read more)

What's wrong with potentiometers?
Potentiometers have been around a long time and are still the most commonly used position sensor. So why does every design (Read more)

What's your vision?
Industrial Technology invited SICK UK's product manager for imaging and measurement systems, Neil Sandhu, to look at a technology (Read more)

When good metal goes bad
When a designer is faced with the specification of an enclosure to house and protect a specific device or control system, there is (Read more)
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