The BML series from Balluff offers rugged, precise and quick absolute position and angle measurement systems, which are ideal for installation or direct integration into drive and positioning systems. The new, magnetically encoded absolute position and angle measurement systems with Permagnet® nonius technology close a gap in the segment of compact, integrative, absolute measurement systems with IP 67 housing for external installation. As an open kit for full integration, they now have the option of being used in rotary applications as well. Using these systems, the formats, strokes and end positions of axes can be adjusted automatically, quickly and reliably.
Interrupting a continuous manufacturing process occasionally because of a bearing failure can be irritating, but when the failures become more frequent the costs in lost production start to mount up. For one large producer of fish products, repeated bearing failures on a heat exchanger unit demanded attention, which led to NSK delivering a huge annual saving through the installation of improved bearing technology.
Combating contamination in bearings is one of the single most effective ways to extend bearing life and consequentially to reduce the maintenance requirement of the machinery they are fitted to. When high quality band saw manufacturer Prosaw found that bearings were regularly failing on automated saws that had been supplied to a prominent manufacturer of building insulation, both Prosaw and the end user needed a solution quickly.
Morgan Advanced Materials has further extended its offering to the utilities sector with the addition of a new range of ultra-wide bandwidth, high-sensitivity air coupled ceramic sensors for flow metering.
Southco, the long-established provider of innovative access hardware solutions, has helped pharmacy automation specialist NewIcon to optimise its line of automated electronic medical cabinets with a highly innovative electronic rotary latch. Having searched high and low for a suitable programmable lock solution, NewIcon was delighted to find that Southco's R4-EM- 64-161 electronic rotary latch fitted the bill exactly.
When a global manufacturer of bus gearboxes was unexpectedly faced with having to replace roller bearings in a series of helical transmission gears due to failures within the warranty period, NSK was invited to assess the cause of failure and suggest a solution.