22 April, 2018

Condition monitoring prevents unplanned water treatment plant downtime

25 October, 2016

The Perlenbach water supply association supplies fresh drinking water every day to around 50,000 residents across seven municipalities in the Eifel region of Germany. This equates to around 2.4 million cubic metres of water per year, which needs to be filtered and treated using complex methods.


No batteries or gears on improved contactless sensor

25 October, 2016

Now available from Variohm EuroSensor, Contelec’s recently launched Vert-X 37MT Hall Effect encoder combines a 16-bit single-turn angle resolution with 16-bit multi-turn count (65536 turns) for unconstrained position feedback.


CTI Suzhou relies on Moog for automotive component durability testing

25 October, 2016

Centre Testing International Corporation (CTI) Suzhou has successfully completed powertrain mount durability and radiator/cooling fan tests with a customised Hydraulic Simulation Table (HST) delivered by Moog.


Modular servo press kit delivers alternative to traditional press control systems

22 September, 2016

Festo, the supplier of automation equipment, now offers high-precision manufacturers of electronics or other small parts a lower cost, easy-to-use alternative to traditional press control systems.


The pneumatic-electrical dynamic in motion control

22 September, 2016

Representatives from the BFPA member companies Metal Work (Giorgio Guzzoni, product manager, pictured), Asco Pneumatics and IMI Precision Engineering, survey the current state of play regarding automated motion control solutions, and consider the increasingly close relationship between pneumatic and electrical technologies.


Rotork ELB combines pipeline pressure monitoring with intelligent valve control

18 August, 2016

Designed for use in the oil and gas industries, the Rotork ELB is a robust, self-contained instrument that combines pipeline pressure monitoring with intelligent valve control. The ELB can also collect detailed operational data for optimising performance and enhancing pipeline safety.


Retrofit safety using control valves

17 August, 2016

The food and beverage industry has embraced automation – partly due to the necessity of reducing production costs, but also to help meet food safety standards and personnel safety legislation. By taking a modular approach to automation, plant owners can gradually introduce new technologies and expand the number of automated processes, in order to maintain productivity and keep up with the latest safety legislation.


User-friendly automatic fault-finding CM system

17 August, 2016

Precision bearing manufacturer Schaeffler has launched a standalone system for monitoring the condition of rotating plant and equipment with fixed or variable speeds from 100 to 15,000 rpm. Schaeffler reports that, due to its automatic fault assessment feature, the system can be operated by maintenance staff with little or no expertise in vibration monitoring technology.


Taking the strain: anti-vibration specification for industry

17 August, 2016

Anti-vibration mounts protect both people and assets by isolating and attenuating vibration and noise, preventing damage to both moving machinery and the environment in which it works. Optimum performance service life is however only guaranteed if the mount is both specified and installed correctly. Geert Keustermans, market manager – general industry and distribution at Trelleborg’s industrial antivibration solutions operation, looks at the best-practice process for selecting and fitting anti-vibration mounts.


Litre Meter supplies EFC with gear meters from sister company KEM

10 June, 2016

UK flowmeter specialist Litre Meter has supplied positive displacement gear flowmeters from KEM to oil and gas monitoring and flow control company EFC Group. The KEM ZHM KL meters are used for measuring the flow of hydraulic oil in a range of flow rates and different viscosities.


Enerpac extends portfolio of synchronised lifting systems

10 June, 2016

Leading lifting and bolting tools provider, Enerpac, unveiled the extension its portfolio of synchronised lifting systems at Bauma 2016.


Curtiss-Wright launches next-generation rotary position sensors

29 April, 2016

Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial division has launched the SRH301 and SRH302, a new range of shaft-operated, rotary position sensors offering an optimal combination of performance, safety and cost for OEMs designing vehicles and control systems.


Parker Hannifin generates global pneumatics community

29 April, 2016

Parker Hannifin, the motion control technology solutions provider, has launched dedicated pneumatics social media channels to directly connect with engineers and develop a community of like-minded professionals.


Bike champion relies on Variohm EuroSensor VLP and ELPM

29 April, 2016

As in all areas of elite sports, teams and competitors go to great lengths to ensure their equipment set-up is optimised for the best possible performance levels. This is certainly the case for Loic Bruni, the 2015 UCI mountain bike & trials downhill world champion.


Instant pneumatic cylinder configuration

29 April, 2016

Aimed at enabling design engineers to instantly configure fluid and motion control products to their individual application needs, IMI Precision Engineering has launched its best-in-class online configuration service – supporting more than 60 native CAD formats.


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