Reaching 90 per cent circularity by 2030 is a tough goal, but Sandvik is committed to making the shift.
As the new Ecodesign Directive comes into force throughout Europe in the summer of 2021, the energy efficiency of standard asynchronous motors, in particular those designed for continuous operation, will have to continue to improve. To make the transition a success, Lenze has started by compiling easy-to-understand basic information as well as a complete checklist for OEMs and machine operators.
In 1969, Victor Scheinman invented the Stanford arm, the first all-electric, six-axis articulated robot. Here Jonathan Wilkins, Director at EU Automation, discusses how robots have diversified in weird and wonderful ways since 1969.
Curry instead of cola! Five students from Heubach, Germany have developed a vending machine for packaged spices with engineers from EMAG LaserTec GmbH.
It may come as a surprise that top artists such as Noel Gallagher, Stevie Wonder and Madonna have performed on stage and in the studio with wave springs. When examining potential uses for wave springs, aerospace, automotive and medical applications are usually the first that come to mind – not live music.
Over a kilometre under the North Sea – eight miles from dry land – sits a Spelsberg GRP enclosure. Installed at the face of the UK's deepest mine as part of an Air Spectrum dust suppression system, this an environment so alien that NASA rovers, dark matter experiments and underground labs all call this place home. This is Boulby Mine, the frontline of Cleveland Potash Limited's polyhalite mining operations.
With more advanced condition monitoring technology at their disposal, today’s maintenance and operations teams can spend less time collecting data and more time acting on it. Phil Burge, PR and Brand Awareness Manager at SKF, charts progress in this economically crucial area of industrial improvement.
Data is at the heart of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Smart Manufacturing. By setting up suitable platforms to collect and analyse data, it is possible to gain in-depth, unique insights into manufacturing processes that can lead to their optimisation.
By putting in place the correct measures during the early stages of the design process, manufacturers can significantly reduce spring relaxing and enhance their efficiency – elongating the performance and cycle life of their springs.