Hardware for specialist vehicles including rail carriages, buses, coaches, horseboxes, caravans, motorhomes, fire trucks and other emergency/rescue vehicles, even gondoliers on public “eye” type Ferris wheels, all have many special needs in common.
Rittal’s VX25 enclosure was recently put through its paces by technicians from the Schaper Group.
There’s no denying the enormous impact Industry 4.0 is having on technology, manufacturing and business. MiniTec is a company that is embracing the fast-changing developments. Not only are they enabling their own manufacturing process to become smarter, but they are also manufacturing solutions to allow other businesses to become smarter too.
Whilst many people would probably be familiar with the Carlsberg advertising slogan from earlier days they may not appreciate the history and scale of today’s Carlsberg brewing operation.
EMC is the acronym for electromagnetic compatibility which means the ability of equipment to function satisfactorily in its electromagnetic environment without introducing intolerable electromagnetic disturbances to other equipment in that environment.
The simple truth is that modular aluminium profiles are fundamentally industrial “mecanno” components. Within given physical and mechanical design constraints the product can be used to construct almost any structure.
A toothbrush manufacturer has used mk Profile Systems’ 40 series profile to create a protective device guard for their packaging area. The toothbrushes were already in their primary packaging, so there were no sanitary requirements but the protective guard is located in a typical cleanroom.
TecQuipment, a provider of high quality educational equipment for engineering disciplines across the world, is using customised enclosures from Spelsberg UK in its latest sediment transport channel flume for teaching engineering students about fluid mechanics. To deliver suitable enclosures quickly, the products were produced via Spelsberg's in-house CNC machining service.
High-tech production plants that “think for themselves”, that plan things automatically and that optimise maintenance work through artificial intelligence, might sound like a futuristic sci-fi film, but it is fast becoming a reality at Rittal’s manufacturing plant in Rittershausen, Germany.