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Machine Building Features

The big picture

Glenn Moffat, Safety Specialist and one of the Business Solutions Team Managers at SMC Pneumatics (UK) Ltd, looks at the machinery safety challenges and opportunities now facing manufacturing companies.

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Maximising safety in advanced battery systems

In advanced battery systems, the quality of the power electronics helps determine the quality of the final product. This is emphasised in the latest battery power management and charging systems that use wide-bandgap semiconductors and improved power topologies. In such advanced electronics, if the safety systems do not work quickly and reliably, the entire battery system can suffer a catastrophic failure that could seriously impact the product and its user.

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Lenze in the UK: It’s all about the “Brainware”

Paige West, Group Editor of DPA, spoke with Eric van den Broek, Managing Director at Lenze EMEA West (Benelux & UK), about the future of UK manufacturing and how the company is helping machine builders and OEMs to climb the Industry 4.0 ladder.

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Faster to a finished machine

Manufacturing OEMs are faced with the challenge of building increasingly customised, specialised machines – and getting them up and running as fast as possible. With no time to spend wrapped up in testing, how can they get their machines to market faster? The answer: using simulation and digital twin technology.

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More Machine Building Features Features

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    CE marking after-Brexit(03/02/2020)

    Regardless of what happens with the Brexit deal, the actual process for manufacturing compliant products will have little effect from a legal perspective.

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    TRUMPF helps Designplan see punching in a new light(03/02/2020)

    Designplan Lighting Ltd, a designer and manufacturer of robust lighting solutions for demanding environments, has invested in a TRUMPF TruPunch 3000 to replace two older turret punch machines supplied by another machine provider.

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    Commissioning made easy(03/02/2020)

    Hermle AG is one of the market leading manufacturers of metalworking machines. Today over 27,000 Hermle machines have been successfully installed worldwide, in a wide range of industries, ranging from medical technology to classic tool and mold making to aerospace technology.

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    Driving automotive manufacturing towards a more certain future(03/02/2020)

    Ever since the first motor car took to the roads, the internal combustion engine has been a staple component in nearly every vehicle production line. With times now changing, manufacturers are finding themselves having to prepare for a greener, cleaner future without knowing what that future looks like or how many units to produce.

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    Counting on Cube67 when every machine is different(02/12/2019)

    Hager relies on Murrelektronik's modular, decentralised and compact Cube67 system when building their own testing machines.

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