Production and automation
Equipment related to the manufacture of products; and technology that offers a saving on human labour through automation. Includes cutting tools, grinding, forming and fabrication, moulding tools, finishing and pre-treatment, workholdings, robotics and positioning, and welding and joining.
Product & Service Resources
Proto Labs | Wed, 23 Apr 2014
Swiss cable system specialist Fortatech can offer its customers a rapid response to prototype and development parts required on short lead times thanks to Proto Labs’ services.
WDS | Wed, 23 Apr 2014
At Salford University, which is one of only two universities in the UK that teaches prosthetic design, SF-1400 Hydra-Clamps from WDS have been in use for more than 20 years without needing maintenance. The department relies on the clamps to keep the prosthetics absolutely still while work is carried out; the Hydra-Clamp is effectively sealed and offers long-lasting reliability.
1st Machine Tool Accessories | Tue, 22 Apr 2014
The Kitagawa VE-N series of low-profile steel vises, available from 1st Machine Tool Accessories, is suitable for long-size work and the simultaneous machining of multiple workpieces.
Aerotech | Tue, 22 Apr 2014
Aerotech’s engineering reference guide serves as a valuable resource for all Aerotech motion and positioning control components and systems. Section 12 focuses on electrostatic discharge protection.
ABB Robotics | Wed, 16 Apr 2014
An ABB robotic welding cell is enabling agricultural machinery manufacturer Shelbourne Reynolds to reduce production times for its range of articulated hedge-cutting tractor attachments. Handling the several hundred welds entailed in the production of the attachments, the cell has so far cut welding process times by 66 per cent compared with the company’s previous manufacturing process.
Proto Labs | Wed, 16 Apr 2014
Home appliance manufacturer Neff has utilised the Protomold rapid injection moulding service from Proto Labs to assist in the development of the plastic guide rails of the fully retractable Hide oven door.
Heraeus Noblelight | Tue, 15 Apr 2014
As Heraeus Noblelight explains, the last two decades have seen a rapid expansion of the application of powder coating throughout a range of industries. Indeed, in North America, powder coating is seen as the fastest growing of all finishing technologies and today represents more than 10 per cent of all industrial finishing applications. Much of this growth can be accounted for by the need to comply with increasingly stringent environmental legislation and to reduce emissions of environmentally .
Kuka Robotics UK | Tue, 15 Apr 2014
This data sheet provides information on the KL 250-2 C linear ceiling unit from Kuka Robotics. It includes diagrams and technical specifications.
1st Machine Tool Accessories | Mon, 14 Apr 2014
This data sheet focuses on Kitagawa’s NL-A series of closed-centre power chucks from 1st Machine Tool Accessories.
Aerotech | Mon, 14 Apr 2014
Aerotech’s engineering reference guide serves as a valuable resource for all Aerotech motion and positioning control components and systems. Section nine focuses on laser interferometer implementation. Laser interferometers represent the ultimate feedback device for high-precision motion control application. The combination of high resolution and outstanding accuracy has made it the ideal transducer for wafer steppers, flat panel inspection, and high-accuracy laser micromachining.