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Components used by engineers and manufacturers that are concerned with machinery and tooling. Includes fasteners, springs, seals and gaskets, pumps, valves, fluid power and hydraulics, pneumatics, filtration and process hardware.
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Applied Pumps has recently shipped six Haight model 5UR internal-type gear pumps for fuel oil transfer. The pumps are self-priming,robust and reliable, making them particularly suitable for critical applications.
Minimal invasive surgery (MIS) offers patients many advantages and is constantly being further developed. With the help of insufflators, which make it possible to raise the abdominal wall in specific areas by pumping CO2, MIS is now possible in places formerly considered unsuitable for this surgical method. For use in such devices, Bürkert has developed a new generation of gas control units that are compact, lightweight and cost effective.
As electronic circuits become more complex, engineers are finding new ways to assemble and package them. As this paper from Master Bond explains, electrically conductive adhesives provide durable bonds with conductive paths to suit a variety of electronics applications. They can be engineered to combine bond strength and electrical conductivity with other service-critical properties.
The basic principle of the fuel cell is simple, yet its power spectrum is more than convincing: fuel cells are highly efficient, low in emissions and virtually noise free. Before affordable, commercially viable fuel-cell systems can be produced, however, intensive research and development efforts are needed. Test stands for the analysis of entire fuel-cell systems or single components such as bipolar plates or membrane electrode assemblies play a key part in this process. Bürkert Fluid ...
After decades of uncontrolled industrial mining activities, water supply is under threat. Studies show that acid water levels in the country’s mines are rising at an average rate of 0.59m per day. At the heart of resolving this problem is the treatment of water and wastewater. This article looks at peristaltic dosing pumps used as part of the process to rectify the pH balance of acid mine water. It highlights a successful implementation at a uranium wastewater treatment plant.
Robot spot welding units are widely used in the highly automated production lines of the automotive industry and by its suppliers. To meet the stringent quality requirements for welding while ensuring the 100 per cent availability and reliability of the individual components and welding robots, controlled optimised cooling of the welding is imperative. According to Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, operators must therefore be in a position to quickly and accurately detect any leaks in ...
Requirements for control cabinets or equipment in server rooms and data centres have clearly changed. Among today’s requirements are increased data security, protection against unauthorised access, logging of all events, parameter-driven supervision, trigger-planned tasks and integration into high-level management systems. EMKA’s electronic locking and monitoring security system has a modular design and is described a ‘one-stop shop’ for these demands.
Reducing the cost of food waste disposal into landfill is a key performance indicator for manufacturers today. Mike Heap, director of Verder UK, and Paul Smith, north-east sales representative, explain how processing food waste by removing solids and water allows manufacturers and their recycling partners to extract biofuel. This can then be sold on to gas utilities and municipal councils.
The continued development of cabinet hardware with enhanced security has always been important and has accounted for much of the evolution in such products. Today, according to fastening solutions provider EMKA, we are seeing a refinement of this process — with major manufacturers bringing through countless small improvements in mainstream ranges as well as innovative solutions in new areas.
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Huck Bobtail lockbolts — specifically the 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 20mm and 1in diameter versions — have gained German national technical approval from the Deutsches Institut für Bautechnik (DIBt) for use in both static and dynamic applications in civil engineering.