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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.

'Handling of dishwater housings'

Case study: Kuka KR 125 robots handle dishwasher housings download

Kuka Robotics UKTue, 22 Jul 2014

Four Kuka robots have enabled BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte to automate the application of bitumen sound-deadening pads to dishwasher housings.

Six-jaw finger chuck for motorcycle wheels

Data sheet: Kitagawa FG-M six-jaw finger chuck from 1st MTA download

1st Machine Tool AccessoriesMon, 21 Jul 2014

1st Machine Tool Accessories is offering its Kitagawa FG-M six-jaw finger chuck, which is ideally suited for aluminium wheel machining for motorcycles.

Cryo-characterisation test bench

White paper: cryogenic piezo characterisation and integration download

Cedrat Technologies S.AMon, 21 Jul 2014

This paper details a test bench design and the results obtained with CNES on two-piezo ceramics stacks from two distinct suppliers. Integration into dedicated cryo actuators is also proposed as well as the associated cryo performances. The use of such cryo-compatible actuators is detailed in a fine steering tip-tilt mechanism designed to reach very high resolution and stability for the ESA EChO space mission. 

Delcam’s Powermill Robot software was used by CNC Polystyrene to create 2m-high rabbits for Anne Summers

CNC Polystyrene uses Powermill Robot to produce bigger models for in-store display downloadweblink

DelcamFri, 18 Jul 2014

CNC Polystyrene makes large-scale models for scenery, in-store displays and special events for customers including Gap, Harvey Nicholls, Selfridges and Harrods. The company uses Powermill Robot from Delcam and an ABB640 robot, which enable it to produce bigger and better items while maintaining a high level of accuracy and consistency.

'Handling of dishwater housings'

Case study: Kuka KR 125 robots handle dishwasher housings download

Kuka Robotics UKTue, 22 Jul 2014

Four Kuka robots have enabled BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte to automate the application of bitumen sound-deadening pads to dishwasher housings.

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Cryo-characterisation test bench

White paper: cryogenic piezo characterisation and integration download

Cedrat Technologies S.AMon, 21 Jul 2014

This paper details a test bench design and the results obtained with CNES on two-piezo ceramics stacks from two distinct suppliers. Integration into dedicated cryo actuators is also proposed as well as the associated cryo performances. The use of such cryo-compatible actuators is detailed in a fine steering tip-tilt mechanism designed to reach very high resolution and stability for the ESA EChO space mission. 

Machine safety

Technical article: machine safety: warning systems — beacons and sounders download

Werma UK Thu, 12 Jun 2014

The Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC urges machine builders to undertake a thorough safety analysis of the systems that monitor and control the operation of their machines. While the ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ are well defined in the directive for many aspects of machine safety, guidelines for the provision of visual and audible warning indicators are more vague; there is ‘guidance’ but little in the way of ‘you must…’.

Meeting today’s safety requirements on the plant floor means conforming to stringent international standards such as EN 13849-1 or EN 62061, according to the functional requirement and complexity of the system

Technical article: safety networks — the route from zero accidents to zero risk downloadweblink

CLPAWed, 11 Jun 2014

As global competition continues to increase, how can you meet ever-more stringent safety standards and still optimise productivity? As John Browett of CLPA explains, modern safety networks can hold the key.