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Computrol receives a Global Technology
Award for Its updated manufacturing services

Computrol, Inc. was awarded a 2016 Global Technology Award in the category of Contract Services $50-100 million for its Manufacturing Services. The award was presented to the company during a Tuesday, September 27, 2016 ceremony that took place at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL during SMTA International.

To read the full article See page 789 Feature: "Surface Mount Technology production equipment" See page 495

Dispelling the myths surrounding linear guidance systems

Many engineers are comfortable with rotary bearing technology but view linear as complicated and over-engineered with complex maintenance requirements. Bob Love, Business Development Manager at Schaeffler UK dispels the common myths about linear bearing technology.
Linear systems are a key part of production machinery and plant automation. If your linear guide stops, your machine will stop too, resulting in costly production downtime.

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See page 582 Also see the feature: "Precision bearings and condition monitoring" See page 493

Considerations in factors of spring design and specification

Spring manufacture is of course a well-established technology - Lee Spring for example have been producing springs for nearly 100 years - and we can see that this is very much a case of evolution rather than revolution, however in recent years manufacturing processes and changes in end use criteria have had significant impacts on the specification of these widely used and essential components. For example, medical, aerospace, food and toy applications demand special load characteristics and treatments, which include ultrasonic cleaning, while RoHS, WEEE and REACH have strongly influenced the types of finishes offered, says Chris Petts, M.D., Lee Spring Ltd.

To read the full article See page 76 Also see the feature "Total engineering and manufacturing" See page 520

Key factors to consider for precision
measurement using laser displacement sensors

Although most laser displacement sensors use the same measuring principle, the individual design of the sensor mechanics, optics, the mechanical stability and signal processing algorithms will differ widely from one supplier to another, says Chris Jones, Managing Director at Micro-Epsilon UK.

Most non-contact laser triangulation displacement sensors in the marketplace today use the same measuring principle i.e. the laser triangulation technique, to convert a target distance into an output signal. However, the individual design of the sensor mechanics, the optics, the mechanical stability and signal processing algorithms are likely to vary widely from supplier to supplier. This means the 'real world' accuracy of a laser displacement sensor will differ significantly with each sensor supplier.

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See page 262 Also see  the feature: "Precision sensors, systems and instrumentation" See page 504

Separating the good from the bad -
prioritise your storage tank maintenance

Risk-based inspection systems and advanced non-destructive testing methods are helping storage tank owners comply with ever-increasing stringent regulations, as well as reducing maintenance costs, says Tim Bradshaw, General Manager, MISTRAS GROUP, UK Operations.

For owners of above ground process storage tanks, including both atmospheric and pressurised storage systems such as bullets and spheres, tank inspection programmes are normally based around EEMUA 157 and/or API 653. According to both of these standards, the purpose of an inspection is to determine if tanks are safe for continued service in terms of their mechanical integrity. Originally, inspection plans were strictly regulatory compliant, utilising traditional manual, non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques such as visual, ultrasonic and settlement surveys, which were used for both in-service and out-of-service inspections.

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See page 691 Also see the feature; "Plant engineering and maintenance"  See page 498

The importance of sensor triggering
in production and process automation

When measuring the position of moving targets in production and process automation environments, it is important to understand the different methods of sensor triggering, their impact on measurement cycle times and the benefits they can offer over continuous measurement, says Chris Jones, Managing Director at Micro-Epsilon United Kingdom.

To read the full article See page 963 Also see: "Precision sensors, systems and instrumentation" See page 504

NSK bearings prove reliable in bucket-wheel excavator

The selection of NSK spherical rolling bearings in one of the world´s largest bucket-wheel excavators has proven to be an astute decision. Despite six years of heavy duty operation at RWE Power´s opencast mine in Hambach, Germany, the bearings are still going strong - without any relubrication.NSK spherical rolling bearings have been operating for six years in Excavator 290 without relubrication. Every day, ´Excavator 290´ at the Hambach mine moves up to 240,000 tonnes of coal or, using its 130-tonne bucket-wheel, excavates large volumes of overburden.

To read the full article See page 869 Also see feature "Plant engineering and maintenance" See page 498.

Hi-line condensate cleaners ensure full legal compliance

The ConSEP range of oil/water compressor condensate cleaners, manufactured by Hi-line Industries Ltd, offer not only a very compact and efficient way of dealing with compressor condensate, but these products are also fully compliant with the '1991 Water Resources Act'.

During the compression process air is compressed to typically 7 bar, which provides an eight fold greater water loading.

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See page 459 Also see feature "Filtration technology and consumables" See page 611

ADLINK launches MXC-6400 Series of
high-performance fanless embedded computers

ADLINK Technology, Inc., a leading global solution provider of intelligent computing platforms, announces its new MXC-6400 Series of high-performance expandable fanless embedded computers, featuring 6th generation Intel® Coreā„¢ i7/ i5/ i3 processors (codename Skylake) and the QM170 chipset. Along with leading performance, high storage density from 4x 2.5" SATA drives, and rugged fanless construction withstanding operating shock up to 50G and vibration to 5Grms, the MXC-6400 Series fully meets the needs of Intelligent Transportation Systems for rolling stock, maritime operations, in-vehicle infotainment, and high-speed data processing.

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See page 335 Also see feature "Industrial networking and computing products See page 491

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