A CMM is helping a jet engine manufacturer keep pace with the demands of the production line
Industry 4.0 is changing the world of manufacturing, but what - if anything - does it mean for the UK’s SME heartland?
The chief executive of InnovateUK confesses to his fear of Darth Vader and praises the efforts of engineers in the UK’s world-leading special effects industry.
A wonder of its day, the first aluminium military vessel, a torpedo boat, caused a stir when it appeared in the Thames. But the wonder-metal had later problems
White paper: ￼Becoming the Factory of the Future – How to Prepare Now for the Industrial Internet of Things
The Internet is the prevailing medium of digital communication worldwide. However, the concept of using instant, pervasive, and globally connected data over the Internet for the benefit of industrial manufacturing is still in its theoretical stages, with few Internet-friendly industrial technologies actually available in the market to put the concept into practice.
The Lee Company now offers a complete line of flange mount, Hi-Bar Safety Screens made entirely from PEEK (Poly- EtherEtherKetone), a high performance engineering thermoplastic with excellent chemical resistance and superior me- chanical properties. These lightweight, high-strength polymer screens feature robust, single-piece construction that can withstand pressure differentials up to 1,000psid without rupture.
An ABB robotic welding cell is enabling agricultural machinery manufacturer Shelbourne Reynolds to dramatically 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 to the company’s previous manufacturing process.
London-based design consultancy RoboFold is quite literally demonstrating the art of robotic technology. The company is using two ABB IRB6400 industrial robots to help architects and designers to explore new ways of bending and forming metal, opening up new possibilities for architectural and furniture design.
The range of Hi-Bar Flange Mount Safety Screens available from Lee Products now includes options made entirely from brass, per ASTM B16/B16M.
The RCP-Delta is available in four models that support payloads up to 3kg, with X/Y operating ranges of 500/800/1,100/1,300mm, and an optional continuous rotation about the Z axis (yaw).