All Ford articles – Page 18

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    Bearings to prevent mechanical breakdown in linear guide systems


    Linear bearings supplier igus UK has produced drylin T, a range of linear guide systems that it says are chip and debris resistant, maintenance free and 100% lubrication free.The products’ design consists of six sliding pads made from the iglidur J plastic bearing material and a rail and carriage made ...

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    Small motoring dynamometers for automotive


    The MicroDyne series of small motoring dynamometers is suitable for a range of automotive testing applications, claims SAKOR Technologies.The company says it is capable of testing all types of small rotary devices such as motors, pumps, generators and compressors. The MicroDyne is a four-quadrant dynamometer engineered specifi cally for low ...

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    Production scheduling software now in German


    Preactor International says it is now offering a free, downloadable software package that allows companies to schedule production to make optimum use of finite resources.Preactor Express is a fully-functioning, entry-level version of the Preactor family of scheduling products, aimed at small to medium-sized companies.All product information such as routing (operational ...

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    Tandem welding process


    Fronius says its CMT Twin tandem welding process lets users exploit two cold-metal-transfer (CMT) processes, or combine a CMT process with a GMA pulsed-arc welding process.The system features the configuration and synchronised start-up of two separately controllable power sources, two wire electrodes and a gas nozzle, combined with the CMT ...

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    Non-contact power steering torque sensor


    Designed to sense very small differential angles, the new TT electronics SX-4428 Magnetorque II non-contact steering torque sensor is based on Hall Effect technology.The free floating torque rotor within the device offers infinite rotational life claims the company.The new sensor enables the end user to program output levels and reduce ...

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    VDA 19-compliant in-line cleanliness test


    Dürr Ecoclean says its new EcoCLab system offers an automated in-line capability for inspecting and documenting particulate cleanliness in compliance with VDA 19.The company claims its EcoCLab provides a system to perform testing of critical areas on individual parts (eg. crankcases) directly in the manufacturing line. These findings are stored ...

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    Hand-held single point 3D touch probe


    Steinbichler Optotechnik has launched the new, hand-held touch probe T-POINT CS for singlepoint measurement.The company says it features coordinated components – tracking camera, hand-held scanner and touch probe – that act as a modular system to provide optimum flexibility for multiple uses in the broadest range of sectors.The touch probe ...

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    New multi-spindle turn-milling centre


    A new, multi-spindle turn-milling centre has been launched by Index.The company says it features six independently controlled spindles that are served by both a two-axis CNC slide and a single-axis plunge turning slide.Replacement of cam-controlled lathes for the production of parts up to 16mm diameter, especially in the automotive industry, ...

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    3kW fibre laser for processing thick section metals


    A 3kW fibre laser has been launched by JK Lasers.The company says this new addition to its Watt to kiloWatt fibre laser range will help manufacturing productivity by processing thicker section metals at faster speeds and to higher standards. It is fitted with JK Lasers’ detachable ‘plug in, pre-aligned’ (PIPA) ...

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    Cloud computing for manufacturers


    Supplier of manufacturing software, RealVision is offering several of its products through the software-as-a-service cloud model.Its tool and gauge management program, ToolManager; preventative maintenance program, RPM; and document control system, DocManager are now all offered through the cloud.The company says these programs integrate well with each other and with RealVision’s ...

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    High performance machining coolant


    Master Chemical Europe says it formulates high performance coolants, without the inclusion of environmentally damaging additives, for the requirements of the European market.The company says TRIM E950 is a proprietary blend of the company’s new vegetable-based technology and premium non-chlorinated and non-sulphurised extreme pressure additives which has been formulated to ...

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    Quick release cable connections


    Now available with integrated SpeedTec quick release fastening technology, igus says its Intercontec connectors offer reduced installation times (with a ¼ turn open-close mechanism), and the special locking mechanism will prevent the connection loosening, as well as offering vibration and shock resistance of up to 25g in three axis.

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    Virtual support engineer service for OEMs


    Rockwell Automation says it can now offer OEMs secure, remote monitoring and troubleshooting of their production operations through its Virtual Support Engineer service.The company claims this service enables OEMs to identify and resolve technical issues, perform scheduled and preventive maintenance, and monitor their installed base of machinery.Virtual Support Engineer service ...

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    Vehicle dynamics control on board motorcycles


    Bosch’s stability control system for highperformance motorcycles goes into series production in 2013. Motorcycle stability control (MSC) works by supporting the rider during both braking and accelerating in a straight line and cornering.The technical basis of the MSC is the ABSenhanced system, which Bosch engineers in Japan have now expanded ...

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    Combined control for compressor stations


    The airtelligence provis 2.0 can control compressor stations of up to 16 rigid or frequency-controlled compressors of various makes, claims Boge.In addition, up to 24 accessory components, such as refrigerated air dryers, filters, fans, dampers or sensors can be integrated. Based on the actual compressed air consumption, the company says ...

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    Press line automatic compact transfer system


    Strothmann has installed a complete handling system for high-capacity suction presses all the way from blank loading through to end-of-line parts removal at the production site of a major car company.The automation concept, which is suitable for all car parts and can be adapted to new products, consists of a ...

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    Space-saving AS-interface splitters


    Pepperl+Fuchs has introduced G11 passive splitters to its family of G11 Series AS-Interface I/O Modules.Available in flat cable or M12 male connector versions the company says they are ECOLAB certified and IP67- rated for reliable operation in wet environments.This series of interface modules features a round housing design that enables ...

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    On-site nitrogen and oxygen generators


    Three new ranges of nitrogen and oxygen generators (for on-site gas generation) have been launched by Atlas Copco Compressors.The new NGM, NGP and OGP generators will enable companies to utilise their existing compressed air installation to generate their own nitrogen and oxygen, avoiding the operational and administrative costs of ordering, ...

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    New square-bodied ISO cylinder


    A new DSBC range of square-bodied ISO cylinders, featuring PPS self-adjusting air cushioning as standard, has been launched by Festo.The company says the DSBC range offers machine builders the benefits of adjustable air cushioning but without the difficulties associated with set-up. The DSBC with PPS cushioning system automatically compensates and ...

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    Integrated measuring system for tube bending machines


    The Springmatic optical measuring system from Schwarze-Robitec is integrated into the bending tool.Immediately after the bending of a tube, the new optical measuring system records the rebound value, from which the CNC control of the tube-bending machine calculates the required subsequent bending angle.Subsequent bending is carried out either fully automatically ...