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Tuesday, March 13, 2007
F’IS replaces large split bearings on steel mill in just three days
FAG Industrial Services (F’IS) has successfully completed the replacement of large, split spherical roller bearings on a critical, 140-tonne steel mill converter within three days.
   
   
   
   
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
‘MiniSight Pro’ - the new low cost, easy to use alternative to thermal imaging
At this year’s MAINTEC 2007 exhibition (20-22 March 2007), sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon (UK) Ltd (stand J12) will be officially launching its new handheld infrared temperature measurement device, the ‘optris MiniSight Pro’, offering engineers a genuine, low cost alternative to thermal imaging cameras.
   
   
   
   
Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Custom bearings key to high performance british-manufactured mountain bike components
By switching from inferior quality bearings to custom-designed sealed bearings from Schaeffler, UK-based mountain bike manufacturer Hope Technology has eliminated bearing failures on its headsets.
   
   
   
   
Friday, February 23, 2007
New tandem actuator with triple toothed belt drive
Schaeffler UK has extended its range of tandem actuators to include a unit with a maximum speed of 3m/s, ideal for heavy-duty applications such as machine tool handling, sheet metal handling, automation and assembly tasks.
   
   
   
   
Friday, February 23, 2007
New miniature linear guides eliminate cage creep
Schaeffler’s new range of corrosion-resistant, miniature carriage units now incorporates ball flat cages and a positive cage control option, designed to eliminate cage creep.
   
   
   
   
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Miniature confocal sensor measures parts other sensors cannot reach
A world first in optical sensor miniaturisation has been launched by Micro-Epsilon. Renowned as a leader in the field of both optical sensor technology and sensor miniaturisation, Micro-Epsilon’s new range of miniature confocal displacement measurement sensors have a diameter of just 4mm (standard sensor diameters are 27mm) and are therefore ideal for measuring inside confined spaces such as narrow cavities, drilled holes and bores.
   
   
   
   
Monday, February 12, 2007
Device servers enable low cost, secure onshore telemetry network for Shell
Shell U.K. Limited has been operating an onshore telemetry wide area network in NE Scotland since the mid-1980s. The network, extending southwards from Shell’s St. Fergus Gas Terminal, is used to monitor and control onshore pipeline operations.
   
   
   
   
Monday, January 29, 2007
New rail bearing test facilities at Schaeffler
The Schaeffler Group has extended its Railway Bearing Test Facilities in Germany, enabling the company to conduct tests on wheelset bearings in accordance with the latest European rail standards.
   
   
   
   
Monday, January 29, 2007
Precision bearings help student dragster win four prizes at National Finals
With help from precision bearings manufacturer The Barden Corporation (UK) Ltd, a team of English students have set a new world record time for their dragster and picked up four prizes at the recent ‘F1 in Schools’ National Finals at the NEC, Birmingham.
   
   
   
   
Monday, January 29, 2007
UK home and building automation markets set to benefit from new, innovative panel-based PC
Control and automation supplier M.A.C Solutions (UK) Ltd has been named as UK distributor of a new range of panel-based PCs, which are targeted at the rapidly growing home automation and building automation markets.
   
   
   
   
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Using Vibration Analysis to Detect Early Failure of Bearings
Vibration produced by rolling bearings can be complex and can result from geometrical imperfections during the manufacturing process, defects on the rolling surfaces or geometrical errors in associated components. Noise and vibration is becoming more critical in all types of equipment since it is often perceived to be synonymous with quality and often used for predictive maintenance.
   
   
   
   
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Chewing gum manufacturer eliminates unplanned downtime
By installing bearing lubricators and vibration monitoring equipment on its production machinery, chewing gum maker Gumlink has eliminated bearing defects and unplanned stoppages.
   
   
   
   
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
New measurement guide now available
A new measurement product guide has been launched that will help engineers select the correct displacement, position or temperature sensor for their measurement task
   
   
   
   
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Schaeffler relaunches UK website
Schaeffler (UK) Ltd has relaunched its website, offering engineers improved navigation and easier access to bearing products and services
   
   
   
   
Friday, January 12, 2007
Switchable finger follower improves engine torque and power while cutting fuel consumption
Tested on a prototype engine, the Schaeffler Group’s new switchable finger follower for controlling valve trains not only improves engine torque by 10%, but also increases engine power by 15% and cuts fuel consumption by 15%.
   
   
   
   
Friday, January 12, 2007
Schaeffler Llanelli helps Corus Packaging Plus, Trostre Works, solve bearing vibration problem on critical tin plate leveller rolls
More than just a supplier of bearings, Schaeffler UK is now offering customers a full design and manufacturing service from its Llanelli plant. Corus’ Tinplate Works in Wales is one such company to have benefited from this service
   
   
   
   
Monday, December 11, 2006
Cranfield University students first in UK to use BEARINX software
Students at Cranfield University’s Defence College of Management and Technology will be amongst the first students in the UK to benefit from the Schaeffler Group’s online shaft calculation software, BEARINX to assist in their design exercises and gearbox design projects.
   
   
   
   
Monday, December 11, 2006
Schaeffler Group Industrial wins German Packaging Award 2006
Schaeffler Group Industrial has won the coveted German Packaging Award 2006 for its groundbreaking, environmentally-friendly packaging design concept ‘K-Box’.
   
   
   
   
Monday, December 11, 2006
Culture change initiative helps Welsh automotive bearings manufacturer become production location of choice
After introducing a three-year culture change programme to its manufacturing plant in Llanelli, automotive components supplier Schaeffler (UK) has now averted the threat of production being transferred to Eastern Europe.
   
   
   
   
Monday, December 11, 2006
High accuracy high resolution laser sensor for less than £500
A non-contact, optoelectronic displacement (position) measurement sensor has been launched that offers OEMs, machine builders and end users all the technical advantages of its predecessor, but at half the cost.
   
   
   
   
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Novel sensor system measures thickness of wet paint coatings and tyres
An innovative combination sensor system has been developed, which attaches directly to a robot arm, so that automotive OEMs can inspect the thickness of sprayed paint coatings on vehicle instruments, controls and airbag cladding – during the spraying process itself whilst the paint is still wet. The sensor system is non-contact, easy to mount and offers high accuracy when used against shiny black PU surfaces.
   
   
   
   
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Modular, rugged monitors and PCs withstand tough marine environments
Developed to meet stringent marine industry standards, a new range of compact, modular, rugged LCD monitors and embedded PCs has been launched, offering ship suppliers and end customers numerous special features and a raft of technical benefits.
   
   
   
   
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Bearings manufacturer receives recognition for investing in its people
Schaeffler (UK) has been awarded the ‘Education, Skills and Leadership Award’ at the CBI’s ‘Human Capital Awards’ for its outstanding performance in people management.
   
   
   
   
Saturday, November 11, 2006
Laser sensor helps to guarantee safety of pedestrians at Jaguar Cars
With the advent of Europe’s NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) and other automotive legislative testing protocols, pedestrian safety is now an increasingly important aspect of new car design and safety. Jaguar Cars in Coventry has invested heavily in this area, with new cars now addressing these growing concerns.
   
   
   
   
Saturday, October 28, 2006
Laser profile sensors guarantee the safety and stability of railway tracks
Guaranteeing the safety and stability of railway track when transporting passengers or goods is critical these days. The increased loading of the rail network and the higher speeds of modern trains lead to higher stressing of the rails.