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Friday, September 01, 2006
New automotive engine systems catalogue now available
Schaeffler Group Automotive has launched a new, 75-page ‘Engine Systems’ catalogue, which contains information on all of the company’s engine systems and components, including mechanical and hydraulic tappets, belt drive systems, chain drive systems, variable camshaft timing systems and crosshead valve train components
   
   
   
   
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Single bearing solution key to novel drive train concept on world’s lightest 5MW wind turbine
Wind turbine manufacturer Multibrid’s new ‘M5000’ offshore wind turbine is the world’s most compact, lightweight 5MW category system. Key to this is a large, single rolling bearing that directly supports the rotor hub
   
   
   
   
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Custom three-ring bearing replaces five components on automotive paint robots
Schaeffler (UK) has developed a custom, three-ring bearing for a paint robot hand axis system, replacing two crossed roller bearings and three geared rings, resulting in a more compact, lightweight system that is maintenance-free and easier to mount.
   
   
   
   
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
MD of UK sensor company gets recognition for 400% sales growth
Due to the continued growth and success of its UK operation, the Micro-Epsilon Group, developer and manufacturer of sensors, test and measurement systems, is pleased to announce that Chris Jones, Managing Director of Micro-Epsilon (UK) Ltd, has been appointed as Export Manager for the Western Territories.
   
   
   
   
Monday, August 14, 2006
Sensors enable real time measurement of engine piston displacement
A UK-based automotive consultancy is using miniature, eddy current displacement sensors built into pistons on gasoline engines, to measure the displacement between the piston and the cylinder bore - in real time. This means engineers can look closely at how the piston moves with critical engine operating parameters, such as cylinder pressure and engine speed.
   
   
   
   
Monday, August 14, 2006
Schaeffler’s linear demonstration bus to tour the UK this autumn
For engineers who find it increasingly difficult to take time out from their busy schedules to look at supplier products, Schaeffler’s demonstration bus is set to tour the UK this Autumn, showcasing its entire range of INA linear products
   
   
   
   
Thursday, July 27, 2006
New handheld PDA fulfils all data collection and scanning needs
Portable data collection and scanning devices are now used at almost every point in a supply chain, from field services and manufacturing through to equipment maintenance checks, ‘goods-in’ inspection, warehousing, retailing, fast food outlets and hospitals.
   
   
   
   
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Bearing design and calculation tools at your fingertips
The latest version of Schaeffler UK’s bearing selection and calculation software offers engineers even more information, as well as a wider range of support services that enable users to get to the right information faster than ever before.
   
   
   
   
Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Modular ‘kits’ for linear guides offer reduced maintenance and longer operating life
With linear guides, designers often need to tailor the lubrication and sealing to the application. Schaeffler (UK) has launched a range of modular accessories that enable guides to be modified to suit the individual nature of the operating environment.
   
   
   
   
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Schaeffler (UK) launches novel, environmentally-friendly packaging concept for large bearings
Schaeffler (UK) has launched ‘K-Box’ – a unique, reusable plastic container specially designed for the shipping of large bearings. Schaeffler (UK) has developed an innovative, environmentally-friendly packaging concept for the company’s rolling bearing range.
   
   
   
   
Monday, July 17, 2006
New rolling element bearings combine the best of both ball and roller technologies
Schaeffler (UK) has unveiled the ‘ball roller’, an innovative rolling element bearing that not only saves valuable design space, but also reduces friction and enables bearing width and mass to be decreased by some 20 per cent
   
   
   
   
Saturday, July 08, 2006
Fully variable valve train on verge of volume production
Engineers at the Schaeffler Group have developed a fully variable, cam-actuated, electro-hydraulic valve train, which could be ready for full series production as early as Spring 2009
   
   
   
   
Saturday, July 08, 2006
New hydrostatic linear guides from Schaeffler (UK) fit same design space as profiled rail guides
Schaeffler (UK) has developed an innovative range of high precision, hydrostatic linear guides, that are not only cost effective and easy to mount, but also fit the same design space as a rolling element guidance system.
   
   
   
   
Thursday, July 06, 2006
Machine data acquisition optimises cigarette production
How Ethernet converter devices are helping to solve production planning and data visualisation problems for one of Europe’s largest tobacco manufacturers
   
   
   
   
Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Sensors help guarantee quality of Gillette shavers
Braun, a leading global manufacturer of small electrical appliances, including innovative shaving, hair care and beauty care products, is using optical laser sensors from Micro-Epsilon to help guarantee the quality of its new Gillette brand of cordless wet shavers.
   
   
   
   
Monday, June 26, 2006
New, low cost infra-red sensor has electronics integrated in the cable
Optris has launched two new compact, infra-red temperature sensors, offering OEMs a cost effective, high accuracy but rugged device that can measure temperatures from –20°C up to 350°C.
   
   
   
   
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Visionary Solutions at Schaeffler Group Industrial’s Innovation Days 2006
In keeping with the motto 'Thinking outside the box', the Schaeffler Group held its first series of industrial Innovation Days on May 15 and 16, 2006.
   
   
   
   
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Three steps to ‘open’ industrial connectivity
How many suppliers or systems integrators of control and automation systems can provide truly ‘open connectivity’ for end user manufacturers? M.A.C Solutions (UK) Ltd describes its three-step approach to helping companies achieve true open connectivity between plant control and automation systems.
   
   
   
   
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Schaeffler (UK)’s plant director tops Wales leader board
Roger Evans, plant director at Schaeffler (UK) Ltd (formerly INA Bearing Company Ltd), has taken this year’s Leading Wales Award, receiving a top business accolade for his leadership in the private sector.
   
   
   
   
Saturday, June 24, 2006
INA Bearing company becomes Schaeffler (UK) ltd
Following the successful acquisition of FAG in 2001, INA Bearing Company has now completed its final phase of integration by changing its name to Schaeffler (UK) Ltd.
   
   
   
   
Saturday, June 24, 2006
Schaeffler (UK) launches new damage diagnosis instrument
Schaeffler (UK) has launched Detector III - the latest addition to the wide portfolio of damage diagnosis instruments from FAG Industrial Services.
   
   
   
   
Saturday, June 24, 2006
High speed, high accuracy 2D/3D laser sensor solves tyre problems
A leading manufacturer of tyres has solved an inline inspection problem by using non-contact laser-based profile measurement sensors, which detect the slightest bulge, recess or other surface defect that may affect the performance of the tyre.
   
   
   
   
Friday, June 23, 2006
Visit Micro-Epsilon’s stand at Mtec for a chance to win the latest in hand held temperature measurement technology
Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon is offering visitors to its stand (NEC, Hall 11, stand 40) at this year’s ‘Mtec: sensors, measurement and instrumentation’ exhibition (15-16 February 2006) a chance to win its latest hand-held, infra-red temperature measurement device, Optris® LaserSight.
   
   
   
   
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Low cost hand-held thermometer device measures from –35°C up to 900°C
A hand-held, infra-red temperature measurement device has been developed that enables engineers to measure the surface temperature of objects down to 1mm in size. The unit is accurate to ±0.75% and so provides plant engineers, maintenance technicians and field and service engineers with an attractive lower cost alternative to using thermal cameras.
   
   
   
   
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Low cost handheld Infrared device measures from –32°C up to 530°C
A hand-held, infra-red temperature measurement device has been launched that enables engineers to measure the surface temperature of objects down to 13mm. The unit benefits from a slimline, ergonomic design and the appearance, size and weight of the device is comparable to that of a standard TV remote control, so can easily fit into the user’s pocket.