August 2009 (Complete Issue PDF)
Autosave Increases Productivity, Reduces Downtime for Nestle Purina
As automation devices have grown more complex and have incorporated more plant data in their operation, there is an increased need for programming changes to continue smooth operation or improve performance. In environments requiring frequent changes, it is not uncommon for code to be lost or changes overwritten, resulting in increased downtime and decreased productivity
Belt Drive Offers High-Precision Alternative
Bosch Rexroth assists Bell-Everman with linear actuator development.
Intermetallic Nickel-Titanium Alloys for Oil-Lubricated Bearing Applications
Nitinol 60 (60NiTi), an intermetallic nickel-titanium alloy containing 60 wt % nickel and 40 wt % titanium, is shown to be a promising material for oil-lubricated, rolling and sliding contact applications such as bearings and gears.
Axis of Rotation Metrology
In the history of machine tools, spindles have been very good relative to other bearings and structures on the machine. So quality professionals have developed a cache of tools—-ball bars, grid encoders displacement lasers, etc.—-to help them characterize and understand the geometry of the structural loop. But as machine tools have improved in their capability and precision, and the demands of part-geometry and surface finish have become more critical, errors in spindles have become a larger percentage of the total error.
Product News (Product News)
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Now That Is Product Placement (Power Play)
ABB Robotics gets free advertising via summer blockbuster.