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Whether you’re coming to MACH 2018 to create valuable connections, generate new business, acquire the latest machinery, learn new skills or visualise the future of advanced engineering first hand, the five-day exhibition is the place to be, as the Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA), explains
In highly competitive global industries, all aspects of developing and engineering are constantly in the spotlight with continuous improvement always near the top of the agenda. Hadleigh Enterprises believes that component masking considerations merit close attention across the manufacturing and engineering sector.
A leading specialist in multi-axis machining is leveraging the benefits of Universal Robots supplied by RARUK Automation to load and unload its machine tools. A mix of seven UR5 and UR10 robots have helped Rousant Sherwood maximise the productivity of its workforce by automating repetitive tasks and allowed the company to bid for contracts which would have otherwise been unprofitable.
Schaeffler UK is providing route-based monitoring services to a UK-based producer of crisps. By analysing vibration data from a range of plant and equipment, it is able to detect any damage to components such as rolling bearings and gears early, reducing unplanned downtime. Schaeffler also provides regular thermographic surveys of electrical panels
Whilst the principles of selective laser hardening are not new, advances in laser technology have made the process more practical for a wider range of applications and an efficient and cost effective method of heat treating ferrous metals. TLM Laser’s director Andy Toms, explains more and looks at the increased efficiency that, he says, results when high powered diode lasers are combined with a mobile laser hardening robot system