Features are carefully selected from across the website and magazine, these articles are contributed by a wide range of authors from across the sectors covered by Industrial Plant and Equipment, as well as the editorial team. Addressing the latest topics in terms of technological developments, legislation and industry issues
How can typical rolling bearing damage in wind turbines, particularly in wind turbine rotor bearing supports, be identified early and even prevented altogether? Schaeffler has a solution to this complex challenge: a combination of sensors that are capable of monitoring the critical influencing variables for this type of damage
Successfully applying a level of smart manufacturing will bring greater efficiencies and flexibility to any given production process and is a significant step toward ‘futureproofing’ a production enterprise, explains Chris Evans, marketing & operations group manager, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. Automation Systems Division.
Always at the forefront of innovation, the aerospace sector continues to impress with its embrace of cutting edge technologies. From AGVs and cobots, to composites and 3D printed tools, Charlotte Stonestreet highlights some of the latest applications
Running continuously for 24/7 or standing idle for months on end are the two extreme conditions in which the world's longest igus plastic energy chain operates. At the lignite-fired power station in Tušimice, Czech Republic, the roller energy chain system with a travel length of 615 metres has been achieving this for ten years now without missing a beat.