At Bottero Group, KOLLMORGEN’s AKD series drives perform multiple functions
With the “Titan” series, Bottero Group developed a fully automated plant for glass processing that performs bilateral grinding of pane edges. The grinder is composed of a large frame that allows the standard processing of sheets with different sizes and shapes without any operation modifications. The main objective during the design process was to create the simplest, most fully automated driving system without jeopardizing its efficiency. To achieve this aim, Bottero developed in co-operation with KOLLMORGEN a solution that is based on a single AKD servo-converter for driving two servo-motors that are not simultaneously operating.
Bargteheide – Swiss energy supplier Axpo is close to finishing the demanding large-scale “Linthal 2015” construction project: Switzerland’s largest hydroelectric undertaking will increase the overall output of the existing Linth-Limmern power plants from 480 MW to 1,480 MW. A new underground pumping station was created to pump water from the Limmernboden reservoir at an altitude of 1,860 m above sea level into the Muttsee lake about 600 m higher up. This elevation difference will be used to produce hydroelectric power on demand. The heart of the project in particular – the underground center for the new pumped storage hydroelectric power station – required gigantic efforts. At an extreme incline of 45 degrees and a height difference of approximately 180 m, conveyor systems in a sub-station transported 500 t of excavated material per hour, around the clock. On a second conveyor belt, the crushed material was transported up to the gravel plant where it was stored or processed for further use. For a total of three years, these conveyors were driven by NORD industrial gear units and transported approximately one million tons of material.
The latest microscope from KEYENCE revolutionises how imaging and analysis are performed. By integrating the most recent advancements in optical and digital technologies, the VHX-5000 Digital Microscope is able to instantly capture any area in complete focus – without the need for the user to adjust focus. The VHX Series was designed to overcome the limitations of traditional optical microscopes by providing high-resolution, large depth-of-field imaging and integrated 2D/3D measurement in a system that anyone can easily pick up and operate without any specialised training.
Datapaq measures floodlight temperatures
Cambridge, UK – When the sun comes out on a rainy Wimbledon match day, the roof over Centre Court can be retracted, but only after the floodlights have cooled down sufficiently. This is a safety requirement as well as an aesthetic one, as the 1,000 W floodlights are mounted directly on the roof beams and the fabric comes close to this heat source when the roof is retracted.
Keyence's latest product represents a technological leap. It is the first digital microscope with a CMOS camera. Already a very fast technology, CMOS has been optimised by Keyence to achieve the same image quality as that achievable with CCD cameras. It helps to increase processing speeds by a ratio of 5 to 10. All the image-processing capacities that have made the VHX Series a success are virtually instantaneous.
FRW Carobronze, a distributor specialised in special bronze alloys with high technical characteristics for machine shops, now offers the broadest range of extruded, drawn and forged aluminum bronze stock: CuAl10Ni5Fe4; CuAl9Ni5Fe4/CuAl9Ni3Fe2/CuAl11Ni6Fe6; C63000 and C63020. Its custom-shaped round, square, flat or tubular stock complies with all European and American military, aerospace and civilian standards (EN 12163/67, EN 12420, NFA, GAM, STF [DCNS], ASTM B150, AMS 4640, NFL, DIN, etc.). Most of its products are in stock or are available within one week, and all are delivered anywhere in the world within 48 hours. No other company in Europe offers such a range of copper-aluminium-alloy stock that complies with as many standards and is available or manufactured to order within four weeks maximum.