Category Archives: Calibration & Testing

The Effects Of Misaligned Equipment

Perth, Western Australia, Jun-27-2017 —  /EPR INDUSTRIAL NEWS/  — Nexxis are one of Australia’s leading suppliers of specialist remote visual inspection (RVI) technology and non destructive testing (NDT) equipment and they have all the answers to your equipment misalignment problems.

Industrial operations are losing huge sums of money because the centrelines of the shafts of their rotating equipment (such as pumps and motors) aren’t running on the same axis and are therefore misaligned – with some industry sources going as far as saying that shaft misalignment is to blame for up to 50% of all machine breakdowns.

And when you consider that a survey by a leading rotating equipment service company found that less than 10% of machines that were evaluated were aligned within acceptable tolerances, misalignment is clearly a widespread problem.

Here are some of the costly and damaging effects of equipment that is poorly aligned or misaligned.

Excessive vibration
Misalignment is one of the leading causes of vibration problems – and as the reliability of the machine corresponds directly with the level of vibration, excessive radial and axial vibrations will impact negatively on performance. All rotating equipment will produce a certain level of noise, but when the shafts are misaligned and the equipment vibrates excessively, noise levels will also escalate correspondingly.

Premature failure of seals and bearings
Accelerated failure of seals and other parts is costly – and even the slightest misalignment can result in excessive force and stress being put onto the bearings and seals. Replacement parts are expensive, plus there’s also the risk of damage and contamination of other components from the leaking fluid from the stressed seals and bearings.

Increased energy costs
Misalignment correlates directly to higher power consumption as the machines are less efficient and therefore draw greater amounts of energy.

Excessive heat
In the same way that variations in temperature can cause misalignment, misalignment can cause machines to overheat which results in lubrication issues as well as safety risks.

Broken shafts
Misalignment can cause the shafts to break or crack – and this can lead to unplanned downtime and production problems as well as costly equipment repair.

Higher operating costs, loss of production and increased maintenance costs
Misaligned machinery generally has a shorter service lifespan and this premature failure of capital equipment adversely affects outputs as well as negatively impacting the operation’s balance sheet. Higher maintenance costs, costly downtime, unexpected capital costs for equipment replacement, increased inventory for spare parts and even the potential for catastrophic machinery failures are all consequences of misalignment-induced mechanical failures.

Inferior quality outputs
Misaligned machinery can also result in inferior or defective products which can impact on profitability.

Implementing a careful and thorough preventative maintenance programme will go a long way towards minimising the risk – and the associated costs – of misaligned machinery. To find out how a customised solution can ensure that your operation runs at optimum efficiency, you should contact Nexxis on 08 9418 4952 or via their website, nexxis.com.au.

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Improve Your Palletising To Save Money And Increase Business Efficiencies

Willetton WA, Australia, Apr-20-2017 — /EPR INDUSTRIAL NEWS/ — AccuPak are Australia’s leading supplier of packing, filling, bagging and palletising machinery and equipment, and they have the answers on how you can increase your productivity, reduce your personnel requirements and minimise the risk of injury. Accupak helps business owners save money and improve efficiencies with automated palletising systems. The advantages of automatic palletising are numerous, as detailed below.

Any industrial and warehousing operation that is still relying on manual palletising is likely to be compromising their productivity, quality and business efficiencies.

Manual palletising is no match for modern automated equipment in terms of speed, precision, productivity, safety, quality and outputs and in today’s highly competitive environment, businesses need to take every opportunity to improve.

Palletising is the final step in an assembly line whereby the products (such as boxes, bags, cases, cartons, bottles, sacks etc) are loaded onto pallets. Semi-automatic and automatic palletising systems have undergone major changes in recent years, with advances in robotics technology driving significant improvements in terms of pallet pattern flexibility, tooling flexibility, cycle times as well as the presentation of the stacked pallets.

In basic terms, a robotic palletiser utilises various end-of-arm-tools which alleviate the need for manual stacking of bags, cartons or drums onto a pallet, thereby increasing productivity and profitability while allowing greater flexibility and versatility.

Although automated palletising equipment requires a capital outlay, many businesses are surprised at just how quickly they get a return on their investment. It doesn’t take long before the companies’ bottom-lines reflect the improvements in productivity and efficiencies that are made possible by the new equipment – and customer satisfaction levels are also a lot higher.

Let’s take a closer look at how palletising equipment will benefit a business:

Speed of operation. Humans can’t compete with automated or even semi-automated palletising equipment when it comes to speed. The equipment works faster than any person possibly can, plus it can operate continuously.

Quality control. Because human error is eliminated, a robotic palletiser ensures that quality standards are consistent and deliveries/outputs are always correctly counted and packed. The overall consistency of the loading and unloading processes improves, thereby reducing costly stoppages required to fix errors and inconsistencies as well as reducing the likelihood (and therefore, the cost) of returns or damaged goods.

Reduce labour costs. Eliminating the human element or substantially reducing the level of human intervention leads to substantially lower labour costs and greater efficiencies. The likelihood of error and contamination from human handling is minimised plus there are the obvious productivity and profitability benefits as a result of lower labour costs. Another reason why automated palletisers can improve business efficiencies is that personnel who are no longer required on the manual packing line can be redeployed to other areas within the organisation and used to greater effect.

Greater flexibility. Versatile palletising equipment makes it easy to reconfigure systems to handle different shapes, case sizes, pallet stacking patterns, layers of product and weights as well as handle multiple production lines. This means faster turnaround times and productivity improvements.

Improved working conditions. An automated palletising system reduces the need for workers to do heavy lifting and repetitive work, and minimises the likelihood of OH&S issues. This means a safer working environment with reduced likelihood of workplace injuries and costly workers compensation claims.

Improved data handling and reporting. Computerized controls and a seamless interface with other business software systems allow improved data gathering, real-time reporting and analysis as well as reducing invoicing errors and enabling a more streamlined and secure information chain.

More efficient use of floorspace. A robotic palletiser generally occupies less space than a manual operation which means businesses can use their square meterage more cost-effectively. In some instances, operations are even able to reduce the size of their factory or warehouse, which results in substantial cost savings.

Find out more by calling the AccuPak professionals on 1300 793 476 or visit www.accupak.com.au to learn more about their extensive range of palletising equipment and solutions.

New Cleanroom-optimized Humidity and Temperature Transmitters from Vaisala

Continuous humidity and temperature monitoring is essential in ensuring the high quality of both processes and end products in life science and microelectronics industries. To ensure accurate and stable measurement data, Vaisala introduces two new humidity and temperature transmitters, designed for use in cleanrooms and demanding HVAC applications specifically.

The new Vaisala HUMICAP® Humidity and Temperature Transmitters HMT120 and HMT130 complement Vaisala’s existing offering of relative humidity measurement instruments that covers various applications from monitoring to ventilation and process control in demanding environments.

In addition to delivering accurate and reliable measurement data, the new transmitters are durable, easy-to-use and easy-to-install. Further, their smooth enclosure finish is resistant to dust and cleaning agents, which means that the transmitters are ideal for installation in cleanrooms and other critical environments with very high level of cleanliness and air quality requirements.

“Maintaining constant environmental conditions in production and storage environments is everything to our customers. The new transmitters incorporate Vaisala’s state-of-the-art HUMICAP® humidity sensor technology with guaranteed high measurement performance, which – especially when used in conjunction with the Vaisala Veriteq Continuous Monitoring System – means that our customers can rest assured that their products remain protected at all times,” says Jan Grönblad, Regional Market Manager for Vaisala’s Life Science and High Technology business.

Designed for both indoor and outdoor use, the transmitters can be either wall-mounted or used with a remote probe for installation in ceilings, chambers or air ducts. Calibration and maintenance are made simple, quick and cost-effective by making the transmitters’ measurement probes fully interchangeable. As a result, calibration does not need to be done onsite, and the probes can be replaced without having to remove and re-adjust the transmitter.

For further information and detailed product specifications, please go to vaisala.com/HMT120.

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CNC-Shopping Intl. Offers Brand New Fanuc Batteries For Your CNC Machine Tools, Sanyo CR17450SE-R And Panasonic BR-CCF2TH

Cnc-shopping Intl., leader in the Numerical Control Machine Tool Industry, keeps its rank of International supplier of CNC spares parts on line, for the major brands available on the market, such as Amada, Ares seiki, Charmilles, Chiron, Cincinnati Milacron, Daewoo, Deckel Maho, Doosan, Ecoca, Fagor, Fidia, General Electric, Gildemeister, Hankook, Heller, Hitachi Seiki, Hyundai, Kao fong, Kia, Kitamura, Leadwell, Mazak, Makino, Mori seiki, Miyano, Nakamura, Romi, Takisawa, Tongil, Tongtai, Toyoda, Trumpf, Victor, Washino, Yang, Yeongchin and much more… We dispose of an important stock of first hand and second hand parts at a very low price. The whole second hand material has been tested by our technicians, in order to certify you its value and reliability, we also provide you with an additional warranty to insure the quality of our products.

We offer you a large panel of articles, that are essential to the efficiency of your activity, especially for the numerical controls FANUC like CNC Machine Batteries, Servo drive, Pulse Coder/ Encoder feedback battery, PSU Battery, Battery for memory cards, Back up batttery for your CNC Machine Parameters, industrial equipment Battery, CNC Batteries replacement, Fanuc batteries, battery PLC… The PANASONIC and SANYO references as FANUC A98L-0001-0902 (Panasonic BR-CCF2TH), A98L-0031-0006 (Panasonic BR-2/3A,Sanyo CR17336SE-R), A98L-0031-0011 (Panasonic BR-AGCF2W, BR-AGCF2P), A98L-0031-0012 (Sanyo CR17450SE-R), A98L-0031-0025 (Panasonic BR-AGCT4A), A98L-0031-0026are available, and our FANUC technicians will display a high level of professionalism, dedicating their time answering any demands, in order to bring satisfaction for each customers.

Our Panasonic and Sanyo batteries match with any FANUC system 0, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11,15, 16, 18, 21, Fanuc O, Fanuc 16i, Fanuc 18i, Fanuc 21i, Fanuc 30i, Fanuc 31i, Fanuc 32i, Fanuc Power mate, robot Fanuc. Since batteries have to be replaced every year, Cnc-shopping.co.uk has implemented a special department that would handle any battery order. A battery breakdown on one of your machines, would create a loss of all the production parameters, therefore we advice all our customers not to ignore that precaution, that would make them save money and time on the long term.

Furthermore, we are aware that the replacement of batteries must be done at short notice, and that is why we guarantee you an immediate availability of our team, to answer your demand, with the possibility to choose an “EXPRESS post” within 24 hours or an “economic”. We insure you, as well, the replacement “express”, which is a replacement solution of your batteries, on your Machine Park, the fixing of your machine dysfunction being done within 24 hours.

Cnc-shopping.co.uk, assure you a continuous production line, striving to do everything for you not to have to interrupt one of your machines, because we are aware of the catastrophic impact it would have. Knowing the importance of a FANUC battery, we must provide you a fast and efficient solution, to allow its replacement under any circumstances.

Cnc-shopping.co.uk acquired a reputation throughout the years, differentiating itself, thanks to its qualified technicians, highly trained engineers (20+ years experience), who will follow you throughout the entire process. Being attentive to your demand with a high responsiveness, has allowed us to impose ourselves in many industries, such as aerospace, automobile, marine, transportation, and more.

For more information on FANUC batteries, we invite you to visit our website, www.cnc-shopping.co.uk.

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MFGmatch.net Helps Companies Get Manufacturing Quotes From Machine Shops

The Industrial Leaders Group announced today the launch of MFGmatch.net, a custom manufacturing marketplace to connect companies with machine shops and contract manufacturers. The company said the new site was launched in response of a serious need for small and medium sized job shops with limited marketing budgets to compete with larger shops with a more dominate online presence.

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According to Conrad Bailey, spokesperson for MFGmatch.net, the site is designed to help domestic and international machine shops promote their services online while enabling those in the market for custom manufacturing services to submit RFQ’s (request for quotes) directly to national and international manufacturers at . Bailey said the focus of the site is on machined parts, precision components and other custom products constructed in various metals, plastics, rubber, wood and other materials.

“MFGmatch.net was designed to include offerings for all types of services provided by machine shops such as castings, engineering and design, fabrication, forging, woodworking, tool and die making, prototyping, plastic and rubber parts, molding, mold making, metal finishing, precision machining, heat treatment, forging and other custom manufacturing solutions,” said Bailey. He added, “Industrial Leaders created the site because research has shown many smaller shops are in need of a lead generation service they can afford and compete with larger manufacturers that often dominate search engines and other industrial marketplaces on the Web.”

Bailey said there are existing site that charge machine shops as much as $5,000 and up annually for the privilege to access RFQ’s with no guarantee of results in terms of new customers. MFGmatch.net on the other hand is free for both the buyer as well as the supplier. He explained, “It’s a win-win situation for everybody involved because the money saved by the machine shop that would usually be spent on advertising can be passed on to the buyer.”

About MFGmatch.net
MFGmatch is a FREE Custom Manufacturing Marketplace at http://www.MFGmatch.net connecting buyers and suppliers of custom parts, precision components, machined items and other made-to-order products and solutions. The site is the solution to high-priced marketplaces as it’s designed to enable machine shops, contract manufacturers, foundries, engineers and other professionals to post and explore RFQs at no charge.

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Find and Buy online FANUC Monitors for Machines Tools, CRT and LCD Monitors

CNC-Shopping International, specialist of numerical control’s machine tools, keeps its rank of International supplier of CNC spares parts on line for the major Machines tools brands available on the market, such as Amada, ares seiki, Charmilles, Chiron, Cincinnati Milacron, Daewoo, Deckel Maho, Doosan, Ecoca, Fagor, Fidia, General Electric, Gildemeister, Hankook, Heller, Hitachi Seiki, Hyundai, Kao fong, Kia, Kitamura, Leadwell, Makino, Mori seiki, Miyano, Nakamura, Romi, Takisawa, TONGIL, Tongtai, TOYODA, TRUMPF, Victor, Washino, Yang, Yeongchin and much more… We place at your disposal an important stock of first hand and second hand parts on a very low price. The whole second hand material has been tested by our technicians, and in order to certify you its good quality, a warranty is also provided.

We propose you a wide range of articles essential to the efficiency of your activity, especially for the numerical controls FANUC like Brand new Cnc monitor replacement, Fanuc and GE Fanuc screens , video display units of cnc controls,including mono green, amber, colour, industrial monitors, with connector HD15, DB9, BNC, HE10, HE16. FANUC Monitors for FANUC system 0, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 20, 21, Fanuc O, Fanuc 16i, Fanuc18i, Fanuc21i, Fanuc 30i, Fanuc 31i, Fanuc 32i, Fanuc Power mate, robot Fanuc.

You can buy online anywhere in the World and at anytime the following Fanuc Brand new monitors references at the cheapest price, these models are always in Europe stock, ready to ship under 24h : A61L-0001-0092 , A61L-0001-0093, A61L-0001-0072, A61L-0001-0076, A61L-0001-0079, A61L-0001-0086.

Check Online the availability of the other references A61L-0001-0073, A61L-0001-0074, A61L-0001-0077, A61L-0001-0078, A61L-0001-0087, A61L-0001-0091, A61L-0001-0094, A61L-0001-0095, A61L-0001-0096, A61L-0001-0142, A61L-0001-0154, A61L-0001-0168, A61L-0001-0176, A61L-0001-0179, A61L-0001-0187, A61L-0001-0193 on Cnc-shopping.com, assure you a continuous production line, everything is done for you not to have to interrupt one of your machines, because we are aware of the catastrophic impact it would have, and knowing the importance of a monitor, we must provide you a fast and efficient solution.

Cnc-sopping.com differentiates itself thanks to its qualified technicians who will follow you throughout the entire process, being attentive to your demand with a high responsiveness has allowed us to impose ourselves in the Industry, Medical, and the Marine sectors.

To satisfy your needs and wants, we guaranty you an immediate availability of our products, which are spread in our different stock locations, enabling us to send you the most rapidly possible your order, you will be able therefore to choose a shipment Express within 24hours or economic. We insure you, as well, the replacement ‘express’, which is a replacement solution of your monitors, on your Machine Park, we will fix the dysfunction of your machines within 24 hours. For further information about our Fanuc monitors, visit our Fanuc monitors categorie.

Find and Buy online your FANUC Monitors of your Machines Tools, CRT and LCD Monitors (9 inch, 12 inch, 14 inch…) majors models are A61L-0001-0092, A61L-0001-0093, A61L-0001-0086 and much more…

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