Technical Blog

Correct lubrication is fundamental to ball screw life

Lubricants are often taken for granted, however, a correctly selected lubricant can: Minimise friction Reduce torque Diminish rolling resistance Increase efficiency Extend life A ball screw must be thoroughly cleaned to remove contamination prior to lubrication and...

Remote controlled live firing trials for armoured vehicles

Engineers contacted our specialists for help with developing the system for a major overseas programme they were working on at their site in Ampthill, Bedfordshire. Richard Clark, R&D Chief Engineer at the site, said:  “Initial unmanned live firing trials had to be conducted as...

Kollmorgen's PCMM provides high performance multi-axis motion and machine control with EtherCAT

Available in the UK with full support from Heason Technology – a Kollmorgen Certified Channel Partner - the PCMM features seamless interfacing with Kollmorgen AKD® series servo drives and AKM® servo motors. With an on-board IEC 61131-3 PLC and with programming and set-up through the...

Avoid cable damage to your moving head projector

These types of projectors must be resistant and extremely flexible in order to solve a variety of problems faced by lighting engineers. For this reason, these projectors are equipped with a wide range of motors to manoeuvre them when the requirement for quiet, smooth and high-speed movements (such...

Slip rings for bottle labelling machines

Each bottle is moved forward and spaced evenly through a screw conveyor belt and then transferred onto the carousel plate. The rotation of the carousel brings the bottles to the labelling station and subsequently to the exit. As this takes place the labels are picked from the warehouse, placed and...

What is an HMI?

An HMI offers a visual representation of the operation of the machine providing real-time data. Accurate implementation can increase productivity by having a centralised control centre in an intuitive ergonomic and user friendly manner. Advantages of using an HMI There are many advantages of...