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June 2014

Integrated weldIng cell from aBB helps major agrIcultural machInery manufacturer to cut productIon tImes By two-thIrds ABB FlexArc integrated cell helps Shelbourne Reynolds to cut production times and expand its manufacturing capabilities

An ABB robotic welding cell is enabling agricultural machinery manufacturer Shelbourne Reynolds to dramatically reduce production times for its range of articulated hedge cutting tractor attachments. Handling the several hundred welds entailed in the production of the attachments, the cell has so far cut welding process times by 66 percent compared to the company’s previous manufacturing process. The installation features a specially adapted version of ABB’s FlexArc cell, which brings together a robot, positioner and the welding equipment needed for the process into one integrated package.

previously required. Not only that, but complex welds, such as those involving welding around pipes and tubes, are now performed to a much higher aesthetic standard than previously. “Circular interpolation processes involving welding around tubular objects can be a challenge for even the most skilled manual welders, particularly when time is of the essence,” says Mr Scarfe. “The robot cell is able to handle these processes at a much faster rate, producing consistently strong, high quality and visually pleasing welds.”

Installed as the latest step in a drive to automate Shelbourne As well as the hedge cutting attachment, the cell is also used to produce other equipment, including a grain stripper and subassemblies for combine harvester headers, both of which involve complex welds. “The decision on which tasks to automate with the robot was based on the amount of time they took compared to our existing process and the potential savings that could be achieved,” explains Michael Scarfe, Manufacturing Manager,

up of the manual welders who previously made the products now being produced by the cell. Compared to the previous team of six needed to handle the welding process, the robotic cell now only needs one team member to supervise one of two production shifts. “It would be true to say that some of the team were idea of a robotic welding cell,” admits Scarfe. “However, the idea was always to use it to complement, not replace, our manual operations.”

point whereby anything that previously took an hour or more to weld was allocated to the robot cell.” With the assistance of ABB, a time study was conducted with processes in order to identify the ones best suited for handling by the cell.

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been made redundant since the cell was introduced. Instead, workers have been redeployed to add value to other production processes, including fast turnaround tasks and those which are too large for the cell to handle. For more information about ABB’s FlexArc welding cells or remote service technology, call 01908 350300 or email robotic@gb.abb.com | www.gb.abb.com


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June 2014

Belzona launches the next generation of high temperature vessel linings As a response to the existing needs and anticipating the future demands of the pressure vessels market, Belzona has introduced its new technologically advanced high temperature process vessel linings.

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are supplied fully assembled and tested to minimise on-site disruption. Each installation is supported by a full set of Spirax Sarco expert services starting with an analysis of the site and calculations of the projected savings. As well as saving energy, microturbines help to reduce an organisation’s carbon footprint. A microturbine system will often be installed in parallel with a conventional pressure reducing station. The unit is usually sized for a baseload (for example, in the summer), so a pressure reducing station will still be needed to cope with peak loads or seasonal demands. This arline for maintenance without disrupting productivity. Spirax Sarco TR Steam MicroTurbines can operate at up to 89 bar g and 550°C. For more information on Spirax Sarco’s TR Steam MicroTurbines email ukenquiries@spiraxsarco.com.


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Former Cabinet Minister Michael Portillo opens PPMA 2014 Former Cabinet Minister, politician and journalist Michael Portillo will be providing the opening address in the seminar area at this year’s PPMA Show. A keen advocate of British manufacturing, Mr Portillo will take to the stage on the first day of the show (30th September) to discuss the resurgence of British manufacturing and its role in rebalancing the economy. Following his address, which takes place at 10:15am, Mr Portillo will take to the show’s floor to speak with exhibitors and further discuss the points covered in his address. Grant Collier, Head of Marketing for the PPMA Group, said: “I’m very pleased to confirm Michael’s involvement in this year’s PPMA show. I know that he strongly supports British manufacturing and I have no doubt his address will be the perfect way to open the event.” “Michael is very much looking forward to meeting with exhibitors at the show and discussing the role that the processing and packaging industry has to play in continuing the revival of the British manufacturing sector.” Mr Portillo’s appearance is the second big speaker announcement the PPMA has made regarding this year’s show following the announcement last month that the Government’s first appointed supermarket ombudsman, Christine Tacon, would also be speaking on the opening day of the show. The PPMA Show is the UK’s premier, free to attend complete production line event for processing and packaging machinery. The show attracts hundreds of machinery manufacturers and component suppliers across a wide range of industries including food, drink, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, dairy, snacks, construction and electronics. Taking place 30 Sept – 2 October 2014, this year will see the event return to the sole ownership and management of the PPMA Group of trade associations. For more information on the PPMA Show 2014, please visit www.ppmashow.co.uk or join the conversation on twitter (@PPMAshow #PPMA14) or the PPMA Show LinkedIn group. You can also like us on Facebook by visiting the PPMA Show page. 12|

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IFSEC International to host the greatest security show London has seen. IFSEC International is the largest security event that caters for a whole range of product areas across the security buying chain. Taking place from 17 – 19 June at ExCeL London, visitors are able to easily identify the latest solutions available in: Access Control, Integrated Security Solutions, Intelligent Buildings, Intruder Alarms, IT & Cyber Security, Perimeter Protection, Physical Security, Safe Cities and Video Surveillance.

Visitors will have access to a whole host of education onsite and will be able to listen to industry leaders discuss the holistic approaches that should be taken solutions. With seven education theatres located on the support and advice on what best practice to implement when back at school, college or university.

Working closely with the Security Institute and ASIS, IFSEC International is delighted to announce that CPD and CPE points will be available when visitors attend the IFSEC Academy education sessions. This year will see the broadest range of education to date, with seven theatres each having a dedicated theme, these include: ipAssured Education Zone - Specialist IP training and education Smart Buildings Theatre - holistic approach to solutions Convergence Solutions Theatre - Covering 3 core themes: Safe Cities, Protecting Transport & Critical Infrastructure and Future Control Room Technologies Tavcom Training Theatre - Bespoke training from the leading training provider Tavcom, on CCTV, IP, access control and more IFSEC Global.com Centre Stage - The biggest names and the hottest topics: looking at the key issues and Risk & Security Management Theatre - End User Theatre - Case studies will be presented of real situations, panel debates will take to the stage to generate industry discussion and interactive Q&A’s will take place with industry leaders. dedicated to the security requirements of a city rather than the individual component parts that make up the city.

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Events

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Smarter Factories

Smarter factories, the IMechE conference on factories of the future, is to take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Birmingham NEC, on 19 June. Manufacturing matters. Now so more than ever, with the government trying to rebalance the economy towards those who make things. But disruptive technologies are transforming production environments, making smarter factories more

Speakers include: Colin Mitchell, Airbus UK Graham Dewhurst, Manufacturing Technologies Association Professor Hongbiao Dong, Royal Society; Leicester University Ray Gibbs, Haydale Graphene Industries

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June 2014

Silicon Sensing MEMS inertial sensors for serious engineering solutions Rarely can a single technology provide optimum solutions to the sensing requirements of all applications. We’re all familiar with MEMS accelerometers in portable electronic devices and many now incorporate tiny MEMS gyros to augment their orientation and navigation functionality. In-dash satnavs use MEMS gyros to aid GPS, thus extending availability. However, it’s less widely known that we’re increasingly depending on MEMS inertial sensors for performing more ‘serious’ functions, such as those increasingly being used in civil aircraft Attitude and Heading Reference Systems, or AHRS. Is it possible for a single MEMS gyro technology to satisfy both the car satnav and the aircraft AHRS, and everything in-between? The simple answer is no, and not for the foreseeable future. So in the meantime we have an array of

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Calibration

June 2014

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Conveniently Calibrate Plant Vacuum Gauges

June 2014 concerns is the possible cross-contamination of the standard access to many on-plant gauges. So it has become tradition for gauges to be removed regularly from the plant and shipped to an external calibration laboratory for re-calibration and, in many cases,

Why do vacuum gauges need to be calibrated? The largest uncertainty when using vacuum gauges on a process plant is knowing when the process has caused drift or shifts of calibration. Many processes handle vapours and, if any condensation or deposition happens, the chances are it will also happen in the vacuum gauge. Many such gauges - Pirani, cold cathose and ion gauges - use thermal or ionisation cross-section measurements to infer the level of vacuum being experienced and may be coated with by-products from the process. Even more rugged gauges such as capacitance manometers will will have mass and the gauge will weigh it, especially if it has a low range and therefore a very thin diaphragm.

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calibrations due to the amount of hardware needed to establish a suitable level of vacuum in a situation where a calibration standard gauge may be compared. Not the least of

With the development of Chell's on-site UKAS calibration service, they have developed CalCube both as a portable vacuum customers who would prefer their own facility, a convenient, tried and tested system. covers the design and use of vacuum calibration systems and incorporates an ISO/Dis stainless steel calibration chamber with geometry optimised to ensure that all gauges connected see the same level of vacuum so that comparisons may be made.

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handles to aid safe removal from a vehicle or lifting up steps, etc. A removable side panel is foam lined with cut-outs to hold all the common mating vacuum connector systems - of course, applications. Choice of vacuum Transfer Standards will be an important decision, which is aided by Chell's years of experience. These standards, scheduled UKAS calibration. Chell's in-house vacuum standards consist of three high-accuracy capacitance manometers having 20 years of continuous calibration history at national Standard level and these are monitored on a daily basis by a Spinning Rotor at National Standard level. At the atmospheric pressure end of the scale, the vacuum straight line generated by the capacitance manometers is calibrated against our 32� Schwien MercoMaster manometer giving us the lowest uncertainties in that pressure regime. Chell's customers thus enjoy the accumulated vacuum calibration skills of over 40 years and, requirements, Chell has the skills to customise CalCube to suit.

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Calibration

June 2014

Built-in Data Logging Capability Now Added to the Additel 681 Series Digital Pressure Gauges Additel has added a data logging option to all of the gauges in the 681 Digital Pressure Gauge Series. This optional feature allows for up to 21,843 records to be stored internally in the 681. Each record includes date, time, pressure, and temperature. Data logging can easily be set up through the front panel of the 681 and allows for userselectable record rates from 1 to 99,999 seconds. The Additel 681 Series Digital Pressure Gauges cover from Âą1 inH2O (Âą2.5 mbar) to 36,000 psi (2,500 bar). The 681 Series can be pressure types. Panel mount and intrinsically safe

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About Additel Additel Corporation is one of the leading worldwide providers of process calibration tools. Additel Corporation is dedicated to the design and manufacture of high-quality handheld test tools and portable calibrators for process industries in precision pressure calibration and test instrumentation. With more than 14 years in the industry, Additel has successfully developed Portable Automated Pressure Calibrators, handheld Digital Pressure Calibrators, Documenting Process Calibrators, Multifunction Process Calibrators, Digital Pressure Gauges, and various Calibration and Test Pumps.

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Calibration

June 2014

Murrelektronik Ltd

The UK arm of one of the world’s leading suppliers to the engineering industry: Murrelektronik GmbH. Founded in Oppenweiler, Germany in 1975, Murrelektronik is one of the leading worldwide manufacturers of advanced complete electrical equipment for machine and system installations for all

Based in Manchester, Murrelektronik Ltd has a dedicated team ensuring our customers benefit from the best possible service and with Regional Sales Managers operating across the UK, it is easy to arrange an on-site consultation.

and our specialized knowledge with our innovative system technology and proven Murrelektronik products to create a customized solution.

By combining German-made quality with an exceptional Technical Support Team and Industry Experts in sectors including Food & Beverage, Packaging and Automotive, Murrelektronik provides customers practical field-tested products, unrivalled service, expert advice and cross-industry knowledge

From Control Cabinets … In the field of power supplies, Murrelektronik offers complete system solutions from a single source. Our product portfolio includes a complete range of products, from simple transformers through to battery-backed, redundant, intelligent power distribution systems. Emparro is a highly innovative power supply unit with maximum efficiency and minimum power loss. The combination of the Power Boost function with a power limiter output allows large loads to be started easily. The wide input voltage range makes Emparro a global player.

Everything from a single source

In the top field of intelligent power distribution, MICO provides load circuits with effective protection preventing the risk of fire. This intelligent component saves space, reduces switch-on peaks, saves operating states and stops overcurrents quickly and safely.

Murrelektronik supply everything for machine and plant installations – consistently and from a single source. By offering such a wide range of industrial automation products, Murrelektronik customers can opt to purchase the simplest of components or benefit from a complete system solution. Murrelektronik offer a bespoke approach combining your experience

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Murrelektronik offers customers a unique pool of components. Over 40,000 products are tested in our in-house test centre, loaded with patents, innovations and really clever ideas.

Suppressor modules from Murrelektronik ensure machine availability. The benefits of suppressor technology are enormous and far outweigh the measures linked with its deployment - prevent malfunctions or faults and save considerable costs. For expert system solutions, real cost savings, large material availability and short delivery times call Murrelektronik on 0161 728 3133 email sales@murrelektronik.co.uk


INTELLIGENT POWER CONTROL – MICO Safeguarding machine up-time The power supply is the heart of every control cabinet. Advanced power supply systems have to be protected in a consistent and targeted manner

MICO monitors currents: Select a maximum individual current value for each channel and MICO will monitor this value. When the value is within the appropriate range the LED will be solid green. MICO indicates when current is approaching the maximum load: When 90% of the selected current load is reached the LED will flash green.

MICO detects overload: In case of short circuits, or if the load current exceeds the selected value, MICO switches off the affected channel and the LED will flash red.

MICO provides flexibility: Every channel can be manually switched on or off by pressing the button. When this happens the LED will be red.

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Pioneering

June 2014

Cleaning Innovations with added KIK

Kärcher’s impressive cleaning solutions include ground-breaking ride on sweepers and scrubber driers ideal for factory and industrial applications. Boasting a host of innovations – four of them patent protected – and typical Kärcher attention to detail, the KM

Tact system (a technology transfer from its vacuum cleaner range) automatically

anywhere BR 35/12 C scrubber drier which introduces an entirely new steering

circle of under 2m. There are two models in the range; the 105/100 has two portable 50 litre waste containers, and the 105/110

B 150 ride on scrubber drier.

the machine’s brush head, providing outstanding manoeuvrability and

waste container of 110 litres. Both models feature a number of practical innovations never before seen on a sweeper.

from the industrial, logistics, contract cleaning and public service sectors

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Industry News

June 2014

Mclennan - your partner for motion control motion and mechatronics brushless DC motors brushed DC motors ac & dc servo motors synchronous motors

From its Hampshire based production and design facility Mclennan manufactures, supplies and distributes a complete range of motion control equipment from component level motors, drives and controls to complete integrated mechatronics assemblies with customised mechanics, special electrical interfacing and tailored motion software. The combination of distribution and in-house production & assembly allows the ISO9001-2008 registered motion specialist to provide systems and cost - for small or large volume applications

stepper motors spur gearboxes planetary gearboxes rotary encoders

Mclennan’s motor products, typically in the power range from 100 to 750 W, include dc brushed, dc brushless, AC & DC servo motors, synchronous motors and wide range of stepper motors.

linear encoders stepper and servo drives motion controls custom engineered motion and mechatronic systems

Complementary products include stepper and servo drives, rotary and linear encoders, spur and planetary gearheads as well as a full range of motion controllers. Farnborough and Paris, France -supporting the UK, French and wider European markets. The company represents several global motion control product and system manufacturers including Applied Motion Products Inc. Leine & Linde, Portescap, Allied Motion, Ametek and Tamagawa.

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June 2014

Maple

helps engineers design propulsion systems for some of the world’s biggest ships

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hips keep the global economy moving. Whether they are ultra large crude carriers transporting oil from the Middle East, container vessels transferring manufactured goods from Asia or car carriers shifting vehicles from factories in Europe, the global maritime industry moves around 32 trillion tonne-miles of cargo every year, four times more than it did at the end of the 1960s. To deliver this dramatic increase in cargo, the industry has had to change drastically over the past few decades. Vessels have become larger and more efficient as shipping companies work strenuously to keep costs down in the face of rising and ever more volatile fuel costs. For marine engineers, that means constant pressure to refine the performance and reliability of vessels and their systems. Nowhere is that pressure felt more acutely than in the most fundamental component of any modern powered vessel: its propellers. MAN Diesel & Turbo, headquartered in Germany, is at the forefront of the quest for improved performance in marine propulsion systems. MAN designs and builds marine propulsion systems from 4 to 40MW in size, with controllable pitch propellers (CPP) of up to 11m in diameter and even larger for fixed pitch propellers. The world-leading technical computing software, Maple, from Maplesoft is playing an important role in keeping the propellers efficient and dependable, thus keeping costs down. In cooperation with Rudolf Diesel, considered the father of the diesel engine, MAN produced the first diesel engine in 1897. The company has been manufacturing propellers for ships since 1902 and has designed, manufactured and supported more than 7,000 propeller plants.

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Modern controllable pitch propellers, like the MAN Alpha CPP range, improve the efficiency and manoeuvrability of marine vessels. In propellers of this design, the angle of the blades is controllable, always providing the optimal match between the speed of the engine and the ship, thereby maximizing propulsive efficiency and permitting precise control of the vessel’s speed. This is important when manoeuvring into a port, for example. The blades can even be set to provide reverse thrust, which eliminates the need to install a separate reversing gear or use a reversible engine. Mads Hvoldal is a mechanical engineer at the MAN Diesel & Turbo Propulsion Competence Centre division in Frederikshavn, Denmark. He works for the team that designs the mechanical and hydraulic control systems used to vary propeller pitch. “We produce a range of standard designs but it is the nature of the industry that many propulsion systems are engineered for specific vessels,” he explains. During peaks in demand for new vessels, development of hundreds of different designs per year is common. They need a software system that is robust and flexible. “We start with the basic specifications, the available hydraulic oil pressure, the size of the propeller itself and the rate at which we need the blades to change pitch,” says Hvoldal. “We use those parameters to calculate the required sizes of components, both for standard parts like bolts and flanges and for the engineered components used in the system. We then pass those dimensions to our Pro/Engineer 3D modelling system for detailed design.” The part sizing calculations are complex, taking into account the characteristics of the hydraulic control system and the properties

of the materials used to make the final parts. They are also critical: transmissions need to perform well and operate reliably over long service lives in tough marine conditions. Shipping is also an intensively cost-competitive business, so over-sizing or over-engineering parts is not an option. After careful consideration, they chose Maple to help them in this complex design process. They chose Maple for its speed and accuracy. “We started using Maple for our design calculations, replacing another mathematical software package,” explains Hvoldal. “The other system required us to transpose all the relevant equations from their original format into its own language before we ran the calculations. It was a time consuming process to write the translations by hand and then to check them.” “I had quite a lot of experience using Maple in hydraulic systems design in a previous role,” he explains. “So I could see its potential benefits in our current work.” The critical advantage of Maple, he notes, is that the engineers can put the design equations in their original form right into the system. “That makes Maple faster to use, with reduced need to check and debug the code.” MAN Diesel & Turbo, Propulsion Competence Center, Frederikshavn, has been using Maple for around six months and the power, speed and efficiency of the system has convinced its engineers that there is potential to expand their use considerably in the future. “So far, Maple has replaced our previous system for design calculations,” concludes Hvoldal, “But we are now exploring the feasibility of building standard models to simplify and automate the process further, and of automating the links between our initial calculations and the detailed part models in the 3D CAD system.”


Editors Choice

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ESI Technology Ltd

Sensor House, Wrexham Technology Park, Wrexham, LL13 7YP, UK T: +44 1978 262255 F: +44 1978 262233 E: info@esi-tec.com W: www.esi-tec.com

Hydrostatic Level Measurement There are many types of level measurement technology. For hydrographic surveys, water table and borehole measurement, hydrostatic pressure measurement is one of the most reliable. Hydrostatic pressure is described as being the pressure exerted by a fluid at equilibrium to a given point within the fluid, due to the force of gravity. A liquid column above the pressure sensor creates hydrostatic pressure, which is a direct indicator of the liquid level. In Europe the standard unit of measurement is metres of water gauge (mWG), also referred to as metres of water column (mWC), or metres

of H2O (mH2O). ESI Technology design and manufacture a range of pressure transmitters for hydrostatic level applications. They are available in a range of diameters and can be calibrated to any unit of measurement. It is also necessary to use a special vented cable so that barometric pressure does not affect the true hydrostatic pressure measurement. Also, a desiccant housing at surface level is required to prevent moisture ingress over time. Stilling tubes and weighted nose cones are also available.

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ESI Technology can quote for individual sensors or complete systems to include cable, housing, display and other accessories.

Why the needRealtime for Cooling? Energy In todays electronic market place, the temperature that your electronics are maintained is crucial to their life expectancy. Research has shown that for every 10oC rise above normal room temperature, the life expectancy of your electronic components is reduced by half. This is why C-Net Industrial Solutions (C-net IS) offer you affordable climate control products to reduce production downtime and keep industry cool.

Heat is the silent killer of electronics.

C-Net can offer full turnkey solutions inclusive of the list below; Design, Supply, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance. C-Net Industrial Solutions is a company focused on providing the best electronic climate control solutions and products in the market. C-Net IS offer a wide range of cooling products for every application, from a few hundred watts of heat,

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right up to several thousand. But which one is best Building Displays for you? The Complete Energy Monitoring There are two main methods of cooling, closedSolution Elcomponent... loop and open-loop.from To understand which suites your application please get in touch. In the MeterRing RT presents organisation’s following pages a detailedyour explanation of both is given energy and carbon performance, and renewables contribution in a high quality McLean display designed to both captivate and We inform stock and supply the brand of through the McLean use of hi-resolution products, a name who’s reputation forgraphics. the best internet-based thermal management solutions is unrivalled. McLean have been in the electronics cooling industry for over 40 years and are true experts in their field. Based in Champlin, Minnesota,

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Robotics

June 2014

Toshiba Machine makes robotic automation a family affair Nigel Smith, Managing Director of TM Robotics (Europe) Ltd, the exclusive distributor of Toshiba Machine 6-axis, Scara and Cartesian robots, explains that the company’s offer makes integration easy thanks to a family approach to its ranges. Each Toshiba Machine robot model comes with a variety of arm lengths and capacities to make installation and programming easier for both integrators and end users. For example, if two or more Scara robots are chosen for a machine, but requiring different reach or load capacity, they can be selected from the Toshiba Machine range knowing they will be identical to install, program and integrate into overall control systems. Six axis robots are fast, light, but very rigid Toshiba Machine’s TV800 and a new lightweight TVL500 6-axis robots offer fast cycle times thanks to a low mass design, yet the machine also exhibits excellent rigidity and durability. The robots are also exceptionally easy to programme. The robots have arm length of 800mm or 500mm respectively, with maximum cycle times of 0.4 to 0.5 seconds, repeatability of ±0.02mm and a payload of up to 5kg. New SCARA robots are lighter, cheaper and save energy too Toshiba Machine THL models provide affordable, flexible automation. They have low mass and low inertia but are rigid. As a result, smaller servo motors and a simplified gearbox have been used. The THL range is 50% lighter than other Toshiba Machine models and consumes 50% less electricity. Performance is equal to other models and the robots feature easier maintenance. Toshiba Machine’s THP range delivers speed and resilience. The Toshiba Machine THP range is fitted with large servo motors that will not overheat whatever the duty cycle. The robots meet continuous duty requirements through new design. The ballscrew spline, for example, has been reduced in size substantially reducing inertia. There is a new reduction gear on the machine’s first axis, which increases torque and aids rigidity. The robot is fitted with a 1.5kW servo motor on the first axis that refuses to overheat and delivers exceptional speed. Cartesian range enables easy design of complex systems Toshiba Machine’s Cartesian robot range uses a modular design through actuators that enable single or multiple axis configurations to be built from similar components – over 500 configurations. Each axis can handle up to 150kg and features AC servomotors, precision ground ball screws and high rigidity linear guides. Included in the range are belt driven axes in a variety of sizes. These actuators can handle up to 40kg at up to 2000mm/sec. Motors can be up to 200W and speed is relative to payload. Stroke can be up to a maximum of 2500mm on the largest model. Repeatability across the range is ±0.05mm. 50|


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easy to integrate robot systems Toshiba Machine’s SCARA, 6-axis and Cartesian Robots integrate seamlessly in your applications to deliver the fastest, most cost effective, automation solutions.

Visit www.tmrobotics.co.uk for details of the latest low mass, energy saving SCARA range and the brand new TVL500 6-axis robot.

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Robotics

June 2014

KUKA Palletizing Robots have enabled dramatically increased production levels at one of Britain’s oldest Cheesemakers. AJ and RG Barber is a farmhouse cheese producer based in Somerset in the UK. The Barber family have been farmers and cheese producers in the area since the 1800s and now produce a specialist range of cheeses including West Country Farmhouse Cheddar, Red Leicester and Double Gloucester. The issue Within the Manufacturing Plant at Maryland Farm, the cheeses are packed into boxes and loaded onto pallets, before being moved to the stores where they are matured for anything from 3 months to 3 years. Production had been restricted to 35 tonnes per day due to the physical limitations imposed by manual handling of the boxes. Barber’s were looking for a way to increase capacity without incurring any health and safety issues or losing staff as Julian Ing, Barber’s Head of Engineering explains: We had quite a task ahead of us as there were several physical factors working against us: firstly, the location for the cell offers a very small footprint. Add to that the challenges of a low sloping roof and a busy fork-lift truck access area and we knew we had our work cut out. At the same time, Barber’s is a major employer in the local area, and it was very important that no jobs were lost as a result of introducing robots into the plant. This wasn’t about streamlining the workforce. The KUKA name is synonymous with robots, so we were confident that with KUKA we would be able to concentrate on robots and not let extraneous ideas interfere with the central aim of the project. The first system was installed by Gudel before SCM were KUKA partners In addition, SCM Material Handling Ltd , a KUKA System Partner was also conveniently local so it made sense to approach them for the second robot cell. Two KUKA KR100-2 PA models are being used at Barber’s Maryland Farm in Somerset in separate areas of the plant. The installation of the first robot in 2010 enabled the plant to go from producing 35 to 65 Tonnes per day, an increase of 93%. Julian Ing, Barber’s Head of Engineering, said at the time, “It is a real success story, and everyone is very pleased with the way the system is running. We spent quite a lot of time on developing the right solution given the physical limitation of the space. As well as helping to address health and safety concerns by reducing the amount of manual handling, the switch to automation has also achieved a more efficient strapping process, an important part of the operation that had previously been problematic.” A second KUKA KR100-2 PA robot has now been installed in the Packaging Plant with the cooperation of local KUKA’s System Partners SCM Material Handling Ltd. In this area, the matured cheeses are de-stacked and fed into the cutting and packing lines. There are extra cleanliness regulations here compared with the box packing line, and the introduction of a robot reduces the risk of contamination. Similar benefits have been seen in potentially increased production levels. Mr. Ing says, “We have installed the second cell with no problems. Barber’s is a major employer in the local area, and it is important to our Company that no jobs have been lost as a result of introducing robots into this plant. We have been able to redeploy all the workers formerly employed in physical tasks to more rewarding jobs so there are winners all round.”


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