The VIN identification number is listed on the body of a car which helps to ensure traceability of a vehicle throughout the manufacturing process, but also after it leaves the factory, right to the end of the life of the vehicle. VIN Marking is also being used extensively in heavy plant and for trailer traceability.
Three years ago, inventor of the quarter-turn quick access fastener, Dzus Fasteners, took quarter-turn fasteners to a new and unrivalled level with the development of the D8. Incorporating advanced and unique manufacturing technology using a rolled cam form process exclusive to parent company Southco, this quick access fastener has seen sales increase by 28% overall, including 60% growth in the US in the past year alone.
The Southco® AC-30 and AC-40 actuators are the first actuators from Southco suitable for entry door solutions and harsh environments. Constructed of corrosion-resistant materials, the actuators are designed for applications in the off-highway, marine and transportation industries.
Interactive self-service solutions technology signifies a major trend in customer service. Businesses are under intense pressure to reduce costs, while also supporting revenue generating activities, improving their customer service and providing operational efficiencies. Delivering these requirements and meeting the changing needs of customers can be achieved simply through one neat kiosk solution.
Tata Steel Rail France takes great care in inspecting the straightness of the ends of its rails so that its customers receive the straightest possible rails. As a result, it has recently retrofitted its end straightness inspection systems with Keyence's newest generation of CCD laser displacement sensors, the LK Series.
Just as with road traffic, planning, movement and tempo are also decisive when manufacturing cars. Volvo Cars is using Beijer Electronics' HMI solution iX to optimize the flow and thus rationalize its bodywork factory. The intuitive iX system is being used not only by operators and other production staff, but also in administration.
The Latest Keyence Machine Vision System is without doubt the most complete vision system on the market. Already at top performance levels for speed, resolution, stability and the range of software tools, the XG-7000 Series can now also be programmed in a PC environment. The Controller houses a powerful image processing platform dedicated to avoiding problems of overloading and maintainability commonly found with conventional PC System. This vision system combines flexibility, stability, and performance with simplicity. Thus, it can be used by all, for all applications.
The control devices in the Steute Ex RF BF 80 series, that have been designed for use in explosive zones, are now also wireless and self-sufficient. They will be shown at the SPS/ IPC/ DRIVES exhibition 2011