Tata Steel Europe (whose former name was Corus) is the second largest steel producer in Europe. The parent company, Tata Steel is one of the top ten steel producers in the world. The total capacity of crude steel Group, which employs about 80,000 people on four continents, is over 28 million tons. Tata Steel Rail Division France has 508 people for a production of 456,000 tons of rails and sleepers in 2009. This division has over 150 years of experience in the rail. The products are designed for high-speed lines, conventional networks, heavily loaded routes, metro and urban tramways.
Duhamel DTI has designed a bench for testing the magnetic circuits of electrical contactors that uses the LJ-G Series 2D laser displacement sensor by Keyence. The resulting performance is extraordinary - a rate of 4,000 to 5,000 parts per hour with micron level accuracy.
Kollmorgen introduces the Kollmorgen Developer Network (KDN). Located at http://www.kollmorgen.com/kdn , KDN is an interactive knowledge base where Kollmorgen customers can learn from one another, receive expert advice from Kollmorgen application engineers and customer support staff, and delve into rich technical information with just a few clicks.
Michael Preinerstorfer, the recently appointed Managing Director of the European Industrial Business Unit (EIBU) at NSK, explains how he is aiming to extend further the company’s position of strength through superior added value for customers. In fact, NSK’s AIP added value programme, is already driving huge benefits and savings at customers worldwide, largely through a commitment to 100% in-house product development, extensive service provision and a pledge of total quality. Mr Preinerstorfer also emphasises on the relevance of next year’s centenary celebrations, and reveals that the company’s turnover target for 2016 is 7 billion euros.
Faced with high maintenance costs relating to bearings on a plate rolling mill, a major steel manufacturer has witnessed significant benefits following an application specific product replacement from NSK. Until recently, a daily maintenance routine was required on the rolling mill’s existing open roll bearings to ensure sufficient lubrication. However, analysis by NSK led to the proposal, and subsequent installation, of advanced Sealed-Clean bearings, which are designed specifically for use in heavily contaminated environments and offer 2.7 times longer life than conventional roll neck bearings.
Designed specifically to suit steel industry converters and continuous casting lines, optimised cylindrical roller bearings from NSK deliver benefits that include the use of up to 30% wider cylindrical rollers for accommodating greater loads. The bearings also provide longer replacement intervals, helping end users reduce downtime.
Morgan Advanced Materials, a leading provider of engineered solutions using advanced materials, will showcase its new TCA 125 Insulating Fire Brick on D58 in Hall 9 at the Thermprocess International Trade Fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, from 16-20 June 2015.
Possehl France SAS is a company that specializes in precision cutting and stamping. Thanks to its new TM-3000 optical micrometer from Keyence, it can now conduct very detailed inspections of every single part it produces.