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Heat Treatment Robot

This huge 4 axis gantry robot used to move precision metal components through a heat treatment hardening process. The robot spans an area of over 10 by 30 metres and services two heat treatment Furness’s, multiple process and cooling tanks. This video was taken during commissioning trials being undertaken in Sweden.Watch the video to see it in action!The liquid is actually molten salt with a temperature of over 800 degrees Celsius, Read More

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Aerospace process machine wiring is underway

The CCS Installation team are currently wiring up three large machines to be used for chemical etching and inspection. These machines will be used in the manufacture of Aircraft parts in a new, advanced manufacturing facility in northern England. The main control system will be Siemens S7 300 based with Simotion motion control and ASI networks for the I/O systems. These plant control systems will be fully integrated with the plants MES system Read More

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6 Axis CNC Polishing Machine

The 6 axis CNC control system is based around a Siemens 840D CNC controller and 611D AC servo drives. This specialist machine carries out the complete polishing process of commercial aircraft aluminium skin panels which was originally carried out manually. Watch the video to see it in action!The quality of the process is strictly controlled by positional accuracy achieved by 5 axis interpolation and consistency of the pressure applied by the Read More