| Power & Motion Technology | by Duff-Norton | Mar 15, 2017
Create a way to maintain proper roll belt tension to ensure the production quality of very fine paper products. As well as, design a steering system to ensure the paper is always centered on the roll during high-speed production.
A turnkey system incorporating a Servo Driven 5-ton Actuator assembly with an embedded load cell for belt tensioning and a Servo Driven 5-ton Actuator assembly steering package were used to center the paper product on the paper machine rollers. In addition four ½-ton jacks all mechanically linked and driven by a hand-wheel were supplied for leveling the system. The key to successful implementation was the ability to make rapid adjustments in both tensioning and steering to ensure high quality fine paper is achieved.
Meeting the demand for a variety of bottle sizes to fit the vast array of packaged soft drinks and bottled waters can pose an extreme challenge on bottlers to quickly change from one package size to another. This forced them to find way to enhance beverage production flexibility by modifying the feeder system. A set of 4-ton M2555 Screw Jack actuators provided the mechanism needed to allow the operator to adjust for different bottle heights.
Naval Surface Warfare Center
From the muzzle-loading cannons of the USS Constitution to the Advanced Gun System on the U.S. Navy-built Zumwalt-class destroyers, naval warfare has always relied on explosives to fire projectiles at the enemy. A proof-of-concept railgun, elevated by two Duff-Norton Mechanical Actuators, can accelerate a projectile up to Mach 6 and fire it more than 100 nautical miles.