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IGS offers solution
UK based Calder Ltd, a manufacturer of high pressure pumping equipment, is using 316 stainless steel dampers supplied by Industrial
Gas Springs to control the doors of two large skids, housing the high pressure mono ethylene glycol pumps, destined for an offshore
gas platform situated off the west coast of Norway.
The customer had very specific requirements for the opening/closing of the two sets of double doors situated on both sides of each skid: a
maximum opening force of 13K and damped in the closing direction. The doors had to be able to open right back, flat to the sides of the
container, but ‘click’ into place at a 90° angle.
“This application demanded the use of 316 stainless dampers and only Industrial
Gas Springs was able to supply exactly what we needed,” explains Mark Wilks,
Calder’s project manager of the £3.4 million contract.” It is vitally important that the
doors are controlled so as not to be caught by the wind and only 316 will do in the
rugged environment of the North Sea.”
With each door measuring about 2m high x 1m wide x 120mm thick and
weighing around 200kg, a total of twenty gas springs are providing the precise
control required for their safe and efficient opening/closing operations.
“This in an interesting application for our gas springs and we are delighted to
provide Calder with this simple but effective solution,” comments IGS field sales
manager James Godbold.
Fast turn at the
Speeding up the
cutting hedge
process
Unifast's quick-acting fastener, Fast Turn, has been
chosen by award winning Shropshire agricultural
The latest addition to the Spirol range is the new PH Platen-Style model, a PH
machinery manufacturer McConnel for an
Platen heat insert driver.
application on its Power Arm range of hedge and
Spirol Industries says that the machine provides an accurate and consistent means
verge cutters.
of installing multiple inserts into a plastic moulded component. This is loaded into a
For over 75 years McConnel's machinery has been
fixture nest on a manual linear slide and the inserts are manually loaded into their
used worldwide in agriculture and by contractors and
corresponding bosses. The slide is pushed into position and the machine is activated.
local or national authorities to maintain safety on
highways and other areas where vegetation growth
The platen head advances, axially engaging as many as twelve heated tips into the
needs management.
inserts, and continues to advance until the inserts are hot melted to a preset depth.
This is a competitive market place and with
The platen then retracts, withdrawing the tips. The operator then pulls back the slide,
ease-of-service access being a major factor in
uploads the completed assembly and repeats the process.
customer choice, McConnel wanted a quick release
Easily interchangeable platens and elevation adjustments ensure easy changeover
fastening system that met that requirement and from part to part. Pneumatic flow controls
would stand up to heavy duty use. Unifast Fastening adjust insertion and retract stroke speeds.
System’s Fast Turn was selected by McConnel for a The entire insertion platen head can be
newly specified metal cover on its Power Arm that
easily raised and lowered to accommodate
shields a high capacity oil cooler and debris blower.
various host shapes and sizes.
Unifast says that its Fast Turn easily met the
The PH Platen machine will
client’s requirements with its simple installation, easy
accommodate all heat style inserts in
removability for regular servicing and quick and
different sizes from and internal threads.
secure re-attachment.
The maximum number of
“Fast Turn is a strong system, yet simple to use. It
consists of a hardened steel stud, a spring steel or
individual heated tips is
plastic retainer and a slip on receptacle that only
12. Machines to
needs to be clipped onto the opposing panel,
accommodate other
completing installation in seconds. The fastener,
insert sizes, elevations
which has strong anti-vibration qualities, only
and special tips can also
requires a quick half turn to operate. When undone be provided.
the stud stays attached to the released panel, so it The company’s range
will not be lost - a vital requirement when field also includes pin inserters
access is required.”
and pinning systems,
Fast Turn comes in various head styles, including
self-tapping insert
Wing and Phillips. McConnel opted for a slotted head,
drivers, vibratory
which can be opened with a coin if necessary, as the
feed systems and
best fit for its customer service requirements.
radial riveters.
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