The need for physical security is increasing in many fields, including enclosures in public places where theft or vandalism could be an issue, or where unauthorised access could represent a major safety hazard or lead to significant downtime. Examples might include everything from enclosures protecting high value assets to panels housing public infrastructure controls.
Most companies want to increase their overseas sales, but deciding on a plan and knowing how and where to start can be daunting first steps. Here, Louise Helliwell at WDS Component Parts Ltd. explains how the Leeds-based manufacturer and supplier of engineering parts, machine accessories and workholding components upped its game in the international arenas.
Stopping moving parts in target positions and locking them into place is a common requirement for plant and machinery engineers. Their favoured method for doing this is often the index plunger, with the cam operated version being particularly popular. Engineering components manufacturer WDS Component Parts Ltd. offers a wide range of index plungers and is a leading authority on the technology.
Secure clamping of the workpiece is vital for almost any job, from jewellery making to car engine rebuilding. WDS Component Parts Ltd. offers the full and expanding range of Spencer Franklin Hydraclamps, perhaps the most versatile and innovative workholding solution available today.
An engineering company that is committed to making bikes and cycling cooler than ever has added a cutting edge work holding vice from WDS Component Parts Ltd. to its high tech manufacturing operation in Lincoln.
WDS Component Parts Ltd. has again expanded its range of index plungers, maintaining its commitment to offering a comprehensive range of engineering components on a one-stop, high accessibility basis.
The food processing and handling industry continues to transform as consumers seek greater convenience, different cuisines, food-on-the-go and new restaurant experiences. Behind the scenes engineers are creating equipment to help the industry meet new requirements and improve efficiency. John Marshall of WDS Component Parts Ltd. reviews current trends at the interface between engineering and the culinary world.
More and more UK companies are looking to improve productivity through automation, so an increasing number of production managers new to the concept are in need clear advice and support. Sarah Gray, WDS Component Parts Ltd. Sales and Marketing Manager, says the big picture includes far more than robot arms and PLCs.
WDS Component Parts Ltd. has introduced a range of stainless steel lift off hinges (or detachable hinges) for cleanroom environments where corrosion resistance is critical. The development of these new parts has been built on the company’s experience in the medical and healthcare sectors, and provides a range of hinges that is suited to the broadest spread of cleanroom applications.
Engineering components manufacturer WDS Component Parts Ltd. has extended its range of anti-vibration and rubber stop AV mounts by introducing stainless steel versions of most sizes and types. These are intended for use in applications where corrosion and/or hygiene are issues.
The levelling foot castors offered as part of the WDS Component Parts Ltd. range of castors and wheels for trolleys and mobile equipment are designed to allow vertical adjustment so that the supported equipment can be levelled. The range also includes light, medium and heavy-duty capacity models, so that virtually all requirements can be met from a single source.
Medical science and technology advances constantly. There is a whole industry of design and engineering specialists contributing to this fundamental pillar of modern society. WDS Component Parts Ltd. is a key contributor of standard parts and accessories to the medical equipment industry.
Engineering components and parts manufacturer, WDS Component Parts Ltd. has extended its range of gas struts with new stroke lengths and options. The company can provide standard gas struts by overnight delivery or work with customers to develop bespoke units that perfectly match their application needs.
WDS Component Parts Ltd. has extended its range of detent pins, including new type of grips so that customers can choose a style on aesthetic or ergonomic grounds.
Detent pins are a quick and easy way to locate and secure parts in place. In use they are manually pushed into place to hold the parts and lock themselves into position by way of a pair of spring loaded ball bearings at the leading end. However, the pin can be removed with a sharp tug.
Theatre is meant to transport its audience away from reality to a world of fantasy and wonder, so it is not surprising how few people realise that often a lot of engineering goes on behind the scenes. The engineers who build and maintain the stage sets need the support of suppliers with a very specific set of skills. Here Sarah Gray, Sales and Marketing Manager for WDS Component Parts Ltd., explains how standard mechanical parts are used to bring the magic of theatre to life.
Conveyors are usually fundamental to the efficiency of manufacturing, warehousing and logistics operations and often they are built to a bespoke design. Adrian Wells of WDS Component Parts Ltd, a leading manufacturer and supplier of engineering parts and machine accessories, looks at the most efficient ways to design and build conveyors that exactly meet specific user requirements.