From bomb disposal robots to belt measurement — A brief history of Clavis

Today, Clavis specialises in advanced belt tensioning measuring instruments, advanced handbrake setting equipment and a fully-traceable device that detects automotive clamps closures in 0.3 seconds. But, if you think that’s all we’ve done, think again. Here, I explain how bomb disposal robots, a fateful call from Ford Motor Company and roughly 36 fire engines brought Clavis …

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Clavis’s belt measurement systems can help farms properly embrace what many are calling “Agriculture 4.0”.

Making hay with proper belt tension

Industry 4.0 and automation are becoming essential to agriculture. But this equipment is increasingly expensive, with complex moving parts, electrics, hydraulics and sensors that make breakdowns highly expensive. And what’s the biggest cause of equipment breakdowns? Worn belts. In my latest blog, I explain why Clavis’s belt measurement systems can help farms properly embrace what many are …

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Go large!

We’ve talked frequently about tensioning smaller industrial belts, and choosing the right belt tension measuring instrument to reach the nooks and crannies in smaller systems — like electric vehicle engines or 3D printers. But what about large industrial belts? Here, I explain why proper belt tension is crucial for keeping larger machines running efficiently. Proper tensioning …

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What the Truck?

There’s growing demand for frozen goods — 2019 alone saw £6.3 billion pounds in frozen food sales in the UK — and refrigerated trucks are on the frontline. Here, I explain the vital role of belts in the refrigerated transport market and how lasers could be vital to improving how they perform. Belts and pulleys …

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Put The Brakes On

Manufacturers must ensure brakes are safe in new, heavier commercial vehicles Vehicle manufacturers, is your park brake setting up to standard? With the emergence of Ford’s new five tonne (5T) Transit van, automotive manufacturers must ensure park brakes can deal with heavier loads. Here, I explain the critical role of brake settings in these larger …

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