LinkedIn Insights - February 2021

Clavis | 26-Feb-21

Industry 4.0 at its finest! A great way of using technology to save time and money adjusting designs before series production.

Do you think AR will be the future of prototyping?

#industry40

Clavis | 26-Feb-21

Have you seen our wireless unit mounting plate?

They use an electromechanical hammer that forces the belt to oscillate.

The vibration of a belt is directly related to its tension — the higher the tension, the higher the vibration frequency.

See one in action, on a motorcycle engine, here!

Unit Mounting Plate

#measureupyourbelt

Clavis | 25-Feb-21

In a world where data is king, are you making the most of yours?

Our Data Acquisition Software (DAS) captures the handbrake setting data generated by Clavis equipment, and displays it in real-time.

So, you can generate reports, display historical data, and investigate issues as they arise — with full traceability and transparency.

Proper #industry, in other words!

https://bit.ly/36b9hym

Clavis | 25-Feb-21

According to this article by the Farmers Guardian, we may see hydrogen powered off-road equipment in just over a decade!

With the pressure on for all industries to become more sustainable, farm machinery won’t be left behind.

Ensuring drive belts are perfectly tensioned and aligned is one simple change to improve energy efficiency.

#belttension #hydrogen #sustainableagriculture

Mark Errington | 25-Feb-21

Why is belt tension so important? Whether you’re fitting a belt in the engine of a car or a combine, the benefits remain the same:

🐎 Greater horsepower

⛽ Better fuel economy

⏰ Longer operating time

💰 Smaller running costs

🌍 Lower carbon emissions

If you’d like to talk about our wide range of belt tension measurement or setting equipment, get in touch at admin@clavis.co.uk

#MeasureUpYourBelt #belttension

Mark Errington | 24-Feb-21

A really interesting article from the World Economic Forum. Industry 4.0 technologies aren’t just shaping the future of manufacturing, but agriculture too!

Whether you’re trying to increase the productivity of strawberry plants or farm machinery, data is a powerful tool.

#agriculture #AI #blockchain #Industry40

Andrew Punton | 23-Feb-21

So, what exactly does our Gusto POPP clamp release tool do? 

POPP clamps are the industry standard for automotive manufacturers, offering a reliable, leak-proof connection between a hose and a fitting. 

Our Gusto POPP clamp release tool closes POPP clamps, registering each time a clamp has been closed correctly and sending that data to be used for quality management. 

To learn more, email me at admin@clavis.co.uk.  

#giveitsomegusto #engineerinsolutions #automotiveindustry

Clavis | 19-Feb-21

Some interesting comments on the uptake of #EVs here!

Fast charging batteries are definitely one way to overcome customer “range anxiety” — after all, who wants to be stranded part way through a long journey, waiting for your battery to charge?

As well as batteries, belt tension plays an important role in keeping cars, electric or otherwise, running efficiently. 

Learn more: https://lnkd.in/deWPjZB

Andrew Punton | 18-Feb-21

I’m pretty excited about these too! Which model would you choose?

No matter which make of #electricmotorcycle model you use, perfectly adjusted belt tension is the key to a smooth, breakdown free, ride.

Mark Errington | 18-Feb-21

When choosing a belt meter, there’s a lot to consider.

Three things to get you started are:

⚙ Belt width, shape, and thickness

⚙ The desired unit of measurement

⚙ Your production environment

Whatever your answers, something from our wide range of Clavis belt tension measurement equipment will get the job done, reliably and accurately.

For more guidance, message me at admin@clavis.co.uk. Or, why not use our online belt measurement help tool? https://bit.ly/3oiAoNS

#MeasureUpYourBelt #belttension

Clavis | 17-Feb-21

Small yet essential, POPP clamps are used all over vehicles.

Drivers should never know they’re there. But, for that to happen, POPP clamps need to be effectively sealed.

Our patented Gusto POPP Clamp not only gives you piece of mind, it can check if a POPP clamp is closed within just 0.3 of a second. #giveitsomegusto

Perfect for production lines where every moment counts!

https://bit.ly/3of0fGI

#poppclampdetection #engineeringsolutions

Clavis | 16-Feb-21

Five tonne vans are on the rise! Often, their park brake systems use a multiplier bracket to magnify the force applied to the brake.

That’s why Clavis’s 5T Multiplier Tool ensures these systems are set correctly — so your van stays where you left it!

See more: https://bit.ly/3aaLAHy

#brakesetting
#engineeringsolutions #automotive

Mark Errington | 16-Feb-21

Around the world, home #HVAC systems are being tested as people spend more time at home than ever before.

This article is a timely reminder on the importance of predictive maintenance for your HVAC system.

To make sure your HVAC is working at its best, don’t forget to check its belt tension!

#belttension

Andrew Punton | 12-Feb-21

Whatever your workday looks like, nothing beats a brew. 

In tough times, I believe it’s team spirit that gets us through.

 There are 16 of us at Clavis and our new branded mugs are a reminder that we’re all on the same team – no matter how many sugars we take. 

Find out more about us, and meet the team: https://bit.ly/39cP6Sq 

#MeasureUpYourBelt #belttension

Clavis | 12-Feb-21

Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) systems rely on perfectly tensioned belts. But, they also present some unique challenges for belt measurement!

To counter the obstacle of hard-to-reach belts, we offer over 50 different sensor head designs.

Or, even better, we can design one especially for your application.

Get in touch with us today to discuss your design requirements. admin@clavis.co.uk

Andrew Punton | 11-Feb-21

With developments in battery technology, electric cars will soon be cheaper then internal combustion ones! 🙌

A great step towards the sustainability of the automotive industry. 

Clavis | 11-Feb-21

Our acoustic sensor heads detect the frequency of vibration in a belt using sound.

Sounds simple, right? Not when you consider how tiny this acoustic signal is. Or, that our sensor heads are used in busy, noisy industrial environments.

All our sensors use patented techniques for accurate, precise belt tension readings — whatever’s going on in the background.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/3pizm62

#measureupyourbelt #belttension

Clavis | 10-Feb-21

Data is transforming the shipping industry, from shipbuilding all the way to logistics.

Our belt tension equipment is designed for connectivity and traceability. For OEMs who want data-backed quality control for their marine engine belts, we’re the obvious choice.

Message us at admin@clavis.co.uk to find out more.

Mark Errington | 10-Feb-21

When 3D printing, accuracy is crucial as any incorrect movements will be obvious in the final printed part.

For controlled and accurate movements, your printer belt must have the correct tension.

That’s why our FourierBMS is a flexible measurement system designed with real-time data connectivity in mind.

For more info, go to https://bit.ly/36hOXep

#bangonbelttension #3Dprinting

Clavis | 9-Feb-21

It’s all about striking a balance.

Too little belt tension results in slippage, excess heat, and premature wear.

Too much leads to excessive stress on belts, bearings, and shafts.

So, how can you make sure you get #BangonBeltTension?

Learn more in our video:

Clavis | 5-Feb-21

Fun fact! 1,854 kg of aluminium is about the same weight as an adult black rhinoceros.

Some of that aluminium became the bodies of our Type 14 ruggedised belt meter.

The Type 14 is perfect for difficult production conditions, thanks to its tough casing, and it’s a great choice for most automotive applications.

Learn more: https://bit.ly/39e4A8O

#measureupyourbelt

Andrew Punton | 4-Feb-21

For manufacturers who want to improve efficiency and productivity – which, let’s face it, is all of them – data is key.

All of Clavis’ equipment is designed with connectivity in mind, whether you’re closing POPP clamps with our Gusto tool, or measuring belt tension with our Type 7 belt meter. 

To learn more, drop me a message or email admin@clavis.co.uk

#industry40 #giveitsomegusto

Clavis | 4-Feb-21

Now it’s super simple for you to find the best solution for you brake setting and belt tension needs.

Visit the all-new clavis.co.uk for new, in-depth product datasheets and more.

Plus there’s more exciting content to come! Watch this space.

Andrew Punton | 3-Feb-21

“The horse is here to stay but the automobile is a novelty – a fad,” said the president of Michigan Savings Bank in 1903.  

We can laugh at this now, but in my latest blog I explain how electric power assisted steering (EPAS) escaped a similar fate – and why effective belt measurement is vital the today and tomorrow’s steering systems.  

#powersteering #automotiveengineering #manufacturing 

Andrew Punton | 3-Feb-21

Want to error proof your hose clamp installation?  

Clavis has developed an advanced tool used by automotive manufacturers worldwide as a poke-yoke solution to effectively “error-proof” hose installation. 

Used for Mubea POPP Clamps and Piolax Spring Band Clamps. 

Some of the benefits: –  

⭐ Reduces the reliance on the operator to ensure that clamps are fixed/installed correctly.

⭐ Significantly reduce the risk of open clamps being missed on hoses during production.

⭐ The tool is clamp-size independent – it can be used across multiple engine/hose stations.

We offer a free trial to experience the Gusto in action and see the benefits and added value the tool offers first-hand. We integrate the Gusto with your systems and run the trial live on site, we guarantee you will see significant improvements. 

To see how we can error proof your processes, drop me an email: andrew.punton@clavis.co.uk

More information can be found on our website: https://lnkd.in/eskht2G

#mubea #springbandclamps #piolax #clamps #automotive

Andrew Punton | 3-Feb-21

As charging infrastructure is one of the biggest barriers to #EV adoption, I’m excited about this announcement from Shell.

Just more proof that electric vehicles are the future of the automotive industry! What do you think?

Clavis | 3-Feb-21

Want to error proof your hose clamp installation?

Clavis has developed an advanced tool used by automotive manufacturers worldwide as a poke-yoke solution to effectively “error-proof” hose installation.

Used for Mubea POPP Clamps and Piolax Spring Band Clamps.

Some of the benefits: –

⭐ Reduces the reliance on the operator to ensure that clamps are fixed/installed correctly.


⭐ Significantly reduce the risk of open clamps being missed on hoses during production.


⭐ The tool is clamp-size independent – it can be used across multiple engine/hose stations.

We offer a free trial to experience the Gusto in action and see the benefits and added value the tool offers first-hand. We integrate the Gusto with your systems and run the trial live on site, we guarantee you will see significant improvements.

To see how we can error proof your processes, drop me an email: andrew.punton@clavis.co.uk.

More information can be found on our website: https://lnkd.in/eU9ENb3

#mubea #springbandclamps #piolax #clamps #automotive

Mark Errington | 3-Feb-21

A fascinating paper on how high-pressure heat treatment can resolve microdefects in additive manufactured components — extending their lifetime!

3-D printing revolution is already well underway, but if you haven’t seen it already, here’s the link to a blog I wrote on the topic: https://lnkd.in/dTsEFmk

Clavis | 2-Feb-21

Don’t be looking for a needle in a haystack. With Clavis’ new website, it’s easier than ever to find the products you need.

Source the right belt tension, hose clamp detection or brake setting gear for your requirements — all at the click of a mouse.

Visit clavis.co.uk

Clavis | 1-Feb-21

So, you want to use our FourierBMS system to achieve and maintain optimum belt tension?

The next thing to consider is your sensor head.

Sensor head design is based on belt width, weight, and type, as well as how easily it can be accessed.

Learn more below: –

Fourier Belt Measurement System

#bangonbelttension

Want to know more?