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Materials Handling

Multihead weighing machine

Suitable for harsh environments, such as fresh produce factories or frozen food processors

High efficiency filters for speciality inks

Enable filtration of a 1000kg batch of UV curing ink in around 45 minutes

Avoiding cross contamination on conveyors

Rob Rogers looks at the considerations that factory managers should have in terms of hygiene and ease of washdown, as well as how maintenance engineers can ensure equipment is cleaned effectively


Threaded line vac conveyors

Make it easy to convert standard pipe into a powerful, high volume conveyor

Selecting the right material handling conveyor

Choosing a material handling conveyor for a manufacturer’s operations requires a look at the part and the manufacturing process and layout. Zach Arnold reports

Guiding industry

Jonathan Wilkins discusses how automated guided vehicles have advanced from simple materials handlers to intelligent autonomous robots

High angle conveyor

Transfers urea and amidas prills at a rate of 600t/h at a 40° angle

Robust electric heater tarp for large areas

Suitable for frost protection and for heat retention in pre-warmed materials

This hose or that hose?

Dixon stresses the importance of inspecting all hose assemblies prior to each use

Flexible transport connections

Cengiz Citlak explores how, as a multi-functional component, hoses play an essential role in machine and plant engineering

Batch process: keep on moving

Turning a batch process into a continuous one: why stop if you don’t have to?

Take the plunge

Jan Sprakel explains how plunger pumps with new drive technology enable high pressures to be produced efficiently

The bread and butter of the food industry

Andy Owen looks at the importance of efficient handling and logistics in the food and beverage industry.

Improving flow control in pneumatic conveying systems

Tony Brennan looks at the advantages of pneumatic conveying and how it can be maximised

Sanitary high lift box tipper with vibratory bin feeder

Handles corrosive materials and/or wash down between runs of contamination-sensitive food, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and chemical products

Brakes use an electromagnetic coil

Unlike the brakes fitted to road-going vehicles, forklift brakes tend to require spring applied operation

Making progress on reliable flow?

Much still remains to be done in education in this sector, to show people the value of this and other best practice methods for design

Lean, mean, tugging machines

Electric tug specialist extends range of motorised industrial tug

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