Fatigue-rated load cells with 2.0mV/V output

A new version of Futek pancake load cells now offers a 2.0mV/V output instead of the 1.0mV/V output

Pick-and-place unit is freely programmable

HP140 pick-and-place unit that is capable of 40m/s2 acceleration, 4m/s speed and a repeatability of better than 0.01mm

Pick and place unit for speed and efficiency

Suitable for machine builders to optimise machine design and at the same time provide customers with a fast and flexible solution

Vacuum conveyor has 9,000kg/hr capacities

Vtec system can handle powders, granules, tablets and any other sticky free or non-free flowing material

Ceiling-mounted robot suits packaging

A TH450T ceiling-mounted robot from Toshiba Machine said to be suitable for packaging and other pick-and-place applications (top)

Chains offer better grip for packaging

Tsubaki's latest 'gripper' design improves the performance of its chains in thermoforming packaging applications

Entry-level vertical form seal flow wrapper

Medium-speed machine offers significant cost benefits and has been specially designed for food and other industrial bagging applications

The 'world's largest industrial robot'

Fanuc Robotics is claiming that its M-2000iA heavy-duty robot is the world's largest and strongest industrial robot, with a vertical reach of 6.2m and a payload of 1200kg

Load cell communicates via USB

Futek is introducing an S beam load cell with the unusual feature of a USB connector for simple communication with a PC or other USB-compatible controller

Integrating a pump into a piping system with a high stiffness casing design

Pilot plant for butyl rubber synthesis was tested in Russia leading to a strong increase in temperature, high pressure and a corrosive fluid

Improving filter media performance to increase recovery efficiency

Recent field studies have shown that the best way to increase media filter performance is improve recovery efficiency

Get your slurry in a hurry with high shear mixer

Allet Krug Polman outlines how a high shear mixer is not only excellent in mixing and dispersing cohesive powder like pigment, toners and pharmaceuticals, but also can mix slurries very well

Mixing and flow come under the spotlight in powder processing

The need to better understand flow and mixing behaviour is driving advances in powder processing

Using real-time particle size analysis for design optimisation

Alberto Ferrari and David Pugh describe how on-line particle size measurement was used to optimise the development of an innovative milling circuit designed to deliver exceptional performance characteristics for an Italian granulates and powders manufacturer

Intelligent line shaft boost packaging machine throughput

Elau has taken a fresh look at electronic line shafting and created a new system that enables machine cycle rates to be improved by up to 30 per cent

Sanitary bulk bag filler brings fill head to operator

Features a pivot-down fill head that enables the operator to connect empty bags at floor level and resume filling operations rapidly

Cam-operated assembly system is a standard part

Weiss is introducing the Pick-O-Mat cam-operated assembly system that can form the basis of a complete automated assembly cell


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