Experts have identified easily measurable powder properties that can be used to predict screw feeder performance for any given powder
Sensors can be used in applications such as level measurement or assembly and handling technology
Conveyor consists of numerous bellows modules that deform the surface creating a wave motion that transports the objects in a targeted manner
Steve Powell looks at parked-off conveyor brakes, and how they can improve safety during maintenance.
Festo’s WaveHandler modular conveyor with intelligent subsystems
Applications include manufacturing situations between machining stations and storage locations providing stock mobility
From over-heating pipe joints to metal processing, the ability to identify and solve problems quickly is crucial. Sean Ottewell reports
FT4 Powder Rheometer measures a range of bulk, shear and dynamic powder properties under conditions that reflect a diverse range of process environments
Strothmann Machines & Handling has won what it says is the largest single contract for press automation in the Chinese market to date
Sustainably sourced fibre reinforcements – ranging from banana fibres to wood flour – can boost the properties of plastics and reduce carbon footprint. Lou Reade reports
Fast and cost-effective particle characterisation leads to more consistent and less expensive manufacturing for the chemical industry. Eugene McCathy reports
For chemical companies to be able to store, move and use their raw materials effectively, an understanding of each material's particle characteristics is essential. Eugene McCarthy explains
As the quest for sustainability continues, researchers are finding ever more obscure starting materials from which to make plastics. Lou Reade reports.
Over the years resin has been used for many new purposes. To comply with these challenging taskspump producers have to find the right materials and ways to pump resin with different characteristics
The choice of lead-free alloys for soldering is dictated by international
directives that are aimed at the protection of the environment and require
in particular the elimination of lead. EU directive 2002/95/EC (Restriction
of Hazardous Substances Directive -RoHS) came into effect on July 1, 2006
prohibiting the intentional addition of lead to most consumer electronics
produced in the EU.