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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



Reliable sludge removal for water jet cutting

A compelling case study that showcases how a robust rotary lobe pump can even pump highly abrasive residual water without any damage



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



Agitated screw feeder for chemicals manufacturer

Stainless steel unit has a large capacity hopper with multi-bladed agitator to provide gentle agitation



Hydraulic direct drives

In the continuous operations of the mining and materials handling industry, availability and uptime are of prime importance. This is especially true for conveyors, which are often the only means of transporting materials on site



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



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



Controlling wastewater treatment

Michael Dooley reports on the best approach to managing the activated sludge process that’s used in water treatment plants that’s used in water treatment plants



New oils deliver highest flash point

Fluids create a minimum of carbon deposits and varnishes, so permitting long-lasting system cleanliness and efficiency



Hygienic, efficient pumping

Pump reduces sound pressure levels by 80% when compared to pumps using traditional technologies for CIP/entrained air applications



New inline particle sizer

Allows self-monitoring, self- diagnostics and self-cleaning technology, to ensure maximum uptime and 24/7 real-time analysis



Latest automated analyser launched

Mobile, fully automated, computer controlled sampling system enables measurements across the size range 1nm to 1,000nm



Pumps: on standby

James Boyle reveals why a duty of care for pumps is an essential requirement to avoid downtime



New pump for food and beverage sector

Designed for clean pumping for all food and beverage industry applications jij



Sanitary drum tipper with roller conveyor

Tipper is pneumatically powered and certified for use in areas with hazardous conditions



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