Peristaltic pumps solve difficult pumping problems

Many pumps struggle to pump abrasive and corrosive fluids, causing expensive and inconvenient equipment failures. Peristaltic pumping overcomes these problems

Linear axes achieve step-change in performance

Based on an optimised aluminium extrusion, Festo's new EGC electromechanical axes offer performance improvements of up to 200 per cent over their predecessors

Software simplifies preparation of factory layouts

CAD Schroer Group is launching MPDS4 Factory Layout with Mechanical Handling, a new software package for preparing 3D factory layouts from 2D data

Ceiling-mounted robot suits packaging tasks

A new TH450T ceiling-mounted robot from Toshiba Machine is said to be particularly suitable for packaging and other pick-and-place applications

Electrostatic hazards in bulk solids material handling

Excessive charging of the powder leads to loss of powder due to deposition during transport and the flow of powders. Dr Tong Deng reports

Circular fluid bed drying system cuts cleaning time

Reductions in material, weld seams, and associated labour decrease fabrication cost

Emergency lowering device for hoists

Becomes operable in the event of a severe reduction or total loss of mains air pressure

Pumps rise to challenge of corrosive materials

Advanced hardware and software are enabling modern pumps to tackle highly corrosive materials, yet require minimum maintenance. Sean Ottewell reports

Solutions for control, supervision and economical maintenance

Control, supervision and economical maintenance specifically geared to particular requirements

Rail-based assembly line with integrated lifting platforms

Features especially smoothly and quietly running rollers made of ball bearing steel

Adhesive for cold bonding in conveyor technology

ContiTech launches innovative adhesive; increased reliability and safety thanks to new one-component technology

Dry powder particle sizing

Mastersizer 3000 deals equally efficiently with materials ranging from pigments to milk powder and coffee

Bagging weigher for seeds

Installed to work with a bag placer and stitching system to feed filled bags into robot palletiser

Mobile bulk bag discharger

Allows discharging of bulk bags, manual dumping of sacks and conveying of material, dust-free



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