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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

Managing the rise in powdered food

Stephen Harding explains how powder manufacturers can maximise throughput and efficiency. He focusses on the use of ultrasonic screening equipment and how it can overcome screen blinding issues

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

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

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

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

New base-mounted, horizontal centrifugal pump

Close-coupled horizontal end suction pumps ideal for transfer of water and chemical solutions

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