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Durability and reliability in level measurement

Accurate, often continuous level measurement is a crucial part of materials management and a wide range of solutions are available to ensure that it occurs. Eugene McCarthy reports

Bag filling system for ultra-heavy-duty applications

Fills bulk bags with aggregates, abrasive minerals, powdered metals, dry chemical additives, filter press cake, and other difficult-to-handle bulk materials

Adapters combine for multi-axis linear positioning systems

MiniTec allows its new range of linear positioning slides to be combined for flexible and convenient build of multi-axis positioning systems

Versatile crane in a compact design

The CXT crane features an especially compact and robust design — equipped with extremely low headroom and small-end approaches

High power LED UV curing system

Hamamatsu Photonics has introduced the new LC-L1v3 UV curing system, adding to the existing range of LED UV curing systems

Tubular cable conveyors for friable food and non-food products

Typical non-food applications include bulk chemicals, minerals, chopped fibreglass, microspheres, regrind, pellets, tobacco and other friable materials

HMI software provides remote access for surface finishing machines

InduSoft HMI software provides remote browser-based access, data logging and trending, and other features for surface finishing machines. Kim Ground reports

Large plastic bins provide an economical replacement for wire baskets

Logistics processes in production and assembly are in a state of change: assemblies and components are required in ever-smaller series and batches

Tubular drag cable conveyors streamline cereal processing

The latest generation of tubular drag cable conveyors provide critical process and product quality benefits, minimised product damage, improve product safety, reduced clean-up and faster changeovers are key advantages over traditional conveying systems. Jim McMahon reports

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

Incorporation of nanoparticles in the formulation of new products

Incorporation of nanoparticles into the formulation of high tech and everyday products is becoming increasingly prevalent with an expected exponential growth as new sectors adopt this technology. Dr Gul Ozcan-Taskin reports

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