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A large-scale rotational moulding installation benefits from advanced process heating technology

Linear actuators for bulk handling applications

Derek Mack explains why more engineers than ever before are turning to Electro-Mechanical linear actuators as their first choice of actuation mechanism

Bulk bag conditioner has height-adjustable rams

The rams of the new design provide approximately two metres of vertical travel

Robots are on the march

There have not been that many robots used in food processing industries to date but we are on the cusp of a sea change, says Chris Evans. Five years from now they will be very much the norm

Tubular modules for micro and ultra filtration

T-CUT tubular modules can be used even in demanding applications such as the treatment of pickling baths

Improving powder processing equipment selection

Experts have identified easily measurable powder properties that can be used to predict screw feeder performance for any given powder

Offline coding for clear consistent 2D codes

Richard Pether explains why sometimes it simply makes sense to code offline, even for highly automated manufacturing and packing operations

Drive systems for the steel industry

Heavy loads, frequent severe shocks, extreme temperatures – reliable drive operation is challenging in rolling mills

Piping for challenging applications

A high-performance industrial piping system is proving its worth in a chemical manufacturing plant, reveals Peter Kilburn

Spring cleaning for crude oil tanks

A case study from Kazakhstan illustrates why a complete system solution is the best approach to crude oil tank cleaning. By Nils Engelke

Rotary lobe pumps help to reduce downtime

Michael Groth reveals how rotary lobe pumps are improving operations at a wastewater treatment plant in the USA

Modular conveyor design enhances efficiencies

System that offered a seamless transition from product manufacture to label printing

New air-operated pump

The new pump FDM 07 is a small product with big performance

Compact liquid flow meter

New solution for industrial applications from Sensirion

53 litre container keeps quiet on conveyors

Diagonal support ribbing ensures silent travelling on conveyors and also gives excellent rigidity

Hygienic pallet made from food-grade HDPE plastic

Cabka-IPS introduces an all-around closed hygienic pallet optimised for automated conveyor systems

European injection moulding: recovery but not for all

The packaging sector remains by far the largest injection moulding market in terms of polymer volume consumed

Robust and compact sensors for greater flexibility

Sensors can be used in applications such as level measurement or assembly and handling technology



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