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Variable gripping based on the human hand

Typical applications include auxiliary robotics, assembly tasks or in production facilities

Conveying and sorting in one

Conveyor consists of numerous bellows modules that deform the surface creating a wave motion that transports the objects in a targeted manner

Sanitary bulk bag filler has metal detection

Detects metal in the free-fall stream of material entering the filler, and then ejects it through a chute that discharges into a removable drum

Parked-off brake increases safety for on-site conveyor maintenance

Steve Powell looks at parked-off conveyor brakes, and how they can improve safety during maintenance.

Two component metering, mixing and dispensing

Designed for use with two component materials, such as silver loaded conductive epoxies, silicones or polyurethanes

Containing dust contamination

The working conditions of a cement plant do not foster long service life for machinery, due to dust, heat, moisture and vibration. Therefore it is essential that every opportunity is taken to improve the efficiency and reliability of the plant. Mary Fletcher reports

Containing dust contamination

Handling materials poses many risks, dust explosions being one of the most serious. New developments in dust handling equipment are helping to mitigate this hazard. Sean Ottewell reports

Tackling high flow rates and custody transfers

Accuracy and reliability dominate the demands that process companies make on their flowmeter technologies, particularly when it comes to high flow rates and custody transfer. Eugene McCarthy reports

Conveying and sorting in one

Festo’s WaveHandler modular conveyor with intelligent subsystems

All-electric tube benders take a step forwards

Pioneering development opens opportunities in shipbuilding, powergen, oil & gas and more

Degassing rotors for secondary aluminium processing applications

Morgan has produced the first one-piece degassing rotor in silicon carbide, delivering an alternative to the graphite material

Higher pressure diaphragm pumps available

100 bar pressure diaphragm pumps announced by pump industry expert

New valve showcased at trade show

Ham-Let introduces ultra-fast diaphragm valve at Semicon West 2014

Speeding up the production of gold bars

Festo automation technology brings more speed and precision in Autocon Innovations’ production of gold bars

Removing solids in the 4 to 100+ micron range

Hydrocyclones typically make finer separations than are practical with screening separators and at significantly higher capacities

More than just a mixer

Dissolving and homogenising of the ingredients in pharmaceutical products face a large range of challenges

Is your lubricant good enough to eat?

John Chappell looks at how production efficiency need not be compromised by the requirement to use food-grade lubricants

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