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Process

Making the most of legacy equipment

Making the most of legacy equipment

Improving connectivity in the factory may have obvious benefits, but what if the machinery is too old?

For food, the right packaging is crucial to reducing returns

For food, the right packaging is crucial to reducing returns

Strengthening primary packaging could be more cost effective in the long run than secondary or tertiary protection

New cleaning container is designed to reduce re-contamination

New cleaning container is designed to reduce re-contamination

Stainless cage also offers more uniform drying due to good draining behaviour

Motion tracking sports technology enters the factory

Motion tracking sports technology enters the factory

Engine assemblers wear special suits to have movements analysed by ergonomists

Choosing the most appropriate heat transfer fluid

Choosing the most appropriate heat transfer fluid

Some thoughts on properties such as viscosity, thermal stability, corrosion prevention and chemical composition

Smart sensors for electric motors embrace the IIoT

Smart sensors for electric motors embrace the IIoT

Food, beverage and process industries could all benefit from better predictive maintenance

20-channel temperature profiler for aluminum processing

20-channel temperature profiler for aluminum processing

At the ALUMINIUM 2018 exhibition in Düsseldorf, Germany, Fluke Process Instruments will present its latest temperature profiling innovations for the aluminum processing industry.

Making sense of a sea of utilities data

How digital twinning in the water industry is providing a philosophical management shift

New platform for disinfection sensors

This chlorine dioxide sensor supports disinfection for clean drinking water and pathogen-free cooling water

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Process Equipment

Getting flour to the baker

Getting flour to the baker

Continental hot air compressor hoses for the safe discharging of silo trailers

Talking torque

Pump and valve innovator finds a test rig technology that talks the torque

Contactless radar level sensor

Installed at critical control point on a feed hopper over 8m high and around 5m square at the bottom


Plant Management

Prolonging the life of conveyor bearings

Prolonging the life of conveyor bearings

Highlighting the benefits that can be achieved by using Molded-Oil bearings from NSK, a British...

Is your factory ready for the future?

The questions manufacturers need to ask to future-proof for Industry 4.0. How can automation help?

Misconceptions in ready meal manufacturing

As interest in plastic wanes in the food industry, is it time for aluminium to fill the gap?

Water Management

New high flow pump with material options

New high flow pump with material options

Pump head choices for the seal-less models include brass, 316L stainless steel, ductile iron and...

Improving pump station efficiency

England's largest area reservoir sees major reliability improvement

New nitrogen detector

This is designed for use in surface water monitoring and wastewater treatment plants


Automation/Control

Moving towards more secure remote access

Moving towards more secure remote access

According to some data an estimated 60 to 70% of machine problems can be fixed remotely

New remote monitor for automatic lubrication systems

This is suitable for wind energy, railways and wastewater treatment applications

New robot guidance for part localisation

These are for entry-level automation and for smaller parts

Instrumentation

Key considerations when selecting a lens for machine vision

Key considerations when selecting a lens for machine vision

Given the vast range of sensor formats and different resolution available in machine vision cameras,...

Calibration in hazardous areas

Expert guidance on calibration in hazardous areas

Advances in trace moisture measurement

Trials of new high sensitivity moisture transmitters measuring trace water content have demonstrated...


Materials Handling

Making Bulk Solids Processing Plants to Work Reliably

Making Bulk Solids Processing Plants to Work Reliably

The cost effective manufacture of products is usually considered to be based upon the efficiency of...

Multihead weighing machine

Suitable for harsh environments, such as fresh produce factories or frozen food processors

Cleaning expo to feature bilingual tech forums

Stuttgart's Deutsche Messe hosts the parts2clean event from 23 - 25 October 2018

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