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Overcoming three key challenges when designing recycling and shredding machines

When designing a machine for shredding and recycling applications, many challenges need to be overcome to ensure the machine performs at a high level over many years. Three of the most important are ... more

Circularity – a crucial part of product development

The World Bank predicts that global annual waste generation will have reached 3.4 billion tonnes by 2050. That’s almost a 75 per cent increase on the 2 billion tonnes we generate today. Building a ... more

A pizza challenge for Control Freaks

Accredited automation ‘solutions provider’ Control Freaks has applied the latest Mitsubishi Electric PLC technology to solve production challenges and increase competitiveness for Bakkavor’s ... more

Pandemic triggers remote diagnostics tipping point

The adoption of ‘all-things remote’ has been amplified during the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the widespread use of remote assistance technologies. With manufacturing decision makers now focused on ... more

Performance exhaust manufacturer selects Unison tube bender for the Nürburgring

A British-built Unison Breeze all-electric tube bending machine will soon be assisting Milltek Sport, one of the leading manufacturers of performance exhaust systems, in exhaust prototyping and ... more

The Royal British Legion invests in cutting edge technology to manufacture its famous poppies with machine specialists Sewtec Automation

Yorkshire firm Sewtec Automation has secured a new contract to design and manufacture a bespoke automation system for the Royal British Legion’s poppy production facility. The new contract comes ... more

SICK Launches Combined Electro-Mechanical PLe Safety Lock Solution

SICK has combined its proven MB1 mechanical safety bolt for enclosed hazard areas with its advanced TR110 non-contact safety lock to deliver a high-performance PLe (EN ISO 13849) safety solution with ... more

Simplify smart machines in harsh applications with new ArmorBlock I/O modules

Manufacturers can now realize the design and productivity benefits of On-Machine I/O modules on smart machines used in harsh applications. The new Allen-Bradley ArmorBlock I/O modules, available from ... more

Application of the manual lift tables in manufacturing industries

Manual lift tables are common equipment in numerous manufacturing industries. Their impact in industries has been enormous, and their applications extend to more than load lifting.

Some of the ... more

SICK conquers new frontiers with ‘World’s smallest Safety Laser Scanner’

SICK has launched what it claims is the world’s smallest safety laser scanner, the nanoScan3, designed for easy and economical integration into the smallest of machine designs, particularly for ... more

What are the benefits of Time Sensitive Networking (TSN)?

John Browett, general manager of the CC-Link Partner Association (CLPA) – Europe, looks at the key aspects of TSN that will change global industry and what to consider when adopting this technology... more

New igus e-loop replaces service loops for safe cable management on drilling rig drives

igus has introduced the e-loop energy chain for safe cable management on top drives for deep drilling rigs. The new modular system, which is made of high-performance plastic, ensures a defined ... more

New from Ruland: Quick clamping shaft collars with clamping levers

Ruland now supplies quick clamping shaft collars with clamping levers. These adjustable levers can easily be combined with existing metric and international series shaft collars to create a shaft ... more

Wieland’s Safety in motion – functional safety encoders

The new Safe SENC incremental encoder with HTL interface from Wieland Electric is available as an accessory to the Wieland Samos range or for use with other third party systems and makes it possible ... more

SICK Launches Hygienic Stainless-Steel Safety Light Curtain

With a hygienic stainless-steel housing exclusively developed to meet stringent pharmaceutical industry requirements, the SICK TWINOX4 safety light curtain is resistant to aggressive cleaning and ... more

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag adopts smarter approach to part traceability

Tracking parts right back to the manufacturing data has taken another smart leap forward, with moulding machine specialist Sumitomo (SHI) Demag pioneering a fully automated In Mould Decorating (IMD) ... more

Plant machinery health monitoring made easy

Metrix´s new proximity sensor shaft calibration tool works with unknown target materials.

Metrix´s newly announced 9060-SCTS shaft calibration system pairs with the industrial condition monitoring ... more

Harness robotic flexibility

ILAPAK is experiencing increasing demand for flow wrappers integrated with robotic feeding systems as bakeries push for greater flexibility from their packaging plant.

“In the past year or so, we ... more

How to fully integrate manual assembly cells into ERP and MES systems

Poka Yoke (the Japanese term for mistake-proofing) is used to describe pick-to-light systems for manual assembly work. Mitsubishi Electric has moved the concept several steps forward to create Guided ... more

Safe Brake Management is more than just Safe Control!

STOBER Drives has produced two short videos that highlight the benefits of their new SD6 drive controller with the SE6 advanced safety module.

Created in partnership with safety experts Pilz, ... more


 
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