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Cylinder delivers in challenging environments

Festo, the automation equipment specialist, has launched a new electric cylinder, the ESBF said to perform exceptionally with high load applications in demanding and challenging environments, such as ... more
Food & Beverages

Linear motion for smooth inkjet printing

Many yoghurt and dessert producers have specified IEF Werner automation systems designed, installed and supported by R.A. Rodriguez.A common application for these solutions is inkjet coding and R. A. ... more
Food & Beverages

TR Southern Fasteners to launch new plastics range

TR Southern Fasteners, one of Ireland’s leading manufacturers and ­distributors of industrial fasteners and associated components, will be launching a new plastic products range for PCB Hardware and ... more

Paint firm reduces lead times by 20 per cent

Paint manufacturer Lechler S.p.A. has made signficant improvements to its production process thanks to the introduction of Preactor scheduling software.The firm has achieved a 20 per cent reduction ... more
Warehousing, Handling & Storage

Software makes compliance easy

Pharmaceutical company Takeda Ireland has replaced an existing CMMS with an enterprise asset management (EAM) application that was not only compliant to FDA 21 CFR part11 (ensuring companies ... more
Machine Safety & Hazardous Area

Machine vision - the reliable inspector

When it comes to quality control in manufacturing, the human eye can prove to be an unreliable detective. Automated vision systems are proving to be speedier and more reliable ‘inspectors’ – solving ... more
Machine Vision Systems

Vital steps to optimise checkweighing

The need to equip food processing lines with top-quality checkweighing equipment is more pressing than ever before, says Kerstin Bernhart, head of marketing & product management at Mettler-Toledo ... more
Food & Beverages

Choosing pumps wisely for fluid handling

Choosing the pump type that best satisfies a fluid handling application is not necessarily straightforward as there are many factors that ­influence pump performance. Not least of these is the type ... more

Bearings: The ceramic dynamic

Stray electrical current can rapidly reduce bearing lifespan and inflate maintenance costs. If you are concerned about the effects of electrical ­discharge, it may be time to start investing in ... more
Seals, Bearings & Gaskets

Flexible High Speed Digital Print Head Technology

Digital printing is now becoming a real option for direct printing on products and components. It enables the quick and easy changeover of the print image without the need for plates/screens or ... more

Classic puts on weight

Classic Technology, operating Ireland’s only UKAS calibration laboratory based at Naas, Co. Kildare, has added Mass Calibration to its unique UKAS Calibration Service for Pressure, Temperature and ... more

Advanced analytics help improve yields, quality and reduce process failures: FREE Dummies e-book

Leading manufacturers are significantly improving product development and process performance with powerful analytical tools. Multivariate data analysis is the investigation of many variables ... more

Visual manufacturing optimises workflow

Northern Ireland’s Whale has gained new efficiencies with the implementation of Visual software and touchscreen displays from Open Business Solutions. The new paperless technology ... more

Actuators assist flow control at waste water treatment works

Electric actuators manufactured by AUMA are assisting flow control processes at a major waste water treatment works in Tullamore, Ireland which has been hailed a landmark environmental scheme. The ... more

Irish materials handling company wins award for exporting expertise

Irish-based specialist materials handling manufacturer Combilift has been named the Best Overall Exporter to Germany in the Irish Exporter to Germany Awards, organised by Enterprise Ireland and the ... more

Bearings take the pressure off

SKF high temperature bearings have enabled Evron Foods to extend maintenance intervals in their ovens from three months to almost three years – and countingEvron Foods specialises in the manufacture ... more
Applications in Ireland

Safety control projects across multiple sectors

Optima Control Solutions experts design and build safety control systems for a variety of industries including paper, plastics and metals. Recent ­projects include API’s laminating line in Poynton, a ... more
Machine Safety & Hazardous Area

Machine safety: It’s your duty

When considering the safety of packaging machinery, many manufacturers may ask why they should worry as surely their machinery supplier takes care of all of that. However, CE marking is not a ... more
Machine Safety & Hazardous Area

A jewel in storage solutions

Storage specialist Industore, has installed a five-metre high Hänel Rotomat vertical carousel to increase storage capacity for the rapidly expanding Belfast based woman’s jewellery supplier Argento ... more
Packaging Machinery & Labelling

Checkweigher minimises eye strain and operator fatigue

Avery Weigh-Tronix has introduced the Quick Check ZQ375, a checkweigher which uses Black Nematic (IBN) display technology that promises to minimise eye strain and operator fatigue.The new display ... more
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