Due to their fragile nature, susceptibility to bruising and shorter shelf life, weighing fruit and vegetables has been a longstanding challenge for fresh produce packers, with high giveaway prevalent. In an effort to reduce waste, which according to advisory body WRAP equates to 100,000 tonnes, and 11% of avoidable manufacturing food waste, flexible packing specialist […]
The new RF-R3x0 from HARTING is a versatile UHF RFID reader that combines software flexibility with an extremely robust and compact design that enable its deployment in a wide range of application scenarios. Thanks to the use of M12 industrial connectors and aluminium die-cast housings, the reader is rugged enough to meet the most demanding […]
Elected as 133rd President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Geoff Baker MSc CEng FIMechE has assumed office as the 133rd President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and has set out an exciting vision for the future of the Institution.
Steve Ryan, UK sales manager at Rotech Machines, on how coding can become a source of advantage in an age of heightened environmental awareness.
Portescap is proud to announce the expansion of the Ultra EC™ range of brushless DC slotless motors with the introduction of the new 30ECT motor. This 4 pole motor offers ultra high torque and power (up to 245W, max continuous) without compromising on the smooth operation and long life you expect from Portescap’s brushless slotless […]
By Lesley Eaton, Business Development and Marketing Manager, SEEPEX UK The latest Innovation from SEEPEX – Smart Air Injection (patent pending)- combines the advantages of two technologies, progressive cavity pumps and dense phase pneumatic conveying. With this combination it is possible to transport dewatered sludge with high dry solids content over long distances in an […]
PDM 2018 returns to the Telford International Centre on 19th and 20th June this year. The free-to-attend event offers an all-encompassing exhibition and conference for plastics design, moulding, packaging and recycling. Sumitomo (SHI) Demag will run a series of live four half-hour injection moulding workshops for process technicians and engineers. Four half-hour courses running on […]
Addresses a common and costly industry problem – stores inefficiency Automates engineering component re-ordering to maintain store stock levels Asset-tracks all equipment to minimise displacement and loss “Early interest in the system has been strong. The industry seems keen to improve its engineering stores management” says Red Ledge technical director Alan Wilcockson
Bell Flow Systems was approached regarding a rather challenging task of glucose flow measurement. A production line specialist needed a solution for controlling the glucose flow measurement in a newly built processing plant for a large, UK based soft drinks manufacturer.
SICK has launched a configurable, plug-and-play 3D detection sensor based on its Visionary-T range of industrial 3D imaging cameras, harnessing the imaging power of SICK’s single-snapshot Time-of–Flight (TOF) technology for a range of detection and collision warning duties. With on-board processing, the Visionary-T DT sensor can be easily configured for a variety of applications to […]
Material handling in a typical machining or manufacturing operation can account for a large percentage of production time. With a focus on leaner efficiency it’s worth looking at more efficient storing, handling and retrieval of your materials. Automated storage and retrieval systems are a smart alternative to traditional shelving and rack systems. Vertical carousels and […]
‘TouchMES’ Version 3 uses real time shop floor data to enable lean manufacturing Continuously monitors production including downtime Can be integrated with any ERP system “The latest TouchMES sets a new standard to bring full manufacturing, machine control data to the ERP environment in real time” says TouchPath international CEO David Myers