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Buildings, equipment and other resources used in engineering, manufacturing and processing. Includes equipment related to electrical supplies, air treatment, packaging and finishing, conveyors, storage and handling, weighing and measuring, and health and safety.
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A team of machine safety experts from Pilz Automation Technology will be on hand throughout the upcoming Total Processing and Packaging exhibition to discuss functional safety-related control solutions, standards and training courses for process and packaging applications in the food, beverage, tobacco, pharmaceutical and other industrial sectors.
The argument over the pros and cons of whether or not to install heated water safety showers has possibly run its course with the ANSI.Z358.1-2009 standard now recommending 15 minutes of tepid water drench time for all emergency showers. However, with safety officers and purchasing/facility managers mindful of the fact that it is no longer an option to give their workforce cold water safety showers direct from the mains, the right decision is difficult to make about what safety equipment ...
Industrial vending systems — such as Apex Supply Chain Technologies’ Edge 5000 or Edge Autostore — allow manufacturers to eliminate waste and redundancy while reducing the use of raw materials, energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. This white paper presents a common scenario proving the environmental credentials and benefits of industrial vending systems.
According to 4B Braime Elevator Components, an elevator bucket is no longer just an elevator bucket. Recent advances in design technology have brought the advent of the modern high-efficiency centrifugal discharge elevator bucket. High-efficiency elevator buckets push the traditional limits of carrying capacity, input flow and discharge, construction materials and diminished shipping space.
Robot spot welding units are widely used in the highly automated production lines of the automotive industry and by its suppliers. To meet the stringent quality requirements for welding while ensuring the 100 per cent availability and reliability of the individual components and welding robots, controlled optimised cooling of the welding is imperative. According to Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, operators must therefore be in a position to quickly and accurately detect any leaks in ...
The ‘Clean Energy Guide’ from Sierra Instruments introduces readers to some of the company’s most innovative partners and the work they have done together to develop answers to today’s most pressing environmental problems. Topics include high-performance flow measurement instrumentation that helps to create biofuel and measurement technology for use in environmental research into global warming.
Legible, accurate barcodes have never been more important than they are today, when automated supply chains depend on data accuracy to ensure the reliable performance of global operations. Machine vision verification is one tool that can be used to ensure that barcodes meet a consistent level of quality for readability in an automated process and that bad codes are identified before they result in costly failures.
The Unique Device Identification (UDI) programme is a US Federal Drug Administration (FDA) initiative. The goal is to improve the nation’s health by standardising the marking on medical devices so that all of those involved in their production, distribution, stocking and usage can readily identify the device in question and get reliable access to critical data concerning its use and history. Some might think that medical device identification will be easy — just put a barcode on the ...
Choosing the right barcode reading technology is fundamental to achieving optimal performance from a data collection device. As new symbologies and technologies are developed, the choices are more varied than ever. There has been much debate on the merits of laser-based and camera-based barcode readers; indeed, some have asserted that only image-based readers should be considered for new automation applications. This white paper from Microscan evaluates both technologies and assesses ...
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In this article, Apex Supply Chain Technologies explains how its systems have benefitted radiator manufacturer Stelrad and medical device manufacturer Bespak.