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14 February 2017

Meeting the needs of operators in applications such as food and beverage, chemical and pharmaceutical processing, who are under pressure meet the highest standards of hygiene, Gibbons Engineering Group offers waterproof electric motors and variable speed drives.

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02 December 2015

When automation OEM, Newtech wanted to design a new ultrasonic cutting machine for the bakery industry, it turned to Mitsubishi Electric for a fast, efficient, flexible and clean robotic solution. The result is an innovative machine design that can cut cakes to the highest levels of precision, working flexibly for different portion sizes and quantities, and eliminating problems of damaged product.

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03 November 2015

To operate large applications such as wind power installations as efficiently as possible, users need to have constant information about the current status of devices and functions. The ACT20C module from Weidmüller enables such effective and strategic monitoring and optimisation of such systems and processes through AC and DC current readings.

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03 December 2015

New from PCB Piezotronics, the new 130A24 is a ½in (12mm) free-field polarised array microphone and preamplifier system with replaceable water and dust resistant cover for harsh environments and applications such as automotive brake and tyre noise testing.

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01 October 2015

In response to rising retailer demand for mixed product trays, FANUC has collaborated with integrator Pacepacker Services to engineer a robotic pot swap tray loading system.

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24 September 2015

To safeguard shore supply maintenance operations on ELECTROSTARtrains, Castell has supplied a customised trapped key interlocking system to Bombardier Transportation . The safety system is fitted to all Bombardier ELECTROSTAR trains, produced for Southern Railways, South Eastern Trains and c2c.


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26 August 2015

To meet growing demand from industry for new ways to manage water treatment systems, Veolia has launched its new customer portal – Vision.

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12 August 2015

Parker Hannifin's AC30 series of drives has achieved DNV marine certification. The certification emphasises the ability of AC30 to operate reliably and safely in even the most extreme of environments, including marine and offshore.

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21 July 2015

Improving energy efficiency is the key theme of WEG’s stand 3C90 at this year’s Offshore Europe, where the company will showcase its W22Xd Super Premium Efficiency range of hazardous area motors, which meet IE4 energy efficiency standards and said to be the most energy efficient flameproof motors available on the market.

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19 June 2015

This year’s Isle of Man SES TT Zero Challenge class event saw two Victory Racing prototype race bikes – powered by Parker Hannifin’s Global Vehicle Motor (GVM) PMAC electric motors – take third and fourth place.

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23 December 2014

Marathon Electric has enhanced its ranges of stainless steel, washdown heavy-duty motors for applications requiring clean or hygienic facilities, such as food processing.

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19 August 2014

The new Omega PRS-3-100-CB sanitary temperature sensor contains a PT100 Platinum RTD element and is designed for use in food, dairy, beverage and bio-pharmaceutical clean-in-place (CIP) type applications.

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18 August 2014

Showcasing five different food handling robots, FANUC will present its biggest selection ever at a PPMA show this year.

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22 April 2014

German based viastore systems has used drive technology from Lenze in its new viaspeed mini-load system.

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23 April 2014

Telonic Instruments has introduced a new Avionics Test package from Kikusui consisting of an extensive range of high performance multifunctional AC power supplies coupled with powerful avionics software, which is designed to meet the requirements of aircraft test standards.

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25 February 2014

Schaeffler has extended its range of innovative solutions for all-electric and hybrid electric vehicles.

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10 January 2014

Advanced automation specialist, Knight Warner, has helped to solve a major handling problem for a large dairy at Pennybridge, Ballymena, Northern Ireland.

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09 January 2014

Revolvo reports that its SRBs (split roller bearings) are helping to cut the cost of bearing downtime for a range of food processors and manufacturers.

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22 October 2013

Adding to its LR Mate 200-iD robot range, FANUC has launched the 200iD/4S which is suitable for use in confined spaces and the 200iD/7L which is designed for high speed handling applications where extra reach is required.

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27 September 2013

The first UK installation of a new type of medium voltage AC drive has been commissioned at Yorkshire Water’s Blackburn Meadows Wastewater Treatment Works in Sheffield.

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FEATURES

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26 June 2017

From smart packaging to production line flexibility, Charlotte Stonestreet takes a look at the latest developments in the printing and packaging sector

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21 October 2016

Whether it be for ongoing track maintenance, managing journey flow, monitoring batteries, or non-intrusive condition monitoring, the railway sector is full steam ahead in leveraging the latest in sensors and connectivity. Charlotte Stonestreet looks at some recent examples

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13 September 2016

A collaboration between motion control and robotics specialists Yaskawa and a leading intralogistics and packaging company has resulted in the development of an automatic robot-based palletising cell which takes robotics handling to new levels of sophistication.

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29 April 2016

With ‘Dieselgate’ hitting the headlines worldwide, followed by further more recent revelations of fuel efficiency rigging, the past year has been a bit of a rough road for the automotive industry. Nevertheless, the sector continues to play an important role in technological development across the board

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28 April 2016

The Industrial IoT, big bata, counterfeiting, Process Analytical Technology and the need for 100% quality are all influencing today’s chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. CDA’s consulting editor, Andy Pye picks out some of the most interesting stories

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22 February 2016

As we rely more and more on machinery to manage and support medical professionals, it is important that accuracy and repeatability become ingrained in the tools we use, especially as we move into the age of the robot. Nowhere is this more vital than the healthcare sector.

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18 February 2016

Reducing the cost of running a warehouse is one of the most critical challenges faced by many businesses today. Many are increasingly turning to automation with the intention of improving efficiency and productivity

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05 January 2016

CDA consulting editor, Andy Pye, provides a round up of the latest development in the aerospace sector

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04 January 2016

The gradual move towards ‘smart’ technologies, in factories, homes, buildings, cities and energy grids, has created new industry demands in terms of power generation, usage, quality and protection

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21 August 2015

Increased productivity is always on the menu in the food and drink sector. CDA looks at how this can be achieved

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23 June 2015

Driven by the ever increasing need for increased productivity, greater uptime, energy efficiency and enhanced flexibility, the packaging sector is increasingly turning to automation to achieve its goals

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22 June 2015

Companies in the global energy industry are under intense pressure. The exponential growth of power demand must always be met. Compliance with increasingly stringent health, safety and environmental regulations is mandatory. New facilities must be brought online quickly, an ageing infrastructure must be upgraded - all with minimal service interruptions.

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05 May 2015

While the typical image of the automotive industry may be of huge manufacturing facilities, the sector has a far wider remit than the production line

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02 March 2015

Plant floor equipment is gradually becoming more digitised and connected, able to perform high value asset and process monitoring and diagnostics. This can all be available in real time across operations, facilities and even the supply chain. Nowhere is this more true than in the water and utilities sector.

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23 October 2014

Pressure on prices is rising in food manufacture. Productivity and profit margins are low. Above all, small and medium-sized operations are facing the challenge of competing in price terms with the discounter and supermarket offers. All this adds up to automation looking like an ever-more attractive option for the food industry

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15 September 2014

The International Featured Standard (IFS) Food is an internationally recognised certification intended to encourage consumer confidence and enhance the brand perception of companies involved in food production. It is argued that achieving the required standard can improve food safety and quality while also streamlining processes and improving efficiency. Marc Klingler, segment manager for Bürkert Fluid Control Systems, looks at the areas which may require specialist attention.

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26 August 2014

With issues such as falsified medicines, product contamination, stringent hygiene standards and the need for absolute accuracy high on the agenda, the pharmaceutical industry more than many sectors relies on the latest technology

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30 June 2014

When it comes to difficult applications, there can be few more arduous than those found in the offshore oil and gas sector. CDA highlights some of the products and technologies that are proving to be worth their salt

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27 June 2014

Better packaging means that millions of people are gaining better access to medications and food. Today, a third of the world's food still goes to waste, often as a result of inadequate packaging and storage. CDA takes a look at the issues and how they are being addressed

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29 April 2014

As the automotive sector looks to encourage growth and sustainability, CDA takes a look at comes of the latest developments in both the manufacturing processes and the vehicles themselves

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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09 May 2017

Accudrive Product Family. The breadth of products within the Accudrive product family, will exceed the most demanding needs in motion control applications.

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12 January 2017

The 400 Series has been designed to meet the need for a high-and low-speed, free-wheeling torque limiter.

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15 February 2013

More than 50 brushless dc motors, gearheads and controllers from maxon motor are responsible for the humanoid's precision movements.

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12 January 2017

The original Autogard Torque Limiter with a trusted design that will disengage at a pre-set torque value.

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18 April 2017

Boost productivity with your own personal maintenance strategy Regardless of what you manufacture, ensuring your machines exhibit maximum reliability is essential to your bottom line.

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02 March 2016

For hard real-time tasks and secure data transfer

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18 April 2017

All your parts online That part you need is just a few clicks away. Register now for full 24/7 access to a huge selection of original equipment parts straight from the manufacturer.

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02 March 2016

For demanding operating tasks

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02 March 2016

The right system for any application

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18 April 2017

Every part. When you need it. Where you need it. Outstanding quality and constant availability during the complete lifetime of your FANUC product make us a very reliable partner.

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09 May 2017

Powerful, Clean Solutions with a Stainless Reputation. Cone Drive’s stainless steel precision motion gearboxes are designed for sterile manufacturing environments.

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02 March 2016

Ergonomic lightweight for mobile HMI tasks

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09 May 2017

H-Fang Brand Slewing Solutions. Cone Drive’s slewing drives employ precision motion technology that provides a large ratio in a single stage of gearing.

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02 March 2016

Full servo axis functions in the smallest space

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08 May 2017

Cone Drive Harmonic Solutions® (also known as strain wave gearing) offer the ultimate in precision motion control technology.

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