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Untapped productivity in your plant – a (pallet) moving story

by Karl May

If you sometimes feel your customers want to have their cake and eat it, in several different flavours and delivered next day… you’d be right. They want more diverse products. Delivered more quickly. In smaller quantities. And at lower prices. But in the highly competitive, ever-accelerating manufacturing sector, your only option is to keep pace and keep your customers satisfied. So an untapped source of increased productivity in your plant could help. 

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How much of a risk taker are you?

by Karl May

Working in a hazardous or aggressive environment, risk is always on your mind. But by doing the right thing for safety, are you raising your financial risk to danger level? Fortunately, making the right component choices for your safety circuits can ensure you protect production and profitability as well as personnel. Enter the Festo VOFC solenoid valve, the only valve with an open-ended certification and an incredibly low – and unique – failure rate... 

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Vacuum equipment - a step forward in confectionary handling

by Karl May

A famous fictional chocolatier once said: “Invention, my dear friends, is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple.”  Care to take a guess at who?

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Making food hygiene automatic through automated technology

by Karl May

Perfect-tasting food and drink, efficiently produced, is what every operator in the food and beverage sector wants to serve up. Automation technology is one of the key ingredients in achieving that goal.

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Positively impacting production using robots

by Karl May

Order fulfilment is a vital part to any transaction. It’s essentially the part of the process whereby the product begins its journey into the hands of the customer. And as we know, providing the customer’s order in the shortest time possible is always part of the service.

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Skills and success go hand-in-hand

by Karl May

As the Fourth Industrial Revolution continues to evolve and progress, developing and introducing new technologies to enhance the way we operate, we must ensure that we also remain focused on upskilling our current knowledge base if we are to truly understand the opportunities that we are presented with.

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Removing risk by forecasting it through predictive maintenance

by Karl May

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0 as its commonly known, has been in development for several years, with the aim of assisting businesses in making their production lines smarter. But this is far from a short-sighted journey. Companies far and wide are continuing to develop new and existing technologies to aid in smarter production and proactive maintenance.

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Turn Your ‘Nose Seal’ up at Cylinder Failure in Aggressive Environments

by Karl May

If you operate a pneumatic actuator in an aggressive environment, you may think cylinder failure is part of the deal. A new nose seal solution from IMI Norgren proves it doesn’t have to be.

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Save money even with heavy loads

by Karl May

Do you regularly transfer heavy loads on your conveying lines, and do these excessive loads need to remain aligned? If so, the MACM Series from SMC is just what you need.

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Cutting out the dust

by Karl May

Dust in industry isn’t something you can deal with using a feather duster or a vacuum cleaner. And it’s not just something unsightly. It can be a danger to health, as well as a potential fire risk, depending on what kind of dust it is. Using a high-quality industrial filter is essential to eliminate the risks, as a manufacturer in Austria producing cutting dies discovered.

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