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Fluidic muscles give Aqua_ray grace and speed
Festo's fluidic muscle devices have been used by Evologics to develop a remote controlled, robotic version of the manta ray.
Low-maintenance bearings selected for waste compactor
Spyraflo self-clinching, self-aligning bearings are being used in a tough application in a solar-powered waste compaction system.
Low-cost flow meters utilise hygienic materials
Titan Enterprises has supplied various low-cost flow meters and totalisers for applications in vending machines and cellar management.
Vision-guided robot picks and places sliced meat
ABB and AEW Delford have helped The Charkman Group to maximise production and optimise yields thanks to a robotic system for packing meat.
Automation experts adapt to product development
Barr & Paatz has applied its design, analysis and manufacturing expertise to assist with the development, prototyping and manufacture of an innovative pipe cutting tool.
ULTRArapid casting used for racing motorbike engine
CRP Racing has applied the CRP ULTRArapid casting technology to a 125cc racing motorbike engine to enable seven different drawings and castings to be tested and validated in only ten months.
Fully automated tag marking machines built to order
Pryor Marking Technology has supplied a number of fully automated tag marking machines to Caterpillar for use on various components such as hydraulic hoses.
Easy-off bearings cut maintenance times and intervals
Retrofitting Dodge Grip Tight bearings has eliminated a recurrent and expensive repair problem on tyre shredding machines operated by Sapphire Energy Recovery.
Gearbox shows no appreciable wear after 14 million cycles
Zeitlauf's test rig is still running with the original gearbox, having completed almost 14 million stop-start cycles over a two-year period.
Sensors offer improved performance and ruggedness
Hydro Aluminium is using Contrinex stainless steel sensors to improve system reliability at its aluminium extrusion plant at Birtley, near Newcastle.
Robots pick-and-place cheese to streamline production
With two ABB Flexpicker robotic cells in its production line, Ilchester Cheese Ltd has benefited from savings in labour and materials.
Dryers prevent moisture from spoiling food packaging
Secomak has supplied three ready meal dryers to Premier Foods for integration in a packaging line.