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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Dryers prevent moisture from spoiling food packaging
Secomak has supplied three ready meal dryers to Premier Foods for integration in a packaging line.
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