Automation upgrade boosts traditional craft productivity

Installing a Mitsubishi Electric automation upgrade has halved Denby Pottery’s clay manufacturing times and cut lost production.

The automation upgrda has empowered the artisans with greater control over skilled manufacturing processes to improve product quality….

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Fast HFFS machine using Omron AI

High quality sealing has become more challenging as the industry moves to sustainable packaging. It is due the move to thinner plastic films, multilayer packaging and recyclable eco-films. A fast HFFS machine using Omron…

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AC drives to update plastic extruders

ABB AC drives update plastic extruders.

Most older plastic extrusion machines used DC drives, but few new ones do. What has driven this change are new generations of high performing  AC motors and VSDs. Using…

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Benefiting from IIot plant modernisation

IIot plant modernisation

If you are in the fortunate position of developing a ‘green field’ manufacturing plant, digitisation is the obvious way forward. But for most companies, this is not the case. It is more…

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Linear actuators offering soft-land capability

Electric cylinder actuators offer a high-speed, compact and price competitive alternative to pneumatic cylinders. Products from leading manufacturer SMAC also use moving coil technology to give the added advantage of a patented soft-land capability.

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