Trelleborg Performer: Material handling hoses that will change how sites transport abrasive substances

…Without stating the obvious the user will have leaner production, reducing production downtime, costs and overheads. Most plants use steel pipes, but Natural Rubber (NR) is more wear resistant than steel, cheaper (material and frequency of replacement) and greener. The big block we found on the sale of these hoses …

How To Save Energy and Lower Costs

High energy prices, rising cost pressures and increasing climate change awareness are making energy efficiency a core issue for companies… Energy efficiency is the key to increased productivity and reduced costs. Festo in collaboration with Kiowa shows the way to optimised energy usage in machines and systems. Intelligent services, tools …

Air is Money – The key to saving money in compressed air

Compressed air is one of the most important energy transmission media used in industry. More likely than not, these pneumatic installations do not include any monitoring facilities, this is a serious error, since 79% of the costs of compressed air are accounted for by the electricity used for generation and …

Festo Safety Engineering & EC Machinery Directive

Reducing risks with safety orientated pneumatics Machines must be designed so that people, animals and property as well as the environment are protected against damage. The aim is to prevent physical damage of any kind. Using safety orientated pneumatic components from Festo means that you can implement safety measures that …

Gates RFID System

To quickly and accurately store hose assembly data in the field an RFID (radio frequency product identification) system is now available from Gates. Using this technology, hose assembly information can easily be accessed via personnel are able to retrieve the data using radio waves. The information can then be read …

Top 10 tips on selecting and installing Electrical Drive Automation solutions

Size from end effector upwards When considering a handling system of any type, always work from the end effector (gripper or vacuum) upwards. Firstly size the gripper, then any rotary actuator requirements. After this, size the vertical (Z axis) and then any horizontals (X and Y axis). Minimise quantity of …