Festo Airic

Festo have developed a unique robotic arm – Airic, based on the human arm and shoulder joint. Airic’s arm has artificial bones and muscles, that were designed on computer and grown in a 3D polyamide structure using a state of the art laser sintering process. The muscles are actual Festo …

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 …

Vikan Hygiene System

In all self monitoring / HACCP (Hazardous Analysis and Critical Control Point) systems, the implementation of good cleaning procedures is extremely important in ensuring good hygiene. One of the most importat issues is the prevention of cross-contamination. Vikan has devised a unique way of helping to eliminate cross-contamination, using colour …