Bulk Materials Handling 

Robot palletisers with bags of versatility

Following a recent surge in enquiries from food packers for versatile palletisers, FANUC UK is working with automation specialists Festo and Pacepacker to develop systems which can handle bags, boxes, crates, trays and slip sheets by means of a single robot arm! “Food packers with space and budget constraints are looking for compact palletising systems capable of handling a variety... Read More
Bulk Materials Handling 

Thorworld ‘ramps up’ growth thanks to semi-permanent loading solutions

Thorworld Industries has enjoyed a year of growth in 2014, citing its ability to offer small to medium enterprises (SMEs) with a cost-effective alternative to dedicated loading bays as a notable success for the business. The company is an established provider of loading and unloading solutions and is manufacturer of the UK’s market-leading range of mobile yardramps. The latter product... Read More
Bulk Materials Handling 

Tiny machines from Hosokawa Micron Ltd make a big impression on Ultra Small Batch Production

The new series of Picoline machines, developed for ultra small batch production of one to hundreds of grams of material, offers the widest wet and dry processing options for clinical trials or ultra small scale production available on the market. Meeting the demands of R&D departments, research institutes and those processing expensive materials and active pharmaceutical ingredients this unique equipment... Read More
Bulk Materials Handling 

DISAB UK’s BagVac proves its value to SITA UK

SITA UK’s energy-from-waste plant in Huddersfield improves its bi-annual maintenance efficiency with a BagVac. SITA UK has recently realised the benefits of using a DISAB BagVac to remove fly ash residue from the hoppers, and carry out the post outage clean, of the EfW plant in Huddersfield, saving time and money on its six monthly maintenance programme. SITA UK has... Read More
Bulk Materials Handling 

Self-Aligning Couplings

Tuf-Lok ring grip couplings are low cost, heavy-duty self-aligning couplings for either high pressure, to 150 psig, or full vacuum rated applications. Utilized in all industries where pipe ends need to be connected, they are ideal for pneumatic conveying systems as well as gas and liquid applications. These couplings install quickly and easily, reducing installation costs. They are available in... Read More
Bulk Materials Handling 

The importance of a well maintained plant operation… How clean is your site?

Ryan Barker, Global Service Manager at CDE Global evaluates the often underestimated gains of maintaining a clean and tidy site over and above regular plant maintenance… With maximum productivity being at the forefront of most businesses minds, very often the basic principles of site housekeeping are overlooked and even ignored. While plants are processing material, it’s easy for the operator in... Read More
Bulk Materials Handling 

A helping hand for local monitoring and control of actuators in inaccessible locations

The new Remote Hand Station enables safe and secure local monitoring and control of Rotork IQ3 actuators installed in inaccessible locations. Rotork’s superior solution provides the user with an exact duplicate of the actuator’s own monitoring and control interface, at a distance of up to 100 metres from the valve. Power for the Remote Hand Station is supplied by the... Read More
Bulk Materials Handling 

Silver style and ISO 9001 renewal for Flexi

Flexi Narrow Aisle – the UK-based manufacturer of articulated forklift truck technology – has announced a major quality and branding upgrade across its extensive range of Flexi articulated forklift trucks. While the trucks will remain the familiar Signal Red, which is a recognized safety colour, the well-known Flexi brand, which appears on various places on the truck chassis, will now... Read More
Bulk Materials Handling 

J Clubb Trials Most Flexible Radar Product on the Market

J Clubb is trialling Brigade’s NEW radar obstacle detection system to provide drivers with clear warnings of people or obstructions in the way of manoeuvring mobile plant. ‘Doing it right’ is J Clubb’s company motto; particularly apt when it comes to Health & Safety. The suppliers of aggregate and concrete are continuously working to improve standards by trialling the latest methods of... Read More
Bulk Materials Handling 

Hubtex Launch Compact 4000kg Reach Truck

With an impressive 4000kg lift capacity; the SQ 40 is the new flagship model in the Hubtex range of Reach Trucks. The SQ 40 Reach Truck, with a nominal lift capacity of 4000kgs at 600mm load centre, accommodates considerably heavier loads than conventional reach trucks but with the same working aisle widths. As with most of the Hubtex ranges, the... Read More