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RTITB reveals how to spot fraudulent forklift operator certificates

What should employers look for when hiring a forklift operator and checking that a Certificate of Basic Training is genuine? According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) forklift trucks are involved in about a quarter of all workplace transport accidents. To help reduce this, the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) state that forklift operators must... Read More

How to Select the Right Valve

Many people think that selecting a slide gate or diverter for handling dry material should be a relatively simple process. They typically assume the only information they need is: Size of the opening Shape of the opening Available stack-up height Matching connections or hole patterns But in reality, valve suppliers need more information to accurately select the right valve for... Read More
Bulk Materials Handling 

Why CE marking compliance is important for materials handling industry

A leading UK-based manufacturer of materials storage and handling equipment is urging specifiers and plant managers to make sure they check their steel components suppliers are CE compliant to ensure all purchases meet the performance, health and safety requirements of their projects. CE Marking for fabricated structural steel products has been mandatory since the deadline on the 1 July 2014. The... Read More
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Fortress to reveal sustainable metal detector range at PPMA 2015

At this year’s PPMA show - stand B01 - Fortress will reveal a range of sustainable metal detectors for bulk manufacturers and packers with exceptional Return on Investment (ROI) guaranteed. The ‘Never Obsolete’ range of gravity fed, horizontal vector conveyor and pipeline detectors from Fortress, incorporate the latest technological developments to ensure that they are never obsolete during the course... Read More
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Omron’s ‘big data’ solutions promise to transform food factories

PPMA stand B34 On show at PPMA stand B34 this September, industrial automation specialist Omron will demonstrate innovative solutions that can assist food and beverage manufacturers address present day challenges. Visitors will see vision systems which aid product traceability and help fight counterfeiting, delta robots that can be easily integrated into automation systems, plus learn how real-time data interchange between... Read More
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Jarshire Ltd, Stand G64 at PPMA Show 2015

Stand G64 Jarshire Ltd, specialist supplier of components and machinery for the converting, packaging and printing industries, offers handling equipment and ancillary items that address the needs of operators in terms of safety and efficiency. The stand centre piece will be the latest RH90 Roll Handler and the Roll Unloading Trolley from Dotec bv. When combined, the two systems provide... Read More
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JBT debuts JayBoT™ AGV at PPMA 2015

Stand G80 A smart, simple and affordable AGV solution for mid-sized companies PPMA, Birmingham NEC, 29 September – 1 October, 2015 JBT has launched an automatic guided vehicle (AGV) system designed specifically for mid-sized companies that is lower cost than fully automated alternatives, more productive than manual or semi-automated solutions, and can be delivered and installed in less time and... Read More
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R. A. Rodriguez at PPMA 2015

Stand E20 On its largest ever stand at PPMA, R. A. Rodriguez will be showing its expanding range of processing and packaging automation equipment and ancillary products. Indeed, the company continues to add depth to this product range through strategic alliances, the latest of which is a partnership with MAFU GmbH Automation. PPMA 2015 therefore presents a great opportunity for... Read More