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Overcoming challenges in high-mix, low-volume packaging and palletising processes

CO-PACKING is found in all fast-moving consumer goods markets, especially in the higher-priced product segments such as personal care and confectionery. It's a fast-growing...

Green packaging: how to achieve sustainable manufacturing

Sustainability in the packaging industry requires flexible and powerful automation technology, according to Omron South Africa. IN times of increasing sustainability efforts, it is...

Collaborative palletizer for industrial applications

COLLABORATIVE robots (cobots) are being used in a wide variety of applications. A recent example is a partnership between FlexLink and Omron. FlexLink offers flexible,...

Smart camera tech boost for pharma factory labelling

STEIERL-Pharma, from Bavaria in Germany, recently introduced a labelling system with smart camera technology which allows it to label its pharmaceuticals faster and more...

Robotics and the potential for the lights-out factory

The phrase 'lights out factory' is generally presented as something for manufacturers to aspire to. But is the concept – which essentially means manufacturing...

Dawn of the food delivery robots

IF you’re impressed by delivery services like Uber Eats and Checkers Sixty60, wait until a robot arrives at your door with your food or...

Robotics giant backs open ventilator project

AUTOMATION heavyweight, Omron has taken part in the development of an emergency ventilator in a project spearheaded by TheOpenVentilator, a non-profit organisation who produces...

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High-temperature-resistant bearing material Hitemp 160 has been certified for contact with water up to 65ºC (150ºF). This is according to the maker, Vesconite Bearings, which...

Why telemetry should form a critical part of your water management systems

By Johan Potgieter, software leader: Anglophone Africa at Schneider Electric In a time when the consistent provision of water, hampered by challenges like aging infrastructure,...

Energy efficiency is key to sustainable wastewater infrastructure

With no end in sight for loadshedding, municipalities need to start engaging in energy-efficient mechanisms in their water and wastewater infrastructure. This infrastructure is one...

Videoscopes offer non-invasive diagnostics

WHILE videoscopes are commonly used in many applications, industrial inspections require a powerful, high-resolution videoscope that clearly displays the condition of internal equipment components....