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SP Technology Deliver Production Automation for Medical Devices

The system is a fully automated machine, made up of three assembly and test modules. Specially coated bowl feed systems are used to feed very delicate parts into a rotary indexing feed system to allow […]

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AKI Offer Advanced Logistical Services

In order to facilitate their Order Processing at A K Industries, dedicated communications are maintained on a real-time basis between the company and their customers’ logistical operations.

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What are Engineering Thermoplastics?

Today the term is conveniently applied to certain families of thermoplastics which have a higher performance than the group of thermoplastics labelled ‘Commodity Thermoplastics’.

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Why Should I Automate My Production Line?

A series of workstations linked by a transfer system and an electrical control system is known as an automated production line. Each of these workstations performs a specific task or operation and the product is […]

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Hardie Polymers – Technical Blog Series

A few years ago Hardie Polymers commissioned a series of technical articles by the late Dr Charlie Geddes.

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Cost Over Price – Why Quality Machinery Can Prove Less Expensive

We often think that it is better to buy cheaper equipment, making comments such as ‘the job is simple to run’, or ‘it doesn’t require all the bells & whistles’ to justify our decision.  In […]

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Fatigue

One of the ways that plastic parts can fail is by cyclic loading and unloading. This type of failure is called fatigue.

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Tooling Procurement, Project Management & Engineering Service Support

Mould Design is a specialised discipline, comprising product analysis and a detailed knowledge of materials, manufacturing procedures and methods.

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Plastic Extrusions for the Leisure Industry

We all use plastic extrusions in our everyday life, often without realising. Today, with clever new machinery and techniques, more and more sections of production are switching to plastic due to its durable and lightweight […]

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Industrial Robots

When deciding to introduce industrial robots into your production line, consideration should be given to both the advantages as well as the disadvantages of industrial robots prior to a decision being made. Here we talk […]

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