Materials handling & storage and supply chain

Pneumatic cylinder with integral hydraulic brake

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Metal Work Pneumatic Australia Pty Ltd

Pneumatic actuators are notoriously difficult to control at either slow speeds or when the load varies during the stroke.

Horizontal motion conveyor

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Heat and Control Pty Ltd

The Fastback 90E conveyor from Heat and Control combines a small and powerful drive unit with a wide variety of pan sizes to improve transfer and distribution for a diverse range of applications.

Sanitary pneumatic conveyor

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Reactive Engineering Pty Ltd

The Quadro VAC with computerised controls is a user-friendly, high-end sanitary pneumatic conveyor that is suitable for use in food plants. The simple ‘fill and dump conveyor with filter back-wash and pneumatic controls has an optional computerised user interface control.

Solid/liquid delivery system

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Process Systems Services Pty Ltd

Hapman has introduced SolidQuid, a solid/liquid delivery system that uses an existing liquid delivery equipment to convey precisely measured amounts of bulk powders from a FIBC bulk bag to a mixing tank.

Robot control

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: ABB Australia Pty Ltd

ABB has enhanced its IRC5 controller operating system with the release of RobotWare 5.10.

Metal drums

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Actisafe

Actisafe has released a range of products aimed at solving problem metal drum storage.

RFID developers kits

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Unique Micro Design Pty Ltd

Unique Micro Design has released the SkyeTek range of RFID developers kits.

In-motion weighing system

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Scale Components Pty Ltd

Scale Components has launched the Australian National Measurement Institute (NMI) pattern/type approved SC4000 in-motion catchweighing system, designed for inline catchweighing applications in an extensive range of transport, distribution, logistics, packaging and general process weighing installations.

Bar code reader with integrated connectivity

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Balluff Pty Ltd

The Leuze electronic bar code reader family has increased to include the BCL 500/i, a series featuring a range of more performance features.

Vertical order picker

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: NTP Forklifts Australia

Jungheinrich Lift Truck has released the EKS 110 vertical order picker.

Dock loading/unloading technology

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Industrial Conveying (Aust) Pty Ltd

Industrial Conveying is custom designing, manufacturing and installing a range of devices for bulk loading (and unloading) palletised product into shipping containers.

Weight recording

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Newcastle Weighing Services

Nuweigh Australia has released a weight data logging scale for quality assurance checking in the processing area. The JAC 320 scale is portable and manufactured for washdown areas where accuracy of weight readings is essential.

Collapsible bins

01 June, 2008 | Supplied by: Nayla Pty Ltd

Available from Nayla is the KitBin, a method of reducing freight and storage costs. The unit is a bulk storage and transport ‘knock-down’ container with removable sides that pack inside a built KitBin for storage during transport when the bins are returned empty to the source.

Custom-engineered shaft seals for bulk processing equipment

12 May, 2008 | Supplied by: Woodex Bearing Company Inc

MECO offers custom shaft seals for slow-turning bulk process equipment. Because no standard seals will work properly in every application, MECO engineers specify the design and construction materials for each seal according to actual shaft diameter, speed, clearance, process chemistry, temperature, pressure variation, thermal shaft growth, etc.

What's happening to our freight industry?

12 March, 2008 by Keiran Jones

Has anyone else noticed that 2008 is already shaping up to be a bad year for logistics in Australia?

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