The PPMA Show, the UK’s free-to-attend, processing and packaging machinery exhibition, returns to the NEC from 25-27 September to provide manufacturers with insights into the latest machinery products, technologies and materials.
In broad terms, integration enables increased speed and precision of production processes due to more finely tuned technology and control systems.
Even as machinery and equipment have become much more complex and sophisticated in recent years, still the essence of “safe operation” remains largely unchanged and therefore the most basic solutions to ensure safe operation are also largely unchanged.
Len McGanity, Product Manager for ABB, explains the importance of Automatic Transfer Switches (ATSs) and how the latest generation of switches can save time and effort when installing critical power and fire safety systems.
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NUM has helped Original Point Machine Tools (OPMT) to develop an advanced 8-axis CNC machining centre capable of processing many different types of materials, including metal, ceramics, glass and cemented carbide.
Simple signals can be used to count parts, schedule production runs and maintenance, provide historical data and apply logic to existing machine statuses – and much more.
In this advanced technological age machines continue to outstrip man in terms of speed and efficiency. Fully automated systems are commonplace but technology can also greatly assist in human based operations bringing vastly improved output. Pick-to-light technology is a perfect example of machine aiding man in traditional labour intensive tasks.