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Revolutionising the treatment of respiratory disease

Medical device developer Wideblue has worked with client TidalSense over the past 10 years, to produce the world’s first handheld capnometer targeting the management of chronic respiratory conditions.

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Peristaltic pump plays key role in cardiac ablation system

Medical device manufacturers livetec Ingenieurbüro GmbH and OSYPKA are using a 400RXMD peristaltic pump from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Solutions (WMFTS) as part of a cardiac ablation system, for its high reliability and ease of operation.

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Specifying a servo motion system: The machine designer perspective

For machines with a motion cycle that’s crucial to optimising productivity and process quality, servo motors are typically required for their speed and accuracy. However, specifying a servo-based system needs a holistic consideration of the machine and motion control requirements as a whole. Trio Motion Technology’s Ed Novak summarises the approach.

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The drive to design the public transport of the future

Ordering a taxi or an Uber via your smartphone is a relatively simple task, but calling a train to you whenever you need it is surely impossible? A project being undertaken by the OWL University of Applied Sciences and the Landeseisenbahn Lippe e.V. Association aims to demonstrate that this is, in fact, not as unlikely as it seems...

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    Life’s a beech: Wooden shafts and plastic bearings save CO2 in manufacturing(04/12/2023)

    Machine builders are searching for ways to reduce their carbon content. New materials are coming under greater scrutiny in manufacturing processes, to replace metals and alloys or incumbent, carbon-heavy materials. Wood is a renewable raw material, and several seasoned woods have the physical properties to suit low- to medium-load applications like conveyors, as well as furniture-making and advanced joinery.

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    From fibre to fabric: Textile selection in conveyor belt manufacturing(04/12/2023)

    Conveyor belts are ubiquitous in modern society, facilitating the efficient movement of goods across various sectors. Yet, what often goes unnoticed is the critical role played by the choice of textiles in determining a conveyor belt's performance and characteristics. Here, Anna Marcol, Marketing Communications Manager of Habasit, discusses the diverse range of fabrics used in manufacturing conveyor belts.

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    Make way for “multi-everything”(04/12/2023)

    Snack, bakery and food-to-go manufacturers are feeling the squeeze from every direction. Stricter processing regulations, faster production loads and escalating operating and ingredient costs, combined with the rise of factory real estate prices, have left many seeking higher throughput, smaller footprint machines.

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    Composites send drones to the skies(04/12/2023)

    In 2020, a group of engineers working in the drone research lab at Politecnico di Milano, Italy (PoliMI) used their expertise in drone design, integration, flight testing, and production to form a new spin-off company. ANT-X was born: a custom drone solutions provider with one foot in the research sphere of PoliMI and the other in the rapidly expanding global drone market.

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    The crucial role of competence when working with safety controls(04/12/2023)

    In the intricate landscape of industrial operations, where safety is paramount, the significance of skills and training cannot be overstated. When it comes to working with safety-related controls, be it within an electrical control panel, building a machine or maintaining existing work equipment, competence becomes a linchpin that ensures the effectiveness of safety measures and, ultimately, the well-being of individuals within a given environment.

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