Editor’s pickDumping from safety cages eliminated with flexible screw conveyors

SMK Nutra Makers, a formulator and contract manufacturer of dietary supplements and nutritional products, improved production of a protein shake sports drink by switching from manual dumping of a powdered chocolate mix from an elevated safety cage, to dumping of the mix at floor level into mobile flexible screw conveyors. Previously, operators in a safety cage were raised by a forklift to dump …

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igus® - delta robot kit

For simple and automated pick-&-place and assembly tasks, igus® has developed the modular delta robot kit. Now new with calibrating pin for easy positioning at the zero point. It is directly fixed to the mounting hub and simplifies the initial calibration process.The cable clip for the delta robot was developed for the secure guidance of cables, e.g. individual pneumatic hoses, along the coupling joint. Easy to fit, lightweight.