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NOVEMBER 2015 CONTENTS COVER STORY 06


10 SIGNS IT’S TIME TO RETHINK YOUR INTRALOGISTICS


COMPRESSED AIR


The latest generation of compressed air management systems has the capability to embrace the future technological benefits of Industry 4.0


10 TOOLS & TOOLING


New drills and taps helped a subcontractor operating in the automotive industry to complete a batch of 12,000 parts without a single breakage


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BARCODING & PACKAGING


For some manufacturers the FDI ruling for UDIs to be assigned to medical devices have implications from label material to verification of data printed on them


24 CONTENTS


10 signs it’s time to rethink your intralogistics


In facilities relying on traditional static shelving for storage of non- palletised items the inherent limitations can hamper its ability to find the right item quickly and in its expected condition. Here are 10 signs your shelf-based intralogistics practices might be negatively impacting your operation


NEWS


4. European Heathyards completes 24 heat exchangers


Save up to £2600 on IR camera packages for troubleshooting in buildings


FEATURES Compressed Air


8. A compressed air system from Atlas Copco is playing an integral role in supporting maintenance procedures carried out by Monarch Aircraft Engineering in Birmingham


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10. The latest generation of compressed air management systems from HPC Kaeser include the capability to embrace the future benefits of Industry 4.0


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/ FACTORYEQUIPMENT FACTORY EQUIPMENT | NOVEMBER 2015 3 Production & Assembly


12. Top performance and build quality were key factors in designing a high-speed machining centre to help mouldmakers reduce lead times in the production of high quality tools


14. Smaller assembly tools such as nutrunners pose just as great a health and safety risk as hammer tools when it comes to noise and vibration


Tools & Tooling


16. Drills and taps from ITC have helped a subcontractor operating in the highly


competitive automotive industry complete a batch of 12,000 parts without a single breakage


Energy Management


18. Optimising the supply voltage for a building saves on electricity consumption and can prevent equipment and machinery from early burn out while reducing maintenance costs


Industrial Cleaning


20. Salvage of cruise shop Cost Concordia was made possible in part by the use of a honing tool widely used in manufacturing, finishing and maintenance operations across industry


Thermal Imaging


22. Temperature is a key measurement parameter in controlling the quality of glass or glass products but current thermal imaging technology is limited in the accuracy it can achieve


Barcoding, Labelling & Packaging


24. For some manufacturers the FDI’s ruling for UDIs to be assigned to medical devices could have implications from the label materials to verification of the data printed on them


26. Pre-marking boxes enables users to install only as many systems as they need to meet their capacity requirements rather than installing a separate unit at the end of each line


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