Let’s talk tech. The manufacturing industry is evolving at an ever-increasing rate, and if you want to stay ahead of your competition, then you need to stay abreast of the latest products and solutions. Every day, innovative companies are bringing new tools to market, but searching the sea of new product announcements for the one that best fits your facility can be daunting. Here are a few cool tools, selected by the editors of Plant Services and New Equipment Digest, that are changing the game.
With CTC high-performance bell-type suction cups, manufacturers can now have the best of both flat and bellows suction cups to enhance sheet handling tasks. The main feature of CTC suction cups is their bell shape, combining the advantages of both flat and bellows suction cups. They provide strength, anti-slip grip, and can grip complex or angular shapes. Learn more about the product
The 250C Combo L-Bar Sealer and Tunnel Combination Shrink System combines an L-bar sealer with a shrink tunnel in one robust, compact unit featuring a motorized closing seal bar arm that improves both operator ergonomics as well as production output. The power take-away conveyor quickly transitions product from the sealer to the tunnel. The high flow digitally controlled 6,000-W tunnel effectively shrink wraps a range of products at a rate of up to 12 packs/min and measures 16 x 22 x 9 in. (406 x 559 x 229 mm). Learn more about the product
The Safety Distance Calculator is a free, browser-based tool that lets users calculate safety distances for all common safety light curtains, simply and quickly. The digital calculation tool uses the values entered to determine the necessary safety distance and suggest the appropriate light curtain in each case. Users can choose from the product range of safety light curtains such as the PSENopt or PSENopt II from Pilz. Learn more about the product
The NC-520XP hearing protection headsets deliver top-notch acoustic protection and communication solutions in challenging, hazardous conditions. The headsets incorporate dual Bluetooth which enables users to connect two Bluetooth devices simultaneously—in most cases a radio and a mobile phone—for hands-free communication and allows users to listen to radio transmissions and still be reachable. The noise-canceling Push-to-Talk (PTT) boom microphone ensures clear speech even in the loudest of environments. Learn more about the product
The NOTOS 3NS three screw pumps have a high-efficiency unique design (HEUD) that provides self-priming and a small footprint with continuous delivery and low pulsation to ensure minimal turbulence and gentle product handling. They can handle flows up to 1,760 gpm (400 cubic meters per hour); pressure up to 2,300 psi (160 bar); temperature up to 570°F (300°C); and viscosity from 1.5 to 15,000 centistokes (including LSD (Low Sulphur Diesel)). Learn more about the product