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  • Lineshaft: Below are assorted pictures of a small machine shop originally set up in 1910.  The line shafting shown is probably in its original configuration but some of the early tools have been removed...>more
  • Lineshaft roller conveyor: Lineshaft roller conveyors are, as their title suggests, powered via a shaft beneath the rollers. These conveyors are suitable for light applications up to 20kgs such as cardboard boxes and...>more
  • Lineshaft Roller Conveyor: Powered rollers with accumulation facilities Lineshaft conveyors are commonly used in warehouse application to transport normally flat boxes. At automation supplies we offer lineshaft...>more
  • Lineshaft Roller Conveyor Bends: Lineshaft Roller Conveyor Bends   Powered roller bends with limited accumulation facilities Here are some photos of lineshaft conveyor bends. It's not...>more
  • Lineshaft Roller Conveyor Merge: Powered rollers with merge facilities There are powered merge units available for lineshaft conveyors. The rollers get shorter the nearer they are to...>more
  • Longest belt conveyors: The longest belt conveyor system in the world is in Western Sahara. It is 100 km long, from the phosphate mines of Bu Craa to the coast south of El-Aaiun. The longest single belt conveyor...>more
  • Material Flow Planning (Layout): The dominant scheme for the layout of the facility is as a U-shaped flow. The advantages of a U-flow are as follows: * There is very good utilisation of dock resources (doors, dock levellers,...>more
  • Material Handling: Large Scale Equipment: A two-stage approach can be used to work out the best system of materials handling. First, the best or most likely range of units loads of incoming materials is determined: size, weight, frequency...>more
  • Milman Model: We present MILAN, a model based extensible framework that facilitates rapid, multigranular performance evaluation of a large class of embedded systems, by seamlessly integrating different...>more
  • Mineral-insulated Thermocouple: A type of thermocouple cable which has an outer metal sheath and mineral (magnesium oxide) insulation inside separating a pair of thermocouple wires from themselves and from the outer sheath. This...>more
  • Modular Gravity Conveyors: Modular Gravity Conveyor to its line of modular conveyor systems. Modular Gravity Conveyors maximize flexibility in configuration by utilizing short roller sections to create the right length of...>more
  • Modular roller conveyor: Modular Gravity Conveyors maximize flexibility in configuration by utilizing short roller sections to create the right length of conveyor every time. Modular roller sections are 20" long and...>more
  • NEMA-12: A standard from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, which defines enclosures with protection against dirt, dust, splashes by non-corrosive liquids, and salt spray. >more
  • NEMA-4: A standard from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, which defines enclosures intended for indoor or outdoor use primarily to provide a degree of protection against windblown dust and...>more
  • NEMA-7: A standard from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association, which defines explosion-proof enclosures for use in locations classified as Class I, Groups A, B, C or D, as specified in the...>more
  • Original equipment manufacturer: DEFINITION - This confusing term has two meanings: 1) Originally, an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) was a company that supplied equipment to other companies to resell or incorporate...>more
  • Pallet Racking: There are a great many standard storage arrangements for pallet racking. The Stores planner can decide on the configuration suitable for a specific need simply by contemplating a standard...>more
  • Particle manipulation using 3D ac electro-osmotic micropumps: The alternating-current (ac)- drives electro-osmotic micropumps, utilizing the tunable ratio of viscous drag, inertial and dielectrophoretic forces. The latter are induced by three-dimensional (3D)...>more
  • Pick Module: Dedicated areas, specially constructed areas for full case or split case picking served by a takeaway system such as a belt conveyor. Pick modules are often multi-level rack structures using...>more
  • Platinum 67: To develop thermal emf tables for thermocouples, the National Bureau of Standards paired each thermocouple alloy against a pure platinum wire (designated Platinum 2 prior to 1973, and currently...>more
  • Pneumatic Conveyor: The pneumatic conveyor is often used in the lumber industry for fuel purposes and dry (dust, chips and sawdust) or for installations in wood pellets. The fuel is sucked by a fan directly at the...>more
  • Polyethylene (UHMWPE): Polyethylene, the largest volume thermoplastic polymer used today, is available in a wide variety of grades and formulations that have an equally wide range of properties. Some polyethylenes...>more
  • Procedure for Specifying a Zero Pressure CDLR: · Review the product to be certain that it is suitable to be conveyed on rollers. · Review the atmosphere the system will function in. If it is extreme wash down, extreme cold, heat,...>more
  • Proportioning Control with Integral and Derivative Functions: Three mode PID controller. A time proportioning controller with integral and derivative functions. The integral function automatically adjusts the system temperature to the set point temperature to...>more
  • Proximity sensors: A proximity sensor is a sensor able to detect the presence of nearby objects without any physical contact. A proximity sensor often emits an electromagnetic or electrostatic field, or a beam of...>more
  • Ratiometric Measurement: A measurement technique where an external signal is used to provide the voltage reference for the dual-slope A/D converter. The external signal can be derived from the voltage excitation applied to...>more
  • Refractory Metal Thermocouple: A class of thermocouples with melting points above 3600°F. The most common are made from tungsten and tungsten/rhenium alloys Types G and C. They can be used for measuring high temperatures up to...>more
  • Rigid Rotor: A rotor is considered rigid when it can be corrected in any two (arbitrarily selected) planes [see "Correction (Balancing)Plane"] and after that correction, its unbalance does not significantly...>more
  • Shuttle conveyor: A belt conveyor having overend discharge, the whole being mounted on a travelling carriage capable of being shuttled backwards and forwards.>more
  • Spiral conveyor: The Live-Drum spiral conveyor uses a rotating, stainless-steel drum to help drive the system's modular, plastic belt. Regardless of the conveyor length, the drum imparts a driving force to the...>more
  • The art Vertical Reciprocating Lift to Symbolic Motors: The present invention teaches a method and apparatus for a single stroke kinematic system, having a required mid stroke dwell, which permits positioning of the mid stroke dwell with respect to both...>more
  • The establishment of SME: The establishment of SME At the Copenhagen Summit, 6 and 7 April 1978, Valéry Giscard 'Estaing and Helmut Schmidt re-creation of a new European Monetary System (EMS) open to all States of the...>more
  • THE USE OF SIMULATION IN MATERIALS FLOW PLANNING: Simulation is an immensely powerful tool in warehouse design and warehouse development for providing answers to such questions as "how many FLTs should be deployed?", "How many cranes?", "What...>more
  • The X85 Conveyor System: Line flexibility is enhanced by standard functions and substantial concern has been spent on trouble free operation and good factory environment. The X85 conveyor offers longest in class MTBF...>more
  • Tips to avoiding the biggest conveyor problems: A conveyor system that is designed properly can be made to last a good long time with proper maintenance. I have tried to list, in order of frequency, the biggest problems that customers...>more
  • Tips to increasing conveyor longevity: Avoid weak system design. Many problems can be avoided by conservatively applying some basic rules of design. Do not exceed the manufacturer's published loading limits. So many systems that I...>more
  • Typical applications of ZeroPressure Accumulation?: · Workstations: o Fill stations o Inspection stations o Order fulfillment stations (pick lines) etc.   · Singulation style release:...>more
  • Wedge conveyor: VarioFlow S chain conveyor systems now include a new wedge conveyor. These conveyors provide a compact footprint while enabling users to elevate or lower products quickly and easily with a...>more
  • What are Conveyor Belts?: Conveyor belts are generally endless loops which move parts or materials from one location to another. Conveyor belts are often driven by variable speed electric motors or by other moving parts in...>more
  • What is a Belt Conveyor: A belt conveyor consists of two or more pulleys, with a continuous loop of material - the conveyor belt - that rotates about them. One or both of the pulleys are powered, moving the belt and...>more
  • What is Cross-Belt Sorter?: In a sense, a form of a tray sorter is where the tray is replaced by a short belt conveyor section with its direction of travel orientated perpendicular to the line of travel of the sorter....>more
  • What is Pneumatic Conveyor System?: Every pneumatic system, makes use of pipes or ducts called transportation lines that carry mixture of materials and a stream of air. These materials are such as dry pulverised or free flowing...>more
  • What is Pop-Up Wheel Sorters?: Rows of powered wheels “pop up” above the main conveyor line, generally at an angle, and make contact with the bottom surface of the product to be sorted. The wheels recede after...>more
  • What is Shoe Sorter:  These sorters, sometimes also referred to as slat sorters, use a series of “horizontal shoes” that slide across the conveyor surface to push product (cases/totes) down a divert...>more
  • What is the IEEE Committee on Earth Observation (ICEO): The IEEE Committee on Earth Observation (ICEO) facilitates broad-based IEEE participation in the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and its international effort to create a Global Earth Observation...>more
  • What is ZeroPressure CDLR?: Zero Pressure CDLR is a chain driven roller conveyor divided into individual zones controlled by air logic. When a product reaches the sensor in the last unoccupied zone, the zone is...>more
  •  Electrokinetic pumps: An electrokinetic pump in which the porous dielectric medium of conventional electrokinetic pumps is replaced by a patterned microstructure. The patterned microstructure is fabricated by...>more
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