FACTORY AUTOMATION

Open and shut case

Robotic and automatic systems developer Cambridge IQ has come up with a labour-saving solution to the problem of closing lids on reusable containers. Gantry equipment that fits over an existing conveyor line closes the lids as the containers pass underneath. It works with a range of sizes and speeds of travel. Payback is said to be three months and there are no moving parts to go wrong. Cambridge is working on another version for opening containers.

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* Moving Conveyor Systems has been set up to design, make and install conveyor equipment. Its conveyors are modular, have a range of accessories, and provide capacities up to 1500kg.