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Asahi Kasei plant for microcrystalline cellulose in Mizushima, Japan

In 2018, potentially carcinogenic nitrosamine impurities were detected in several medicines. Since then, public awareness of the potential health risk of nitrosamines has increased significantly worldwide. To help reduce the risk of potentially carcinogenic nitrosamine impurities in pharmaceuticals and dietary...

Cleaning device for hygienic processing lines from Alfa Laval

Avoiding contamination is a crucial element in the design of hygienic process lines. Yet manufacturers often face uncertainties when cleaning ducts, tanks and other confined spaces with hard-to-reach shadow areas. The new Alfa Laval "Free Rotating Retractor" is a highly efficient, retractable cleaning device that...

Siemens and UL catapult digital twins into valid quality for product approval

For the first time, an industrial product was certified for the United States after some of the required tests were digitally simulated and the results were only confirmed by physical tests. This achievement by Siemens and UL Solutions is likely to be a first for national certification processes of this kind worldwide...

Hygienic sensors for food production and packagin proccesses

Hygiene-sensitive production and packaging processes require sensors that meet the most stringent requirements. Leuze makes this possible with sensor series intended for the food industry and with its many years of application know-how. There are few industries where the demands placed on the sensor systems are as...

Teaching box for Melfa robots

Mitsubishi Electric has launched the „R86TB“, a new, high-performance teaching box. This is designed to help users, machine builders and system integrators setup, program, repurpose, maintain as well as troubleshoot industrial and collaborative Melfa robots. As a result, the latest solution simplifies human-machine...

NXP Semiconductors has chosen the "R&S RTS" radar test system to verify their radar sensor reference design based on the industry’s first "28 nm RFCMOS one-chip radar SoC"

The radar target simulator "R&S RTS" for automotive radar and in particular its ability to electronically simulate very close-range objects, has been used to verify the performance of NXP Semiconductors’ next-generation radar sensor reference design. This collaboration enables the automotive industry to take...

A new EPDM elastomer compound dedicated to refrigerant

To support the transition to electric vehicles, Hutchinson Precision Sealing Systems has developed a new elastomer blend for Volkswagen that is adapted to the operating constraints of the “R744 refrigerant”, which is highly promising for the thermal management of electric and hybrid vehicles, but requires all the...

Digital twin of hydraulik system in 3D

Bosch Rexroth drives digitalization forward and plans to offer the complete industrial hydraulics product portfolio as digital twins in the future. The foundation is the industrial-neutral standard of the Asset Administration Shell, which ensures cross-manufacturer interoperability and enables seamless value chains. In...

Two components of the fault status module (each external) monitor the status of the protection modules.

Modularity, loop disconnect function, and fault monitoring for signal lines up to SIL 3 in accordance with IEC/EN 61508: these features are combined in the new “M-LB-4000” surge protection system from Pepperl+Fuchs. The devices limit induced transients from various causes on signal lines, for example, due to lightning...

MAP tray

Klöckner Pentaplast (KP) has taken a remarkable step towards sustainable packaging design for the European fresh protein market with "kp Elite", the MAP modified atmosphere tray made from 100 percent recycled PET (rPET), creating a fully closed-loop packaging system for the industry. At the heart of the new packaging...