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WHEN IT needed to automate the application of serial numbers to the curved surface of silicone hydrogel contact lenses, Madrid-based Tiedra Farmaceutica turned to leading global manufacturer of high performance of coding and marking equipment, Macsa id and its advanced SPA2 CB 10Watt CO2 laser marking system with iLaserbox 450 work station.
Given that photonic device assembly generally involves the precise alignment, gluing and curing of a combination of light sources, fibres, lenses and chips, component positioning is crucial while automation could provide the solution, say Warren Harvard and Scott Jordan
THE PRESSURE Systems’ Safety Regulations 2000: S.I.128 (PSSR) provide a complete legal framework to control activities from design to installation, examination and keeping of records to name but a few. While some systems may be exempt from the PSSR regulations, all systems will be subject to at least the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
IMPROVING THE energy performance of compressed air systems continues to be a high priority amid soaring electricity prices. In this context, a planned approach to reduce pipework leaks can reduce ownership costs.
Whether it's the influx of seasonal workers during busy periods, the need to refurbish permanent offices, or the rapid growth of the business, there are a range of reasons why manufacturers are opting for temporary modular buildings for hire to address their business needs, explains Chris Coxon