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Bowl tooling

Bowl tooling

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How to tool a vibratory feeder bowl? Tooling a vibratory feeder bowl has often been described as a black art. Two bowl tooling technicians working side-by-side on bowls for the same part may come up with two completely different solutions. Orientation of a component can often be predicted by how parts will behave in a vibratory feeder bowl by dropping a handful on a table and analysing their positions.

By knowing a components  centre of gravity, you can get an idea of a components natural orientation, often parts dropped on a table top will give their natural orientation. Continue Reading

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Super Fast Changeover from RNA

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RNA’s unique Quick Release Feeder (QRF) has been designed to provide a low cost option for machinery needing rapid changeover between products, or where regular cleaning is necessary. Continue Reading

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High Speed Inspection Machines for Pharmaceuticals Industry

High Speed Inspection Machines for Pharmaceuticals Industry

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RNA were contacted with a request for a fully automated quality control and inspection system to handle and inspect blister packed tablets. The request was from a global leader in the Pharmaceuticals industry.

The system must handle with minimum changeover two components that are different in size. As the pharmaceutical industry requires the highest standards of design, usability and performance in all of their processing equipment, the system is located in a Grade D (EU GMP Annex1) environment and must conform to a very high pharmaceutical specification to ensure these high standards are met.

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Orientating and feeding of cereal bars

Orientating and feeding of cereal bars

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A global leader in the snack food industry approached RNA to develop a system that could accurately and consistently orient and feed cereal bars onto the customer’s existing line.

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RNA expands its capabilities and looks forward to the future

RNA expands its capabilities and looks forward to the future

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RNA plans to expand its engineering capability to meet the demands of major project activity. With its number of new projects especially in the vision inspection machine sector the added engineering capacity is needed to meet customers’ needs for effective, timely project execution.

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Small parts orientation and feeding in a vibratory bowl feeder

Small parts orientation and feeding in a vibratory bowl feeder

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The vibratory bowl feeder is reasonably reliable and effective with most small component parts applications. But is a small electrical component part as the picture show too small and intricate for a RNA bowl feeder? The answer is no.

One of the challenges for feeding such a small parts is the orientation. The bowl to suit the parts has to be very small, which makes the fabrication of the bowl feeder very difficult. Thus, the use of a precision machined bowl is much easier and more effective for such application.

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Case Study – Machine Vision Solutions for Food & Beverage Industry

Case Study – Machine Vision Solutions for Food & Beverage Industry

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RNA were contacted with a request for a fully automated quality control and inspection system to handle and inspect plastic moulding components. The request was from a recently built UK based production requirement for a global leader in the food and beverage industry. 

The system must handle with minimum changeover two components that are physically different in size and shape. A major consideration in this application was the complexity and fragility of the component parts. The system must not cause any damage to these parts, which have a detailed periphery.

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Improve efficiency with Discrete Event Simulation (DES)

Improve efficiency with Discrete Event Simulation (DES)

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RNA have launched Discrete Event Simulation (DES) to assist clients in understanding the performance of manufacturing and production processes.

Software tools to assist in manufacturing, production and process planning are increasingly contributing an essential role in assuring changes to factory, office, process and logistics are designed tested and implemented in the shortest period of time. One tool that has proven its effectiveness in this arena is Discrete Event Simulation software (DES).

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Small footprint, great performance for large containers

Small footprint, great performance for large containers

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RNA Automation has introduced a ‘compact’ style container unscrambler, the system has a small ‘footprint’- without compromising on speed or efficiency and enhances the productivity and flexibility of bottle handling.

The ‘Compact’ model unscrambler has been designed and developed by RNA’s United States partner Palace Packaging and is marketed by RNA in the UK and Ireland. The major benefit of this revolutionary design is its small footprint due to the internal hopper.

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Case Study – RNA contribute to Shrove Tuesday

Case Study – RNA contribute to Shrove Tuesday

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In the UK Shrove Tuesday is known colloquially as Pancake Day or Pancake Tuesday. Pancakes are served immediately after cooking and are traditionally served with a sprinkling of sugar and a dash of fresh lemon juice this is where RNA formed an unlikely alliance with a customer.

RNA recently completed a project for Unilever that has delivered new efficiencies and cost savings to the process line.

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