Mecaplastic seals deal

first_imgwww.mecaplastic.com Mecaplastic offers a range of sandwich filling and sealing machines, enabling businesses to select the right capacity for their requirements.Size adjustments can also be made on Mecaplastic cardboard sandwich-pack filling machines simply and quickly. The Mecapack 470 and 700 models enable automatic simultaneous adjustment in just 30 seconds.The 470 model is a mid-range machine with a capacity of up to 80 packs per minute, whereas the 700 model has a capacity of up to 180 packs per minute. The machine also uses ’wide edge’ technology, so there are no unsightly white edges on the finished product.last_img read more

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Soft Robots, in color

first_imgHaving already broken new ground in robotics with the development, last year, of a class of “soft”, silicone-based robots based on creatures like squid and octopi, Harvard scientists are now working to create systems that would allow the robots to camouflage themselves, or stand out in their environment.As described in a paper published August 16 in Science, a team of researchers led by George M. Whitesides, the Woodford L. and Ann A. Flowers University Professor, has developed a “dynamic coloration” system for soft robots that might one day have applications ranging from helping doctors plan complex surgeries to acting as a visual marker to help search crews following a disaster.In this video, Stephen Morin, a Post-Doctoral Fellow in Chemistry and Chemical Biology and first author of the paper, discusses the research and demonstrates how the system works.last_img read more

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Opposition Leader alarmed at productivity consultant’s report

first_img Share Tweet Share Sharing is caring! Sharecenter_img LocalNews Opposition Leader alarmed at productivity consultant’s report by: – January 30, 2012 46 Views   3 comments Hon. Edison James. (file photo)Leader of the United Workers Party Edison James has expressed alarm over a report by government’s productivity consultant Parry Bellot, who claimed that 80% of the country’s public servants are inefficient.He said if indeed the findings do reflect the true state of productivity levels of the public service, it is caused for concerns.“While the wishy washy method, by which these findings were arrived at, cast serious doubts on their reliability and usefulness, they are in fact findings which must have been accepted by the Roosevelt Skerrit administration, since no self-respecting consultation would go public with his or her findings without the knowledge and consent of the authorities. If the findings are true, then it confirms what the UWP has held all along, that this government is all about politicking, rather than managing the economy and the fears of this country,” James explained.He said it must be remembered that every department of government is according to the constitution, under the direction and control of a minister.“It appears that over the past several years, ministers of government have simply been going to parliament, talking and taking salaries but producing very little, and in some cases nothing at all,” James said.He said government must now accept full responsibility “for the dismal state of affairs highlighted by its consultant, or it must rubbish the report, fire Bellot, demand a refund of all monies paid to him and embark upon a serious program to deal with the matter of productivity levels throughout the country’s workforce”.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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