Trescal’s Manchester Facility Achieves First for UK IAC Scanner UKAS Accreditation

Trescal, the international specialist in calibration and measurement solutions, has streamlined processes at its Manchester facility by investing in an IAC Master Scanner. Following extensive assessment this has now been fully commissioned and can be used for UKAS accredited measurements, full details of our capabilities can be found on the UKAS website.

Machine and workstation wireless monitoring and data collection systems from WERMA

WIN with wireless waves

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EL3751 multi-function terminal: High-end measurement technology in the standard I/O system

Reliable and high-precision acquisition of measurement data offers tremendous potential to optimise machine efficiency and production quality. This can also be achieved for demanding measurement technology tasks with the integrated EL3751 solution from Beckhoff, which combines automation and measurement technology on one universal hardware and software platform. The EL3751 1-channel EtherCAT Terminal for analog measurement technology combines high measurement accuracy – ±0.01 % of the full scale value for most interfaces, at 25 °C (±5 °C) – with a high sampling rate of up to 10,000 samples per second and 24 bit resolution (incl. sign).

New range of geared motors is available off the shelf @renoldgears

Renold Gears has announced the launch of a new range of geared motors, that is suitable for most industrial applications, and is available off-the-shelf for fast delivery. They are designed with an oil tight gear head to keep motor replacement free from oil spills, and feature cast iron cases with an epoxy-polyester, powder-coated finish for strength and durability. All the units in the new range are available as motorised, motor ready or as reducers with a keyed input shaft.

BLFT Turbine Installation for Sir Bob Geldof’s Winery

Winery application story

Bell Flow Systems has recently supplied a Stainless Steel Turbine Meter to Awash Winery in Ethiopia. Not only is this winery the largest in the country, but it is also part owned by UK equity firm chaired by Sir Bob Geldof.

Awash currently bottles seven million litres of wine annually. It plans to boost production under 12 brands, including the well-known Axumite, Awash and Gouder names.


Robust design of new JC050 is ideal for arduous applications
in hand-grips and HMI consoles


Innovative engineering courses built in conjunction with major industry employers and experts are being launched at Nottingham Trent University from October.

BULKEX – Providing a forum for the bulk materials industry

With just four months to go until BULKEX17: BULK HANDLING TODAY AND TOMORROW, James Bullock of the MHEA Executive Committee shares his views on why BUKLEX is a key industry event:

Innovative platform changes landscape of machinery management

The Machinery Management People (TMMP), founders of the award-winning machinery auction site, CNC Online, has introduced the UK’s first total machinery management support service, providing the engineering sector with a highly cost effective route to all aspects of machinery trading, management and care.  

New robot lends precision and reliability to the production of hearing aids

Hearing aid device manufacturer Oticon required a more flexible robot to handle the tiny hearing device components in its production. The company had been using robot technology for the past 10 years. But, as the minute components became increasingly smaller in order to make the hearing aids more comfortable, the existing two- and three-axes robots used in manufacturing were no longer suitable. They could not perform the required lateral and vertical movements sufficiently. If for instance a small part is stuck in a mould, the robot should be dexterous enough to tip it out.

Rittal Publishes New IT and Manufacturing Product Catalogue

Rittal’s new System Catalogue 35 showcases the company’s portfolio of products for the IT and manufacturing industries, which are designed to address the needs of design engineers, switchgear manufacturers and data centre operators.


Martindale Electric – UK market leader in safe isolation – is pleased to announce the arrival of its latest range of comprehensive lock out kits, which have been designed to suit the needs of installers and maintenance teams working in a range of environments.

Vision-Based Laser Marking Reduces Risks On Automotive Recalls

Instances of recalls in the automotive industry seem to have increased somewhat in recent years as vehicles become more complex. These occurrences cost volume carmakers dear, with millions of vehicles form different manufacturers being recalled across Europe the USA and other regions including China.

LG Motion onwards and upwards with Steinmeyer Mechatronics

vacuum multi axis system

LG Motion is pleased to announce a new addition to its impressive UK portfolio – German-based Steinmeyer Mechatronics GmbH. The Basingstoke-based motion control experts will be representing Steinmeyer in the UK, a leading manufacturer of positioning technology products.

Bosch Rexroth keeps its ‘Eye’ on the next generation of engineers @BoschRexrothUK

Another group of young engineers has completed a unique training course in association with Bosch Rexroth, equipping them with a combination of theoretical and practical skills in hydraulics.

Where sensors come to life! Register now for Sensors & Instrumentation 2017 @sensorsshow

Registration is now open for the UK’s only national sensors show, which will be heading to Hall 1 at the NEC Birmingham on the 26 & 27 September 2017 to showcase the latest products, technology and solutions in test, measurement and control.

High Specification Ultrasonic Flowmeter Range

Titan Enterprises reports on strong sales, excellent customer feedback and new developments for its Atrato range of low flow ultrasonic flowmeters.

The Plasma Treatment Revolution

The landscape of manufacturing ultimately changed in 1957 with the start of large scale production of Polypropylene. Over the years, Polypropylene has become one of the most popular plastics in the world and is well known for the headaches it causes engineers when attempting to achieve good adhesion.

SICK opens up the HIPERFACE DSL® interface

Waldkirch / Donaueschingen, June 2017 – SICK has announced that it is opening up its HIPERFACE DSL® (Digital-Servo-Link) interface to all users.  When launched six years ago, the interface made a single cable servomotor a reliable proposition for the very first time.  Following the rapid adoption of the revolutionary One Cable Technology, SICK has decided that the interface it invented will now be available as an open protocol.

Intelligent Industrialization of Datacentres @rittal_ltd

The hugely impressive Lefdal Mine Datacentre (LMD) in Norway has an ambitious vision; it aims to be the most cost-effective, secure, flexible, and green datacentre in Europe.