BPMA Launches EU Directives Advisory Service

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Do you know whether the documentation supporting the placement of your products onto the UK and European market is legally compliant?

Not being legally compliant in these matters can lead to large fines for the company.  But worse still, if a non-compliant product leads to an injury or death, it can result in prosecution or even imprisonment for company executives.

Gallagher in pole position for third Trevor Kletz lecture

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Former Grand Prix senior manager and Formula One analyst, Mark Gallagher, will deliver the third Trevor Kletz Memorial Lecture at Hazards 27 – Europe’s leading process safety conference. The conference takes place in Birmingham, UK from 10-12 May 2017 and is organised by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) in association with the Mary Kay O’Connor Process Safety Center.

mk’s Accumulating Pallet Recirculation System used by Leading German Appliance Manufacturer

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The accumulating pallet recirculation system SPU 2040 enables cost-effective and dynamic feeding, buffering, positioning and separating of workpiece pallets (WT). In this application the SPU provided the perfect solution for transporting the housing of dishwashers for a leading German white goods manufacturer.

How to Specify the Best Flowmeter for your Application

Titan Enterprises reports on a white paper written to assist design engineers looking to specify the best liquid flowmeter for their application.

New initiative encourages children from three to get inspired by engineering

– scheme to provide hands-on activities to over 7,000 pre-schoolers –

Compact connector offers current-carrying capacity of more than 100 A

HARTING’s new Han® Q 1/0 Axial Screw Protected connector is a compact single-pole unit that enables the transmission of high currents – greater than 100 A – within the small footprint of a standard 3 A housing.

Dura Slab FRP Structural Stair Treads Win Top Award for Design Innovation in Recognition of their Durability and Ease of Installation

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5th December 2016 – Dura Composites, a leading UK supplier of precision engineered FRP products has been recognised with a top award for Innovation in Composite Design at the prestigious Composites UK awards in Birmingham.

With over 20 years’ experience in delivering innovative high quality solutions that solve many of the challenges facing today’s industries, Dura Composites recently launched its new Dura Slab Structural Stair Treads which are ideal for both new build footbridges and for essential refurbishment works.

Achieve Flexibility in Industrial Supply Chain with the Moog TWO-YOU Offering for Servo Motors and Servo Drives

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East Aurora, NY, USA, November 22, 2016 – Moog Industrial Group, a division of Moog Inc. (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) today announced the launch of its “TWO-YOU” offering, a program to deliver a selection of 32 Maximum Dynamic Servo Motors and three sizes of MSD Single-Axis Servo Drives Compact in two weeks. This program offers Moog’s customers a highly flexible supply chain so they can meet customer demands and quickly launch new generation machines.

Moog Introduces New Fan-Cooled Brushless Servo Motors for Increased Machine Productivity at SPS/IPC/Drives 2016

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  • Higher power density and torque compared to naturally-cooled motors
  • Longer servo motor lifetime
  • Discover Moog’s products at SPS/IPC/Drives 2016 – Hall 3, Booth 550

LOMA INCREASES FOCUS ON CONVENIENCE FOOD MARKET

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Latest initiative highlights suitability of space-saving combination X5c X-ray and Checkweighing inspection system for wide range of ready meal and food-to-go options Driven by busy ‘time poor’ lifestyles and an ageing population, the convenience food market continues to flourish.

White paper – Achieving the Benefits of LED UV Curing – from Intertronics

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Ensuring Success When Switching from Conventional Lamp to LED Light Curing Sources is a new white paper available from Intertronics at www.intertronics.co.uk/whitepapers. It is authored by their sales Partner Dymax. Explains Intertronics M.D. Peter Swanson: “Because of the differences in the technology, making the switch in UV curing equipment from broad spectrum lamps to LED curing sources is seldom a matter of simply replacing the conventional lamp with an LED-based unit.”

Enhancing Performance Through Accredited Training

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There is a distinct focus at present on industry’s pro-active approach to apprentice training, to provide the skills that our manufacturing companies will need in the future. However, ongoing training in the wide range of disciplines engineers find themselves working within is essential. This serves not only to hone existing skills and provide individuals with the tools for personal development, but helps to maximise productivity and efficiency through increased knowledge and additional skills.

Güdel Brew Up Dual Gantry Robot Solution

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Bottling plants in modern breweries operate at high speeds, typically between 800 and 1300 bottles per minute. There are many different packaging options for bottled beer, however a significant number of bottles will end up in the traditional plastic beer crates we have come to recognise.

Precision Ultrasonic Welding Assures Hermetic Sealing

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Hampshire based Talley Group Limited have a long heritage in the field of medical device manufacturing. The company’s sustained growth in markets around the world allows constant investment in their state-of-the-art engineering and production facilities here in the UK.  Developing new products however, often means a detailed review of the processes that will be used to achieve the rigorous quality and compliance standards required within the sector. In the case of a new and large ABS polymer Compact Canister, Talley Group turned to ultrasonic welding experts Telsonic UK to develop the weld joint design and weld process required to meet the specific needs on this product.

Comfort zone for hot converters

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Over the last few years, Rittal’s LCP Rack Industry system has proved highly effective in its ability to cool power electronics in switchgear.

Rittal has now developed a new generation of these air/water heat exchangers with numerous improvements and advantages, aimed at improving its performance for control and switchgear manufacturers, as well as users of the machinery and equipment.