• New multi-million pound network to be established in the UK to link businesses and academia to exploit digital technology opportunities


  • Creation of ‘MindSphere Lounge’ to give students access to innovative digital technology, helping to boost skills and collaboration
  • The MindSphere Lounge will be based in The Diamond building, the University of Sheffield’s largest ever investment in learning and teaching


HBM, a market leader in the field of test and measurement, is pleased to announce its capabilities of offering complete customised, end to end cloud-based structural health monitoring (SHM) packages. The packages include all associated hardware, software, installation, and monitoring requirements, along with cloud-based data access for each customer.


HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement – has announced the date for its latest free webinar on ‘Checkweighing with Load Cells’, which will take place on October 5th 2017 at 9am (GMT).

BOGE cuts costs for aerospace engineering firm

BOGE is saving a leading aerospace engineering and treatment company at least £18,000 a year by installing two of its high efficiency compressors.

Gloucestershire business powers through environmental challenges

Manufacturing businesses aren’t known for their eco credentials, but Howdon Power Transmission is bucking the trend. The Stroud-based engineering company is taking giant steps to become more environmentally friendly, tackling a number of challenges to reduce their carbon footprint, and to meet the commitments outlined in their environmental policy.


The MHEA is pleased to announce that the supporting exhibition at its two-day conference, BULKEX, has sold out. Similarly, tickets for the MHEA Excellence Awards dinner, held on the first evening and featuring comedy hypnotist Ian Dee, have all been snapped up.

Sandvik a top achiever in the 2017 Dow Jones sustainability index

Sandvik is once again selected as a member of the prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). The top 10% most sustainable companies in each respective industry are included.

Rittal’s Solutions for Centralised or De-centralised Automation


We live in a world of rapid change, driven by the growth of ‘smart technology’.  Automation components are becoming more compact, both for centralised and decentralised applications, while still delivering considerable computing power.  Sensors and actuators are also getting more ‘intelligent’. 

Tim Johnston meets Louise Beard of Hillside Product Design @Hillside_Design @lou_hillside


This month Tim Johnston sat down with Louise Beard, Business Manager of product design specialists Hillside. 

The next generation of structural engineers

Cloud based structural engineering software provider SkyCiv is sponsoring the 2018 Science Olympiad tournament. The tournament allows teams of elementary, middle and high school students across the USA to take part in various science and engineering competitions to give them further experience of STEM disciplines and further their passion for the subjects. SkyCiv, as a 2018 bronze sponsor, is also providing the software for the students to use in structural engineering competitions.

Numerous manufacturing and process industries stand to benefit from HORIBA’s fully automatic and self-calibrating micro-volume, in-line pH monitor @MIRAEngineering

Northampton, United Kingdom – HORIBA, an OEM of instruments and measurement systems, has launched the UP-100, a micro-volume in-line pH monitor which has uses in several applications and sectors including bio reactors, food and drink processing, pharmaceutical, chemical manufacturing and the semiconductor industry. The unit is programmable, fully automatic, self-calibrates and can provide continuous operation without user intervention for up to six months.

Oscillating beam rig helps test Monitran low frequency sensors @MonitranLtd

Accelerometers and velocity meters are used to measure a wide range of frequencies, including low frequency vibrations found in building maintenance. They occur at less than 2Hz, and can also be useful in monitoring bearing wear in cooling tower fans and gearboxes for example.

Hitaltech to debut new enclosure for the building automation controls market

Electronic component specialist Hitaltech is to preview a new prototype enclosure at the Engineering Design Show in October.

Amazon Filters to showcase advances at 4th Annual Inkjet Conference

Amazon Filters has announced it will be showing its latest filtration products for optimising manufacture of bulk digital inks at the 4th Annual Ink Jet Conference (IJC)** in Dusseldorf, Germany from October 24th to 25th 2017.

Finalists announced for the PPMA Group Industry Awards 2017

26 September 2017, National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham

Truck rental firm boosts compressor performance with BOGE

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By replacing its existing compressor with a state-of-the-art BOGE C 15 DR model, a truck rental and fleet management company in Greater Manchester is saving money, effort and energy. The original compressor, used to inflate tyres and operate impact wrenches, air tools and oil pumps, had an air-end and motor bearing life of just 25,000 hours. The truck rental site runs 8,400 hours a year, which meant the compressor needed a full overhaul in its third year.

Titan Reports Supply of 600,000 Flowmeters to Beer Industry

Titan Enterprises reports on its long-standing working relationship with Vianet (formerly Brulines) for the development and supply of beer flowmeters. Over the last 20 years – Titan Enterprises has delivered over 600,000 of these flow measurement devices in various guises.

Supercar engineer and racing driver honoured by the University of Hertfordshire

An accomplished racing driver, who has also worked on the design and build of a number of supercars has been honoured by the University of Hertfordshire in recognition of his contribution to the automotive industry.

SIESO announce support for IChemE medals – open for nominations


The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) is calling on the profession to put forward nominations for its 2017 medals and prizes.

Two of the medals have received new support this year, from SIESO – the association for professionals involved in the prevention and response to industrial and commercial incidents. The association has announced that it will sponsor the Frank Lees Medal and the Franklin Medal, which recognise achievements by chemical engineers working in the area of safety and loss prevention. 

Lockheed Martin Names Patrick Wood Director of International Business Development for Space Systems

LONDON, September 13, 2017 – Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has named veteran space industry executive Patrick Wood to lead its international business development efforts in satellites, space exploration and advanced space concepts and technologies.

IEC/EN 60127-6 Edition 2 – SCHURTER is ready

The new fuse holder standard IEC/EN 60127-6 Edition 2, requiring increased glow wire resistance, will come into effect the beginning

of October 2017. SCHURTER is ready!

Interplas 2017: Britain’s plastics showcase to open in just 2 weeks! @InterplasUK

Chester, September 12th, 2017. Interplas 2017, the UK’s leading plastics industry event, will open its doors to the public in just two weeks.

#Engineering provider raises £7,400 for cancer treatment centre


Warrington based engineering solutions provider, Boulting Group is celebrating after raising £7,400 for cancer centre, The Christie, at its inaugural Summer Ball, which took place at the Principal Hotel, Manchester.


Mess and spillages are commonplace with traditional CIJ_systems

Industrial thermal inkjet (TIJ) printing provides a cleaner, safer alternative to continuous inkjet (CIJ) technology in coding applications for food, pharmaceuticals and other fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG), says Steve Ryan, UK sales manager at Rotech.


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If you’re thinking about automating and you’re not sure where to start, here is a quick guide for your first steps towards automating your manufacturing processes.

TF Automation working with manufacturers to provide bespoke process automation solutions @tfautomation_UK

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TF Automation are specialist engineers, who design and manufacture process automation solutions as well as supplying pneumatic and industrial components. Supporting a wide range of manufacturing industries from automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical, to food and beverage, printing and packaging, we provide special purpose machinery, designed to clients bespoke requirements.

KTR set to launch new backlash-free shaft coupling

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Power transmission component manufacturer KTR has developed a new backlash-free, vibration-reducing shaft coupling for drives with severely high speeds.

The flexible ROTEX® GS HP achieves peripheral speeds of up to 175 metres per second and is available in three sizes, with a further three sizes being developed for introduction in the first quarter of 2018.

ECS Engineering Services wins ninth consecutive RoSPA Gold Award


Building on an exemplary reputation for safety, ECS Engineering Services has been awarded with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Gold Award for Occupational Health and Safety for the ninth consecutive year.

Laboratory Tools for Sustainable Synthetic Organic Chemistry

Asynt reports that it has supplied Redbrick Molecular Ltd (Sheffield, UK) with a wide range of synthetic organic chemistry equipment for its new environmentally responsible laboratory.