AMETEK Land has released an innovative new pyrometer that provides high accuracy and a three-in-one capability specifically for the aluminium industry.  This eliminates the need for separate pyrometers to be used at the extruder press exit and quench positions, as well as at mill entry and exit points in hot rolling mills, as this functionality can be carried out within one single pyrometer.

The SPOT AL EQS (SPOT Aluminium Extrusion, Quench and Strip) pyrometer is an extremely flexible instrument with pre-configured algorithms for the vast majority of common aluminium alloys. Additionally, it can be customised and tuned for bespoke applications and specific aluminium grades.

Belleville Spring Washers from Lee Spring

Belleville Spring Washers from Lee Spring

Cone formed Belleville spring washers are now available ex-stock from Lee Spring in 300 series passivated stainless steel. Typically this design offers dramatic savings in height and load capability where they are ideal for common engineering applications requiring high load performance in a small space with minimal deflection. They are often used to solve vibration, thermal expansion, relaxation and bolt creep problems and are useful for adjustments, because different thicknesses can be swapped in and out. They can be configured differently in this way to achieve essentially infinite tunability of spring rate and can act as a shock absorber or to perform a dampening function.

CoBots lead the trend in robotics


Richard Hurst - Product Manager, Harmonic Drive AGThe biggest trends in the robotics industry include collaborative robots (CoBots), a move towards high precision applications and the rise of the Internet of Robot Things (IoRT). Here, Richard Hurst, product manager at Harmonic Drive AG looks at the latest technological advancements, such as high precision gears, that are allowing these trends to move from the periphery of the industry into the mainstream.

Reduce staff injuries with process driven conveyor solutions


Conveyors make all the difference when moving heavy or difficult loads.   Gravity conveyors include those with rollers, wheels or chutes where objects move by gravity or momentum, typically mounted on a slightly declined angle, using gravity to assist product movement. Staff no longer need to handle parts manually eliminating the risk of injury as product either slide into position (If horizontal) or gravity is left to do the work.

Sensor Technology pushes the envelope with key product developments


New and developing technologies will be the theme on the stand of one the regular exhibitors at this year’s Sensors & Instrumentation, the exhibition for test, measurement and control engineers, 28-29 September 2016, NEC Birmingham.


Sensor Technology Ltd will be showing extensions to its LoadSense range, an updated version of its ORT 230/240 range and enhancements to its wireless strain gauge amplifier.

New lab helps ACE soar high with aerospace and medical contract wins

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£150,000 investment in a state-of the-art laboratory and new metrology department is already paying off for a Telford manufacturer after securing a string of new aerospace and medical contracts.

Export deal points to fluid future for UK hydraulics manufacturer

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A well-established UK hydraulics design and manufacturing specialist, which claims to own one of the oldest working filter carts in existence, has just completed a significant deal with a company based in the Middle East as it continues to expand its offering for overseas customers.

Ontotext selected to unleash the power of The Institution of Engineering and Technology’s knowledge

London, 24 August 2016: The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), a publisher of widely respected publications and information services for engineers and technicians, has chosen Ontotext’s GraphDB to help it improve text indexing and discoverability in its Inspec database. With Ontotext’s powerful graph database tool, the IET is continuing its reputation for innovative excellence by applying semantic technology to its text indexing. This technology promises to improve research access and deliver a superior experience to contributors and users.

Karmelle Ltd to attend PPMA Trade Show in Birmingham

This year Karmelle Ltd will be attending the PPMA Trade Show at the NEC in Birmingham.

After the success of last year’s machines including the three head Rotary Capper Karmelle have this year decided to bring along three of the best filling, capping and labelling machines which have been produced in –house at our workshop in West Yorkshire. The machines will be up and running over the three days so guests of the show are able to see for themselves just how the machines operate and the Karmelle team will be on hand to answer any questions or enquiries with regards to production.

Telsonic Showcase Latest Ultrasonic Technology at Advanced Engineering UK 2016

Telsonic Torsional Welding System


Telsonic UK Limited, recognised as one of the UK’s leading providers of ultrasonic technology for welding, joining and cleaning applications, will be available to discuss their latest technology at Advanced Engineering UK 2016.


FLIR856 - Training image

Throughout its Autumn and Winter programme FLIR Systems’ Infrared Training Centre (ITC) continues to offer a complete range of courses that take the camera user from novice to expert and provide valuable guidance for specific applications.

Elesa GFL lobe nut for equipment adjustment

Elesa GFL lobe nut for equipment adjustment

The new Elesa GFL lobe nut enables adjustment of equipment mounted on threaded stems and may be used singly to lock against another threaded component or in pairs to lock a tubular bracket in place.

MecWash Systems heading for Northern Manufacturing & Electronics Show

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August 17 2016: Tewkesbury based aqueous parts washing specialist MecWash Systems Ltd is attending the Northern Manufacturing & Electronics Show for the third year running to further strengthen its relationships with manufacturers in the North of the country.


Gillard K-2016 press release photo

GILLARD will be exhibiting a new extrusion servo rotary cutter on their stand no. 16C77 in Hall 16 at K’2016, Düsseldorf, Germany (19th – 26th October 2016).

TCT Show and Conference 2016


3D Tech: the reality – insights, trends and applications 

28th – 29th September, NEC, Birmingham

Speaker highlights – Royal Brompton Hospital, Sutrue Ltd, Caterpillar Inc. and Alstom

Exhibitor Highlights – TRUMPF, Stratasys and Olympus

28th July 2016 – Rapid News Publications Ltd, organisers of TCT Show, a specialist event dedicated to 3D manufacturing tech, has announced the speaker line-up for its 21st TCT Show Conference and details of the comprehensive exhibitor list. Covering the medical, aerospace, automotive, industrial and consumer product design industries, the show will bring together a range of expertise from all areas of the additive manufacturing and 3D printing industry, along with upstream, downstream, competing and complementary technologies.