Tim Johnston sits down with Nicholas Cox Head of event production at The Manufacturer. @TheManufacturer

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Engineering Update & The Manufacturer Catch up to discuss many topics within the UK Manufacturing sector. 

Engineering employers urge apprenticeship body to retain qualifications @semtaskills @SemtaIntl @annwatson

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As the Department for Education (DfE) is poised to transfer responsibility for apprenticeships to the new Institute for Apprenticeships on 6 April, engineering employers are urging the body to keep recognised qualifications a core feature of apprenticeship standards.

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition. @engineeringuk

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Sankha Kahagala-Gamage (16) and David Bernstein (16) took the top prizes in The Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition.

The new WERMA catalogue has arrived with nearly 300 pages of really bright ideas!

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WERMA is proud to announce the arrival of its brand new 2017 catalogue.  You will find within the 300 or so pages lots of innovative products from the world of beacons and sounders together with helpful background and technical information.

HARTING Integrated Industry solutions featuring RFID systems and smart digital retrofit systems

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Industry 4.0 Summit

Manchester Central Convention Complex

Manchester, UK, 4-5 April 2017

At the Industry 4.0 summit, HARTING (stand V25) is showing its range of Industry 4.0 solutions, incorporating Modular Integrated Computer Architecture for industrial networking, and RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) systems.

Time running out for Autocar Great British Women nominations

Rising stars wishing to be considered for this year’s Autocar Great British Women in the Car Industry shortlist must be nominated by 3 April.

Lockheed Martin UK – Case study of a successful engineering apprentice at Ampthill

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Chris joined Lockheed Martin UK as an engineering apprentice in 2012. Now in the fifth year of his higher apprenticeship programme he has already gained an HND in electronic engineering and NVQ level 3 and is on track to graduate with a BSc degree next year.

Throughout his time on the apprenticeship scheme he has pushed himself to develop his knowledge and take on extra responsibility. He now works as a test engineer, making sure the vehicles produced at the LMUK Ampthill facility are the most reliable they can be and will work in any environment, withstanding vibration, shock, thermal change and corrosion. He was also selected to be part of a small trials team to visit the Middle East last summer – a first for an apprentice. As part of the team in the desert, Chris worked long hours for three weeks in incredibly tough conditions, reacting quickly to a changing programme.

Andonspeed – the new solution from WERMA to enable you to speed up your logistics operations.

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Reducing downtime, releasing bottlenecks in the system and responding quickly to calls for assistance are three key issues which slow down any logistics operation and effect output and efficiency

With Andonspeed you can optimise the processes in warehousing and logistics. Our unique andon light system provides effective signalisation and data reporting in warehouse applications

New Managing Director at Adler & Allan to drive growth

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Leading oil and environmental services provider, Adler & Allan, has appointed Ian Osborne as new Group Managing Director, to continue the Group’s drive in growth following an extremely successful period of increased demand, business acquisitions and sales.

Ian, who joined Adler & Allan recently, has had an impressive career in business services, including over a decade as a Divisional Managing Director for PHS Group, during which time he helped the company reach market-leading positions in the UK, Spain and Ireland.

LG Motion delivers a perfect soft landing with moving coil actuators from SMAC

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Linear motion products supplied by LG Motion are all about moving things “in and out, up and down and round and round.”  It is clear then that a lot of thought has to be given to dealing with issues of speed, positioning, accuracy and repeatability.

New appointment at ZF Switches & Sensors targets industrial sensor market

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ZF Switches and Sensors, the leading manufacturer of electromechanical switch and sensor solutions for the industrial market sector, have appointed Leonardo Aguirre as their new Business Development Manager. Leon has 15 years of experience within the sensor market specialising on industrial, automotive, aerospace, medical, defence and marine applications.

Industrial Ethernet and Wireless are growing fast

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Industrial network market shares 2017 according to HMS

Industrial Ethernet and Wireless growth is accelerated by the increasing need for industrial devices to get connected and the Industrial Internet of Things. This is the main finding of HMS Industrial Networks’ annual study of the industrial network market. Industrial Ethernet now accounts for 46% of the market (38 last year). Wireless technologies are also coming on strong, now at 6% (4) market share. Combined, industrial Ethernet and Wireless now account for 52% of the market, while fieldbuses are at 48%.

Last call for Engineers to join UK’s largest flood event @floodandcoast

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The Environment Agency is calling all Engineers interested in attending the UK’s largest conference and exhibition for tackling the issues associated with the UK’s increased frequency of inland flooding and damage from coastal erosion.

Eaton White Paper Outlines Why Machine Builders Should Consider Digital RCDs

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SLOUGH … Eaton has published a white paper entitled ‘Increase uptime using digital RCDs’, which discusses the advantages and benefits of applying digital technology to residual current devices (RCDs). Their advanced monitoring and pre-warning capabilities allow machine builders to improve both reliability and safety, while saving time and money for themselves and their customers during export of equipment.

The Mason Trust supports engineering student

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Having chosen to study at the Brown University in the United States, Mechanical Engineering undergraduate Cameron McKie’s passage through the academic system has been eased by a grant from the Mason Trust towards the cost of books.

The Mason Trust, founded in 2008 by successful businesswoman Yvonne Mason, who has over 25 years’ experience in the marine industry, has the express aim of helping young people between the ages of 12 and 25 living in Norfolk and Suffolk, to reach their full potential.

NEW TESTING RIG AS ENGINEERING FIRM INVESTS TO BOOST CAPABILITIES

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ENHANCED qualification testing of industrial technologies in simulated environmental conditions will be provided following investment by a North East engineering company in new test equipment designed to boost services and capabilities.

The upgraded TR-630 automated test rig will significantly improve tensioner pad testing as part of an investment programme in specialist equipment by Red Marine, which is set to become Red Engineering this week as part of a new brand identity.

Delta to Unveil its Game-Changing Display & Monitoring Solutions at Integrated Systems Europe (ISE) 2017

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Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, announced today it will demonstrate its expanded portfolio of display and monitoring solutions for diverse applications at ISE 2017 in Amsterdam. The newly-launched 4K DLP® Laser Video Wall solution, available at Delta’s booth, will shine not only with its unrivalled 4K resolution and 2,400-lumen brightness, but also with its best-in-class 560mm-depth extra slim form factor. Vivitek, a brand of Delta, present at its own booth, will feature, among others, the newest additions to the Vivitek NovoConnect Family: the NovoEnterprise and NovoTouch, wireless collaboration systems, and its newest digital signage solution, the NovoDS4K.

Event news – The three strategic levers in engineering

EPLAN, one of Europe’s leading innovators in computer aided engineering (CAE) solutions, is offering business owners in the engineering sector an invaluable opportunity to extend and update their knowledge of mechatronics, smart data and the integrated value chain. These themes are at the present time widely accepted as being the three most important strategic levers in engineering.

Faithful exhibitors right from the start: HARTING celebrates big Hannover Messe anniversary

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Technology Group hasn’t missed a date for 70 years

We’ll all be celebrating an impressive anniversary at this year’s Hannover Messe (24 April to 28 April 2017, Hall 11, Stand C15). Long since the world’s biggest industry trade show, Hannover Messe will be exactly 70 years old this year. And the HARTING Technology Group has good reason to join the celebrations, too: this family owned and family managed company is among the handful of exhibitors who have made the journey to the capital of Lower Saxony every single year since 1947. Hanover is highly significant to HARTING for many different reasons.

ZEMIC’s high capacity BM24R ring torsion load cell awarded ATEX and IECEx approvals

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ZEMIC’s BM24R ring torsion load cell, available exclusively in the UK from Variohm EuroSensor, has been awarded ATEX and IECEx approval across its full load range from 60 kg to 60t. The stainless steel low-profile load cell is hermetically sealed and has an IP68 rating and integrated static overload protection up to 13t. The optional ATEX and IECEx approvals join OIML approval for the BM24R making the load cell suitable for legal-for-trade weighing and load calibration applications in explosive environments where flammable substances are present or where flammable dusts occur through materials processing.