Report reveals SME manufacturers in the UK are solving the ‘productivity puzzle’ @swmas_ltd @mfggrowthp

Small to medium sized manufacturers in the UK appear to be getting to grips with the ‘productivity puzzle’ according to a new report out today.

Report Shows High Operational Safety & Costs Savings of Air Condenser

Asynt reports on an independent evaluation, from a leading UK university, detailing the performance of the CondenSyn MINI air condenser for safe use in their research and teaching laboratories.

Ethernet IO Modules with Multiprotocol Functionality and M12 Power Plugs: Now Also with Integrated Eight-Way IO-Link Master

The Standard for I4.0 Solutions: The new Ethernet IO modules from Pepperl+Fuchs support all common Ethernet protocols, such as PROFINET, EtherNet/IP, and EtherCAT, in a single device. The integrated IO-Link master function allows comprehensive diagnosis and parameterization. The L coded M12 power plug provides a current of up to 16 A and reduces installation costs. Modules with an integrated logic function can tackle autonomous applications, completely replace control panels, or deal only with status messages. As such, these fieldbus modules form the foundation for Industry 4.0 solutions.



60 years ago, Léon Mouttet an innovative engineer and entrepreneur, who founded LEMO, invented a revolutionary latching system. This invention was initiated from a personal problem he had encountered as he found that connectors accidentally disconnected when he undertook wildlife photography.  


MWC 5436 Tech Center

Tooling expert Walter AG has revamped the Technology Center at its headquarters in Tübingen, Germany, to offer customers, partners and staff globally access to the company’s latest developments and test results as well as demonstrations of high-technology solutions for machining systems of the future.

Hoist drives rise to the challenge


AC vector drives enable maintenance access to high-rise buildings
High-rise landmarks such as 122 Leadenhall Street, London, come with their own, custom-tailored maintenance access system. Material and window cleaning personnel are transported by means of hoists installed on the rooftop. Powerful, safe drives are an essential part of this reliable solution. As tall building design increasingly becomes more architecturally innovative, solution providers for maintenance access are challenged to keep pace, with novel solutions required for every development.

Accepting responsibility – for hygiene, safety and protecting the environment

Accepting responsibility – this is the company philosophy of Hamburg-based company Dr. Weigert, the developer and manufacturer of cleaning and disinfecting agents. Not only does this include responsibility for hygiene and protecting the environment, but also protecting the company’s employees from dangerous manufacturing and logistics processes.

Maplesoft and ETAS Announce New Battery Cell Simulator Package for Testing and Calibration of Battery Management Systems


Efficient, high-fidelity MapleSim battery simulation models enrich the high-precision ETAS Battery Cell Simulator hardware BCS-LABCAR

Saving weight and improving performance


Henkel partners with Fiat Chrysler to save weight and improve process and material performance on Alfa Romeo’s Giulia. Düsseldorf, Germany – Henkel and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) are set to discuss their close cooperation in the development of ground-breaking new treatment processes applied to the latest version of the Alfa Romeo Giulia. Both companies will share the podium at Surcar 2017, the international meeting on automotive body finishing taking place in Cannes, France, on June 29-30. FCA and Henkel worked together for almost three years to develop and tailor Henkel materials and systems for FCA’s specific needs.

FLIR Systems Appoints James J. Cannon as President & CEO

FISHERS, IND. - MAY 22: Jim Cannon, CEO of FLIR Systems, poses for a portrait in Fishers, Ind. home, Monday, May 22, 2017. (Photo by AJ Mast/Verbatim for FLIR Systems)

FLIR Systems, Inc. has announced that James J. (“Jim”) Cannon has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 19, 2017. Mr. Cannon will succeed Andy Teich, whose retirement after 33 years of service was previously announced on February 14, 2017.


Series 86

Bonomi (UK) Ltd is building upon the success of its Series 85 ‘VB’ electric actuators with the introduction of the Series 86. The high performance Series 85 has become well established in Bonomi’s extensive range of actuators and process valves, prompting the firm to launch Series 86.

New RF Auto codes troublesome ‘lift-the-flap’ sleeves with ease

The latest 'lift-the-flap' style luxury pack sleeve with informational flap incorporated into the sleeve.

Rotech Machines Stand A37

Responding to the coding and handling challenges of the latest ‘lift-the-flap’ style luxury pack sleeve, Rotech will launch its new off-line RF Auto sleeve and carton friction feeder at PPMA 2017 (stand A37). This offline sleeve coding solution for overprinting essential information, such as batch numbers and use-by dates, accurately handles the latest cardboard watch sleeves which vary in thickness due to the new addition of an informational flap incorporated into the sleeve. Without any human intervention, the system’s patented auto-gate feature automatically adjusts to accommodate the varying thickness of each flat pack to boost coding productivity and eliminate set-up time and sleeve waste, which could amount to £20k per annum alone.  

LDD Technology – the one stop shop for complete PCB design and device programming

1705 - LDD PCB Design and programming

LDD Technology provides a range electronic design services to meet the needs of a wide range of customers from development houses to major international OEMs. Two key elements of any new design are PCB design and device programming. As this expertise may not be required by OEMs on a regular basis it is common to outsource these functions to an external development house. Established for over 25 years LDD Technology has a wealth of expertise and experience in fulfilling these types of requirements.

FluxMotor Released: New Software Tool Delivers Fast and Accurate e-machine Performance


Predesign tool increases efficiency by changing design paradigms

TROY, Mich., June 1, 2017 – Altair announces the release of FluxMotor™, a dedicated platform focusing on the pre-design of electric rotating machines. FluxMotor is part of Altair’s HyperWorks® CAE Suite, which includes Flux™ the leading software for low frequency electromagnetic and thermal simulations. The software tool allows users to design and create machines from standard or customized parts, as well as to intuitively add windings and materials to run a selection of tests and compare machine capacity.

New Reich RCT Coupling Drives Product Range Expansion

RCT Coupling

Reich-Kupplungen have further expanded their already comprehensive product portfolio with the introduction of the new RCT series of torsionally stiff flange couplings, targeted at diesel engine drive systems.

Telsonic Expand AC Actuator Range With The New Improved AC450

AC 450 actuator

Telsonic’s highly successful AC actuator range is now enhanced with the launch of the new and improved AC450 variant. This latest addition to the range is available with a 450 N maximum force and supports convertor and generator systems at a frequency of 35 kHz and with an output of 1200 W.

Industry giant Mouser puts its weight behind Sensors & Instrumentation 2017 @SensorsShow #Sensorsshow

SI 2017 Logo ol

Mouser Electronics has signed up as the headline sponsor for this year’s Sensors & Instrumentation, taking place in Hall 1 at the NEC Birmingham on the 26 and 27 September 2017.

Transmission of Data into the Cloud @rittal_ltd

Capturing, transmitting and processing data lies at the heart of what has been dubbed “the fourth industrial revolution”.

MTA CEO delivers positive message on Brexit and doing business in the UK at Stuttgart Moulding Expo

Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) CEO James Selka used his speech at the Stuttgart Moulding Expo to deliver an upbeat message to European counterparts on Brexit and doing business in the UK.

Digital mobile maintenance: reduce production line downtime and increase productivity using predictive maintenance

Digital mobile maintenance is a technique for quickly and easily making production process productivity improvements for minimal investment through the application of digitalisation as part of an Industry 4.0 plant implementation programme.