Street CraneXpress picks up prestigious gold award

Sheffield based Street CraneXpress has been presented with a prestigious gold prize at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) awards.

High-tech sensing illuminates concrete stress testing

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Using the principles of light, University of Leeds scientists have discovered a new way to measure the strength of modern forms of concrete – giving industry a better way to understand when it could fracture.

Their approach was based on applying a complex light-refracting coating, designed to display stress positions, to the surface of concrete beam samples.


As part of its pledge to bridge the engineering skills gap, Rotech, the Hertfordshire designer of end-to-end coding and feeding systems, participated in a two day ‘Insight into Industry’ conference at The Marlborough Science Academy, St Albans.

Joining other national and local companies, including Marks and Spencer, Rotech used their presentation slots on the 5th and 6th July to engage with more than 200 year-9 students and showcase the exciting and varied career engineering pathways available to young people.

Multi-million-pound modernisation programme lifts Icon Aerospace Technology to new heights

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A £7m investment is transforming a Victorian factory into a modern, state-of-the-art production facility for Icon Aerospace Technology.

Together with its landlord Strawsons, Icon is investing the sum as part of its ongoing vision to create a 21st century manufacturing business which succeeds the requirements of its customers for the long term. This includes providing its workforce, suppliers, and customers, with an attractive and productive environment in which to work, as the business works through an order book worth c. £150m over the next few years, a figure based on data released from Teal Group.


CSF MAN hygienic series progressive cavity self-priming pumps are extremely versatile and ideally suited to transferring low viscosity products like soups or sauces, high viscosity products such as jams, creams, pastes and pie fillings or delicate ingredients such as fruits and vegetables, with a gentle pumping action which does not damage these sensitive ingredients. The positive displacement pumping action from the rotor and stator arrangement delivers a consistent flow, without the need for pulsation dampeners or non-return valves.

CeMAT shines spotlight on Logistics 4.0 applications

Hannover, Germany. Digitization is having a major impact on logistics supply chains. The “Logistics 4.0 Experience Hub” at CeMAT will spotlight the supply chains of the future as well as the challenges facing the industry. Running the length of CeMAT from 23 to 27 April 2018, this special showcase will consist of some 30 exhibitors showcasing the latest technology involving goods transport, incoming goods, production, warehousing, order picking, packing and outgoing goods.

S and E Series multi concentric contact connectors


Multi concentric contact connector is a new range of products dedicated to setups where connectors need to allow some rotation. Applications include petroleum downhole drilling systems and turret applications.

LaserCube From TLM Laser – The Cost Effective Solution For Laser Cutting Small Parts

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Laser cutting is often the preferred process for metal cutting, and indeed there are innumerable systems in production today cutting and profiling a wide range of metal parts for a multitude of applications.

The PFEIFER Positioner INVERTO convinces with new features

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No matter how you look at it: since its introduction to the market in the year 2014, the PFEIFER positioner INVERTO ranks by all means among the allrounders when it comes to handling coils. If slewing or turning of steel coils, injection moulds or other tools – the INVERTO can be used everywhere, offers high safety standards, an outstanding price-performance ratio as well as fast delivery times thanks to an easy modular system – and all that in realiable PFEIFER premium quality. Now the sturdy handyman was revised and complemented by numerous useful additional features.

Wickless Pulsating Heatpipe Systems


REXUS Pulsating Heatpipe System developed by Aavid Thermalloy’s Italian Design Center in conjunction with the European Space Agency has been launched from the Esrange Space Center in Kiruna, North Sweden. It’s one of two prototypes manufactured for the INWIP Project (Innovative Wickless Heat Pipe Systems) in order to study the behaviour of a Pulsating Heatpipe System in micro-gravity conditions.

Cardiff University ‘Formula Student’ team become first UK winners in race history

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Cardiff Racing’ team make history by picking up Formula Student 2017 title at Silverstone

Cardiff University’s student racing team have won the annual Formula Student competition at Silverstone, becoming the first UK winners in the competition’s 19-year history.

The ‘Cardiff Racing’ team, made up of 56 students from the University’s School of Engineering, beat off competition from over 100 university teams from all over the world.

Multi-million pound boost for West of England’s aerospace and advanced manufacturing sectors is unveiled

A major investment in state-of-the-art industry facilities for the booming aerospace and advanced manufacturing sectors has been unveiled at City of Bristol College.


Always on the look out for new technology to enhance their high standards of quality and service, Tridan Engineering are delighted to announce the arrival of another new 5-Axis CNC machine. As a manufacturer of highly complex components across a variety of specialised industries the new machine will see production time reduced and precision maximised – as well as being a welcome addition to their recent ‘Tr1dan: 1 small improvement, 1 big difference’ campaign.

NSK miniature linear guides bring higher dynamics to pick-and-place machines

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As machines for the semiconductor industry operate with cycle times of one second or less, pick-and-place units must offer very high dynamic performance. A case in point can be seen at a manufacturer of chip-mounting systems, where NSK recommended a combination of its ball screw and miniature linear guide technologies to replace the existing linear motor and significantly increase dynamic capability.

Compact Structure for Optimal Integration

mk Profile Systems’ new, extremely compact GUF-P 2045 belt conveyor is light, and compact. It is outstandingly suited for integration in units with minimal installation space. The 50mm Ø motorized rollers combined with the weight-optimised 45mm high conveyor frame profiles, results in an extremely flat conveyor without interference contours. The permissible total load of 15 kg is suited for the majority of products that are typical in the packaging and plastics industry. The conveyor speed is configured via the associated control box that is also compact in nature for optimal integration and is prepared for connection to a customer-provided power supply (24 V DC).

PCB adaptor provides Ethernet straight to the circuit board

HARTING has introduced a new M8 D-coded PCB adaptor that allows Fast Ethernet and PoE (Power over Ethernet) communications to be interfaced directly to a circuit board via an individual miniaturised connector, with corresponding space savings for customers.



Loma Systems® will be highlighting a wide range of ‘Check and Detect’ contaminant inspection equipment for the global food industry at PPMA 2017. The newly launched next-generation IQ4 metal detector series with improved detection sensitivity and compact X5C X-ray and Checkweighing combination machine, specially designed to ensure compliance with retailers’ codes of practice and average weight legislation, will be on stand. The exhibit will also feature the company’s durable, flexible and factory-friendly X5 X-ray inspection models – used widely by food producers across the world.

Chemical engineers discuss Singapore climate change targets at World Engineering Summit

The Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Energy Centre held a workshop at the World Engineering Summit in Singapore yesterday, led by the IChemE Energy Centre. It focused on energy issues in South East Asia, and how chemical engineers can implement current and future innovations to help mitigate climate change.

Major Wine Producer Selects Amazon Cartridge Filters

Amazon Filters announces that a major European winery has selected SupaPore FPW and VPWS cartridge filters to lower the operational cost of white wine production.

Amazon Filters Supplies Replacement for Radioactive Water Ring Main Filter


Amazon Filters Ltd., a F4N (Fit for Nuclear) approved manufacturer of Nuclear filtration products, has designed and supplied a custom filter housing to a world renowned advanced research laboratory, to replace an ageing cooling water ring main filter.

Versatile Single Experiment Heating Block

Asynt announces DrySyn UNO – a versatile new heating block system designed to enable chemists to perform heated and stirred experiments in single flasks and vials.

Belden Releases New Category 6A PROFINET Cables for Data-Intensive IIoT Environments


Advanced 4-Pair Design in New DataTuff Cabling Supports 10Gb/s Data Flow for Robust Data Transfer and Stronger Signals from the Factory Floor

St. Louis, Missouri – July 17, 2017 – Belden, Inc., a global leader in signal transmission solutions for mission-critical applications, has released its new DataTuff Cat6A PROFINET cables, designed to support the growing demand for high-volume data transfer from the factory floor. These cables transmit data up to 10Gb/s and provide the reliable, ruggedized and flexible connections required in environments built for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

Correa wins Sermati tests

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Machinery selected by this subcontractor active in the fields of aeronautics and defence is subjected to extremely demanding tests. The Spanish manufacturer surpassed the established requirements.The investment generated an increase in the order portfolio

Set up in 1949 by Robert Destic for the design of tools and special machinery, Sermati has since become a tier 1 and 2 supplier for the aeronautical, defence and energy sectors under the leadership of the third generation of entrepreneurs. Xavier Mielvaque and his wife Karine Mielvaque, granddaughter of the founder, share the responsibilities of the CEO. Together they steered the company (210 staff, turnover 30 million)

Werma’s innovative machine monitoring system certainly takes the dog’s biscuit

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Since their launch over five years ago the unique wireless machine and workstation monitoring systems SmartMONITOR and AndonSPEED have been installed in many industrial and retail applications throughout Europe and the US.

SICK – Driving Industry Forward At PPMA


DISCOVERING how smart sensor technologies help to deliver manufacturing flexibility and predictive maintenance in Industry 4.0-enabled manufacturing and logistics environments will be the focus for SICK UK’s stand at the PPMA Show. 

University of Hertfordshire’s Formula Student UH Racing team beats competition in acceleration demo at Formula One British Grand Prix

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Students from the University of Hertfordshire revealed their Formula Student (FS) car to thousands at F1 qualifying ahead of this week’s educational engineering competition

High Performance Ultra Fast Framing Cameras

The SIM series of Ultra Fast Framing cameras from Specialised Imaging offer the ultimate in ultra-high speed imaging performance enabling scientists and engineers to extend the boundaries of their research and development.

High Performance Ultra Fast Framing Cameras

SIM ultra fast framing camera

The SIM series of Ultra Fast Framing cameras from Specialised Imaging offer the ultimate in ultra-high speed imaging performance enabling scientists and engineers to extend the boundaries of their research and development. Capable of capturing up to 16 images at 1 billion frames per second, SIM ultra fast framing cameras are able to capture visual data from even the most transient of phenomena.

GROUPE LATTY’s new packing LATTYflon 7189 for pumps is adapted to very abrasive environments and reduces water consumption

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The packing LATTYflon 7189 has been developed to meet the requirements of mining industries in order to improve the MTBF ON phosphate sludge pumps where abrasion is high. This packing grade proved very effective and economically interesting in harsh environments.