Debut of New 2-Slot USB/LXI Modular Chassis


A small, lightweight form factor perfect for constructing small-scale applications
Pickering Interfaces, a leading provider of modular signal switching and simulation for electronic test and verification, will debut their new 2-Slot USB/LXI Modular Chassis at IEEE AUTOTESTCON 2016 in Anaheim, CA, September 12-15, 2016. 

2017 celebrates 10 years of WERMA in the UK

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Just ten years ago Werma UK Ltd opened up in the UK and what a lot has happened in that short time. The company was not an entire newcomer to the UK market then as had distributed a range of products imported by a third party and they were sold through the major electronic distributors RS Components and Farnell.

Less than a quarter of exhibitor space still available @MACHexhibition

Sales for MACH 2018 are being described as “a very encouraging sign for the industry’” by MTA CEO James Selka. Over 75% of the exhibition’s space has already been sold, with just under a year to go before the show opens.

Insertion Turbine Flowmeters for Larger Diameter Pipe Applications

Titan Enterprises is a leading supplier of affordable, high quality insertion turbine flowmeters for installation in larger diameter pipelines (40 – 900mm).

New IChemE President focuses on digital capabilities

John McGagh, Chief Digital Officer at renewable energy supplier Snowy Hydro has been confirmed as the new President of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).


Fulton Limited – the leading heat transfer specialist – has supplied an oil-fired, skid-mounted steam boiler system to Neal’s Yard Remedies, a UK-based manufacturer of natural, organic health and beauty products including essential oils, moisturisers, shower gels and soaps. The 60J oil-fired boiler was supplied with the necessary ancillary items including hot-well, water softening, chemical dosing and blowdown vessels.

MiniTec’s modular aluminium profile system– constructing made simple

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Engineering firm MiniTec is offering clients a modular aluminium profile system to construct any rigid structure, large or small, complex or small.

Often referred to as industrial “meccano”, the system is not only designed in-house at ­the Basingstoke firm, but is also manufactured and assembled either in the factory or on the customer’s site.  ­

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A recent example involved designing and constructing a customised unit for a scientific instrumentation project.  The customer, Precision Acoustics, is a global leader in ultrasound test equipment and requires customised cabinets to house a new product to be used for the measurement of medical diagnostic and physiotherapy equipment.

Key features of the cabinet include:

  • Magnetic door catches.
  • Brushed cable entry points to ease set-up whilst minimising airflow which can disrupt measurements.
  • Multiple doors for access and avoidance of disturbing the balance of the equipment.

Here is the complete unit assembled with the final customer’s test equipment installed.

Supported by extensive stocks of profiles and accessories MiniTec are ideally placed to support both large and complex projects as well as smaller “one-offs” and offer the degree of customisation to ensure that the customer gets the most appropriate solution for their requirement and not just “nearest best fit”.

If you have an interesting project you would like to discuss with the team at MiniTec please contact:

Tel: 01256 365605

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Smart & Small Power Distribution for First Time


Rittal, the leading global provider of solutions for industrial enclosures, power distribution, climate control, is offering manufacturers of small control panels and switchgear an innovative and tested power distribution system.

LG Motion becomes UK distributor for Baumeister & Schack GmbH & Co. KG


Basingstoke based LG Motion design and manufactures a wide range of motion control products and systems.  The capability is complemented by close working relationships with a number of other international manufacturers of drive systems and components. LG Motion is now pleased to announce that it will represent baumeister & schack in the UK.

Resolve Optics Introduces Model 357 Non Browning HD Zoom Lens

Resolve Optics, the market leader in radiation resistant fixed focus and zoom lenses, announces its new Model 357 non browning zoom lens for 1/3-inch sensors.

Cable Protection for Extreme Environments


Specialist value-add technical distributer, Optimas Components is introducing high-performance Anamet Anaconda Sealtite flexible conduits and fittings encompassing the food grade, oil resistant and extreme temperatures markets. A wide range of conduit, cable glands and ties are matched for use in such extreme environments.

Power Jacks Has It All Configured Out @PowerJacksLtd


Lifting and positioning specialist Power Jacks has introduced a new online engineering tool for customers with designs on instant access to the company’s product portfolio.

Customisable 8 port Gigabit Ethernet Switch from LDD Technology

LDD Technology announces the introduction of the LDD-ES8, a Customisable Gigabit Ethernet Switch module for industrial, commercial and building automation data services.

Lasers Enhance Product Identification And Traceability On Metal Components

The ongoing evolution of lasers, together with the lower cost of ownership, has seen the technology become the process of choice for a growing number of marking and engraving applications across many different industry sectors.



When it comes to deciding which force sensor is the right one for your application, HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement has the answer in its free Piezoelectric or Strain Gauge Technology webinar, which takes place on June 30th at 9 a.m (G.M.T)

When using strain gauges any elastic deformation of the measuring body is first converted to a change in strain gauge resistance, so that a Wheatstone bridge circuit electrical output signal can then be generated.  By contrast the basis of the piezoelectric effect is that crystals under compressive loading generate an electric charge that is directly proportional to the force applied.  This charge is then converted to a proportional output voltage with the aid of an amplifier.

WERMA UK Ltd is pleased to be part of the NEAA (North East Automotive Alliance)

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Werma designs and manufactures signal technology products – beacons and sounders and also intelligent systems for optimising process control in manufacturing.  Already the automotive industry in the UK is a significant partner to WERMA and it therefore made complete sense for the company to join the NEAA.

Using Non-Sparking tools? Here’s some sound advice from Bahco

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The latest range of Bahco Non-Sparking (NS) tools has been designed for use in potentially explosive environments, where ‘traditional’ steel tools might create sparks in the presence of combustible or easily ignitable vapours, liquids and dust.

Bahco hand tools and specialist equipment have been synonymous with safety for almost 130 years; the global brand’s design and manufacturing teams are passionate about user safety.  

Young Tech Enterprises – high-profile stage for entrepreneurs

Young Tech Enterprises - Katalysator für Startups (Mission TU Mars, Halle 3/B40)
  • Strong growth for startup scene at HANNOVER MESSE
  • Forum program informs on all days of fair

Hannover. Fast and crisp 3D scans, surface coating via flamethrower, wireless and mobile monitoring, or online sourcing. Whoever is interested in innovation in industry will find inspiration at the 150 startups exhibiting at Young Tech Enterprises in Hall 3 at HANNOVER MESSE. The Fraunhofer Venture, the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) and the Leibniz Association are also present with select spin-offs and research projects, while Ernst & Young, Siemens and Partner Country Poland organize group exhibits.

Dura Composites Honoured with Prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise

Dura Composites Wins Queens Award

Dura Composites, a leading supplier of composite products for flooring, structures and facades has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2017 in the international trade category as a result of its sustained and impressive international growth.

The Queen’s Awards celebrate the best of British business and recognise companies who are making an outstanding contribution to enterprise. In winning the award, Dura Composites joins an impressive list of organisations who have previously been honoured in this way, including Dyson, JCB, Jaguar Land Rover and Siemens.


ROD471 - Alec Jackson

RARUK Automation has appointed an additional product specialist, principally to develop the huge interest British manufacturers are showing in its MAFU disentangling and feeding technology.  Alec Jackson has joined the Letchworth-based company as Senior Automation Sales Engineer.

Alec has been involved in engineering for more than thirty years as a designer of systems, a manager of projects and latterly in sales.  His most recent post was General Manager with a specialist engineering company in the Aylesbury Automation Group.