Coding & Marking specialist’s direct experience of Icoder TIJ printers and Bestcode CIJ printers set to ensure seamless transition of Icoder business

HiPEAC18 provides the expertise needed to advance computing in the face of crisis

  • Manchester is this year’s setting for Europe’s largest computing research conference, which takes place from 22-24 January
  • As the world reels from the exposure of major chip-level security flaws, HiPEAC’s community of experts is more essential than ever
  • Three keynote talks, 27 workshops, eight tutorials and 33 papers over the three-day conference will cover everything from machine learning to secure critical real-time systems

Novel and compact alternative for linear measurement: Novotechnik’s TFD-4000 series short-stroke touchless transducer

Novotechnik’s TFD-4000 series short-stroke linear transducers are an ideal and economic solution where minimal size, high environmental protection, extremely long life and high reliability are key factors for medium to high-volume OEM position control applications. Available from Variohm EuroSensor, they feature single or optionally redundant ratiometric output; a typical repeatability of +/- 0.1 % FS; a measurement range of 5 to 50 mm; and 12-bit resolution.

The quantum leap with EMF Motor

Twenty years ago, this Engineer co-developed a new concept of electric motor, which was supposed to be far superior to the traditional motor. The synchronous torque motor should achieve a much higher torque at low speeds and thus be more efficient than traditional motors. If the best German manufacturer in this industry achieves an efficiency of 76 percent, then the EMF motor is 94 percent – “a quantum leap,” says Prokopp confidently. At the same time half of the costs are saved!

@MACHexhibition Manufacturing Technologies Association and its members pledge their support to the Year of Engineering #Theyearofengineering

The Manufacturing Technologies Association (MTA) have thrown their support behind The Year of Engineering.

Zero Liquid Discharge – removing liquid waste for good

Zero liquid discharge (ZLD) is a liquid waste stream treatment. It involves transforming liquid waste streams from industrial plants into clean water, which can be reused in the process, and the minimum amount of solid residues, which often include valuable by-products that can be sold or reused.

Tips for choosing a 3D vision system

The future of vision systems in manufacturing ~

Five energy trends to look out for in 2018: The energy industry forecast

According to the International Energy Outlook 2017, world energy consumption will increase by 28 per cent between 2015 and 2040. But, what changes will have to take place to meet this growing demand? Here, Jürgen Resch, Energy Industry Manager at industrial software expert COPA-DATA, gives his outlook on what 2018 has in store for the industry.

Safe Detection of Carbon Monoxide Leaks

FLIR Systems Optical Gas Imaging (OGI) camera technology allows you to see chemicals that are invisible to the naked eye.

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless gas that results from the incomplete combustion of carbon-based fuels. It’s most often used in the production of bulk chemicals and steel manufacturing. Vent stacks and pipe leaks that allow CO to escape can be dangerous, especially if the gas is allowed to collect in an enclosed area.

Amazon Introduce Junior Filters for Space Restricted Applications

Amazon Filters has introduced 2.5-inch and 5-inch SupaPore Junior cartridge filters for processes where a compact filter system would be advantageous.

These new cartridge filters are ideal for low flow (up to 2m3/Hr of fluids and 100Nm3/Hr of gas) processes including a wide range of pharmaceutical, beverage, coatings and industrial gas applications where available space is at a premium.


Coventry-based FANUC UK is urging manufacturers across the country to prioritise skills and training for young people in 2018.

2018 will be the Year of Engineering #Theyearofengineering @GOVUK

The UK Space Agency is joining forces with partners across government and industry to give thousands of young people inspiring experiences of engineering.

Emparro ACCUcontrol @Murr_automation

Keeping machines running

Safety and electric power high on list of priorities as rail institute joins Network Rail’s University Strategic Partnership programme

Network Rail will harness the expertise of the University of Huddersfield’s rail researchers to solve some of the most pressing issues facing modern railways

Advanced Handling Moves to New Factory to Meet Growing Demand @Adv_Handling

Advanced Handling, a specialist manufacturer of bespoke manual handling solutions, has been operating from Market Deeping in Lincolnshire since first opening its doors in 1977. Its continued growth and its acquisition by the Sunnex Group in 2012, has led to a new beginning for the company on a much larger site in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.

Hepco DTS track systems; the heart of an automated production cell

Automated production cells are now a fundamental part of manufacturing, especially as businesses pursue higher throughput and lower overheads in today’s turbo charged production culture. 

Changing business models with IoT @RollsRoyceMedia ‏ @RollsRoyce ‏

In the 1960s, Rolls Royce pioneered the concept of power by the hour – a pay per use system for its engines. Instead of purchasing the product upfront, the customer was offered a performance based contract. This helped align the incentives of the manufacturer and operator — reliability, reduced expenditure and accurate cost prediction.

Engineering today: the supply and demand for engineers in the UK #Theyearofengineering

A report into the engineering labour market reveals the challenges facing the industry’s workforce in the UK now and in the future.

Manufacturing growth at highest level since 2011 @SkyNews

Factories have been helped recently by the weakness of the pound since the Brexit vote, and the strength of the world economy.

UK manufacturing output at its highest for 10 years @BBCNews


UK manufacturing output is expanding at its fastest rate since early 2008 after recording a seventh consecutive month of growth in November.

Flexible, self-adhesive capacitive sensor head – Level detection made easy

Balluff offers a self-adhesive, capacitive sensor head with IP 64 protection for non-contact, continuous level detection on non-conductive vessel or pipe outer walls made of glass, plastic or ceramic.

High Performance In-line Bag Filter System

Amazon Filters announce that it will launch its new 86B Series Bag Filter housing at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics 2018 exhibition from 6-8th February in Farnborough, UK.

New encoder technology for microstepping motor position verification: AMP announce capacitive encoders as alternative for stepper motor stall detection

Applied Motion Products Inc. (AMP) has recently announced an alternative encoder technology for microstepping motor position verification. Available from Mclennan, AMP’s European distribution partner, capacitive encoder technology offers advantages for applications where increased durability or space savings are required.

Engineers donate to thriving Leicester school

Cressall Resistors grant £500 to Madani schools

Students at the Madani Schools Federation are enjoying a recently refurbished outdoor relaxation zone, thanks to a donation from leading resistors manufacturer, Cressall.

GreenBrook at ELEX – Ali Pali

GreenBrook are delighted to announce the launch of their new App. Available in both Apple and Android formats – this App gives our customers instant access to our range of literature and our full range of product specification information. Please visit App Store or Goolgle Play to download.


Continental invests in EOS M 290 systems for serial production of high-quality metal parts