Fortress Technology – Brand protection: Ramping up your food safety strategy

Consumer perceptions and a high profile product recall can make or break a food brand. The damage, if left unchecked, can come back and haunt a company for years to come.

First clinical study patient has novel drug delivery system implanted for Parkinson’s trial

On November 8th, 2017 the first patient in a new clinical study was implanted with a novel drug delivery system, developed by Renishaw. The procedure took place at Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. The implantation marks the beginning of a joint clinical study between Renishaw and Herantis Pharma. This phase I – II clinical study will investigate the treatment of Parkinson’s disease using Cerebral Dopamine Neurotrophic Factor (CDNF) delivered with Renishaw’s system.

BOGE appointments reinforce customer service

The latest appointments at leading compressor manufacturer BOGE are designed to meet the growing demand for its products and services, and strengthen still further its already impressive customer care. Jonathan Kinsella has joined the company as area sales manager for the North of England. He has over a decade of experience in compressed air, fluid control and pneumatics, starting as an apprentice service engineer and, more recently, as a capital equipment sales engineer.

BOGE reveals how to implement industry 4.0-compliant compressors

New white paper reveals how to integrate Industry 4.0-compliant compressed air technology into manufacturing facilities.

Leading compressed air specialist BOGE Compressors has published a new white paper giving manufacturers practical advice on how to easily integrate existing smart compressor technology into their manufacturing facilities.

BOGE helps shape the future of manufacturing

BOGE has placed itself at the cutting edge of compressor manufacture by investing €2 million in creating a ‘smart factory’ at its German headquarters in Bielefeld, west of Hanover. The 2,000m² smart factory, which manufactures BOGE’s HST (high-speed turbo) oil-free compressor, monitors, controls and optimises manufacturing to maximise product quality and reliability, and ensure there are no faults during production.

Tooling up for engineering improvement

Modern techniques have made the process of commissioning a manufacturing tool easier and more cost-effective. Jeff Kiernan, Commercial Director at Dawson Shanahan, explains.

A Smooth Path To Drive Coupling Selection

Engineers and designers working on power transmission applications can often face a daunting task when it comes to specifying the most appropriate drive coupling for the task in hand. Detailed consideration must be given to both sides of the drive equation, input and output, with regard to torque, shock loads, starting frequency, temperature and environmental conditions, but where to begin.

In this informative article, David Proud General Manager of Reich Drive Systems UK explains how to navigate through what can sometimes be seen as a technical minefield for designers and engineers.

Drive couplings vary greatly in their design and capabilities, so for any given application engineers must ensure that they specify the drive coupling correctly to ensure reliable efficient, and in the more challenging applications, safe operation.

Custom manufactured process equipment – Tanks and Process Vessels

Axium Process specialises in design and fabrication of hygienic stainless steel process equipment including high-end customised stainless steel tanks, pressure vessels, mobile transfer vessels and mixing vessels manufactured complete with integrated stirring systems and CIP processes.

The company, which can supply full certification packs including materials, weld maps, surface finish, non-destructive testing and Notified Body third party approval, typically manufactures tanks and vessels in 316 and 316L stainless steel with higher grade materials such as Hastelloy®,  for specialised applications including those associated with the pharmaceutical industry.    

New motor and drive ranges from Leroy-Somer launched at SPS 2017 on Hall 4, stand No 4-250

Leroy-Somer, a business of the Nidec group, is preparing for the launch of new ranges at SPS IPC Drives, the Europe’s leading exhibition for electric automation, from November 14 to 16, in Nuremberg / Germany.

First and foremost, Leroy-Somer will be demonstrating Commander ID300, a new integrated drive for the control of its IMfinity® induction motors from 0.25 to 7.5 kW. This all-in-one drive solution has been designed to meet the strategic challenges of increasingly complex and demanding production environments, induced by the transition to Industry 4.0.

High Resolution Colour Camera

Specialised Imaging has developed a new colour version of its SIR3 camera.

Introducing SICK’s SureSense – the Flexible Family of Customisable Sensors

SICK has developed the SureSense family of user-customisable photo-electric sensors – a concept that enables machine builders and plant engineers to specify from a wide-range of sensing options all within a standard technology, set-up, mounting and housing. 

Structural engineering software as a service

How cloud computing supports the sharing of structural expertise

Chances are you’ll be familiar with the term software as a service (SaaS). Even though some people may be unaware, most of us have probably used such software recently. The concept boasts a lot of benefits to users, such as ongoing technical support, but can SaaS providers go further? Here, Sam Carigliano, co-founder of structural design software provider SkyCiv, explores the potential of SaaS for structural engineers.

Diamond Electronics features dishwasher safe antimicrobial coated keyboards at Southern Manufacturing & Electronics Show 2018

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ABB earns Frost & Sullivan 2017‎ Company of the Year Award @ABBRobotics_UK

ABB is recognized for setting the benchmark for digitalization with its distributed control system portfolio.


New software solution combines the power of multi-material 3D printing with true voxel-level control enabling users to create advanced structures, gradient color patterns, internal properties and textures to fit precise material requirements

Solution unlocks new world of innovation for Research, Development, Biomedical Modeling, and Product Design

Solutions to Characterise Engineering Materials – from Linkam Scientific Instruments

Characterising raw materials through processing to final product and shelf life are challenges for all of us working in engineering and the materials sciences. For example, reproducible polymers through to correct moulding temperatures are vital to give a finished product with the correct thermal and mechanical stability for the end application whether as part of an aircraft or a plastic bag to carry groceries home from the supermarket.