Hydra-Cell Metering Pump Shows its Versatility.

To call Wanner’s new Hydra-Cell® MT8 a low flow high pressure metering pump would do it a serious injustice.   This amazing triplex diaphragm pump can achieve a minimum flow rate of 0.227 litres per hour with the accuracy, linearity and repeatability demanded by API 675, but is capable of generating a maximum flow of […]

RS Components announces Bluetooth IoT design competition in partnership with Cypress Semiconductor

Now open for design idea submissions, ‘Make With Mesh’ contest is based around new leading-edge Bluetooth development boards from Cypress RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, today announced ‘Make With Mesh’, a new design challenge based around IoT Bluetooth […]

NSK’s fight against counterfeiting continues with seizure of fake bearing packaging in China

The quest to stop the fake bearings industry continues apace at NSK, where the recent seizure of counterfeit NSK packaging and labels in Hebei Province, China, illustrates the scale of the problem. More than 23,000 fake boxes and cartons, which were subsequently confiscated pending further investigation and potential prosecution, were discovered in Linxi County, Xintai […]

Güdel’s Gantry Robots Reach Out To Emerging Applications

Robotics is very much at the forefront of discussions about automation and employment. Overwhelmingly the focus is on Collaborative robots, and how they will establish themselves more widely within a manufacturing environment. Behind the scenes however, the Gantry robot not only remains an essential and valued part of many traditional automation solutions, but is in […]

Delta to Demonstrate Smart Manufacturing Solutions at SPS IPC Drives Italia 2019

Delta, a global provider of smart and energy-efficient industrial automation solutions, today announced it will be demonstrating several smart manufacturing solutions at SPS IPC Drives Italia 2019. The highlight of Delta’s exhibition at the show will be a demonstration of the new CODESYS-based Motion Control Solution, which integrates the control layers of PLCs, HMIs, and […]

Gardner Denver takes care of SHJ Hospital Pipelines’ medical vacuum needs with oil-free screw technology

SHJ Hospital Pipelines (SHJ) is using Gardner Denver’s leading Elmo Rietschle oil-free, screw vacuum pumps in its piped medical gas systems, delivering efficient oil-free vacuum while significantly improving whole life costs too. SHJ is a leading supplier of piped medical gas systems for hospitals, compliant with HTM 02-01, which incorporate vacuum technology to help draw […]

IChemE launches two new interactive case studies on safety incidents

Chemical Plant and Underground Pipeline are the two latest interactive safety case studies to be launched by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE)’s Safety Centre. IChemE Safety Centre Director, Trish Kerin, announced the launch at Hazards 29, Europe’s largest annual process safety conference, held in Birmingham, UK. The conference started yesterday (Wednesday 22 May) with […]

RS Components introduces new and highly affordable Power-over-Ethernet tester from Fluke Networks

New MicroScanner PoE enables installers and maintenance technicians to test for sufficient network power for Power-over-Ethernet devices RS Components (https://uk.rs-online.com/web/) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, today announced it is shipping the MicroScannerTM PoE (https://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/?searchTerm=np-fluke-microscanner-0519_uk&searchType=Offers&dr=N) from Fluke Networks, a worldwide leader […]

Q-Flap RX™ explosion isolation flap valve

Explosion Isolation is absolutely necessary for a comprehensive safety concept. Without explosion isolation, the safety concept is not just insufficient, it also represents wasted money for operators, because: Throughout the industry, vessels, silos and other parts are often connected to each other by pipelines. If a dust explosion occurs in one equipement, this also enhances […]

Combining tradition and technology to secure heritage and brand

The relationship between UK manufacturing and the uptake of robotics and automation remains an ongoing and sometimes sensitive topic for discussion. Whilst there are many manufacturers who readily embrace the opportunities that automation can bring, there are others, especially those producing traditional hand crafted items, who feel they must reconcile the benefits of technology, with […]

Rapidly Develop Touchscreen Process Control and User Interfaces with PanelPilotACE

Lascar’s PanelPilotACE is a unique industrial control display platform ideal for the rapid development of touchscreen automation and user interfaces – without writing code. There’s no need to start from scratch, instead develop your application using Lascar’s free Design Studio software which provides powerful, easy to use drag and drop tools to build the complex […]


New ‘TouchWMS’ features help companies optimise shift performance and productivity  International supply chain solutions provider TouchPath (www.touchpath.com) is launching the latest version of its ‘TouchWMS’ warehouse management system, which includes a number of new features. The TouchWMS power-picking Control Centre, which delivers proven productivity increases of 50% is now supported by real time graphical KPI […]

CFD Meshing Made Simple

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations have gained popularity due to a large increase in computer power and development of feasible numerical methods. However, geometry import and mesh generation are still the most time-consuming parts of CFD simulations, or at least until now.   CF-MESH+® is an easy-to-use CFD meshing product provided by Creative Fields that […]


CP Chain, which offers an increased wear life of five times that of standard Roller chain, is now available ex-stock from Donghua. Donghua Limited is the UK arm of the Hangzhou Donghua Chain Group of Companies which produces in excess of 30 million tonnes of chain per year. Since we established a UK office and […]

5G + edge: Further optimising the supply chain

Edge computing is making its way into the manufacturing industry, helping manufacturers gather and process data instantly and optimise their supply chain processes. While the move to edge computing might be top of mind for manufacturers now, looking ahead, the integration of 5G will take edge computing capabilities to previously unimaginable heights throughout multiple areas […]

The Leica Cyclone FIELD 360 laser scanning mobile device app now works in conjunction with the Leica BLK360 imaging laser scanner.

With the innovative combination of laser scanner and software, users can view, quality control and prepare data directly in the field using a tablet computer. Downstream, the data is then fully immersed within the single platform of Leica Cyclone office processing software, ensuring no data is lost between transfers from one interface to another.  

Analytik reports on how the School of Biological & Chemical Sciences at Queen Mary University, London (QMUL) has been using a LM20 Microfluidizer for cell disruption of a broad range of cell types including E. coli, Yeasts and Diatom.

The School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at QMUL (https://www.qmul.ac.uk/)  is one of the UK’s leading life science research departments, with a multi-disciplinary approach to teaching and research. QMUL research staff are actively engaged in a wide range of projects across the broad sweep of biological, chemical and psychological sciences.

The Challenges of Accurate Interface Measurement

Interface or multiphase level measurements exist throughout the oil & gas streams as well as petrochemical. While level measurement technologies have come a long way in effectively measuring liquids and solids, multiphase level measurement continues to be the biggest challenge and opportunity that exists today to which there is no perfect technology. However, experience has […]

Trant Automation Control & Technology, based near Southampton, Hampshire, is the epitome of innovation, with a growing order book as a result.

We have been developing industrial control systems for many years now, continually staying ahead of the curve by embracing new technologies and applying best practice. Our award-winning ‘digital engineering’ approach here at Trant Automation Control & Technology (ACT) has reaped considerable benefits for clients who rightly expect best-in-class solutions for mission-critical infrastructure. For example, we […]

Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies (CWST) provides high quality surface treatments for improving the life and performance of critical components through its global network of over 70 operating divisions and specialist onsite teams.

Building on the unique heritage of Glenn Curtiss and the Wright brothers, Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies has a long tradition of providing innovative solutions and building solid and trusted customer relationships. Our surface treatments have been successfully used by OEM’s in major industries such as aerospace, automotive, oil & gas, subsea, medical and power generation for […]

Custom Modulift Beams Lift Steam Locomotive

Specialist Lifting Engineering company Modulift were recently engaged by Swanage Railway to assist with a project to safely lift an old steam locomotive. The Southern Railway U Class 31806 needed to be lifted free of its wheels in a workshop to allow replacement of the main bearings that had become worn over time. The 1926 […]

LEMO’s T series connector latest features

Major trends in connector development over the last few years are miniaturisation and increased contact density. System integrators in various markets, such as automation, testing and instrumentation, are looking to increase the number of sensors and data acquisition means. Naturally, this requires more connectors and cables in reduced space.   LEMO has extended over the […]

Magnetic Shield Corp. Builds Modular MuROOM Shielding Solutions For Leading USA Universities

Our new state-of-the-art MuROOM® installation at the University of Illinois (UOI) Champaign-Urbana USA, Electron Microscopy (EM) facility within the notably renown Materials Research Lab (MRL) was completed this last year. The UOI’s progressive research environment is considered to be at the forefront of industry in materials science, condensed matter physics, and materials chemistry. One of […]