Seco Virtual Event Gives Aerospace Manufacturers Viable Solutions to Real-Life Challenges

With the value of collaboration in the pursuit of innovation in mind, Seco and its technical partners hosted Aero Inspiration Through Innovation (ITI) on 23-24 November for aerospace manufacturers. The event drew more than 1,439 registrants. With a focus on the complex issues and trends those manufacturers face, ITI showcased collaborative solutions with real-life machining […]

Advantech Ranked No. 5 with a Brand Value of US$632 million in the 2021 Best Taiwan Global Brands Award

Carrying through the vision of Enabling an Intelligent Planet with core values of green growth and sustainable development Taipei, 2nd December 2021 – Advantech (TWSE: 2395), a global leader in industrial IoT, has been ranked fifth place on the Best Taiwan Global Brands list, with a brand value of US$632 million. This is also Advantech’s […]

Aerospace Manufacturing – Mapping the engineering supply chain

Julia Moore, CEO of the Gauge & Toolmakers Association (GTMA) explains how ReshoringUK – a collaboration of leading industrial engineering associations – can assist manufacturers in connecting with trusted, accredited suppliers. In response to the downturn in the aerospace and automotive sectors during the early days of the pandemic, the Gauge & Toolmakers Association (GTMA) […]

IE5 motors help paint shop realise annual energy saving

Upgrading end-of-life motors to IE5 ultra-premium efficiency motor and drive packages at BMW Group’s MINI paint shop in Oxford, UK The project is estimated to have reduced energy costs by £40,000 annually, while significantly lowering the plant’s carbon footprint The MINI manufacturing plant in Oxford has upgraded existing IE1/IE2 motors to IE5 synchronous reluctance motor […]

Glass Static Mixer Chips Improve Flow Chemistry Reproducibility

To achieve highly reproducible flow chemistry scale-up the control of mixing and temperature is essential, particularly for highly exothermic or fast, mixing-dependent reactions.Uniqsis expanding range of Glass Static Mixer (GSM) chip reactor blocks produce an efficient, turbulent mixed reagent stream for flow chemistry reactions that is not diffusion dependent. Available in sizes from 270µl to […]

Reaching new heights

~ WEG and distributor Technidrive supply equipment for elevator application in extreme conditions ~ An automated warehouse is a breath-taking sight, as reams of pallets are automatically scanned and retrieved for delivery. But not all automation systems are made to endure extreme environments. Here’s how Technidrive Ltd and WEG partnered to help Moffett, an automated […]

Revolutionising the World of Plasma and Corona Surface Treatment Systems

Tantec UK & Ireland manufacture Plasma and Corona Surface Treatment Systems, which improve the surface of materials, especially non-stick polymers like polypropylene, so that they can be adhered to when bonding, printing and coating. The company has a rich history supplying some of the world’s leading manufacturers since 1974, producing plasma and corona surface treatment […]

New! Contrinex Stainless-steel SMART🕵️‍♂️ Sensors – Withstand Extreme🔨 Environments Whilst Slashing Complexity & Cost

Contrinex’s ground-breaking family of SMART inductive sensors, are now available with their uniquely robust 700 Series technology. Featuring a housing machined from a single piece of stainless-steel (V2A /AISI 303) and unique technology that provides robustness to survive extreme environments and including being used to hammer nails into wood.🔨 These exceptionally robust, full-inox SMART sensors […]

Handle with care

Robot-assisted system with Ensenso 3D camera for safe handling of nuclear waste The decommissioning of nuclear facilities poses major challenges for operators. Whether decommissioning or safe containment, the amount of nuclear waste to be disposed of is growing at an overwhelming rate worldwide. Automation is increasingly required to handle nuclear waste, but the nuclear industry […]


Leading Cheshire-based food production company, Forresters, has recently invested in eight IQ4 Metal Detection Combination solutions from LOMA SYSTEMS®.   Manufacturers of poultry products to some of the biggest names in the UK’s food industry since 1972, Forresters produce roasted, steamed, marinated and sliced chicken portions for 128 different SKUs. Amounting to 60 tonnes of chicken […]


In recent years, it has become understood that Photo Chemical Etching (PCE) — as provided by leading expert micrometal GmbH — is not just a viable alternative to legacy metal fabrication technologies, but is seen in many applications as the only technology that can achieve the repeatability, accuracy, and geometric complexity demanded by OEMs from across […]

Vision Engineering and Zeiss collaborate to produce DeepFocus 1: an innovative and competitive Extended Depth of Focus (EDoF) microscope solution

British leading designer and manufacturer of high quality non-contact measurement, digital 3D visualisation, and ergonomic inspection technologies, is partnering with Zeiss Industrial Metrology to add an extended depth of focus inspection system to its range of microscopy systems for the first time. The new DeepFocus 1 system represents a significant collaboration between two of the […]

EnSolv® CC-A Vapour degreasing solvent for precision metal cleaning

The EnSolv® CC-A formulation for precision metal cleaning responds to the need for high performance vapour degreasing solvents for critical cleaning in general engineering, aerospace, medical optical and electrical industries. EnSolv® CC-A removes cutting oils, lubricants, lapping compounds grinding pastes and water based cutting oils or fluids. This complex synergistic blend utilises environmentally compliant solvents […]

Benefits of buying and maintaining legacy equipment

Legacy equipment is vital to the functioning of most facilities. Nevertheless, with the rapid advancement of automation technologies, manufacturers might think investing in the latest equipment is the smartest choice. Contrary to manufacturers’ beliefs, legacy equipment has the potential to upgrade their facilities to smart factories in a more cost-efficient manner. Here, Neil Bellinger, head […]

Microchip Continues Expansion of Gallium Nitride (GaN) RF Power Portfolio

New Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuits (MMICs) and discrete devices deliver performance levels required in 5G, satellite communication and defense applications CHANDLER, Ariz., December 1, 2021 – Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) today announced a significant expansion of its Gallium Nitride (GaN) Radio Frequency (RF) power device portfolio with new MMICs and discrete transistors that cover […]

Improving machining flexibility with automation – The Sempre Group and Hardwicke Enterprise collaborate on machine tending system

When Hardwicke Enterprise, a subcontract CNC machining specialist needed to upscale production after it won a new contract, it needed a flexible, quick and simple solution to increase speed and ensure quality. It turned to metrology specialist The Sempre Group for support, who has been developing a new automated machine tending solution that saved Hardwicke Enterprise 52 hours of […]


Adding the sustainability stamp to its injection moulding fleet is not enough for Pembrokeshire-based St Davids Assemblies. Manufacturing tens of thousands of precision components and intricate bimetallic safety controls weekly, General Manager Glen Wells chronicles the importance of “good old customer service” and how the company’s acquisition of four Sumitomo (SHI) Demag machines this year […]

Seeq Corporation Achieves AWS Energy Competency Status

The designation recognizes Seeq’s expertise in enabling faster insights for energy customers with advanced analytics features and innovations. Seeq Corporation, a leader in manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) advanced analytics software, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) Energy Competency status. This designation recognizes that Seeq has demonstrated deep […]

Vision Engineering launches its first 4K resolution digital microscope

Vision Engineering Limited (Woking, UK) has announced the launch of it first 4K resolution digital microscope, Makrolite 4K. Makrolite 4K’s superb image quality, 4K resolution and wide dynamic range is suitable for a wide range of complex and high contrast applications. It’s provides more fine detail with greater detail shadow and highlight areas, ideal for […]

Trust in the thrust

You might be sat on an office chair right now. Or even better, you may be sat on a swivelling bar stool. Both chairs rely on small thrust bearings to endure the thrust load of the human body sat on them, while still allowing for an easy spin. However, Chris Johnson, managing director of thrust […]

ACEINNA Launches High Power Current Sensor

65 Amp, AMR Based, Fully Isolated Current Sensor available in 3.3- and 5-Volt versions Fully integrated Current Sensor for Wide Bandgap power applications like DC Fast Charging, Server, Telecom & Industrial Power Supplies, Industrial Robots and Manufacturing Systems, Home Automation & IoT applications, Appliances, Inverters, Motor Control, and other critical applications Andover, Massachusetts- December 1, […]

Custom Biofluid & Tissue Procurement Service

Global provider of human and animal biospecimens – AMSBIO offers a custom procurement service enabling researchers to source specific biofluid and tissue samples which are not already available in their extensive biorepository. To support increasingly complex research, AMSBIO aims to provide a full range of blood-based products, including whole blood, serum, plasma, blood and peripheral […]

Vision Engineering launches a new combination of DRV together with Nikon’s SMZ25 & SMZ18 stereo microscopes to provide a digital 3D microscope solution at Productronica

Vision Engineering, British leading designer and manufacturer of high quality non-contact measurement, digital 3D visualisation, and ergonomic inspection technologies, is pleased to announce an innovative product combination together with Nikon’s stereo microscopes from Nikon Metrology Europe NV, adding a new, higher magnification digital 3D inspection solution to its range of innovative and ergonomic inspection microscopy […]


Thecapabilities andsophistication of today’s Industrial Machine Sensors means they are an integral part of most manufacturing systems, such as those used for critical condition monitoring applications. Their performance continues to be developed and improved, driven largely by the rapid expansion and application of digital technologies. Accelerometers are one example and whilst there is a wide […]

Keeping vibration analysis happy

Implementing condition monitoring can reduce the frequency and cost of equipment maintenance. Specifically, vibration analysis can provide valuable insight into machine condition, flagging up problems before extensive damage occurs. Chris Johnson, managing director of ball bearing supplier SMB Bearings, explains the steps machine builders should take to reduce the likelihood of bearings being the root […]

ITC Category 1 Thermography Qualification

Teledyne FLIR preparation course for a qualification as a category 1 certified thermographer explains the basics of infrared, how to operate an infrared camera under different conditions and for various purposes, how to appropriately judge a measurement situation in the field and how to identify potential error sources to enable participants to undertake infrared inspections […]

Investing in adhesives

~ Why ROI is more than just the payback period ~ One of the major considerations when specifying an adhesive is how quickly it will deliver return on investment (ROI), a metric that is affected by a variety of tangible and intangible factors. Here Matthew Baseley, Technical Sales Executive at adhesives specialist Intertronics, explains the […]

Most Versatile maXTouch® Touchscreen Controller Ever Offers Extensive Screen Format Flexibility

The MXT1296M1T provides various communication options, ISO 26262 functional safety support and flexible RF emission control CHANDLER, Ariz., November. 30, 2021 —As the automotive market continues to demand larger touchscreens with more flexibility in size and shape, Microchip Technology Inc. (Nasdaq: MCHP) is announcing a new maXTouch® touchscreen controller, that allows automotive designers to satisfy […]

Fast and flexible motion control software development: Elmo Motion Composer2, SIL (Software in the Loop) tool available for Platinum series intelligent servo drives

Elmo Motion Control’s Platinum series advanced servo drives feature EtherCAT™ networking for ultra-fast machine synchronised single and multi-axis motion, and industry leading levels of functional safety. With full support from Elmo’s UK distribution partner, Heason Technology, these impressive drives are now available with Elmo’s free-to-use Motion Composer2 tool allowing machine designers to easily develop, test […]

The future of robot programming

~ Industrial robot programming tool supports all phases of automation ~ “You must be diversified enough to survive bad times,” said the American academic and investor, Joel Greenblatt, “so that skill and good process can have the chance to pay off in the long-term.” Here, Nigel Smith, CEO of TM Robotics, explains the importance of […]

Connecting frontline military systems

Intelligence — about enemies, terrain and everything in between — is an essential aspect of military operations, and it’s driving innovation in data collection and processing at the tactical edge. However, developing rugged embedded systems that meet the operational and environmental requirements of modern combat is far from a simple task. Here, Martin Frederiksen, managing […]