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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, 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 […]
We live in a world where manufacturing processes and techniques are evolving as never before, with many different influences driving change in both the technologies that we use, and the ways in which they are applied. In certain sectors, such as automotive, there is a growing demand for vehicle customisation, meaning that higher levels of […]
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 […]
Rittal and Innovo Cloud have created digital twins as well as the necessary infrastructure ecosystem for connected Industry 4.0 scenarios. Intelligent computer power is increasingly moving to the edge of networks. According to analysts at IDC, one in four end-points will, within three years, not just capture data at the edge, but also execute AI […]
Schaffner – The internationally leading company in the field of electromagnetic compatibility introduces a new series of locking cables for any IEC C14 application. The newest connector in the IL13 family sets a benchmark in space limited locking situations. Due to its angled construction the connector can be beneficially used with devices standing next to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Since their introduction in the 1990s, memory cards have remained among the most successful, trusted and low-cost storage solutions available. Consumer memory cards are cheap and commonly used to store images, videos, audio and text in portable devices such as cameras and smartphones. However, they are often also deployed for industrial applications that they are […]
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 […]
Bahco Non-Sparking (NS) tools are designed for use in potentially explosive environments, where conventional steel tools might create sparks in the presence of combustible or easily ignitable vapours, liquids and dust.
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 […]
Vibration can be present in any drive train, whether it is the low level naturally occurring type produced from combustion engines or electric motors, as a result of their speed and number of cylinders or stator poles, or being induced as a result of other factors. Either way, vibration if left unchecked, can be the […]
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 […]
At a time when the computerisation of businesses and the human-data interchange is more and more important, the solution is an automated factory and the Modula VLM represents a solid response to the 4.0 approach. Modula is a VLM based on the idea of taking back floor space and converting it into vertical space. To […]
The Fork Lift Truck Association has announced October as this year’s National Forklift Safety Month. The theme of the month will be: “Forklift Safety. It’s no accident.”
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Titan Enterprises has been working with leading players in the UK water industry to develop a next generation device for water leak management within properties and within the immediate vicinity. The aims of this innovative new device are to monitor customer water usage at an individual appliance level, offer the ability to detect leaks and pipe […]
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 […]
Logistics managers are being urged to seek absolute clarity over forklift Thorough Examinations, after it was revealed lift trucks are involved in 50% more serious accidents than HGVs.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]