Climbing the ranks in automation

As the world’s largest exporter of manufactured goods, many companies rely on China to provide them with cost-efficient products. However, should we be looking to smaller countries to provide high quality products at low prices? Here, Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director at obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU Automation, explores the role of countries emerging as leaders […]

Renishaw vacuum casting technology accelerates innovation for automatic juicer manufacturer

Global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, has collaborated with leading designer and manufacturer of automatic juicers, Zumex, to facilitate a faster development cycle and cut third party costs. Renishaw supplied a 5/01 PLC vacuum casting machine, as well as tailored machine training, so that Zumex could produce prototypes for its innovative juicer designs faster than ever […]

Moog Extends its Electrohydrostatic Pump Unit Offering with More Sizes and Available Options

The product family now includes the size 80 cc to help machine builders address a wider range of applications Moog (NYSE: MOG.A and MOG.B) – a designer and manufacturer of high performance motion control products, solutions, and services, enlarged its product range of Electrohydrostatic Pump Units (EPU) with the EPU size 80cc in order to […]

Cryogenic technology brings rocket science to screwdrivers

‘It’s not rocket science,’ people often say when describing how easily a problem might be solved.   But cryogenic, ice hardening technology, used by NASA and other space agencies to develop rocket fuel, is now being used to manufacture stainless steel screwdrivers. Previously, stainless steel hard enough for industrial or construction applications has been too brittle […]

Higher definition imaging and simplified operation: KEYENCE unveils its new VHX-6000 series digital microscope with adaptive multi-lighting

Recently launched by KEYENCE, the new VHX-6000 series digital microscope integrates next-generation adaptive multi-lighting, advanced auto-focussing and high-definition imaging in an all-in-one system that will streamline and simplify quality inspection across all industries. Building upon the success of its well proven VHX series microscope line and following close attention to customer feedback, KEYENCE has unveiled […]

If it’s a liquid, Gill can measure it.

Industry:  Noun. ‘Economic activity concerned with the processing of raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories’. (Oxford Dictionaries) A brief definition representing such a broad range of industries it is very difficult to grasp the full range of activities that it covers. Plus from all of those activities come an even larger number of […]

Introduction to Aseptic Filling

By Matt Hale, International Sales and Marketing Director, HRS Heat Exchangers Aseptic filling, packing and processing are at the heart of many modern food, beverage and pharmaceutical operations. Despite this, the availability of increasingly effective and autonomous aseptic filling machinery means that the actual principles are not always understood, resulting in wrongly specified equipment which […]

Emission-Free Sweeping

Baumüller has developed a compact drive system for a multifunctional municipal vehicle Baumüller has developed a compact drive system with a very high level of energy efficiency for a fully electric municipal vehicle. The vehicle is designed in series production for a speed of up to 80 km/h and has a range of 100 kilometers.


Fortune favours the brave, so they say, and there’s no doubt that GCH Precision Engineering is reaping the rewards of investing in a Hyundai-Wia heavy-duty, large-capacity CNC turning machine. After realising that OEMs across a number of industries were struggling to locally source (within Scotland) large-capacity machining for primarily complex parts requiring milling as well […]


RED Engineering has appointed a senior executive to oversee the development and expansion of its specialist test services business. Brian Valentine joins the UK-based firm as a business developer, where he will be targeting customers in core offshore oil and gas, renewables and nuclear decommissioning sectors requiring advanced test services and supporting technologies. He will […]


Three-day event helps reinforce common vision for delivering unrivalled service levels on a global basis Loma Systems (;+44 (0) 1252 893300) – leading manufacturer of advanced metal detectors, checkweighers and X-ray inspection equipment for the global food and pharmaceutical industries – recently hosted a three-day Global Service Management Conference at its head office in Farnborough, […]

Monitoring Coolant Flow to Industrial & Medical Lasers

Used in thousands of industrial and medical laser installations, the Titan Enterprises 800 Series turbine flowmeter is a trusted monitoring device that ensures accurate and repeatable long-term operation. There are many applications of industrial and medical lasers. Whether used for cutting, welding, micro-machining, cosmetic or eye surgery – lasers generate a significant amount of heat.

Come to your sensors

~ Sensors in industrial plant equipment maintenance ~ Kettles sense when water is boiled, burglar alarms sense movement and vehicles sense the speed at which they’re moving. Without sensors, the world would be very different. However, they’re not just important for everyday life. Here, Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU Automation, […]


Trescal, the international specialist in calibration services, announces the acquisition of Teclabor Ltda., a calibration services provider based in Recife (Brazil). This is the third acquisition in Brazil, expanding Trescal’s geographical footprint to the State of Pernambuco. This acquisition has been completed with the support of Ardian, Trescal’s majority shareholder.

Chemical engineers to play an important role in the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy

The world’s nations meet today for the 23rd annual Conference of parties (COP23), under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany. Ahead of the talks, IChemE’s Energy Centre has welcomed the publication of the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy. The document, described as ‘an ambitious blueprint for Britain’s low carbon future’, […]


Valencia’s Faculty of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences has chosen solutions from Vivitek for its audiovisual equipment refresh Ease of installation, an excellent price/performance ratio, reliability and extensive warranty were just some of the criteria that Sound & Systems, the authorized partner selected to perform the installation, presented as its reasons for choosing Vivitek projectors […]

ConveyorTek Receives Recognition for Newly Launched Metal Detector

Northern Ireland based ConveyorTek Ltd has received the prestigious 2017 Materials Handling Engineers Association (MHEA) ‘Innovation Excellence Award’ for its newly launched conveyor metal detector.  The Company, which designs and manufactures bespoke conveyor solutions and metal separation technologies, was among five winners at the awards function in Eastwood Hall hotel in Nottingham.  The awards ceremony took place […]

Delta to Unveil a Broad Portfolio of Smart Energy-Saving Solutions for the UK at Solar & Storage Live 2017

Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, announced today its innovative and varied portfolio of smart green solutions, designed to enable higher efficiency in a wide range of industrial applications and energy infrastructure, will be featured at Solar & Storage Live 2017, the UK’s largest fair dedicated to renewable energy. A state-of-the-art […]


Reliable sensing, measuring stability and accuracy, along with the speed and change of direction of rotation in heavy duty machinery presents tough challenges and it’s where the BAUMER MAGRES range of magnetic absolute encoders excel. Heavy duty industrial applications like utility vehicles, cranes, wind energy plants, steel and metal processing require accurate, efficient and reliable components and Magres absolute encoders are ideal for […]

An innovation in energy automation: CENTRAX CU5000 for monitoring and control of energy parameters

Camille Bauer Metrawatt AG has combined, for the first time, the functionality of a highly accurate measurement device for heavy current applications with the capabilities of an integrated programmable logic controller. With this solution, closely coupled automation tasks can be carried out directly and flexibly by programmable logic. The advantage is evident. With this 2-in-1 […]