Automating cricket ball production

~ Global cricket ball manufacturer uses automation with a vision system for efficiency and upskilling ~ Under the laws of cricket, it is illegal for players to rub any substance other than saliva and sweat onto the ball, let alone scuffing it with their fingernails. Similarly, strict rules apply to the manufacturing of cricket balls. […]

Crosser and Moxa join forces for IT/OT edge convergence

Unterschleißheim (Germany), October 21, 2021. Moxa Europe GmbH and Crosser, a pioneer in edge analytics for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), announce their cooperation. Together, Crosser’s edge analytics platform and Moxa’s reliable network, connectivity and edge computing solutions will help manufacturing companies to connect their devices to offer better collaboration between systems, processes, and […]

Realignment puts the company on a strong growth course Innovative strength, customer centricity and digitalization noticeably strengthened

New CEO Holger Ruban: “Let’s continue to drive forward the success story”. It is a balance sheet to be proud of: Only 18 months after the takeover by AURELIUS, Distrelec Group is about to have the most successful financial year in the company’s history. For the current year, the retailer of electronic and technical components […]

NORD DRIVESYSTEMS at the FMB 2021 : Ready for the future: New energy-efficient and innovative drive technology

From 10 to 12 November 2021, the FMB trade fair once again brings together machine manufacturers and their suppliers. NORD DRIVESYSTEMS will be on site as an exhibitor in Bad Salzuflen (North Rhine-Westphalia) presenting the innovative DuoDrive geared motor, the energy-efficient IE5+ synchronous motor, the new decentralised NORDAC ON frequency inverter as well as the […]

INSPHERE Ltd Launch new flagship product IONA for industrial automation monitoring and control.

IONA is a network of sensors and software that can simultaneously capture alignment data from industrial robots and other points of interest, be that the work piece, fixture or cell datums. Using IONA, engineers can monitor the performance of automated systems and ensure they are performing consistently in accordance with the simulated or programmed intent. […]

Guide to the standards and use of ProSolv®5408e solvent for critical cleaning of oxygen components and services

The ongoing pandemic has increased the demand for critical cleaning of oxygen components and services to treat patients with the Covid-19 symptoms. The need for respirators and installation of new and extended oxygen systems in hospitals, clinics and care homes with the provision of ancillary pressure reduction and delivery systems has led to a massive […]

LEEA Awards 2021 finalists announced

The LEEA Awards 2021 finalists have been announced, following the judges working through a hugely impressive trove of outstanding entries. The winners will be announced during the ‘party of the year’ at the prestigious Grosvenor Hotel, Park Lane, London on the evening of 5 November 2021.

Whitepaper helps clear water data confusion

~ Specialist whitepaper explores improving utilities data strategies ~ Novotek UK and Ireland, a specialist in industrial automation and data management software for utilities, has released a new whitepaper explaining how utilities operators can improve their network performance with better data strategies. The whitepaper, Enhancing data management in utilities, is currently available from Novotek’s Ideas […]

A new form of chip control Sandvik Coromant launches new software module for controlled chip breaking

Sandvik Coromant has unveiled a new machining method that enables controlled chip breaking in thread turning applications. Launched within the existing CoroPlus® Tool Path software, OptiThreading™ is a new software module that will help manufacturers overcome one of the most significant issues within thread turning — the risk of chip jams and their associated downtime.

Mighty micromotors: advancing medical testing

Medical conditions such as meningitis, an infection of the protective membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, can be very serious if not treated quickly. Medical testing provides doctors with the clarification needed to administer the best treatment — fast. Here Stewart Goulding, managing director of precision drive system supplier, EMS, explores how medical […]

Breathe London pilot verifies ‘small sensors’

The Breathe London pilot project ran over two years from October 2018; monitoring and characterising air quality across one of the world’s major cities. With over 100 AQMesh ‘pods’ located across the city, the Breathe London partners were, for the first time, able to provide hyperlocal detail on London’s air quality. At the end of […]

NSK SWR spherical roller bearings overcome challenges of continuous casting

The bearings used in continuous casting machines have to endure arduous operating conditions that include high temperatures, heavy loads, ultra-low speeds, water/water vapour and scale. As a result, bearing failures such as wear, flaking and fracture are commonplace, prompting increasing numbers of steel manufacturing plants to adopt NSK SWR (Super Wear Resistant) spherical roller bearings. […]

TREND Networks launches seven new fibre testers

TREND Networks has expanded its fibre testing range with seven affordable new products in the FiberMASTER series. A simple handheld OTDR, PON OTDR, Power Meter and Light Source, and Inspection Probe will enable cable installers to get the dependable test results needed, while saving time on training, and thousands of pounds.

Electric vehicles’ unsustainable little secret

~ Batteries are the weak link in the sustainability chain ~ Electric vehicles (EVs) have been heralded as the answer to transportation’s sustainability issues, providing a scalable solution for the notoriously difficult-to-decarbonise sector. However, there’s one key component that needs some work if EVs are to become a completely sustainable method of transport — the […]