A manufacturer of mobile cranes uses Contrinex 2-wire inductive sensors to detect the position of stabiliser legs as part of the vehicle safety system. Before the system will allow the driver to drive the vehicle away, sensors confirm that stabiliser legs have been retracted.
SICK has developed its next-generation SLG-2 light grids to combine higher levels of optical performance with smart sensor capability in an ultra-slim housing. The SICK SLG-2 extends integration versatility beyond switched outputs to incorporate measurement, classification, and Smart Tasks, while also providing data for diagnostic evaluation.
CARRIDA Technologies, provider of leading ALPR software solutions, has appointed Pedro Bento as CSO to lead the International Sales and Business Development. The company also launched a new website to showcase its best-in-class ALPR software engine and solutions as well as ALPR Edge Devices.
The World’s First SWaP Optimised ½” / VGA InGaAs Sensor with VIS-SWIR Response The Owl 640 T is the latest variant of the Owl 640 family, being the world’s first SWaP optimised ½” / VGA InGaAs sensor with a 10µm x 10µm pixel pitch. The Owl 640 T offers a spectral response from 0.6µm to […]
Recently launched by Portescap and available from UK motion specialist Mclennan, the new 22ECP35-2A DC slotless and brushless motor features an integrated driver and offers the potential to simplify installation and operation for motion control applications where smooth control, long working life and cost optimisation are project essentials. The 22 mm diameter, 9-Watt motor expands […]
Safety conscious petrochemical engineers in Denmark fix them to their bikes, while others attach them to their protective workwear or helmets.
Ixthus Instrumentation Ltd, the sensor and instrumentation systems manufacturer and distributor, has expanded its range of linear position sensors with the new heavy-duty, inductive technology equipped ILT series for measurement stroke length from 25 mm to 600 mm. An exceptionally durable and compact 35 mm diameter anodised aluminium casing offers IP67 / IP69K environment rating […]
The decision by power generation company EDF to repair, rather than replace, leaking pipework at its nuclear power plant in Bugey has proved hugely beneficial both practically and financially. Maintenance engineers used Henkel’s LOCTITE® Composite Pipe Repair System to restore the integrity of 170m of fresh water pipes, a process that was undertaken without the […]
There are increasing numbers of electric vehicles on British roads, and this is great news for the environment. But can the supply of EV charging points keep up with the increasing demand? Ofgem, the government regulator for gas and electricity markets in the UK, recently conducted a survey. They found 36% of households that don’t […]
~ Exel Composites’ product development engineer discusses her journey ~ Yesterday, International Women in Engineering Day (IWED) took place as a global celebration of females in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field. This year’s campaign follows the theme ’Engineering Heroes’ to celebrate female engineers who recognize a problem, then dare to be part […]
Modular Robotics Linear Motors have greatly simplified fast precision linear motion and Linmot® has been the main pioneer of the tubular type of motor. This form is much simpler to implement and allow for the direct replacement of pneumatic cylinders without need additional encoders and switches.
The automotive giant has revolutionised the fabrication of jigs, tools and fixtures across its Barcelona manufacturing line, reducing costs by 95% and lead times from one week to just one day. The car manufacturer could roll out the technology to create parts and prototypes at other sites after a successful introduction in Europe. Nissan has […]
CFB Boilers is a 125-year-old boiler company that offers a complete range of specialist steam products and services. From steam, electric, hot water boilers and ancillaries to fully bespoke plant room design and installation, these suppliers are the experts that hundreds of companies across dozens of industries turn to for quality engineered, high performance, reliable […]
Smart Manufacturing Integrates Machine Vision and Industrial Robots Many people cannot imagine a day without using cotton swabs. Behind such a small product, there is extensive know-how from production to packaging. Since the unit price is relatively low, the investment in time and resources is highly sensitive. To optimize results, the cotton swabs must be […]
Axium Process is offering manufacturers a unique ‘pick and mix’ liquid filtration solution ensuring consistent product quality and minimal downtime. The company has developed a universal stainless steel filter housing which can be used with three distinct filter screens. Each screen has specialist capabilities making them suitable for multiple applications across industries including pharmaceutical, food, […]
Three chemical engineering researchers have been awarded the Andrew Fellowship by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) to advance the field of catalysis.
The bearing market has been facing a scourge of counterfeiting for many years leading to huge consequences. No less than 5.4 million jobs are at stake, as well as a loss of 36 billion euros for the global economy (figures from the World Bearing Association).
Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, today announced a partnership with Rapac Communication & Infrastructure Ltd. – a leading corporation based in Israel – to install its 200kW ultra fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers UFC200 series in Israel. Under the terms of the partnership, Delta and Rapac have supplied Delta’s UFC200 […]
Optical Surfaces Ltd. announce a new series of Reflective Beam Expanders with an output clear aperture of 75mm and a selection of magnifications, which are designed for researchers requiring high performance and ease-of-use.
By launching Caparoc, Phoenix Contact introduces an individual modular system for overcurrent protection. With many combination options, intuitive operation, and a simple design-in, users can set up their own personal standard for device protection that is fit for the future.
By Jason Andersen, Vice President of Strategy and Product Management, Stratus Technologies The convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT), as well as the cross-over of responsibility for those technologies for IT and operations professionals have been a long-standing discussion. Digital Transformation initiatives over recent years have accelerated this conversation and catalysed new […]
Hitachi Construction Machinery and ABB to collaborate on a zero-emission battery electric rigid dump truck utilising powerful energy storage solutions.
The LSA 47.3 offers increased efficiency and starting kVA over its predecessor, and also benefits from the implementation of the lastest technologies developed by Nidec Leroy-Somer.
Within the demanding marine sector, the accurate positioning, alignment and assembly of components, especially larger, cumbersome elements such as boats’ hulls, is a regular and often challenging requirement. Famous superyacht builder, Sunseeker has eliminated the difficulties associated with these tasks following the recent purchase of two complementary, laser-based technologies from FARO UK. The cutting-edge FARO […]
Let’s say equipment maintenance takes up an average of 30 minutes each day. That’s a valuable slot wasted by maintenance tasks that could be better predicted and planned. Utilise that time more effectively and you can optimise your plant and achieve significantly better results.
If you export to the European Union, you may need to appoint an authorised representative (AR) to comply with a new Regulation that comes into force on 16 July.
An ESOMAR-certified market research and consulting firm’s recent projections on the global hydrophobic coatings market reveal a positive albeit modest outlook, with an anticipated CAGR of above 5% across the 2021-2031 forecast period.
By Deon van Aardt, Marketing Manager, SolutionsPT Manufacturers of all shapes and sizes strive to be as efficient as possible. The more efficient they are, the easier it is for them to meet business goals and drive future growth. However, even with the best-laid plans, it isn’t an easy feat to accomplish.
Asset management software firm CoreRFID has installed a major upgrade to its market leading reporting solution for the lifting and hoist industry.
Ixthus Instrumentation Ltd, the sensor and instrumentation systems manufacturer and distributor, has expanded its range of linear position sensors with the new heavy-duty, inductive technology equipped ILT series for measurement stroke length from 25 mm to 600 mm.
To affordably increase the capacify of existing networks, telecommunications networks specialist Salumanus is now offering to the UK market the PL-4000M & PL-4000T Muxponder/Transponder from PacketLight Networks, the first solutions to deliver 400G capacity over a single wavelength using pluggable line optics. The new muxponders will help telco operators and service providers speed up the […]
One of Europe’s leading patent and trade mark firms is supporting International Women in Engineering Day with the help of a team of eco-engineers. Forresters is backing the annual event, which aims to profile women in engineering who recognise a problem and want to be part of the solution. One of those people is the […]
Coventry University Professor Elena Gaura has been given a prestigious place in the UK’s Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50) for 2021, awarded by The Women’s Engineering Society in association with The Guardian newspaper and Assystem.