Securing the Edge of the Network

By Jason Andersen, VP of business line management, Stratus Technologies   As IIoT-enabled devices usher in a new era of connected factory floors, manufacturers must be sure to protect critical equipment at the edge of their production networks. Companies are rapidly investing in edge computing, which enables data and analytics gathering at the source, pushing […]

Altus Supply Solutions for Component Protection

Electronic components are becoming smaller and more complex. Miniaturisation brings with it complexities when protecting sensitive assemblies from external influences. Altus a leading distributor of capital equipment for the electronics assembly industry in the UK and Ireland, is addressing this concern with the help of its pre-eminent supplier, Rehm Thermal Systems. As components reduce in […]

Monitran highlights their own-design condition monitoring system at Maintenance Bilbao

A Monitran-designed 32 channel condition monitoring system will be the star of the company’s stand at Maintenance Bilbao this June. The MTN/5032 can monitor velocity, envelope g and temperature across all channels. The versatile microcontroller based system has an easy-to-navigate touch screen that enables users to set thresholds and delays for alarms individually or across […]

How Edge Computing Will Strengthen 5G (and Vice Versa)

Businesses across industries are already flocking towards investments in edge computing, realising the value of local data collection and analysis at key manufacturing and processing sites. So, it’s no surprise that additional emerging technologies will help skyrocket the pace of adoption of edge. 5G is a great example of this, especially as the two technologies […]

Components and System Solutions for Measurement and Testing

Fürth, Germany – 16 April 2019 – Aerotech will be demonstrating its extensive know-how as a system supplier for measurement and testing technology in Stuttgart at Control 2019, the international trade fair for Quality Assurance (QA). The manufacturer of high-performance motion control and positioning systems will focus on automation solutions and components for measuring and testing […]

Foundry components – additional know-how from Leroy-Somer

For more than fifty years the Leroy-Somer foundry has been designing and producing grey and spheroidal graphite cast-iron components in short, medium and long production runs. A pillar of the engine manufacturer’s industrial organisation, the unit also provides a multi-sector response to the most demanding technical briefs for the design, engineering or manufacturing of foundry […]

The New Optical Sensors for Longer Operating Distances

The R100-, R101- and R103- with the new R200- and R201 sensors With the R200 and R201 designs, the forward-thinking product design of photoelectric sensors from Pepperl+Fuchs enables applications with longer operating distances. Just like the compact R100, R101, and R103 series, both new products consistently offer all photoelectric functional principles in a design that […]


After more than 5,000 kilometers and 10 stages across Peruvian dunes, deserts and rocky terrain, the 41st edition of the world’s most difficult race has come to an end. But crossing the finish lineof the Dakar rally is not a given and FPT Industrial again demonstrated, the durability, reliability and power of its engines.               […]

Out of this world motion control: Phytron provides space-prepared stepper motors and precision gear units for NASA’s InSight Mars Lander

For a small number of motion control applications, project success is only confirmed long after delivery so that no compromise whatsoever can be tolerated with design integrity, manufacturing quality and reliability. This is especially true for many projects undertaken by Phytron GmbH, the extreme environment motor, drive and motion systems designer and manufacturer, represented in […]

The Size is Right for Rudd Macnamara as it Acquires a New KEYENCE Instant Measuring System.

Inspecting parts in all phases of a manufacturing process is crucial for the many customers of KEYENCE, a specialist in precision measurement and automation. The company offers a wide range of measurement and inspection products, deployed across both production, assembly line and laboratory environments, to ensure its customers achieve their quality goals. The company’s industry-leading […]

New 2D laser scanner offers application flexibility: Riftek launch high speed laser scanners for a wide range of precision linear measurement tasks

With eight measurement ranges from 10 to 250 mm, a choice of red, blue or IR source versions and linearity to better than 0.05% FS, Riftek’s new 2D laser scanner combines with a comprehensive software development kit and service protocol to facilitate integration into high precision linear measurement tasks that include surface profile, displacement, dimensions, […]

The machine tools manufacturer, Cincinnati VR, has chosen Commander ID 300 for its new range of drills

Pursuing its constant innovation approach aimed at making its machines increasingly ergonomic and automated, Cincinnati VR has chosen to equip its new pillar drill-thread cutter with a new integrated variable speed motor, the Commander ID300 from Leroy-Somer. This drive solution enables adaptation of the spindle rotation speed according to the material being worked, for a […]

High performance motion with a very compact footprint: Kollmorgen KBM™ series frameless brushless motors offer advantages for machine automation

For many OEM and specialised motion control applications, integrating frameless servo motors directly into the machine design can provide numerous advantages. Kollmorgen’s KBM series frameless brushless motors – available with full support from its UK certified partner Heason Technology – comprise of separate rotor and stator components offering a direct-drive servo system that has a […]


FPT Industrial is the main partner of TEDxTorino, which will dedicate the 2019 edition to Leonardo da Vinci, 500 years after his death, celebrating the genius of him as painter, mathematician, architect, philosopher and extraordinary inventor. On February 10th, in Turin, TEDx brings on stage the “genius ex machina” par excellence, who changed the world with […]

Mains power quality monitoring in a data centre: with Camille Bauer, the HuiShang bank enhances 24/7 operational security

Data centres exist all over the world, not only as stand-alone operations but also in many other types of activity. These include banks, insurance companies, industrial companies, hospitals, airports, energy suppliers, administrations, etc. The enormous energy requirements of these data centres confront both operators and energy suppliers with major challenges. Additional factors which can randomly […]

The RSL 400 safety laser scanner not only ensures that automated guided vehicles (AGVs) are operated safely by means of protective and warning fields, but it also simultaneously captures the measurement values for the navigation software.

When the triangulation principle is used for navigation, AGVs are usually equipped with two different sensors: one for safety and one for navigation. The new RSL 400 safety laser scanner from Leuze electronic offers a true alternative: not only is it capable of handling the safety aspects, but it also provides all measurement values for […]