Easily Protect against Surge Voltage

The new M-LB-2000 system offers surge protection with nothing more than a loop disconnect function for easy maintenance and commissioning, making it ideal for use in applications that only require a minimal specification. Modules in the M-LB-2000 family – ideal for applications with minimal specifications The M-LB-2000 can also be used as a superior alternative […]

Automationware benefits from large NSK HTF Ball Screws

Automationware, a leading Italy-based specialist in motion and control technologies, has taken delivery of two large ball screws from NSK that will facilitate the automatic translation of large moulds used in injection moulding machines. NSK developed the special ball screws based on its class-leading HTF technology, a popular solution for injection moulding applications around the […]

Phytron GmbH: Making a significant contribution to space missions for more than 30 years

As the exclusive UK distribution partner for Phytron GmbH, we have copied an interesting article below – authored by managing director Dr.-Ing. Robert Stößer which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing this year and also illustrates the German manufacturer’s significant contribution to the automation of precision instruments deployed on many other […]

It’s a Material World

While NASA has been testing the role of 3D printing to harden moon dust (regolith) for use in the creation of lunar bases for astronauts for some years, for run of the mill engineers, the accessibility of 3D printable materials has been somewhat restricted – until recently.

BRIGGS AUTOMOTIVE COMPANY CUTS DESIGN-TO-MANUFACTURE TIME OF AIR INTAKE FOR NEW BAC MONO R SUPERCAR USING STRATASYS FDM 3D PRINTING

Production of fully functional air intake prototype reduced from two weeks to just a few hours using Stratasys F900 3D Printer Briggs Automotive Company (BAC), the British manufacturer of the recently launched Mono R, and 3D printing leader, Stratasys, today reveal the impact additive manufacturing is having on the design and production of the latest […]

Renishaw’s education outreach team makes Cheltenham Science Festival debut

In June 2019, the education outreach team from Gloucestershire-based global engineering technologies company, Renishaw, attended the Cheltenham Science Festival for the first time. Renishaw was among other science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) companies who participated in the annual event which aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.

High power density, safe motion and unparalleled servo performance: Kollmorgen AKD®2G dual axis servo drive and AKM2G servo motor available from Heason Technology

Recently announced by Kollmorgen, the leading provider of motion components and systems, and available with full support through UK distribution partner Heason Technology, the dual axis AKD2G servo drive is set to provide up to 30% more torque performance when used with the newly released AKM2G servo motor. This motion system combination delivers maximum automation […]

Pressure measurement for safety critical applications: Variohm SMO3100 series pressure sensors now includes SIL 2 / PLd functional safety version

Variohm EuroSensor’s SMO3100 series pressure sensors are now available with SIL 2/ PLd functional safety. Aimed at safety-critical pressure measurement tasks for gas and liquids compatible with stainless steel or titanium wetted parts, the new SMO3100 PLd will allow user’s the ability to meet SIL2 functional safety levels on machines and systems. The robust and […]

Phytron announce microstepping drive module for SIMATIC®ET®200SP distributed I/O system

Recently launched by Phytron GmbH and available from Mclennan – its exclusive UK and Ireland sales partner – the TM StepDrive is designed specifically for the SIMATIC ET 200SP HA distributed and scalable I/O system. The compliance tested microstepping drive is plug and play compatible with the PROFINET-based Siemens PLC, allowing the seamless addition of […]

REDEX Tension Multi Roll Leveler is used on Tinning Line for the First Time in China

Empowering Baosteel to Expand its International Market Share Electrolytic tinplate (ETP) is one of high-end products by cold rolling and deep processing, a new type of high-value-added corrosion resistant material. Due to its non-toxicity and excellent corrosion resistance, Electrolytic tinplate has found its wide applications in food packaging, beverage packaging, medical and chemical packaging industries. With […]

Specialist ring terminal temperature probes: Würth Elektronik choose Variohm NTC ring terminal temperature probe for power inductor hands-on learning kit

Recently launched by the German electronic components manufacturer Würth Elektronik, the TI-PMLK BUCK Würth Elektronik Edition learning kit is aimed at students as well as designers and developers of power supplies to help investigate and evaluate the impact of magnetic components in a buck regulator, namely inductors and transformers. For the engineer the influence of […]

More precise and more modernized cutting process thanks to the KOLLMORGEN Automation Suite (KAS)

Neat as a pin, each brick on the pallet is identical to the next. Deviations at the building site are accepted only within tight tolerances. Standardized measurements are already in demand simply because bricklayers these days rarely lay the vertically perforated bricks with mortar but glue them together with thin-bed mortar as piece work. Balancing […]

Industrial Ethernet and wireless growing steadily – first year of decline for fieldbuses in terms of new nodes – Industrial network market shares 2019 according to HMS

More and more industrial equipment is being connected to industrial networks. In 2019, the number of new connected nodes is expected to grow by 10%. Industrial Ethernet and Wireless continue to grow fast, but 2019 also marks the first year of fieldbus decline. These are the main findings in the annual study of the industrial […]

Tri-axis inertial measurement goes below ground: Tamagawa’s IMUs used for novel subterranean duct and borehole curvature measurement instrument

Combining its gyro-equipped inertial measurement units (IMUs) and including a high definition camera and additional sensors, Tamagawa Seiki’s TUG-NAVI ‘Under Ground Navigator’ enables highly precise curvature and inner diameter measurement plus visual inspection for subterranean ducts and boreholes. The sensor and motion control component designer and manufacturer, represented in the UK by Mclennan, developed the […]

RARUK Automation at Robotics & Automation

RARUK Automation has built its reputation on providing cost-effective, hassle-free automation and its MiR mobile robots for in-house materials transport and logistics have played a major part in this success.  The robots’ scope of application has allowed RARUK Automation to expand its customer base into diverse industrial and commercial sectors.  This performance earned the company […]

Datacenter Dynamics España 2019 in Madrid—Delta presents its vision of next-gen datacenters with advanced DCIM and UPS technologies

Gartner predicts 80% of businesses will have closed their conventional data centers within the next six years. That’s why the annual Datacenter Dynamics (DCD) España conference, which took place on May 29 in Madrid, focused on how the future of the data center and cloud infrastructure will be built in Spain. As one of the […]