EPLAN Presents New Full Version of eManage

The free version of eManage allowed users to upload, share and manage EPLAN Platform projects in the cloud environment. Solutions provider EPLAN is now presenting the full version of the software, which offers considerably more added value: master data can be accessed in the cloud as can supplemen-tary documents, and performance is increased with additional […]

Hyperautomation – what’s the hype?

According to Gartner, the tech trend of 2021 is hyperautomation — a business approach of automating as many processes as possible. Gartner predicts that, by 2024, hyperautomation will help organizations reduce operational costs by 30 per cent. Successful execution of hyperautomation promises increased efficiency and reduced costs, but what are the barriers to pulling it […]

Microchip to Provide Silicon Carbide MOSFETs and Digital Gate Drivers for Mersen’s SiC Power Stack Reference Design

Electric vehicle, commercial transportation, renewable energy and storage system designers can benefit from silicon carbide stack solution that drives performance and cost efficiencies and accelerates time to market by up to six months CHANDLER, Ariz., December. 8, 2021 – E-mobility and renewable energy systems require power management solutions that drive performance and cost efficiencies in […]

Benefits of decentralised drives

~ Understanding the advantages of using a decentralised variable speed drive ~ Decentralised variable speed drives (VSDs) can potentially offer 30 per cent or more in savings compared to centralised systems. This is one of the many advantages presented when opting for a decentralised drive. Here, Marek Lukaszczyk, European and Middle East marketing manager at […]

Major appointment to target £multi-million ‘autonomous robot’ opportunity for iconsys

Delivering increased productivity and cost savings for factories all over the world is the focus of iconsys’ latest strategic appointment. Graham Lee has joined the UK’s leading independent system integrator as Business Development Manager and will be using his knowledge of automation and robot systems to target a £multi-million opportunity for the Telford-based company. The […]

Agenda updated for PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link Scotland seminar

Inchinnan, 24th March. This free-to-attend seminar addresses the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications, with particular attention being paid to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Covering key application areas such as control systems and energy management, pulp & paper, […]


Can be adjusted even after weatherproof potting PVL, a leading distributor of industrial automation and safety components is pleased to announce the availability of a new series of pressure and vacuum switches with integrated EUROSWITCH S.p.A. connectors. These new products not only offer a wide range of integrated connector options but also provide the opportunity […]

BPMA Associate Membership Expands

The British Pump Manufacturers Association (BPMA), which represents the business interests of UK and Irish suppliers of liquid pumps and pump related equipment, has further expanded its numbers with the addition of four new associate members, bringing the total roll call of ‘associates’ to fifteen. It has long been recognised that there is a strong […]


Jochen Kern, Head of Sales & Marketing, micrometal GmbH As a precision sheet metal machining technology, photo-chemical etching (PCE) achieves exacting tolerances, is highly repeatable, and in many instances is the only technology that can cost-effectively manufacture precision metal components with the accuracy necessary in demanding and often safety critical applications. Once design engineers select […]

Maintaining your engine when not in use

Engines are like your favourite pair of boots — they are made to be used. But, when it’s not in use, operators must ensure their engine is maintained properly. If left unused for extended periods, problems can start to develop and prevent the engine from working efficiently. Here, Keith Brown, Technical Manager at DiPerk Power […]

Delta Selected for DJSI “World Index” for the Eleventh Year in a Row with the Highest Scores in the Global Electronic Equipment Industry

Committed to aligning corporate operations with sustainability goals, Delta Electronics has been selected for the DJSI World for the eleventh consecutive year and the DJSI-Emerging Markets for the ninth consecutive year in the evaluation of the 2021 Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), an indicator of global corporate competitiveness. This year, Delta achieved the highest scores […]


Advantech, a global provider of IoT systems and embedded platforms, has announced a new co-operation agreement with a leading Netherlands-based specialist in the assembly, construction and configuration of industrial computer and network solutions. The focus channel partner agreement will see HPS Industrial (web: hpsindustrial.nl) distribute Advantech technologies with a strong focus on the company’s acclaimed […]


From the very outset, PSL Datatrack production control software has provided essential support in the smooth running of Stellar Precision Components Ltd, the successful precision CNC turning and milling company. Based in Bishops Stortford, its main focus is on the production of complex, high tolerance precision components to the highest quality, in various batch sizes. […]

The UK engineering and manufacturing community reunites

A round-up of Advanced Engineering UK 2021 The UK’s largest annual gathering of engineering professionals, Advanced Engineering returned to the NEC Birmingham on November 3 and 4, 2021. After almost two years apart, the UK’s engineering and manufacturing industry came together to network with partners or peers, expand knowledge, make new connections and discover innovation. […]


DELLNER BUBENZER Group is delighted to announce the acquisition of the Polish company Frimatrail Frenoplast S.A, which has 30 years’ experience and continuous R&D activity as a producer of friction materials for rail vehicles. “DELLNER BUBENZER is delighted to welcome Frimatrail Frenoplast,” says Marcus Åberg, CEO of DELLNER BUBENZER.“DELLNER BUBENZER’s ambition to become the world’s […]

ODU toolmaking is put to the test

For the first time, ODU GmbH & Co. KG took part in the 2021 German industry competition “Excellence in Production” and was one of the top finalists  – something to be proud of. For 18 years, the WZL machine tool laboratory at RWTH Aachen University and the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology have presented the […]

SL Power appoints Milexia as UK Distributor

Providing AC-DC power conversion solutions used by the Medical, Industrial and Broadcast industries for their most mission critical applications. SL Power Electronics (SLPE), a global leader in designing and manufacturing AC/DC power conversion solutions, have appointed Milexia as UK Distributor for their market leading range of power supplies for mission-critical applications. Milexia UK, are an […]

Hail to the bus driver

~ Why more should be done to tackle the bus driver shortage ~ The UK currently faces a shortage of over 4,000 bus drivers. As the crisis begins to impact services, industry representatives and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are sounding the alarm and calling for more to be done. Here, Roger Brereton, head of sales […]

The road to energy efficiency starts here

~ Why power quality makes industry energy efficient ~ Did you know the invention of robots dates back to XVth century? When Leonardo da Vinci explored the idea of the human body as a machine, he came up with a robotic knight – medieval armour designed with gears, wheels, pulleys and cables that allowed it […]

Are your PLCs an easy target?

~ A mindset shift can significantly reduce PLC firmware vulnerabilities ~ Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses across the UK have faced a surge in cybercrime. In fact, research indicates that UK businesses experienced one attempted cyberattack every 46 seconds on average in 2020. Industrial businesses are a prime target for hackers and […]

Starrag Heckert X40 Machining Centre Enters Factory Of The Future

A Starrag Heckert five-axis horizontal machining centre has joined a series of other multi-axis Starrag-supplied machines in a Starrag-dedicated machining area at the University of Sheffield Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC) Factory of the Future. Previously successfully applied to a dedicated machining project in another AMRC building in Rotherham, the Heckert X40 now complements Starrag […]

Delivering the Automation Dividend for Employees

Ever since robots started to become a significant part of our manufacturing processes, the benefits of the technology, in terms of performing heavy, dirty, repetitive, and sometimes dangerous tasks have been extolled. Clearly for businesses, the automation dividend is seen in improved performance, productivity, quality, and often lower manufacturing costs. However, alleviating humans from these […]

Productivity gains provided by VERICUT

With an impressive machine shop that equals many of the motorsport teams that it supplies, Blackmore Precision Engineering has invested in some of the very latest advanced manufacturing equipment to produce complex tight tolerance components of outstanding quality within demanding timescales. Helping the company achieve its promised delivery is VERICUT CNC simulation and optimisation software. […]

New LEEA Chair engages technology drive

Kat Moss succeeds Richard Money as Chair of The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) in January 2022, with Oliver Auston taking on her previous role of Vice Chair. Kat Moss takes over as Chair of LEEA in January 2022 having been a member of the Board for almost six years. Paying tribute to Richard Money, […]

Seco Virtual Event Gives Aerospace Manufacturers Viable Solutions to Real-Life Challenges

With the value of collaboration in the pursuit of innovation in mind, Seco and its technical partners hosted Aero Inspiration Through Innovation (ITI) on 23-24 November for aerospace manufacturers. The event drew more than 1,439 registrants. With a focus on the complex issues and trends those manufacturers face, ITI showcased collaborative solutions with real-life machining […]

The Crosby Group acquires Airpes @thecrosbygroup @AIRPES

Innovative lifting, handling, and weighing solutions for the Wind Energy & Industrial markets Richardson, Texas, USA — The Crosby Group, a global leader in lifting, rigging, and load securement hardware, today announced that it has acquired Airpes Sistemas Integrales de Manutencion Y Pesaje S.L. (“Airpes”). Airpes, based in Barcelona, Spain, is the leader in developing […]