We catch up with Philip Norman, from Ross Robotics, who has made his modular robots even more modular. Ross Robotics specialises in remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) that are modular. The robots are designed to be made from generic parts to build robots small, medium and large. Tools and sensors are modular too and can be […]
~ Non-EU customers benefit from duty free goods ~ Specialist bearing supplier, SMB Bearings has successfully gained Inward Process Relief (IPR) approval. Under UK law, goods imported from outside the EU are usually subject to customs duty and VAT, even if the products are sent to non-EU customers. However, an IPR authorisation allows businesses to […]
Turin, January 21st, 2020 A high-performance natural gas (NG) engine designed and manufactured by FPT Industrial is providing the power behind a new hybrid trambus that has just entered service in France, by Van Hool, a Belgian manufacturer of vehicles for public transport. The latest Van Hool Exqui.City features the new-generation FPT Industrial Cursor 9 NG engine, delivering maximum power of 221 kW at 2,000 […]
Light Distance and Ranging (LiDAR) systems have been utilised in atmospheric monitoring system to give researchers powerful insight in atmospheric properties. These include studying clouds, wind, temperature and gases.
Universal Robots and Cobots.ie seek accelerate cobot adoption within the region London, 21 January 2020 – In partnership with one of its Irish distributor, Cobots.ie, Universal Robots (UR), the worldwide leading provider of collaborative robots (cobots), will use the National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference (Dublin – 29-30th January 2020) to unveil plans for the […]
Recently launched by Riftek LLC, the optoelectronic measurement and systems manufacturer – and available with full support from its UK and Ireland distribution partner Ixthus Instrumentation, the new RF627WELD laser seam tracking and measurement system enables precise control of the welding head position in robotic welding systems. The system harnesses the advanced features of Riftek’s […]
NSK ball screws from the advanced HTF (High Tough) series are helping press brake manufacturers switch from conventional hydraulic drives, to electric drive systems, which offer a number of notable benefits. The ball screws are being delivered to NSK customer Sangalli Servomotori who is using the units in combination with its brushless servomotors to supply […]
NSK has developed a new tapered roller bearing for use in electric vehicles (including hybrid, fuel cell and battery electric variants) that offers long life even under severely lean lubrication conditions. The bearings dramatically boost seizure resistance under lean lubrication, in turn improving transmission reliability and efficiency, and enabling the use of smaller lubrication systems […]
Creating a new hygienic production facility that includes ATEX zone 1 areas is a complex task, especially when the facility will need over 1,400 control valves. Hygienic process systems specialist Briggs of Burton PLC called in Bürkert to help deliver a large-scale manufacturing facility for a Life Sciences company Purolite.
New version of software for digital power system design Saves time and makes designing easier with new calculation features Includes thermal modeling and detailed thermal simulation calculations
21 January 2020 – Supplier of industry-leading machinery solutions, consumables and support services, MBA Engineering Systems, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month (January 2020), alongside 10 years of doubled growth year-on-year.
A 2D laser profile sensor from Micro-Epsilon is being used by the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing and Research Centre (Nuclear AMRC) in a project to develop a smart robotic grinding/deburring solution for welded components. The sensor is mounted to a robot end effector and measures the profile of welded joints and planar surfaces.
AESSEAL®, the global manufacturer of mechanical seals and support systems, has increased capacity in its US operations with investments totalling almost $16 million. Over the past year the AESSEAL group, which is held by Rotherham based AES Engineering Ltd, has ploughed around $11 million into its US manufacturing facility in Rockford, Tennessee. The plant now […]
LED lighting specialist Glamox has supplied lighting to the wellboat Ronja Storm, which is constructed by Norwegian ship technology company Havyard. In addition to being the world’s longest wellboat (116 metres), Ronja Storm has the world’s largest freshwater tank. According to Havyard, the boat can produce 16.8 million litres of fresh water per day, which […]
ECS Engineering Services, in conjunction with Mackenzie Construction has won the prestigious 2019 CECA (Civil Engineering Contractors’ Association) Heritage and Restoration Award, for replacing canal lock gates at two locations, one a World Heritage Site.
NSK was presented with the ‘Encouragement Prize’ for its DIN-standard ball screw at the prestigious Advanced Monozukuri Parts Awards 2019. The award committee recognised the ball screw’s excellence in speed and quietness, as well as its potential to enhance accuracy and efficiency in machine tool applications.
The speed with which sheep shearers can have an animal shorn is a marvel, made possible by ever-developing technology. TorqSense transducers from Sensor Technology are playing an important role in new product development at Gloucestershire-based Lister Shearing, the oldest and one of the most successful suppliers of animal shearing and clipping equipment in the world. […]
Members of the UK Gasket & Sealing Association (UKGSA) have secured a technical tour of Prodrive, a world-leading motor-sport and advanced technology business, on 19 March 2020. UKGSA Members will tour Prodrive’s headquarters and discover the design and engineering that goes into projects such as championship race and rally cars to complex active aero systems […]
While uncertainty around Brexit continues to dominate headlines, one thing that is clear is the impact that the loss of skilled overseas workers will have on the UK engineering industry. In 2018, EngineeringUK estimated that by 2024 there will be an engineering skills deficit of over 265,000 workers. With this in mind, plant managers are […]
To support the circular economy of plastics, igus has invested £4 million in Mura Technology Limited that wants to put the first commercial Catalytic Hydrothermal Reactor (Cat-HTR) plant into operation. The technology recycles plastic waste into oil within 20 minutes, which can be reused to make new plastic products.
Redbourn, UK – 21 Jan 2020 – Mail Handling International (MHI) reveals that Datalogic barcode scanning technology has enabled it to dramatically enhance speed and accuracy for the automatic enclosure of personalised letters from its Bristol based mail fulfilment centre. Combining Datalogic Matrix 300N barcode readers with software provided by Scansys, MHI can match and […]
(21st January, Ankeny, IA,USA) February sees leading precision and micro injection molding expert Accumold embark on its annual attendance at a number of industry’s leading trade shows, beginning with the SPIE Photonics West event in San Francisco, CA, USA 1-6 February.
An informative white paper from Postnova Analytics demonstrates how its novel Electrical and Asymmetrical Field Flow Fractionation (EAF4) technology can be used to separate a wide variety of nano-sized materials while simultaneously determining surface charge.
MACH 2020 is pleased to announce that the Made Smarter programme will be exhibiting at the UK’s national manufacturing showcase. Their stand at the exhibition will look to help SMEs start their digital journey. The Made Smarter North West pilot is already working with SMEs to help them introduce digital tools and technologies to boost […]
An industrial collective is celebrating a major milestone in its history by appointing a new Chairman to lead it over the next twelve months. The Manufacturing Assembly Network (MAN), a collaboration of eight West Midlands-based sub-contract manufacturers and an engineering design agency, has just secured a new order as a result of joint working, taking […]
International market leader offers high-quality products, systems and services for machine safety Wuppertal, 21 January 2020. The Schmersal Group has founded a new branch in Turkey, which started business in January 2020: Schmersal Turkey Otomasyon Ürünleri ve Hizmetleri Ltd. Şti. is based in Istanbul. The Schmersal Group, an international market leader in machine safety, is […]
Stand P191 According to the latest YouGov research, 14% of the UK population consider themselves flexitarians, meaning they only occasionally eat meat[i]. Along with a rise of veganism, increased product ranges, changing consumer tastes, new sustainable packaging formats and a heightened focus on food safety and allergens are pushing food and drink manufacturers to consider the […]
Llanelli based Gestamp, a leading designer, developer and manufacturer of metal automotive components, is benefitting from significant environmental and process improvements following a decision to invest in Reverse Osmosis technology for its low conductivity process water generation requirements.
10-14 MARCH, LAS VEGAS, USA STAND #S83131, SOUTH HALL 3 CHRISTCHURCH, U.K. – MONDAY, 20 JANUARY 2020 – Curtiss-Wright’s Industrial Group has today announced that it will be attending this year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG event in Las Vegas, where the company will be showcasing its latest product offerings including Human-Machine Interface (HMI) Controls, electronic throttle controllers, transmission […]
A new, simplified hot stage microscopy-based method, thermal analysis by structure characterization (TASC), has successfully been used to screen the miscibility of drug-polymer combinations.
Agreement will lead to further development of Casambi-ready hardware, adding to an extensive list of smart wireless lighting control solutions
Based in Glenrothes, Scotland, Euro Precision is a medium-sized precision engineering company that over recent years has experienced a period of substantial growth. As a leading subcontract engineering company, manufacturing critical precision components and assemblies to exacting quality standards, Euro Precision now has customers in a range of industry sectors, including aerospace, medical, oil & […]
GKN Automotive and Delta Electronics Inc. Collaborate to Accelerate Development of Next-generation eDrive Technology | •eDrive systems leader GKN Automotive and power electronics specialist Delta Electronics Inc. begin strategic collaboration •Milestone relationship will accelerate delivery of scalable, next-generation 3-in-1 eDrive systems •New integrated eDrive systems currently in development will enter production within three years to […]