Bearing specialist gains IPR status

~ 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 […]

Universal Robots Announces Plans for Ireland’s First Collaborative Training Centre at National Manufacturing & Supply Chain Conference

 Universal Robots and seek accelerate cobot adoption within the region  London, 21 January 2020 – In partnership with one of its Irish distributor,, 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 […]

Riftek launch RF627WELD system for robotic weld seam tracking and measurement

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 prove ideal for electric press brakes

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 […]

Latest NSK bearings suit lean lubrication conditions in EVs

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 […]

NSK ball screw wins Monozukuri Award

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 […]

Predicting the future of maintenance

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 […]

Mail Handling International push the envelope with Datalogic barcode scanning technology

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 […]

New Chairman marks £75m sales milestone for MAN

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 […]

Schmersal Group establishes new branch in Turkey

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 […]


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 […]

Instant High-Precision Measurement System Slashes Final Inspection Failures and Pays for Itself in Months

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

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 […]