London, 4 December 2020: StocExpo, the leading tank storage event, has been postponed from March 2021 to 29 June – 1 July 2021 in a decision made in consultation with the community. The live show and associated awards, which regularly attracts key visitors and exhibitors from across the industry’s biggest, best and most innovative […]
Canadian lab equipment distributor, Delta Scientific, has launched an educational webinar series for the scientific manufacturing industry. Partnering with Glass Expansion, the webinars will focus on supporting everyday ICP operators.
The ability for plant engineers to rapidly identify abnormal conditions and better manage the dynamic behaviour of their rotating plant with proven, flexible and easy-to-install monitoring systems has never been more important. With this in mind machine monitoring specialists SENSONICS has continually developed and refined its successful Sentry G3 machinery protection system which provides outstanding […]
Food production must increase to feed an extra two billion people by 2050 ― but how can this be done with limited land and workforce? Here Stewart Goulding, managing director of precision drive system supplier, Electro Mechanical Systems (EMS), explores how technology can boost the productivity of agriculture.
TDK Corporation (TSE 6762) announces the addition of a 48V, 83.3A 4kW output power supply to TDK-Lambda’s TPS series. The TPS4000-48 operates from an industrial three-phase input. It can automatically run from 400, 440, or 480Vac nominal delta or WYE inputs, without wiring changes or the need for large, costly step-down transformers. This industrial grade […]
Precision sensor supplier Micro-Epsilon has launched an active capacitive measurement system that incorporates a preamplifier within the sensor head to directly boost the signal. This provides end users with greater flexibility for cable routing and movement, especially in industrial automation, robotics, semiconductor production and machine building applications.
As most robotic conveyor transport solutions on the market today rely on wifi communication for their operation, any instability in the connection can cause operational inefficiency. A new introduction from RARUK Automation for its range of MiR autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) eliminates this risk. Developed by ROEQ, GuardCom uses proven sensor-based technology innovatively to remove […]
02nd December 2020 – Advantech, a leading provider of industrial motherboards, is proud to release its AIMB-U233 palm-sized motherboard aimed at smart applications. As the first Core i platform in Advantech’s UTX motherboard family, AIMB-U233 inherits the highly functional small form factor design powered by powerful 8th generation Intel® Core™ processors (i3-8145UE […]
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StocExpo, the world’s leading bulk liquid storage event has announced its next new focal point for the 2021 event in Antwerp – Women in Tanks – to highlight the women working in the tank storage sector. To secure the future success of the tank storage sector, the industry needs to attract the right people and […]
According to the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT), Britain is capable of generating 100 per cent of its energy supply from clean sources or carbon neutral back-ups. In an environment increasingly reliant on renewables, Martyn Williams, managing director of industrial software provider COPA-DATA UK, explains how energy managers can adopt new technologies to better manage […]
Mouser Electronics, Inc. is focused on supplying 100% certified, genuine products from its manufacturing partners for electronic design engineers and buyers. Mouser introduces hundreds of new products each month and supports innovation by supplying engineers with the newest products, technologies and resources.
You wouldn’t attempt to delicately manicure a bonsai tree with a chainsaw, even if it would be entertaining to watch. This may seem obvious, but there are many fields where selecting the right tool is a vital ingredient to success. In the composites industry, customers often request carbon fiber when in fact fiberglass is a […]
Polycrystalline diamond round tools, available with short lead times enable, high efficiency aluminum machining. Kennametal has introduced a new line of PCD round tools for aluminum machining that delivers up to 10 times higher productivity than carbide tooling. The new line of drills, reamers and end mills provides exceptional tool life and wear resistance even […]
A new Kawasaki robot has been installed to assist Ball Beverage Packaging improve its efficiency and save money. The machine replaced a near 20-year-old Kawasaki ZD130S robot at the Wakefield plant, bringing greater speed, precision and durability to the customer.
Once an effective COVID19 vaccine is available in the required quantities and is to be delivered to the vaccination centres, a specific logistical task also needs to be addressed: The vaccine must be transported at a temperature of at least -70oC to -80oC and stored on site at the vaccination centre. L&R Kältetechnik has developed […]
~ W22 Magnet brings more productivity for the production of paper and pulp ~ Industrial motor manufacturer, WEG has supplied a permanent magnet motor to Klabin, the largest producer and exporter of packaging paper in Brazil. Aiming at ensuring better results for its production process, Klabin purchased a 125 HP WEG W22 Magnet motor in […]
Brillopak is launching its award-winning UniPAKer robotic crate packer into the meat, fish & poultry sector following design enhancements that make the system both affordable and efficient in tray-sealed meat applications. The development of a new generation end-effector that offers increased suction and control when handling trays and skin packs coupled with a new dual-pick […]
Organisations in the energy sector could be in danger of downtime due to power failures, as recent research reveals that a quarter of energy decision makers do not have a power contingency plan in place. Here, Jürgen Resch, industry manager at COPA-DATA, explains how the energy industry must use technology and predictive maintenance to improve […]
GLORY, a global leader in cash automation solutions for the financial, retail and gaming industries, has selected PTC’s ThingWorx® Industrial IoT platform and Microsoft Azure to develop and run its new cloud-based remote management solution UbiqularTM Bridge, which enables real-time insights into the performance of its devices.
~ How to maximise longevity of the automation layer in power utilities environments ~ Every industrial business focuses on uptime as a priority. For manufacturers, this directly relates to productivity and profitability, with any disruption to operations — for example, due to a power failure — being a costly risk. Yet for power utilities companies, […]
Asynt reports how Globachem Discovery (Alderley Park, UK) has benefited from the investment in ReactoMate reactor systems for the scale-up of novel agrochemicals.
Bowers Group is delighted to announce it has attained a Made in Britain accreditation, awarded to both the Bowers and Baty International brands. Specialising in high-precision metrology equipment, UK-based Bowers Group is a respected global leader in the field of measurement, not only championing the best in quality measurement tools, but also in British manufacturing.
A complete end-of-line automation project with Brillopak has seen Adrian Scripps, Tesco’s top apple supplier, triple productivity per head. The project saw Brillopak install two PAKStations, four UniPAKer robotic crate packing systems, four Crate DESTAKers, two bale arm closers, four vertical accumulation units and three robotic palletisers. Thanks to this investment, Adrian Scripps has tripled […]
Electrical control manufacturers are currently being placed under considerable pressure. Projects are becoming more complex, the trading environment is extremely competitive, and customers naturally want to keep their costs to a minimum.
Spiroflow’s mobile sack tip unit and Aero Mechanical Conveyor (AMC) combination is a fully independent and versatile solution designed specifically to make manufacturers and processors jobs easier.
Designed for treating high volumes of air with UV-C light providing a significant dose to kill 99.99% of airborne SARS-CoV-2 in a single pass Food processing plants and other industrial manufacturing facilities can help protect employees from the on-going threat of Coronavirus and ensure business continuity during the pandemic with JenAct UV’s (www.jenact.co.uk) exciting new […]
UK bearing manufacturer Michell Bearings is celebrating a special milestone as this year marks its centenary. In 1905, prior to the incorporation of Michell Bearings, founder A.G.M Michell registered patents in Britain and Australia for his tilting pad bearing invention, a concept which is widely used around the world today. Now employing 182 people from manufacturing […]
New service offers remote monitoring, troubleshooting, and on-site, next-business-day remediation, including replacement parts Simplifying the management of IT at unmanned edge sites, Monitoring & Dispatch Services can reduce operating expenses over the lifecycle of distributed physical IT infrastructure
Commercial vehicles go battery-electric assisted by battery life of one million miles (fit-and-forget) and ranges of up to 600 miles being imminent. Shenzhen alone has 70,000 electric logistics vehicles. Next come robot buses, robotrucks and robotaxis with driver elimination reducing cost by intensive use. IDTechEx has a report on the topic, “Electric, Hybrid & Fuel […]
ATS CRANES, official Verlinde distributor in Qatar, supplied two motorized 1.25 tonne jib cranes for the maintenance of the drinking water pumping station of the gigantic ISF (Internal Security Forces) camp project in Qatar. ATS CRANES is the official distributor of VERLINDE Lifting Equipment in Qatar. Associated with various brands of slings and cables, power […]
It is in China that General Motors is leading the way in 48V hybrid cars and their next technology. This 48V mild hybridization of conventional car models gives them another ten years in the market. They do not become illegal from tightening emissions regulations, indeed they gain up to 15% reduction in emission and fuel […]
The importance of our food supply chains has been spotlighted during COVID-19. Stockpiling in the early days created shortages in staple goods, including fresh produce, canned goods, pasta and baking ingredients. A knock-on effect of hoarding food saw prices rise, led by cereals, sugar, dairy and vegetable oils. Imported fresh commodities were stranded and rotted […]