A manufacturer of mobile cranes uses Contrinex 2-wire inductive sensors to detect the position of stabiliser legs as part of the vehicle safety system. Before the system will allow the driver to drive the vehicle away, sensors confirm that stabiliser legs have been retracted.
SICK has developed its next-generation SLG-2 light grids to combine higher levels of optical performance with smart sensor capability in an ultra-slim housing. The SICK SLG-2 extends integration versatility beyond switched outputs to incorporate measurement, classification, and Smart Tasks, while also providing data for diagnostic evaluation.
CARRIDA Technologies, provider of leading ALPR software solutions, has appointed Pedro Bento as CSO to lead the International Sales and Business Development. The company also launched a new website to showcase its best-in-class ALPR software engine and solutions as well as ALPR Edge Devices.
Recently launched by Portescap and available from UK motion specialist Mclennan, the new 22ECP35-2A DC slotless and brushless motor features an integrated driver and offers the potential to simplify installation and operation for motion control applications where smooth control, long working life and cost optimisation are project essentials. The 22 mm diameter, 9-Watt motor expands […]
Ixthus Instrumentation Ltd, the sensor and instrumentation systems manufacturer and distributor, has expanded its range of linear position sensors with the new heavy-duty, inductive technology equipped ILT series for measurement stroke length from 25 mm to 600 mm. An exceptionally durable and compact 35 mm diameter anodised aluminium casing offers IP67 / IP69K environment rating […]
~ Exel Composites’ product development engineer discusses her journey ~ Yesterday, International Women in Engineering Day (IWED) took place as a global celebration of females in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field. This year’s campaign follows the theme ’Engineering Heroes’ to celebrate female engineers who recognize a problem, then dare to be part […]
Smart Manufacturing Integrates Machine Vision and Industrial Robots Many people cannot imagine a day without using cotton swabs. Behind such a small product, there is extensive know-how from production to packaging. Since the unit price is relatively low, the investment in time and resources is highly sensitive. To optimize results, the cotton swabs must be […]
Axium Process is offering manufacturers a unique ‘pick and mix’ liquid filtration solution ensuring consistent product quality and minimal downtime. The company has developed a universal stainless steel filter housing which can be used with three distinct filter screens. Each screen has specialist capabilities making them suitable for multiple applications across industries including pharmaceutical, food, […]
Three chemical engineering researchers have been awarded the Andrew Fellowship by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) to advance the field of catalysis.
The bearing market has been facing a scourge of counterfeiting for many years leading to huge consequences. No less than 5.4 million jobs are at stake, as well as a loss of 36 billion euros for the global economy (figures from the World Bearing Association).
Delta, a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, today announced a partnership with Rapac Communication & Infrastructure Ltd. – a leading corporation based in Israel – to install its 200kW ultra fast electric vehicle (EV) chargers UFC200 series in Israel. Under the terms of the partnership, Delta and Rapac have supplied Delta’s UFC200 […]
Optical Surfaces Ltd. announce a new series of Reflective Beam Expanders with an output clear aperture of 75mm and a selection of magnifications, which are designed for researchers requiring high performance and ease-of-use.
By launching Caparoc, Phoenix Contact introduces an individual modular system for overcurrent protection. With many combination options, intuitive operation, and a simple design-in, users can set up their own personal standard for device protection that is fit for the future.
By Jason Andersen, Vice President of Strategy and Product Management, Stratus Technologies The convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT), as well as the cross-over of responsibility for those technologies for IT and operations professionals have been a long-standing discussion. Digital Transformation initiatives over recent years have accelerated this conversation and catalysed new […]
Hitachi Construction Machinery and ABB to collaborate on a zero-emission battery electric rigid dump truck utilising powerful energy storage solutions.
The LSA 47.3 offers increased efficiency and starting kVA over its predecessor, and also benefits from the implementation of the lastest technologies developed by Nidec Leroy-Somer.
Within the demanding marine sector, the accurate positioning, alignment and assembly of components, especially larger, cumbersome elements such as boats’ hulls, is a regular and often challenging requirement. Famous superyacht builder, Sunseeker has eliminated the difficulties associated with these tasks following the recent purchase of two complementary, laser-based technologies from FARO UK. The cutting-edge FARO […]
Let’s say equipment maintenance takes up an average of 30 minutes each day. That’s a valuable slot wasted by maintenance tasks that could be better predicted and planned. Utilise that time more effectively and you can optimise your plant and achieve significantly better results.
An ESOMAR-certified market research and consulting firm’s recent projections on the global hydrophobic coatings market reveal a positive albeit modest outlook, with an anticipated CAGR of above 5% across the 2021-2031 forecast period.
By Deon van Aardt, Marketing Manager, SolutionsPT Manufacturers of all shapes and sizes strive to be as efficient as possible. The more efficient they are, the easier it is for them to meet business goals and drive future growth. However, even with the best-laid plans, it isn’t an easy feat to accomplish.
Asset management software firm CoreRFID has installed a major upgrade to its market leading reporting solution for the lifting and hoist industry.
Ixthus Instrumentation Ltd, the sensor and instrumentation systems manufacturer and distributor, has expanded its range of linear position sensors with the new heavy-duty, inductive technology equipped ILT series for measurement stroke length from 25 mm to 600 mm.
To affordably increase the capacify of existing networks, telecommunications networks specialist Salumanus is now offering to the UK market the PL-4000M & PL-4000T Muxponder/Transponder from PacketLight Networks, the first solutions to deliver 400G capacity over a single wavelength using pluggable line optics. The new muxponders will help telco operators and service providers speed up the […]
One of Europe’s leading patent and trade mark firms is supporting International Women in Engineering Day with the help of a team of eco-engineers. Forresters is backing the annual event, which aims to profile women in engineering who recognise a problem and want to be part of the solution. One of those people is the […]
Coventry University Professor Elena Gaura has been given a prestigious place in the UK’s Top 50 Women in Engineering (WE50) for 2021, awarded by The Women’s Engineering Society in association with The Guardian newspaper and Assystem.
Automation has always been considered as a key element for profitable, sustainable and cost-effective manufacturing, but there is a misconception that only big manufacturers may have the financial and technical resources to implement it. At the same time, those who do implement it often find themselves stuck in a transition phase where they see no […]
Power quality specialist REO UK has launched two new ranges of mains chokes, the NCNW905 and NCNW903 ranges, to tackle harmonic currents in industrial electrical networks. The ranges complement the mains chokes already available from REO, but have been designed to include fewer components and use less copper, reducing the energy requirements of electrical motors […]
One Piece, Compact Solution to Control and Monitor your Water Supply. Attention all property owners…A WRAS approved combination Valve designed to control the incoming water services to your Apartment Blocks, Multi-Occupancy Buildings and Office Blocks. The Tenant Valve is an ideal space saving, compact water control and monitoring unit of controls for multi-unit commercial applications.
Joe Salemi, OEM Sales Manager, ZYGO Manufacturers can be seen as vertically integrated when they have control over a majority of the value chain that extend beyond the pure production element. They are usually in the middle of this chain, and if vertically integrated, can augment their reach and influence — ultimately increasing their effectiveness […]
A short but highly informative introduction to PROFINET. Do you want to learn what PROFINET is and how it works? This short video covers a complete overview of PROFINET. It includes details on the protocol mechanisms, installation, configuration, network components, and more.
Accreditation to ISO17025 opens new calibration options for manufacturers concerned with energy efficiency and measurement. Yokogawa has again extended its leadership in calibration by launching a new AC energy calibration service.
Successful implementation of an overseas business development strategy has resulted in orders from Italy for a bespoke Industrial Magnetiser, complete with control cabinet, and a Magnet Setter. Bunting’s UK engineering design team will design, build and test the magnetisers, control and magnet setter.
As per a new report published by an ESOMAR-certified market research and consulting firm, the sand washer market is anticipated to surpass US$ 900 Mn in 2021, and is poised to expand at a CAGR of close to 5% over the next ten years.