Stainless steel geared motors reduce HACCP risk factors

Geared motors are used throughout the production line at many food processing facilities. Compact and energy efficient they are the ideal design to drive stirrers, agitators and conveyors. However, while standard designs offer the performance parameters required by the average food manufacturer, the strict hygiene regulations mean that in many applications, specialist motors are preferable.

Cobots versus industrial robots

~ What’s the difference? ~ Buying a new robot is a considerable investment for any business owner. Collaborative robots have been widely marketed as a cheaper alternative to industrial robots, but what’s the catch? Nigel Smith, president and CEO of Toshiba Machine partner TM Robotics, explains the crucial differences between these two robot types.

Aurrigo looks to solve airport ‘Health and Safety’ problem with launch of new Transport Safety System

The company behind a new autonomous dolly being tested at Heathrow Terminal 5 has launched its second new product for the aviation sector. Aurrigo’s technical engineers have successfully developed a new Transport Safety System (TSS) that can be used to reduce the number of incidents involving baggage and cargo containers falling from towed dollies due […]


Well-proven, handheld gas detection instrument monitors potentially harmful volatile organic compounds in soils Geo-environmental consultancy, IGE Consulting, is using a TigerLT handheld photoionisation detector (PID) from Ion Science – leading global manufacturer of high-performance gas detection instrumentation for environmental or occupational health applications – to provide comprehensive risk assessments of on-site contamination. Supplied by UK-based […]

Newcomers tot he steute Ex range

Robust emergency-pull wire and belt alignment switches for Ex zones. The “Extreme” versions of the new steute ZS 92/ZS 92 SR emergency pull wire and belt alignment switches have already been tried and tested in practice. At the SPS 2019, steute will now be showing for the first time Ex versions of these two switching […]

SOURIAU, expert in marine connectors, offers innovative products for very-high-pressure and low-pressure applications

SOURIAU has developed considerable expertise in the design and manufacture of robust and extremely reliable submersible connectors. Its dry-mate product ranges, for out-of-water mating, formerly known as Jupiter connectors, have been proven in both civil and military underwater applications for over 50 years. Now, SOURIAU also offers connectors that can be mated underwater. For maximum […]

Seeq Corporation Expands Series B Funding with $24 Million to Fuel Advanced Analytics Growth Strategy

Saudi Aramco Energy Ventures joins Altira Group, Chevron Technology Ventures, and existing investors to expand Seeq’s international and cloud-based businesses. Seeq Corporation, a leader in manufacturing and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) advanced analytics software, announced today that is has secured a $24 million expansion of its Series B funding. This expansion round is led […]

 Low-cost potting boxes from BCL Enclosures protect the tiniest electronic circuits

Wide range of standard sizes; custom versions available, various RAL colours  January 2020 – BCL Enclosures, the specialist UK manufacturer of standard and custom plastic enclosures, offers a comprehensive range of potting boxes to protect small electronic circuits in all kinds of applications, ranging from consumer products to automotive harsh environment applications.


New from Aldershot-based machine element experts FATH Components is a range of precision engineered swivel castors with integrated lifting feet that are stated to provide effortless movement together with safe, positive positioning once in place. They can be seen for the first time in the UK on Stand No G260 at the Southern Manufacturing show […]

Microchip Simplifies Functional Safety Requirements with MPLAB® TÜV SÜD-certified Tools

Further help with documentation requirements aided by new MPLAB Code Coverage testing and diagnostic tool CHANDLER, Ariz., January 15, 2020 — Functional safety certifications are required in many industries, but it is often a time-consuming and expensive process. Certifications can also require extensive justification for using specific development tools, unless the tool is already certified […]

Energy saving products to exhibit at MACH 2020

Leading electrical and mechanical equipment manufacturer, WEG, will exhibit its   energy efficient motor and geared motor lines along with its extensive range of automation products, at MACH 2020 in Hall 7, booth 727. As the UK’s largest manufacturing show, MACH is held at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham from Monday April 20 to […]

New LEEA Chair heralds association’s future

Richard Money becomes Chair of The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) from January 2020, taking over from Paul Fulcher, with Kat Moss of Catena replacing Richard as Vice Chair. Keen to be a key player in driving LEEA forward, Richard introduces some of the initiatives to propel the association into the new decade.

Two norelem-supported universities take top 35 positions at Formula Student 2019

Southampton University and the University of Birmingham both ranked in the top half of the Formula Student 2019 competition, with donated parts from standard components specialists, norelem. In the lead-up to the event, norelem donated standard components to the engineering teams at Southampton University (Southampton University Formula Student Team SUFST) and University of Birmingham (UBRacing) […]

Wind River Extends Embedded Security and Linux Leadership with Acquisition of Star Lab

NEWS HIGHLIGHTS Acquisition broadens the comprehensive Wind River portfolio with software for Linux cybersecurity and anti-tamper, virtualization, and cyber resiliency. Cybersecurity company advances the Wind River strategy for delivering security across the system, from boot to deployment and operations. Star Lab brings cybersecurity and anti-tamper expertise to Wind River’s Security Center of Excellence.

Taking responsibility for reducing carbon emissions

As more data becomes available about climate change and the influence of carbon emissions means all aspects of industry are being encouraged to reduce their carbon footprint. From the power generation sector to end users, everyone can make a contribution and AEMT Service Centres are well-placed to offer both advice and solutions that will help […]

DNV-GL releases final report on Li-ion Battery Explosion Risk and Fire Suppression: F4M’s system comes out on top for performance and safety

A joint development project by industry-leading companies and DNV-GL, including the Norwegian Maritime Authority, ABB, Kongsberg, Damen, FiFi4Marine, Stena Line and the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, has concluded that FiFi4Marine has the best heat-mitigating performance compared with all other methods tested for Li-Ion battery fires. In 2017, DNV-GL embarked upon a joint project with market-leading […]

Vaisala completes NOAA automatic sounding system project in Alaska

Beginning this month, NOAA’s National Weather Service will leverage the success of its relationship with Vaisala on last year’s Alaska project, delivering an additional eight fully automated sounding systems across the continental U.S. Vaisala, a global leader in weather, environmental, and industrial measurement, today announced the successful completion of a project with National Oceanic and […]

Robot Compatible Solvent Removal Workstation

The new UltraVap Mistral XT 150 from Porvair Sciences provides unmatched automated dry down of organic solvent-based samples in tubes and microplates up to 150mm in length. Designed for easy integration with linear laboratory robots, the UltraVap Mistral XT 150 uses a sample shuttle which can serve and retrieve long tubes or microplates from the deck of […]

Safe in the (robotic) arms of Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric’s SafePlus option helps to turn hundreds of industrial robots into co-operative solutions Collaborative and co-operative robotic solutions that work together with humans are on the rise, as they can support operators on the factory floor and enhance their output. Mitsubishi Electric has increased the availability of this technology significantly with the release of […]