Robots lift pastry sales

Sfoglia Torino is an Italian manufacturer of pastries that is well-known for the quality of its products, and its vol-au-vent cases are especially popular, with millions being made at its plant. When the company identified a need to speed up production on the line making its vol-au-vent cases, it began discussions with system integrators and […]

Rittal’s RiAssure Service – Expert FREE Checks & Advice to Prevent System Failures @rittal_ltd

By Karl Lycett – Rittal UK’s Product Manager for Climate Control Maintaining your electrical equipment is vital to ensure it works at maximum output and, just as importantly, it provides years of uninterrupted service. While this is clearly an everyday requirement, it’s particularly necessary during the hottest days of the year; our summers may not […]

Project Management with DMS Metering.

DMS Metering Solutions have 20 years of experience in the metering and monitoring industry, being one of the fastest growing, independent metering companies in the UK. We have close business relationships with our suppliers, being the UK channel partner for Honeywell, the UKs exclusive supplier of both Sontex and of PoWogaz, as well as having […]

Proud2bSafe invests £50,000 in new virtual approach for manufacturers looking to boost health and safety

One of the UK’s leading motivational speaking companies has invested over £50,000 into launching a new virtual offer for manufacturers keen to improve their safety, health and wellbeing cultures. Lincoln-based Proud2bSafe (P2BS), which is run by father and daughter team Jason Anker MBE and Abbi Taylor, has reacted to the impact of Covid-19 by taking […]

Motion control resources for Python™ programmers: AMP release application note with code for interfacing intelligent drives in Python™ automation projects

Applied Motion Products Inc. (AMP), the USA based motion control innovator, has released a new application note for programmers using Python™, the popular computer programming language. Available from Mclennan, AMP’s European distribution partner, the application note includes sample Python scripts and resource information for establishing RS-232/RS-485 or Ethernet communications, along with streaming commands and handling […]


Manchester, 7 July 2020 – A mechanical engineering specialist has been rewarded with £357,000 of government tax incentives after revolutionising the way aircraft engines are cleaned, R&D tax specialist Catax can reveal. Surface Finishing Engineering (SFE) in Wolverhampton is a world leader in providing turnkey solutions for surface treatment lines where special chemical processes are […]

High accuracy position feedback for fluid power cylinders: Positek launch new in-cylinder mounted position sensor with integrated electronics

Fulfilling the increased demand for accurate and robust position feedback in hydraulic and pneumatic instrumentation systems, Positek – the leading UK displacement transducer manufacturer – has launched a new line of competitively priced linear position sensors for in-cylinder mounting with fully integrated electronics. Positek’s new P116 series combine its patented LIPS® (Linear Inductive Position Sensor) […]

3 Pillars of Edge Computing

Edge computing is one of 2020’s most common buzzwords, so let’s look inside to understand what Advantech offers for edge computing solutions, and how these are designed to fulfill three important pillars: Open standards Modularity Value beyond just hardware

Variohm EuroSensor launch new range of glass and epoxy coated NTC bead thermistors

Expanding its wide range of temperature sensing components and devices, measurement specialist Variohm EuroSensor has launched a new range high sensitivity NTC thermistors in a choice of hermetically sealed glass or epoxy encapsulation. Manufactured from European sourced components, the high quality and competitively priced ENTC series is aimed at tight tolerance instrumentation tasks requiring outstanding […]

First semi-virtual accreditation of chemical engineering degrees awarded to Heriot-Watt

Heriot-Watt University has had its chemical engineering degree programmes at its campuses in Dubai and Malaysia accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). The semi-virtual accreditation of the Malaysia campus was a first for IChemE, which successfully adapted its processes due to the coronavirus pandemic.   The degree programme accreditation in Dubai is also […]

Newton and Quick Release support Penlon to manufacture 11,683 ventilators in 12 weeks – in response to COVID-19

Consultancies share how they’ve been working as part of the Ventilator Challenge UK Consortium as the Penlon group marks 11,683 production milestone “This is the manufacturing challenge of a lifetime…” – Newton Founding Director 6 July 2020: Operational consultancy Newton Europe and product data management (PDM) specialists Quick Release – members of the Ventilator Challenge […]

New Testing Center for Pintsch Bubenzer Brakes

Brake products supplied by Pintsch Bubenzer USA will be tested by two new dynamometer test stands at the manufacturer’s research and development center in Betzdorf, Germany. Pintsch Bubenzer makes high performance disc and drum brakes for cranes and other severe duty applications, as well as complementary products, such as emergency and storm brakes. One test […]

PPMA Show 2020 Postponed

Further to our detailed conversations with the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), and in the interests of health and safety for all concerned, the PPMA has taken the decision to postpone this year’s PPMA Show until 2021 (28-30 September). This decision has not been taken lightly. We considered the implications for visitors and exhibitors in respect […]

Nidec Leroy-Somer announces the launch of the LSAH 44.3, an alternator designed for cogeneration applications in district heating.

The LSAH 44.3 incorporates an optimized heat recovery system directly connected to the heating circuit, enabling it to reach leading electrical and thermal efficiency values. The LSAH 44.3 has been designed to be packaged into small natural gas generator sets built for combined production of heat and electricity. The main application of these gensets are […]

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag commits to Ireland’s 2020 polymer strategy

Underlining its commitment to supporting its burgeoning Irish customer base, injection moulding specialist Sumitomo (SHI) Demag has opened a service and support office in Limerick, Ireland. Senior Support Engineer Kris Thacker recently relocated to head up the new office, providing customers in Northern and Southern Ireland with on-the-ground preventative and reactive machine maintenance and troubleshooting […]

The future of thermoplastics

Thermoplastics are changing the composite market, with their promise of re-usability and sustainability. In fact, reports from Marketsandmarkets show that the thermoplastic composites market is projected to reach USD 36 billion by 2024. Here Kim Sjödahl, Senior Vice President, R&D and Technology of global composites manufacturer Exel Composites, shares insight on the rise of the […]

Aerospace specialist targets medical and defence sectors with latest acquisition

A £43million critical supplier to the aerospace sector has made its latest acquisition, as it looks to target new opportunities in the defence and medical sectors. Manchester-based Aero Services Global Group (AS.G), which manufactures and sub-assembles detail airframe structural equipment and aero engine components for more than 20 leading primes and tier 1s, has welcomed […]

Counterfeit bearings – know the risks

Counterfeit bearings are a global issue, with all markets susceptible to the risks of buying these low-quality products. As a leading manufacturer of premium-quality bearings, NSK is focused on eradicating this issue, one that puts safety at risk and ultimately leads to users experiencing reduced reliability and higher lifecycle costs. The relentless drive to remain […]

Switch Mode Power Supply by Mascot Produces Up To 120W Output

3820 power supply with medical certification provides excellent quality-to-price ratio Fredrikstad, Norway, 02 July 2020 – The latest addition to the class-leading Mascot Blueline series of power supplies is the switch mode 3820 external PSU. Designed to meet global power conversion requirements, the 3820 is medically certified in accordance with EN 60601-1 edition 3.1 (safety) […]

eMCOS® POSIX Commercial OS Supports Kalray’s Coolidge™ Intelligent Processor for Mixed-Criticality Systems[1]

High Performance, Low Power Consumption of Third-Generation MPPA® from Kalray now Available on Same Terms as Existing Multi-core Processors to Suit Applications such as Autonomous Driving, Edge Computing, Robotics and Medical Equipment Tokyo, Japan, July 2, 2020 – The eMCOS® POSIX high-performance, scalable real-time operating system (RTOS) from eSOL (Tokyo Stock Exchange First Market: 4420), […]

Innodisk’s Industry-leading Solutions Enable Next-generation Networking and Telecom

Innodisk’s pioneering solutions enable organizations to take full advantage of next-generation networking and telecommunications. Ultra-fast standards such as 5G and Wi-Fi 6 are ushering in a new era of networking and communications. These exciting new technologies promise higher speeds and lower latencies for both enterprise users and consumers, forming a cornerstone of the future of […]

Made Smarter reaches major milestone

104 SME manufacturers to reap benefits of digital technology Industry-led government-backed movement needed more than ever to help businesses maintain their competitive edge and come back smarter post Covid-19 – says Donna Edwards Made Smarter, the movement helping SMEs join the Industry 4.0 revolution, has reached a major milestone having now funded more than 100 […]