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Baumüller has developed a compact drive system for a multifunctional municipal vehicle

Baumüller has developed a compact drive system with a very high level of energy efficiency for a fully electric municipal vehicle. The vehicle is designed in series production for a speed of up to 80 km/h and has a range of 100 kilometers.


Fortune favours the brave, so they say, and there’s no doubt that GCH Precision Engineering is reaping the rewards of investing in a Hyundai-Wia heavy-duty, large-capacity CNC turning machine. After realising that OEMs across a number of industries were struggling to locally source (within Scotland) large-capacity machining for primarily complex parts requiring milling as well as turning operations, Graham Hawthorne, CEO of the East Kilbride (Glasgow) based company, knew that GCH could secure this work if he installed the Hyundai-Wia L500LMA slant bed lathe with C axis and driven tools.


RED Engineering has appointed a senior executive to oversee the development and expansion of its specialist test services business. Brian Valentine joins the UK-based firm as a business developer, where he will be targeting customers in core offshore oil and gas, renewables and nuclear decommissioning sectors requiring advanced test services and supporting technologies. He will also be looking at taking the firm into a wider range of sectors, opening up new opportunities as part of a diversification plan for RED’s testing services.


Three-day event helps reinforce common vision for delivering unrivalled service levels on a global basis

Loma Systems (;+44 (0) 1252 893300) – leading manufacturer of advanced metal detectors, checkweighers and X-ray inspection equipment for the global food and pharmaceutical industries – recently hosted a three-day Global Service Management Conference at its head office in Farnborough, UK.

Monitoring Coolant Flow to Industrial & Medical Lasers

Used in thousands of industrial and medical laser installations, the Titan Enterprises 800 Series turbine flowmeter is a trusted monitoring device that ensures accurate and repeatable long-term operation. There are many applications of industrial and medical lasers. Whether used for cutting, welding, micro-machining, cosmetic or eye surgery – lasers generate a significant amount of heat.

Come to your sensors

~ Sensors in industrial plant equipment maintenance ~

Kettles sense when water is boiled, burglar alarms sense movement and vehicles sense the speed at which they’re moving. Without sensors, the world would be very different. However, they’re not just important for everyday life. Here, Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of obsolete industrial parts supplier, EU Automation, discusses how sensors have transformed the way industrial plants maintain their equipment.


Trescal, the international specialist in calibration services, announces the acquisition of Teclabor Ltda., a calibration services provider based in Recife (Brazil). This is the third acquisition in Brazil, expanding Trescal’s geographical footprint to the State of Pernambuco. This acquisition has been completed with the support of Ardian, Trescal’s majority shareholder.

Chemical engineers to play an important role in the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy

The world’s nations meet today for the 23rd annual Conference of parties (COP23), under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Bonn, Germany. Ahead of the talks, IChemE’s Energy Centre has welcomed the publication of the UK Government’s Clean Growth Strategy. The document, described as ‘an ambitious blueprint for Britain’s low carbon future’, has been long awaited by the chemical and process industries, and sets out how to achieve economic growth while protecting the environment and reducing carbon emissions. It was published earlier this month. 


Valencia’s Faculty of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences has chosen solutions from Vivitek for its audiovisual equipment refresh

Ease of installation, an excellent price/performance ratio, reliability and extensive warranty were just some of the criteria that Sound & Systems, the authorized partner selected to perform the installation, presented as its reasons for choosing Vivitek projectors at the Faculty.

FLIR Introduces New Handheld Radioisotope Detector and Identifier

FLIR Systems has announced the FLIR identiFINDER® R440, the latest addition to its identiFINDER R-Series handheld radiation detection product line. The FLIR identiFINDER R440 provides users one hand operability, rapid detection, and highly accurate identification during survey missions and secondary screening operations.


Integrated line control and CNC processes brings flexibility and increased productivity to today’s manufacturing lines OMRON Corporation (HQ: Shimogyo-Ku, Kyoto. CEO: Yoshihito Yamada) announced the global release in October of its new NJ/NY-series CNC Integrated Controllers that boost the productivity of processing machines for manufacturing lines.

ConveyorTek Receives Recognition for Newly Launched Metal Detector

Northern Ireland based ConveyorTek Ltd has received the prestigious 2017 Materials Handling Engineers Association (MHEA) ‘Innovation Excellence Award’ for its newly launched conveyor metal detector.  The Company, which designs and manufactures bespoke conveyor solutions and metal separation technologies, was among five winners at the awards function in Eastwood Hall hotel in Nottingham.  The awards ceremony took place as part of the annual BulkEx technical conference and exhibition on 18 and 19 October.


Reliable sensing, measuring stability and accuracy, along with the speed and change of direction of rotation in heavy duty machinery presents tough challenges and it’s where the BAUMER MAGRES range of magnetic absolute encoders excel. Heavy duty industrial applications like utility vehicles, cranes, wind energy plants, steel and metal processing require accurate, efficient and reliable components and Magres absolute encoders are ideal for these situations. 

An innovation in energy automation: CENTRAX CU5000 for monitoring and control of energy parameters

Camille Bauer Metrawatt AG has combined, for the first time, the functionality of a highly accurate measurement device for heavy current applications with the capabilities of an integrated programmable logic controller. With this solution, closely coupled automation tasks can be carried out directly and flexibly by programmable logic. The advantage is evident. With this 2-in-1 concept, there is no need for additional components to implement the control task.

Industrial wireless communication: Disinfection robot has robust wireless access via Anybus Wireless Bolt

The STERISAFE-Pro communicates wirelessly with the operator outside the contaminated room. STERISAFE-Pro is a disinfection robot from the Danish company INFUSER. It disinfects surfaces in any given room – for example patient rooms, operating theatres or hotel rooms – removing up to 99,9999% of pathogens. The robot fills the designated room with an Ozone-based biocide agent which kills unwanted bacteria, viruses and fungi, while purifying the air from small particulate matter in the air. STERISAFE-Pro is controlled from outside the room using wireless technology from HMS Industrial Networks.

From the energy producer, via energy distribution, to the energy consumer: highest precision for today and tomorrow

Energy transition, climate change, renewable or alternative energies, decentralized energy feeding, reduction of CO2 emissions, energy saving, smart cities etc. are the types of challenge that Camille Bauer Metrawatt AG has to address again and again as a manufacturer of high quality heavy current measurement technology. As well as this, recent scandals about the manipulation of diesel emissions, and optimism about e-mobility, are rapidly transforming the world of energy. Advanced technologies are being introduced at a faster pace and in a more tangible way. Infrastructures have to be adapted, or else, as we are seeing in developing countries, newly designed and built from scratch. IT has become dominant and is the defining factor in the new world of Industry 4.0.

Reich Flexible Couplings Deliver The Power For High Pressure Cleaning

When it comes to cleaning there is no more environmentally friendly solution than using water. When directed precisely at a surface under high pressure, water is a highly effective cleaning medium and has proven to be the perfect solution for many industrial applications.


Walter Ewag UK reports the “best ever EMO” after orders valued at more than Euros 30 million were placed at the show for Walter and Ewag tool grinders/eroders, and Walter tool measurement machines. The record order intake for more than 100 machines does not include orders taken for the other United Grinding Group brands exhibited.

New at the Energy show: Electric Transportation Systems – Integrated infrastructure solutions for electric mobility

Hannover. Growing urbanization and the associated increases in emission concentrations are major challenges that call for sustainable vehicle systems and tailored mobility solutions. The Energy show at HANNOVER MESSE is putting these trends and challenges front and center with a new display area called “Electric Transportation Systems”. The new showcase provides a holistic perspective on cutting-edge electric mobility and transport systems. It encompasses personal mobility, public passenger and freight transport, last-mile delivery, and the fundamental design and make-up of transportation solutions. Its primary focus is not so much on vehicles as on the necessary supporting infrastructure, which itself needs to be integrated into tomorrow’s transformed, sustainable energy systems.

Using Non-Sparking tools? Here’s some good advice from Bahco

Bahco Non-Sparking tools are designed for use in potentially explosive environments, where conventional steel tools might create sparks in the presence of combustible or easily ignitable vapours, liquids and dust.

Precision Spaceborne Optical System Components

Optical Surfaces Ltd. has delivered a challenging 300mm diameter off-axis paraboloid and a mounted flat mirror to SIMERA Technology Group (Pty) Ltd – an engineering design and development company specialising in the development of UAV and small satellite optical payload systems.

Study reveals Arc Flash knowledge gap could be putting lives at risk

The UK’s leading Arc Flash Protection specialist, ProGARM, in conjunction with the British Safety Industry Federation (BSIF), has commissioned a new study into electrical safety across UK industry in a bid to shine a spotlight on the potentially life changing and threatening risks of Arc Flash. Alarmingly, it reveals not only a lack of awareness at every level to current safety standards governing Arc Flash, but an apparent failure from employers to properly educate staff about this high-risk threat.

Detecting residual oxygen within solder reflow

Do you use a mobile phone, tablet or computer every day? With a world that has more gadgets than people, it is not surprising that electronics has progressively become an essential everyday part of modern life. With such a high demand from both the consumer and industrial markets, the expectation is strong when it comes to reliability and quality.

Is your packaging leaking?

How confidently can you answer that question with a resounding ‘no’?

Avoid costly production downtime in identifying package leaks by using Dynascan leak detection products as part of your quality control. User-friendly and low maintenance, the Dynascan instruments provide instant test results to help improve your packaging processes.

Phoenix Mecano Ltd

A subsidiary of PHOENIX MECANO LTD, RK ROSE+KRIEGER are worldwide leaders in the manufacture and development of mechanical components and system solutions for automation and machine building.

LINEAR TECHNOLOGY COMPONENTS are used to move and position devices of all kinds by means of spindle, timing belt or rolling guide. Our lifting devices are adapted for the linear movement of desks, tables, assembly facilities and handling devices but can be used for almost anything to allow for optimal ergonomic or positional adjustment. Electric actuators are self-locking and a real alternative to hydraulic or pneumatic versions.

Omron demonstrates complete solution for production efficiency

At this year’s EuroPack / CFIA event, visitors will discover how they can lower total cost of ownership and maximize productivity using Omron’s complete robotics and automation system solutions

Omron will be at the EuroPack-EuroManut-CFIA event in Lyon, from 21-23 November, demonstrating how it can create smart, flexible production facilities that help customers stay competitive and prepare for the future. The system on show at the Omron stand (Hall 6, stand H76-I75) combines different applicative demos and uses ‘smart’ data to deliver tailored production efficiency to meet actual demand.