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.
~ 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.
By installing servo drives with integrated functional safety, HMIs and controllers from KEB Automation on its new production line, Concrete Canvas Ltd has reduced wiring installation costs and has greater flexibility in terms of future expansion plans for machines and additional lines.
DARMSTADT, Germany – TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity and sensors, now offers M12 data cable assemblies that support Ethernet protocols as part of its package of Industrial Ethernet and Fieldbus solutions. This makes it the one-stop shop for M8/M12 cable assemblies for industrial Ethernet communications.
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 […]
Click here to watch this video on YouTube YouTube share link:https://youtu.be/6t1N5Rvsnmc ECS Engineering Services has rebuilt the front façade of the main hall of Short Ferry Water Pumping Station on the River Witham, including replacing the aging steel frame windows with aluminium ones that open and close automatically to control ventilation.
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has introduced two thermal imagers for industrial environments that are both compact and robust, offering advanced thermal imaging functions at a price level normally associated with single point pyrometers.
Schaeffler accepted as steering member in the Hydrogen Council. Hydrogen technology to be driven forward together in the direction of the mass market. Schaeffler develops and manufactures key components for hydrogen-powered fuel cells.
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 […]
LONDON, UK – 15th January 2019 – Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced that Boulting Technology have achieved certification for control systems as members of the Schneider Electric System Integrator Alliance Programme.
When we visit customers or exhibit at trade shows, we now take more than free product samples. Using our VR glasses, we instantly transport you to our factory to explore the world’s largest test lab for tribopolymers.
Drainage teams are carrying out a major sewer cleaning and surveying programme for a £21million plan to reduce congestion and air pollution in Cardiff. The drainage work is needed to prepare for the city’s first dedicated cycleways and other road and public transport improvements designed to clean up the Welsh capital’s air.
This guidance provision proved so popular on the two occasions it was presented in 2019 that a third course is scheduled to take place at the BPMA’s training facility in West Bromwich on Tuesday 11th February
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 […]
Investment in manufacturing is on the rise following the General Election according to one of the UK’s leading suppliers of precision high-quality stamping and forming technology. Bosses at Bruderer UK are predicting a buoyant 2020 after it revealed a £3million pipeline of projects that include the installation of the latest precision high-speed stamping presses and […]
Aluminium and copper conductors can be installed quickly, easily, and safely in the new UL-approved UBAL Al/Cu terminal blocks from Phoenix Contact. The contact chambers are pre-lubricated with antioxidants to simplify conductor pretreatment. The clamping part is made from an aluminium alloy. The lead-free tin surface enables both aluminium and copper conductors to be connected […]
By Jason Bean What does it mean to have an OPC UA server combined with an IO-Link master with MultiLink™? And, more importantly, what can you DO with it?
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 […]
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.
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) […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
The new LEDs deliver high efficacy circadian lighting, replication of natural light and dual-colour temperature on a single emitter to shrink optics and optimise tuning performance Tokushima, Japan – 14 January 2020: At Light + Building 2020 held in Frankfurt, NICHIA – the leader in high-performance LED solutions – reveals it will present at least […]
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 […]
~ Exel Composites appoints Juha Pesonen ~ Global composites expert Exel Composites has appointed Juha Pesonen as segment owner for telecoms. Pesonen takes up the role from the organisation’s head office location in Vantaa, Finland, and will lead the business’ telecoms offering across the globe.
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 […]
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 […]