How to digitize energy projects: COPA-DATA releases IEC 61850 whitepaper

International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard 61850 — communication networks and systems for power utility automation was introduced to provide a protocol for power plants and substations to allow communication and monitoring between devices and facilities. Automation software supplier, COPA-DATA is releasing a new whitepaper to provide a comprehensive overview of the standard and what it […]

LEM introduces unique HOB-P high bandwidth current sensor that delivers unmatched performance for SiC MOSFET applications

Key points: High cut-off frequency up to 1MHz Unique short response time of < 200 ns Open loop multi-range current sensor measures DC, AC or pulsed current up to 250A Galvanic separation between primary and secondary circuit Low power consumption Ideal for harsh environments with operating temperature range from -40°C to +105°C LEM, a leader […]

HARTING’s Han® 1A: flexible power, signal or Ethernet connections in tight spaces.

Simplify the installation of your machinery, automation and transportation cabling and connectivity. HARTING’s Han® 1A connector is designed for power, signal or data transmission via a single compact design format housing. The range comes with angled or straight bulkhead mounting, as well as a panel surface mounted fixing frame for cable-to-cable mating.  All achieved through […]

USB connectors for harsh environments

~ How this household connector is pushing the boundaries of industrial and military applications ~ From computer keyboards and disk drives to printers and smartphone chargers, Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectors can be found nearly everywhere in consumer electronics. However, there’s an increasing demand for connectors that can operate in harsh environments, including telecommunications, military […]

PROFINET Certification webinar – Online Workshop 18 Jan 2022

Are you interested in the certification process for PROFINET devices or are you looking for information and contacts for PROFINET device testing? We can help! The PROFINET Certification webinar shows in detail the process and the means for successful certification. You can also learn about the options for creating your own test scenarios and integrating certification into in-house quality […]

New White Paper shows critical importance of powder coatings in driving an electric future

Powder coatings are essential to the future evolution of Electric Vehicles (EVs), protecting batteries and associated components from overheating and insulating them against other threats that can reduce performance and increase risk. And powder coatings are doing more than just helping to prevent thermal runaways and the risk of battery failure in modern EVs. They […]

High Productivity Photochemical Flow Synthesis

Asynt reports upon a new paper, written by a multidisciplinary team of experts at the Institute for Process Research and Chemistry (iRPD) at the University of Leeds (UK), that describes how the fReactor flow chemistry system with add-on photochemical flow modules improves synthetic reactions commonly used in the preparation of drug intermediates In contrast to many tubular or plate-based flow chemistry systems, the Asynt fReactor […]


Patient investment strategies will weather difficult cyclical phases, H.E. Khaldoon Al Mubarak explains at the fourth edition of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit (#GMIS2021) Increasing investments in renewable energy is critical to overseeing energy transitions and advancing a sustainable future, H.E. Al Mubarak points out The #GMIS2021 Summit is part of the six-day GMIS […]

New gateways for secure remote maintenance of machines

The remote maintenance gateways portfolio of the Cloud Client product family from Phoenix Contact has been extended by four variants. They offer additional interfaces and fallback functionality alongside new software functions. Cloud Clients connect your machines to the mGuard Secure Remote Service securely via the Internet, enabling inexpensive and scalable remote maintenance throughout the world. Cloud Client 1101T-TX/TX […]

New – UKAS Humidity & Temperature Calibration

Young Calibration continues to expand its’ ISO/IEC 17025:2017 UKAS accredited calibration services, emphasising the medical, pharmaceutical, and environmental instrumentation sectors. Recent upgrades include the addition of relative humidity, dew point and temperature calibration services. UKAS Accredited Humidity and Dew Point Calibration were recently obtained to further support the pharmaceutical and environmental monitoring sectors. Young Calibration was […]

NSK Life-Lube® bearings drive cost-saving improvements in food plants

NSK’s Life-Lube® bearing units are proving increasingly popular in the food and beverage industry, and with good reason. These advanced bearings combine the corrosion-resistant properties of Silver-Lube® housings with the excellent sealing and lubricating properties of Molded-Oil inserts. Life-Lube® units are specifically for use in sectors where contact with water and process fluids is unavoidable, […]

CME Strengthen Electrical Controls Resource As Part Of Growth Strategy

As part of its targeted growth strategy within both existing and new market sectors, award winning Somerset based Automation and Packaging Machinery specialist CME Limited has further strengthened the company’s electrical controls resource with the appointment of Patrick Cole. Patrick’s recruitment follows a number of other strategic appointments throughout the year, where the company bolstered […]

OEMs Unlock the Power of Edge Computing

By Greg Hookings, Head of Business Development – Digitalisation, Stratus Technologies The manufacturing sector has faced huge logistical and operational challenges caused by the pandemic and the associated restrictions of operating in lockdowns. One thing, perhaps above all others, has become apparent: those companies further along in their digital transformation journey have been much better […]


Can enclosures be machined and fitted out even faster? How the AX compact enclosure from Rittal speeds things up. Meurer-etechnik is looking to the new AX compact enclosure from Rittal to improve its production efficiency. How does the new model differ from its prede- cessor, the AE? A day spent with enclosure production staff reveals […]

SICK Releases All-in-One Muting Sets for its deTem4 Active/Passive Light Curtains

SICK has released ‘all-in-one’, plug-and-play muting systems for its deTem4 Active/Passive range of safety light curtains, providing a fast-track to improved productivity for safe entry/exit applications. The compact SICK deTem4 LT Muting Active/Passive multiple light beam safety systems are supplied as complete muting sets designed for rapid mounting, connection and commissioning. Customers can choose between […]

Using D38999 connectors in challenging environments

~ Why D38999 connectors have been so popular for decades ~ Whether they’re used in a commercial aircraft or onboard a military vehicle, not many electrical components are subjected to extreme conditions in the same way connectors are. Here Emily Rowe, European Product Manager at mission critical electrical connector specialist PEI-Genesis, discusses the benefits of […]

Advantech Releases SKY-MXM-A2000 on the High-Performance NVIDIA Ampere Architecture

Taipei, Taiwan, 22nd November 2021 – Advantech, a leading provider of industrial edge computing platforms, provides a new series of solutions for embedded computing powered by the latest NVIDIA GPUs. The newest SKY-MXM-A2000 industrial solution will be released shortly. Built on the NVIDIA® Ampere architecture, providing the highest performance This industrial-grade GPU-accelerated solution is the […]

Fast & Effective Evaporator Improves Bioremediation Sample Preparation

BioChromato Inc. has published an interview that describes a new bioremediation technique developed by a leading Environmental Research Center and how the Smart Evaporator C1 offers a productive tool for preparing microbial degradation culture media for analysis. The novel bioremediation technique, based upon patented degrading microorganisms impregnated on carbonized wood, has been demonstrated to detoxify […]

The new generation of micro drills

Sandvik Coromant launches new tools for precision machining Sandvik Coromant, a global leader in machining solutions, has launched two new microdrill families [CC1] specifically designed for precision machining. The CoroDrill® 462 with -XM geometry and the CoroDrill® 862 with -GM geometry support industries that demand small parts manufacturing, such as medical, automotive, electronics and aerospace. Designed […]

One Platform for Numerous Tasks

SmartRunner Explorer 3-D Vision Sensor Vision sensors are usually designed for individual, specific tasks. By contrast, the new SmartRunner Explorer 3-D product family offers high-precision solutions that can be used in a wide variety of areas. This technology allows for the capture of a comparatively much larger range of data, opening up new possibilities for […]

Elma with MDR focus at Medica 2021

Elma Schmidbauer GmbH will exhibit at this year’s Medica at booth D59 in Hall 10. The focus of this year’s trade fair, which will take place in Düsseldorf from November 15th to 18th, 2021, will be on the Elmasteam 8 med and Elmasonic Med products, both of which are registered medical devices class 1 in […]

High Pressure Water Descaling pilot facility in steel manufacturing makes use of Micro-Epsilon thermal imaging cameras

Tata Steel is using a thermoIMAGER TIM M-1 thermal imaging camera from Micro-Epsilon with a short 1µm wavelength, as well as a thermoIMAGER TIM 400T 1500 long wavelength thermal imaging camera, to measure surface temperature before and after descaling to assess descalability and heat loss based on nozzle pressure/flow and descaling speed. High Pressure Water […]

Multiple Brands, One Universal Attachment Chain

No matter what brand of chain you use, Donghua’s Universal Attachment Chain will replace 99% of other manufacturer’s chain. Chain manufacturers typically design and build attachments that are unique to their own brand of chain which makes it difficult to replace with a different make. However, Donghua, one of the world’s largest chain manufacturers, has […]

HRS comments on Bioenergy Policy Statement

By Matt Hale, International Sales & Marketing Director, HRS Heat Exchangers HRS welcomes the recent publication of the Biomass Policy Statement1 by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and hope that the forthcoming Biomass Strategy which is planned for 2022 will expand further on ways to increase the efficiency and environmental benefits of […]

4Sight – take a different view on print, packaging & product inspection

Vision solutions for industrial code printing have always been particularly difficult, especially with continuous inkjet.  Similarly, automatically inspecting for packaging accuracy or for product quality is challenging in real world situations. Historically, therefore, these types of inspections have been carried out manually utilising valuable Operator and QC resource and time. AutoCoding Systems launched 4Sight initially […]

EMC Standards expands pool of expertise

~ Four new EMC and electronic design specialists join world-leading EMC resource ~ Leading electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) resource EMC Standards has expanded its team of electronic design consultants to increase the wealth of informational content and educational resources on the website. The four new associates will join global EMC expert Keith Armstrong in contributing material […]

Robust & Reproducible Sample Preparation for LC/MS

Porvair Sciences has published an in-depth application report demonstrating how their Microlute® CP Reverse Phase Solid Phase Extraction (SPE) microplates provide a robust and highly reproducible SPE LC-MS sample preparation methodology for a range of neutral, acidic, and basic analytes. As a sample preparation method – Solid Phase Extraction is widely acknowledged as a ‘go […]

OEMSecrets reveals global electronic parts and components market insight and trends

New data shows positive and increased opportunities in various industries even with shortage and price uncertainty still affecting the supply chain. York, UK – November 2021 With the growing need for stable supply chain networks, business research company OEMSecrets has identified four key trends that reflect a recurring theme in 2021. OEMSecrets analysts have selected […]

Edge analytics innovator to demonstrate new hyperautomation solution at SPS

Pioneer in edge analytics, intelligent workflows and hybrid integration, Crosser, will exhibit its most recent product launch at Smart Production Solutions (SPS) in Nuremberg, Germany next week. The Industrial Process Automation (IPA) solution, which launched in September 2021, is the first hybrid hyperautomation platform for industrial and asset rich organizations. Crosser’s co-founder and CEO, Martin […]

Benefits of decentralised drives

~ Understanding the advantages of using a decentralised variable speed drive ~ Decentralised variable speed drives (VSDs) can potentially offer 30 per cent or more in savings compared to centralised systems. This is one of the many advantages presented when opting for a decentralised drive. Here, Marek Lukaszczyk, European and Middle East marketing manager at […]

Kardex Remstar joins SMMT!

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is one of the largest and most influential trade associations in the UK, representing more than 800 automotive companies in the UK. Hertford November 2021 – Kardex Remstar UK joins the SMMT to further strengthen and extend relationships with the automotive suppliers across the UK. Kardex has […]