Fresh Air Cooling – Could a ventilation-based cooling system be the key to keeping your factory fully operational all year round?

Over recent months, the role of adequate ventilation in reducing the spread of Covid-19 has been stressed by numerous professional bodies and government advisors. REHVA* describe ventilation as the best engineering control we have for managing the infection. What’s more, UK government advisors have said that “ventilation should be integral to the COVID-19 risk mitigation […]

Thermographic Solutions for Non-destructive Testing – Versatile and Innovative

Analysing the consistency and quality of modern materials and components is becoming increasingly important for high-tech sectors such as the automotive, electronics and aerospace industries.  As a result, infrared thermography, as an efficient method of non-destructive testing (NDT), is growing steadily in its numerous applications. It allows the detection of even the smallest defects and […]

Low dew point climate control for battery research at University of Birmingham

Munters, global leaders in energy efficient climate control solutions, was approached by the University of Birmingham to build a bespoke turnkey battery dry room and HVAC plant for their vital battery research.  Munters has extensive expertise in this field, with dehumidification solutions installed in approximately half of the world’s lithium-ion battery production facilities.   

MARKATOR® specializes in marking systems and is a pioneer in the field of mobile dot peen marker with its battery-powered FlyMarker® mini models.

With their light weight and compact design this marking units are mainly suitable for durable markings of big and unmovable work pieces directly on-site. MARKATOR® is constantly working to optimize its marking systems and to meet the marking requirements of its customers. The focus is on achieving a continuous simplification in permanent marking of different […]

New date set for PROFINET, PROFIBUS and IO-Link Birmingham seminar

17th November at the National Conference Centre. This free-to-attend seminar organised by PROFIBUS & PROFINET International (PI UK) addresses the key practical issues arising from the use of digital communications technologies in automated manufacturing and process industry applications, with particular attention being paid to Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).

New inductive sensors are more compact and offer high accuracy and temperature stability for continuous monitoring of tool clamping position

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has introduced a range of inductive displacement sensors that monitor the clamping position in machine tools. The sensors are extremely compact and robust (IP67), while providing high temperature stability and high repeatability, even in harsh machine tool environments.

Three outstanding women celebrated nationally as Young Woman Engineers of the Year

Three young women engineers have been recognised at the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards for their work in engineering. IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year: Ella Podmore (25), is a Materials Engineer for luxury British supercar maker McLaren Automotive. Ella is responsible for all the material […]


The development of miniature laser distance sensors which provide exceptional measurement performance are a vital component in today’s more compact machines and systems, helping manufacturers to meet the ever-present demands for optimum efficiency. The new miniaturised OM20 and OM30 laser sensors available from sensing and instrumentation specialist BAUMER are a good example being perfectly suited […]


With a requirement for new steam boilers with increased capacity, higher efficiency and more eco-friendly emissions when expanding their operations at a second facility in Romania, Universal Alloy Corporation had no hesitation in turning to heat transfer specialist Fulton, the supplier of steam boiler solutions already installed at its facilities in Romania and Vietnam.


Effective monitoring of slow speed rotating industrial applications, such as wind power generation and hydro-electric turbines is a critical requirement, just as it is on standard speed applications, especially given the increasing importance of ‘green-energy’ alternatives.  Reliable and effective vibration measurement of low speed machinery (typically less than 300 RPM) helps to ensure that machinery […]

Covid shines light on efficiency in water asset management

By Matt Hale, International Sales & Marketing Director, HRS Heat Exchangers The water industry in England and Wales is almost twelve months into the current Asset Management Period, (AMP7) which determines price settlements, management priorities and infrastructure investment for the sector until March 2025. Normally this stage of the five-year cycle would be marked by […]