We have had another interesting, varied and busy year with a wide variety of projects successfully delivered to customers across a wide range of manufacturing industries.

We have many years of working with suppliers to the automotive industry as well as with the permanent marking of components and parts for traceability and tracking purposes. One such project this year was to design and build a machine to laser mark tamper-proof labels for part identification of components for a client in the […]

The Future of Tank Storage

Here, Rikki Bhachu, StocExpo’s Head of Marketing, puts a spotlight on some of the mantras shared by the event’s Forty Under 40 and identifies some common themes and opinions shared by the rising young stars of the industry. A Changing Industry Like all industries, the tank storage sector has been impacted by COVID-19 and Brexit. […]

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 […]


Solve your challenges with image processing and AI instead of classic, rule-based programming.What do you need?The IDS NXT ocean Creative Kit. It´s so easy!  IDS NXT ocean combines perfectly matched components into a simple workflow. Everything is integrated, from image acquisition to image analysis on the camera with your self-created neural network as well as […]

Optimum Flow Meter Accuracy Critical to Biofuel Production

As the UK hosts the UN Conference on Climate Change, Titan Enterprises determines it a fitting time to report on the success of its long-term OEM customer, Green Fuels Limited. With decarbonisation, circular economy and sustainability hitting the top of the agenda around the world, Green Fuels advances biofuel technologies and joint ventures to achieve […]

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 […]

All in the detail

Here, Mark Cattle, Director at Prima Tooling, provides an update on what the company delivers as part of the production process for all of the tooling it manufactures. ‘Precision has always been, and continues to be, one of the factors that drive our manufacturing process’. Cutting tool manufacturing demands ever increasing quality, and more than […]

How the Smart Factory becomes reality

According to the latest Global Smart Factory Market Report and Forecast, 2021 – 2027 the worldwide Smart Factory market is expected to reach $138 billion by 2027, rising 10% each year. In fact, it is rapidly becoming clear that successful adoption of smart factory practices and strategies may be the determining factor between the winners […]

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 […]


Vital Power are critical power specialists, providing expert solutions for industrial diesel generators and UPS systems nationwide. On this power upgrade project, Vital Power supplied, installed, and commissioned a brand-new Atlas Copco QIS 335 industrial diesel generator at BituChem, road surfacing specialists in Gloucestershire. BituChem are reliant on power supplied from a generator to run […]

S is for Super Glue

Whether you know them as Instant Adhesives, Instant Glue, Super Glue, CA or more scientifically as C5H5NO2, Cyanoacrylate is the technical term known by most adhesive experts and it’s been around since the early 1950s.  Invented, by accident, by Dr Harry Cooper who was trying to make clear plastic gun sights for Allied soldiers in […]


Exploring the benefits of using robotic systems across a wider range of manufacturing applications has accelerated recently where investment in the most up-to-date systems is making a significant contribution to maximising efficiency. Welding applications are a good example and the availability of new, highly flexible, space-saving systems is helping manufacturers to integrate robotics into their […]