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MAHLE Powertrain takes delivery of UK’s first RDE test equipment

A major milestone in the development of the UK’s first RDE test centre has been reached, after MAHLE Powertrain took delivery of a sophisticated altitude and climatic control system from Weiss. The equipment will form an integral part of MAHLE’s new RDE centre, which is set to be completed by mid-2018.

The high–tech control system forms part of an overall investment of £8m, being made by MAHLE at its Northampton site. This will become the company’s global centre for Real Driving Emissions (RDE) testing. The new facility will enable European vehicle manufacturers to develop next-generation gasoline engines without the associated costs of traditional field trips for high altitude and temperature extremes. The development of the new facility comes in response to the new European-wide emissions test that was introduced in September 2017.

Engineering Update magazine showcase the big events for 2018

The January edition of Engineering update magazine showcases the key events annually within the industrial engineering industry in the UK and internationally. The full edition can be read here

Interroll Pallet Control PC 6000 enables zero-pressure pallet conveyance

Interroll is expanding its decentralized control and drive concept, which has been used successfully for years with the Interroll 24 V DC RollerDrive and the Interroll MultiControl for zero-pressure unit load handling. Now, the portfolio also includes a special solution for pallet conveyance.


LEMO will be exhibiting its latest range of industry-leading electrical, electronic and fibre optic interconnect solutions from the 6th to 8th of February 2018, at the Southern Manufacturing & Electronics exhibition. This is the UK’s largest electronics show which is being held at the new Farnborough International Venue and Events (FIVE) located within the Farnborough Aerodrome.

Entry level flow indicator

The Pulsite Solo from Titan Enterprises is a low cost, battery powered rate and total flow indicator. 

Entry level flow indicator

The Pulsite Solo from Titan Enterprises is a low cost, battery powered rate and total flow indicator. 

RP Technologies Celebrate 1,000th Tool with £1,000 Charity Donation. @RPTechnologies

Leading prototype & production tooling and plastic injection moulding company, RP Technologies celebrate their 1,000th injection mould tool by donating £1,000 to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Robots as our new team members

~ How Industry 4.0 has changed the workforce ~


Paradigm Electronics, a loud speaker and subwoofer manufacturer, has implemented robots to assist with product polishing. Humans collaborate with the robots but no longer perform the entire time consuming and laborious task themselves. In fact, most jobs have been altered in some way by the introduction of Industry 4.0. Here, Jonathan Wilkins, marketing director of obsolete industrial automation parts supplier, EU Automation, explains how job roles are changing with Industry 4.0.

From feed to finish

~ TAD enters the UK market ~


Industrial system manufacturer and feeding systems specialist, TAD, is entering the UK manufacturing equipment market with its range of vibratory feeding bowls. The industrial feeders service a wide range of manufacturing sectors, including automotive, pharmaceutical, electronic, cosmetics and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG). 


Engineering and construction firms can now take advantage of a new intelligence-led B2B marketing agency that leverages the power of data to create targeted, bespoke marketing campaigns that drive engagement and deliver true return on investment. Transmission has been launched to provide the engineering sector with accessible and highly sophisticated B2B marketing solutions, designed to support the creation of quality sales leads.

Low Cost 3D Printed Reactors for Continuous Flow Synthesis

Uniqsis reports how chemists at the School of Pharmacy, University College London (UK) have been using a FlowSyn™ continuous flow reactor system.

Moulding machine OEM opts for NSK’s NH linear guides

A leading manufacturer of blow moulding machines has recently replaced its linear guides with the NH series from NSK. The move comes after the OEM received complaints about the poor service life exhibited by its previous linear guides, which are used to move the mould platens.

Blow moulding machines, which are used to manufacture hollow objects such as plastic bottles, feature linear guides that are subject to very challenging operating conditions. As a result, service life can be compromised if the optimum linear guide is not selected, as this particular OEM discovered. The manufacturer began receiving complaints from customers who were unhappy that the linear guides were showing visible signs of wear after just 12 months. As blow moulding machines operate with fast cycle times and high clamping forces, any wear to key components such as linear guides can be extremely detrimental to the manufacturing process.

Inclusivity for UK manufacturing @madeinthemids

~ Baroness Burt backs Inclusivity campaign ~


Manufacturing and engineering membership body, the Made in Group, which includes Made in the Midlands and Made in Yorkshire, is launching an Inclusivity campaign, backed by Baroness Lorely Burt, Parliamentary Spokesperson and Shadow Minister for Business and for Women. The campaign will be officially launch on January 22, at Manor Grove in Handsworth, Birmingham.


Offline coding and marking specialist Rotech has launched a new generation coding system for pharmaceutical manufacturers looking to ensure compliance with the FMD (Falsified Medicines Directive).

Sumitomo (SHI) Demag – Plastic moulders battle cap and wrap rage

Often cited as one of modern life’s greatest frustrations, cap and wrap rage affects all ages, with the prising open of tightly sealed packaging causing injury and alienating consumers. On the flipside, for packaging injection moulders it’s a fine balancing act between heightened product security using tamper evident closures and ease of opening, and keeping products fresh and visually appealing while using less packaging.

Evaporative Drying of Oil and Fat Samples

Genevac reports on special evaporative techniques for removal of solvents from oil and fat samples.

Working with oils and fats can be difficult.  Whether extracting and recovering additives, evaluating lipid content of foods or characterising reclaimed cooking oils before reprocessing or conversion to biofuels, oils and fats can be difficult to dry.

Date Announced For UKIVA Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition 2018 @UKIVAconfex

The UKIVA is delighted to announce that its next Machine Vision Conference and Exhibition ( will be held on Wednesday 16th May 2018 at Arena MK, Milton Keynes, UK. It will follow a similar format to the highly successful inaugural event held in 2017, which attracted more than 300 visitors.

VSD rotary screw blowers provide driving force in new fuel saving air lubrication technology for ocean-going vessels

Variable Speed Driven (VSD) oil-free rotary screw blowers from Atlas Copco have been chosen to play an integral role in an innovative air lubrication system designed to save up to 8% on fuel on larger vessels.

AMD and IMSCAD collaborate to simplify Design Engineering migration to virtualiation in private or public clouds

IMSCAD chooses AMD to deliver a global Demo Platform of their new Virtual GPU solutions
London, UK, January. 5, 2018 – IMSCAD Global, a specialist IT services company, announced today that they will be teaming up with AMD (NASDAQ: AMD), a global leader in CPU and GPU technology, to deliver advanced solutions that simplify the transition to graphics virtualization for Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Design and Manufacturing firms.

Global engineering and technology TV platform launches first of its kind video search functionality, allowing users to jump to specific content within videos has launched Engineering Video Intelligence (EVI), a powerful, new video transcript search function, which allows users to keyword search within its entire video database to find exact and relevant timestamped content at the click of a button.

Can Lasers Point The Way To Easing The Skills Gap In Welding?

As the UK’s modest economic recovery continues, and with an ever-increasing focus on manufacturing, the skills gap which has blighted many companies in recent years continues to be a major issue across many different manufacturing sectors.  A long term under investment in traditional engineering apprenticeships, combined with a rapid increase in the number of students and graduates opting for employment in non-engineering sectors, has left many companies bereft of the core engineering skills that they now so desperately need.


BG Engineering, the subcontractor for precision machined components, has introduced a new in-house pressure test and assembly service, following the acquisition of a High-Pressure Testing Facility adjacent to its existing facility in Chesterfield.



The two product recall seminars will give insights and practical advice on how to minimize the risk of a product recall occurring

New specialist woodchipper by 3fD (3form Design) combines innovative engineering with striking branding and aesthetics

– The Först XR8 Traxion has been specially designed for use on uneven terrain and excels in both performance and aesthetics

igus lean energy chain and curved rail systems at MACH 2018 exhibition

At this year’s MACH exhibition, which runs from 9th-13th April at the NEC in Birmingham, igus will showcase a wide range of cost-effective, lightweight and maintenance-free bearings and cable management systems for a variety of engineering applications.

Versatile High Performance SWIR camera

FLIR Systems A6260sc camera sets the standard for Short Wavelength Infrared (SWIR) cameras for science and R&D applications by combining high-speed performance with fully customizable features. Incorporating a proprietary high-resolution detector, the A6250sc camera offers improved sensitivity and linearity across the full dynamic range, making it ideal for radiometry and temperature calibrated applications.