Evolve to stay secure

~ Make way for the new IT/OT professional ~  Convergent evolution is the process by which organisms with different ancestry evolve similar features. One example is that insects, birds and bats can all fly — each having independently evolved the skill to deal with environmental pressures. Here Sophie Hand, UK country manager at automation parts […]

Enhanced digital Andon production-issue-reporting solution delivers actionable data for better decision making at Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd.

Rockwell Automation Global Solutions in the UK designs and deploys new Digital Andon System at Toyota’s Burnaston plant to deliver real time and historic manufacturing data Toyota Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd. (TMUK) has two manufacturing plants in the UK employing over 3,200 people. Representing a total investment in excess of £2.2 billion, the vehicle manufacturing […]

Dan-Web reduces engineering efforts, costs and time by deploying Rockwell Automation Integrated Architecture solution

Leading producer of customised airlaid production plants and machines passes multiple operational and design benefits on to end user With new products and processes being developed all the time, many machine builders have to make their core machine designs scalable and easily adaptable to give their end-user customers the production flexibility they, in turn, need […]

Intelligent Motor Control Delivers Information and Safety for Explosives Manufacturing Plant

A new explosives manufacturing plant in Europe invests in the latest motor control technology from Australia. The Australian explosives manufacturing industry has earned an enviable reputation as a global leader in the manufacture of explosives as well as providing the required infrastructure and equipment for the explosives industry both within Australia and around the world.

The road ahead for commercial vehicle design

~ What will 2020 have in store for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs)?  ~ Time magazine has announced its Person of the Year for 2019 as Greta Thunberg, the Swedish schoolgirl who has inspired a global movement to fight climate change. This is a poignant reminder that sustainability and environmental issues will be high on the […]

Bunting Redditch Site Expansion

Following several years of sustained sales growth, Bunting is expanding their manufacturing plant and offices at the Redditch site just outside Birmingham in the United Kingdom. Bunting is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers of magnetic separators, metal detectors, magnets, magnetic assemblies and magnetising equipment.  The Bunting European manufacturing facilities are in Redditch, […]

More wiring space in heavy-duty connectors

The new tall sleeve and surface mounting housings for Heavycon Standard B-series connectors from Phoenix Contact are particularly suitable for modular applications. Their taller design and larger cable outlets in M50 format provide more space for wiring. This also means larger cable diameters and cable bundles can be connected conveniently.

Insight into the future of engineering

~ The top-level lessons from REO UK’s R30 e-book ~  In November 2019, power quality specialist REO UK celebrated 30 years of excellence in electrical engineering by releasing its book, R30: The past, present and future of power, on Amazon Kindle. Here, Steve Hughes, managing director of REO UK and author of R30, shares some […]

Is Raspberry Pi a Victim of EMI?

Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is the phenomenon of electrical disturbance that has the ability to negatively affect electrical circuits, whereas EMC, or electromagnetic compatibility, refers to a particular device or piece of equipment, and its ability to limit the generation, propagation and reception of this unwanted electromagnetic energy.

Emerson’s New Pulse Valve Delivers Higher Peak Pressure for Longer Bag, Filter Lifespan and Reduced Maintenance In Reverse-Jet Dust Collector Systems

New ASCO™ Series 353 valve improves cleaning while cutting compressed air use and installation time Ölbronn-Dürrn, Germany (January 16, 2020) – Emerson is introducing its newly redesigned ASCO™ Series 353 Pulse Valve, designed to help original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users achieve a more effective, efficient and convenient bag cleaning every time. With a higher […]

Highest durability for in-cylinder position sensing: Novotechnik announce TF1 series linear sensor for mobile hydraulics and harsh-environment industrial equipment

Recently launched by Novotechnik, the advanced measuring technologies leader, and available from Variohm EuroSensor, TM1 series linear position sensors are designed for simple and direct integration within hydraulic/pneumatic cylinders or harsh-environment machinery. With a working range of up to 2 metres, an absolute positioning resolution of 0.1 mm and no speed limit, the new sensor […]

Bespoke manufacturing

Bespoke production is becoming increasingly achievable for low and high-volume manufacturing. Bespoke products offer adaptability and full customisation as well as security in the fact that individual requirements will be met, especially if the manufacturer has the required specialisms in-house. Here, Stewart Goulding, managing director at mechatronic drive system supplier EMS Ltd explains the things […]

OZ Lifting to Show New Davit Cranes at MODEX

OZ Lifting Products LLC will show its new Tele-Pro davit cranes at MODEX show (Booth 7947) on March 9-12, 2020 at Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center. The Winona, Minnesota-based manufacturer is making its debut at the event, having exhibited at sponsor MHI’s other trade show, ProMat, which is staged in Chicago on alternate years. The […]

New MapleMBSE release from Maplesoft improves workflow of systems engineering process

MapleMBSE 2020 offers enhanced flexibility, communication, performance Waterloo, Canada; Jan. 16, 2020: Maplesoft™ today announced a new release of MapleMBSE, the software that enables companies to employ a Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) process within their design projects without requiring every stakeholder on the project to be an expert in complex MBSE tools. The latest release, […]

New conductivity sensors from ifm cut CIP costs

The new LDL100 and LDL200 conductivity sensors from ifm electronic make it easy to implement efficient and cost-effective CIP (cleaning in place) systems that are accurately controlled on the basis of media measurements, rather than simply relying on timed processes. Potential benefits include reduced CIP time, which enhances plant availability, reduced usage of water and […]

Learn How To Simplify Your Plant’s Marshalling and Reduce Cost with Eaton’s New Whitepaper

LUTON … Power management company Eaton has published a new whitepaper, “Simplified universal marshalling: its evolution and benefits”, which reviews the latest technological developments in automation marshalling systems, and provides real life examples and calculations of cost savings that can be achieved in typical process industry applications. It advises plant and project engineers how to […]