Tooling expert Walter GB is using a replaceable front end for its modular M4258 porcupine milling cutter for shoulder and face milling to combine the cost-effective benefits of rigid milling with those of indexable inserts, continuing the Walter trend to save users’ tool costs through reduced tooling inventories.
The digitalization of factories and plants as well as the Internet of Things promise ever new possibilities for the automation industry. In this development, a wide variety of technologies from the field level to the cloud and also across different stages of the value chain must be combined across manufacturers to create tangible added value […]
~ 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
~ 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 […]
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, […]
An increasing number of manufacturers are looking to mitigate their risk by choosing to use strategic outsourcing according to one industry boss. Tony Hague, CEO of PP Control & Automation, believes recent uncertainty, Brexit and global trade wars are making firms reassess how they balance short-term term pain with the medium and longer-term picture and […]
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.
~ 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 […]
FPT Industrial, the brand of CNH Industrial dedicated to the design, production and sale of powertrains for on and off-road vehicles, marine and power generation applications, signed a memorandum of understanding with Yanmar Marine International, foreseeing a commercial cooperation to develop and supply marine engines.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
For the 7th time, the vector award jury is anticipating a record number of exciting energy chain applications this year from around the globe; but be quick. Entries for this year’s competition will close on Friday 28th February.
The search for new challenges, the attention to detail and a constant desire for innovation define Packfeeder’s DNA. For its new innovation, the Pickfeeder Twin 200 unscrambler system, linear motion expert HepcoMotion was challenged to achieve a cycle of 200 containers per minute, whilst also ensuring high reliability and low maintenance.
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 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 […]
A Yorkshire-based pyrometallurgical engineering firm has been commissioned by a world leader in managing, recycling and fabricating platinum group metals, to deliver a number of significant upgrades to its manufacturing plant in London.
The UK’s leading provider of lifting and testing solutions is embarking on a £750,000 investment drive that will help it boost sales by 25%. Totalkare, which employs over 50 people at its facility in Halesowen, is looking to build on a record 2019 by implementing a new ERP system and kickstarting a project that will […]
One of Dixon’s newest product developments is our loading arm which can be configured and built to a customer’s specification. Dixon’s loading arms are engineered for long life performance as well as ease of use in the field and can be used to overcome some of the typical issues and complications faced in the transfer […]
The Model 357 range of Non-Browning Zoom Lenses from Resolve Optics has been designed for nuclear systems integrators to improve the performance of their radiation tolerant monitoring systems.
Lincoln & York Ltd is one of the UK’s largest coffee roasting companies producing enough coffee to make 1,500,000 cups worldwide.
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Operators of anaerobic digestion (AD) plants know how important it is to optimise energy use across all stages of the process. That is why many recapture as much heat as possible for reuse elsewhere, including from the hot exhaust gases generated by the combined heat and power (CHP) engines which turn the biogas from the […]
One of the most important design questions is whether the source field is internal or external, and which field is most economical and practical to shield. Internal interference is created by designed-in components located within a circuit, system, enclosure, piece of equipment or room. External interference or the H-field source is created by unwanted nearby […]
Coax valves UK are proud to introduce the new FMX range of compact, high flow, stainless steel externally controlled valves. With a new unique floating seat arrangement giving greater flow than comparable valves:
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, […]
Canned drinks are big business worldwide and the numbers involved are staggering. For example, just one of the better-known soft drink brands claims to sell 1.9 billion cans every day across the globe, and around 2.5 billion are produced annually in the UK alone. In the manufacturing and supply chain, getting the cans to the […]
LASER COMPONENTS Takes the Initiative Together with customers at home and abroad, LASER COMPONENTS has taken a leading role in the industry and made every effort to ensure that the supply of PbX detectors remains secure. These companies have applied for exemption from the RoHS regulations in Brussels.
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 […]
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 […]