In the field of industrial ultrasonic testing, ultrasonic thickness measurement is a method of carrying out Non Destructive Testing (NDT) of the thickness of a solid element (normally metal – although many other solid engineering materials – such as HDPE – can be measured). The technique used is based on the time taken by the ultrasound wave […]
No one would argue that couplings play a crucial role in the drive train, connecting the prime mover to the driven equipment to deliver reliable and efficient operation. Drive couplings generally go un-noticed, often operating in adverse and demanding environments, absorbing the dynamic effects of the mechanical stresses unique to their application. It is only […]
Ceramic bearing specialist, SMB Bearings has partnered with ocean rowers, Gus Barton and Duncan Roy as they attempt to break the world record for the fastest unsupported row around Great Britain. SMB Bearings will be sponsoring the rowing duo by providing two sets of full ceramic bearings for their adjustable rowing boat seats.
Neil Wyke, managing director of Georg UK, discusses the impact of changes he’s seen in machine design over a 40 year career. Since entering the drawing office as an 18 year old, there have been so many changes in the world of machine design and engineering, some for the better and regrettably some not so. […]
Since the COVID-19 pandemic started to take hold around the world, there has been a serious shortfall in the availability of face masks. However, in March, Korean based HJ PNC (www.maskmachine.kr) started manufacture of fully automated mask production machines to tackle this issue head on.
The latest V-Grip range of foam-faced grippers from vacuum experts Simmatic provides a convenient and effective solution to the problem of reliably picking up irregularly shaped and porous objects. V-Grip grippers need only a compressed air supply to operate and can confidently be used to pick up even the most delicate of objects with minimal […]
Quirepace are the UK agents for the innovative products from Telelift Logistic GmbH. The long-established Unicar product, which has been developed over the last 30+ years, has more recently been supplemented by the heavier duty Multicar system which, with its higher payload, is opening up new industrial markets. Unicar and Multicar are network monorail track […]
Hoffmann Group UK, Europe’s leading system partner for quality tools, workstations and personal protective equipment (PPE), has transformed its national strategy in order to better serve its customers. To provide its customer base with a more bespoke, effective service, the business is bolstering the number of experts available to advise and consult with clients. Specifically, the business […]
ABB remanufactures robots, controllers and manipulators, refurbishing them to give them a second life Remanufactured robots help customers unlock new functionalities and advanced services while reducing maintenance costs and maximizing return on investment Sourcing unused and discontinued robots for remanufacturing ensures older robots avoid being scrapped when their lifetime could be extended
Schwaig, July 7, 2020 – Sumitomo (SHI) Demag’s Management Board and Works Council mutually agreed to refrain from actively participating in Fakuma – in case the exhibition will be executed this year at all.
The Express Scanner from Ziath is an elegant and rapid solution for ensuring the traceability of samples in 2D-barcoded Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) tubes. This new product delivers an industry-leading fast scan and decode time for a full rack of 2D-barcoded NMR sample tubes in under 3 seconds. Traditionally 2D-barcoded NMR tubes are difficult to […]
Innovative solutions for the fully automatic handling of pallets: With a new stacker crane for dynamic storage and a transfer car, which enable the fast and safe storage and retrieval of up to 100 pallets per hour, Interroll is expanding its Modular Pallet Conveyor Platform (MPP), a flexible modular system for driven pallet conveying. The […]
Sfoglia Torino is an Italian manufacturer of pastries that is well-known for the quality of its products, and its vol-au-vent cases are especially popular, with millions being made at its plant. When the company identified a need to speed up production on the line making its vol-au-vent cases, it began discussions with system integrators and […]
By Karl Lycett – Rittal UK’s Product Manager for Climate Control Maintaining your electrical equipment is vital to ensure it works at maximum output and, just as importantly, it provides years of uninterrupted service. While this is clearly an everyday requirement, it’s particularly necessary during the hottest days of the year; our summers may not […]
DMS Metering Solutions have 20 years of experience in the metering and monitoring industry, being one of the fastest growing, independent metering companies in the UK. We have close business relationships with our suppliers, being the UK channel partner for Honeywell, the UKs exclusive supplier of both Sontex and of PoWogaz, as well as having […]
One of the UK’s leading motivational speaking companies has invested over £50,000 into launching a new virtual offer for manufacturers keen to improve their safety, health and wellbeing cultures. Lincoln-based Proud2bSafe (P2BS), which is run by father and daughter team Jason Anker MBE and Abbi Taylor, has reacted to the impact of Covid-19 by taking […]
Based on its successful Modular Conveyor Platform (MCP), Interroll is now introducing a modular platform for driven pallet conveyance onto the market. The Modular Pallet Conveyor Platform (MPP) system makes use of a number of components, including technical products that have been tried and tested hundreds of thousands of times by users. The new conveyor […]
Applied Motion Products Inc. (AMP), the USA based motion control innovator, has released a new application note for programmers using Python™, the popular computer programming language. Available from Mclennan, AMP’s European distribution partner, the application note includes sample Python scripts and resource information for establishing RS-232/RS-485 or Ethernet communications, along with streaming commands and handling […]
Manchester, 7 July 2020 – A mechanical engineering specialist has been rewarded with £357,000 of government tax incentives after revolutionising the way aircraft engines are cleaned, R&D tax specialist Catax can reveal. Surface Finishing Engineering (SFE) in Wolverhampton is a world leader in providing turnkey solutions for surface treatment lines where special chemical processes are […]
Fulfilling the increased demand for accurate and robust position feedback in hydraulic and pneumatic instrumentation systems, Positek – the leading UK displacement transducer manufacturer – has launched a new line of competitively priced linear position sensors for in-cylinder mounting with fully integrated electronics. Positek’s new P116 series combine its patented LIPS® (Linear Inductive Position Sensor) […]
Edge computing is one of 2020’s most common buzzwords, so let’s look inside to understand what Advantech offers for edge computing solutions, and how these are designed to fulfill three important pillars: Open standards Modularity Value beyond just hardware
Expanding its wide range of temperature sensing components and devices, measurement specialist Variohm EuroSensor has launched a new range high sensitivity NTC thermistors in a choice of hermetically sealed glass or epoxy encapsulation. Manufactured from European sourced components, the high quality and competitively priced ENTC series is aimed at tight tolerance instrumentation tasks requiring outstanding […]
Heriot-Watt University has had its chemical engineering degree programmes at its campuses in Dubai and Malaysia accredited by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE). The semi-virtual accreditation of the Malaysia campus was a first for IChemE, which successfully adapted its processes due to the coronavirus pandemic. The degree programme accreditation in Dubai is also […]
In the coming weeks, NASA will send its fifth rover to Mars. Its main mission is to collect soil samples that will be analyzed on Earth later. The rover will also carry a helicopter that will perform the first flights on the Red Planet. maxon’s precision DC and BLDC motors will be used for numerous […]
The difficulty of checking the presence, location and legibility of print, barcodes and specific artwork on packaging can not be underestimated and the launch of 4Sight last year addressed some of these issues. Working with SICK, we have been able to show how customers can avoid expensive reworks, packaging waste and, worse case scenario, retailer […]
Consultancies share how they’ve been working as part of the Ventilator Challenge UK Consortium as the Penlon group marks 11,683 production milestone “This is the manufacturing challenge of a lifetime…” – Newton Founding Director 6 July 2020: Operational consultancy Newton Europe and product data management (PDM) specialists Quick Release – members of the Ventilator Challenge […]
DEVELOPMENT OF FLEXIBLE HANDLING TECHNOLOGY FOR FLEXIBLE COMPONENTS 6th July 2020 The impact of rising wages and salaries has been the catalyst for some production within the tyre, footwear, toy and textile industries to migrate to low-wage economies. However, an EU project launched last October is now trying to address this issue. The aim of […]
4Automation – a new fully integrated single source solution launching on 03.08.20. Established to bring a fresh and modern approach to turnkey conveyor and automated materials handling solutions. 4Automation is a new initiative set to enter the buoyant warehouse automation market in early August. The enterprise, established by a consortium of automation specialists, aims to […]
THE TYPE B EARTH LEAKAGE RELAY IS AN ESSENTIAL PART FOR EARTH FAULT PROTECTION EQUIPMENT ON AN INSTALLATION WHERE SEVERAL SWITCH MODE POWER SUPPLIES ARE FED FROM THE AC SUPPLY. The nature of a switch mode power supply is such that it may lead to high frequency, Harmonic interference and DC leakage currents elements on […]
London, July 2020 – Premium home technology firm SharkNinja is today announcing its partnership with WISE, a body which campaigns for gender balance in science, technology and engineering, from classroom to boardroom.
Brake products supplied by Pintsch Bubenzer USA will be tested by two new dynamometer test stands at the manufacturer’s research and development center in Betzdorf, Germany. Pintsch Bubenzer makes high performance disc and drum brakes for cranes and other severe duty applications, as well as complementary products, such as emergency and storm brakes. One test […]
Further to our detailed conversations with the National Exhibition Centre (NEC), and in the interests of health and safety for all concerned, the PPMA has taken the decision to postpone this year’s PPMA Show until 2021 (28-30 September). This decision has not been taken lightly. We considered the implications for visitors and exhibitors in respect […]
Since 2014, Emitech has had its own international certification service called Emitech Certification. It has now been recognized as an NCB (National Certification Body). As an ISO 17065-accredited product certification body, Emitech Certification has initially become a Notified Body for CE marking. As such, it issues certificates of conformity under the RED 2014/53/EU directive for […]