Rockwell Automation Named a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems for the Second Consecutive Year

 Company improves position on both axes compared to the previous report Rockwell Automation announced its recognition as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) for the second consecutive year. Since the 2018 report, Rockwell Automation improved its position in the Leaders quadrant in both its ability to execute and completeness […]

Micro-Epsilon extends its range of Blue Laser sensors with new higher speed, higher performance series

Precision sensor manufacturer Micro-Epsilon has extended its optoNCDT 1750 range of laser triangulation sensors with a new Blue Laser version for high speed displacement, distance and position measurements. The sensors are equipped with new high performance lenses, laser control and evaluation algorithms to ensure precise measurements on different surfaces and materials.

OnRobot’s One System Solution Wins Gold in LEAP Awards

Unified interface wins top spot in Industrial Automation category for simplifying robotic applications Odense, Denmark, 11 November, 2019 – OnRobot, manufacturer of end-of arm tools (EoAT) for collaborative robots, is pleased to announce its One System Solution has been awarded the gold medal in the Industrial Automation category of the LEAP awards. The software was […]

Creaform Launches HandySCAN AEROPACK for the Aerospace Industry

A complete solution suite to cater to the unique needs of aircraft manufacturers and MRO companies Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany, November 12, 2019 — Creaform, a worldwide leader in portable and automated 3D measurement solutions, announced today the release of HandySCAN AEROPACK, a 3D scanning solution suite that addresses the specific challenges of aircraft quality control, such […]

The freshly frozen challenge

While many individuals are credited with developing the technique of freezing food, in 1924, Clarence Birdseye invented the quick-freezing method that enables food to be frozen in the way that we know and use today. However, regardless of the type of food being frozen, from meat to exotic fruits, the challenge is always to keep […]

Robust and Rugged Switches for the Toughest Requirements from Foremost

Foremost Electronics, the engineering-led Essex based importer and specialist distributor of electromechanical components, stocks a wide range of switching products from Elma Electronic. Elma are the solution provider of choice for many British companies working in the high-end electronics systems solutions industry. Elma switches are designed into audio, aircraft, industrial automation, construction, laboratory and test […]

A philosophy of automation

~ TM Robotics and Evershed help Ricoh automate its manufacturing process ~ In an industrial context, the word automation is often, inaccurately, used to mean only industrial robotics. In fact, it refers to everything from inverter driven conveyor systems to advanced manufacturing software. Here, in its truest sense, it means controlling a process automatically; without […]

Molex Collaborates with logi.cals on Open Architecture IAS4.0 Platform

Scalable industrial automation solution addresses demand for embedded safety and security in machine building, robotics and manufacturing plants LISLE, IL – November 11, 2019 – Molex today announced a collaboration with logi.cals to empower the next generation of solutions for Industry 4.0. Specializing in engineering software for industrial automation, logi.cals streamlines the integration of control […]

NSK continues counterfeiting fight with new app  

In co-operation with the WBA (World Bearing Association), NSK has developed a new app to help combat the ongoing issue of fake bearings. In recent years, the company has been working closely with the WBA, JBIA (Japan Bearing Industry Association) and authorities around the world to enforce law and order on counterfeiters, and eliminate bogus […]

Motor industry gathers in South East Midlands as SMMT launches UK’s biggest auto supplier finder to boost new business

SMMT Regional Forum brings together automotive businesses to assess current challenges and new opportunities for sectoral growth in the area. Speakers including Vauxhall Motors and South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) join 200 industry leaders from vehicle manufacturers and suppliers. New SMMT Automotive Supplier Finder (ASF) launches, a free online platform helping match automotive […]

Nidec ASI presents at ADIPEC the first series of Variable Frequency Drives with a very low-environmental-impact, which can be monitored via app

Abu Dhabi, 11 November 2019 –  Nidec ASI – head of the Nidec Industrial Solutions platform belonging to the Nidec Group – is today presenting its new medium-voltage variable frequency drive at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC), one of the most important events for the oil & gas industry in the […]


Turin, November 10, 2019 As part of its continuous commitment to sustainable powertrain solutions, FPT Industrial presents the N67 Natural Gas engine specifically developed for off-road applications. With this launch, which takes place at Agritechnica, in Hannover, Germany, the Brand leverages its vast experience in Natural Gas (NG) engines to lead the introduction of this […]

Maxon arrives in Ireland

Martin Leahy has joined maxon, the global designers and manufacturers of DC drives, as the primary Sales Engineer based in Ireland. Martin, from County Kildare, worked previously as a Design Engineer in the agricultural and power transmission industries. He has a Mechanical Engineering and Masters (MSc) degree qualifications from the Institute of Technology, Carlow.


Turin, November 10th, 2019 Innovation and sustainability are the key elements of the newest “STEYR Konzept” which fea- tures FPT Industrial motors. At the Agritechnica trade fair in Hannover, Germany, FPT Indus- trial and STEYR, CNH Industrial brands, are presenting a new, jointly-developed hybrid tractor concept. This is the result of a project, which saw […]


Turin, 5 November 2019 At DPE 2019 in Rimini, Italy, FPT Industrial, Energy Rental, Sices and Riello UPS gave the global preview of an innovative zero-emission system for a 300 kVA Diesel- powered mobile generator. The system combines and integrates two high-efficiency UPS modules with two high-performance battery systems, which may be powered by a […]


Rafi Billurcu, Partner, Manufacturing at Infosys Consulting Brexit Manufacturing leaders must prepare accordingly for Brexit, regardless of how uncertain the outcome is. Changes in tax and trade regulations means organisations must take corrective action to make supply chains more future-proof and efficient. While devaluation of GBP will make UK exports more attractive, organisations must carefully consider […]

Industry leader extends UK operations

~ Novotek opens new offices and innovation lab in Leeds ~ Industrial IT and automation systems provider Novotek UK and Ireland has furthered its growth into the UK market with the opening of its innovative new site in Leeds, Yorkshire. The new site provides much-needed expansion space that will accommodate a doubling of Novotek’s team, […]