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 […]

Innovative Horizontal and Vertical Monorail System

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 aims to double in size with customer-centric reorganisation

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 makes manufacturing more sustainable by recycling and remanufacturing thousands of old robots

  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

Ziath Launch 2D-Barcoded NMR Tube Scanner

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 […]

Robots lift pastry sales

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 […]

Rittal’s RiAssure Service – Expert FREE Checks & Advice to Prevent System Failures @rittal_ltd

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 […]

Project Management with DMS Metering.

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 […]

Proud2bSafe invests £50,000 in new virtual approach for manufacturers looking to boost health and safety

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 […]

Motion control resources for Python™ programmers: AMP release application note with code for interfacing intelligent drives in Python™ automation projects

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 […]

High accuracy position feedback for fluid power cylinders: Positek launch new in-cylinder mounted position sensor with integrated electronics

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) […]

3 Pillars of Edge Computing

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

Variohm EuroSensor launch new range of glass and epoxy coated NTC bead thermistors

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 […]

First semi-virtual accreditation of chemical engineering degrees awarded to Heriot-Watt

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 […]

Newton and Quick Release support Penlon to manufacture 11,683 ventilators in 12 weeks – in response to COVID-19

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 […]

New Testing Center for Pintsch Bubenzer Brakes

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 […]

PPMA Show 2020 Postponed

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 […]