Vision Engineering achieves ISO 13485:2016

Vision Engineering, a 63 year old British leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality visual measurement and inspection technologies, has attained ISO 13485:2016 and EN ISO 13485:2016 accreditation from the British Standards Institution (BSI) and is now a BSI accredited contract manufacturer of mechanical, electronic, electrical, and optical medical assemblies and components.


Running StocExpo, an industry-leading event, gives us direct access to a huge number of our community’s best and brightest. It occurred to us that we could use this position to conduct research and generate hard data on the biggest challenges, trends and opportunities facing the industry today. We can now present you with insightful future trends and analysis that can benefit […]

Harmonic mitigation for inverters

~ WEG provides technology recommendations for VSD harmonics ~ Variable speed drives (VSDs) — sometimes called inverters — are notorious for creating harmonics in electric systems. To help minimise harmful harmonics, global inverter manufacturer, WEG has released a downloadable guide on Solutions for Harmonic Mitigation in Inverter Applications. This can be downloaded from

Three old men doing what old men do!

Covid has posed many challenges on both personal and business levels, so after Andrew Monkhouse of Complete Engineering Services (Carlisle) spent 10 days in Cumberland Infirmary recovering from the disease back in January, he, along with co-managing director Alan Walker and long standing motorcycling friend Denzil Addison decided it was time to put a long-held […]

Dellner Bubenzer Relaunches at AIST @dellnerbubenzer

Dellner Brakes, owner of Pintsch Bubenzer, relaunched as Dellner Bubenzer at the Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) Conference and Exposition which took place last month in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. A new website has also gone live at Dellner Brakes JHS, Dellner Brakes, Dellner Industrial, Pintsch Bubenzer and Rima are operating as one […]

Precise control for critical testing

~ Load bank manufacturer launches power control chopper ~ In response to growing demand for more precise power dissipation, load bank manufacturer Power Prove has launched a dedicated IGBT-based electronic power control chopper, for continuous regulation of its load bank product offering. The power control chopper can be easily integrated into load banks to achieve […]

Pressure, vacuum and differential pressure switches: Value Engineered Products’ aerospace quality pressure switches available from Variohm EuroSensor

Value Engineered Products (VEP) is a leading designer and manufacturer of aerospace class pressure, vacuum and differential pressure switches for air and compatible fluids. Part of the USA-based World Magnetics family – represented exclusively in the UK and Europe by Variohm EuroSensor – VEP’s products are characterised by their exceptional precision, durability, reliability and long […]

CKF central to the robot palletising success for a leading global snacks company

CKF have recently designed, installed and commissioned a new £4million central robotic palletising system for an international snacks manufacturer within their UK facility dramatically increasing productivity, streamlining their operations and reducing manual handling. The new system incorporating six ABB robots is the latest installation to be successfully completed by CKF on this site.

Tips for choosing a 3D vision system

~ The future of vision systems in manufacturing ~ With four times as many as colour receptors as humans, the Mantis shrimp has the most impressive eyes in nature.  Manufacturers have long relied on human vision for complex picking and assembly processes, but 3D vision systems are beginning to replicate the capability of human vision […]

Contrinex’s SMART👨‍💻 Sensors Keep Shafts⚙️ Turning with Low-cost Bearing Condition Monitoring🔍 –

Contrinex Smart Sensors offer a low-cost single sensor solution for condition-based monitoring of critical rotating machinery. They are able to monitor multiple parameters in real-time, including unexpected levels of vibration, increased bearing temperature or irregular radial deflections of a shaft. These highly versatile sensors provide a flexible, cost-effective solution that maximises data availability without adding […]

Kona high reliability power connectors from Harwin now available through Powell Electronics

60A of continuous current per contact on a 8.5mm pitch July 2021: Powell Electronics, the supplier of connectors and more for high-rel applications including defence, aerospace and industrial, is now stocking the new Kona high-reliability power connectors from Harwin. Highly durable and capable of delivering 60 A of continuous current per contact, Kona connectors support […]

RAM3D partners with Renishaw to establish its high-quality volume manufacturing capabilities

A spin out from a national research organisation, RAM3D set out to provide a state-of-the-art metal 3D printing service, spanning design, prototyping and ultimately full-scale production.  Founded on the core values of collaboration, continuous learning and constant improvement, the company was quick to identify the functional attributes it really needed in its machinery. To establish […]