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Industry 4.0 Summitt

Manchester Central (M2 3GX)

28/02/2018 - 01/03/2018

Industry 4.0, the 4th industrial revolution, smart manufacturing, digital factories…these are (more)

Drives & Controls 2018

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

10/04/2018 - 12/04/2018

Drives & Controls exhibition is recognised as the UK’s leading show for Automation, Power (more)

UKIVA Machine Vision Conference

Arena MK(MK1 1ST)


Following a successful launch in 2017, UKIVA Machine Vision Conference returns to Arena MK, Milton Keynes, (more)

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Chain reduces downtime for insulation manufacturer
Maximising productivity and reducing costs means ensuring that equipment is correctly specified for the task and properly maintained while in service. For one manufacturer of glass fibre insulation, a conveyor system that passed through an oven was suffering from premature chain wear which was (more...)
Inverted tooth chain from UK manufacturer
Building on the success of its inverted tooth conveyor chains, Pennine has now launched a new range of inverted tooth power transmission chains. Pennine’s new PP and PPV chains use components manufactured in the company’s assembly facility in Yorkshire and its own Press shop in the West (more...)
Maintenance-free stainless steel chains for food processing tasks
Iwis has introduced b.dry maintenance-free stainless-steel chains. The corrosion-free chains run completely dry, are extremely wear-resistant and withstand high dynamic loads. They are also maintenance-free and don not need any form of lubrication. These characteristics make them predestined for use (more...)
Open ended belting for accurate motion control
TransDev is highlighting the versatility of Breco polyurethane linear drive belts for accurate, motion control and power delivery. Open ended polyurethane timing belts are used extensively for linear drives, often replacing more expensive mechanical alternatives. They offer a host of options for (more...)
Push-pull chains give motor maker a lift
Maypole Engineering’s previous successful experiences of using push-pull chain actuation devices supplied by RA Rodriguez led the company to specify the use of Grob LinearChain technology on bespoke automated handling systems required by a leading hydraulic motor manufacturer based in the UK. (more...)
Chain ‘raises the standard’ for London’s Woolwich ferry
The Woolwich ferry provides one of the few available crossings of the River Thames in east of London, linking the north and south circular roads across the river. The ferry service bridges at Woolwich Crossing were recently overhauled and chain specialist Iwis Drive Systems from Tipton, UK, provided (more...)
Tight control helps to lengthen belt life
Paying more attention to the drive belt – whether in design, selection or maintenance – will help to boost system efficiency, reduce downtime and increase belt life, explains Phil Burge of SKF. Drive belts are just one example of a vital automation component that is too easily ignored. (more...)
Same day despatch of transmission chain
Renold Chain has launched a same-day dispatch service for its wide range of standard transmission chain. It includes Synergy, Renold Brand, A&S and SD chain from 0.375in to 1.5in pitch sizes and for simplex, duplex and triplex strands. As soon as an order is received the customer's required (more...)
Chain service centre provides fast response
Renold Chain says its dedicated UK service centre is able to offer a fast turnaround for all types of attachment, transmission and conveyor chain for a wide range of industry sectors to exact customer requirements. The service centre provides a guaranteed 72 hour attachment chain service for BS (more...)
Constant development keeps chain at forefront of technology
Chain is one of the unsung heroes of the engineering world. Although a long established technology, it continues to develop and improve, so remains one of the most efficient methods of power transmission available today. Greg Sharp, engineering manager at Tsubaki Chain in Nottingham, looks at some (more...)
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