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PPMA Show 2021

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

28/09/2021 - 30/09/2021

PPMA Show 2021 will be the UK’s largest ever event dedicated to state-of-the-art processing and (more)

Southern Manufacturing

Farnborough, Hants(GU14 6TQ)

06/10/2021 - 07/10/2021

Southern Manufacturing and Electronics is the most comprehensive annual industrial exhibition in the (more)

Advanced Engineering 2021

NEC Birmingham(B40 1NT)

03/11/2021 - 04/11/2021

Join us in our 12th and most important edition to date, as we invite engineers and management from all (more)

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Robot range is quickly extended with the new 7th axis from Igus
A ready-to-fit 7th axis has been designed and manufactured by Igus to enable Universal Robots (UR) and robolink robots to travel several metres. Igus has developed this robotic solution to include a maintenance-free, drylin ZLW toothed belt axis, corresponding adapter plate and a switch cabinet, (more...)
ABB Food Safe motors withstand over 1,100 washdown cycles
Maintaining product safety in food and beverage plants requires strict hygiene standards. Frequent washdowns are required to avoid contamination. The challenge is that electric motors used in these facilities can be damaged by aggressive cleaning. ABB Food safe motors to address the washdown (more...)
Air cooling versus liquid cooling for industrial enclosures
Almost without exception, industrial environments are hostile spaces for electrical equipment; their components don’t react well to high levels of moisture, dust, and heat in the atmosphere. This sensitivity, in turn, affects plant efficiency and will ultimately lower output and profitability. (more...)
How can digitalisation, sustainability, customisation and regionalisation will help build the supply chain of tomorrow? Schneider Electric’s Mark Yeeles explains. Supply chains are in the spotlight and following Covid-19, there has been greater speculation on how they will adapt in the (more...)
Carpanelli motors direct from the manufacturer with cost savings
Carpanelli is describing the ending of its distribution agreement with Lenze as an opportunity for users to get original products straight from the manufacturer with what should be substantial cost savings. Some of the products previously supplied to Lenze would have been in some way special, built (more...)
Connected safety for improved productivity
What is a Safe Network and what benefits does it offer for system designers and users? Dr Martin Kidman, Safety Specialist at Sick UK, provides a useful, step-by-step ‘walk through’ of the principles of Safe Networks, how safe information can be transmitted over them, and the advantages (more...)
Considerations for a linear guidance system
The fundamental element of any production cell is how to guide and transfer a component around the system. There are many options, each offering different advantages. When choosing which guidance system to specify, there are a few key aspects that should be taken into consideration. This article (more...)
Construction site robot ready for outer space
In the building of Chiron, a new breed of construction robot, eight mechanical engineering, two electrical engineering and three systems engineering students have put their theoretical knowledge into practice. profiles from item provide key to the project. Chiron is a construction robot capable of (more...)
Dispensing tips in wearable device manufacture
Peter Swanson, managing director of adhesive specialist Intertronics discusses best practice for dispensing processes in wearable device manufacturing. Consumer wearables, including smart watches and augmented reality glasses, have captured the imagination of many. One important market for (more...)
Distributor becomes manufacturer of social distancing solution
Turck Banner’s systems division has a reputation for bringing together a diverse array of products to form cohesive systems solving the requirements of major industrial companies. However it had not manufactured its own product in the UK until July of this year. Early in the Covid-19 (more...)
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