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Advanced Engineering 2020

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

04/11/2020 - 05/11/2020

The UK's largest annual advanced manufacturing trade show, Advanced Engineering is your opportunity to (more)

Drives & Controls Exhibition

NEC, Birmingham(B40 1NT)

25/01/2021 - 27/01/2021

The show brings together key suppliers of state-of-the-art equipment representing the multi-tasking culture (more)

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Selecting enclosures for outdoor installations
The choice of enclosure should never be an afterthought, left to the end of the project or under-budgeted, especially in outdoor installations. Here Chris Lloyd, Managing Director of enclosure manufacturer Spelsberg UK explains why a suitable enclosure is important and outlines a strategic approach (more...)
Small but mighty
Do space limitations prevent the small from delivering mighty power? Dave Walsha, commercial development office at ems, shares his insights in powerful miniature motors. Increasingly stringent efficiency regulations and progressively smaller electronic devices have driven the need for smaller (more...)
Three-axis handling with tray recirculation system
MK has designed a fully automated system for a customer who required a palletiser with a connected tray recirculation system. This custom solution uses cost-effective standard components and adapted special functions which allows pallet trucks to be used to feed Euro pallets into the system. The (more...)
Vertical mounting helps save space
B&R’s intelligent track system SuperTrak is now available in a vertical-mount variant. This helps to optimise the output per square meter of floor space. If products are only transported on the upper side of the SuperTrak, the weight is not supported magnetically. Instead the load is (more...)
How can manufacturers future proof against the pandemic?
The manufacturing industry, like all sectors, was hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, from supply chains to the factory floor. Tim Parkinson, Airedale Springs’ chairman, believes that something has to change now, so that manufacturers can prevent a similar situation from happening again. He (more...)
Increased safety for control pendants and assembly areas
To use tools and control pendants flexibly in production, they require appropriately long cables and hoses. However, these are often strewn across the floor unprotected and can create a trip hazard. Cable reels with slip rings offer a solution for power transmission but are often only available as a (more...)
Investing in skills and technologies proves key
As UK businesses look at how they can survive the current crisis, there are lessons to be learned from some of Britain’s oldest companies. Recently celebrating its 100th anniversary, Kingston Engineering, for example, established itself in the devastating aftermath of the First World War, (more...)
Layoffs and social distancing measures may drive automation
Whether driven by the reduction of in-shop personnel due to layoffs or to maintain social distancing guidelines into the future, many machine shops will likely be re-evaluating ways to eliminate labour-intensive manual operations if they can be automated instead. At the top of this list are (more...)
Shaping the future
The Factory of the Future will herald important changes in the way we work. Manufacturers large and small are likely to need more people with technological expertise, and fewer with basic shop-floor knowledge. Rexroth President, Rolf Najork, considers the implications. The Factory of the Future is (more...)
Smarter factories need smarter equipment
Machine and Equipment Builders seek new ways to offer more value to customers whilst creating new revenue streams for themselves. Enter, edge computing, as Stratus Technologies’ Greg Hookings explains. Business models and company methods vary widely between OEMs and the industries they (more...)
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