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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)

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16/05/2018

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

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Product stories from November 2016 Issue of Industrial Technology
Internet of Things-enabled technologies to change the face of maintenance engineering
Maintec 2017, taking place at Birmingham’s NEC March 21-23, will be underpinned by a wide-ranging educational programme, and (Read more)
Weston Business Exhibitions Ltd
 

Large-scale production requires highly scalable assembly processes and detailed quality inspection. Fully automated robotics (Read more)
 

Aluminium profiles help create footballing heaven
When Star Events looked to create the structure for the one-of-a-kind Hyundai FanDome, home to the innovative Football Heaven (Read more)
 

Assemble junction boxes in seconds
Hylec-APL has announced its new Debox 2 SL in-line cable junction box which can be assembled in a few seconds, against several (Read more)
 

Bespoke test rig installation completed
Hydrotechnik UK has provided two bespoke test rigs complete with a customised testing area for a railway components repair (Read more)
 

Comfort zone for hot converters
Over the last few years, Rittal’s LCP Rack Industry system has proved highly effective in its ability to cool power (Read more)
 

Connect with success
Design engineers often see terminals as a necessary evil. They need them but, unlike many of the complex components that make up (Read more)
 

Controller for logic and motion needs no cooling
Suiting decentralised control cabinets, Lenze has upgraded its 3200C controller platform. The performance of the new DIN rail (Read more)
 

Counterbalance hinge offers advantages over gas springs for lifting heavy objects
Southco has launched a counterbalance hinge system designed for use in applications which involve repeated heavy lifting. The (Read more)
Southco
 

Punk Couplings’s Gim-Ball coupling has won the ‘Best New Product (Mechanical) of the Year – Highly Commended (Read more)
 

Creamery can generate power from cheese waste
A new anaerobic digestion plant built by Lake District Biogas at First Milk’s Aspatria creamery site in Cumbria has been (Read more)
 

EAO introduces IP69K rated stop switches
EAO Corporation has announced the sturdy Series 45 stop switches. Used primarily as on/off switches for safe switching in (Read more)
 

Electric cylinders offer high power and speed
Demands are increasing on manufacturing to improve performance and productivity and to minimise downtime and product rejections. (Read more)
 

TÜV SÜD Product Service has launched an electromagnetic fields (EMF) machinery safety service, which will help both (Read more)
 

Eliminating thermal runaway within electrical enclosures
As engineers look to downsize panels and enclosures, the need for proper heat dissipation has become crucial to keep controls (Read more)
ITW Vortec
 

Extended spring ranges make it easier to optimise designs
Standard catalogue company Lee Spring have recently announced three new variants of its torsion spring range with new free angle (Read more)
 

Extreme gear with largest hollow shaft
Harmonic Drive UK has launched IridiumLine, a new series of lightweight gears featuring an extremely large hollow shaft with a (Read more)
 

Fast data acquisition for robots
Cameras and scanners are steadily replacing sensors in many fields of factory automation. Whereas a variety of proximity sensors (Read more)
Multi-Contact (UK)
 

Gearbox ready service reduces downtime
A gearbox ready service has been launched by Renold Gears to provide manufacturers with a rapid replacement unit in the event of a (Read more)
Renold Gears Ltd
 

Give breakers a break
The experts at Murrelektronik offer advice on how to better protect your 24V DC control circuits. Do any of these 24V DC control (Read more)
 

Handheld HMIs from B&R offer flexible performance
B&R has added three new mobile units to its HMI portfolio. The Mobile Panel 7100 series of handheld HMI units offers an (Read more)
 

Height adjustable packaging machine is highly compact
When Steffes Prüf- und Messtechnik looked to develop an innovative new packaging system, a key consideration was restricted (Read more)
 

Igus extends robolink with direct drive arms
Igus has increased the capability of its robolink, the low-cost and easy-to-assemble modular robotics system with the introduction (Read more)
 

Igus gives HudRail a helping hand in its railway challenge
A team of undergraduate mechanical and electrical engineers from the University of Huddersfield competed in the Institution of (Read more)
 

Integrated temperature compensation
With today’s needs for higher tolerances in many manufactured items one of the biggest areas of error in mass production of (Read more)
 

When Sri Lanka’s MAS Fabric Park wanted to reduce the current energy consumption at its waste water treatment plant, it (Read more)
 

Laser and radar solve long distance challenges
Long distance sensing in demanding applications – including outdoors – brings a whole host of challenges in accuracy, (Read more)
 

Less of a grind
Coffee is big business. It’s the most popular drink worldwide with around two billion cups consumed every day, while in the (Read more)
 

Low cost LED panel indicators offer lower power consumption
CamdenBoss has announced the launch of a new range of LED panel indicators offering lower power consumption compared with (Read more)
Camden Boss Ltd
 

Motors key in design of modern medical ventilator
There are many experiences in life we would happily do without. An operation under general anaesthetic, with artificial (Read more)
EMS
 

New DIN rail enclosures with integral terminal block
OKW has extended its Railtec C DIN rail enclosures range with a new CV version that features four integrated terminal blocks. New (Read more)
 

OEM Automatic introduces Baco USB panel mount connectors
The new Baco USB panel mount connector from OEM Automatic offers a neat solution for any application requring USB connectivity on (Read more)
 

Oil and gas industry test cell goes mobile
Boldman has developed and manufactured a mobile ballistic test cell which will help to increase efficiency and reduce costs in oil (Read more)
 

Power and precision
Where other linear motion technologies don’t fit the bill, roller screws can provide the answer, says Phil Nicholas of SKF. (Read more)
 

Robust rotary encoders for arduous applications
A pair of new, sealed, incremental rotary encoders of sturdy construction with reinforced bearings capable of withstanding high (Read more)
 

Simple solutions for ‘lean’ manufacturing operations
Lean manufacturing and management techniques may well involve capital projects which can mount up to a considerable overall cost. (Read more)
 

Spring disentangling under cleanroom conditions
Respimat is a soft mist inhaler, manufactured by the pharmaceutical giant Boehringer Ingelheim and used to treat patients with (Read more)
 

Tissue maker’s inverter upgrade
A leading manufacturer of tissue and paper-based con-sumer pro-ducts has upgraded to Control Techniques Unidrive M variable speed (Read more)
 

Top 10 rundown on level sensing technologies
Greg Wainhouse of Burkert offers an explanation on the various level sensing technologies available on the market today. Level (Read more)
 

Torque sensor has built-in magnetostrictive speed sensor
The new Type 4503B dual range torque sensor from Kistler Instruments has a wide measurement range of 0.2 to 5,000Nm, high (Read more)
 

Ultraviolet considerations when specifying enclosures
Specifying electrical enclosures for use in outdoor installations requires consideration of the possible effects of ultraviolet (Read more)
 

Use of composites opens up machine design possibilities
Advances in lightweight composite materials are not new, but their application in machine building projects deserves more serious (Read more)
 

Wave spring substitution, compression and performance
The experts at TFC guide us through some of the commonly asked questions about wave springs and their performance. Wave springs (Read more)
TFC
 

WDS extends range of handwheels
WDS has expanded its range of handwheels with a new aluminium three-spoke offering suitable for a broad spread of machinery (Read more)
 

stepSERVO range expands further
The stepSERVO range of integrated motors from Applied Motion Products (AMP) is now available in a new NEMA 34 frame-size option (Read more)
 
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