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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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Product stories from October 2017 Issue of Industrial Technology
Electrical positioning - easy to select, easy to connect, easy to configure
Warren Harvard, Product Manager for Electric Drives at Festo, discusses the challenges facing machine builders and what can be (Read more)

Accelerating deployment in the Internet of Things
Neil Bosworth of Gemalto outlines the opportunities that today’s new levels of connectivity bring, and helps demystify what (Read more)

Active redundancy modules for preventive function monitoring
The new active redundancy modules in the QUINT product range from Phoenix Contact increase the availability of a system through (Read more)

Actuator is adaptable to a range of applications
SKF says its new CASM100 electromechanical actuator offers exceptional flexibility for a broad range of applications. The (Read more)

Automata slashes the cost of robotics
Automata is launching Eva, an elegant, simple, affordable robot arm built for professionals. Eva costs just £4,990 while (Read more)

Balluff introduces long range RFID reader
RFID systems help users to get a handle on the stream of information in a modern factory. Objects can be automatically identified (Read more)

Can Formula One technology benefit your own processes?
Behind Formula One motorsport is an industry steeped in the ethos of overcoming challenges, finding better solutions and embracing (Read more)

Cutting-edge aerodynamic insights for performance sports
A new joint venture, Sports Aero Solutions (SASL), has launched a range wind tunnels for specific performance sports such as (Read more)

Drag chains feature innovative divider system
To meet the heterogeneous demands of applications in the field of Industry 4.0, Kabelschlepp Metool has developed the new Master (Read more)

Elesa highlights standard machine elements at Advanced Engineering
Much of the extensive Elesa range of standard machine elements are designed around the needs of the UK’s advanced (Read more)

EMS extends Series R planetary gearheads
New from EMS is the extended Faulhaber Series R metal planetary gearheads. The new 26/1R and 32/3R gearheads with 26mm and 32mm (Read more)

Enabling switch for wireless functional safety
Dold has expanded its Safemaster W system for wireless functional safety with the introduction of a wireless enabling switch. It (Read more)

Five reasons to replace PTFE-lined bearings
Robert Dumayne of Igus uncovers the top five reasons for replacing PTFE-lined bearings with engineering plastic options. Many (Read more)

Get ready for Industry 4.0 with the Rexroth IoT Gateway
The IoT Gateway is a system of coordinated hardware and software components which networks new and existing machines (Read more)

Linear motion expert HepcoMotion will be making its debut appearance at the Advanced Engineering Show. With over 42 major product (Read more)

How is IIoT transforming our world?
Igus has published a white paper entitled: ‘How the Industrial Internet of Things has led to the development of (Read more)

Hydraulics will run and run with proper servicing
Over the last 30 years, the performance, sophistication and operational demands of hydraulic equipment have increased (Read more)

Industrial IoT for brownfields
As a comprehensive performance indicator, overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) can play an important role in making manufacturing (Read more)

Linear guides enable automated dispensing
In order to save time and accommodate a wider range of products, more and more pharmacies are turning to computer controlled, (Read more)

Machinery safety in an Industry 4.0 environment
How do we tackle Industry 4.0 concerns from a machinery safety perspective? Paul Taylor of TUV SUD Product Service offers (Read more)

Microstepping drives for step and direction control
Recently announced by Applied Motion Products (AMP) and available from Mclennan, its exclusive European distribution partner, the (Read more)

Motion control for respiratory cup printing
Offering a combination of accuracy, precision and repeatability, LG Motion has designed and manufactured a system for the (Read more)

Omron highlights mobile robots at Advanced Engineering
Omron will be featuring its mobile robots – fully autonomous intelligent vehicles that increase throughput, reduce machine (Read more)

Plugs are designed to seal cross port passageways
Lee Cross Port Plugs are a plugging solution specifically engineered to seal cross port passageways. This configuration is a (Read more)

RARUK Automation highlights robots at Advanced Engineering
As a Universal Robot Preferred Distributor, RARUK Automation provides customers with not only a higher level of technical support (Read more)

Servo drives key for high speed robotic camera dolly
When writer/director Howard McCain outlined an idea he had for an extreme action shot, the studio told him it could only be done (Read more)

Structural bonding – the next generation
Why does a new brochure on Loctite universal structural bonders have an image of a freight train on its front cover? Because it (Read more)

Suspension arm assemblies from ETA
Just introduced by ETA Enclosures UK and offered in three specification variations subject to weight requirements is a new range (Read more)

The age of the PLC platform is now
Can an automation system be more than just the sum of its parts? Barry Weller of Mitsubishi Electric argues that it can and that (Read more)

The heat is on
Heat, either directly applied or generated in service, plays a key role in the life of a bearing, being both beneficial and (Read more)

The importance of the safety of workers
John Uber of Mettler Toledo highlights the importance of designing right the first time, and of communications between the user (Read more)

UK manufacturing industry must wake up to automation
Will Bourn of Gudel UK looks at the UK’s past record of investment in robotics and automation and the positive impact that (Read more)

Using Vee bearings and T-rails
Gerry Smith of Euro-Bearings offers hints and advice on installing linear systems. Vee bearings and T-rails offer the user a (Read more)
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