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Contrinex celebrates its 50th anniversary
20/05/22
Fifty years ago this week, Contrinex was founded by Peter Heimlicher in Switzerland. What began as a one-man operation, is now a technology-leading, innovative global company, serving over 60 countries and employing more than 500 people worldwide, and is led by Peter’s daughter, CEO Annette Heimlicher.
Optimising fluid connections to improve costs and efficiency
20/05/22
The latest technical paper from Bürkert offers process engineers and designers working in the food and beverage sector a valuable insight into ways in which fluid control modules can be optimised to save space and time during installation.
A full programme to inspire, inform and entertain
20/05/22
Manufacturing and Engineering Week (Birmingham NEC, 8-9 June) will be a celebration of British engineering, a two-day festival of innovation that will showcase the very best that UK industry has to offer, while also providing knowledge, inspiration and a touch of entertainment.
Maxon’s Drive Technology Insight day is a great success
20/05/22
11th May 2022 saw Maxon’s first Drive Technology Insight day bring together the engineering community in the UK and Ireland.
Bringing Loctite 3D printing solutions to more regions
20/05/22
Henkel and iMakr have joined forces to expand their distribution network to include the US and the Nordic region, including Finland, Norway, Sweden and Denmark. And Loctite 3D printing resins have been available from iMakr for the UK and Ireland since last year.
Nord Drivesystems exhibits at ‘all about automation’ 2022
19/05/22
On 29 and 30 June 2022, Nord Drivesystems will present the DuoDrive geared motor, the energy-efficient IE5+ synchronous motor, the new decentralised NORDAC ON frequency inverter and the NORDAC PRO SK 500P control cabinet inverter, at ‘all about automation’.
Specially designed part delivers instant design advantages
19/05/22
When a driveline components manufacturer in the automotive industry sought a solution to replace a welded assembly in one of their processes, Ramco Europe came up with an innovative solution.
TÜV Süd certifies Pilz product development as safe and secure
19/05/22
TÜV Süd has certified the development processes of Pilz in accordance with the international security standard IEC 62443-4-1. This addition to the existing functional safety management certification promises Pilz customers double security from now on.
Schaeffler honours suppliers for exceptional performance
19/05/22
At the latest Schaeffler Supplier Day, the subject of sustainable supply chains occupied centre stage. The company honoured suppliers who are playing their role in driving towards net-zero emissions.
Enclosures provide safety and ease of use for laser interlocks
19/05/22
Laser Support Services, which designs interlock systems, works with Spelsberg UK as its enclosure partner, based on the quality and flexibility of the housings.
Autonomous cleaning robot runs even cleaner with drylin linear bearings
18/05/22
Lubrication-free linear guides, shafts, plain and fixed flange bearings from Igus all play a crucial role in the smooth operation of the mechanics in the K900 cleaning robot from Kemaro.
Understanding the thermal behaviour of DC motors
18/05/22
Maxon has produced two new videos in its series digging into the detail of its DC motor datasheets. The new videos focus on the thermodynamic properties of DC motors, including thermal operating ranges, limitations and criticality.
Camozzi launches new UK short form catalogue
18/05/22
Camozzi Automation has launched its new UK short form catalogue, available both online and in hard copy format.
NSK roller guides increase uptime of blow moulding machines
17/05/22
A manufacturer of PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles frequently had to replace the linear guides on its blow moulding machines. However, after switching to NSK’s RA series roller guides, there have been no failures for over a year, producing annual cost savings in maintenance, spare parts and downtime of €60,000.
Design your future at Design Engineering Expo 2022
17/05/22
With innovation at its core, Design Engineering Expo 2022 is the perfect place for forward thinking design engineering professionals to gain insight into new technologies, learn how to improve efficiencies and gain inspiration for ideas they can implement into their workplace, to put them ahead of their competitors and form part of their future strategy.
Tray handling system gently handles medical-use glass cartridges
17/05/22
Gerresheimer Medical Systems Division produces over one billion high quality, medical grade, glass cartridges every year and central to its new post-production inspection and packaging system is the IEF Werner varioSTACK CF (Clean Factory) tray palletiser.
Conveyor module makes chicken processing more hygienic
16/05/22
Particularly strict hygiene requirements apply when handling and processing open foodstuffs in order to minimize the risk of contamination. Interroll is now helping companies that handle chicken meat to meet this challenge with its new Ultra Hygienic Transfer (UHT).
WDS reinforces stock availability with production machine upgrade
16/05/22
WDS Components has strengthened its stock availability of standard parts and components by upgrading its on-site production machinery.
Festo pneumatic robot heralds new era of human-robot collaboration
16/05/22
What if there was a robot that was easy to operate, did not require a safety fence and was also attractively priced? That would introduce a whole new era in human-robot collaboration. Festo says this new era is now dawning – with the world’s first pneumatic robot.
Bostik present details of new 2K cyanoacrylate prototype
16/05/22
Bostik’s Born2Bond R&D team has released details of a new cyanoacrylate-based adhesive prototype at the ‘in-adhesives’ event, proving how products are being developed for a near-future that will see instant adhesives used for long-term critical applications.

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