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Rockwell opens registration to 31st annual Automation Fair
19/08/22
Rockwell Automation has announced that registration is now open for Automation Fair 2022, hosted by Rockwell and members of its global PartnerNetwork program.
Robust inductives stop high-speed spindles ‘getting in a spin’
19/08/22
To maximise their efficiency and productivity, high-speed machining centres often include automated tool changers. When a drive-motor manufacturer needed a reliable and robust sensor to detect the position of a machine’s main spindle before initiating the tool-change sequence, it turned to Contrinex.
PI increases production space at HQ by 11,000 sq ft
19/08/22
Rising global demand for semiconductor chips requires investments in equipment that is needed for chip production. To meet these needs, ultra-precision motion control, nanopositioning, and precision automation equipment Physik Instrumente (PI) has increased its production space.
Farnell, NXP and Doulos present new Industry 4.0 webinar
18/08/22
Farnell has announced the launch a new global webinar covering ‘Automation and Edge AI for Industry 4.0’ in partnership with the Element14 Community, NXP and Doulos on Wednesday 24 August.
Needle valves receive ISO 15848-1 Class C low emissions certification
18/08/22
Parker Hannifin is unveiling a series of valves tested to ISO 15848-1 Class C, a standard that sets out the measurement, test and qualification procedures for fugitive emissions from industrial valves.
Thorite offers same-day hydraulic hose assembly service
18/08/22
Air and fluid power specialist Thorite has launched a same-day hydraulic hose assembly service to help customers reduce downtime and control costs.
Festo demonstrates bioreactor for large-scale photosynthesis of algae
18/08/22
Festo presented the PhotoBionicCell research project at the Hannover Fair – a bioreactor that enables the efficient and large-scale photosynthesis of algae.
Actuator increases accuracy and productivity of bagging machine
18/08/22
When end users of a precision bagging machine started using economical bags with inconsistent sizes, this impacted accuracy and productivity of the bulk bagging process.
World’s first e-chain made of 100% recycled material
17/08/22
Conserving resources and extending the product life cycle are the objectives of the new Igus cradle-chain E2.1.CG, which the company says saves 28% CO2 versus current e-chain production.
Siemens Congleton factory accelerates towards net zero goal
17/08/22
Siemens’ Congleton factory is on track to achieve carbon neutrality this year – eight years ahead of its original target.
Full speed ahead for a custom conversion
17/08/22
A vision for a customised camper van led Leigh McCarron to Minitec UK. Working together to Leigh realise his dream, Minitec advised on the choice of profile that would turn an old transporter vehicle into a customised ‘king of the road’ camper van.
Inductive sensors prove a ‘jack of all trades’ in bridge construction
17/08/22
When a specialist assembler of prefabricated bridges needed a rugged sensor for position sensing on its hydraulic cylinders, it turned to Contrinex.
Digital tools to support engineering design
17/08/22
Nowadays in engineering, digital tools are an essential part of a design engineer’s daily life and any tools that are available freely are naturally an added bonus.
Nabtesco delivers solutions for every drive application
16/08/22
To continue meeting increasing demand, Nabtesco is substantially expanding its production capacities with the construction of a new factory in Hamamatsu, 250 km southwest of the its headquarters in Tokyo – which will double the annual production capacity to two million precision gearboxes by 2026.
Festo showing ‘Progress in Motion’ at PPMA 2022
15/08/22
The Festo stand at PPMA 2022 will focus on key applications for the process and packaging sector. These include innovative process valve controls, servo-controlled flow wrapping and a new solution for controlling web tension with dancing rollers.
IFM Electronic makes IIoT easy at PPMA 2022
15/08/22
At this year’s PPMA Show, IFM Electronic is focusing on its moneo IIoT platform. This has been developed specifically to provide a convenient solution to the challenge of converting the huge amount of data produced by modern plant and machines into useful information that can be used to reduce downtime, optimise efficiency and cut costs.
Bürkert extends capabilities with Fine Controls partnership
15/08/22
The key distribution partner agreement between Bürkert and Fine Controls brings OEMs or end users in process control a distributor who can supply all the parts necessary to build a complete process system, as well as offering design and specification support.
Individual service for signal integrity
11/08/22
The demands on connection technology performance are constantly increasing. By providing customised support, Phoenix Contact helps customers select connection components to ensure the highest possible signal integrity.
Aveva MES rises in the leader ranks of the latest Gartner report
11/08/22
Aveva’s Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) offering, which is deployed in the UK & Ireland by AVEVA Select partners SolutionsPT, has been recognised as a global leader in industrial software in the latest 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems.
Siemens selected by Microsoft for RAMP Programme
10/08/22
Siemens Digital Industries Software has been selected to participate in the Rapid Assured Microelectronics Prototypes (RAMP) Phase II initiative.

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