30 March, 2017

Demonstrating Industry 4.0

22 March, 2017

Bosch Rexroth will showcase its Industry 4.0 demonstrator unit for the first time in the UK at this year’s Factories of the Future Expo.


Magnetek showcases mobile hydraulic wireless controls at IFPE

22 March, 2017

Magnetek, Inc., provider of digital power and motion control systems, recently exhibited at IFPE 2017, co-located with ConExpo-Con/AGG at the Las Vegas Convention Centre, Las Vegas, Nevada US. Visitors to the company’s booth were be able to test a variety of Magnetek’s wireless controls, including the patented MHR radio controller, Flex Pro transmitter, and Mini-PGT transmitter. The company’s new cable reel product line was also on display.


Condition monitoring services

22 March, 2017

Precision bearing manufacturer Schaeffler UK has extended its range of condition monitoring (CM) services for the UK market. With its combination of knowhow in bearing failure analysis, vibration monitoring, fitting and maintenance of bearings, and its own portfolio of condition monitoring equipment, Schaeffler UK is ideally positioned to offer CM services to a wide range of industry sectors; including rail, wind energy, paper, steel, food, mining and quarrying and pharmaceuticals.


The benefits of process control in the food & beverage industry

21 March, 2017

Mark Lilley, field segment manager – hygienic processing food & beverage at Bürkert Fluid Control Systems UK & Ireland, looks at the benefits of a bespoke control system, the features it should include and how to achieve the most effective solution.


Bürkert appoints new account manager for Ireland

22 March, 2017

Bürkert Fluid Control Systems has appointed Damien Moran as a dedicated account manager for Ireland. The position supports customers in specifying fluid control systems by coordinating the expertise from Bürkert’s worldwide stock and engineering centres to deliver cost-effective bespoke solutions.


SMC raises the curtain on new, high precision digital pressure switch

15 February, 2017

SMC has unveiled a new 3-screen display, high precision digital pressure switch to give more information, more quickly.


Achieving greater profitability through training

15 February, 2017

The BFPA (British Fluid Power Association) has been actively involved in industry discussion and action regarding safety, best practice and profitability for decades. The organisation is also recognised for setting high standard in terms of training and education. This article showcases BFPA member Hydroscand’s participation in the courses and some of the benefits it has gained as a consequence.


igus robolink D 5-axis articulated arms now available pre-assembled

15 February, 2017

igus offers its robolink D 5-axis articulated arms as an assembly kit consisting of arm, motor and gearbox, or now as a ready-to-connect articulated arm, enabling machine and system builders to rapidly implement their own low-cost robotic automation systems.


Position measuring system now offers quicker set-up

09 December, 2016

Bosch Rexroth has further enhanced its IMS-A position measurement system with the introduction of a Drive-CLiQ* interface, enabling even more rapid set-up.


Pooler-LMT appointed UK agent for Enerpac hydraulic gantries

09 December, 2016

Industrial lifting specialist Pooler-LMT has been appointed the UK Agent for Enerpac Integrated Solutions including their range of hydraulic gantries, selfpropelled modular trailers and hydraulic strand jacking systems. PoolerLMT joins a global network of Enerpac distributors, a selection of who are dedicated to the industrial heavy lifting sector.


Hydrotechnik UK delivers over 20 fluid power test rig projects during 2016

09 December, 2016

Hydrotechnik UK Ltd., based in Nottingham, has extended its experience in the design, development, manufacture and commissioning of fluid power test rigs for end of production sign off or component testing with over 20 projects delivered in 2016 alone.


Lee restrictors keep the electricity on

09 December, 2016

During a recent refurbishment of the Allt na Lairige hydro-electric power station near Inverary in Scotland, the hydraulic control system was upgraded from the original low pressure system to a modern high pressure one.


Condition monitoring prevents unplanned water treatment plant downtime

25 October, 2016

The Perlenbach water supply association supplies fresh drinking water every day to around 50,000 residents across seven municipalities in the Eifel region of Germany. This equates to around 2.4 million cubic metres of water per year, which needs to be filtered and treated using complex methods.


CTI Suzhou relies on Moog for automotive component durability testing

25 October, 2016

Centre Testing International Corporation (CTI) Suzhou has successfully completed powertrain mount durability and radiator/cooling fan tests with a customised Hydraulic Simulation Table (HST) delivered by Moog.


No batteries or gears on improved contactless sensor

25 October, 2016

Now available from Variohm EuroSensor, Contelec’s recently launched Vert-X 37MT Hall Effect encoder combines a 16-bit single-turn angle resolution with 16-bit multi-turn count (65536 turns) for unconstrained position feedback.


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