19 March, 2018

Online support in component selection

26 February, 2018

Digitalisation is making rapid progress on both the B2C and B2B markets. Customers want simple processes and web-based tools, just like in home life, with time saving and practicality playing an important role. Pneumatics specialist Aventics offers all its tools free of charge online, from configuration programs to product information, CAD data and calculation tools, up to the energy savings calculator.

Industry 4.0 ready guidance platform

26 February, 2018

Bosch Rexroth is launching an intuitive guidance system to help UK manufacturers network their assembly line in preparation for Industry 4.0.

Clearing the path for Industry 4.0 adoption within the food & beverage sector

26 February, 2018

At this year’s Anuga FoodTec event (Cologne, 20 to 23 March) Rockwell Automation will showcase a range of smart products and solutions that deliver a high level of connectivity, agility, flexibility and efficiency – the primary drivers behind smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0.

Thorite welcomes North East general manager

07 March, 2018

Paul Derrick has joined Thorite as general manager with responsibility for the North East of England.

New CEO for NSF Controls

07 March, 2018

NSF Controls – UK designer and manufacturer of solenoids, switches, and a specialist provider of customised electro-mechanical assembly services – has appointed Julian Heyworth as CEO. Heyworth will be taking the lead at NSF Controls to deliver a new strategy for the business.

Pressure sensor for functional safety applications

08 December, 2017

Following intensive testing of its SMO series current-loop output pressure sensors, German industrial sensor manufacturer ADZ Nagano has released comprehensive diagnostic information for failure rates, reliability and lifecycle performance that enables users to meet the requirements for functional safety related applications to SIL 2 and PL d.

New scalable analytics platform for Industrial IoT Applications

08 December, 2017

As connectivity and computing power continues to spread throughout industrial enterprises, the availability of data has revolutionised how companies solve issues and adapt to changes. However, producers continue to be challenged by the complexity of making data useful at the right place and time. They also lack in-house expertise for data management from the device through the cloud.

Proximity probes fully integrated for improved reliability

08 December, 2017

The extensive range of proximity sensors available from Sensonics now includes the company’s fully integrated PRI Series. Building on its established Senturion proximity probe range, the PRI Series offers a single probe assembly solution with direct processed outputs, eliminating the need for a separate driver.

The smart factory at close quarters

08 December, 2017

What opportunities are hiding behind Industry 4.0? Where do the current challenges lie in the international competition? What significance do medium sized companies have? The Minister for Economic Affairs for Baden-Württemberg Dr. Nicole Hoffmeister-Kraut shed some light on these questions among others during a seminar at the competence leader for gripping systems and clamping technology Schunk's premises in Lauffen, Germany.

SKF reveals wind power solutions and services portfolio at WindEurope 2017

08 December, 2017

SKF Wind showcased a wide range of solutions, as well as demonstrated its informative content hub for the wind power industry, at this year's WindEurope exhibition and conference during November in Amsterdam.

New CEO of KTR

12 December, 2017

Nicola Warning has been appointed as the new CEO of KTR Systems GmbH. Warning succeeds Prof. Dr. Josef Gerstner, who will withdraw from the operating business.

Dassault Systèmes launches Solidworks 2018

27 October, 2017

Dassault Systèmes has launched Solidworks 2018, the latest release of its portfolio of 3D design and engineering applications. Solidworks 2018 features an integrated, end-to-end solution for the design to manufacturing process that enables businesses of any size to rethink their approach to how parts and products are made and quickly bring innovative ideas to market in today’s experience economy.

Bürkert and the holistic approach to Industry 4.0

27 October, 2017

The term ‘Industrie 4.0’ was originally coined within the context of a project related to the German government’s commitment to promoting computer technology within the manufacturing. ‘Industrie 4.0’ then became the main theme of Hannover Messe in 2011 and almost immediately gained a lot of traction as one of the most important ‘on trend’ topics within technical journals around the globe.

Schaeffler extends Executive Board

27 October, 2017

At its meeting on 5 October, the Presiding Committee of the Supervisory Board of Schaeffler AG accepted the proposal of the Board of Managing Directors to separate the Automotive Aftermarket from the Automotive division of Schaeffler AG and to set it up as a standalone division, as of 1 January 2018. As a consequence, the Schaeffler Group will divide its business into three divisions – Automotive OEM, Automotive Aftermarket and Industrial.

Smart pneumatics monitor

26 September, 2017

"What does machine downtime cost the company and how important is it to me to significantly reduce the probability of such an event?” asks Wolf Gerecke, director strategic product management at Aventics. In answer to these questions, Aventics has developed a product that detects and reports wear on pneumatic systems before it can result in a failure.

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