22 June, 2017

Beware the use of counterbalance valves with electrohydraulic motion controllers

16 June, 2017

By Peter Nachtwey, Delta Computer Systems Inc. Counterbalance valves are used for safety, holding loads and keeping loads from dropping when a loss of hydraulic pressure occurs. Sudden pressure loss can happen when a hose fails, for example, putting a lineman in danger who is high up on the business end of a bucket truck.


Gardner Denver supports Industry 4.0 and IoT with iConn

16 June, 2017

Gardner Denver has launched iConn, a cloud-based, air management platform from its CompAir brand that enables operators to manage, optimise and improve compressed air-based services.


PVL appoints new general manager

16 June, 2017

Industrial switch and sensor distributor, Pressure Vacuum Level Ltd. (PVL) has appointed Neville Osborn as its new general manager. His remit includes overseeing the marketing and sales strategy of PVL’s range of switches, transmitters, sensors, gauges, meters and valves. Osborn’s duties also include the overseeing of the company’s general operations.


Boge flushes away unnecessary costs at Armitage Shanks

13 April, 2017

A new state-of-the-art Boge compressed air system has replaced two ageing fixed-speed air compressors used to manufacture basins, toilets and other sanitary ware at Armitage Shanks’ factory in Rugeley, Staffordshire. The result has reportedly been a 27% reduction in energy costs and a 29% cut in maintenance costs, as well as carbon emission savings of around £3500 a year.


SICK sensors get smart at Industry 4.0 Summit

13 April, 2017

Unlocking the potential for sensor intelligence to power forward the fourth industrial revolution in factory, logistics and process automation was the theme for SICK UK’s stand at the Industry 4.0 Summit in Manchester recently.


The next evolutionary step for handheld measuring units

13 April, 2017

For 30 years Hydac has provided handheld measuring units for measuring tasks in relation to stationary and mobile machines. With the recently launched HMG 4000, Hydac comments that the next evolutionary step has been achieved based on the latest technologies.


New igus servo cables with the world's smallest bend radius

13 April, 2017

The new CF29 servo cable series from igus offers possibilities for energy supply to drives, motors and industrial machines. For users with demanding requirements such as very low ambient temperatures, particularly small installation spaces or extremely heavy duty applications, the CF29 range extension is ideal.


Maximising machine efficiency with IoT

13 April, 2017

A wireless sensor company has developed an Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled condition monitoring device to help engineers more effectively observe changes in machinery.


Free advice on pneumatic valve selection

13 April, 2017

Festo, supplier of automation equipment, is offering free advice to help engineers designing and specifying pneumatic systems to select the best valve for their application…


Industria Bearings appoints new sales development engineer

13 April, 2017

Industria Bearings & Transmissions has appointed Andrew (Andy) Blackler as its new sales development engineer. His remit includes being UK product specialist and salesman for the Murtfeldt range of chain guides, chain tensioners (Spann Boxes) and high performance plastics used mainly in the food, drink, packaging, and pharmaceutical industries.


New CEO for Danfoss

13 April, 2017

After nine years as the CEO of Danfoss, with increasing growth and a digital transformation on track, Danfoss’s CEO Niels B. Christiansen has decided to leave Danfoss. COO Kim Fausing, who has worked closely together with Christiansen in the Executive Committee, will become the new CEO.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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