24 September, 2017

Fluid Power & Systems and Air-Tech 2018 Update

22 August, 2017

Get ready for the return of our industry’s main event next April. Fluid Power & Systems and Air-Tech are set to taking place again at the NEC, Birmingham from 10 to 12 April next year.


Mixed reality technologies open new vistas for maintenance technicians

22 August, 2017

Setting aside its more familiar applications in gaming and consumer attractions, virtual reality has become a vital resource for the design engineer as it provides valuable insights into the 3D virtual design model, iteration by iteration, ahead of any investment in the physical prototype.


SPE Offshore Europe 2017 Preview

23 August, 2017

Embracing new realities: reinventing our industry - SPE Offshore Europe 2017 – which will take place from 5 to 8 September 2017 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) – is being staged at a time when confidence levels are gradually climbing following the longest and most significant downturn the oil & gas industry has seen in decades.


MecWash keeps auto components clean

23 August, 2017

Component cleanliness is a key quality criterion in the motor industry. Requirements are becoming stricter as each vehicle generation launches. This is why more and more manufacturers are turning to companies such as Tewkesbury-based MecWash and its aqueous cleaning and degreasing systems to deliver precision results, as well as reduced costs.


Trelleborg wins Johan Sverdup oil field contract

23 August, 2017

Trelleborg’s engineered products operation has been awarded a contract for the supply of elastomeric bearings to Statoil’s Johan Sverdrup oil field, Norway's largest offshore development in the past three decades.


SKF releases next-generation electromechanical linear actuators

16 June, 2017

A new range of electromechanical linear actuators from SKF has been launched with the aim of providing viable replacements for many more hydraulics applications in agricultural machinery and construction vehicles.


The non-negotiables when choosing a supplier

16 June, 2017

John Chapman, managing director of Linde Hydraulics UK, considers what OEM companies within the agriculture sector should insist on from equipment providers in terms of products and services.


Robotic concepts inspired by elephants, octopuses and the human arm

16 June, 2017

Festo, the supplier of automation equipment, has unveiled three new lightweight robotic concepts for handling with pneumatics, working in collaboration with humans.


Global hub for all things Industry 4.0 and more

16 June, 2017

Making the benefits of digitalisation tangible – that was the declared objective of Hannover Messe 2017. After five days of intense activity, the organisers spoke of a thriving event. A large number of solution-seekers gathered at the event to learn more about the potential of intelligent robots, adaptive machines and integrated energy systems, taking attendance to new heights.


The foundation for intelligent sensors and actuators

16 June, 2017

By Patrick Berdal, product manager for control devices, Automation Group Europe, Parker Hannifin, looks at how industrial networks are shaping the future of pneumatic motion control.


RGU launches new online learning portal for the oil & gas industry

16 June, 2017

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new set of online short courses to help professional development and address skills needs within the oil & gas industry.


Optimal brings automation innovation to ISPE Barcelona 2017

13 April, 2017

Optimal Industrial Automation showcased its complete range of automation solutions at the ISPE Conference in Barcelona in April. With the theme of this year’s exhibition being ‘Pharmaceutical Manufacturing in 2025’ and the accelerating adoption of Industrial Automation’s synTQ process analytical technology (PAT) software by SMEs and global pharma majors going on right now, the timing was prescient.


More space, less cost

13 April, 2017

Train operators are looking to free up space in rail carriages to provide more comfort for passengers. That is resulting in the use of compact and versatile circuit protection technologies which can help maximise carriage layout configurations, while contributing to a reduction in total cost of ownership, writes Delphine Clement, Eaton EMEA rail segment manager.


University of Bath steps up focus on hydraulic system engineering

13 April, 2017

The Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control at the University of Bath has extended its range of courses with a focus on hydraulic system engineering and efficiency


Accelerating emotional intelligence training

13 April, 2017

In the movies, James Bond solves problems with his fists and the help of super-smart Q – whose futuristic and deadly gadgets help do the talking. Being a good listener is not part of the package.


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