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Eaton system delivers precise steering control to four-way sideloaders

28 November, 2019

Eaton has delivered a valve system to sideloader manufacturer Bulmor GmbH. By specifying Eaton CMA Advanced Mobile Valve with Independent Metering in its new series of four-way sideloader forklifts, the company is reported to have achieved far superior steering control over earlier systems.

Why you need PAT to move from batch to continuous processing

07 November, 2019

The future of many processes within complex manufacturing industries lies in continuous production, as opposed to batch manufacturing. For many pharmaceutical, biotech, food and chemical producers’ continuous operations can lead to greatly increased productivity and enhanced product quality. Other benefits include simultaneously adding flexibility, robustness and consistency to the process. Martin Gadsby, director at Optimal Industrial Technologies, looks at why Process Analytical Technology (PAT) provides the cornerstone to continuous manufacturing.

Hydravalve SIL3-rated solenoid valves and switchbox announcements

18 October, 2019

The Morc range of solenoids, supplied in the UK by Hydravalve, has recently been awarded SIL3 (Safety Integrity Level 3) certification.

Sunderland automation and robotics firm expands to meet rising demand from car manufacturing sector

09 October, 2019

A successful Sunderland tech business which works with some of the world’s leading car manufacturers is expanding following growth fuelled by the region’s automotive sector.

Arup and EnerMech’s digitised inspection service aims to revolutionise the oil and gas industry

10 September, 2019

Arup and EnerMech have introduced a new digitised inspection service – Arup Inspection MInteg (AIM) – to enhance the inspection process for the oil & gas industry.

Connectors with new control circuit

05 September, 2019

ATAM – the encapsulated coil, industrial connector and sensor supplier – has upgraded its cable entry connectors with a new control circuit for solenoid valves, whilst also employing advanced new techniques to dramatically speed up manufacture.

Sensor technologies enable more complex robot inspection measurements

23 August, 2019

Sensor technologies enable robot measurement tasks where there is a growing need for high precision measurements over wide surface areas and where there are requirements for increased flexibility, writes Chris Jones, managing director, Micro-Epsilon UK.

Midlands account manager appointment at Bürkert

06 August, 2019

Bürkert Fluid Control Systems has welcomed a new account manager for the Midlands region, with the appointment of Thomas Steele to the position. Steele will be working directly with Bürkert customers, drawing on his innate experience and Bürkert’s huge capability in process and measurement control to specify optimum solutions for end user applications.

New divisional director at Flowtech Fluid Power

08 August, 2019

Flowtech Fluid Power, one of the largest fluid power distributor groups in the UK, has appointed Jon Burke as the new divisional director of its Systems and Services division. This new role will see Burke take responsibilities for Primary Fluid Power Systems in Liverpool, Branch Hydraulics in Gloucester as well as TSL, Lubemec, the newly formed Flow Connect and the on-site service business.

Award-winning engine remanufacturer relies on MecWash Maxi

01 August, 2019

MecWash Systems of Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, was contacted by one of its longstanding customers, one of Europe’s largest independent engine remanufacturers and assemblers, who supplies some of the world’s leading automotive OEMs. Producing more than 20,000 engines a year, the UK-based company supplies OEMs including Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, Volvo, Aston Martin and JCB – each with their own high standards and expectations.

Avoiding problems in electrohydraulic control systems design

21 June, 2019

By Jacob Paso, Delta Computer Systems Inc.

The productivity benefits of autonomous machine vision

13 June, 2019

Research from the University of Warwick found that happiness made individuals 12% more productive. Having a happy workforce may be the first step to improving productivity, but proper tools and advanced technologies will take productivity significantly further, particularly for industrial manufacturers. Nir Zamir, VP of marketing at Inspekto, looks at how manufacturers can improve productivity with autonomous machine vision systems.

Festo pneumatic robotics get to grips with artificial intelligence

24 May, 2019

Whether it’s grabbing, holding or turning, touching, typing or pressing - we use our hands for the most diverse tasks. The human hand, with its unique combination of power, dexterity and fine motor skills, is a true miracle tool of nature. So, what could be more natural than equipping robots in collaborative workspaces with a gripper that is modelled on the human hand, and which solves various tasks by learning through artificial intelligence?

Flowmeter innovation moves forward

22 May, 2019

Bürkert has released the latest update to its FLOWave flowmeter, which offers greater functionality and widens its appeal for the pharmaceutical sector as well as food and beverage applications. The list of new capabilities includes the ability to detect different fluids, which will open-up new applications in many areas.

Bürkert UK £1 million ex-stock expansion

17 April, 2019

Aiming to minimise the complexity of process control projects in a number of industries; from water to food & beverage and pharma, Bürkert UK has massively increased its product range and its UK stock-holding for standard everyday process products.

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